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Friday, July 30, 2004
Women tortured for practising `witchcraft'
PATNA, JULY 29.In separate incidents three women were tortured suspecting them as witch wherein one of them was badly beaten up, paraded naked and forced to drink human excreta while acid was poured on another resulting in severe burn injury, ...
Congress to step up drive against Chautala Government
NEW DELHI, JULY 29.The Congress party today decided to step up its activities in Haryana and decided to bring out a charge-sheet against the Indian National Lok Dal Government in the run up to the Assembly elections due in the State early next ...
Andretta-A sanctuary of potters
PALAMPUR, (Himachal Pradesh), JULY 29. Picture bamboo thickets, rhodenderon shrubbery, banana boughs, blackberry stems - all in two kilometres and more. Truly Andretta is fertile. Thirteen kilometres from the Leopard-infested Palampur, against ...
M.P. Government to amend Panchayati Raj Act
NDA should not take us for granted: Bal Thackeray
MUMBAI, JULY 29. Signalling that BJP-led NDA should not take his party for granted, the Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray appears to doubt the existence of the National Democratic Alliance, saying its leaders were not consulting the constituents ...
Naga Ceasefire Agreement extended
NEW DELHI, JULY 29. Keen to continue the ongoing peace process in Nagaland, the United Progressive Alliance Government has given the go-ahead for a further extension of the Naga Ceasefire Agreement by a year. The ceasefire with the main Naga ...
School breakfast scheme extended
PONDICHERRY, JULY 29. The Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, today announced in the Assembly that the Rajiv Gandhi breakfast scheme had been extended to cover kindergarten classes and students in standards IX and X and in higher secondary ...
Sand mining licences `meant to keep prices down'
PONDICHERRY, JULY 29. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said the Government had sanctioned sand mining leases to state-owned corporations to keep the price of sand under control. He said the idea was to sell it cheaper than the rates ...
Rajasthan MLA arrested
JAIPUR, JULY 29.The lone Lok Janshakti Party MLA in Rajasthan, Ranveer Singh Gudha, was arrested today on charges of assaulting an assistant engineer of the Public Health and Engineering Department. Mr. Gudha, MLA from Gudha in Jhunjhunu ...
Raje not to beg for Central aid
JAIPUR, JULY 29. The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, today said that the State would not go with a "tasla''(pan) to the Centre begging for assistance. "However, we are confident that we will be able to procure Central assistance,'' she ...
Polls to Mandi Samitis under study
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