Beas, February 8
In a setback to the ruling party, the Election Commission of India (ECI) today deferred polling in this sensitive border Assembly constituency to March 11.
Indicting the state government and the Punjab Police, the ECI said: "They failed to create a peaceful atmosphere conducive to the conduct of peaceful , free and fair elections here."
EC criticises police role
"They (police) failed to create a peaceful atmosphere conducive to the conduct of peaceful , free and fair elections."
Rail Budget will spare IInd class
New Delhi, February 8
Continuing the trend of the past few years, the railway budget for 2007-08 may leave the second class train fare unchanged but upper class AC and freight fares may be “rationalised”, an euphemism for an upward revision.
Govt to sell stakes in three power firms New Delhi, February 8
The government’s fresh attempt
to dilute its stake in three state-run power firms through the IPO route
could run into roadblock with the Left parties opposing it.
It is all baseless. I do not know anything about it...
— Robin Singh on arrival at Chennai airport from Cuba
India to get 40 Sukhois Bangalore, February 8
‘Goodies’ is how the Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief S P Tyagi describes flying machines. And the IAF is set to acquire them by a handful with the signing of the final contract for 40 Russian Sukhoi-30 combat jets, to be finalised by the end of the financial year.
Fighter Tata flies F-16 Bangalore, February 8
Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata knows heights. But a sortie in a Lockheed Martin state-of-the-art F-16 fighter jet had him gushing about 'acceleration' and 'rolls in the air' and an exhilarating experience which he would opt for again, given a chance.
To fly F-18 today
Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata waves to mediapersons before entering the cockpit of US fighter plane F-16 as co-pilot at the Aero India 2007 in Bangalore on Thursday. — PTI
goes ballistic ahead of minister’s visit
New Delhi, February 8
Days before Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing is scheduled to arrive
here on February 11, Beijing has adopted a hardline approach against New
Delhi in trying to pressurise India.
82 pc voting in phase I New Delhi, February 8
An estimated 80 to 82 per cent of
600,000 voters today exercised their franchise in the first phase of
Manipur Assembly polls in 19 constituencies spread over three districts.
(Details on Nation
And, millionaires without PAN Chandigarh, February 8
In what appears to be a mockery of the election process, 74 candidates of recognised parties have been facing charges as serious as murder, rape, kidnapping, cheating, sedition and even bigamy.
Several candidates don’t have a PAN card, which is mandatory for anybody who earns more than Rs 8,333 a month or Rs 1 lakh annually.
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