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SIT gives clean chit to Narendra Modi in Gujarat riots case

Ahmedabad, April 10: The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team has found no evidence against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 57 others in the complaint filed against them by Zakia Jafri in the 2002 Gujarat riots, a Magisterial court said on Tuesday.

The court also ordered that Zakia, widow of former...

Army Chief sends complaint to CBI on alleged bribery offer

New Delhi, April 10: Army Chief General V K Singh today sent his complaint to the CBI regarding Rs 14 crore alleged bribery offer made to him by a retired officer to clear the supply of a tranche of 600 vehicles.

CBI sources said the...

Tank munition reserves: Antony terms reports as 'rumours'

New Delhi, April 10: Dismissing as "rumours" reports about shortage of certain tank ammunition, Defence Minister A K Antony today said there will always be "shortcomings" but the country was in a much stronger position as compared to the past.

"These are all rumours. I...

Riot-hit old Hyderabad calm, but tense

Hyderabad, April 10: An eerie calm prevails in the Old City. Curfew continued on Tuesday for the thirth day with reports of clashes from different areas on Monday.

Despite curfew in some areas, minor communal incidents, including a bid to burn down a garage at Umda Bazaar in Kamatipura, have...

Zardari visit thaws India-Pak freeze

New Delhi, April 10: Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to India on Sunday seems to have begun paying peace dividends with the Supreme Court granting bail to a 80-year-old Pakistan scientist convicted of murder, and both sides beginning work on a hassle-free visa regime for businessmen of both countries.

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House panel summons defence chiefs

New Delhi, April 10: The three defence service chiefs have been summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, which asked them to appear before it and apprise on the level of the armed forces’ preparedness in case of an enemy attack.

The...

23 convicted, 23 acquitted in post-Godhra riots case

Anand Gujarat, April 10: A special fast track court here on Monday convicted 23 persons of murder, conspiracy and abetment to murder and acquitted 23 others in the 2002 Ode communal riot massacre in Gujarat.

District and Sessions Court judge Poonam Singh said the sentences would be announced on April...

Gujarat court convicts 23 for Ode massacre

Anand (Guj), April 9: A sessions court here today convicted 23 people and acquitted as many others for want of evidence in connection with the Ode village massacre in 2002 post-Godhra riots.

The verdict was delivered by the district and sessions court Judge Poonam Singh....

Supreme Court grants bail to Khalil Chisty

New Delhi, April 9: Eighty-year-old ailing Pakistani prisoner Dr. Khalil Chisty, serving life term in an Ajmer jail in Rajasthan in a murder case of 1992, was today granted bail by the Supreme Court.

A bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and J. Chelameswar granted him...

Hyd clashes: a day after, situation peaceful in old city areas

Hyderabad, April 9: The situation in trouble-hit parts of the old city here, remained peaceful today even as indefinite curfew continued for the second day in the communally sensitive Madannapet and Saidabad areas.

"The situation is totally peaceful and there have been no reports of any untoward incident from any part of the communally...