2010, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
on glider shopping spree Intelligence hints at
terror threat during
R-Day celebrations New Delhi, January 22
Laskhar-e-Toiba is at it
again: the terror outfit is said to have procured around 50
paragliders from Europe apparently to enable its ‘fidayeen’
(suicide cadres) to fly into India and attack vital
installations, intelligence agencies have warned.
The sprawling Raj
Bhawan lawns were cold and windy today but there were warm
vibes everywhere with politicians present in large numbers
to watch the taking over of one of their own as Governor
of Punjab after a slew of Generals in office.
Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Mukul Mudgal has a word with the new Punjab Governor,
Shivraj Patil, at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on Friday.
report gets Cabinet nod But increase in
retirement age fails to get through Chandigarh, January 22
The Punjab Cabinet today
accorded a formal approval to the Sukhbir Badal-Manoranjan Kalia
Committee report, accepting most of the suggestions made by the
committee on resource mobilisation. However, the Cabinet did not
agree on enhancing the retirement age of government employees
from 58 to 60. But an option to serve for one additional year
was offered to all serving employees who were to retire by
year-end. But it is only a one-time offer.
tolerate known terror hubs: US In a candid
assessment of the US' fragile relationship with Pakistan, a
state department policy paper on Thursday admitted that there is
a degree of mistrust between Washington and Islamabad, but
democratic rule in Pakistan has created a window of opportunity.
The report makes a point of noting that while the US military
presence in the region is not open-ended, its non-military
commitment would be a long-term one.
opposes US plan to supply drones
to Pak New Delhi, January 22
Washington’s plan to supply drone
aircraft to Pakistan has upset India though it has not come as a big
surprise to New Delhi. India is of the firm view that the US
administration must stop supplying military hardware to Pakistan since
it has always in the past been used against India.
guarantee no repeat of 26/11,
says Gilani Islamabad, January 22
Pakistan, which is experiencing
“Mumbai-like attacks almost every other day”, cannot guarantee there
will not be a repeat of the 26/11 strikes in India, Prime Minister
Yousuf Raza Gilani has told the US.
tops in quality of life Bihar lowest scorer; Punjab,
J&K, Raj, HP slip New Delhi, January 22
India’s human and gender
development record is improving, with the latest government report
showing a significant increase in country’s position on human (HDI)
and gender related development indices.
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