2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
polls predict hung parliament Pakistan is all
set to go to the polls tomorrow. The election, billed to be
one of most crucial in country’s history, will take place
amid pervasive uncertainty, sporadic violence and widespread
scepticism being expressed by opposition and political
analysts about fairness and transparency.
ON HIGH ALERT:
Pakistani troops patrol a street in Rawalpindi on Sunday. — AFP
CBI arrests kidney scam kingpin’s brother
New Delhi, February 17
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested Dr Jeevan Rawat, the brother of the alleged kidney transplant racket kingpin Dr Amit Kumar.
Jaipur, February 17
With an eye on Assembly
elections in Rajasthan, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati
today said her party favours ST status for Gujjars but without
disturbing the share of other castes.
CROWN: UP Chief Minister Mayawati with a gold crown at a rally in Jaipur on Sunday. — PTI
Boeing bends, ready to transfer technology of F-18 New Delhi, February 17
Boeing Integrated Defence Systems today raised the pitch for the order of the 126 multi-role combat aircraft which the government is to buy for the Indian Air Force by saying that it was ready to transfer the technology for the manufacture of its F-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
Naxalites shot dead in Orissa Bhubaneswar, February 17
At least 20 Naxalites were killed
and the figure is likely to rise further as the state government
launched an intensive combing operation at various places bordering
Kandhmal, Ganjam, Gajapati and Nayagarh districts.
meeting on Feb 24 Reliance Power
may issue bonus shares New Delhi, February 17
Under attack for poor showing of
Reliance Power at the stock market after its listing on Monday last,
Anil Ambani group today announced to consider free bonus shares for
investors in the company and hit out at rivals for hammering down the
shares of all the group companies.
Dravid axed from Team Pepsi New Delhi, February 17
The change of guard in Indian
cricket team is reflecting in the endorsement market, with soft drinks
major Pepsi deciding to drop Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid as
ambassadors while roping in youngsters Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma,
in line with its brand ideology.
Chandigarh, February 17
The Punjab government’s
decision making it compulsory for all gold traders to declare the
quantity of gold being brought in the state, has curtailed the
inflow of gold in Punjab. Winter being the main season for gold
sales, especially in the wake of the marriage season and with NRIs
flocking home, the sales have been hit hard.
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