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Imposition of Hindi in TV programmes opposed
GUWAHATI, JAN. 30. A citizens' meeting held here today opposed Doordarshan making it mandatory for programmes intended for its Programme Production Centre (NE) to be made in Hindi and not in the local languages and dialects of the northeast. ...
Kidnapping emerges as a major poll issue
PATNA, JAN. 30. Amid mounting attack of the NDA by raking up issues of law and order and backwardness of Bihar, the delay in getting the kidnapped students freed from the clutches of abductors is posing another headache for the ruling RJD in the ...
Lalu condemns Gaya incident
PATNA, JAN. 30. The Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today condemned yesterday's Gaya incident in which the helicopter ferrying the former Bharatiya Janata Party chief, M. Venkaiah Naidu, was set ablaze, and said it ...
Sonia's visit makes Chautala nervous
NARWANA, JAN.30. Narwana, falling in Jind district of Haryana, has always been regarded as a key constituency but this time it has virtually become a "hot seat'' as the Working President of the Haryana unit of the Congress, Randeep Singh ...
Adampur, Bhajan Lal's pocket borough
ADAMPUR (HARYANA), JAN. 30. Locating this small town in Haryana is not difficult, for in this old Hissar region, Adampur acquired fame for two things the wholesale market and Bhajan Lal. The political presence of the State Congress chief, ...
Networking, the tea party way
HISSAR, JAN. 30. Chai Rakhi Hai (organised a tea party) is the new buzzword in Haryana politics. It is perhaps a unique method through which candidates and their constituents identify each other and a social event that generates funds. ...
Jammu & Kashmir
J&K Government enthused by response to civic polls
SRINAGAR, JAN. 30. Encouraged by the brisk polling in the civic elections in north Kashmir on Saturday, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today said that the Government will gear up for the panchayat elections, to see ...
Hoisting the flag after a decade
SURANKOTE (POONCH), JAN. 30. Braving chilly winds and militancy, people in remote hamlets here hoisted the Tricolour on Republic Day after almost a decade. The national flag was hoisted atop the highest hillock so that it could be seen ...
Most BJP-supported candidates lose in M.P. panchayat polls
BHOPAL, JAN. 30. After losing the Bhopal Mayor's post to the Congress party in the recently concluded municipal elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has received yet another jolt in the Bhopal rural belt as majority of the BJP supported ...
Homage paid to Mahatma
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 30. The Lt. Governor, M.M Lakhera, and the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death anniversary, which is observed as Martyrs Day. Others who paid homage to the "father of ...
Minister takes Collector to task
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 30. The Education and Revenue Minister, K. Lakshmianrayanan, is locked in a tussle with the Collector, V. Candavelou, in the wake of the latter's announcement on hike in cinema ticket fares applicable for the theatres in ...
Call to protect kids from exploitation
JAIPUR, JAN. 30.Participants in a workshop on children's rights here over the week-end called for protecting the childhood against all forms of exploitation and felt that generation of awareness by mass media could serve the cause of evolving a ...
Law and order under control: Mulayam
VARANASI, JAN. 30. The Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, today dubbed the demand for President's rule in Uttar Pradesh as ``unwarranted and unjustified,'' and said the law and order situation in the State was ``under control.'' Talking to ...
Kolkata book fair opens after short-circuit scare
KOLKATA, JAN. 30. The 30th Kolkata Book Fair, said to be among the biggest in the world, reopened here today, a day after the West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, visited the fair grounds and took stock of the fire-prevention ...
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