2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
quake kills thousands 9,000 dead,
Hundreds of students buried;
7.8 China’s worst in 32 yrs Beijing, May 12
devastating earthquake to hit China in three decades has
killed up to 9,000 persons and left as many as 10,000
injured, toppling eight schools and at least one
hospital, state media said.
WHEN THE EARTH HEAVED: A Chinese woman tries to escape from the debris of a collapsed building after an earthquake measuring
7.8 in Dujjangyan, Sichuan province, on Monday. — Reuters
rocks Punjab, 3 killed SAD workers injure
three senior BJP leaders;
repoll in 17 constituencies Chandigarh, May 12
A spate of violent
incidents marked polling for the panchayat samitis and zila
parishads in Punjab today, with the alliance partners —
Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party — literally
crossing swords with each other. Repoll has been ordered in 17
constituencies. The poll process left three persons dead and
more than 100 injured.
Split Wide Open Sharif pulls
out ministers PML-N
chief Nawaz Sharif today decided to pull his party ministers out of the
PPP-led government following deadlock over the reinstatement of deposed
judges, plunging the country into a new phase of instability.
okays foreign relief on India’s plea New Delhi, May 12
Myanmar conceded India's request to
accept international relief and medical supplies following a telephone
conversation between external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee and his
Myanmar counterpart U Nyan Win today.
Over 200 lakh tonnes’
produce expected Wheat not to be
imported New Delhi, May 12
The government today said importing
wheat this year would not be required as procurement of the foodgrain
was set to reach the 200 lakh- tonne mark as against the target of 150
lakh tonnes during the current marketing season.
to tie up with defence institutes for training Shimla,
The comptroller and auditor-general
(CAG) has mooted a proposal to tie up with certain defence training
institutes to enable its personnel to get a better perspective of the
military system of functioning. B.B. Pandit, director-general of defence audit, articulates a point at the annual command officers’ conference in Shimla on Monday.
— Photo by S. Chandan
drives himself, family to death Anandpur Sahib, May 12
A businessman from Ropar plunged to
death with his wife and two daughters in the waters of the Bhakra canal
late last night. While the bodies of Gurcharan Singh (49) and wife
Jaswant Kaur (44) were fished out by 2 pm, a team of divers from Ropar
was still looking for the bodies of the two daughters, Kamaldeep Kaur
(22) and Keema (19).
of all contents in ACRs mandatory, rules SC New Delhi, May 12
In a major boost to the government staff, the Supreme Court today ruled
that it was mandatory for the authorities to disclose all contents of
the annual confidential report (ACR) to the employee concerned.
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