May 30, 2005,
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
raises pitch for power sector reforms Shimla,
Underlining the need
to put the best foot forward in infrastructure
development, Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh today called
upon the states to ponder why the functioning of
electricity boards was not improving and the power sector
not attracting private capital.
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, at a conference of state power secretaries in Shimla on Sunday.
— Photo by Anil Dayal
mega package for Himachal Shimla, May
predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee in extending largesse to
the hill state, Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh today
announced a direct financial assistance of over Rs 1,125
crore under various schemes.
With growing power shortage, should free power continue
to be given?
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rejects Pakistan’s invitation for visit Srinagar,
faction of the APHC here today decided not to visit
PoK by the Muzaffarabad bus on June 2 in response to
the Pakistan Government’s invitation that was also
extended to other separatist organisations.
Chairman of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference faction (G)
Tehreek-E-Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani at an executive committee meeting in Srinagar on Sunday.
photo by Amin War
call centre workers face racial abuse, quit London,
abuse and rude behaviour from British and American
customers are driving an increasing number of Indian
call centre workers to quit their jobs, a media
report indicated today.
opposes withdrawal of free power to farmers Chandigarh,
Secretary of the CPM, Mr Prakash Karat, today ruled
out the merger of his party with the CPI. He said
the two parties would continue to work together but
would not merge. “It was not a merger of two
companies,” he added.
Mr Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the CPM (right), addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Sunday. Mr Balwant Singh, Secretary, CPM, Punjab, is seated next to him.
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
performs rituals amid unruly crowd Yamunanagar,
huge noisy crowd today turned a solemn
occasion into a “filmi tamasha” as
Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt came to
the banks of the Yamuna to perform
rituals for his father, Sunil Dutt, who
died on May 25.
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt and his sister with the ashes of their father Sunil Dutt at their grandmother’s samadhi near a bridge on the Yamuna, connecting Saharanpur and Yamunanagar, on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
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