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Election panel to decide on panchayat polls
CHANDIGARH, DEC.17.The Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, today indicated that the date for elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions and local bodies would be decided by the State Election Commission. Talking to media persons in ...
BJP MLAs allege `step-motherly' treatment
SHIMLA, DEC.17. Much heat was generated in the Himachal Assembly on the opening day of the short winter session today over price rise and "step-motherly treatment" given to Opposition MLAs at Government functions in their constituencies. The ...
11 killed in accident
SHIMLA, DEC.17. 11 people are reported to have been killed and 19 others were injured when a private bus coming from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Shimla met with an accident at Baruni near Jhakri in Rampur Sub-Division. Seven of the seriously ...
Farmers' rally in favour of e-chaupal
BHOPAL, DEC. 17.Five days after the licensed grain and oilseed traders had given a call for an indefinite strike to oppose the new system of grain procurement outside the mandi premises introduced in Madhya Pradesh by ITC Limited, the ...
Promote lower ranks of police on seniority, urges Janakiraman
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 17. The Leader of the Opposition in Pondicherry Assembly, R.V. Janakiraman (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), has expressed concern over the denial of promotions to constables and head constables on the basis of seniority in ...
Culture `should not fall victim to tourism'
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 17. The Development Commissioner of Pondicherry, B.V. Selvaraj, has stressed that tourism should not be promoted at the expense of the culture and traditions of the country. Tourism should be `development compliant' and should ...
Aiyer for relook at rotation of reserved seats
JAIPUR, DEC. 17.The Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Mani Shankar Aiyer, today said that he was not averse to the idea of doing away with the practice of rotating the reserved seats in the panchayati raj institutions. "If the reserved seats ...
Protesters wave black flags
JAIPUR, DEC. 17.The activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad staged a demonstration before the start of the round table on panchayti raj demanding the return of Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyer. The youth, all in their teens, sprang a ...
Move to ban common salt draws flak
JAIPUR, DEC. 17. The veteran Gandhian leader, Siddharaj Dhadda, has expressed anguish over the reported move to reintroduce a ban on use of non-iodised salt. The nonagenarian, who is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered a week ago, said that ...
Rajasthan plan to boost water supply to farmers
JAIPUR, DEC. 16. The Rajasthan Government has decided to clean and repair the Indira Gandhi Canal in the north-western parts of the State to ensure proper distribution of water to farmers. The leakage of water from vantage points in the canal ...
Tech varsity exams suspended
LUCKNOW, DEC 17. The Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) today suspended examinations of three semesters of different courses following leak of examination papers. The Vice-Chancellor, Durg Singh Chauhan, has rushed to Agra where two ...
Tehri oustees protest bid to oust again
DEHRA DUN, DEC. 17. Police arrested about 40 Tehri dam oustees as they tried to stop officials of the Airports Authority of India from conducting a survey on the land in Jolly Grant area where they were rehabilitated nearly two decades ago. The ...
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