Intense cold wave conditions held
their grip in Himachal Pradesh, with overcast skies and icy
winds lashing the region and sub-zero temperatures in some
parts, even as minimum temperatures rose marginally.
The three independent lawmakers who have emerged as kingmakers after the cliff-hanger Australian general elections have made seven "requests" to two main contenders PM Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abott for supporting.
Trinamool Congress on Tuesday brushed
aside the West Bengal government`s imposition of conditions
for its August 9 rally in Lalgarh to be addressed by party
chief Mamata Banerjee, saying it will not accept them.
First, it was Commerzbank, ING and now Northern Rock -- European Union competition regulators are imposing tough conditions on banks that benefited from state bailouts, deepening concerns for the likes of Lloyds, RBS and Dexia.