Army Chief General Bikram Singh presented to the Prime Minister and senior cabinet ministers today tougher options that India has to handle the border stand-off provoked by a Chinese platoon pitching tents about 19 km inside Indian territory in Ladakh. A third flag meeting between the two sides yesterday failed to break the deadlock. Beijing has so far insisted that it has not violated the border.
For months, students, teachers and parents have been protesting against the decision to convert the under-graduate courses at Delhi University to a four-year programme.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 1, 2013, London
Air passengers should avoid making important decisions whilst flying at high altitude, a leading British aerospace medicine expert has said.
Army Chief General Bikram Singh today briefed the Cabinet Committee on Security on the Chinese incursion in Ladakh that has caused tension at the border between the two neighbours since April 15, when a Chinese platoon pitched tents about 19 km inside Indian territory. He carried into the meeting, held at the 7 Race Course Road residence of the Prime Minister, news that a third round of talks between the two sides yesterday saw no headway.
The anger over Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's acquittal is now out on the streets. Victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots are protesting in Delhi today. A special CBI court yesterday acquitted Mr Kumar of all charges in one of three 1984 riots cases against him.
Sajjan Kumar: Sajjan Kumar, a former Congress MP, has been acquitted by a special CBI court of all charges in one of three 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases against him. He was accused of murder and of instigating a riotous mob that killed five Sikhs in Delhi's cantonment area on November 2, 1984. Five other people accused in the case have been convicted, three of them of murder.
Sajjan Kumar verdict: It's a crucial day for Congress leader Sajjan Kumar as a special CBI court will today decide whether Mr Kumar and five others are guilty of murder and rioting during the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. Mr Kumar is in court. The case pertains to violence in the Delhi Cantonment area. He has been charged with murder, dacoity, rioting, inciting violence, and damaging public property in that case.
The Supreme Court has castigated the CBI sharply today for showing a report on its coal investigation to the government before submitting it to judges last month. The top court says their first exercise is to free the CBI from political interference.
Coal scam: The Supreme Court has strongly censured the CBI for showing a report on its coal investigation to Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and others in the government before submitting it to judges last month. It has observed that "sharing information with the government has shaken the entire process," and has told the government to "liberate the CBI from political interference." Today's hearing is crucial for Mr Kumar, who has refused to resign despite the opposition stalling parliament over the demand that he quit.
Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday April 30, 2013, New Delhi/Lahore
Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national who has been in prison in Pakistan for 23 years, continues to be in a critical condition at a Pakistan hospital. Mr Singh, 49, has been in a coma since Friday when he was attacked by other inmates at a Lahore prison. In a firmly worded statement, India yesterday requested Pakistan to take a "sympathetic and humanitarian view" and release him.