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cautions colleges Stop grants, if not
Delhi, March 16
Time has come to stop
financial grants to institutions, which fail to curb the menace
of ragging, observed a Supreme Court bench of Justice Arijit
Pasayat and Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly on Monday.
CJ’s reinstatement Zardari
stoops to defuse crisis A pre-dawn telecast
to the nation in the wee hours of Monday defused the simmering
political crisis in Pakistan. And the announcement by Prime
Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani that the government had agreed to
reinstate the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry,
forced people out on the street to celebrate the victory of
Pakistan’s civil society and the civil disobedience movement.
SCREAMS OF SUCCESS: Protesters raising slogans during a celebration rally after the restoration of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry in Islamabad on Monday. — AFP
vows to rework on 123 New Delhi, March 16
Assuming credit for the insulation
of India’s economy in the face of global financial crisis, the CPM
today sounded the poll bugle by slamming the five-year UPA rule as
“nakedly pro-rich” in policy and pursuit.
candidate only after polls: Jaya Chennai, March 16
A day after skipping the dinner
hosted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo
Mayawati, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today declined to comment about
her candidature for the post of Prime Minister and said the Third
Front's candidate should be decided only after the general election.
kicks off acerbic campaign in M’rashtra Mumbai, March 16
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi, who is overseeing the BJP in Maharashtra for the Lok Sabha polls,
kicked off his campaign in the state by launching a vitriolic attack on
the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party.
BJD, Marandi jolt for BJP New Delhi, March 16
BJP’s season of losses continued
today, with its former national vice-president Babulal Marandi
professing support to the Third Front. Keeping his options open, Marandi,
who quit the BJP in May 2006, following differences on the issue of
state’s chief ministership, assured the yet-to-be-formalised Third
Front of his support post-elections.
rift’ but Jaitley drifts; RSS steps in New Delhi, March 16
A Monday evening meeting between
BJP President Rajnath Singh and the party’s prime ministerial nominee
Lal Krishna Advani failed to resolve the differences between the former
and party general secretary Arun Jaitley. Although Jaitley boycotted the
last meeting of the party’s central election committee and has
indicated that he will not attend a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, BJP
leaders downplayed the infighting.
IPL Sony TV drags
BCCI to court Mumbai, March 16
A fresh row broke out over the
issue of telecast rights of the IPL with Sony Entertainment dragging
BCCI to the Bombay High Court which restrained the Cricket Board from
entering into any further agreement related to the T-20 tournament.
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