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Saturday, February 12, 2005
Chautala back from Pakistan
CHANDIGARH, FEB.11.Pakistan after leading a delegation to the neighbouring country on a four-day visit, said that he would personally meet the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and request for more relaxations in visa for Pakistan. The Chief ...
Nabha House land to be transferred to Delhi Metro
CHANDIGARH, FEB.11. The Haryana Cabinet, which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has decided to transfer 1484.10 square metres of land falling in Nabha House in New Delhi to the Delhi Metro Rail ...
Himachal Plan outlay hike insignificant: BJP
SHIMLA, FEB.11.The Himachal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has expressed surprise at the way the State Government is publicising "a paltry increase of Rs 200 crores in the State's Annual Plan outlay as a big achievement". The party feels that ...
Fascination for Army uniform lands girl in police custody
BHOPAL, FEB. 11.A fascination for the adventurous lifestyle of Army personnel, has landed a young woman into police custody. Neelima Dixit, a resident of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, was spotted yesterday, roaming around in the field ...
M.P. bans mobile phones in schools
BHOPAL, FEB. 11.The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to ban mobile phones in government and aided schools following complaints of misuse. Orders are being issued to ban mobile phones in the school following complaints of its misuse and ...
Rs. 92 lakhs for painting
MUMBAI, FEB. 11. An abstract painting by V.S. Gaitonde created history at an auction of the Indian Contemporary Art by Osian's when it was sold for Rs. 92 lakhs here on Thursday. The head of McKinsey (West Asia), Kitto De Boer, an art collector ...
Pondy tsunami victims seek enhanced assistance
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 11. Fishermen, boat owners, fish vendors, contract workers, farmers, farm labourers and non-fishermen families living close to the coastal villages have their own tales of sufferings caused by the December 26 tsunami in the ...
SSLC exams put off in tsunami-hit Pondy schools
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 11. The SSLC (Standard X) public examinations for students of four schools in Pondicherry the Government Higher Secondary School at Thavalakuppam, Government Girls High School at Kalapet, Governemnt High School at ...
Scientists to discuss new trends in fishery
CHANDIGARH, FEB.11.Panjab University's Department of Zoology is holding a three-day national seminar here on "New Trends in Fishery Developments in India" from February 16. According to M.S. Johal, convener of the seminar, more than 100 ...
Manmohan promises to consider demand for oil refinery
JAIPUR, FEB. 11.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has promised to sympathetically consider Rajasthan's demand for setting up an oil refinery in the State. Dr. Singh has also conceded the State's claim for establishing a branch of the All India ...
Ford Foundation unveils new programme
JAIPUR, FEB.11.The Ford Foundation's International Fellowship Programme is offering 42 fellowships this year to Indian students from nine select States. Those belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, religious ...
Hafed steps to obtain ISO mark
CHANDIGARH, FEB.11. Hafed aspires to achieve excellence in all its operations by improving the systems, quality standards, process technology, developing and upgrading human resources, utilising efficiencies of information technology, adopting a ...
Stormy start to Budget session
LUCKNOW, FEB. 11.Vociferous protests rocked the Uttar Pradesh Assembly today as opposition members demanded dismissal of the SP-led government citing the dismal law and order situation in the State and disrupted Governor T.V. Rajeswar's address ...
Snow brings cheer to apple growers
DEHRA DUN, FEB. 11. Persistent cold conditions and frequent snowfall have left the apple growers of Uttaranchal in a merry mood. "The extremely good weather conditions mean we will have a bumper apple crop this season," says Trilok Bhatt, a ...
CII opposes power tariff hike
DEHRA DUN, FEB. 11.The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) has described the Uttaranchal Power Corporation's proposal to hike power tariff as a move towards negating the State's slogan of being a destination with abundant and cheap ...
Civic body chiefs seek more power, fund
DEHRA DUN, FEB.11.The Zila and Kshetra Panchayat presidents of Uttaranchal are up in arms seeking more powers as enshrined in the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments and special funds for development works on the lines of the Local Area ...
HESCO efforts hailed
DEHRA DUN, FEB. 11.The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, S. K. Sinha, today appreciated the efforts of the Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation (HESCO) in introducing need-based income-generating programmes at the grassroots ...
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