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Raigarh DM removed
RAIPUR, JULY 22. In a major shake up after taking charge, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today replaced the Raigarh District Collector and reshuffled 21 senior bureaucrats. Subodh Singh, a choice of previous Chief Minister ...
Love-sick maiden waits for Irfan Pathan
VADODARA, JULY 22.Mehmood Khan, father of India's bowling sensation Irfan Pathan, has chided a starry-eyed girl from Ludhiana, currently camping here with a dream of ``marrying'' the bowler, for her ``childish behaviour''. The 20-year old ...
Haryana transfers seven IAS officers
CHANDIGARH, JULY 22. The Haryana Government has ordered the posting and transfer of seven IAS and two HCS officers. Krishna Mohan, Commissioner and Secretary, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Director, Public Relations, Grievances, ...
Chautala dares Congress MPs to quit
CHANDIGARH, JULY 22. The Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, today annnounced that five Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Members of Parliament would resign from Rajya Sabha in case 15 Congress MPs from Haryana and Rajasthan also ...
Extra power arranged
Court concludes another round in Carbide hearing
BHOPAL, JULY 22. The court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate hearing the criminal case linked with the Union Carbide gas disaster of 1984 has concluded another round of examination of witnesses stretching over three days. In the latest round of ...
BJP awaits Bhuria's move
BHOPAL, JULY 22.Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Madhya Pradesh have chosen to adopt a wait-and-watch approach over the party's former vice-president, Dilip Singh Bhuria's decision to snap ties with the BJP and form a separate party -- MP Vikas ...
Congress spreading misinformation on crime graph: Uma
BHOPAL, JULY 22.The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, today alleged that some Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh were trying to spoil the State's image by spreading "false" information that incidence of crime had increased after the ...
`Rangoli' in Guinness Book of World Records
NAGPUR, JULY 22. Nagpur girl Vandana Joshi has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records with flying colours with the prestigious book recognising a `Rangoli' made by her as the largest of its kind in the globe. Guinness World Records, the ...
Private hospitals norms being finalised: Valsaraj
PONDICHERRY, JULY 22. A technical committee, comprising the Director of Health and Family Welfare Services and the Medical Superintendents of government, and maternity hospitals, has been formed to finalise the rules to regulate private nursing ...
Shops close to mourn Children's deaths
PONDICHERRY, JULY 22. Shops and business establishments in Pondicherry remained closed today to mourn the death of children in the Kumbakonam school fire on July 16. The call for closure of the shops was given by merchants' ...
Khurana to help provide Jaipur Foot for needy students
JAIPUR, JULY 22.The Raj Bhavan has initiated a programme to physically empower every school child without a limb in Rajasthan by gifting him/her with a Jaipur Foot. The programme as conceived at present will require Rs.1 crore to fit an ...
'Liquor units will guzzle ground water'
JAIPUR, JULY 22.Prohibitionist groups have condemned the Rajasthan Government's move to facilitate establishment of 23 new liquor units in the State. "On the one hand the whole State is threatened with the prospects of a drought and scarcity of ...
'Cotton is finished this year'
SRIGANGANAGAR (RAJASTHAN), JULY 22.The prolonged dry spell threatening to turn into a full-fledged drought in this major centre of cotton production in Rajasthan has been compounded by the Punjab Government's recent decision to terminate all ...
Woman attempts self-immolation
LUCKNOW, JULY 22.A fourth class woman employee of the state secretariat today tried to commit self-immolation inside the Vidhan Bhavan complex to protest alleged non-payment of salary, police here said. The woman, Basanti Devi, poured kerosene ...
Power units synchronised to resolve crisis
Obra, Sonebhadra, July 22. With the entire eastern Uttar Pradesh, called `Poorvanchal' facing an acute power crisis for the past five days, all the functional power production units in the region have been synchronised to solve the power problem. ...
BJP walks out over staff strike issue
DEHRA DUN, JULY 22. Accusing the Uttaranchal government of indifference towards the demands of striking employees of the state secretariat, the BJP today staged a walk-out from the Assembly. Taking up the issue under adjournment motion during ...
Naxalites: West Bengal monitoring developments
KOLKATA, JULY 22. The West Bengal Government is adopting a cautious approach to the reported willingness of the Peoples' War [PW] leadership in Andhra Pradesh to open a dialogue with the Governments in those States where the militant outfit has a ...
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