2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
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After 34 years,
India free to do nuke trade Vienna, September 6
India today secured a historic waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers Group
(NSG) by consensus to carry out nuclear commerce ending 34 years of isolation and taking the Indo-US nuclear deal a step closer to fruition. N-Course
House calls it historic achievement US
President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh welcomed the decision by the Nuclear Suppliers
Group (NSG) to lift the nuclear trade embargo on India,
the White House said on Saturday.
Delhi, September 6
minister Pranab Mukherjee today asserted that the NSG
waiver was a unique development that has been achieved
in accordance with commitments given to Parliament and
the people of India and was consistent with the
country’s national interest.
A happy external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee, after India got the waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday. — PTI
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Men behind waiver The ruling
establishment is in a jubilation mood after the NSG waiver. This
has come after a high-voltage diplomacy carried out by some of the
key officials. These officials are:
Shiv Shankar Menon
is Pak President Asif Ali Zardari, widower
of slain premier Benazir Bhutto, on Saturday won a landslide victory in
a triangular contest to become Pakistan’s next President. The election
was forced following resignation by military ruler General Pervez
Musharraf after about nine years of absolute rule. Zardari, co-chairman
of the PPP, will serve Musharraf’s unfinished term till November 2012.
One killed in fresh Srinagar
protests Srinagar, September 6
The ever-fragile calm of Kashmir
was shattered today when a man was killed after being hit by a rubber
bullet of the security forces in Srinagar. Earlier, a violent mob
comprising hundreds of youths charged towards the security personnel and
attacked them with stones and even threw a petrol bomb.
Kashmiris carry the coffin during the funeral of 20-year-old Javaid Iqbal Bhat who was killed when the police opened fire on protesters during a strike call against the arrest of senior Hurriyat leaders, in Srinagar on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by
Mohd Amin War
Singur Crisis Govt,
opposition stick to their stand
The Singur impasse meeting at the Raj Bhavan on the second day today
ended in a fiasco as no acceptable compromise could be reached for
resolving the present crisis. Both the state government and the
aggrieved farmers stuck to their respective stands.
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