Ranchi/Patna, February 3
A low turnout was recorded in the Naxalite-affected areas of Jharkhand in the first phase of polling for 24 Assembly seats with the Naxalites exploding a landmine yesterday night in Malahi Tola area of Chhattarpur constituency in Palamu division, which killed seven persons, including six security personnel.
Police beat up protestors at Chattarpur in Palamou district after seven policemen were killed in a landmine blast nearby during the first phase of Assembly elections in Jharkhand on Thursday. — PTI
One killed, 18 injured in poll
clashes Chandigarh, February 3
One person was killed and 18 persons were injured in clashes between supporters of the Congress and the ruling Indian National Lok Dal at various places during the
one-day polling for the Haryana Assembly elections today.
In the shadow of the gun: Voters of lone village in Narwana, one of the sensitive constituencies in the state, wait for their turn to cast votes, as a cop keeps a vigil on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
BJP seeks Kalam’s intervention in Goa New Delhi, February 3
A day after the Manohar Parrikar Government was dismissed, a BJP delegation led by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and including 17 MLAs from Goa today met President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and demanded the immediate reinstatement of the party’s government in Goa and recall of Governor S C Jamir for his “unconstitutional and partisan” action.
In video: Senior Congress leader Pratap Singh Rane sworn in as Goa
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BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Manohar Parrikar and his party MLA from Goa, at a press conference against the decision of the Governor of Goa to dismisse the BJP government at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Rajeev
Explain EPF interest hike: EC tells govt
New Delhi, February 3
Virtually questioning the government’s decision to pay a higher interest rate of 9.5 per cent to 40 million subscribers of the Employees Provident Fund, a day ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana, the Election Commission today said it had already sought an explanation on the issue.
Modi declares holidays on Gurpurb, Good Friday Chandigarh, February 3
Worried over the damage caused to his image by the cancellation of the holiday of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary by his government, Gujarat Chief Minister Narender Modi has started damage control exercise.
52 die in train-tractor collision
Nagpur, February 3
At least 52 persons, mostly women and children returning from a wedding, were today killed and 10 injured when a
Nagpur-bound train collided with a tractor-trailer at an unmanned crossing at
Kanhan, about 30 kms from here, the police said.
Panel accepts Taiwan’s denial of Netaji’s death
Kolkata, February 3
Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry, probing into the alleged disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, today accepted as evidence the Taiwan Government’s communications denying death of Netaji in plane crash in Taipei Airport.
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