2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Rebound on Fed fix Sensex recovers 864 pts Mumbai, January 23
The BSE Sensex closed in positive territory today as the bears took a breather following a 0.75 per cent rate cut by the US Fed at an emergency meeting, hours before the markets opened in Asia.
Hello, it’s better today! A happy face outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai on Wednesday. — AFP
Ashok Chakra for three who died in action Chandigarh, January 23
Three Army personnel will be awarded the Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime award for gallantry. They are Col Vasanth V, Capt Harshan R and Naib Subedar Chuni Lal from Bhaderwah in Jammu and Kashmir, who with two decorations for gallantry earlier, would be among the highest decorated soldiers of the Army.
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Tribune Special Punjab lets its canals run dry Chandigarh, January 23
For decades, Punjab has been fighting battles with its neighbouring states over river waters. However, what has gone wrong with its own canal irrigation network over the years, its political masters have failed to address.
for SGPC men stayed Chandigarh, January 23
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s announcement of “poll bonanza” for the SGPC members in the form of permission to use red beacons atop their vehicles, made on the eve of the committee’s election, has come under judicial scanner.
AAYO GORKHALI! Men of the Gorkha Regiment march during the full-dress rehearsal for the 59th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
UP blasts: 5 get life term Lucknow, January 23
A fast track court today pronounced life imprisonment to five associates of
Waliullah, the reported mastermind behind the March 7, 2006 Varanasi serial bomb blasts killing 20 persons.
Gang of human smugglers jailed London, January 23
Indian-origin people smugglers who organised the illegal entry into Britain of thousands of people from India via South Africa have been sentenced to imprisonment following an extensive investigation into illegal immigration.
Kumble questions ODI selection timing Adelaide, January 23
Indian skipper Anil Kumble on Wednesday admitted that the timing of announcing the ODI side was far from ‘ideal’ but hoped his axed senior players would shrug off the disappointment to stay focussed for the crucial fourth Test against Australia, starting on Thursday.
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