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Congress sweeps Haryana, Bihar verdict deadlocked, Jharkhand on razor's edge
NEW DELHI, FEB. 27.The Congress today swept to power in Haryana with an absolute majority in the 90-member Assembly but all eyes are on Bihar where a hopelessly hung Assembly is the verdict. In Jharkhand, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata ...
I will not give up: Lalu
PATNA, FEB. 27. The Rashtriya Janata Dal president, Lalu Prasad, today said that being the single largest party, it would stake claim to form the government in Bihar. "Ours [RJD and allies] is the largest pre-poll alliance with 92 seats,"' he ...
Congress reaches out to Paswan
NEW DELHI, FEB. 27.With the results vaulting the Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) into a position to determine the formation of the next Government in Bihar, the Congress lost little time in making contact with its ally in the United Progressive ...
Paswan keeps NDA, RJD guessing
PATNA, FEB. 27. With the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the National Democratic Alliance at his mercy, the Lok Janshakti Party chief and Union Steel Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, is playing his cards close to his chest and engaging them in a guessing ...
Manmohan for speeding up relief works in Kashmir
JAMMU, FEB. 27. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said today that there was a need to accelerate the relief operations in the remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir affected by the series of avalanches last weekend. The worst is over and the Centre ...
All eyes on Speaker as Rane seeks trust vote
PANAJI, FEB. 27. With the Congress-led Pratapsinh Rane Government seeking the crucial vote of confidence tomorrow, all eyes are on the Speaker, Vishwas Satarkar, whether he would recognise Mr. Rane as the Leader of the House or accept the ousted ...
Anti-smoking treaty comes into force
GENEVA, FEB. 27. A landmark treaty aimed at cutting deaths and illness caused by smoking came into force today, after 57 countries ratified international restrictions on tobacco producers and smokers, said the World Health Organisation. The ...
Saddam's brother "financing militants"
BAGHDAD, FEB. 27. Iraqi security forces captured Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, Saddam Hussein's half brother and former adviser who was suspected of financing militants from Syria, the Government said on Sunday. In a statement, the Prime Minister, ...
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