2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
India swear by ceasefire along LoC Islamabad, May 20
On the eve of foreign
ministerial level talks between India and Pakistan scheduled
to open here on Wednesday, the latter has announced the
release of 99 Indian fishermen detained for illegally
encroaching into Pakistani waters.
Foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee (L) talks with former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif during a meeting in Lahore on Tuesday.
— AFP photo
must end: Pranab Islamabad, May 20
External affairs minister
Pranab Mukherjee, who arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit,
said India approaches the next round of talks in a spirit of
cooperation, trust and pragmatism.
forges ahead, crossing barriers By H.K. Dua, who was
recently in Washington The United States of
America is headed for big change in the story of the evolution
of its plural society. Even a hurried visit to Washington
suggests that Barack Obama has emerged as a front-runner in
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Maya Memsahib: Caught in the world of jewels and crowns New Delhi, May 20
A self-proclaimed friend of the deprived, Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh chief minister, seems to have set a world record when it comes to crowns.
In her declaration to the central income tax authorities, Mayawati has said that she possesses 5000 silver “mukuts”, 787 diamond “mukuts” and 10,000 gold “mukuts”- all gifted to her by avid admirers.
Tide: China defers Kailash Mansarovar yatra Dehra Dun, May 20
Protests by Tibetans during the
relay of the Beijing Olympics torch in India have cast a shadow on the
annual Hindu pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet. The Uttarakhand
government that manages the annual pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar
situated in Chinese Tibet has decided to postpone the first two batches
of the yatra starting from June 1 this year.
asks Badal to pay for air travel New Delhi, May 20
The Election Commission has
“severely reprimanded” Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for
violating the model code of conduct by combining official visits from
Chandigarh to Tarn Taran and Moga with election campaign visit to
New Delhi, May 20
Shruti Singh of Varanasi and Janaki
Seth of Thane topped the ICSE (Class X) and Doon School’s Gaurav Sood
emerged topper at the ISC (Class XII) examinations, results of which
were declared today. Divyaleen Kochhar from Hoshiarpur who has secured 96.2% marks and stood IInd in the region.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
plans return to India Paris, May 20
Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima
Nasreen today said she plans to return to her adoptive home - India - by
August, just months after she was hounded out of the country by Islamic
radical death threats.“I hope the Indian government will allow me to
stay and live there peacefully,” said the 45-year-old.
votes 894, bogus 710 Ludhiana, May 20
On the list of controversies
regarding voters’ lists of the ensuing Panchayat elections, Kanganwal
village, near Sahnewal, figures at the top with over 80 per cent votes
found bogus in the village in a magisterial inquiry conducted on the
orders of the state Election Commission. Out of the 710 bogus votes, 658
belong to a municipal ward of Ludhiana, 35 have left the village long
ago and 17 are dead.
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