Age row: ‘Graceful’ end to dispute with the government, says Army Chief
By Nitin Gokhale, A Vaidyanathan and Sidharth Pandey
New Delhi: The Army chief’s decision to take the government to court over his age turns out to have been a huge miscalculation. The Supreme Court today sided with the government, forcing General VK Singh to withdraw his petition by lunch time. His lawyer said the dispute ended “gracefully” and restored “the honour and integrity” of the chief. Many dismiss that assessment as heavily spin-doctored, and say General Singh may quit before his term expires at the end of May.
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– Turkey’s military chiefs ‘quit’
New Turkish land force chief appointed after Isik Kosaner and top commanders quit over rift with government.
General Isik Kosaner, the head of the Turkish armed forces, has quit along with the heads of the ground, naval and air forces.
The country’s state-run Anatolia news agency said on Friday that the military chiefs wanted to retire because of tensions with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the recently re-elected prime minister. Anatolia reported Kosaner as resigning “as he saw it as necessary” ….
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Peace Force Directress and Human rights protection officer ordered to quit country
–ordered on intelligence unit report –Imm. and Emigration Director
(Lanka-e-News, July 08, 2010, 10.50AM) Peace Force and non violence Directress, Tiffany Eastham of the SL division and Human rights protection coordinator Ali Pal have been informed by the Dept of Immigration and Emigration that their visas have been cancelled, and they cannot stay any longer in SL.
When Chulananda Perera, the Immigration and emigration Director General was asked about this visa cancellation, he stated that he had acted on the report furnished by the Govt. intelligence unit.
The decision to expel two chief Peace Force officers from SL amidst protests staged against the appointment of a Committee by Ban Ki Moon to advise him on the human rights violations in SL during the war has invited the focus and attention of all Organizations acting on behalf of human rights protection.
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NEW DELHI: In a major embarrassment for the army, a Lieutenant General has been forced to resign following allegations of sexual misconduct against him by the wife of an officer during a visit abroad last month. Indian army sources said that Lt. Gen A. K. Nanda, the Engineer-in-Chief, was asked to put in his papers by Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh after a complaint that he molested the wife of his technical secretary during a visit to Israel. …
Courtesy: Voice, June 05, 2010
Labour Party Pakistan quit APDM, would continue to build progressive forces, APDM have done its job, LPP press conference in Lahore
LPP formally left All Parties Democratic Movement APDM. The decision was announced by Farooq Tariq spokesperson LPP in a press conference at Lahore today. Similarly, Nisar Shah general secretary LPP issued a press release in Islamabad in this regard.
LPP leaders told the press that APDM have served its purpose by getting rid of the military dictatorship.
“The political scenario have changed. There is no need of the Left and Right to be on the same platform as military dictatorship have already been forced to resign”. LPP spokesperson said.
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