2009, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
cracks in Bihar New Delhi, March 21
Squabbling in the United
Progressive Alliance (UPA) took a turn for the worse today with
the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress hitting out at
each other in public though both sides stopped short of severing
their ties, keeping their options open for a post-poll alliance.
Amarinder has his say New
Delhi/Chandigarh, March 21
The Congress today
officially released a list of its candidates to contest for the
13 Lok Sabha seats from Punjab. The list includes two sitting
members of the Lok Sabha, two sitting MLAs, the president of
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and a defector from Shiromani
Akali Dal. Two women figure in the list.
to accept Advani’s choice from a Lok Sabha seat in
Gujarat New Delhi, March
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is not all that
invincible in the BJP. So appears from the March 17
incident when the BJP brought him a few pegs down and
forced down his throat the candidature of former Minister
of State for Home in the NDA government, Harin Pathak.
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cable channels go off air Chandigarh, March
All five cable television
channels, including Fastway, which have been accused of
telecasting news programmes in violation of law were taken off
air today even as the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer asked the
Post Master General to determine whether they were running in
violation of broadcasting norms.
war to remain under wraps CIC turns down appeal
to make Henderson Brooks report public New Delhi, March 21
The Central Information
Commission (CIC) has turned down the appeal of former MP Kuldip
Nayar for making the analysis of the 1962 India-China war,
brought out in the Henderson Brooks report, public. A bench of
Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah and
Information Commissioner M.L. Sharma today ruled that the
analysis would remain confidential at this stage as it contains
sensitive information over which the stance of the Ministry of
Defence (MoD) till date has been that it cannot be declassified.
smuggled in LPG cylinders seized Jammu, March 21
After a gap of over four
years, militants from across the border have started using empty
and improvised LPG cylinders to smuggle arms and ammunition,
particularly Chinese grenades, into the country. A joint column
of the Army and the police have foiled this latest bid to
smuggle arms and ammunition from across the LoC to Mendhar
district where two such cylinders have been seized.
Harbhajan Singh is lifted by his teammates for the wicket of New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori during the fourth day of the first Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday. India broke a 33-year drought when a six-wicket haul by Harbhajan Singh spun them to a 10-wicket victory over New Zealand. — AFP
(Details on Sports page)
l India have won 99 Tests out of 428
Harbhajan's figures are the best by any spinner at this venue, outstripping Daniel Vettori's 5 for 84 against Sri Lanka in
Sachin Tendulkar has received his 12th MOM award — his third against New Zealand — his tally is the best for India in Tests. l
India's previous win in New Zealand was accomplished in January 1976.
IPL Googly Avoiding
polling dates not enough: PC New Delhi, March 21
The Indian Premier League has
avoided matches on poll days in its revised schedule but it may not be
enough to get them the security clearance with Home Minister P
Chidambaram saying there could still be “problems” during the event.
Chidambaram said the IPL organisers will also have to take into account
the election dates of not only the states where matches are bing held
but also the neighbouring ones.
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