2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
backs N-deal New Delhi,
US presidential election
nominee Democrat Barack Obama has written a letter to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh in which he has supported the Indo-US
PM upset over attacks on north
Indians New Delhi, October 31
Attacks on North Indians in Mumbai was taken up by the union cabinet at its meeting here yesterday with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing his unhappiness and conveying the “sense of the cabinet” on the need to control
Assam Blasts Islamic outfit claims responsibility Guwahati, October 31
A little known ‘jehadi’ outfit called the Islamic Security Force (IM) today claimed responsibility for yesterday’s serial blasts that have so far killed 77 persons even as the police was yet to make any arrests.
A woman cries after hearing the news of her husband's death in one of bomb blasts, outside a hospital in Guwahati on Friday. — Reuters
Anti-India forces active in B’desh: Advani Guwahati, October 31
BJP leader Lal Krishan Advani called upon the Central government to mount diplomatic pressure on neighbouring Bangladesh not to allow its soil to be used by anti-Indian forces to create terror in the country, as the serial blasts proved in Assam yesterday.
The BJP leader, who was in the city to take stock of the situation and
visit all the three blast sites, told media persons that,
“Yesterday’s blasts have confirmed once again that Bangladesh’s
soil is being used for anti-India activities."
Jet fuel prices cut again New Delhi, October 31 In a major relief to the aviation sector, prices of jet fuel prices will be cut drastically as a result of around 16.8 per cent reduction in sale price and customs duty exemption.
Some stage antics at Hazur Sahib Hazur Sahib, October 31
The head priests, including Giani Gurbachan Singh, and SGPC president Avtar Singh left the religious stage when it was captured by an agitated former chairman of the Takht Hazur Sahib Management Committee, the deputy mayor, Nanded, and a number of local Sikhs here today.
Identity politics on the wane
Identity politics that swept across the twin districts of the Ladakh region before the 2002 Assembly elections and after is on a considerable ebb this time as the gains have been little for the people, making way for routine politics to return
Punjab On High Part 1 The great non-resident dope trick
Chandigarh, October 31
The other day when a young man in Khanpur village in Ludhiana strangled his mother for refusing to give him money for buying drugs, it only indicated the extent to which an addict can go to get his or her routine dose.
It was not an isolated incident but symbolic of a grave malaise — “cash for (drugs) bash” — that is virtually afflicting every other household in Punjab.
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