2008, Chandigarh, India
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hike today as oil soars to $135 PM:
Oil Cos to get help New Delhi, May 22
As global crude prices
shot to a record 135 dollar a barrel, Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh today said the government would not let them suffer.
"We will not allow oil companies to suffer," he told
reporters at the fourth anniversary celebrations of the UPA
government at his residence.
voting in Punjab, HP Brisk in Haryana,
Karnal DC Malik removed Chandigarh, May 22
Brisk and peaceful
polling was reported from all three assembly constituencies of
Haryana, while Punjab and Himachal Pradesh reported a moderate
turn out of voters during the byelections today, amidst the
immediate transfer of Karnal DC B.S. Malik on the orders of
the Election Commission of India.
Women, armed with photo-identity cards, line up to vote in Garhi Birbal village of the Indri assembly constituency in Karnal district.
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more posts for defence forces New Delhi, May 22
In an apparent move to placate the
armed forces in view of the insufficient financial benefits of the Sixth
Pay Commission, the Ministry of Defence has now agreed to have about
2,700 additional posts distributed at the top-level across the three
330-crore relief for Godhra riot victims New Delhi, May 22
The UPA government being already
into the election mode, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today announced a
relief package of Rs 330 crore for the victims of the 2002 post-Godhra
riots in Gujarat.
UPA’s 4th Anniversary Stage
set for new alignments
Delhi, May 22
The UPA government’s fourth anniversary celebrations today became an
occasion to set aside old misunderstandings and forge fresh friendships.
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blames World Bank, IMF for food, fuel crisis United Nations, May 22
Firmly rejecting the contention
that rising consumption in developing nations was responsible for the
soaring food and fuel prices, India has blamed the policies of the World
Bank and the IMF and "excessive and unsustainable" demand in
developed countries for the crisis.
25 years on Kapuri
waterfront waits to bloom Kapuri (Ghanaur), May 22
The fight for water rights of
Punjab brought this village in national limelight in April 1982 when the
Akalis gathered here to launch the Kapuri morcha in protest against
giving state’s waters to Haryana. Twenty-five years down the line,
farmers of Kapuri and its neighbouring areas still are fighting for
water; this time it is for a lift irrigation scheme, which they claim,
is only salvation from near penury.
Kapuri morcha survivor Joginder Singh (second from left) with other villagers at
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