2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Lalu ke haseen poll sapne
Cuts fares, freight on petrol, diesel New Delhi, February 26
With an eye on the general elections, union railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav expectedly reduced passenger and freight rates across the board in his budget proposals for 2008-09 and announced the biggest ever annual plan for the gigantic system with an investment of Rs 37,500 crore.
Three months after the Punjab and
Haryana High Court observed the Moga sex scam apparently was “nothing
less than the Jammu sex scandal”, the Central Bureau of Investigations
today arrested then Moga’s senior superintendent of police Davinder
Singh Garcha, along with then superintendent of police (headquarters)
Paramdeep Singh Sandhu, for alleged involvement in the scam.
Former Moga SSP Davinder Singh Garcha
outside support to PPP: PML-N Islamabad, February 26
Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N today said
it would not join the planned PPP-led coalition government in Pakistan
but would extend outside support in the clearest sign yet on its role
after the two opposition parties joined hands after sweeping victories.
tests undersea N-missile New Delhi, February 26
India today successfully test fired
its first-ever undersea nuclear capable ballistic missile off the
eastern coastal city of Vishakahpatnam, catapulting it to the select
band of five countries equipped with the technology.
approves Central rule in Nagaland New Delhi, February 26
The Lok Sabha today approved the
imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland, where the Assembly
election process is currently on. A resolution ratifying the Centre’s
decision was okayed by the House without any discussion and by a voice
vote amidst din created by members who were creating a ruckus on some
should not interfere in economic policies: SC New Delhi, February 26
On the day of rail budget with the
government laying down a road map for several of its economic policies,
the Supreme Court in a significant judgement said the judiciary must
keep itself away from the executive and legislature’s economic
decisions and give greater “latitude” to the laws on fiscal and tax
upholds punishment to Punjab cop New Delhi, February 26
The Supreme Court today upheld the
punishment awarded by the Punjab police to its assistant sub-inspector
for indulging in the theft of petrol as it found a series of court
proceedings at various level on his plea untenable under the law.
Farmer loans, industrial sops
SAD-BJP puts Centre on notice New Delhi, February 26
The SAD-BJP today gave a clarion call to the UPA government at the Centre to awake and address the needs of the farmers and the industry in Punjab, failing which there will be no recourse available to the state but to adopt a confrontationist attitude to ensure justice.
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