Kanimozhi, Raja re-elected to RS
CHENNAI, 27 JUNE: Ms Kanimozhi was today re-elected to the Rajya Sabha with Congress support from Tamil Nadu after a contest with actor Vijayakanth, a DMDK candidate. Four AIADMK candidates, including the party leader in the Rajya Sabha V Maitreyan and the CPI’s D Raja (photo right), registered comfortable wins as expected in the elections for which voting was held for the first time in 17 years. sns                                             

Salem attacked
MUMBAI, 27 JUNE: Gangster Abu Salem, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, was today attacked inside Taloja Central Jail in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, police said. According to police, Salem was shot by Devendra Jagtap, an accused in the advocate Shahid Azmi murder case. Salem sustained injury to his hand as Jagtap fired one round. This is the second attack on Salem inside a jail after he was deported from Portugal in 2005. pti
EU bailout deal
BERLIN, 27 JUNE: European Union (EU) finance ministers have agreed on a plan on how to rescue troubled banks without leaving taxpay-ers to face the bill. Ban-ks’ creditors and share-holders will take the first hits, followed by savers with deposits of more than €100,000. Taxpaye-rs will be among the last to shoulder losses. pti