routed in Punjab, Uttarakhand New Delhi,
Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday stormed to power in
Punjab, while the BJP scored a morale-boosting win in
Uttarakhand in the Assembly polls, dealing major blows to
an already besieged Congress ahead of the politically
decisive Uttar Pradesh ballot.
Chandigarh, Baddi rail link gets green signal Amritsar gets new train to Indore New Delhi, February 26
Amritsar will be connected to Madhya
Pradesh by a new weekly train, Indore-Amritsar Express. The rail budget
also saw an in-principal approval for a new line between Chandigarh and
Baddi in Himachal Pradesh.
security system coming New Delhi, February 26
The echo of the recent blasts
on the Samjhauta Express and last year’s Mumbai train blasts was
felt in the railway budget with railway minister Lalu Prasad today
assuring the nation that an integrated security system was being put
in place to ensure security in the railways.
is back Quattrocchi
freed on bail New Delhi, February 26
Cocking a snook at CBI's effort to
get him extradited to India, Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi today
secured bail from a Buenos Aires court on his February 6 detention.
CBI goof-up a serious matter: SC
New Delhi, February 26
The Supreme Court today took
cognizance of a petition against alleged attempt by the UPA government and
the CBI to suppress the information about the arrest of Italian
businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, an accused in Rs 64 crore Bofors pay-off
case in Argentina.
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Jitters Puzzling quiet
on D-day eve Chandigarh, February 26
With the Congress as well as the
SAD-BJP putting up a brave face, the verdict given by 1.68 crore voters
of Punjab on February 13 will be finally made public tomorrow.
Oscar night for Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese won the
Academy Award for best director on Monday. Forest Whitaker earned
the best-actor Oscar for “The Last King of Scotland,’’ in
which the soft-spoken actor played an uncharacteristically
flamboyant role as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
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Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren and Alan Arkin.
— AP photo
“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Could you double check the envelope, please?”
— An overwhelmed Martin Scorsese after his best director win.
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