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Thursday, August 19, 2004
Bandh hits life in Manipur; 17 held
IMPHAL, AUG. 18. A truck was set ablaze and 17 persons were arrested here in the continuing demonstrations for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Manipur as an indefinite bandh affected normal life for the second day ...
EC showcause notice to CPI, MDMK
NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. The Election Commission has served notice on the Communist Party of India (CPI) to show cause why its recognition as a national party status should not be withdrawn on the basis of the party's performance in the recent Lok ...
Radical proposals to change face of bureaucracy
NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. The Manmohan Singh Government has proposed a number of initiatives aimed at almost re-inventing the administrative system in the country. Of these, the most radical proposal is to begin the process of civil service recruitment ...
Death sentence for rape and murder commuted
NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. The Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to a convict who raped and killed a four-and-a-half-year-old child in Pune to life imprisonment. A Bench, consisting of Justice K. G. Balakrishnan and Justice A. R. ...
Bail for women held in lynching case
MUMBAI, AUG. 18.In an extraordinary day of fast-moving developments in Nagpur, the five women who were detained on August 13 by police for their involvement in the public lynching and death of Akku Yadav, accused of rape and extortion, were today ...
Assam bandh near-total
GUWAHATI, AUG. 18. Assam today observed a near-total bandh to protest against the killing of schoolchildren in a bomb blast by the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in Dhemaji district on August 15. There were no reports of any ...
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