November 9, 2007,
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
bends, polls by Feb 15
Gen Pervez Musharraf today told the National Security Council (NSC) that general
elections would be held before February 15 next year.
Musharraf linked the announcement of exact date of the election to the judgement
by the Supreme Court on his candidature. He promised to quit as army chief immediately
after taking fresh oath of office as President.
Hundreds of Bhutto supporters arrested
cracks the whip
W. Bush on Wednesday personally informed Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf that
he must fulfill his promise to hold parliamentary elections and give up his post
as army chief.
subsidies worry PM
The Planning Commission
today cleared the draft of the 11th Five-Year Plan, which pitches for 9 per cent
economic growth, even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed concern over
the mounting oil, food and fertiliser subsidies, estimated to cross Rs 1,00,000
crore this fiscal.
Crude nears $100
rule in Karnataka revoked
Delhi, November 8
As expected and going
by the report of the Karnataka Governor, Rameshwar Thakur, the Union Cabinet at
its meeting held here today decided to revoke President’s rule in the state.