2009, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
unheard of in Punjab Passes 7 Bills in 15
minutes Chandigarh, March 9
Punjab Legislative Assembly took barely 15 minutes to conclude
legislative business and passed seven Bills unanimously in the
absence of the Congress party which boycotted Vidhan Sabha
proceedings. No legislator had questions or objections to the
Bills, which include five amendments and replacement of two
ordinances. Even after Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon asked the
legislators to debate the Bills, there was no response and the
Bills were passed one by one unanimously without discussion.
Clear up the
mess: Kayani to Zardari A day after former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
supported the Army and the ISI for being “onboard” in the
peace process with India, country's Army chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani
is believed to have asked President Asif Ali Zardari to clear up
the mess in the country and resolve all political issues before
March 16. Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, in a whitecap, chief of Jammat-ud-Dawa, leaves under tight security after his court appearance in Lahore on Monday. Saeed was detained under house arrest last year as part of Pakistan’s investigation into the Mumbai attacks. — AP/PTI
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Editorial Americans commit blunders,
not mistakes By H K Dua
We all have heard about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.
And doctors and nutritionists tell everybody to eat almonds and
walnuts the best of which, incidentally, come from Afghanistan. Now comes a strange bit of news from Washington that
President Barack Obama, who has begun experimenting with foreign
policy, has discovered that there are indeed: The ‘Good
Taliban’, and the ‘Bad Taliban’.
Fired Adviser-Guv war intensifies Chandigarh , March 9
The ongoing war between UT Administrator, Gen. S F Rodrigues,
and the advisor of his administration, Pradip Mehra, intensified
further today with the former firing a fresh salvo against his bête
noire and ordering a vigilance inquiry for the alleged
“favouritism” shown by him while exercising his quasi
judicial powers for reviewing cases relating to resumption of
claims life of student n
Tanda medical college principal quits n
2 students held Dharamsala, March 9
Ragging by senior students reportedly led to the death of Aman
Satya Kachroo, a first-year student of Tanda medical college
yesterday. Aman reportedly started feeling uneasy around 8 pm
yesterday after he was allegedly threatened by senior students.
He had filed a written complaint against them a day before.
EC transfers Punjab
Home Secretary Chandigarh, March 9
In a severe jolt to the Punjab government, the Election Commission (EC)
today ordered the transfer of the state Home Secretary as well as the
DIG, Amritsar, and the SSP (Rural), Amritsar, for implementing an order
on the transfer of three police stations from Amritsar (city) to
Amritsar (rural) police district after the implementation of the model
code of conduct.
MHA, EC discuss poll
security Revised IPL schedule sent to states New Delhi, March 9
The Election Commission and the Home Ministry today discussed the
security requirement during the coming Lok Sabha elections while the
centre has sought state governments’ comments on the revised schedule
of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Prez Chopper Incident Probe ‘underway’ even after a
month New Delhi, March 9
Even a month after President Pratibha Patil’s entourage of three
helicopters nearly missed colliding with an Air India aircraft in
Mumbai, little progress is seen on the ground in ascertaining who was at
fault - the air traffic controllers (ATC) or the pilots. A nine-member
probe team headed by the joint director general with the Directorate
General of Civil Aviation, AK Chopra, gave his report to the regulator a
week after the incident that occurred on February 9.
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