Cong responsible for Punjab ills Fatehgarh
Sahib, December 25
Expressing content over the cordial relations being
shared by the Punjab government and the union
government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here
today that there were no hang-ups with the Centre as far
as issues of national development were concerned.
KAR SEVA: Rush at the Shaheedi Jor Mela in
Fatehgarh Sahib on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
welcome back in Kolkata, says Basu Kolkata,
Veteran Jyoti Basu said
today Taslima Nasreen was welcome back in Kolkata, though
there was hardly any possibility of her immediate return to
the city. The Centre’s decision on her stay out of the city
had already been conveyed to the Chief Minister, Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee, by external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee,
the ministry sources claimed.
Urbi et Orbi:
Pope Benedict XVI leads the midnight mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Tuesday. — Reuters
in Orissa, one killed
Churches targeted over
conversions Phulbani (Orissa),
Curfew was imposed in
four towns after a youth was killed and six churches and a
minister’s houses were targeted today in large-scale
communal violence and arson in Orissa’s Kandhamal district
following an attack on a VHP leader who led an anti-conversion
Tilling Land Minister’s kin violated law: Govt Patna, December 25
The Bihar Labour
Commissioner has reportedly held Raghuraj Singh, brother of
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, union rural development minister and
senior RJD leader, guilty of violating labour laws.
LS poll in redrawn constituencies New Delhi,
The next Lok Sabha
elections will be held in redrawn constituencies, an exercise
that has already made many politicians unhappy. After three
years of painstaking work, the Delimitation Commission chief
concedes there will be some politicians, who will be unhappy
over change in constituencies, but feels by and large
political parties are not opposed to the exercise.
G.P. Sippy dead
Mumbai, December 25
Noted Bollywood producer G.P. Sippy of ‘Sholay’ fame died here tonight after prolonged illness, family sources said.
Sippy (93) had produced some of the biggest blockbusters, including ‘Sholay’, ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Shaan’ and ‘Sagar’.
Allan Border, former Australian captain, will write exclusively for The Tribune, commenting on India’s Test series against Australia as well as the triangular one-day series thereafter. His first article appears on
the Sports page today, the first day of the first Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
over akhand path in Shakarpura Fatehabad, December 25
Tension has mounted at Shakarpura
village on the outskirts of the district bordering Punjab after a
confrontation between functionaries of the Guru Granth Sahib Satkaar
Sabha and followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda over holding ‘akhand
path’ at the residence of a dera follower.
Baliye Rakhi complains
Star Plus Mumbai, December 25
Rakhi Sawant, who features in music
videos and movies, today filed a criminal complaint against ‘Star
Plus’ accusing them of rigging viewer polls after she lost in the
reality show - ‘Nach Baliye 3’. Accompanied by her choreographer
Abhishek Awasthi, Rakhi filed a complaint with the Oshiwara police
station in Mumbai.
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