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Jul 19, 2008 at 07:10pm IST

National Wipes: News from across India

New Delhi: The four Indian Embassy blast victims in Kabul, including Defence Attache Brigadier RD Mehta and Indian Foreign Service officer VV Rao, have been nominated for Kirti Chakra.

Their names have been forwarded by the Defence Ministry for the top honour as a tribute to the deceased. Two Indo-Tibetan Border Police jawans were also killed in the suicide attack at the Embassy on July 7.

The Supreme Court has given a go ahead for the arrest of controversial stockbroker Ketan Parekh for non-payment of bank dues. The court issued the warrant after Parekh's repeated default in repaying the Rs 888 crore he owes to the Madhavpura Mercantile Co-operative Bank.

Parekh has so far paid only Rs 396 crore.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers ransacked Bharati Vidyapeeth, a renowned deemed university in Pune on Tuesday.

The workers were alleging discrimination against Marathi students. This is the fifth such attack on educational institutions in Maharashtra by the MNS in the last four days.

The attacks are part of MNS's anti-North Indian drive in the state.