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Violence hits poll-bound Bihar, Jharkhand
PATNA, JAN. 23.Violence of both the naxalite and criminal variety have reared its head making its presence felt in more than gruesome intent even before electioneering could peak in Bihar and Jharkhand. The murder of the Lok Janshakti Party ...
Patna schools to close today
PATNA, JAN. 23.Public schools in Patna will be closed tomorrow to press the demand for early release of abducted Delhi Public School student Kishlay Komal, who remained traceless for the fifth day today, even as para-military personnel staged a ...
Congress to release manifesto today
CHANDIGARH, JAN. 23.The Congress will unveil its election manifesto for the upcoming Haryana Vidhan Sabha poll here tomorrow. According to a party spokesman, the former Chief Minister and President of the Haryana unit, Bhajan Lal, will release ...
No independent in four Haryana seats
CHANDIGARH, JAN.23.Among a total of 983 candidates in the fray for the February 3 Vidhan Sabha elections in Haryana, 447 are independents. According to data provided by the Election Office here, 2,022 candidates had contested as Independents in ...
Jammu & Kashmir
A case for cultural offensive in J&K
JAMMU, JAN. 23.The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, S.K. Sinha, has said that the time has come to launch a cultural offensive in the State to win the final battle against militancy and religious extremism. Talking to The Hindu here, Mr. ...
70 p.c. cast vote in Panchayat polls
BHOPAL, JAN. 23.Nearly 70 per cent voters cast their ballots in the third and last phase of Panchayat elections in Madhya Pradesh today. State Election Commission Secretary Arun Tiwari said barring some stray incidents of violence polling was ...
RSS sees 'demographic war'
BHOPAL, JAN. 23. The Path Sanchalan (march past) of the Swayamsevaks of the Bhopal Mahanagar unit of RSS today converged into a huge rally where people were cautioned about the dangers of a "demographic war". Also the Central Government was urged ...
Pay compensation to vendors: CITU
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 23. Pondicherry District CITU (Centre of Indian Trade Unions) has called upon the Union Territory Administration to pay Rs 5000 to fish vendors and fishing industry workers as they remained without any source of livelihood after ...
CPI urges strengthening of traffic police
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 23. The Pondicherry unit of the CPI has urged the Administration to increase the number of traffic police in view of the increase in vehicles and spurt in accidents. The Secretary of the party, N. Kalainathan, said in a ...
Congress, BJP claim victory in Luni by-poll
JAIPUR, JAN. 23.Even as the noisy campaign for the by-election to the Luni Assembly seat came to an end today, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Opposition Congress have made claims of victory for their respective nominees. The polling ...
Focus on steps to prevent forest cover decline
JAIPUR, JAN. 23.Farmers, forest officials and experts from Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh discussed the methods to prevent desertification of land and the decline in forest cover as well as the measures to promote water conservation at a ...
Law to prevent defacement of buildings planned
JAIPUR, JAN. 23.The Rajasthan Government has decided to enact a legislation against defacement of buildings and immovable properties in urban areas across the State as part of its drive to beautify towns. The Minister of State for Urban ...
EC should stop Godhra report `misuse': Mayawati
BHAGALPUR, JAN. 23.The Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, today urged the Election Commission to stop politicisation of the interim report on Godhra fire incident. Addressing several election meetings ...
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