Britain banks in crisis talks with govt and regulators
Australia and New Zealand to guarantee bank deposits
Paris/Washington, October 12
European leaders in Paris today hoped to agree on a detailed plan to prevent market panic and stave off what the International Monetary Fund warned could be a global financial meltdown.
World Bank president Robert Zoellick (L) and IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn speak before the start of a meeting of the Development Committee during the International Monetary Fund/World Bank meetings on Sunday at the World Bank in Washington. — AFP
Rail Coach Factory
Maya snubs Sonia over Rae Bareli project
Lucknow, October 12
Two days before the Congress President Sonia Gandhi was to do the “bhumi pujan” for the prestigious Rs 1685.29 crore rail coach factory in Rae Bareli, the Mayawati government has decided to cancel the 189.25 hectares of land allotted for the project quoting “serious agitation by the local people” as the reason.
Consult developing nations on policies affecting them: RBI
Washington, October 12
Welcoming the coordinated approach by the developed nations to tackle financial crisis, the Reserve Bank of India today said that emerging and developing economies like India must be consulted while taking decisions impacting them.
Manpreet for rating
Jalandhar, October 12
Finance minister Manpreet Singh
Badal has said there is a need to set up a creditable agency for doing
the rating of politicians, bureaucrats and others holding positions in
public offices. “For weeding out the corrupt elements from the public
administration there should be some system to do the rating of all those
who hold positions in the public setup”, said Manpreet.
Sister Alphonsa becomes first Indian woman saint
Vatican City (Rome), October 12
Sister Alphonsa, a nun from a remote village in
Kerala, who passed away 62 years ago, today became the first woman saint from India when Pope Benedict XVI conferred Sainthood on her at a time when attacks on Christians in the country have invited sharp international criticism.
Six charred to death in Andhra
Adilabad, October 12
Six persons, including two children, were today charred to death at their residence in
Vottoli, allegedly in connection with recent clashes in this district of Andhra
Pradesh. The state home minister Jana Reddy, who arrived here to study the situation, visited Bhainsa and Vottoli where the incidents occurred during the wee hours today.
E-mail threat to Patil
Pune, October 12
Confirming that a threat mail against President Pratibha Patil has been received by Rashtrapati
Bhavan, officials here said central intelligence agencies were probing the case.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the e-mail addressed to
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Mera Gaon Mera Gurgaon II City’s sick gasping for help
Gurgaon, October 12
Glitzy Gurgaon’s underbelly is churning out disease for the 25
lakh-odd population of the city and there seems no reprieve in sight. For, open trenches, stagnant water and “rein-less” mosquitoes are wreaking havoc on the people’s health.
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