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The Army today ordered a Court of Inquiry (Co I) into the charges of sexual misconduct levelled against Lt Gen AK Nanda by the wife of a junior officer.
A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the charges levelled against Lt Gen Nanda by the wife of a Colonel, officials at the Army headquarters here said.
Hundreds of PMK activists were arrested at a separate black flag demonstration condemning the Sri Lankan president's visit.
PMK leader S Ramadoss said the Centre should issue an ultimatum to the island government "to solve the ethnic problems of Tamils as per their aspirations".
Among other issues, it will consider Home Minister P Chidambarams view that instead of going in for a caste head count at this stage since the Census is already underway, it should be undertaken when the biometrics photographing, fingerprinting and iris mapping of citizens is to be done for the preparation of the National Population Register (NPR).
This subject has been discussed twice by the Union Cabinet ever since the demand for a caste-based Census was raised by OBC leaders like Samajwadi Partys Mulayum Singh Yadav, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Sharad Yadav of the Janata Dal (U) and subsequently endorsed by members cutting across political parties in Parliament.
While the cadres of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, an ally of the DMK, resorted to rail roko at many places, effigies of Rajapaksa and symbols of Sri Lankan government were burnt throughout Tamil Nadu at more than 300 places.
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition filed by an eye specialist challenging the Rs 6.1 lakh compensation awarded to a three-year-old boy who lost his left eye vision due to medical negligence.The Lankan deputy high commission virtually resembled an invaded fortress as thousands of policemen were deployed around it, since more than a dozen parties, including DMK ally Thirumavalavan, Dalit outfits like Puthiya Thamizhagam, popular director Seeman's Naam Thamizhar and Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam, had threatened to proceed towards the embassy.