2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Federal agency need of the hour
Bagdogra (West Bengal),
Frowning on political
parties indulging in blame game after the Jaipur serial
blasts, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked them to
jointly address the terror issue and back creation of a
federal crime agency.
flee as China lake banks feared broken Beichuan, China,
A Chinese county near the
epicentre of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake was ordered to
evacuate on Saturday amid fears a lake had burst its banks,
prompting thousands to flee to the hills to escape possible
A woman cries as she cannot find her four-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a damaged school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, on Saturday. — Reuters
Punjab Cong MLAs submit resignations Amritsar, May 17
Fortythree Congress MLAs
today submitted their resignations to the PPCC to be forwarded
to Congress president Sonia Gandhi after the Amritsar
byelection, which is scheduled for May 22. Capt Amarinder
Singh did not submit his resignation. Meanwhile, PPCC chief
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal expelled former MLA Harjinder Singh
Thekedar, a confidant of Capt Amarinder Singh, from primary
membership of the party for six years.
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on Lok Sabha channel ‘forced’ Ghose to quit New Delhi, May 17
Lok Sabha Television's chief
executive officer Bhaskar Ghose’s recent resignation is suspected to
have been triggered off by a communication from the Lok Sabha
secretariat. The communication, sent a month back by the Lok Sabha
secretariat to the CEO, directed the channel to seek the secretariat’s
approval for panelists or participants in its political programmes.
blasts: SIMI activist detained
Jaipur, May 17
A man suspected to have links with
the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) was detained
early Saturday in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan for his suspected
links to the serial bombings in Jaipur, police sources said. Sajid, 30,
a teacher at a madrassa in Badi Udai village, about 200 km from here,
was detained at about 3 am by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of
the Rajasthan Police which is probing Tuesday's blasts that killed 63
people and injured over 200.
Wrong Rejection of
Nomination Papers Seek relief
from Election Tribunal: HC Chandigarh, May 17
The Punjab and Haryana High Court
has, in a significant judgment, held an “election petition is a far
more effective relief” in case of wrong rejection of nomination
papers. The ruling, by a High Court Division Bench of Justice K.S.
Garewal and Justice Daya Chaudhary, comes on a bunch of petitions
challenging the rejection of nomination papers for elections to
panchayat samitis and zila parishads.
Noida, May 17
Veteran Marxist leader Harkishan
Singh Surjeet, who was admitted to a hospital in Noida with an acute
respiratory problem, has slipped into coma. His condition remains
critical. “He is in coma and is not responding,” said Dr Purushottam
Lal, who is monitoring his condition at the Metro Hospital in Noida.
watch on Bangladeshis Chandigarh, May 17
The Punjab Police has started a
survey to detect the presence of militants, if any, amongst Bangladeshi
population in the state. The survey, started in Ludhiana, is likely to
be conducted in Amritsar and a few other areas of the state which
attract a sizeable migrant population. This issue was discussed at a
meeting called by Director-General of Police (DGP) N.P.S. Aulakh to
discuss law and order situation in the state.
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