June, 2010


State Govt to Form Panel for Looking into Bhopal Gas Leak Case

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government will constitute a one-member investigation commission to probe all issues concerned with the Bhopal Gas disaster case, said media reports. Talking to media persons at his residence, he said that the issues and other things to be placed before the Commission would be decided soon, reports said. The Commission would be headed by a retired judge of the High Court, whose name will be announced later, he said adding that the commission would submit its report within a fixedRead More

Shivraj ‘Disappointed’ as PM didn’t Discuss Anderson’s Extradition with Obama

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed his disappointment over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not discussing the extradition of former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson and compensation for Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims with US President Barack Obama, said media reports. “It was expected that the Prime Minister would discuss the Bhopal Gas Tragedy with Obama but he did not do so,” Chouhan was quoted as saying while talking to reporters. Singh had met Obama on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Toronto. Chouhan said that it was not enoughRead More

Army Stages Flag March in Baramulla to Defuse Tension

With a view to defuse tension arisen after violence, the army today staged a flag march in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, said media reports. A senior police officer said that a contingent of the army led by a brigadier staged a flag march in old Baramulla town to instil confidence in the people and defuse tensions there, reports said. “The flag march was carried out after the district magistrate made a formal request to the army,” reports quoted sources as saying. Last Friday, tensions had erupted in BaramullaRead More

Goa Minister Moves SC for Anticipatory Bail

For seeking anticipatory bail in connection with the death of his female friend Nadia Torrado, former Goa Tourism Minister Francisco Mickky Pacheco has moved the Supreme Court, said media reports. According to reports, the bail plea is expected to be listed for hearing on Thursday. On June 21, the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court had turned down Pacheo’s anticipatory bail petition. Also, it had rejected the bail of plea of his close aide Lyndon Monteiro on technical grounds. The duo is accused in the case registered following theRead More

Amarnath Yatra Halted in Udhampur

The annual Amarnath Yatra which began today morning from Jammu has been halted by the authorities in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, said media reports. According to reports, the buses leaving for Kashmir from Udhampur district for the Yarta that is scheduled to formally start on Thursday were halted for three hours. Officials said that the yatra was halted to ensure safety of the pilgrims as the valley witnessed violent protests in the last 2 days in which at least 6 civilians have been killed, reports said. The journeyRead More

PM Calls Meeting to Discuss Kashmir Unrest

After four day’s unrest in Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a high level meeting this evening to hold discussions on the situation in the valley, said media reports. Home Minister P Chidambaram, senior officials of his ministry, officials of Prime Minister’s Office and security agencies will participate in the meeting. Chidambaram is expected to brief the meeting on his discussions with Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, reports said. The meeting is expected to take note of intelligence reports suggesting that certain elements from Pakistan were tryingRead More

CRPF, Naxalites Ambush in Chhattisgarh; 15 Rebels, 26 Jawans Killed

Nearly 15 Naxalites have possibly been killed in an ambush between rebels and CRPF personnel in a remote area of Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district that left 26 jawans of the force dead, said media reports citing a top state police official. Chhattisgarh DGP Viswa Ranjan said that as many as 15 Maoists would have been killed in an encounter but their bodies were not yet found, reports said. It may be mentioned that Naxalites are known to take away the bodies of their cadres killed in encounters with security forces. ManyRead More

Landlord Accused of Raping Brazilian Tenant Arrested

For allegedly raping his Brazilian tenant, a landlord in New Delhi’s Greater Kailash area has been taken into custody, said media reports. A 27-year-old Brazilian woman, studying in a media institute, has accused her landlord of raping her twice after spiking her coffee. The woman yesterday’s lodged her complaint and a medical examination confirmed the rape. In the complaint, she alleged that her landlord came to meet her on June 20 and offered coffee laced with sedatives, after taking which she fell unconscious and was raped, reports said. She alsoRead More

Amarnath Yatra: First Batch of Pilgrims Leaves Jammu

The first batch of around 1,300 pilgrims has today morning left for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir from Jammu, said media reports. According to reports, the first batch has 233 women and 32 children out of 1,272 pilgrims. State Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora flagged off their pilgrimage, saying, “Adequate security arrangements have been made for the pilgrims.” Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed all along from Jammu to the cave shrine in Kashmir for the safety of the pilgrims. The pilgrimage will last tillRead More

Maoists Kidnap, Kill Cong Leader in Jharkhand

Ahead of their two-day shutdown across five states, Maoists kidnapped and killed a local Congress leader in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district of Jharkhand, said media reports. Garhwa Superintendent of Police Richard Lakra said that Bardhan Kachhu, a 45-year-old local tribal leader of Garhwa, was abducted from Barkol village around 8 pm last night by the Maoists and shot dead, reports said. The rebels are observing a 2-day shutdown beginning midnight last night in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Chhatisgarh and Bihar against the alleged anti-people policies of the government. This is theirRead More