2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Day 1: Militants strike in UP, Bihar
Failure on part of CRPF, alleges Maya
Rampur/Lucknow/Patna, January 1
Seven CRPF personnel were among eight persons killed and five injured when heavily armed terrorists stormed a camp of the paramilitary force in the wee hours in Rampur in UP today, in a bloody start to the New Year.
Benazir had proof of ISI-EC nexus, claims Zardari New Delhi, January 1
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed because she was planning to expose an ISI plot to rig the elections, her husband Asif Zardari claimed today. “Yes, I am confirming that,” Zardari told CNN-IBN when asked about a media report that Bhutto was killed as she was planning to expose an ISI plot to rig the elections.
Newest U-turn Islamabad, January 1
On a day of flip-flops, the Pakistan government today apologised for its claim that former premier Benazir Bhutto was not shot to death but hours later retracted on it.
MP shot in temple The gunning down
of a Tamil opposition politician when he prayed at a Hindu
temple in Colombo on New Year’s eve has once again put
pressure on the government to bring to book those, who were
responsible for the political assassinations in recent months.
to supply 18 F-16s to Pak Washington, January 1
The US Defence Department has
awarded a $498.2 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp to supply 18
F-16 aircraft to Pakistan just 10 days after the US Congress slapped
restrictions on military aid to Islamabad.
talks on sovereignty issue: Gogoi Guwahati, January 1
The Assam government has rejected a
fresh demand of the ULFA for a written commitment from the Centre to
discuss the ‘issue of sovereignty’ of Assam for holding a dialogue
with the insurgent group and vowed to continue its fight against
militancy with a ‘three-pronged strategy’ in the New Year.
New Year Cheer? Moderated taxes, easier home loans
New Delhi/Mumbai, January 1
As he gets ready to present his seventh national budget in February, finance minister P.
Chidambaram on Tuesday said fiscal deficit targets for 2008 would be met and held out an assurance
of moderation of taxes rates, if compliance was met. (Detailed reports on
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