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rejects LTTE’s ceasefire offer Calls it a joke An offer of an
immediate unilateral ceasefire in the north by the beleaguered
Tamil Tigers on Sunday was rejected by the Sri Lankan
Government. The Media Centre for National Security in Colombo
called the ceasefire announcement a gimmick.
Lankan soldiers in front of destroyed buildings in Putumatalan, near the no-fire zone in northern Sri Lanka. — Reuters
joins shoe-target list Ahmedabad,
Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh joined the list of politicians on whom shoes have been
thrown during the ongoing electioneering. SHOE SAGA: A securityman detains the man who hurled a shoe towards Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an election rally in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Singh later asked the police to set the man free without registration of a case. — PTI
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must be from LS, says Karat
New Delhi, April 26
Apparently taking a dig at Manmohan Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha member,
CPM leader Prakash Karat has said that post-elections the Left parties
will back a Lok Sabha member for the post of Prime Minister.
begins offensive against Taliban Islamabad, April 26
Scores of Taliban fighters and a
soldier were killed and five security personnel, including a Major, were
injured in clashes in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, where
troops today launched an operation against the rebels.
rules out tie-up with Third Front Kolkata,
The Samajwadi Party today ruled out
any post-poll tie-up with the Third Front or the Left parties as long as
its archrival BSP was with them, but kept its option open for an
alliance with the Congress. Samajwadi Party leaders Amar Singh and Sanjay Dutt at a press conference in Kolkata on Sunday. — Reuters
occupies Guru’s ‘peehra’ Amritsar, April 26
A youth forcibly occupied the
“holy peehra” (small cot), meant for the installation of Guru Granth
Sahib, in the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple in the wee hours
today. The incident occurred at 3 am. The youth, identified as Rajeev
Kumar (21), a kesadhari, was seriously injured following thrashing by
SGPC’s task force, radical Sikhs and sangat following the incident.
councillor a drug peddler? Batala (Gurdaspur), April
One has heard of politicians
helping drug peddlers. But here is a politician who has decided to do
away with the middlemen and peddle drugs herself. A lady councilor of
the Batala Municipal Council here is allegedly selling banned drugs,
injections and even smack from her residence. Virtually everyone in
Batala knows about the “business” she has been running for several
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