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Sunday, December 4, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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Sukna Scam
Lt Gen Prakash sacked

Found guilty; he becomes the senior most Army officer to be dismissed
Though Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash retired in Jan 2010, the Army Act allows for punishment to be handed out till three years after retirementNew Delhi/Guwahati, Dec 3
An Indian Army Court has found that a former Military Secretary, Lieutenant General Avadesh Prakash was guilty on three counts for his involvement in the Sukna land scam that rocked the Army in the late 2008. He has been dismissed from service making him the senior most Army officer to have faced a Court Martial and be dismissed from the service.
Though Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash retired in Jan 2010, the Army Act allows for punishment to be handed out till three years after retirement

FDI decision put on hold, claims Mamata
New Delhi, December 3
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CMA determined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has forced the UPA government to ‘suspend’ its decision to allow foreign investment in multi-brand retail trade. While there was no official word on the government’s decision, it was Mamata Banerjee who made the announcement in Kolkata.

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM

Opposition not convinced

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BUDGET 2011-12
Railway Budget
Economic Survey

A Tribune Investigation

Punjab Public Transport

Punjab Public Transport
Badals, buses and public losses
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Public losses, private profits
Silence of the lambs


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New Year Special
2011 — Year of Reckoning

Yearend Special
2010 — The Year of Disquiet
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in danger
Education Special
The Tribune Guide to Best Colleges

No plan for a supra state in North-East, says Manmohan
Imphal, December 3
Manmohan Singh, PMPrime Minister Manmohon Singh today said that there were no winners in the crippling economic blockades that Manipur had faced, while stating there was no plan for a ‘supra state’ (a body which is above the state) for Nagas in the North-East.
Manmohan Singh, PM

Ahead of poll, govt plays power politics
Announces 100 units of free electricity a month to 5 lakh landless families
Chandigarh, December 3
In a bid to oblige landless labourers in the state ahead of assembly elections, the SAD-BJP government today announced 100 units of free power a month to each family falling in this category. The government has also decided to give Rs 50 crore a year as subsidy to the state power utility for providing free power to the landless families.

Controversy over Amritsar DC going on leave ahead of SGPC House meet
Amritsar, December 3
In keeping with Sikh traditions, this time too, a Sikh Deputy Commissioner will preside over the first meeting of the newly elected SGPC members scheduled to take place at Teja Singh Samundari Hall here on Monday.


In Spectrum today

FOLK For Future
by Nirupama Dutt

Winged beauties
by Lt-Gen (retd) Baljit Singh









On Sundays
On Saturdays

dare bare shoot
Not a hands-down win for Pak’s moralists
Admiration for controversial actress Veena Malik growing
Islamabad, December 3
Queen of controversies Veena Malik may or not have done a nude shoot for an Indian magazine but this time it may not be a hands-down win for Pakistan's custodians of morality because her admirers seem to have multiplied over the year.

by Raj Chengappa, Editor-in-Chief

‘Those states that oppose FDI in retail do not have a veto power over others’
Anand Sharma , Union Commerce and Industry Minister
When the Union Cabinet announced on November 24, 2011 that it was permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of up to 51 per cent in multi-brand retail and 100 per cent in single retail, it was to signal that it was putting the economic reform agenda back on track. But with Opposition parties bringing Parliament to a standstill over the announcement and the UPA government's key allies like Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister, opposing it, there is likelihood of the policy being derailed.


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