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alleges torture, retracts confession ‘I was made to confess under
The trial in the Mumbai
terror attack case opened today with Mohammed Amir Ajmal Kasab
seeking retraction of his confession which hinted at Pakistan
army’s involvement in training him and the other terrorists,
who were killed. The trial commenced with the new defence lawyer
SG Abbas Kazmi, appointed by the court after Anjali Waghmare was
replaced, filing an application that Kasab wanted to retract his
statement made before a Magistrate.
dies for failure to recite the alphabet New
Delhi, April 17
She was allegedly forced to
stand in the sun till she fainted on Wednesday. Some reports
claimed the eleven-year old was made to kneel and bend forward
while bricks were placed on her back. Other reports spoke of the
teacher banging the girl’s head on the table.
asks Centre to snap ties with Lanka Chennai, April 17
Raising the pitch on Sri
Lankan Tamils issue, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today asked
the UPA government to snap all diplomatic relations with the
island nation if it did not honour India’s latest appeal for a
ceasefire in the embattled northern parts.
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Uphaar Case CBI clean
chit to ex-IPS officer
New Delhi, April 17
officer-turned-politician Amod Kanth has been given a clean chit in
the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case by the CBI which maintained there
was no witness to the fact that he allowed extra seats in the
theatre for any consideration.
announces Tytler, Sajjan’s replacements New Delhi, April 17
Delhi Pradesh Congress
Committee chief JP Aggarwal and Ramesh Kumar were today named as
Congress candidates for North-east Delhi and South Delhi
constituencies, respectively, as replacements for party bigwigs
Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar. Ramesh Kumar is Sajjan Kumar’s
splits over poll boycott Srinagar, April 17
Though the two factions of
separatist Hurriyat Conference came on a platform of the Coordination
Committee in the backdrop of the Amarnath land row for the boycott of
the last Assembly elections, these have parted ways ahead of the Lok
Sabha elections this time.
raid at Hamirpur NIT Shimla, April 17
The functioning of the National
Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur, has come under a scanner
following a raid by the CBI that took away some records pertaining to
recruitments made in the institute. According to sources, the raid was
conducted on the basis of a complaint received by the apex investigating
agency alleging irregularities in promotions and recruitments.
set for a pulsating start Worthy
semi-finalists last year, King XI Punjab have their work cut out as the
2nd edition of the world’s most lucrative cricket competition - the
Indian Premier League - unveils here on Saturday. Rajasthan Royals coach and captain Shane Warne gestures to crowd during the IPL gala parade in Cape Town on Friday. — PTI
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