2009, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Manmohan is Sonia’s man for PM New Delhi, February 6
The suspense is finally over. Congress president Sonia Gandhi today ended all speculation
about the party’s prime ministerial candidate, making it amply clear that Dr Manmohan Singh is the man for the top
He has led the UPA government with great distinction. He has many more years of service both to the party and to our country.
Merchant of N-menace walks free
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday declared father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan a free citizen and quashed orders of his house arrest.
Chief Justice of IHC Sardar Muhammad Aslam, while announcing a verdict on several petitions filed against curbs on Dr Khan’s free movement, declared: “He is a free citizen and there will be no restriction on him to move anywhere in the country.”
Pak nuclear scientist
AQ Khan waves to the media after the court verdict on Friday. He was put under
house arrest by Gen Musharraf in 2003 after he confessed that he was involved in
N-proliferation. — Reuters
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Markfed offers freight subsidy to potato farmers Chandigarh, February 6
Markfed has offered Rs 250 per tonne as freight subsidy to potato farmers across the state for inter-state movement of the crop and Rs 1,000 per tonne as freight subsidy for exports.
Vajpayee put on ventilator New Delhi, February 6
Health worries of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee (84)continued today with AIIMS doctors putting him on “mechanical ventilation” after his respiratory infection worsened.
chief New Delhi, February
A day after Satyam Computer Services Ltd bard named a new CEO for the company, the government today appointed noted technocrat Kiran Karnik as the chairman of the scam-hit IT
Army falls for
Arjun, induction by month-end New Delhi, February 6
In what may be considered as a fillip for the country’s indigenous production of defence equipment, the first-ever fleet of Indian-made Arjun battle tanks would be inducted into the Army by February
end. A total 45 tanks would form this armoured regiment and the first
order of tanks is expected to arrive within next three weeks.
Premier League Flintoff, Pietersen most expensive
Panaji, February 6
Star England players Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff today emerged as the world's most expensive cricketers after being sold for a whopping $ 1.55 million (approx Rs 7.35
cr) in the Indian Premier League auction, surpassing Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who had fetched Rs 6 crore in the inaugural edition.
In an auction telecast live by
most channels, it was Pietersen and Flintoff - both former
England captains - who were expectedly the most sought after
exceeding their base prices by huge margins. (Details
on Sports page)
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