Tuesday, February 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Passengers spared, freight  hiked
by 3 per cent
Essential items exempted, 24 express trains introduced
New Delhi, February 26
Passenger fares have been spared while freight rates have been hiked marginally across the board, barring some essential commodities, to mop up Rs 500 crore in a Railway Budget that preserves Ms Mamata Banerjee’s image as a minister of the masses.


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Security men check the Railway Budget papers in Parliament House on Monday.
Security men check the Railway Budget papers in Parliament House on Monday. — Photo Hamid Ali

Bulk of new trains for West Bengal, North gets only four

Bengal not favoured: Mamata

Mamata allies too feel neglected

Market borrowing not wise: experts

Passenger fare may be hiked later

Editorial: Mamata defiant as ever

Allies, Cong deplore Budget
New Delhi, February 26
The main Opposition party Congress today made a scathing attack on the Railway Budget presented by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee terming it as a “tale of woe accompanied by a bagful of excuses” and a “political Budget” aimed at reaping dividends in the coming Assembly elections. 




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GoM moots border fencing
Submits report to Prime Minister
New Delhi, February 26
The report of the Group of Ministers on the feasibility of recommendations made by the Kargil review committee headed by Mr K. Subrahmanyam, has recommended the fencing of the entire Indo-Pakistan border along the Line of Control and the creation of a post of Chief of Defence Staff to have direct liaison with the Prime Minister on sensitive national security issues.

Sir Donald BradmanDon Bradman is no more
Sydney, February 26
Sir Donald Bradman, the greatest batsman in Test history and Australia’s most revered sporting figure, has died in Adelaide, aged 92, the Australian Cricket Board announced.
Editorial: Goodbye, Sir Don

In Education Tribune today

Revision of syllabi top priority: Kehar Singh


And now where are you going?
By Suverchala Kashyap

Manager par excellence!
By Parminder K Shad


Vote here for boarding trains!
by Sandeep Joshi

Fresh taxes in HP on cards
Mobilise own resources, plan panel tells Dhumal
Shimla, February 26
Fresh taxes are expected to be imposed in Himachal Pradesh by the Chief Minister, Mr P.K. Dhumal, in his Budget next month as the Planning Commission has clearly told him not to resort to market borrowings but to mobilise resources of the state.

Balco issue rocks House again
New Delhi, February 26
The Balco issue continued to rock Parliament for the third day today even as the government gave an assurance that the transfer of shares of the public sector undertaking would be held in abeyance till March 1 to enable Parliament to vet the Rs 551 crore deal.

Rights violations: US report indicts India
Washington, February 26
The US State Department today said serious human rights problems remained in India. It listed violations in Jammu and Kashmir and the north eastern states as torture and rape by the police and other agents of the government, poor prison conditions, arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention.

It’s a deep-rooted conspiracy: Sushant
Registration of FIR against three ministers
Shimla, February 26
The registration of an FIR against three ministers by the Kangra police has been described by the Revenue Minister, Mr Rajan Sushant, as a “deep-rooted conspiracy.” He said here today that the matter would be discussed with the BJP high command as the Chief Minister, Mr P.K. Dhumal, had failed to take action in the matter.

Quake jolts Central Asia
February 26, 2001
Return Ayodhya land, VHP tells PM
February 25, 2001
Economic outlook gloomy
February 24, 2001
PM warns Lashkar
February 23, 2001
J&K truce extended
February 22, 2001
India lodges protest
February 21, 2001
Pak stalling peace process: President
February 20, 2001
GOC regrets firing, orders probe
February 19, 2001
Ceasefire likely to be extended
February 18, 2001
Fresh protests rock valley
February 17, 2001
4 killed in firing
February 16, 2001

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