Patna, Feb 29 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin was Friday sentenced to a year's rigorous imprisonment in one of the 40 cases against him - this one for threatening a police official.
Friday, February 29, 2008 6:43:23 PM
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) As Congress leaders brought truckloads of farmers to party president Sonia Gandhi's home Friday to thank her for the loan waiver in this year's budget, politicians reacted along predictable lines - the Congress and coalition partners hailed it, while its Left allies and the opposition termed it populist and election-oriented.
Friday, February 29, 2008 6:42:07 PM
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The term of the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry, set up to probe the sequence of events leading to the 1992 razing of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya, has been extended again by two months till April 30 -- the 44th extension since it was formed more than 15 years ago.
Friday, February 29, 2008 6:34:51 PM
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Rs.60,000 crore (Rs.600 billion or $15 billion) loan waiver announced in the union budget 2008-09 will only help those farmers who have taken loans from government banks, leaving out a large number of them who have borrowed from private lenders, the Left said Friday.
Friday, February 29, 2008 5:18:00 PM
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANSI) Former West Bengal minister and Kolkata mayor Prasanta Sur died at a city hospital here early Friday after protracted illness. He was 85.
Friday, February 29, 2008 4:45:48 PM
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In one deft stroke, Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram took the wind out of the opposition's sails by announcing farm loan waiver worth Rs. 600 billion (Rs. 60,000 crore), which some MPs said was as good as 'falling short of announcing the election date.'
Friday, February 29, 2008 4:36:46 PM
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) 'Is this the concern the house is showing for the farmers?' an irate Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chaterjee was moved to remark when the opposition interrupted Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as he announced a loan waiver for farmers while presenting his union budget Friday.
Friday, February 29, 2008 12:09:40 PM
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Doctors, academics, police officers, company executives, activists... There is widespread anger amomg people across the length and breadth of India over the unending disruption of parliament by unruly MPs.
Friday, February 29, 2008 9:34:16 AM
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Jailed underworld don turned independent legislator Mukhtar Ansari Thursday accused Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Vikram Singh of hatching a conspiracy to get him killed.
Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:48:30 PM
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leader Subhas Ghising was not asked to resign from the post of caretaker administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC), West Bengal Home Secretary Prasad Ranjan Roy said Thursday.
Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:13:55 PM
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