2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Mush loyalists trail
Bhutto, Sharif’s parties surge ahead Islamabad, February 18
Initial results in Pakistan’s general elections today went against President Pervez Musharraf with several of his former ministers losing while opposition PPP and PML-N winning in their strongholds, Sindh and Punjab, respectively.
Video: Sharif casts his vote as Pak heads to polls. (56k) Video: Violent start to Pak vote: Blast in poll booth.
Moga Sex Scandal SC declines
petitions of 2 Cong councillors New Delhi, February 18
The Supreme Court today declined to
entertain the petitions of two Congress councillors of Moga for making
them a party to the sensational sex scandal case in which they are named
as accused among several others by the Punjab Police.
up in Delhi, UP after IB inputs New Delhi, February 18
After receiving intelligence inputs
regarding some terrorist outfits planning to strike in the city, the
Delhi police beefed up security in the capital today.
D-man, 5 others get life term New Delhi, February 18
A city court today awarded life imprisonment to Romesh Sharma, allegedly associated with Dawood Ibrahim, for hatching a conspiracy to murder his girlfriend, fashion designer Kunjum Budhiraja, on March 20, 1999.
Naxalites, six CRPF men killed Raipur, February 18
At least 19 persons, including six
CRPF personnel, were killed in a fierce gunbattle between security
forces and Maoists in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, about 550 km
from here this afternoon. The gunbattle took place in Mirtur area of the
district between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in which at least 13 Maoists were
killed, a senior CRPF official said here.
plans $100 b facelift for air defence Mumbai, February 18
The Indian government has embarked
upon an ambitious upgrade programme for the Indian Air Force at the cost
of $100 billion spread over the next decade.
may probe Jan 22 meltdown New Delhi, February 18
Any probe into the stock market
crash of January 22, 2008, could be possible if there are some concrete
evidences of lack of transparency and wrongdoings, concerned authorities
are understood to have informed a Parliamentary panel today. The
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance reportedly discussed market
volatility today, which was its second meeting on the issue.
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