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Monday, May 31, 2004
`Door open for talks with insurgents'
GUWAHATI, MAY 30. The Union Minister of State for Defence, Bijoy Krishna Handique, has said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government had kept the door open for a dialogue with insurgent outfits of Assam but would make no ...
ULFA claims responsibility for abduction
GUWAHATI, MAY 30.The banned United Liberation Front of Asom has claimed responsibility for the abduction of Nirmal Langthasa, the youngest son of Assam Hill Areas Development Minister, G.C. Langthsa. The ULFA said that he would be kept in ...
Will Bhupen Hazarika quit BJP?
GUWAHATI, MAY 30. Will he ? Won't he ? The BJP leaders of Assam are wondering whether the cultural icon and folk singer Bhupen Hazarika will stay on or quit the party after his defeat in the prestigious Guwahati Lok Sabha seat. Answering a ...
11 killed in cylinder blast
ALLAHABAD, MAY 30. Eleven persons were burnt alive and seven more, three of them children, injured in a major fire when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a house in a labourers' colony here today, police said. The fire, which broke out in one ...
Database on natural resources
CHANDIGARH, MAY 30. The Haryana State Remote Sensing Application Centre (HARSAC) at Hisar has launched a project----National Natural Resources Information System (NRIS)-- in 17 districts of the State which involves creation of a computerised ...
Govt. bid to provide quality education
Plan to bring Sutlej water to Shimla: Virbhadra
SHIMLA, MAY 30.The Himachal Pradesh Government is formulating a long-term plan of bringing water from river Sutlej which would cost Rs 300 crore to solve the drinking water problem of Shimla town and the nearby suburb. Disclosing this the ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Decline in smuggling along border
JAMMU, MAY 30. Smuggling along the India-Pakistan border has reached the lowest levels in the last decade and it may come to an end if the present trend continues. The International Border (IB) along Jammu and Kashmir and the various routes ...
Record flow of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine
JAMMU, MAY 30. Pilgrimage to the famed Vaishno Devi shrine in the Trikuta Hills has broken all previous records. The first five months this year saw the highest number of pilgrims ever. An estimated 6.03 lakh pilgrims visited the shrine in ...
BJP meet calls for coordination between Govt. and party
Govinda visits Jeevdani temple
THANE, MAY 30. Actor-turned-MP Govinda, who won the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North, today visited the famous Jeevdani temple at Virar here. Govinda, who contested on the Congress ticket, had visited this temple before launching his ...
Elephant poachers run amuck
BHUBANESWAR, MAY 30.Orissa's forests now reverberate with the booming sounds of guns as elephant poachers chase endangered tuskers to death. With the international black market ivory prices shooting up, the State's elephants are being ...
Biju Janata Dal Parliamentary Party leader
BHUBANESWAR, MAY 30.The former Union Water Resources Minister, Arjun Charan Sethi, was elected chairman of the Biju Janata Dal Parliamentary Party at a meeting of the party MPs held at Naveen Nivas here today. The Chief Minister and BJD chief, ...
Padmanabhan's death a great loss: Rangasamy
PONDICHERRY, MAY 30. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has said that the death of R. Padmanabhan, Chief Secretary, was a great loss to the State. In a message here today, Mr. Rangasamy said that Mr. Padmanabhan was a highly efficient officer, ...
Khairwal to hold additional charge as Chief Secretary
PONDICHERRY, MAY 30. The Secretary to Port department, C.S. Khairwal (belonging to the 1974 batch of IAS in the AGMU cadre), will hold additional charge as Chief Secretary. The Lt. Governor, N.N. Jha, today issued the orders. Mr. Khairwal will ...
Subsidy for concrete housing distributed
PONDICHERRY, MAY 30. The Education and Revenue Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, distributed the first instalment of Rs. 10,000 of a total sum of Rs. 40,000 earmarked for each of 46 poor families to enable them to convert their huts into concrete ...
Health clubs a hit in Punjab
CHANDIGARH, MAY 30.A few decades ago in Punjab physical fitness might have meant work in the fields, a big diet and a wrestling bout at the local akhara. All that has undergone a sea change. In urban Punjab, high-tech gyms are today the craze ...
Special centre for spastic children
JAIPUR, MAY 30. A special centre for treatment and rehabilitation of spastic children in Sriganganagar town in northern Rajasthan is rendering a yeoman's service to the infants and toddlers whose parents had lost all hopes of their children ...
State to take up Gangtok-Lhasa bus service issue with Centre
KOLKATA, MAY 30. The Sikkim Government is expected to take up with the Centre the issue of introduction of bus services between Gangtok and Lhasa once the Nathu La pass on the Sino-Indian border is re-opened. The Chief Minister, Pawan Kumar ...
Fire in Kolkata bookshop
KOLKATA, MAY 30. Books worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a major fire in one of the oldest bookshops of the city in College Street today. Fire brigade sources said 20 fire tenders fought for over an hour to put out the blaze in Dasgupta ...
Mamata ridicules Congress' call
KOLKATA, MAY 30.
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