British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah Macaulay come out of the plane on their arrival in New Delhi
on Sunday. — PTI photo
Excise holiday for non-manufacturing units in HP ends Chandigarh, January 20
In a move that will help the industry in Punjab and Haryana, the Centre has withdrawn excise concessions from Himachal Pradesh and
Uttarakhand-based units which are not into manufacturing, but are availing tax concessions on the basis of their location in these hill states.
Two arrested Indians shifted
to Madrid Madrid/New Delhi, January 20
Fourteen suspected Islamic militants, including two Indians, detained on the suspicion of planning a terror attack in Barcelona have been transferred to Madrid for questioning at the National Court, officials said today.
CPM ready to forge third alternative New Delhi, January 20
Keen to form the third alternative, the CPM appears to be proceeding cautiously.
The party is clear that such an alternative should be a firm alliance
based on shared policies and programmes that are different from both BJP
and the Congress and not an arrangement aimed only at fighting
teams refuse to work, demand security Coochbehar, Howrah also
affected Kolkata, January 20
The culling operation in the bird
flu-infected districts of Birbhum and Nadia today suffered a setback
following the refusal by the government-recruited veterinary doctors to
undertake the drive in the wake of yesterday’s attack on them at
Nalhati and Rampurhat in the worst-hit Birbhum district.
NE insurgent groups call for R-Day boycott Guwahati, January 20
Four insurgent groups active in the North East - the banned United Liberation Front of Asom, Kamatapur Liberation Organisation, Manipur People’s Liberation Front and Tripura People’s Democratic Front - have given a joint call for boycott of ‘Indian Republic Day’ and general strike on the same day in protest against continued ‘Indian colonial occupation of the region.’
Tri-series in Australia No place for Dravid, Ganguly Mumbai, January 20
Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, who made significant contributions in the current Test series against Australia, were today left out by the selectors in picking up of the Indian squad for the tri-series Down Under, also featuring Australia and Sri
Punjab plans to sell 13,413
sites to generate funds Ropar, January
Facing financial crises, Punjab is now planning to sell vacant land lying with various government departments. It has hired two companies, Feedback Ventures Pvt Ltd and IL & FS-IDC, to prepare project reports to guide the government in effectively disposing of such
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