2009, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
cut in all fares Freight same. On
track: 43 more trains.
Many speeded up. New Delhi, February 13
Shying away from presenting
a populist budget just before the next round of general
elections in the country, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav
today, however, lived up to his promise of easing the common
man’s burden and announced an across the board two per cent
cut in rail fares.
Bullet train for
Amritsar has been kept on the bullet train radar. Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav announced this while presenting the interim Railway Budget.
dead as train derails in Orissa Jajpur Road (Orissa),
Within hours of Union
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav boasting over the
“improved” safety record of the network in the Railway
Budget today, 18 coaches of Coromandel Express derailed near
Jajpur Road station, about 100 km from Orissa’s capital
HC allows I-T dept to probe
Maya’s wealth New Delhi, February 13
In a setback to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Delhi High
Court today allowed the Income Tax (I-T) department to go ahead with
reassessment of her income for the financial year 2001-02.
keep an eye on what Pak does next: Pranab New Delhi, February
Terming the threat of terrorism from Pakistan as a “global menace and
cancer”, India today linked the future of Indo-Pak ties with the
actions the neighbouring country takes in the coming days to bring to
justice the masterminds of the Mumbai terror attacks.
to test new Agni missile by Dec 2010 Bangalore, February
The chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation M.
Natarajan today announced that India would test a new version of the
Agni series of missiles.
‘Bushism’ leaves Congress red-faced
Had suggested Bharat Ratna for former US President New Delhi, February 13
An embarrassed Congress has quickly distanced itself from its spokesman
Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s suggestion that former US president George W
Bush should be given Bharat Ratna for his contributions to the Indo-US
nuclear cooperation programme.
Jean, 106 years old, and Andree (right), 91, are pictured on Friday in their house in Merignac, central France. Jean and Andree have been in love “every day” for the past 71 years of their life together “without a shadow of a doubt”. — AFP
More couples break up around V-Day than at any other time of the year, according to a new survey in Australia. The research, conducted by financial services institution Bankwest, has shown that despite the volume of chocolates and flowers delivered on Feb 14, married couples most often part ways at this time of the year. Nearly 19% in the survey estimated once a marriage was over, it cost more than 1,00,000 dollars to begin a new life, reports News.com.au.
Nithari Killings It’s gallows
for Pandher, Koli Ghaziabad, February 13
Four years after a 14-year-old girl
was raped, killed and cannibalised, affluent businessman Moninder Singh
Pandher and his domestic help Surendra Koli were on Friday sentenced to
the gallows. This was the first toll of justice for the families of the
19 children and young women from Nithari village, on the outskirts of
New Delhi, whose body parts were found in a drain.
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