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Haryana
Free cycles for school girls in Haryana
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 11.The Haryana Government has purchased 20,900 bicycles at a cost of Rs 3.03 crore to be given to those girl students who have to go to other villages to pursue their studies after passing fifth class. Education Department ...

Farmers to get 25 per cent subsidy on gypsum
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 11.The Haryana Government has sanctioned Rs. 2 crores under the Land Reclamation Programme for providing 25 per cent State subsidy on gypsum to farmers during 2004-05. This subsidy would be in addition to the 25 per cent subsidy ...

Action against 33 ultrasound centres
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 11.The Haryana Health Department has cancelled the registration of 33 ultrasound centres, besides seizing and sealing 42 ultrasound machines for violating various provisions of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) ...

HUDA scheme for dependents of Haryana police
CHANDIAGRH, JUNE 11.The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to reserve two per cent plots for dependents of officers of the Haryana police who are killed in action or in encounter with the anti-social elements. This was ...

Himachal Pradesh
MoU has put Government in a fix, claims BJP
SHIMLA, JUNE 11.The leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Vidhan Sabha and former Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal, today said that the State Government after signing the economic reforms memorandum with the Government of India had ...

Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmir Opposition leader dead
SRINAGAR, JUNE 11. The Leader of the Opposition in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and senior National Conference leader, Ghulam Mohiuddin Shah, died here this morning after a prolonged illness. He was 78. A former Minister and a close associate ...

Jharkand
Jharkhand leading user of POTA
RANCHI, JUNE 11.Jharkhand, the nascent eastern State carved out of 18 districts of Bihar, has earned the dubious distinction of registering the highest number of POTA arrests since the draconian law was enacted in June 2002. According to the ...

Madhya Pradesh
Free land for Indira Sagar oustees
BHOPAL, JUNE 11.The Madhya Pradesh Government today announced free distribution of land to outsees of Indira Sagar project under a special Rs 40- crore rehabilitation package. ``With the dam height being raised to 245 metre, around 560 ...

Pondicherry
Rangasamy meets Shivraj Patil
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 11. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today held discussions with the Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, and sought the Centre's approval for reservation for candidates of Most Backward Classes in jobs in the Union Territory. ...

Move to `privatise' rural health services opposed
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 11. The Pondicherry-based Confederation of Health Employees Associations has protested against the move of the Health department to `privatise' rural health services. The president, M. Kalaiselvam, the secretary, E. Sekar, and ...

Advocates boycott courts
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 11. Advocates in the Union Territory today boycotted courts to urge the police to withdraw cases filed against two lawyers. The decision to observe strike till Tuesday was taken by the Bar Association. The advocates wanted ...

Punjab
No rule of law in Punjab: Badal
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 11.Shiromani Akali Dal president Parkash Singh Badal today came down heavily on the Punjab Government for what he described as the ``progressive degeneration of the state into a brutal police state with no regard for rule of ...

Probe into bogus transfers
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 11.Punjab Vigilance Bureau has initiated an inquiry against the bogus transfers of school teachers in State Education Department. The Vigilance Bureau claims to have caught red-handed Mohinder Singh Sidhu, Block Development ...

Rajasthan
Senior Rajasthan IAS official held on graft charge
JAIPUR, JUNE 11.The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Rajasthan arrested a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and Member of the State Revenue Board, Ravi Shankar Srivastava, and four others on Thursday night on charges of ...

Lok Jumbish workers won't lose jobs
JAIPUR, JUNE 11.The Rajasthan Government today gave a reprieve to the workers of the Lok Jumbish project by deciding in favour of their absorption into the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan after the third and final phase of the project comes to an ...



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