Nepal plane crash
May 25, 2012
11 Indians die in
were killed when a
crashed while trying
to land at Nepal’s
Jomsom airport May
14. Eleven, out of the
21 people on board,
were rescued alive
from the crash site.
A Raja walks out of jail
A Delhi court granted bail to
India’s former telecom minister
Andimuthu Raja, the main
accused in the $5.8 billion 2G
scam. Raja walked out of Tihar
jail after fifteen months, May 16.
The court brushed aside India’s
Central Bureau of Investigations
apprehensions that he would
tamper with evidence if released.
India to enable land exchange with Bangladesh
An amendment to India’s
Constitution will be drafted to
enable the exchange of 111 Indian
enclaves in Bangladesh and 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in
India, said External Affairs Minister S M Krishna.
He added the government was eager to implement the
Protocol and Land Boundary Agreement signed during
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Bangladesh in
September last year.
India welcomes US move on Dawood aides
India welcomed the United States move to designate
underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s aides Chhota Shakeel
and Tiger Memon as key drug traffickers. India has been
maintaining that all three are in Pakistan and their names
figure in the ‘most wanted’ list given to Islamabad by New
CHANDESHOR BAS TOKOTI/REU TERS
The government has decided to raise the issue with
Pakistan during the home secretary-level talks in
Islamabad May 24-25.
Both houses of the Indian Parliament held a special session May 13 to mark its 60th anniversary. Discussions recalling India’s freedom struggle and road to democracy were
held during the meeting. Leaders also stressed on the need to end frequent disruptions in the house. President Pratibha Devsingh Patil presented mementos to 92-year-old
Rishang Keshing, who was also a member of the first Lok Sabha in 1952
Parliament turns 60 Parliament turns 60