Cong. nominee unanimous choice for Bihar Speaker
The RJD-Congress(I)-CPI(M) combine in Bihar
scored a major victory over the ruling NDA ahead of the vote of
confidence the Chief Minister, Mr. Nitish Kumar, is to seek
tomorrow, with its candidates, Mr. Sadanand Singh, being elected
the Assembly Speaker today.
Sparks fly over Bihar, RSS
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for
the day today without any business being transacted following
noisy exchanges on the Bihar developments. Unlike the last few
days when there was no official transaction, the Opposition today
allowed the introduction of two Bills in the Lok Sabha and a
statutory resolution in the Rajya Sabha to protect the interests
of farmers hit by sugar imports from Pakistan.
Jadeja, Robin Singh script sensational win
India had to produce the `winning hit' twice.
Could anyone have asked for a greater finish to a one-day game
than the one enacted at the Nehru Stadium here.
`Not possible to stop infiltration into India'
Pakistan's military ruler, Gen. Pervez
Musharraf, today said his Army was unable to stop militants from
crossing the Line of Control with India.
Noisy scenes in Gujarat Assembly
Congress(I) members in the Gujarat Assembly
today raised slogans hailing the victory of secular forces after
the State Government on Wednesday withdrew its circular, allowing
Government employees to take part in RSS activities.
SCBA expels Jethmalani
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)
today expelled the Union Law Minister, Mr. Ram Jethmalani, for
his ``unbecoming and hostile behaviour'' towards the lawyer
community during its agitation against amendments to the Civil
Procedure Code and entry of foreign law firms.
U.S. to notify curbs removal
The U.S. will notify ''very shortly'' in its
federal register the removal of 51 items from the entities list,
an External Affairs Ministry spokesman said here today. The items
were placed on the list in the wake of the Pokhran nuclear tests
Muivah pleads not guilty
Rebel Naga leader Thuingaleng Muivah today
pleaded not guilty in a court here to a charge of travelling to
Thailand on a false passport. He will be tried on April 27.
Muivah was arrested at Bangkok airport on January 19 for
allegedly travelling on a false South Korean passport.
The Indian National Lok Dal legislator, Mr.
Satbir Singh Kadian, was today unanimously elected speaker of the
Haryana Assembly. An official motion sponsoring his name was
moved in the Assembly by the Chief Minister, Mr. Om Prakash
Chautala. The Congress Legislature Party leader, Mr. Bhajan Lal,
seconded the motion, while former Chief Minister, Mr. Bansi Lal
(HVP), supported it.
S.C. reserves verdict in Alamatti case
A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court
today reserved judgment, at the conclusion of hearing in the
connected original suits from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the
`Krishna Water Dispute - Alamatti Dam case'.