Chandigarh, February 13
Defying inclement weather, including incessant rain and chilly winds, voters in Punjab sent out a strong message supporting democracy with a record and peaceful turnout for 115 Assembly and one Lok Sabha seats today.
BALLOT ON THEIR MIND: Women with children wait to cast their votes at Hussainpur Choula village in the Dakala Assembly segment.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Hoarse Power: So, who will make it?
Congress will be back in power. I am con-fident as people have endorsed our performance and good work. I am satisfied with the turnout and we hope to improve our tally of the last election.
— Amarinder Singh
I am confident of forming the new
government. I can gauge the pulse of voters and we are heading for a clear two-thirds majority. Regarding the exit poll, we expect more seats than
asks PM to help UK Indian docs New Delhi,
Congress Rajya Sabha MP
from Punjab and former Chief Election Commissioner M S Gill
has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Overseas Indian
Affairs minister Vyalar Ravi to address the issue of a huge
number of Indian doctors being pushed out of Britain
following the new law enacted there last November.
N Korea to dismantle
N-plans in return for energy aid
Beijing, February 13
North Korea today agreed to dismantle its weapons-oriented nuclear programme in return for energy aid as envoys to the six-party talks clinched an elusive deal with a joint statement on the first step toward a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.
MP Jindal bang on target Guwahati: Congress MP and scion of the Rs 18,000 crore Jindal Group Naveen Jindal made history today by becoming the first Parliamentarian to win a medal in the National Games.
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special Japanese Valentine Dharamsala, February 13
Lovers all over the globe try to
make Valentine’s Day as unique and special as possible for their loved
ones and make them feel treasured.
Shooting Up Oh dear, after dal, it is vegetables Chandigarh, February 13
If earlier it was scarcity which was worrying farmers, now it is plenty of rain which is giving them the jitters. The rain has also brought disturbing news for consumers.
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