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UK says will help in copter probe
PM meets Cameron, conveys concern over graft claims in AgustaWestland deal
New Delhi, February 19
British PM David Cameron with PM Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on TuesdayPrime Minister Manmohan Singh today extracted an assurance from his British counterpart David Cameron that London would respond to any request for information with regard to the graft-tainted Anglo-Italian helicopter deal as the issue figured prominently during talks.
British PM David Cameron with PM Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Nation page: Open to JPC probe into helicopter scam: Govt
Punjab page: Heavy security for Cameron’s Amritsar visit

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Service sector to take a hit as unions begin stir today
New Delhi, February 19
The UPA government faces a major challenge as central trade unions go on a two-day nationwide general strike from tomorrow against its economic policies. Gurudas Dasgupta, general secretary of CPI-affiliated All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), said the strike would affect the country severely, including the movement of oil and goods.

HP Govt to cancel land lease to Ramdev trust
Shimla, February 19
The Himachal Government today decided to cancel the 28-acre land lease made by the previous BJP regime in favour of Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust of Swami Ramdev at Sadhupal, near Kandaghat, in Solan district. The decision was taken by the state Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here today.

RTE Act doesn’t apply to nursery admissions: HC
New Delhi, January 19
In a much awaited verdict, the Delhi High Court today held that the Right to Education Act (RTE) was applicable to the age group 6 to 14 and not on pre-school (nursery) admissions.

Trilateral talks begin in delhi
India, US mull joint projects in Afghanistan
New Delhi, February 19
India, the United States and Afghanistan today held a trilateral dialogue to discuss the situation there and consider how they could jointly take up developmental projects and ensure stability in the war-ravaged nation. YK Sinha, Additional Secretary in-charge of Afghanistan, led the Indian delegation at the day-long meeting while Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin and US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake led their respective delegations.

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PUNJAB: Jagmeet lodges code violation complaint

HARYANA: CBI raids residences of former minister, ex-CPS

J&KHC: 2001 Janglat Mandi encounter was not fake

HIMACHAL: Drug trafficking tops new DGP’s agenda

CHANDIGARH: Hike in water tariff on the cards

LUDHIANA: 21 schools under scanner

DELHI: DTC to function as usual: Goswami
BUSINESS: Reliance, BP to invest $5 bn to boost KG-D6 gas field output
OPINIONS: Needless water wars

NATION: Open to JPC probe into helicopter scam: Govt

SPORTS: We take on India with no fear: Clarke
WORLD: Lanka dismisses film on death of Prabhakaran’s son


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No fresh taxes in UP budget
Lucknow, February 19
With many sops and no fresh taxes, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s second populist budget banks on consolidating the party’s constituency of youth, Muslims and farmers. The 2013-14 budget estimates tabled by the CM today has a fiscal deficit to the tune of Rs 23,913.29 crore which is 2.94 per cent of the gross state domestic product. It is a 10 per cent rise from the last year’s budget size of Rs 2,00,110.61 crore.

Rail budget 2013-14
Travelling on high-speed trains may be a reality now
Minister may announce introduction of modern electrical multiple unit trains
New Delhi, February 19
India's dream of travelling on high-speed trains may finally get fulfilled in this rail budget. While the promise of a Bullet train has remained just a promise so far, sources say Railway Minister Pawan Bansal's rail budget speech on February 26 may hold the announcement for introduction of modern electrical multiple units (EMU), which provide safer, faster, cleaner and comfortable passenger-friendly alternative.

Nation page: Railways may rent out land to generate funds




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