Manmohan Singh invites German companies to invest in India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh invited German companies to invest in the country and provide impetus to the economic growth, as the government aimed to develop its infrastructure sector. Singh, in one of his inter-governmental consultations, said in his speech in Berlin, that economic cooperation between the two nations would prove beneficial for both the nations. Singh had earlier told German Chancellor, Angela Merkel about his governmentís resolve to restore India's own growth to the long-term trend of 7.5 to 8 percent per annum.
SC rejects Bhullar's mercy plea, upholds death sentence in 1993 blast case The Supreme Court on Friday has ruled that a death sentence cannot be commuted to life imprisonment on the ground of delay in executing the capital punishment and thus rejected the mercy petition of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar. The court ruled on the case filed by the Punjab terrorist, who was convicted of killing nine people with a car bomb in Delhi in 1993. After he was given the death sentence by the Supreme Court, he appealed to the President of India for clemency in 2003, which was again rejected in 2011. Activists and defense lawyers for Bhullar and other death row prisoners have argued that inordinate delays in deciding requests for clemency amount to cruelty and violate the fundamental right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution.
BJP chief speaks to Sidhu, promises to look into his grievances BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday stepped in to solve the about Navjot Singh Sidhu whose discontent with the party has been voiced openly by his wife Navjot Kaur. Rajnath phoned Sidhu and urged not to take any big political decision without holding discussions with the BJP. The BJP chief assured Sidhu, who has represented BJP from Amritsar in Lok Sabha for three terms that no one in the party is Ďagainstí him.