News: 23-Mar-10

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  1. Defiant Modi says SIT did not issue summons to him
    NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD: In a shrewd manoeuvre, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, under fire for dodging the Special Investigation Team probing the Gujarat riot cases, on Monday suddenly switched into aggressive gear, disputing that he was served with any summons and terming reports to the contrary as a campaign against people of the state.
  2. Iraqi Elections: Allawi Leads; Results on Friday
    The Iraqi elections results will be announced on Friday, said The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) chief Faraj al-Haidari, after the commission rebuffed a demand by the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to recount votes.
  3. Karzai in talks with Taliban allies
    Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has been talking peace with former allies of the Taliban.
  4. Imam Khamenei: Iranians dealt strongest, last blows on enemy on Dec 30, Feb 11
    World Shia Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said here on Sunday that Iranian nation dealt the strongest and last blows on the enemy on December 30 and February 11.
  5. HDP Announces Protest Against Hazara Shia Muslim Target Killings in Quetta
    Hazara Democratic Party staged a rally in Quetta against unremitting target killings of Hazara Shia Muslim tribe members in the provincial capital of Balochistan. Six members of Hazara tribe have been martyred in three different incidents of target killings in Quetta in just four days.
  6. Turkey top judge: Constitutional reform ‘unconstitutional’
    Turkey’s chief of the Supreme Court of Appeals has attacked Ankara’s bid to amend the constitution, mounting official resistance against the proposals
  7. Nowruz car crash death toll approaches 265
    As Iranians are celebrating the New Year, 129 fatal car accidents over the past 24 hours across the country, have claimed the lives of 29 people and injured 207 others.
  8. Iran to distribute new banknotes in 4 months
    The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) will issue new 100,000-rial banknotes within four months, says CBI Head Mahmoud Bahmani.
  9. SC takes up AP appeal against HC ruling quashing 4% Muslim quota
    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday entertained Andhra Pradesh government’s appeal challenging the High Court verdict quashing a state law giving 4% reservation to Muslims in jobs and admissions to educational institutions.
  10. ‘Islamist extremists can destabilise Bangladesh’
    NEW DELHI: Most of the Muslim population in Bangladesh supports the secular state and abjures violence but Islamist extremists have the potential to destabilise that country, say experts from a leading Dhaka-based think tank.

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