General Politics

Gordon Brown vows “full support” to Gilani

Gordon Brown vows “full support” to GilaniLondon, Mar 25 : Congratulating new Pakistani Premier Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on his assumption of office, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday offered his “full support” to him.

Gilani was sworn in earlier in the day by President Pervez Musharraf.

“I congratulate him and look forward to working closely with him on our shared agenda,” Brown said in a statement released by his Downing Street office.

Ladakhis are on hunger protest in support of exiled Tibetans

Ladakh, Mar 25 : Ladakhis are on hunger protest in support of exiled TibetansLocals in Ladakh took part in a hunger protest to express their solidarity with exiled Tibetans protesting against Chinese oppression.

Over 200 people participated in the event.

"Our main motive is the same as sought by the Dalai Lama. We will silently sit in hunger strike and protest," said Takpa Chimet, a group leader.

Restoration of judges will not be compromised: PML-N

Islamabad, Mar 25: PML-N parliamentary leader, Nisar Ali KhanThe Pakistan Mulim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentary leader, Nisar Ali Khan has said that the issue of the restoration of the sacked judiciary and the 'dictatorial' rule of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf would not be compromised.

Congratulating Pakistan premier elect Yousaf Raza Gillani in a speech at the National Assembly, Khan said democracy could not flourish under President Musharraf's shadow.

"Democracy and dictatorship can not proceed together," he said.

MQM splits from PML-Q led alliance

Islamabad, Mar. 22 :Farooq SattarThe Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) formally parted ways with the Palistan Muslim League-Quami (PML-Q) on Saturday by announcing withdrawal of its candidate for premiership in favour of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) candidate.

A report in the Dawn said that the announcement came after a meeting between senior MQM leaders and PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain at the latter's residence here.

NCP accuses Congress of kidnapping three independent MLAs

National Congress PartyShillong, Mar 10 : The NCP-led Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) has accused the Congress of kidnapping three of the five independent MLAs.

"We have learnt that the Congress has used the State machinery to illegally detain three independent MLAs who were willing to join us. We have registered our complaint with the authorities including the Governor. They should be given freedom to select side," NCP MP Robert Kharsiing at Raj Bhavan.

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Margaret Alva, whose party has won 25 seats in the 60-member house, did not reply to queries.

Mamata accuses UPA Government of tapping her phones

Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi, Mar 10: Trinamool Congress chief Mamta Banerjee
today charged the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA)
Government with tapping her phones.

However, Union Communications Minister A.Raja dismissed the charge when asked by Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.

Banerjee raised the issue during Question hour in the Lok Sabha,
claiming that she was "unable to talk a single line" over the phone.

“My land phones and mobile phones are being tapped. We cannot talk a single line on the phone," she said.

Chatterjee asked Banerjee to file a complaint with his office.

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