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Spirit of accommodation to the fore
NEW DELHI, DEC. 7. The spirit of mutual accommodation was the overriding factor in the Rajya Sabha today during a discussion on the internal security situation. With no legislative business at hand and the possibility of an early adjournment for ...

Opposition walkout over `witch-hunt'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 7. The entire Opposition in the Lok Sabha today staged a walkout, alleging that the Central Bureau of Investigation was being misused by the United Progressive Alliance Government to carry out a witch-hunt against leaders of the ...

I will name you: Somnath
NEW DELHI, DEC. 7. "You can give a notice for my removal," an exasperated Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, said today to the Kerala Congress member, P. C. Thomas. Mr. Chatterjee reprimanded Mr. Thomas for repeatedly trying to put forth ...

Sonia pulls up party MPs
NEW DELHI, DEC. 7. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today pulled up the party MPs for their absence in Parliament and also at the parliamentary committee meetings, and suggested that they set an example to others. ``I remain very concerned ...

Lalu, Rabri not interfering in fodder scam cases: CBI
NEW DELHI, DEC. 7. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court denying the allegation that the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, and his wife and Bihar Chief Minister, Rabri ...

`Willing to talk to groups that abjure violence'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 7.The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today informed the Lok Sabha that the Government was willing to talk to any group in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeast that abjured violence. During Question Hour, he said the ...

National Conference joins Hurriyat protest against `rights violations'
SRINAGAR, DEC. 7. The National Conference today joined the daylong token hunger strike organised by the moderate faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference to protest against "increasing human rights violations by security forces". Led by ...

CPI(M) wants amendment on right to strike
NEW DELHI, DEC. 7. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today asked the Government to bring a constitutional amendment to make the right to strike a fundamental one and suggested that a public debate be undertaken on the issue. The CPI (M) ...

Orders today
CHENNAI, DEC. 7.The Madras High Court will deliver its verdict on Sri Jayendra Saraswathi's bail plea in the Sankararaman murder case, on Wednesday.



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