2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
No pension funds for stocks, says EPF board New Delhi, January 27
In a blow to Finance Ministry’s effort to reform the investment pattern of EPF money, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the Employees Provident Fund Board (EPFB) today rejected its proposal to invest 5 per cent of the EPF money in the stock market.
The agony and the ecstasy
Maria Sharapova of Russia gestures as she sits in her chair during a break in the women’s singles final match against Serena Williams of the US at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Minutes later, Serena completed the demolition job, 6-1, 6-2, and promptly hit the ground in exultation. — AFP
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Does India need a fifth generation combat aircraft?
Punjab Votes ’07
A ploy to clear way for Gurjit’s wife? Chandigarh, January 27
In a development of far-reaching consequence, the nomination papers of the Kapurthala MLA and Congress candidate from the same constituency, Ms Sukhjinder Kaur Rana, were rejected during scrutiny today.
Most undergrads, some matriculates Chandigarh, January 25
Worthies in poll fray are not so worthy after all. Most political bigwigs, seeking a pie in the power cake, are quite starved, academically.
Global trade talks to resume
Davos, Switzerland, January 27
Major trade powers agreed on Saturday to resume global free trade talks, suspended six months ago over their deep differences, although no timetable has been set, WTO chief Pascal Lamy said.
Samuels, Lara guide WI home
Chennai, January 27
India paid the price for tinkering
with the winning combination and some casual batting performance as the
West Indies recorded a comfortable three-wicket victory in the third
cricket one-dayer here today.
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24-hour curfew in
Gorakhpur Lucknow, January 27
A 24-hour curfew was imposed in Kotwali circle in Gorakhpur after one
person was killed and two injured in arson and rioting as members of two
communities clashed on early Saturday morning.
San Francisco, January 27
Wildlife officials here credited a woman with saving her husband’s life by clubbing a mountain lion that attacked him with a ball-point pen while the couple were hiking in a California state park. Nell Hamm with husband Jim
Top French award for Big B
New Delhi, January 27
The French Government today conferred the Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour), its highest national distinction, on Amitabh Bachchan, at a glittering function at the French Embassy here.
Amitabh Bachchan speaks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur in New Delhi Saturday. — AFP
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