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Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Legislation soon to make education free, compulsory
CHENNAI, AUG. 3.The Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, today said that the United Progressive Alliance Government would shortly bring in legislation making education free and compulsory. Addressing a function to mark the birth centenary of ...
Sidhu new Manipur Governor
NEW DELHI, AUG. 3. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today discussed the situation in trouble-torn Manipur with the leaders of all major political parties. The Government later announced the appointment of a new Governor replacing Arvind Dave ...
Hostage crisis: 'talks at a sensitive stage'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 3.The Government tonight said negotiations to secure the safe release of the three Indians, held hostage in Iraq, have reached a sensitive stage and a successful outcome was likely. The Minister of State for External Affairs, ...
`Review on-going hydel projects'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 3. The accident at the Tehri Hydroelectric Project at Uttaranchal has led to fresh demands by environmentalists and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to stop the filling up of the dam's reservoir and a review of all the ...
`Nationalism is another word for Hindutva'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 3. Nationalism is just another word for Hindutva, the Bharatiya Janata Party said today while explaining away the absence of the word "Hindutva" from the "10-point Conclusion Document" produced after four days of deliberations its ...
Dr. B.C. Roy awards presented
NEW DELHI, AUG. 3. S. P. Agarwal, Director General of Health Services, and the former Health Minister, C.P. Thakur, were among the 54 eminent personalities who received the Dr. B. C. Roy National Awards today from the President, A.P.J. Abdul ...
Medha on fast as project-affected are yet to be resettled
JAVDA, (Nandurbar district), Maharashtra, Aug. 3. The Narmada Bachao Andolan leader, Medha Patkar, is on an indefinite satyagraha since Monday at Shahada, in Nandurbar district, to protest against the Government's inability to resettle ...
Benny goes places
BANGALORE, AUG. 3.As a teenager he was written off as "good for nothing." But he will play his unique guitar at the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics this month. An international talent-search company, More Than Gold, engaged to organise ...
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