2009, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
PM hits poll campaign New Delhi, March 19
In his first public
comments since undergoing bypass surgery about two months back,
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said he would take part in
election campaign and expressed the confidence that his
government’s performance would help UPA retain power.
FIT & FINE: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday indicated that he planned to campaign for the UPA and asserted
his confidence that the UPA would be voted back to power on the basis of performance. Speaking to the media at the
Rashtrapati Bhavan, he quipped, “Rivals are rivals. We should not underestimate anyone”.
code restrictions upset Punjab Chandigarh, March
The Election Commission
today directed the Punjab government to refrain from printing
and distributing ‘written course material’ that supplements
the free coaching classes conducted by Edusat Society of the
CAST YOUR VOTE
cam exposed Varun Lucknow, March 19
It now appears there was a
method in the madness. In his explosive complaint to the
Election Commission, the sitting Pilibhit MLA VM Singh has
alleged that the inflammatory speeches by Varun Gandhi followed
the delimitation of the constituency.
makes peace with Rajnath New Delhi, March 19
After holding on to his
horses for a week, BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley sued for
peace with party president Rajnath Singh calling on at the
latter’s home here today to bury the hatchet.
FRIENDS AGAIN: BJP president Rajnath Singh gestures while talking with BJP general secretary
Arun Jaitley after a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal
to approach EC against Pawan Bansal New Delhi, March 19
The BJP is filing a formal
complaint with the Election Commission against AICC minority cell
chairman Imranur Rehman Kidwai “for making inflammatory religious
statements while seeking votes for the Congress in Chandigarh.”
Polls 2009 First-time
voters find it tough to break in Chandigarh, March 19
Rajpal Singh (20), who failed to
get himself registered as voter during the summary revision of rolls
some months ago, has given up hope of exercising his franchise in Lok
Do not vote for candidates who are seen to spend a lot of money on their campaign.
lived in squalid conditions Shimla, March 19
It is not just the story of the
Prerna Welfare Association, which is in the dock after inmates levelled
rape allegations against teachers, but several such social organisations
continue to run institutes in Himachal for persons with disabilities
under most inapt conditions with no government check.
jail for Telgi Ahmedabad, March 19
Abdul Karim Telgi, kingpin of the
fake stamp paper scam, was today sentenced to seven years imprisonment
by a local CBI court which rejected his plea of minimum term considering
his health saying the offence committed deserved maximum punishment.
A Tribune Exclusive Govt apathy
taking toll on CIC Pending cases cross
five-figure mark due to staff shortage New Delhi, March 19
The government has been turning a
blind eye to the needs of one of its apex independent office as a
result of which a number of cases, in connection with the Right to
Information (RTI), pending with the Central Information Commission (CIC)
has been rising.
Editor-in-Chief, Publisher & Printer: H.K. Dua Published from The Tribune House, Sector 29-C,
Chandigarh, India, 160030
for The Tribune Trust. Phone: (91-172) 2655066. Fax: (91-172)
Copyright : The Tribune Trust, 2006.