SC unseats Jayalalithaa as CM
New Delhi, Sept. 21. The Supreme Court today dealt a severe blow
to the political career of the AIADMK chief, Ms. Jayalalithaa, by
quashing her appointment as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by the
then Governor, Ms. Fathima Beevi, on May 14.
Fathima Beevi defends her action
Thiruvananthapuram, Sept. 21. The former Tamil Nadu Governor, Mr.
Fathima Beevi, today defended her action in appointing the AIADMK
leader, Ms. Jayalalithaa, as Chief Minister in May last. She took
the decision according to her understanding of the law as it
stood then, she said.
Force won't work: Taliban
Islamabad, Sept. 21. Confrontation between the United States and
the Taliban appears inevitable as the latter today categorically
rejected the four demands of the U.S. President, Mr. George Bush,
seeking the handing over of Osama bin Laden and access to the
hideouts of the Al-Quida in Afghanistan.
Successor a surprise choice
Chennai, Sept. 21. The day-long suspense on whom the mantle will
fall in Tamil Nadu ended around 7.15 p.m. when the AIADMK chief,
Ms. Jayalalithaa, named the Revenue Minister, Mr. O.
Paneerselvam, as her successor. It was a total surprise even to
her Cabinet Ministers and partymen. Mr. Paneerselvam himself
Taliban must act now: Bush
Washington, Sept. 21. Calling upon nations to join the war
against terror and reminding them that they were either on the
side of the United States or the terrorists, the U.S. President,
Mr. George W. Bush, vowed that justice would be meted out to
those responsible for killing thousands last week in New York and
New delhi, Sept. 21. The country's first indigenous ship-to-ship
missile, Dhanush, was successfully launched today from a Navy
vessel at sea. The 8.56 metre-long Dhanush has a strike range of
250 km. and was exclusively developed by the Defence Research and
HC ruling on Lok Pal
Cuttack, Sept. 21. In a significant judgment, the Orissa High
Court today quashed the appointment of retired judge, Mr. K. P.
Mohapatra, as the Lok Pal, stating the appointment was not in
accordance with the law. Acting on a writ petition, a Division
Bench of the High Court said due process was not followed under
the provision of the law.
New Delhi, Sept. 21. The crucial meeting of the Cauvery River
Authority, scheduled for tomorrow, was postponed late tonight
following a request from the Tamil Nadu Government.
CCS reviews situation
New Delhi, Sept. 21. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS)
today reviewed the scenario in the region in the wake of
developments arising out of the terror strikes in the U.S.