2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Lacklustre in agriculture
Economy set to grow at 9.2 pc New Delhi, February 7
Despite 3.3 per cent slump in agriculture growth, the country’s GDP growth is projected at 9.2 per cent during 2006-07, against 9 per cent in the previous year, thanks to robust performance in manufacturing and financial
Phagwara/Jandiala, February 7
Playing the secular card, the Congress President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, today called upon Punjabis, especially women, to defeat communal and disruptive forces so as to give her party another chance to place Punjab to number one position in the country again.
THANK YOU, MADAM, THANK YOU: Surinder Singla, Congress candidate from Amritsar greets Sonia Gandhi in Jandiala on Wednesday.
— Reuters photo
Edict splits dera followers Kotkapura, February 7
The support extended by the religious leadership of Dera Sacha Sauda to Congress candidates in the Assembly elections has given a new twist to the electoral and religio-politics of the cotton belt of Malwa.
A question of
6.14 lakh votes Patiala, February 7
Parties roping in the support of small deras in rural Punjab was nothing new, but the Congress roping in the powerful Dera Sacha Sauda is a new development.
Jets purchase decision soon: Antony
Bangalore, February 7
It was a question no one asked the Defence Minister today. After finishing with the press conference, Mr A.K. Antony stopped leaving newsmen in their tracks by taking to the mike again and announcing a decision on the global tender for the 126 combat jets proposed to be bought by the Indian Air Force (IAF) would be taken “at the earliest”.
One killed, 4 hurt in Nandigram violence
Nandigram, February 7
Villagers today killed a District Intelligence Bureau (DIB) personnel and seriously injured four policemen during violence at Nandigram sparked by opposition to the acquisition of land for a SEZ.
Shilpa steals show in UK parliament London, February 7
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, revelling in her newfound fame after winning the British reality television show, ''Celebrity Big Brother'', personally thanked Prime Minister Tony Blair for his support following a racist-bullying row at a six-minute meeting held here today.
Marlon Samuels in betting scandal Nagpur, February 7
Seven years after the Cronjegate scandal, police here tonight said it had tapped a telephonic conversation of West Indian cricketer Marlon Samuels providing confidential team details to a bookie having alleged nexus with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's gang ahead of the January 21 one-dayer against India.
Biggest Gender Bias Suit
Wal-Mart women may win billions of dollars
San Francisco, February 7
The biggest sexual discrimination case in the US history advanced against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday when a top court ruled that more than a million women could join a suit charging bias in pay and promotions.
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