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Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Pre-fabricated police stations
RAIPUR, AUG. 23. Chhattisgarh government has approved an ambitious proposal to install pre-fabricated structures for police stations in naxal-infested areas of the State. ``About 22 police stations in the state would be set up with ...
President to open Panipat thermal unit
CHANDIGARH, AUG.23.The Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, has said that the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, would inaugurate the 250 MW seventh unit of Panipat thermal plant on September 25 and the eighth unit would also be commissioned ...
Centre asks Himachal to remain alert
SHIMLA, AUG.23.The crisis management group set up in the wake of flash floods in the Sutlej undertook a fresh review of the situation here today. The committee, headed by the State Chief Secretary, Shamsher Singh, took stock of the situation in ...
Himachal to spend 532 crores on elementary education
SHIMLA, AUG. 23.An amount of Rs 532 crores would be spent in Himachal Pradesh on the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) aimed at providing elementary education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14. Of this amount, Rs 121.56 crore would be ...
Decks cleared for separate Wakf Board
SHIMLA, AUG.22.Decks have been cleared for the formation of a separate Wakf Board for Himachal Pradesh with the state High Court recently dismissing a petition challenging the proposed board. Though the State Government had issued a ...
Rain continues to disrupt normal life
SHIMLA, AUG. 23.Normal life was disrupted in various parts of Himachal Pradesh today following widespread heavy rain during the past 24 hours. Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by heavy rain since last night, bringing down the ...
SFI makes clean sweep
SHIMLA, AUG 23.The SFI won all the four seats of president, vice-president, general secretary and joint secretary in the HP University Campus and the HP University Evening College. Despite clear instructions to various Ministers and MLAs and best ...
Buy a cow, get 75 p.c. subsidy from Government
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 23. The Pondicherry Government has drawn up a scheme to provide 75 per cent of the cost of a milch animal to promote dairy farming and empower rural women in the Union Territory. The Agriculture Minister, A. Namassivayam, ...
EPF interest rate cut flayed
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 23. Activists of the AIADMK-led Anna Trade Union Forum in Pondicherry today held a demonstration near the Head Post office, condemning the Centre for slashing the Employees Provident Fund interest rate from 9.5 to 8.5 per cent. ...
PMK volunteers stage picketing, court arrest
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 23. The Pondicherry unit of the Patali Makkal Katchi (PMK) volunteers today courted arrest after they staged a picketing at various points, protesting against the arrest of the party founder, S. Ramadoss, and others at ...
1032 candidates appear for CET
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 23. A total of 1032 (out of expected number of 1213) candidates appeared for the common entrance test today for admission under management quota to four private unaided engineering colleges in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. ...
'Urgent need to harvest rainwater'
CHANDIGARH, AUG. 23. Realising that the groundwater-level was declining in Punjab and Haryana, a session on 'Rainwater Harvesting and Artificial Recharge to Ground Water' here today resolved that there was an urgent need to harvest the rainwater. ...
Job guarantee law demanded
JAIPUR, AUG. 23.The Centre of Indian Trade Unions today reiterated its demand for enactment of an employment guarantee law and steps for protection of unorganised and farm labourers, while underlining the need to put the Central Government's ...
Warrant issued against Minister
JAIPUR, AUG. 23. A Railway Court in Jodhpur has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against the Rajasthan Minister for Forests and Environment, Laxminarain Dave, following his continued absence during the hearing of a four-year-old case of ...
Mulayam kin's college gets Rs. 35-crore grant
LUCKNOW, AUG. 23.The Congress today alleged that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party supremo, Mulayam Singh Yadav, was unduly favouring a particular college by allocating huge grants even as the State was reeling under drought. ...
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