July, 2009


“Maoist Number One” Says TC “Inciting” WB Violence

In the midst of a bitter war of words and wits, a top Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader on Friday accused the state’s main Opposition Trinamool Congress of fomenting violence in West Bengal while the TC reacted branding him as “number one Maoist”. “Trinamool Congress is moving on a strategy of inciting and escalating violence and using that as a pretext to demand Central intervention. They are conspiring to destabilise a duly elected government and getting the assembly polls advanced so that these can be held under Central rule,”Read More

Ahmadinejad Denies Rift with Khamenei

Flaying critics, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied any rift with the supreme leader and said that he was like a father. It may be mentioned that Ahmadinejad government has been attempting to ward off a big challenge from opposition which persists with its charge that June 12 elections were rigged and the current government is illegitimate. Lately, conservatives developed doubt about Ahmadinejad’s allegiance to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei due to a dispute arisen out of a controversy over vice president Ahmadinejad appointed two weeks ago. Hard-liners were outragedRead More

Omar Has No Authority to Continue, Says BJP

Citing reinstatement of Omar Abdullah and J&K Chief Minister by Governor NN Vohra as infringement of the state’s Constitution, the BJP has claimed that Omar has no authority to continue in office. Chaman Lal Gupta, the leader of BJP legislature party in the assembly, said that the Governor, according to the constitution of the state, should have accepted the resignation of the chief minister and asked him to continue till an alternative arrangement is made for formation of a new government. He said that Vohra, after initially accepting Omar’s conditionalRead More

25 Injured as Train Engine Rams into Bogie

At least 25 people were injured in a rail mishap when an engine being attached to Chirmiri-Rewa train collided with a bogie in Shahdol. According to reports, the incident occurred at 2200 hrs last night at the Shahdol railway station as the engine driver could not maintain control over the speed of the locomotive thus striking in the bogie and causing injuries to passengers lying on the upper berth, who fell due to the jolt. “The injured travellers were treated by the railway and government doctors at the station itselfRead More

Orissa IAS Officer Found Dead with Family in Native Village

A senior IAS officer, Jagadananda Panda, along with four of his family members, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Bargarh district of Orissa. According to report, the incidence took place at around 0200 hours IST at Panda’s residence in Deogaon village, Bargarh. Exanimation reveals that all the victims had bullet injuries on their head. Besides, Panda, the four other victims include his wife, father and two of his sisters. A service revolver was also found near the body of Panda. The dead bodies have been taken to theRead More

Myanmar Court Delays Suu Kyi Verdict

A Myanmar court has postponed its verdict in a case accusing pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi of violating conditions of her house arrest last may, the decision was to be announced Friday. While the judges attributed the delay to a legal snag that required to be addressed before the judgment, media houses say that the delay was due to the intense international attention focused around the National League for Democracy (NLD) leader. The court will now deliver its decision on August 11. Suu Kyi (64) has been on trialRead More

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Arrest Warrant Issued against Anderson

A Bhopal court has issued an arrest warrant for the ex-CEO of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, who was the then CEO of company’s Bhopal pesticide plant where the world’s worst industrial disaster took place on December 3, 1984, killing thousands of people. In the case, Anderson has been accused of manslaughter in the Bhopal gas tragedy. Following the disaster which killed over 3800 people and left thousands of other maimed for generations, Anderson has been absconding. Many more died after the tragedy because of the illnesses brought caused by theRead More

Emran Hashmi Refused House; Actor Cries Discrimination

Bollywood Actor Emran Hashmi has complained that he is being prejudiced against for being a Muslim. He has been looking for a house in the posh Pali Hill but a housing society he approached refused. According to media reports, Emran believes that the housing society is discriminating against him for he is a Muslim. The actor has now formally filed a complaint with the State Minorities’ Commission, demanding action against society members. The society reportedly refused to give him a no-objection certificate even after he had paid the token amountRead More

No Construction of Place of Worship in Public Areas, SC to Centre

The Supreme Court has instructed the central government to see to it that places of worship are not built in public places. Besides, Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium has to file an affidavit in this connection within four weeks as per the directives of the apex court. “The Solicitor General will file an affidavit to ensure that no temple, church, mosque or gurudwara is constructed on a public street or a public space,” a Bench comprising Justices Dalveer Bhandari and M K Sharma said. The instruction has come in the wakeRead More

Two Killed as Trainee IAF Plane Crashes

At least two persons were killed when a trainee aircraft of the IAF crashed in Andhra Pradesh’s Medak district. According to report, the mishap occurred at about 9.45am when the HPT-32 training aircraft belonging to Air Force Academy Dundigal (located on the city’s outskirts) crashed in an open ground at Annaram village of Jinnaram Mandal near the academy, a senior police officer said. “The trainee plane took off from the Dundigal academy at 9am and as per preliminary reports it crashed while landing at the academy at about 9.45am,” MedakRead More