2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
India-Pak cross-LoC trade from Oct 21
In a major confidence-building measure, India and Pakistan have decided to commence cross-LOC trade on the
Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalakot roads on October 21 after Islamabad reassured New Delhi of its January 6, 2004 commitment not to allow misuse of the Pakistani territory for anti-India activities.
Nanavati Report Train burning ‘pre-planned conspiracy’ Gandhinagar, September 25
The Sabarmati Express coach burning was a “pre-planned conspiracy”, the Nanavati Commission has said, giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the state police in the subsequent
post-Godhra riots that claimed over 1,000 lives.
US House further knots up nuke
deal Complicating matters further for the smooth passage of the US-India civilian nuclear
agreement, two lawmakers have introduced competing bills in the House of Representatives.
On Thursday, Congressman Howard Berman, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced his version of a Bill approving the nuclear deal.
Badal sings Punjabi notes Chandigarh, September 25
The first signs of impending
confrontation between bureaucrats and politicians surfaced today when
chief minister Parkash Singh Badal returned about a dozen files,
refusing to clear them because the bureaucrats had not made the
notings in Punjabi.
bailout for Punjab’s ‘atta-dal’ scheme Chandigarh, September 25
The Congress-led UPA government
has done for the SAD-BJP government what it did not do for its own
Chief Minister - Capt Amarinder Singh. It has increased the wheat
quota under the Antodaya scheme manifold to ensure the government can
sustain the populist “aata-daal” (wheat-pulses) scheme, which was
universally accepted to have become a white elephant for the state.
Trade ties between
Jammu and valley at their lowest
Today, Jammu and Kashmir stand sharply divided after the recent
flare-ups. The divide is not only on communal lines, but can be seen in
the much-reduced commerce between Jammu and the Valley. In Jammu, a
feeling of discrimination continues to be widespread and intense.
Removal of Judges CJI against
‘too much simplification’ New Delhi, September 25
Chief Justice of India K.G.
Balakrishnan today expressed himself against “too much
simplification” of the procedure for the removal of tainted High Court
and Supreme Court judges as it would “certainly affect” the
independence of the judiciary.
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