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Selected
M.S. Gill, former CEC, as Honorary Fellow of Queen’s College, England, for "contributions to strengthening democratic institutions in India."

 

Raided
Tehelka offices in Delhi, by the CBI, just as its editor Tarun Tejpal was to depose before the Venkataswami commission. The portal "staged" a poaching incident in the Shivaliks.

Appointed
Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, as Pakistan ambassador to the US. Qazi, high commissioner to India till recently, replaces Maleeha Lodhi.

 

Subir Dutta, as defence secretary. He replaces Yogendra Narain.

Honoured
Romila Thapar, with the prestigious honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the Oxford University. Thapar is an emeritus professor of history at JNU.

 

Starting
IIT kharagpur, a three-year masters degree to produce doctors of medical science and technology. It’s produced only engineers till now.

Resigns
Badruddoza Chowdhury, Bangladesh President, after the BNP passed a no-confidence resolution.

 


Born
A daughter to Priyanka Gandhi, Robert Vadra. The Vadras also have a son, Rehan, aged 2.

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