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Kazmiís number traced to bomber
New Delhi, March 10
The Indian journalist, Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi who is allegedly involved in the terror attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi, was arrested after his number was traced to the mobile phone of Saeid Moradi, who was the alleged bomber in the failed terrorist attack in Bangkok on February 14, said an official.

BJP men seeking CMís resignation detained
New Delhi, March 10
A large number of BJP activists today detained when they were going towards the Prime Minister House from Ramlila Ground for demonstration, demanding the dismissal of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on charges of corruption in the administration and a forgery case in Mata Sundary College.
BJP workers protest against the Congress over the issue of MLA Marwah's daughter's admission, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal
BJP workers protest against the Congress over the issue of MLA Marwah's daughter's admission, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday


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Hindu College principal resigns
New Delhi, March 10
After the principal of Kirori Mal College, Bhim Sen, was asked to go on "leave" till a fact-finding enquiry committee submits its report on his conduct during the semester system row, sources today said that the principal of Hindu College, Vinay Srivastava, had also resigned from his post.





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Kazmiís number traced to bomber
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 10
The Indian journalist, Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi who is allegedly involved in the terror attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi, was arrested after his number was traced to the mobile phone of Saeid Moradi, who was the alleged bomber in the failed terrorist attack in Bangkok on February 14, said an official.

Sources said that investigators are presently trying to link the bomb blast in Delhi to the failed terror attempts at Bangkok in Thailand and Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The terrorists allegedly targeted Israeli diplomats.

The official said that the possibility of Iran attempting to attack Israeli targets around the world, in retaliation to the assassination of four Iranian nuclear scientists, is being probed. Sources added that Iran believed that Israel's secret services were probably behind the assassinations.

The police is presently probing all the angles to the Delhi bomb blast and not pointing an accusatory finger at any nation.

The police was earlier looking for a red motorcycle which according to their eyewitness was used to plant the bomb on the Israeli embassy Innova car on February 13. The explosion thereafter had left four people, including an Israeli diplomat, Tal Yehoshua Koren, critically injured.

The official added that it has not been confirmed whether there were other Israeli targets besides Koren.

Regarding the terror attack in the national Capital, the Special Cell of the Delhi police has arrested Kazmi. A close friend of Kazmi and a journalist, Saeed Naqvi said that officials of Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, had arrived in Delhi to question Kazmi.

Chairman of the Coordination Committee for Indian Muslims (CCIM), Mujtaba Farooq at the Press Club of India today said that he can vouch for Kazmi's honesty and integrity. He said that the CCIM will soon launch a campaign to redress the grievances of Kazmi's family.

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BJP men seeking CMís resignation detained
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 10
A large number of BJP activists today detained when they were going towards the Prime Minister House from Ramlila Ground for demonstration, demanding the dismissal of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on charges of corruption in the administration and a forgery case in Mata Sundary College.

They gathered at Ramlila Ground and in the leadership of chief of Delhi unit of the BJP Vijender Gupta, they moved towards Parliament through Ranjit Singh Flyover, Tolstoy Marg and Jantar Mantar.

The police barricaded the roads to stop them. When they jumped the barricades and moved towards Connaught Place, the police detained them.

Senior leaders of the party Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Vijay Goel, Rameshwar Chaurasia, Ramesh Bidhuri, Lal Bihari Tiwari, Subhash Arya, Yogender Chandoliya and Anil Sharma participated in the demonstration.

The workers raised slogans against the Chief Minister and the Delhi government while marching from Ramlila Ground to the Prime Minister House. They also demanded dismissal of Chief Minister's Parliamentary Secretary Tarvinder Singh Marwah from the government.

Addressing the demonstrators, Vijender Gupta said that even 96 hours after registering the case of forgery, the police had not taken action against Marwah.

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Hindu College principal resigns
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 10
After the principal of Kirori Mal College, Bhim Sen, was asked to go on "leave" till a fact-finding enquiry committee submits its report on his conduct during the semester system row, sources today said that the principal of Hindu College, Vinay Srivastava, had also resigned from his post.

Sources said that Srivastava had resigned after his application for leave extension was rejected by the university administration. He had been on special leave for the past two years and had applied for a further two-year extension which was denied by the university.

Yesterday, the governing body of Kirori Mal College decided to ask Dr Sen to go on leave while a retired high court judge conducts a fact-finding enquiry into his alleged culpability in certain cases.

The enquiry will also look into the circumstances which led to a show-cause notice being issued to him by the university administration over his absence in college on January 2, the first day of the current semester, when the vice-chancellor Dr Dinesh Singh and his team visited the college.

During the visit, it was found that timetables were not ready and classes were not in session in many North Campus colleges, including Hindu College, Daulat Ram College and Kirori Mal College. Dr Sen was one among those who were issued a show-cause notice.

According to sources, even Srivastava met the vice-chancellor very late, nearing the time when he was almost about to leave the college.

"I am not aware of this development," media spokesperson for Hindu College said on the issue.

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