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No tax on income up to Rs 3 lakh l
Rice, wheat at Rs 2 a kg New Delhi, April
In times of the country’s
worst financial crisis, principal opposition party at the Centre
- the BJP - today promised the moon to its voters by announcing
a slew of sops, including rice and wheat for Rs 2 a kg, full tax
exemption for defence personnel and raised I-T exemption slab of
Rs 3 lakh.
From left: BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajnath Singh,
LK Advani and Jaswant Singh during the release of the party’s manifesto in New Delhi on Friday. A Tribune photograph
back to Hindutva, Advani hesitant New Delhi, April 3
The BJP has returned to its
core Hindutva agenda after a gap of 11 years but rather
apologetically when it released its manifesto here today.
Breaking the jinx of two successive elections, the party
released its manifesto this time and reiterated its commitment
to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
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accuses Manmohan of denigrating PM’s office New Delhi, April 3
BJP’s prime ministerial
candidate LK Advani had his revenge today when he accused Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh of denigrating the highest office in a
democracy, referring to how the PM was not contesting the Lok Sabha
absent from Third Front rally New Delhi, April 3
A day after Home Minister P.
Chidambaram expressed his displeasure over NCP president Sharad
Pawar’s decision to address a Third Front rally in Bhubaneswar
today, the Maratha strongman failed to turn up for the BJD-Left
public meeting ostensibly because his aircraft developed a technical
AIEEE counselling fully online About 10 lakh aspirants to
benefit from the facility Jalandhar, April 3
About 10 lakh students across
the country taking the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE)
this year would have the convenience of undergoing counselling for
admission to various institutes from their hometown.
suffers a ‘Sikh’ setback Chandigarh, April 3
Punjab, Delhi and other north
Indian states were on Friday rocked by spontaneous protests by Sikhs
against the clean-chit given by the CBI to former union minister and
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler.
Kanwaljit’s son quits SAD, to contest from Patiala Chandigarh, April 3
SAD member Jasjit Singh Bunny, son
of late minister Kanwaljit Singh, today resigned from the ruling party
and announced his decision to contest as an Independent from the Patiala
Lok Sabha constituency. Bunny also today announced his resignation from
the membership and chairmanship of the Punjab State Cooperative bank.
Female Foeticide Conflicting
data call Punjab’s bluff Chandigarh, April 3
After a decade of efforts, a couple
of national awards and spending lakhs of rupees, Punjab’s sex-ratio
report card looks nothing like what it should have been. In 2001, the
census of India recorded Punjab’s sex ratio at 876 females for 1,000
males, one of the worst in the country. The preliminary findings of a
Lucknow-based agency AMS engaged by the government to assess the current
situation shows that sex-ratio in many districts of the state has
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