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Centre announces second instalment of drought relief
NEW DELHI, AUG. 4. The Government today announced a second instalment of Rs. 714.20 crores to the 12 drought-affected States under the Calamity Relief Fund, even as the Chief Ministers of six of them, ruled by the Congress, demanded more Central ...
Cong. alleges `step-motherly' treatment
NEW DELHI, AUG. 4. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, who is "dissatisfied" with the package announced by the Government for drought relief, will meet the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, along with the Chief Ministers of the six ...
Translate rhetoric into action, NHRC chief tells PM
BANGALORE, AUG. 4.The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), J.S. Verma, said here today that the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, must translate his rhetoric into action, and bring back religious tolerance in the country. ...
Uma Bharti, Vasundhara to quit Govt. for party work
NEW DELHI, AUG. 4. Soon after the end of the monsoon session of Parliament on August 14, the Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to announce the reorganisation of the party's State units in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. It has been decided that ...
Shivani case: IG contacts lawyer
NEW DELHI, AUG. 4. The prime accused in the Shivani murder case, R.K. Sharma, Inspector-General (Prisons), Haryana, who went missing from his Panchkula residence on Friday after the arrest of Pradeep, has apparently contacted a senior lawyer here ...
Tragedy averted
JAMMU, AUG. 4.A major tragedy was averted today in Udhampur district as the security forces detected and defused an IED in Samroli area on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Once the explosive was defused the Amarnath yatra, which had been ...
Ban on tobacco, gutka ?
JAIPUR, AUG. 4. Terming tobacco as a ``disastrous killer'', the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shatrughan Sinha, today said the Government was formulating a policy to ban tobacco and its derivative `gutka'. He said the ...
Bengal bandh today
KOLKATA, AUG. 4. The Trinamool Congress today prepared to observe a 24-hour bandh in West Bengal tomorrow to protest bifurcation of Eastern Railway even as the Left Front Government geared up to ensure normal life is maintained. The ...
Actress to `expose' Sanjay
MUMBAI, AUG. 4.A former Hindi film actress will testify before the designated TADA court tomorrow against the film star, Sanjay Dutt, for his alleged role in the Mumbai serial blast case. The actress will depose in response to a summons issued ...

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