News: 27-Mar-10

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  1. Modi likely to depose before SIT today
    AHMEDABAD: Chief Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be questioned by Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Saturday in the former Congress MP Ahsan Jafri murder complaint. The venue and time of the deposition, however, remained undisclosed.
  2. Quota sought for Muslims
    PATNA: Encouraged by the apex court’s decision to allow four per cent quota in Andhra Pradesh in its interim order, the Jamiat-Ulema-Hind is demanding that the state government should follow West Bengal in giving quota to Muslims in government jobs and educational institutes.
  3. No BJP leader tried to stop Babri demolition: police officer
    Rae Bareli: The demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 took place in the presence of a clutch of top Bharatiya Janata Party and Sangh Parivar leaders, none of whom, Lal Krishna Advani included, made an attempt to stop the vandals, said Anju Gupta, senior police officer and the prosecution’s star witness in the Ayodhya demolition criminal case on Friday.
  4. Iraq elections final results due Friday
    The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission has confirmed that it will announce the final results of the nation’s parliamentary elections on Friday.
  5. Iraq Bombings Kill 42 as Iraqis Called to Accept Election Results
    Friday was not a traditional in Iraq…
  6. Leaders of regional countries to mark Nowruz
    With the announcement of March 21st as the International Day of Nowruz, the Tajik and Iraqi presidents arrive in Tehran to attend celebrations marking the Persian New Year.
  7. Saudi prince arrested in Lebanon over drugs
    Lebanese security forces have arrested a Saudi prince at the Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut after they discovered cocaine in his possession during a routine inspection of passengers.
  8. ‘CIA seeks using Afghan women to promote war’
    The CIA has called for recruiting Afghan women in a public relations bid to persuade Europeans to support war in Afghanistan, a document leaked to the media has revealed.
  9. 2 Bahrain Medics Detained for Aiding a Shia Man
    Amnesty International has called on the Bahraini authorities to account for the arrest and brief detention of two medical workers, apparently for helping a man who had been wounded during an anti-government protest this month.

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