2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Govt, RBI unlock Rs 65,000 crore
CRR cut by another 1%;
Rs 25,000 cr against debt waiver New Delhi/Mumbai, October 15
The government and the RBI have once again announced fresh measures to infuse liquidity into the system.
Elaborating on the measures taken, finance minister P. Chidambaram said the government would provide Rs 25,000 crore as first installment (against
the farm debt waiver scheme) to commercial banks, Regional Rural Banks, and cooperative credit institutions.
TN MPs threaten to resign
Stop killing of our fishermen, PM tells Lanka New Delhi, October 15
With MPs from Tamil Nadu threatening to resign en masse if the government did not come forward to ensure a ceasefire in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked Colombo to de-escalate hostilities and emphasised the need for a political solution to the ethnic crisis in the island nation which respects the rights of the minorities.
rally in Sonialand Lucknow, October 15
Locking horns with Congress
president Sonia Gandhi for projecting her government as
anti-development, Chief Minister Mayawati today announced to hold a
“maha rally” in the Nehru-Gandhi “karmabhoomi” of Rae Bareli.
Adiga wins Booker London, October 15
Debutant Indian novelist Aravind
Adiga won the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious
literary awards, with ''The White Tiger''. It was only the third time in
the Booker's 40-year history that a first-time writer had claimed the
award, and, at 33, Adiga was also one of its youngest winners. He
received a cheque for 50,000 pounds ($88,000) at a gala dinner in
London yesterday and can expect not only overnight literary fame
but also a sharp rise in book sales in the run-up to Christmas.
Mera Gaon Mera Gurgaon
V — A Tribune Special Where the
stench of garbage is all-pervasive Gurgaon, October 15
Every evening, when a tired S.K.
Sareen returns home from work, he is more concerned about the direction
of the wind in his area than about the meals cooked everyday by his
of Indian origin make it to Canadian House of Commons Chandigarh, October 15
The Indian-Canadian community,
which is less than 3 per cent of the total population of Canada, has
scripted yet another political success story by sending nine of its
representatives to Canadian Parliament, House of Commons, in the general
elections held yesterday.
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