Ambika Soni apprises Manmohan about Ram Sethu affidavit issue

Appeal against Lalu's acquittal in DA case maintainable: Patna HC

Lalu Prasad Yadav
Patna, Sept 20 The Patna High Court today said that a Bihar Government's petition challenging the acquittal of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi in a disproportionate assets (DA) case was maintainable.

Justice Ramesh Kumar Datta, who had earlier reserved his order on the maintainability of the petition, fixed September 24 as the next date for the case.

Students in Indore protest ragging-driven suicide

Indore, Sept 19 : Students clashed with police in Indore on Wednesday, as they staged a protest against a ragging-driven suicide by a college student a day before.

Hundreds of students, mobilised by unions, gathered outside the Pioneer Institute of Professional Studies, whose student Durgesh Shukla hanged himself on Tuesday.

A suicide note found on the crime scene indicated Shukla felt demoralised after a session of what was supposed to be harmless ragging by his seniors.

Sunita Williams' family, relatives celebrate her birthday

Ahmedabad, Sept 19 : The family and relatives of Indian-origin American astronaut Sunita Williams celebrated her birthday with fanfare in Gujarat today.

US Hopes To Work Jointly With India On Global Peace, Safety & Economic System – Richard Boucher

Richard BoucherWashington: The United States on Wednesday told that it desires to work jointly with India in arenas of international peacekeeping operation, regional foreign plan, safety and financial system.

The Bush government stated that it is rather responsive to what the demands of India are in pioneering technologies and remains much focused on what has to be done.

India To Hold Nuclear Discussions With IAEA In October

According to the news reports, India is likely to hold discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for precautions relating to its nuclear agreement with the United States.
The sources said that the Indian administration would like to hold talks with IAEA after the middle of October.

India-specific safeguards are crucial for the operationalization of the nuclear deal and New Delhi is required to hold negotiations with the IAEA by the middle of next month if it is to get the agreement cleared by early next year.