2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Badal Senior patron for life
Son also rises in Akali Dal Amritsar, January 31
The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today elected 46-year-old Sukhbir Singh Badal, son of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, as president of the party in the historical Teja Singh Samundri Hall in the SGPC complex.
Parkash Singh Badal honours newly-elected SAD President Sukhbir
in Amritsar on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Setu project a threat, says Coast Guard New Delhi, January 31
The Indian Coast Guard today said the controversial Sethusamudram shipping canal project has “security implications” which have been “conveyed” to the government.
Bird Flu UP seals borders with Bihar, Nepal Gorakhpur, January 31
To check the spread of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in eastern Uttar Pradesh, the state government has sealed the borders adjoining Bihar and Nepal. The epidemic has already affected West Bengal and Bihar.
Net crash: Cable fault to be repaired in 10 days: Govt New Delhi, January 31
Even as the government today said the complete repair of the two submarine cables, which has disrupted long distance traffic and Internet traffic to Europe and the US, would be completed within 10 days, 30 per cent of the affected links have been restored through alternate path by service providers.
Fed Trim II: 1/2 pt Washington, January 31
The US Federal Reserve trimmed its base federal funds rate a half-point today to 3.0 per cent in its cut reduction in eight days to help an economy that some say is on the brink of recession.
Liquor Scam Brigadier convicted, another
facing trial Chandigarh, January 31
A general court martial trying two brigadiers for their alleged role in a liquor scam has found one of them guilty of wrongfully taking a loan from a private party. The trial of the other officer is in progress.
Airlines promoted by Chautala man raided Chandigarh, January 31
The income tax authorities today raided various offices and other premises of the nascent MDLR Airlines and its promoters in many towns of Haryana, including Sirsa and Gurgaon, where the head office of the airlines is located.
A ‘humanitarian’ Punjab reinstates convicted staff Chandigarh, January 31
Instances have surfaced where Punjab government employees convicted for corruption have been taken back into service on “humanitarian” grounds. Reinstatement has followed the convicts’ appeals to state authorities against dismissal from service by their departments upon conviction.
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