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Wednesday, March 10, 2004
BJP desperate to consolidate base
Rebels in great demand
SHIMLA, MARCH 9.Poll time is boom time for rebels. With Lok Sabha elections drawing nearer, the ruling Congress and the main opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh are taking back their expelled rebel leaders even risking murmurs of protests within. ...
HVP clears five names for Lok Sabha polls
ROHTAK, MARCH 9.The former Chief Minister, Bansi Lal-led Haryana Vikas Party today announced the names of party candidates for five of the 10 Lok Sabha seats in the State. In a statement here, he said the party general secretary, Surender ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Stalemate over J&K Bill continues
JAMMU, MARCH 9.The "political and legal stalemate" between the Congress and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) continued today over the future of the controversial Permanent Resident (Disqualification) 2004 Bill. Apparently the two largest ...
Governor to go by State Constitution
JAMMU, MARCH 9. The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Lt. Gen. (retd.) S.K. Sinha, today said that he would act as per the provisions of the State Constitution. Contacted by The Hindu here, the Governor said: "The delegation met me and I ...
Love-struck militant kills three, dies
SRINAGAR, MARCH 9.After failing to abduct his beloved, a militant tonight hurled a grenade killing three members of her family and himself at a village in central Kashmir's Badgam district, official sources here said. The terrorist, Tariq, who ...
BJP to contest all 29 seats in M.P.
125 tribals taken ill after feasting
SHIVPURI (M.P.), MARCH 9. About 125 tribals were taken ill with symptoms of food poisoning after a feast in the district's Patkheda village. They developed nausea and diarrhoea, police said . On receiving information, the District Collector, ...
Om Puri joins Congress
MUMBAI, MARCH 9. Film actor Om Puri today joined the Congress but said he would not contest the elections. At a press conference here, he said, "I had made the BJP victorious the last time but now I intend to ensure the victory of the ...
Assembly session from March 17
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 9. A brief session of the Pondicherry Assembly will begin here on March 17, according to sources. The Assembly will only adopt a vote on account for the financial year 2004-05. A cabinet meeting was held today under the ...
Rajya Sabha polls on March 26
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 9.According to an official spokesman of the Punjab Chief Electoral Office, a notification to this effect has been issued today. The last date of filing the nominations is March 16, scrutiny would be held on the next day, ...
Vajpayee to address two rallies
JALANDHAR, MARCH 9.The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will address two political rallies in the State later this month, the former Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president, Parkash Singh Badal, said here today. ``Vajpayee will ...
Conference on fungal infections
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 9.The Mycology laboratory in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here is organising the Fifth National Conference of the Society for Indian Human and ...
Mulayam admits bickering in party
Jayaprada joins Samajwadi Party
LUCKNOW, MARCH 9. Well-known film actress and former Telugu Desam member of the Rajya Sabha, Jayaprada, joined the Samajwadi Party here today in the presence of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, the party general secretary, ...
Minister's threat to move court
DEHRA DUN, MARCH 9.The Uttaranchal Minister of State for Industrial Development, Kishore Upadhyay, has threatened to become an interventionist in favour of the affected persons in the case filed by the Tehri Dam oustees against the State ...
Congress, Trinamool members stage walkout
KOLKATA, MARCH 9.Opposition members belonging to the Trinamool Congress and the Congress walked out of the West Bengal Assembly today protesting against the Speaker's decision to hold over a question meant for the State's Relief Minister, Hafiz ...
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