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Thursday, August 19, 2004
Two health officials suspended
AHMEDABAD, AUG 18.Health officials have swung into action to prevent the spread of malaria epidemic in Surashamal village of Kheda district in Gujarat where 24 people have lost their lives since a fortnight. ``Eleven deaths out of these 24 -- ...
Haryana seeks hike in MSP
CHANDIGARH, AUG.18. The Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, has urged the Central Government to increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy, bajra, cotton and maize to the level proposed by the State Government to provide relief to ...
Protest against Govt. decisions
Adopting villages for anti-pollution drive
CHANDIGARH, AUG.18. The Haryana State Pollution Control Board would adopt one village in each block to improve environment and sanitation in rural areas. This was decided in the Board's meeting presided over by the Chief Minister, Om Prakash ...
Tax exemption for Devi Rakshak scheme sought
CHANDIGARH, AUG.18.The Haryana Government has urged the Central Government to exempt its "Devi Lal Jan Suraksha Bima Yojna (Devi Rakshak)'' from the ambit of service tax and not charge commission on sale of revenue stamps through Post ...
Kids to learn about AIDS
Kuruvinatham citizens up in arms
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 18. Members of the Kuruvinatham Assembly Constituency Protection Committee are up in arms against the move of the Delimitation Commission to redraw the territorial limits of constituencies and to dismantle some segments such as ...
Democratic norms given the go-by: AIADMK
Pondicherry Aug. 18. The Pondicherry unit of the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) today accused the Rangasamy Government and the Speaker of throwing to the winds all democratic norms by having failed to include party ...
Power shutdown today
PONDICHERRY, AUG.18. There will be no power supply for three and a half hours from 10 a.m. tomorrow in the entire Muthialpet area, VOC Nagar, Vaithikuppam, Vazhaikulam and Deivanayaga Pilla Thottam, for construction work on Marapalam sub-station. ...
President, PM to attend Guru Granth Sahib function
CHANDIGARH, AUG 18.The Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, today extended an invitation to followers of all religions and faiths to join the quadracentennial celebrations of installation of the holy book of the Sikh community, Guru Granth ...
A favour for Sangh Parivar outfits
JAIPUR, AUG. 18.The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government in Rajasthan seems to have yielded to intense pressure from the Sangh Parivar outfits by withdrawing the official notification which had brought trishuls (tridents) within the ambit of the ...
JK units in Kota to resume work
JAIPUR, AUG. 18.All the seven units of the JK Group of Industries in Kota are scheduled to restart functioning in the next few months following an interim agreement among the company, the financial institutions and the trade unions involved. The ...
CAG promises more transparency
JAIPUR, AUG. 18.The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, V.N.Kaul, has promised more transparency in the auditing of the public sector companies due for privatization. A module was being prepared for the auditors of the accounts of such ...
`Kisan Day' observed
Students on fast unto death
ALLAHABAD, AUG 18.The fast-unto-death by five student leaders of Allahabad University in front of the Vice-Chancellor's residence in support of their demands continued for the second day today. The students were demanding removal of chief ...
Police to revive `suchana tantra'
LUCKNOW, AUG 18. Police in Uttar Pradesh is in the process of reviving `suchana tantra' (the network of informers) to apprehend several dacoits operating in the state. ``We have to beat the dacoits in their own game. While they interact with ...
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