2010, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
26/11 probe to figure in Indo-Pak talks: PC New Delhi, February 19
India will raise with Pakistan the issue of investigations into the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks when foreign secretaries of the two countries meet in the capital a week later.
panel for stimulus rollback Pitches for raising
duties, expects 7.5% growth
New Delhi, February 19
Forecasting that the
economy would grow by 7.5 per cent this fiscal, the Prime
Minister’s economic advisory panel today pitched for raising
duties in the Budget 2010-11 as part of rollback of stimulus
PM’s special envoy Shyam Saran quits New Delhi, February 19
In a sudden development, Shyam Saran, Prime Minister’s special envoy for Indo-US nuclear issues and climate change, has resigned. A brief statement from the PMO this evening said Saran has been permitted to demit office with effect from Friday, March 14.
JAC falls apart, Cong pulls out
Party plans a separate action panel for statehood goal Hyderabad, February 19
The Telangana movement suffered a setback with the ruling Congress on Fridaypulling out of an all-party Joint
Action Committee (JAC) and deciding to tread a separate path to achieve the statehood goal.
The JAC, comprising Telangana representatives of Congress, TDP,
Telangana Rashtra Samithi, BJP and several civil society
organizationsfighting for statehood cause, has been showing signs of
falling apart since the announcement of the Justice Srikrishna committee
by the Centre to examine the statehood issue.
67-yr yatra, Advani intends to quit Indore, February 19
three-day BJP jamboree concluded here today with veteran BJP leader LK
Advani finally indicating his intent to call it a day, a demand from the
RSS and sections of his party that had been gathering momentum since the
May 2009 General Election. Advani also implicitly confirmed for the first time that he was under pressure to quit.
policy for Sikh youth Willing
to look into demand: PC New Delhi, February 19
The government could mull a
surrender policy for misguided Sikh youth, who ex-filtrated into
Pakistan at the height of militancy in Punjab or took political
protection in other countries. A day after ruling out the application to Sikhs of the surrender policy being drafted for the Kashmiri youths in
PoK, home minister P Chidambaram today went an extra mile along the road to say the government would be willing to take back misguided Sikh youth who renounce the demand for Khalistan to come back.
sets aside allotment of plots to ex-MPs, MLAs Chandigarh, February 19
Nearly five years after Haryana
Urban Development Authority launched a group-housing scheme in seven
cities, Punjab and Haryana High Court has set aside “allotment of
plots to reserved categories of MPs and MLAs”.
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