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Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Rs.405 lakhs pumped in to revive silk industry
GUWAHATI, OCT. 20. The first instalment of funds from the North-Eastern Council (NEC) for the pilot project to revive the indigenous Assam silk industry -- particularly the weavers' community -- at Sualkuchi near Guwahati is likely to reach the ...
Ex-MP floats party
PATNA, OCT. 20. The former MP, Ranjan Prasad Yadav, today launched a new political party, the Sampoorna Vikas Dal, to combat both the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre and the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal in the State. The "former ...
Woman kidnapped, gangraped twice
JEHANABAD, OCT. 20. A woman was twice gangraped in Bihar's naxalite-hit Jehanabad town last night while waiting for a bus, official sources said today. The Superintendent of Police, Anil Kishore Yadav, said the incident occurred when the ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Rs. 174 crore tourism package planned
SRINAGAR, OCT. 20. In an attempt to revive the tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Government has announced a Rs. 174-crore package that is expected to provide large-scale employment to the State's youth. At a press conference ...
BJP election panel reviews prospects of 137 candidates
BHOPAL, OCT. 20.The newly-expanded election committee of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party today reviewed the prospects of the probable candidates for 137 of the 230 seats in the State Assembly. The committee had met here ...
`Sonia must explain delay in getting Indian citizenship'
MUMBAI, OCT. 20. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, has to explain why she delayed getting Indian citizenship for years after her marriage to the late Rajiv Gandhi, the BJP general secretary, Pramod Mahajan, said today. Ms. Gandhi, first in ...
DDA kiosks set to change flow of information
NEW DELHI, OCT. 20.If all goes as per plan, people visiting offices of the Delhi Development Authority will soon be able to bypass red tape and corruption to a great extent as a lot of information for which they had to grease palms earlier is now ...
Inheritance issue puts Congress in a fix
JAIPUR, OCT. 20.The Rajasthan unit of the Congress is faced with the issue of political succession as the progenies of more than a dozen prominent leaders have staked claim for official nomination in the coming elections to the State Assembly. In ...
Probe ordered into ropeway accident
KOLKATA, OCT. 20.The West Bengal Government has ordered an inquiry into the accident in which four tourists fell to their death when two ropeway trolleys in which they were travelling slipped off the conveyor belt atop a post and crashed into the ...
Mohali being developed as Silicon Valley
CHANDIGARH, OCT 20:The Punjab Government is making all-out efforts to attract leading global players to place Mohali, a satellite town of Chandigarh, on the world Information Technology (IT) map. It has recorded a 50 per cent growth in export of ...
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