March, 2010


International Level Central University to Be Set up in MP

Madhya Pradesh government has set April 7 as deadline for forwarding details about the identification of land for an international level central university in the state, said an official release. The centre proposed setting up the university in the state, for which 700 acre land is required. Higher Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma convened a meeting in connection with identification of the land today and set April 7 as deadline for forwarding details about it to the Centre so that the central team could study it and process for the establishmentRead More

Pranab Calls All-party Meeting over Women Reservation Bill

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has called a meeting of leaders of various political parties on April 5 for discussion on the Women’s Reservation Bill, said media reports. Mukherjee called the meeting due to the sharp opposition to the Bill by the Yadavs – Mulayam Singh, Lalu Prasad and Sharad, apart from BSP. The Rajya passed the historical legislation on May 9, 2010 with support of 186 members and it is to be tabled in Lok Sabha as it assembles again for second phase of Budget session on April 15. EarlierRead More

CPM Leader BP Sonia No More

Following a prolonged illness, member of CPM’s Madhya Pradesh Committee BP Sonia died on Wednesday at Gwalior, reported PTI. A party statement said that Sonia, 70, had been suffering from blood cancer, said report. Sonia, who had been to prison for 19 months during Emergency, had declined to take pension given to the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) detainees. State CPM secretary Saroj Badal paid floral tributes to the mortal remains of the departed leader, report said. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

NCP Leader Invites Amitabh for Inauguration

Not sharing ally Congress party’s antipathy towards Hindi film actor Amitabh Bachchan, NCP leader and Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil has invited the actor for a cultural function and to inaugurate a theatre in his home constituency Sangli, media reports said. Despite the Sea Link inauguration controversy and shrilly objection from Congress leaders, Patil reiterated his invitation, reports said. He said that he wanted Amitabh to come and added, “We have invited him again after he asked for feedback on his blog.” However, he was cautious enough and saidRead More

Three Militants Killed in J&K Gunfight, Identified as Pakistani Nationals

In a gunfight lasting nearly 12 hours, four militants and three security personnel have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, reported ANI. All the three militants were identified as Pakistani nationals and a diary, recovered from them by security personnel, disclosed their identity as Abu Zarar, Abu Abdullah, Abu Shoaib and Abu Osama, said report. In addition, security personnel found the food supplies that the militants had brought with them, report said. Report said that they all had Pakistani registration mark, making it further clear that they allRead More

26/11 Trail: Verdict on Kasab on May 3

A special court in Arthur Road Jail will announce judgement in the Mumbai terror attacks case on May 3, almost a year after trial began, said media reports. On Thursday, both the defence and prosecution concluded their arguments in the case in which only surviving attacker Amir Ajmal Kasab is the main accused. Special judge ML Tahaliyani announced that he would pronounce the verdict in the case on May, reports said. During the entire trial, a total of 653 witnesses were examined. Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal NJikam described the caseRead More

Seven Cops Chargesheeted in Alleged Sale of Dead Bodies

Seven policemen in Rajasthan, who allegedly sold off a corpse of a 19-year-old boy to a medical college without a notification, has been chargesheeted while six others, five of them sub-inspectors, removed from active duty, said media reports. In addition, the Rajasthan Human Rights Commission also ordered a probe into the alleged sale of dead bodies in the Sringangnagar district, reports said. The District Collector and the Superintendent of Police were instructed to submit a report on the case by April 5, said reports. The sale of the corpse cameRead More

Girl Stabbed to Death in Indore over Water Dispute

An 18-year-old girl Poonam Singh has been stabbed to death in Indore after an altercation at neighbourhood tubewell over drawing water, said media reports. According to family members, She had gone to draw fetch water when their neighbour Hukum Singh stabbed her to death, said reports. Two days ago, Hukum and other neighbours were prevented from drawing water from a hand pump which caters to needs of the people of the locality, reports said. They said that Poonam was cleaning her teeth near the tubewell when Hukum, before she couldRead More

Honour Killing: Couple Shot Dead in Punjab

In a latest case of honour killing, a newly married couple was on Tuesday shot dead in full public view at Patti village near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, said media reports. The couple, which has been married for a few months, has been living in Firozpur, some 200 kms form the village and even has police protection. However, Prabhjot and her husband Sandeep were shot allegedly shot dead by her family members, while she was going to writer her 12th board exams. “This incident should not have happened. It’sRead More

Curfew Continues in Hyderabad, Police to Review Situation Today

Curfew continues in 25 police station areas of Hyderabad where fresh communal clashes took place yesterday with one more person being killed, said media reports. The toll in the violence which started Saturday went up to two when a youth was stabbed to death in the Karwan area on Tuesday. Over 150 people were injured in the violence, which began after a dispute over religious flags. Police Commissioner AK Khan said that situation would be reviewed later on Wednesday and after that any decision on relaxing curfew would be taken,Read More