While crackdown on
protesters continued on Thursday, the Army and Pakistan Prime
Minister Yusuf Reza Gilani appeared to have jointly advised
President Zardari to give in to the demands. Hundreds of
protesters, chanting ‘Go, Zardari, go”, hit the streets in
Lahore, Karachi, Multan and other cities across Pakistan.
Lawyers and political activists march during a protest rally in Lahore on Thursday. — AFP
concerned over developments in Pak New Delhi, March 12
As the political
uncertainty in Pakistan reached a feverish pitch with a coup not
being ruled out, a worried Indian leadership today reviewed the
situation in the neighbouring country and how the disturbing
developments there could seriously affect Islamabad’s
capability to fight terrorism.
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Gurgaon Student Four accused students expelled Dharamsala, March
Four students of Tanda Medical College, who were arrested on murder charges following the death of their junior Aman Kachroo allegedly due to ragging, have been expelled even as the state government gave a fortnight for completion of the magisterial probe into the incident.
regional parties launch Third Front Tumkur, March 12
Ahead of the General
Elections, the Left and some regional parties today joined hands
to cobble up a eight-party Third Front in a bid to form an
alternative to the combines led by the Congress and BJP on the
plank of decentralisation of power.
JD (S) supremo HD Devegowda (fourth from left), CPM general secretary Prakash Karat (fourth from right), CPI general secretary AB Bardhan (third from left), TDP President Chandrababu Naidu (third from right) and other leaders during a rally for the launch of the Third Front ahead of the Lok Sabha polls at Dobbespet, about 60 km from Bangalore, on Thursday. — PTI
is ‘mirage’ of Indian politics New Delhi, March 12
Calling the Third Front the
biggest mirage of Indian politics, the Congress on Thursday said
whenever such a grouping had resurrected it had only helped
communal forces. The comments from the Congress came hours after
the Left, non-Congress and non-BJP parties launched the “Third
Force” at Tumkur in Karnataka.
Bansal gets Chandigarh ticket New Delhi, March 12
Minister of State for Finance and
sitting MP from Chandigarh Pawan Bansal is among the 25 candidates
announced by the Congress for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. In fact
the list released by the Congress for Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh
and Nagaland today includes the names of six Union ministers.
back as world’s richest * Mukesh wealthiest Indian
* List of billionaires shrinks New York, March 12
With a fortune of $40 billion,
software czar Bill Gates has regained his position as the world’s
wealthiest from his friend and legendary investor Warren Buffett, even
as the economic crisis wiped off $2 trillion from the wealth of
billionaires across the world.
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