2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Dose 2: More cuts CRR by 1%, Repo by
0.5% Mumbai, November 1 Amidst concerns of the
country's economic growth slowing down due to high cost of
funds, the Reserve Bank of India today stepped in to effect
further cuts in the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) and the Statutory
Liquidity Ratio (SLR) apart from a reduction in short-term
lending rate (repo).
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
today asserted that the government was not going soft on terror
and pledged to take ‘effective steps’ against those
responsible for Thursday’s serial blasts that rocked Assam
claiming over 80 lives and injuring more than 350 persons. The PM
along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi came here to take stock of
the post-blast situation. They visited a blast site in the city
and met injured at two government hospitals here.
Terror Mountain: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi visit the site of the blast outside the district courts in Guwahati on Saturday. — AFP
bombs rocked Guwahati Guwahati, November 1
Three Maruti 800 cars fitted with
plastic explosives and ammonium nitrate and programmable time devices (PTDs)
were used to trigger serial blasts in Guwahati on Thursday and a Bajaj
Pulser motorcycle was used in Bongaigoan blast, the police confirmed
IPI Gas Pipeline India working
with Pak to resolve issues: Pranab Tehran, November 1
External affairs minister Pranab
Mukherjee today said New Delhi is working with Islamabad to resolve
outstanding issues and insisted that the $7.4 billion
Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project can be finalised through
cooperation of all three countries.
Pay Row Now, MoD lets
down armed forces New Delhi, November 1
Even as a high-level committee
comprising three Cabinet ministers is examining the four “core
issues” that the armed forces have raised after the Sixth Pay
Commission report was released, a fresh controversy has erupted. The
ministry of defence (MoD) and the forces are at loggerheads again over
salary related issues that have cropped up in the past one week.
chief, Takht jathedar boycott Nanded celebrations Hazur Sahib, November 1
President of the SGPC Avtar Singh,
Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib Giani Tarlochan Singh, Head Granthi of
the Golden Temple Giani Jaswinder Singh and most of the employees of
committee today left for Amritsar, leaving the Gurta Gaddi Diwas
celebrations here midway, in protest against yesterday’s clash.
car-o-bar proving too expensive Chandigarh, November 1
This is a story told often, but one
which never ceases to shock us. Whopping expenditure on official
vehicles by politicians, bureaucrats and their staff continues unabated
in this cash-starved state, despite global recession.
Punjab On A High II The swath is
bigger, count pharma in Chandigarh, November 1
The regional office of the
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has been successful in proving the
police-drug mafia nexus. After a brief surveillance over certain
suspects holding key field positions in the Union Territory police, the
Bureau arrived at conclusions that are shocking.
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