2009, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
offers Pak cheque on terror US
President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled his plan for winning
the war on terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan describing Al
Qaida and its extremist allies as a “cancer that risks killing
Pakistan from within” and noting that the future of
Afghanistan is “inextricably linked” to that of Pakistan.
n At least 70 people were killed and over 120 injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Pakistani mosque during the Friday prayers in Jamrud town. n
The congregation was attended by around 250 persons, including many security personnel and truckers carrying NATO supplies.
Pakistani tribesmen search for victims amidst the debris at the site of a sucide blast at a mosque in the town of Jamrud
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wine in new bottle, says India New Delhi, March 27
The Obama administration’s new
strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan appears to be like ‘old wine in
a new bottle’ with strategic experts wondering whether it would
actually help defeat the Al-Qaida and the Taliban.
transfers DIG Asthana Faces wrath for trying to
‘influence’ voters in SAD’s favour Chandigarh, March 27
The EC today ordered the transfer
of DIG, Patiala Range, SK Asthana following allegations that he was
trying to influence voters in favour of SAD candidate Prem Singh
Chandumajra. Asthana has been asked to report to the Director General of
Police at Chandigarh, according to Home Secretary NS Kang. His new
posting will be issued in due course.
Riots Case Kodnani
surrenders before SIT BJP on the backfoot after high
court verdict New
Delhi, March 27
Besieged by indictment from the
higher courts for pushing a communal agenda, and playing on the backfoot
the BJP made desperate attempt today to salvage its image and project
itself law-abiding and honouring the courts and law of the land.
Gujarat state Child Welfare and Higher Education Minister Mayaben Kodnani walks to surrender before
SIT in Gandhinagar on Friday. — PTI
turns down BJP’s debate offer New Delhi, March 27
Amid its ongoing war of
words with the BJP, the Congress today refused to fall prey to
BJP prime ministerial candidate LK Advani’s challenge to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh for a live TV debate on the lines of the
US presidential election. “Advani is in a tearing hurry to
occupy the post of the Prime Minister which, however, will elude
him in his lifetime.
special powers Act Fighting
militancy will be impossible: Army New Delhi, March 27
Within days of the Jammu
and Kashmir government having claimed to have started the
process to divest the armed forces of the special powers it
enjoys in the state, the forces have conveyed to Defence
Minister AK Antony that it will be “impossible” to fight
militancy fanned from across the border in case such a step was
to shut India operations New Delhi, March 27
In what will come as a huge shock
to human rights campaigners in the country, Amnesty International has
decided to close down its India operations. The decision is said to have
been triggered by continued denial to the Amnesty International
Foundation of the FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act)
registration by the Government of India.
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