2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
threatens to attack ‘terrorist nests’ in Pak Kabul, June 15 In his toughest stance yet on crushing Pakistan-based
insurgency, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today that his
country had the right to dismantle “terrorist nests” in
the neighbouring country in “self-defence”. “Afghanistan
has the right to destroy terrorist nests on the other side of
the border in self-defence,” Karzai told a news conference
here. Karzai’s warning is the first open threat to send
troops inside Pakistan, though he has often confronted
Islamabad on its failure to prevent Taliban from finding a
safe haven in the tribal areas.
die as bus falls into gorge Shimla, June 15
Sixteen persons were
killed and five injured when a bus of the state road transport
corporation fell into a 300-foot-deep gorge near Bhadrash
Kainchi in Rampur subdivision today.
The wreckage of the bus that rolled down a gorge near
Bhadrash Kainchi in Rampur in Himachal Pradesh on
Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
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Murder Nupur Talwar may be arrested
Undergoes third lie-detector test New Delhi, June 15
There was another twist in the tale
of Arushi Talwar’s month-old murder along with that of Hemraj, her
family’s domestic help in Noida, with the CBI today saying that the
mother of the teenaged school-going girl Nupur Talwar was put through a
third lie-detector test and could also be arrested.
K’nataka MLA’s wife
found dead Bangalore, June 15
The death of Padmapriya, wife of
BJP legislator from Udupi Raghupathi Bhat, has come as a big jolt for
the new BJP government in Karnataka.
Montek to car users Be ready to shell out more New Delhi, June 15
Car users, especially those
belonging to the affluent classes, should be ready to shell out more for
petrol and diesel if the crude oil prices increase further,Planning
Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.
Gujjars reject Raje govt’s proposals Karwadi/Jaipur, June 15
The Gujjar leadership today rejected the proposals of the Rajasthan government to end the 24-day-old stir, but agreed to continue the dialogue process in Jaipur aimed at finding a way out.
The proposals, set out in a letter by the state government, were turned
down by community patriarch Kirori Singh Bainsla, senior Gujjar leader
Capt Jagran Singh (retd) said over the phone.
108-yr record for Delhi washed away New Delhi, June 15
Monsoon this year has broken a 108-year record by arriving in the
national capital 14 days ahead of the scheduled date of June 29. The
India Meteorological Department (IMD), which declared the onset of
monsoon in Delhi today, said the southwest monsoon had advanced into
most parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan
Flood alert in areas
close to Ravi
Pathankot, June 15
In view of heavy rain lashing the region for the past two days, the
state Irrigation and Drainage Department sounded an alert in various
pockets of this district for low flood in the Ravi this morning. The
flow of water in the river downstream Madhopur headworks reached around
63,000-cusec mark today. The drainage authorities had to open
sluice-gates of the headworks to let river water flow into Pakistan.
“Since the Thein Dam was constructed, water in the Ravi downstream the
Madhopur headworks, which flows into Pakistan, has rarely been released.
It was released about six or seven years ago,” said a senior official
of the department, adding that there was no threat of floods in the
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