2009, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
sweeps Oscars Los Angeles,
Slumdog Millionaire, a rags-to-riches romance, swept the
Oscars, winning eight awards, including the prize for best
picture in a Hollywood triumph for a movie that almost failed to
get released, and while Smile Pinki, a short documentary
on an Indian girl also won an Oscar.
in Sopore Murder
case against troops n CM
promises ‘action against guilty’ n Army
claims militants attacked jawans Sopore, February 22
As public protests in
Sopore gained momentum over the killing of two youths in army
firing yesterday, the authorities today clamped a curfew in the
township. Sopore SP BS Tooti said they had registered a case of
murder against army personnel.
Tribune Special Foreign
faculty on a mission Teaching English to
teachers of primary schools of Uttarakhand Dehradun, February 22
It is like an annual
pilgrimage for them. They come every year in August from Ireland
and England to teach English to teachers of primary schools
located in rugged hilly areas of Uttarakhand. From the road
head, one has to trek for hours to reach these schools.
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pulls up police over clash with lawyers
Chennai, February 22
The Madras High Court has sought an
explanation from the city police chief on the February 19 police-lawyers
clash and said it could initiate contempt proceeding on the matter.
agree to ‘permanent’ truce The government and the Swat
chapter of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have agreed to a
“permanent” ceasefire in the militancy-hit valley after Maulana
Fazlullah accepted the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation, letting the government to
announce the reopening of schools and the return of persons displaced
during the conflict.
relaxed in violence-hit Manipur Imphal, February 22
Curfew has been relaxed in twin
capital districts of Manipur for five hours today. An indefinite curfew
was imposed on Thursday following violence by the locals protesting
against the murder of three state government employees in Ukhrul
district by some unknown miscreants.
Policeman evicts a
woman vegetable vendor in a market after the curfew relaxation time
elapsed in Imphal on Sunday. — PTI
to education to soon become law: Arjun Sagar (MP), February 22
The right to education will soon
become law as a Bill in this regard has already been tabled in
Parliament, Union Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh has
said. “A Bill in this regard has been tabled in Parliament, which will
soon take the shape of law,” he said yesterday while declaring Dr Hari
Singh Gour Vishwa Vidyalaya here as a Central university.
Polls 2009 Will Punjab,
Haryana, UT go to polls the same day? Chandigarh, February 22
Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
and Union Territory of Chandigarh may, like the 14th Lok Sabha
elections, be last to go to polls in the 15th general election on the
same day, formal announcement of which is expected in the coming week
after the interim budget session of Parliament.
Potboiler Indian air
defence needs will drive market New Delhi, February 22
India is inducting next generation
of sophisticated technology to fill gaps in air surveillance and add to
its attack capability. The technology will be foreign acquired and also
home built through joint ventures. The new technology is of equal
importance to the much-visible fighter jets or choppers.
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