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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Congress takes back rebels
SHIMLA, MARCH.15.Keeping the coming Lok Sabha elections in mind the Congress High Command has given associate membership to four independent MLAs. While reading out the official letter sent by the Congress in charge of the State, Ashok Gehlot, ...
BJP to contest all Haryana seats
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 14.The president of the Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ganeshi Lal, today asserted his party would contest all the 10 Lok Sabha seats from the State and there was no question whatsoever of a tie-up with any other ...
Haryana not to close any private schools
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 15.The Haryana Education Department clarified today that it had not issued any instruction to its District Education Officers to close any class of private schools from April 1. An official spokesman said there were reports ...
`Central aid for Maharashtra drought relief inadequate'
MUMBAI, MARCH 15. The customary address of the Maharashtra Governor, Mohammed Fazal to the joint session of the State legislature here today repeated the State's complaint that it got grossly inadequate assistance from the Centre to fight the ...
I&B Minister favours MoU between India, Pakistan
MUMBAI, MARCH 15.The Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, today favoured a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the entertainment industries of Pakistan and India, even as he called for lowering of entertainment tax ...
`Priority to all-round development '
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 15. The Bharatiya Janata Party nominee for the Pondicherry Lok Sabha seat, Lalitha Kumaramangalam, today promised that she would strive for the all-round development of the Union Territory. Addressing presspersons at the ...
`Educate consumers on their rights'
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 15. Volunteers of a number of consumer welfare organisations in Pondicherry today celebrated the World Consumer Day. Distribution of badges, propaganda on the rights of consumers and holding of special seminars on the rights ...
Candidates, more than parties, count in Pondy
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 15. Pondicherry has a lone Lok Sabha constituency and all the four regions in the Union Territory Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam having 30 Assembly constituencies are in different States. Mahe and Yanam ...
Trade unions form panel to protect Swadeshi mill
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 15Trade unions have formed a joint committee to protect the Swadeshi Cotton Mills and to prevent the National Textiles Corporation (NTC), running the mill, from closing the unit. V.S. Abishegam, AITUC general secretary and ...
Denmark Princess visits Pondy
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 15.Accompanied by the Danish Ambassador to India, Michael Sternberg, the Princess visited important tourist sites, including the beach. She also visited the Hidesign leather factory. The president of the Hidesign unit, ...
Workshop on cultural diversity
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 15. A 12-day national workshop on `Our Cultural Diversity' organised by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, an autonomous institution sponsored by the Department of Culture of the Central Government, began at ...
Akalis boycott Governor's address
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 15.The opposition members comprising Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party legislators today boycotted the Governor's address to the Punjab Assembly which met here today. Meanwhile, the Congress-led State Government ...
Be aware of rights, consumers told
JAIPUR, MARCH 15.A State-level programme marking the World Consumers' Day held here today underlined the need to educate the consumers on their rights. The programme was organised by the Rajasthan Government's Department of Food, Civil Supplies ...
Pink City to host `Pani Utsava'
JAIPUR, MARCH 15.A unique `Pani Utsava' (water festival) will be organised at the Ambedkar Square near the Assembly here on March 19 for holding an interface dialogue between the Government, private sector, the civil society organisations and ...
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