2009, Chandigarh, India
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BSP’s flying campaign from Kerala today Maya’s UP list has candidates with criminal background Lucknow, March 20
UP chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati today appealed voters to hand her the ‘Master Key’ of power and announced that she would launch her party’s poll campaign on Saturday with a rally at Thiruvananthapuram in
Bomai killings in Sopore Army holds JCO, 2 soldiers guilty Srinagar, March 20
The high-level court of inquiry ordered by the Army into the killing of two civilians in Bomai has indicted a JCO and two soldiers on several
counts. The Army today went public with its findings, apparently in an
effort to assuage massive public anger which erupted over the killings
in Sopore town last month and united political parties across the
spectrum in demanding action against the guilty troops.
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Code Violation? Cable news under scanner Cong complains against SAD, BJP
Chandigarh, March 20
The news programmes being aired by Fastway cable network, which the Congress claims is controlled by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, have come under the scanner with the state chief electoral officer
today directing all deputy commissioners to submit a report on cable operators who are telecasting news programmes in violation of the model
On sale, UK credit card details for $10 BBC sting exposes Delhi gang selling info got from call centres
London, March 20
In another case of data theft being traced to India, a BBC sting investigation has exposed activities of a criminal gang that sells credit card details of UK customers reportedly stolen from call centres in the country at USD 10 each.
Farmers demand higher relief for land Ghaggar project set to sway voters Moonak (Sangrur), March 20
Three villages and one kisan organisation’s decision to take so much and no more is set to put a spanner in the works on the 40-km-long Rs 137-crore Ghaggar river embankment construction and widening project.
It will also make the villagers’ fate the single most important issue in elections to the Sangrur parliamentary
dies as cops open fire on protesters Karnal, March 20
One person was killed and
three others injured when the police reportedly resorted to
firing to quell the protesters blocking the Assandh-Safidon road
in Danoli village this evening.
Varun issue: BJP sails in two boats New Delhi, March 20
On a day when BJP’s Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi was running around the courts and the Election Commission explaining his communal utterances during the election campaign, the party found itself simultaneously sailing in two boats
today. While it disowned the alleged utterances in its reply to the EC, the party continued to assert that “Varun Gandhi is our candidate and naturally he will be issued the lotus symbol by the party,” asserted BJP spokesman Prakash
In the report, “Hidden cam exposed Varun”, published yesterday, the complainant
V.M. Singh has been described as the sitting MLA. He is actually a former MLA. The error is regretted.
New US norms for hiring H-1B workers Washington, March 20
In a blow to Indian professionals, the US today announced additional measures for hiring of foreign specialists under the H-1B visa work programme making it more difficult for the companies receiving federal aid money to hire overseas workers.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the measures to enforce the provisions of the new Employ American Workers Act
(EAWA) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which prohibits hiring of H-1B visa holders by American companies who receive the federal aid money.
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