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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Maoists killed in police raid

Calcutta Telegraph
Hyderabad, April 28: Police commandos today surprised a group of 30 Maoists in a jungle camp and shot dead 11 rebels, including six women. The gun battle took place in the Rayavaram forests in Kadapa district ...

Students to launch nationwide stir next week

Hindustan Times
A day after Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh declined to discuss the quota issue until after elections, agitating medical students on Friday said they will launch nationwide protests next week in continuation with their ongoing indefinite strike. ...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

'Karunya has been a find, like Abhijeet Sawant' - Anu Malik

Music director and Indian Idol judge Anu Malik chatted with fans last week, discussing the hit reality show among other things. As the final show for Indian Idol 2 approaches (April 22), the contestants are clearly a hot topic of discussion..

read full story in Rediff

Court rejects MTC facility for the disabled

A lift-attached bus, the choice of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) to ensure a barrier-free environment for disabled persons, failed to impress the Madras High Court on Tuesday.

Read full story in The Hindu

TDP leader hacked to death at Tadipatri railway station

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former MLA K. Suryapratap Reddy (55) was hacked to death by unidentified assailants in the railway station premises early on Tuesday.

Read full story in The Hindu

Monday, April 17, 2006

Poll voilence in Kerala - CPI(M) leader hacked to death

Suspected Muslim League workers hacked to death a prominent CPI(M) leader and chairman of the local municipality, K P Valsalan, near Chavakkad, on Sunday in the first political killing in the run-up to this years’ Assembly poll.

Police said there were indications that the killing was in connection with a local CPI(M)-Muslim League strife a few days ago, after poll posters and banners put up by the League were found to have been torn down.

SC gives Narmada Dam a green signal

The Supreme Court today said the construction work on the Sardar Sarovar Project on Narmada river should go on side by side with effective rehabilitation of the affected people.

Modi may call off hunger strike

Narendra Modi, who is on a 51-hour hunger strike over the Narmada dam height issue, hinted that he may withdraw the strike this evening in view of the Supreme Court`s observation on the Sardar Sarovar Project.

"However, I will wait for the Supreme Court to give the final verdict on the issue before calling off my hunger strike at seven in the evening," he added.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Prime Minister visited Jama Masjid, praises cleric

The Prime Minister today visited Jama Masjid and praised the city’s residents for their restraint after the twin blasts during evening prayers yesterday.

“It is time for all of us to stand together,” Manmohan Singh said, acknowledging Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari’s efforts in keeping peace.

Read full story in The Telegraph

Under-world don Salem charged, bollywood actress Manisha gets clean chit

A fortnight after a sobbing Manisha rang up the state police chief from Australia following media reports that Abu Salem had named her chief conspirator in the case, the chargesheet against the don made no reference to her.

“There was no truth in the media report. Salem has neither made such a confession nor named (Manisha) Koirala,” special public prosecutor Ujwal Nikam said after the chargesheet was filed.

read full story The Telegraph

"Terrorist do not belong to any religion" - says cleric

The mosque's head cleric quashed the attempts of making recent bombing a political issue. "This is the time to stay calm and let the police do their work," the cleric, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, told the television networks.

For the last few months, he said, an effort had been made to stir violence in India, adding, "The people who do these things, they do not belong to any religion." He blamed the bombing incidents on forces bent on sowing strife between INdian Hindu and Muslim community.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Quota in pvt sector!

"Everyone has gone off the tangent on this issue and I am being asked to explain what it is about," human resource development minister Arjun Singh talks about the issue of reservation on friday.

Despite all the protests from students and academics he insists that this is very much in party's post poll agenda and refuses to comment on whether the proposal would undergo and changes.

He accused his critics of adding their own angles. And congress's managers insists that "Full equality of opportunity for the OBCs,is one of the six basic principles for governance" of the ruling coalition as laid down in the CMP.

"We targeted security forces" - terrorists

Four militant groups, Jamiat-ul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Islamic Front and Al Mansoorian, separately claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying their targets were security forces.

The attacks took place at a time when an estimated 5,000 domestic and 400 foreign tourists are in Srinagar city. According to the Tourism Department, all hotels and houseboats in the city are booked until mid-June while six airlines are operating nine flights a day to ferry tourists to Srinagar.

read full story India Express

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Five Died and several injured in series of grenade attacks

Twin Blast in New Delhi

Friday, April 14, 2006

Five die and several injured in grenade attacks in Srinagar

In a series of grenade attacks carried out by militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad at least five people have been killed and more than 20 others are injured.

read full story NDTV

Terror Blasts in India's Capital - Delhi

13 injured in Twin blasts in New Delhi that took place at 15 minutes gap. First explosion took place at around 5:30pm when evening prayer was going on.

According to the police said the explosives were kept in two small tin containers wrapped in plastic bags.

read full story Times of India

Naxal menace: Manmohan for coordination

The naxalite movement is now characterised by superior army style operations, better coordination and trained cadres, attacks on large targets through large-scale frontal assaults and possible external links.

"The naxalite movement is generating some notions of empowerment to these classes [deprived and alienated sections of the population] through use of violence and weapons. -Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday.

read full story - The Hindu

Mumbai High Court lifts ban on bar dancers!

The Mumbai High Court has struck down a Maharashtra government order banning dance bars, terming as unreasonable, the fact that while three and five star hotels were allowed to hold a dance licence, other stand alone establishments were not. The court also pointed out the dichotomy of other women working in dance bars, while dancers could not.

read full story in Business standards

Rajkumar laid to rest, Five persons killed

In the saturnalia of violence, of the kind unknown to the city in recent years, five persons, including a reserve police constable were killed.
What should have been a tearful farewell for the bereaved family in particular and his friends and associates, was marred by volatile fans, who had gate crashed into the studio ground.

read full story in The Hindu

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Rajkumar passed away, fans torches buses, stones Microsoft research instute in bangalore

An icon of south Indian cinema and star of more than 200 films, Rajkumar, died on Wednesday, sparking widespread violence as distraught fans torches buses and ripped hoardings in the country's hi-tech hub.

India’s many leading technology companies had to send workers home early for safety reasons."We will be shut down tomorrow, because we are worried there may be trouble," said a spokeswoman for software outsourcer Infosys Technologies Ltd. The company, which on Friday is scheduled to announce the results for its fiscal year ended March 31, will proceed with that announcement, she added.

 Actors in the southern Indian film industry are often revered with as much intensity as the gods they regularly portray on screen. Many people include icons of their favorite star in their household shrine, alongside portrayals of the more usual Hindu pantheon.

The local state government has declared a two-day period of mourning for Rajkumar. The actor was influential in state politics by his ability to rally thousands of often unruly supporters.

Indian Actor Raj Kumar Dies of Heart Attach at 77 Voa News

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Speed Kills - John Abraham hurts himself in a motorbike accident

"I hurt myself to save two people" -Actor John Abraham.

John Abraham who injured his left ankle and knee after his motorbike skidded while avoiding a pedestrian crossing in suburban Khar late Saturday night is likely to be arrested as police have registered a case of negligent driving.

read full story here Mid-Day.
Bystanders too awestruck to help the actor.

How to train teenager drivers!
Midwest, USA Cop talks about the attitude and responsibilities of new drivers in Car Kills

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  • 35 killed, 150 injured in Meerut's fire

    "I don't know how I survived and I don't know if my wife and brother are dead or alive. Only Allah knows what happened," Afzal said.

    HUNDREDS of protesters clashed with police today, accusing officials of negligence after a fire at a consumer goods fair in northern India killed at least 35 people and injured dozens.
    According to residence the fire brigade reached the location after 30 min.

    Officials had earlier said 51 people had died in the blaze but revised the toll down to 35.
    At least 50 of the injured were in a serious condition. About 70 people sustained minor injuries.

    read more..
    Times Of India.

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  • Student rally against reservation

    New Delhi
    Student body - United Students, organised a rally to protest against reservation. It is common belief that the reservation is just a tool to divide and rule used by politicial from last 59 years or so.

    They plan to organise a march on wednesday from India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan to hand over the memorandum to the Presindent.

    Similar rallies are also being planned in other major cities of the nation.

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  • Tuesday, April 11, 2006

    Is Salman painted as poacher!

    "I hope it puts the fear of God in other smugglers and poachers" - Maneka Gandhi, animal rights activist

    Salman Khan, one the top actor and celebrity of Indian cinema and bollywood, gets 5 year prison term and fine of 25K for shooting rare chinkara. Chief Judicial Magistrate Brijendra Kumar Jain gave a hint that it was a harsh punishment by saying that he wants to set an example.

    Testimony of the driver of Maruti Gypsy, Harish Dulani, nailed the actor though in his T.V interview he claims to have given the statement under pressure from forest department officials and he actually didn't see Salman killing any animal.

    Is the verdict too harsh and does not commensurate with the offence? Is Salman paying prize for his fame ! Would the punishment have been any less if he was just a common criminal?
    Do you call this justice or is Salman Khan being targeted because he belongs to minority community in India.

    Have your say! Let us know what you think!

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