2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
UP poll in 7 phases
April 7 to May 8 New Delhi, February 21
The Election Commission today announced seven phase polling for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly. This is likely to act as the much-needed face-saver for the Congress, which had raised its stakes quite high and a confrontation with Left parties was brewing.
Poll schedule long: Mulayam
Chief Election Commissioner
N. Krishnaswamy talks to mediapersons after he announced the dates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections during a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— PTI photo
Calls for ‘war’ against Cong Lucknow, February 21
In an anticipatory move in the face of possible dismissal of his government, Samajwadi Party chief and Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today announced the withdrawal of support to the Congress-led UPA government.
joint terror probe: India Pact to cut N-risk with Pak New Delhi, February 21
The glass was both half full and
half empty for India-Pakistan relations as the two countries’ foreign
ministers today concluded their bilateral talks under the shadow of
Samjhauta Express blasts.
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Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri talks with external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee during a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
SAMJHAUTA BLASTS There were 6
suitcase bombs, not 4 Karnal, February 21
Rubbishing aside the four suitcase
bombs version of the special investigating team working on the Samjhauta
Express incident, forensic experts today claimed that there were six
bomb laden suitcases in the ill-fated train.
Dehra Dun, February 21
Visually impaired Prashant Dabral
(50) was pleasantly surprised when he came to know that he would be able
to cast his vote with the help of a Braille-based Electronic Voting
Machine (EVM). Visually-impaired
Prashant Dabral goes to cast his vote at a special polling booth.
— Tribune photo by Raju William
Nation page: 55 pc turnout in
UK troops to leave Iraq London, February 21
Britain today said it would call
back 1,600 men posted in violence-hit Iraq in coming months and cut
forces from 7,150 to 5000 by summer, following pressure at home and
outside for keeping a big troop contingent there.
Indian-AI merger The empowered Group of Ministers has paved the way for creating the country’s largest airline by clearing the merger of the two public sector airlines, country’s flag bearer Air-India (A-I) and Indian.
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highway claims six more lives Tangra (Amritsar),
A PRTC bus of the Sangrur
depot collided with a tempo on the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway this
morning, resulting in the death of all six tempo occupants. Bus
driver Balbir Singh was also killed. Some passengers were injured.
A policeman looks at the mangled remains of a tempo that was hit by a bus, killing all six occupants and the driver, at Tangra village, 35 km from Amritsar, on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma
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