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Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Private Bill on land transfer rejected
GUWAHATI, MARCH 8. The ruling Congress today vetoed for the second time a private member bill introduced in the Assam Assembly seeking a blanket ban on transfer of land in the State by "an indigenous person to non-indigenous person." The ...
Buta Singh visits temple before assuming new duties
PATNA, MARCH 8.The Bihar Governor, Buta Singh, today made his first public appearance after assuming charge for running the affairs of the State with a visit to a Shiva temple and offering prayers. Mr. Singh greeted the people on the occasion ...
Minister defends appointment of pleader
GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 8. The controversial public prosecutor in the Best Bakery case, Raghuvir Pandya, allegedly a Vishwa Hindu Parishad sympathiser, has been appointed the Vadodara district government pleader. Mr. Pandya, who was indicted by the ...
It's problem of plenty for Congress
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. The Congress central leadership along with the new Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today grappled with the Ministry making exercise where it faces a tough task of picking 13 Ministers from a list of 67 ...
Film studio to come up in Himachal
SHIMLA, MARCH 8.Himachal Pradesh will soon have a full-fledged film studio. This was announced by the Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh, while giving a "mahurat shot" for a new film, "Chanchal", near Chhota Shimla here today. The Chief Minister, ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road to be ready by April 7: Army
SRINAGAR, MARCH 8. The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road will be ready by April 7 so that the decision to run the first ever bus service between the two cities is implemented, according to Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma, commander of the Srinagar-based 15 ...
UPA rally called off in Jharkhand
RANCHI, MARCH 8. The UPA leadership in Jharkhand today decided to call off its proposed rally here on the eve of the vote of confidence in the Assembly on March 15. The decision comes in the wake of public apprehension that the rally may create a ...
Slums till 2000 to be legalised in Mumbai
MUMBAI, MARCH 8. Bowing to pressure from its leaders in the State Capital, Maharashtra Congress has asked the Vilasrao Deshmukh government to implement its poll promise of regularising slums till 2000. A decision to this effect was taken at ...
Opposition criticises decision
MUMBAI, MARCH 8.The Shiv Sena-BJP opposition combine today criticised the Congress decision to regularise pre-2000 slums in Mumbai. The BJP termed the decision as an "eyewash", while the Sena said it was "a conspiracy against Mumbai". ...
Lakhera urges greening drive along coast
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 8. The Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry, M.M. Lakhera, has called upon self-help groups in Pondicherry and Karaikal to launch a greening drive along the coastline. Asking them to plant saplings on the coast, he said this ...
Bird lovers want `Project Bustards'
JAIPUR, MARCH 8.Even when the Project Tiger is showing signs of turning into a disappointment with the wild tigers missing from the country's sanctuaries of late, bird lovers have sought setting up of a Project Bustards to protect the endangered ...
Minister warns bureaucrats
DEHRA DUN. MARch.8.The Uttaranchal Education Minister, Narender Singh Bhandari, has warned bureaucrats of strict disciplinary action if they do not stop the practice of taking policy decisions without his consent. Addressing senior officials ...
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