2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Gujjars reject Raje’s letter, stir to go on Karawadi/Jaipur, May 26
Hopes of an early end to the standoff between the Rajasthan government and Gujjars agitating for the Scheduled Tribe status receded tonight when the community leader Kirori Singh Bainsla rejected Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s proposal for additional reservation for the community.
seeks Centre’s intervention New Delhi, May 26
The BJP, faced with four
days of continuous Gujjar agitation in its backyard Rajasthan,
was desperately trying to pass the ball into the court of the
Central government led by rival Congress party.
stakes claim in Karnataka Bangalore, May 26
BJP leader B.S.
Yeddyurappa, who led BJP to a landmark victory in Karnataka
assembly polls, tonight met Governor Rameshwar Thakur and
staked claim to form government armed with the support of five
Independents who helped him cross the magic figure of 113 for
a simple majority in 224-strong assembly.
Are oil companies really in trouble? New Delhi, May 26
If the oil marketing companies like IndianOil , Hindustan Petroleum, and Bharat Petroleum are to be believed for the under-recoveries that they claim they are making, think again.
Phoenix lands on Mars
New York: A small US spacecraft landed in the north polar region of Mars to begin a three-month search for water and building blocks of life and successfully sent images of the frozen land within two hours. Flight controllers and NASA scientists broke into cheers as Phoenix sent the first signal to confirm its landing late last night after traversing a distance of 423 million miles over a 10-month period.
(Details in World
One of the first colour images from the Phoenix Mars Lander shows the surface of Mars after the spacecraft landed successfully in the first-ever touchdown near Mars’ north pole on Sunday. — Reuters
UPA-Left talks on N-deal deferred New Delhi, May 26
The UPA government today decided to postpone a meeting with the Left parties scheduled for May 28 to secure its consent to go to the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) to sign an agreement.
gets uranium consignment from Russia Mumbai, May 26
The first consignment of uranium
fuel from Russia for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in
Tamil Nadu has reached the southern state, marking the beginning of the
lifetime supply for the project.
poll: Candidate murdered Chandigarh, May 26
The elections to the gram
panchayats in Punjab today passed off peacefully except for few
incidents of violence and the murder of a candidate. Action by the
police unlike in the case of the elections to the Block Samitis and Zila
Parishads also helped with around 80 per cent of the rural electorate
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