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    Bihar
    Eight minor girls rescued from circus
    PATNA, AUG 17.Eight minor girls, who were once part of the Apollo Circus, became `richer' today through the efforts of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA). State Labour Commissioner Vivek Singh distributed bank drafts of Rs 1,000 each and also `Mukti ...

    Two criminals killed in encounter
    PATNA, AUG. 17. Two notorious criminals were killed last night in an encounter with the police at Chajjubagh area in Bihar's Capital. The dead were identified as Putul Saw and Birju Kahar, wanted by police in connection with a number of cases ...

    Haryana
    Haryana okays draft Bill on contract farming
    CHANDIGARH, AUG.17.The Haryana Cabinet, which met here today under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister,Om Prakash Chautala, approved the draft of the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2004 to amend the Punjab ...

    Officers transferred
    CHANDIGARH, AUG.17.The Haryana Government today ordered transfer and posting of five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs). Samey Ram, DSP, headquarters, Gurgaon has been shifted to Hansi against a vacant post. Rohtash Singh, DSP, Fourth ...

    Himachal Pradesh
    Flash-flood threat hits tourism
    SHIMLA, AUG. 17.The flash-flood threat following formation of an artificial lake along the Pareechu river in Tibet has hit the tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh, specially the tribal areas of Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti. The tribal areas in ...

    Madhya Pradesh
    BJP MLA prevented from hoisting flag
    BHOPAL, AUG. 17. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's Dalit woman MLA from Patharia in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, Sonabai Sevakram Ahirwar, was manhandled and prevented from hoisting the Tricolour at a special Independence Day function held ...

    Orissa
    Youth Congress worker hurt in bomb attack
    BHUBANESWAR, AUG. 17. A Youth Congress worker was injured here last evening when miscreants hurled two country-made bombs at the Congress Bhavan, the party's headquarters in the State. The incident occurred around 7-30 p.m. an-hour-and-a-half ...

    Pondicherry
    Speaker calls MLAs' meet on delimitation of constituencies
    PONDICHERRY, AUG. 17. The Speaker, M.D.R. Ramachandran, has convened a meeting of all legislators in his chamber here tomorrow to enlist their views on the proposal of the Delimitation Commission to effect modifications in the territorial limits ...

    Telemedicine facility at Mahe hospital
    PONDICHERRY, AUG. 17.The Health Minister, E. Valsaraj, on Monday launched a telemedicine facility in the Government Hospital at Mahe. In the first phase, the facility was introduced to link the Government General Hospital here with the ...

    Fast by health volunteers
    PONDICHERRY, AUG. 17. Volunteers of the Pondicherry Multipurpose Health Employees Welfare Association today observed fast at the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services at Saram, near here, urging the authorities to recruit candidates ...

    Power shutdown tomorrow
    PONDICHERRY, AUG. 17. There will be no power supply for six hours from 10 a.m. on Thursday in the following areas for maintenance work: Sedarapet, Karasur, Thuthipet, Thondamanatham, Ramanathapuram and ...

    Law students boycott classes
    PONDICHERRY, AUG. 17. Students of Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College here abstained from classes today in support of expressing solidarity with agitating advocates. ...

    Rajasthan
    High Court clears Salim Ali centre
    JAIPUR, AUG. 17.The Rajasthan High Court has cleared the construction of the controversial Salim Ali Nature Interpretation Centre at the world famous bird sanctuary, the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, near Bharatpur. Work on the Rs.2.5- crore ...

    A unique plantation drive
    JAIPUR, AUG. 17.A unique plantation drive, ensuring the continuous care of trees for five years till they attain maturity, has been started in Udaipur, opening a new chapter of environment protection in the history of the erstwhile capital of the ...

    Vasundhara urged not to withdraw notification
    JAIPUR, AUG. 17.Various activist groups today wrote to the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje asking her not to withdraw the April 2003 notification amending the Arms Act which had brought "trishuls''(tridents) also under its ...

    Uttar Pradesh
    U.P. approves Ordinance on Urdu varsity
    LUCKNOW, AUG. 17.The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet today approved an Ordinance for setting up of an Urdu University in Rampur city and made the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Azam Khan, its Pro- Chancellor for life, a move objected to by the Governor, ...

    Mulayam seeks special package
    LUCKNOW, AUG. 17. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, today urged the Centre to provide a special economic package for the State. Mr. Yadav told reporters here that he had spoken to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, in ...

    Uttaranchal
    Uttaranchal petrol pumps to remain closed for 3 days
    DEHRA DUN, AUG. 17.The Uttaranchal Petroleum Traders' Association has decided to keep all petrol pumps closed for three days beginning August 25 if the State Government failed withdraw the five per cent Trade Tax increase on fuels by then. The ...



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