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No Discrimination In Dealing With Mumbai Blast Accused, Says SC

New Delhi: Supreme Court agreed to take up on Friday the bail plea of Aziz Ahmed Mohammad Shaikh, who is convicted for 5 years under TADA. Court assures that there won’t be any discrimination in dealing with the Mumbai bomb blasts accused.     

A three-member bench headed by Justice B N Aggarwal gave the assurance after Ahmed’s counsel fighting Sanjay Dutt’s case appealed that no discrimination can be showed in granting bail to accused persons.

Aviation Industry is Contributing more to Global Warming - Environmentalists

New Delhi: With the aviation sector going through an exceptional development rate particularly in Asia-Pacific area and more significantly in India and China, ecologists reveal that the industry is turning the fastest growing contributor to global warming.

Musharraf’s Book Banned In Chandigarh For ‘Distorted’ Facts

In The Line Of FireChandigarh: The Chandigarh government cast out the Hindi edition of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s book “In the Line of Fire” as it had distorted the Indian map.

In an announcement, it said the map of India printed in the book didn't match to the country’s map as released by the Survey of India.

Garda Chief Strikes At Watchdog Criticism

Garda Commissioner Noel ConroyThe Garda dismissed scalding criticism over its supposed inability to apologize for misconduct. Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy asserted the force have said sorry on several occasions when it had made mistakes.

An official watchdog assemble to probe public grievances against the gardai said there was an institutional culture of indifference to misconduct.

USA To Improve Nation’s Deficient Bridges

After shock of bridge’s inexplicable fall at evening rush hour into the country’s largest river, bridge experts offer reassurance – The same federally assigned inspections that show one-quarter of U.S. bridges to be “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete,” they are in very little danger of collapsing.

This is what the same experts would have said about the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis before it collapsed down Wednesday.

Bush Administration to allocate Funds for Collapsed Bridge

President BushWashington: The Bush administration said structural deficiencies were found two years ago in highway bridge that crashed in Minneapolis and it was the state’s responsibility to fix them. Congress started working on a $250 million package of federal assistance.