2006, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Buddha bends on Singur End of story? Mamata set to end fast after VVIP intervention Kolkata, December 28
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee may call off her hunger strike following a categorical assurance by the Chief Minister, Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, on the 25th day of her fast for reviewing the issue of transfer of a piece of land to Tata Motors at Singur.
Punjab’s Rs 3,772-crore special term loan waived
Chandigarh, December 28
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today thanked the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, for getting waived the pending special term loan worth Rs 3,772 crore against Punjab.
Farmers take to roads Chandigarh, December 28
Irked by police brutalities at Chabba in Amritsar on Tuesday, farmers owing allegiance to five different organisations resorted to road blockades throughout the state today to warn the Punjab Government of a severe retaliation in case their demands were not conceded immediately.
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4 more to join info panel Chandigarh, December 28
The Punjab Information Commission under the Right to Information Act is all set for expansion in the New Year. According to sources, at least four new members (the maximum number is 6) may be inducted into the commission in the first week of New Year.
London, December 28
Three NRI building workers, hailing from Punjab, were found dead in a storage container on a building site near Reading, about 65 km from here, the police said today.
Medical bonus under Maternity Act to go up New Delhi, December 28
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, to increase medical bonus .An amendment to the Act would be introduced in the next session of Parliament. The existing cealing of Rs 250 would be increased to Rs 1000, so that it could be a source of financial support, an official statement said.
Valley of chaos, hope and despair Nepal’s
road to democracy may be paved with good intentions, but the scene in Kathmandu is very bad. Not a day, or even several hours for that matter, pass without a clash, protest or shut-down that throws the valley’s snarling traffic into a gridlock of jams.
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