2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
can pull the plug: CPI New Delhi, March
CPI has threatened to withdraw support if the government
pushes the Indo-US nuclear deal. In a letter faxed today to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, CPI general secretary A.B.
Bardhan said: “Should the government decide to push ahead
with the deal, we will not and cannot be a party to go along
with it. We will then be left with no option than to withdraw
our support to the government.”
Sensex dips below 16K Mumbai, March 7
Inflation racing past the crucial 5 per cent, lingering fears of recession catching up with the US, and Left parties’ fresh threat to the UPA government - all these factors put together offered a perfect recipe today for Sensex to come crashing down and end below 16,000 level.
Left retakes Tripura, Meghalaya hung Guwahati, March 7
The ruling Left Front led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has retained power in Tripura for the fourth time in a row with a facile win over the Congress-led alliance while voters in Meghalaya have given a hung verdict with the ruling Congress emerging as the single largest party.
Proposes no New Taxes in 2008-09 State Budget
5 pc interim relief for staff,
Preferring the soft option of borrowings to mobilisation of additional
resources Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal today proposed no fresh taxes in
the budget for 2008-09 and left the whopping resource gap amounting to
25 per cent of the total expenditure to be met through loans. (Details on Himachal
case against Badal, Sukhbir SC
moved to transfer case out of Punjab New Delhi,
Five Congress MLAs
belonging to the Captain Amarinder Singh camp today
moved a petition in the Supreme Court for transfer of
the corruption case against Punjab Chief Minister
Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh out of the
state claiming that a “free and fair” trial in the
present circumstances was not possible there.
faces reality check New Delhi, March 7
After the euphoria, it is time for
a reality check for the Congress. The Congress had barely started
celebrating this year’s “please-all budget” when its crushing
defeat and the CPM’s resounding victory in Tripura has pushed the
party on the backfoot once again.
Efforts to free prisoners only on paper: Kashmir Singh Chandigarh, March 7
Kashmir Singh’s struggle against bleakness in the dungeons of despair in Pakistani jails was reciprocated by his wife’s equally hard tussle against circumstances in her native Nangal Choran village in Hoshiarpur district.
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