Queensland Premier attacks Haneef ‘bungles’

AFP needed to be frank with the public: Beattie Mr Beattie’s attack today is the latest in a war of words which also has seen the Federal Government accuse Haneef’s lawyers of undermining terror laws. Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said some civil libertarians were prepared to say anything to achieve their […]

Australia planning to deport Haneef

Sunday, 22 July , 2007, 00:36 (Sify News) Melbourne: Under fire for handling the case of Mohammed Haneef charged with supporting a terror group and crumbling evidence against him, the Australia government is planning to deport the Indian doctor to contain adverse political fallout at home. Quoting unnamed government sources, […]

We are not racists: Oz High Commissioner in New Delhi

New Delhi: The Australian High Commissioner to India John McCarthy has denied allegations of racism in handling the case of detained Indian doctor Mohammad Haneef. Countering charges of human rights violations in the way Haneef was handled in Australia, he said the Australian government was simply acting upon the UK […]

Pratibha Patil is India’s 13th President

United Progressive Alliance-Left nominee Pratibha Patil has been elected as the 13th President of India. Pratibha on Saturday won the Presidential election by a huge 3 lakh margin defeating National Democratic Alliance-backed independent candidate Bhairon Singh Shekhawat to become the first woman head of state in a bitterly-contested poll that […]

Parathiba Patil leading in India’s Presidential count

From Rajiv Sharma in New Delhi (2.20 pm) New Delhi: Reports indicate that UPA-Left-BSP candidate Prathiba Patil is leading in the vote count for India’s President. The counting is still in phase one. Pitted against Prathiba Patil is BJP backed B. S. Shekhawat (current Vice President of India). From the […]