2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
for govt employees Pay panel recommends
40 per cent hike New Delhi, March 24
The Sixth Pay Commission
has recommended an average hike of 40 per cent in the salaries
of all central government employees, including defence
personnel. The recommendation of the Commission will affect
nearly four million central government workers and will cost
the exchequer Rs 12,561 crore in 2008-09.
3 others get life term New
Delhi, March 24
A Delhi fast track court
today awarded life imprisonment to suspended IPS officer R.K.
Sharma in the sensational Shivani Bhatnagar murder case,
saying he did not deserve the death penalty due to his
excellent service record.
Ravi Kant Sharma arrives at Karkardooma Court in New Delhi on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Manas Ranjan Bhui
elected Pak PM Orders release of
detained judges Syed Yousaf Raza
Gilani of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was on Monday
elected Prime Minister of Pakistan with overwhelming majority
securing 264 votes against 42 by his rival and former Punjab
Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi.
Games torch lighting Protests
mar ceremony Beijing, March
The traditional Olympic
torch lighting ceremony in Greece was today marred by
mounting protests against the Chinese rule in Tibet, as
Beijing vowed to carry the flame to the world’s highest
peak, Mount Everest, as planned.
clearing roadblocks, Pranab tells Rice External
affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee today reiterated New
Delhi’s interest in implementing a landmark civilian
nuclear deal with Washington, but admitted that Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition government was dealing
with some “political problems”.
win for DPT in Bhutan poll Thimpu, March 24
The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT),
led by former premier Jigmi Thinley, said to be popular among the elite
and well educated, today scored a landslide victory in the first
elections in Bhutan that marks the end of absolute monarchy in this
feud takes new turn Mumbai, March 24
The war between Maratha strongman
Sharad Pawar and former President of Board of Control for Cricket in
India (BCCI) Jagmohan Dalmiya is all set to take a turn for the worse
with the Mumbai police all set to file a chargesheet against the latter
before the Mumbai sessions court on Wednesday.
plans revamp of medical education Move to recruit
retired Army teachers, raise retiring age Chandigarh, March
To meet the shortage of
teachers in medical colleges, the Punjab government has
decided to look beyond the state to recruit teachers for
such institutions. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is
opposed to the perennial shortage of teachers in medical
colleges of Punjab. To avoid de-affiliation, at the instance
of the MCI, the Punjab government has been shifting teachers
from one government medical college to another for years.
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