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Cabinet okays right to time-bound services Bill...more
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Sehwag says he is not contemplating retirement...more
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Aggressive PM tears into BJP
Sounds poll bugle, says UPA’s track record better than NDA on growth and development fronts
New Delhi, March 6
PM Manmohan Singh speaks in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today donned an unusually aggressive mantle in the Lok Sabha as he tore into the Opposition BJP’s recent tirade against the Congress and dared it at the hustings, saying people will repeat UPA at the Centre if they saw its track record.

PM Manmohan Singh speaks in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. — PTI

Farm loan scam: PM promises strict action
New Delhi, March 6
As Parliament today witnessed uproar by members, who cut across party lines in demanding indictment of the swindlers in the farm loan waiver scheme in the wake of CAG report, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised “stringent possible action” against defaulters, if any.

Editorial: Systemic leakages again

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J&K Govt sticks with tax sops in ‘welfare budget’
Jammu, March 6
With an eye on the 2014 Assembly elections, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Wednesday presented a “welfare budget” by focusing on infrastructure development, welfare initiatives and continuation of tax concessions.

J&K page:
For fifth year in a row, state gets zero-deficit Budget
Mixed response

Not being in any group clinched it for Bajwa
PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa with Union Minister Manish Tewari. New Delhi, March 6
Not only did Partap Singh Bajwa beat his contenders to become the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, his appointment conveyed a strong message from the high command: it has moved beyond the Amarinder-Bhattal-Dullo troika and Bajwa is here to stay.

Editorial: A new innings


PUNJAB: Would have suggested a better replacement: Amarinder 

HARYANA: Finance Minister dispels Oppn doubts

J&KFor fifth year in a row, state gets zero-deficit Budget

HIMACHAL: New industrial policy on the anvil: Minister

CHANDIGARH: Lawyers’ strike turns ugly

LUDHIANA: LIT auction again draws a blank

DELHI: Job aspirant gangraped
BUSINESS: Cadbury India used ‘phantom factory’ to avoid taxes: Govt
OPINIONS: A new innings

NATION: Kunda murders rock UP Assembly

SPORTS: After defeat, Oz practise on ‘Day 5’ track
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Helicopter Deal
CBI questions IAF ex-chief Tyagi
New Delhi, March 6
Former IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi (retd) and his cousins were questioned by the CBI today to probe their role in the alleged payoff in the Rs 3,500-cr VVIP helicopter deal.

Virbhadra hints at CBI probe into phone tap
Chandigarh, March 6
Virbhadra Singh Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the government would file an FIR against former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and a DGP if they were found guilty in the probe being conducted by the state vigilance department into the alleged mass phone tapping during the previous BJP tenure.

SC slams Punjab Govt over police brutality
New Delhi, March 6
The Supreme Court today said the Punjab Police thrashing a girl in Tarn Taran on March 4 had “shocked the conscience of the entire nation” and decided to go into the issue by taking suo motu cognizance of media reports.

AirAsia-Tata joint venture gets govt nod to start new airline
New Delhi, March 6
Paving the way for the entry of first foreign airline in the domestic skies, the Finance Ministry today cleared the investment proposal of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia through a three-way joint venture with Tata Group and Arun Bhatia, related to steel tycoon LN Mittal.


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