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Sunday, January 02, 2005
UNEP earmarks $ 1 million for impact assessment
NEW DELHI, JAN. 1.The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has earmarked $ 1 million to identify and address the environmental impacts of the tsunami that hit the South-East Asian countries on December 26. It will also send environmental ...
Power to the people ... eroded
The programme of decentralisation of power in Kerala has fallen on bad days after a sunny start. R. Krishnakumar says the eclipse of the grama sabhas could see the resurgence of the politician-contractor-official nexus.
The Kudumbashree self-help groups have benefited from decentralisation.
Communication link restored
NEW DELHI, JAN. 1.While the communication link has been restored at Campbell Bay and Car Nicobar following the commissioning of INMARSAT and telephone exchange, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dayanidhi Maran, today ...
Building on dreams
The Left Democratic Front Government in Kerala enlarged the scope of grama sabhas to mean a fourth tier of government.
Efforts on to set up another Antarctica station
VASCO DA GAMA (GOA), JAN. 1. The Department of Ocean Development and the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, plans to establish the third state-of-the-art habitat in the Antarctica.The 23rd Indian Scientific Expedition ...
The law and the reality
THERE IS the law. Then there is the reality of the local self-government institutions (LSGIs) in Kerala. The gap is widening day by day. Many progressive pro-people features introduced by the amended panchayat and municipality Acts and the rules ...
Gogoi announces package of schemes
GUWAHATI, JAN. 1. The Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, today announced an insurance scheme for all bona fide residents of the State. Unveiling a package of schemes as New Year gift to the people, Mr. Gogoi also announced that the retirement ...
Litterateur meets ULFA leaders in jail
GUWAHATI, JAN. 1. The noted litterateur, Dr. Indira Goswami (Mamoni Raisom Goswami), today met three senior leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in Guwahati jail and discussed with them her efforts to initiate a dialogue between ...
Science meet to focus on health sector
AHMEDABAD, JAN. 1.The 92nd Indian Science Congress will be held here this year at the Nirma Institute of Science and Technology, from January 3 to 5. As per convention, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the Congress on Monday ...
Jammu & Kashmir
DIG among 11 injured in blast
SRINAGAR, JAN. 1. The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, South Kashmir range, Ravindra Kotwal, today escaped an assassination bid in Anantnag town but was seriously wounded, along with 10 others, including two of his security guards, in a ...
Jammu & Kashmir civic polls to be held after 25 years
SRINAGAR, JAN. 1. After postponing the elections for civic bodies at least three times, the People's Democratic Party (PDP)-led Government today issued the notification for the polls which will be held in eight phases from January 8. The ...
Action against 540 doctors in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL, JAN. 1.The Madhya Pradesh Government has initiated disciplinary action against 540 doctors, mostly in rural areas, for unauthorised absence from duty for a long period. "As part of the drive launched some three months ago to improve ...
Rehabilitation policy to be amended
MUMBAI, JAN. 1.The existing National Rehabilitation Policy is being amended to make it an effective means of ensuring social justice to the large numbers of people displaced by development projects in the country. Some members of the National ...
Interpol help sought to trace stolen Buddha head
KOLKATA, JAN. 1.The Indian Museum authorities have sought the help of Interpol to investigate into the December 29 theft of the fifth century Buddha head from the Museum's archaeological gallery. "Yes, we have sought Interpol's help to ...
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