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Arunachal Pradesh
`Decision on cadres a retrograde step'
SHIMLA, SEPT. 30. The former Health Minister and senior BJP leader, Mr. JP Nadda, has condemned the recent Cabinet decision to shift certain categories in the health sector from district cadres to State cadres. Calling it a retrograde step, he ...


Assam
Turmoil in Assam's tea gardens
GUWAHATI, SEPT. 30. On Monday night, the management of the Khobang Tea Estate in Upper Assam declared a lockout following a police firing on workers in which seven persons were killed. The workers were demanding a 20 per cent bonus. The ...
Probe ordered into police firing
GUWAHATI, SEPT. 30. The Assam Government today ordered a magisterial inquiry into Monday's police firing in Khobang Tea Estate in Upper Assam resulting in the death of seven labourers. The inquiry will be conducted by the Additional District ...


Haryana
Haryana policy for ad hoc employees
CHANDIGARH, SEPT.30.The Haryana Cabinet, which met here today under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, approved yet another new scheme-Suraksha Sathi -for maintaining peace and order in the villages and checking social ...
Reliance wants to set up power plant in Haryana
CHANDIGARH, SEPT.30.BSES Limited, a unit of the Reliance Group of Companies, has offered to set up a 3,000-MW power plant based on natural gas in Haryana by the year 2006-2007. The proposal was made by the Executive Chairman of the BSES ...


Madhya Pradesh
Pachouri rises to defend Sonia, hits out at George
BHOPAL, SEPT. 30.The former Union Minister of State for Defence Production and Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesman, Suresh Pachouri, has severely criticised the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, for threatening to seek legal action against the ...


New Delhi
PEC to meet today
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 30. The first meeting of the Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) is being convened on Wednesday morning. The PEC will scrutinise the list of prospective candidates submitted by the District Congress Committees and finalise the names ...
HC to hear plea on bogus voters today
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 30 The Delhi High Court will take up tomorrow for consideration a petition by the former Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from the Delhi Cantonment Assembly Constituency, K.S. Tanwar, alleging irregularities in the preparation of ...
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    Punjab
    Paddy procurement begins today
    CHANDIGARH, SEPT. 30.Foodgrain purchasing agencies in Punjab are all set for the annual paddy procurement season beginning tomorrow as the State expects a bumper crop of 130 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) within a month's time. Against the backdrop ...
    Vigilance Bureau to quiz Badal
    CHANDIGARH, SEPT. 30.The Shiromani Akali Dal president and former Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, today informed the State Vigilance Bureau that he would be available for questioning on October 8 in connection with a corruption case ...
    Village amenities to be upgraded
    CHANDIGARH, SEPT. 30.The Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh, O.P. Verma, today ordered a comprehensive survey of all the villages to provide urban amenities to the rural areas and to bring the villages of Chandigarh at par with the ...


    Rajasthan
    `Keep watch on communal elements'
    JAIPUR, SEPT. 30.The Rajasthan PUCL has asked the Election Commission to keep a watch on the "machinations of communal elements'' in the run up for Assembly elections here and direct the State Government on the necessary action. The demand comes ...



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