Hyderabad, January 8
A day after disgraceful exit of its chairman B Ramalinga Raju
under the shadow of the largest-ever corporate fraud, Satyam
Computers today said it was exploring “strategic options,
including scouting for a buyer” to bail out of the crisis and
admitted that the liquidity position was “discouraging”.
pumps start drying up Chandigarh,
In a direct fallout of
the strike by oil officers’ association, over 50 per cent
of the retail outlets of various state-run oil companies,
especially the Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum
Chemicals Limited, ran dry in the region today even as
panic-struck people took to hoarding of petrol and diesel,
from wherever it was available.
Heavy rush at a petrol pump in New Delhi on Thursday.
Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui
loss may force Soren out Patna, January 8
Luck seems to have eluded
Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren once again as he lost the
crucial bypoll from Tamar Assembly constituency today. Soren’s
victory in this by-election was a must for his continuance as Chief
Minister. Now that he has lost the polls, the UPA, in all
likelihood, would ask him to put in his papers at the earliest and
support Madhu Koda as the next Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren talks on his mobile after his defeat in the Tamar
byelection, in Ranchi on Thursday. — PTI
slams Pak for flip-flop on Kasab Chennai, January 8
Foreign Affairs Minister Pranab
Mukherjee today slammed Pakistan for its ‘flip-flop’ over owning
the citizenship of Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist to have been
captured alive during the Mumbai strikes.
NSA was key man of Pak Prez Durani
sacked sans Zardari’s consent Islamabad, January 8
Fissures within the ruling PPP
have come to the fore as Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani reportedly did
not consult Asif Ali Zardari before firing the President’s
hand-picked NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani, who had confirmed Mumbai
attacker Ajmal Kasab's Pakistani nationality to the media.
gives UPA 5 days to act New
Delhi, January 8
that the overall mood in the country on the
issue of terrorism was against Islamabad,
the Samajwadi Party, an ally of the UPA
regime, today gave a virtual ultimatum to
the government to take “action” against
Pakistan within five days or it would have
to review its support.
Bharatiya Divas Terrorism
cannot destabilise India: PM Chennai,
Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that
forces of extremism and terrorism would not
be allowed to destablise India and said the
country would work with the international
community "to ensure there is no safe
haven or launching pads for
for tomorrow Haryana
to have separate CID cadre soon Chandigarh,
will soon have a separate CID cadre to carry
out intelligence gathering operations in a
professional manner. While the Centre
directed state governments to have separate
intelligence mechanisms in place at the
Chief Ministers’ conference on internal
security, Haryana could well be on its way
to becoming the first state in implementing
the directions on ground.
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