2009, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
hints Chawla will be next CEC New Delhi, February
Finding fault with Chief
Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami for recommending the removal
of EC Navin Chawla, Law Minister HR Bhardwaj today said the
“CEC could not get rid of his colleagues by this method”.
Bhardwaj also made it abundantly clear that Chawla, the
senior-most EC, would be made the CEC after Gopalaswami
completed his tenure on April 20, the appointment subject to
cabinet approval and the Presidential order (of appointment).
engine hits school van, three children die Haraz (Ferozepur),
Three schoolchildren died
on the spot, while 13 were injured when a school van
(MH-02-9873) they were travelling in was hit by a railway engine
on an unmanned railway crossing at Haraz village, near Talwandi
Bhai, in Ferozepur district today.
alliance, only friendship with Kalyan,
says Mulayam Lucknow, February 2
In a damage control
exercise, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav today
claimed that joining hands with former BJP leader Kalyan Singh
would dampen the chances of LK Advani and Narendra Modi becoming
the next Prime Minister.
credit to rural, labour sectors: FM New
Delhi, February 2
Cautious of the fact that
downturn in the global economy may trip India’s growth, the
government is focusing on boosting demand. On the agenda of the
government is further easing monetary supplies by making credit
available at cheap rates for commercial and domestic borrowers.
Pakistan bars players Karachi, February 2
Pakistan today barred its
cricketers from playing in the high-profile Indian Premier
League, a decision which is bound to further strain the sporting
ties between the two countries.
judge can’t be booked New Delhi, February
Law Minister HR Bhardwaj
today ruled out the possibility of prosecuting Punjab and
Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav, facing allegations of
receiving a bribe of Rs 15 lakh in cash, stating that there was
no provision in the Constitution for filing a case against a
of disabled Army
A bandh called by two tea tribes organisations to protest
against “encounter” killing of a physically challenged
teenager by the Army brought life to a grinding halt in
Sivasagar district and parts of upper Assam today. (Details
on Nation page)
one nurse takes care of 25 infants at Rajindra Hospital Chandigarh,
There was only one nurse on
duty in the neonatal wing on the day of the fateful tragedy at
the Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala in which five
infants lost their lives. Today also only one nurse each was
deputed for three shifts in the wing. According to Indian
Nursing Council (INC) norms, there should be 25 nurses in the
neonatal unit. However, an acute shortage of staff means one
nurse alone has to look after the usual 16 or 25 (maximum)
newborns in the ward.
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