on way, says Met office
New Delhi, June 27
The northwest region of the
country can expect “substantial respite” from sweltering
heat in the coming week. The Met office on Saturday predicted
pre-monsoon showers in parts of northwest India, comprising
Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana,
Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh, by June-end and
beginning of July.
gets new lawyer
To file fresh review
Indian death row prisoner
Sarabjit Singh, who is languishing in a Pakistani jail for the
last 18 years, has got a new lawyer, days after the Supreme
Court in Islamabad dismissed his appeal against capital
Maoist stronghold captured
Ramgarh (WB), June 27
Security forces today captured key Maoist stronghold of Ramgarh as they launched a two-pronged attack to reclaim areas in West Midnapore district under control of Left-wing ultras who offered stiff resistance by detonating landmines and opening gunfire.
denied visit to Lalgarh
aides killed in attack
Islamabad, June 27
Pakistani warplanes today
pounded the bases of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud in
restive Waziristan, killing at least 22 militants and wounding
several others, while police shot dead five other radicals in
the port city of Karachi.
Make judiciary transparent
Mumbai, June 27
President Pratibha Singh
Patil on Saturday emphasised the need for reforms to make the
judiciary transparent, effective and people-oriented.