2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
India will take N-deal forward: Pranab Boucher arrives today to hold talks New Delhi, March 3
The external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee today indulged in some subtle diplomacy when he said India would “take forward” its engagement on the Indo-US nuclear deal and would do so by continuing to seek “broad political consensus within the country”.
Mumbai, March 3
It was black Monday once again for stock markets as benchmark Sensex melted to record its second biggest fall of over 900 points in BSE history and closed below 17k level as the already dim global situation gave further signs of worst feared recession in US.
Landslide for Putin’s man Medvedev
Moscow, March 3
President Vladimir Putin’s hand-picked candidate, Dmitry Medvedev, won the ballot by a landslide yesterday. Russia’s liberals criticised the election as a farce, saying it was stage-managed by the Kremlin from the outset.
Loan Waiver Punjab,
Haryana begin assessing beneficiaries Chandigarh,
Setting the ball
rolling for the implementation of the Rs 60,000 crore
crop loan waiver scheme, banks in Haryana have
calculated the total outstanding agriculture loans to
small and marginal farmers extended by banks at Rs
Chautala, son Ajay
to face prosecution New Delhi, March 3
In a significant development, the CBI today lifted the veil of secrecy about its investigation in the Haryana JBT teachers’ recruitment scam and categorically told the Supreme Court that former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala, MP, will face prosecution.
MPs quit Lok Sabha New Delhi, March 3
Accusing the Congress-led United
Progressive Alliance of “betraying the people of Telangana”, four
Telangana Rashtra Samiti MPs on Monday submitted their resignations to
protest the government’s delay in creating a separate state for their
Telangana Rashtra Samithi Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (second from right) along with his three MPs outside Parliament House after resigning from the membership over the Telangana issue in New Delhi on Monday.
Singh freed To meet family today Lahore, March 3
Indian national Kashmir Singh was
released today after spending 35 years on death row in Pakistani jails
and will be reunited with his family at the Wagah border tomorrow.
Singh, pardoned last week by President Pervez Musharraf after his case
was taken up by caretaker human rights minister Ansar Burney, emerged
from the Kot Lakhpat Central Jail here a little after 8.20 pm (local
fire from minister’s revolver injures 2 Jammu, March 3
The “accidental” fire from the
loaded revolver of Javed Mustafa Mir, the minister of state for rural
development and information technology in the Jammu and Kashmir
government left two employees, one of them a woman, injured at the high
security Jammu airport here today.
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