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Pondicherry
Scheme to promote diversification of jute products proposed
PONDICHERRY, JAN 7. T. Nandakumar, Secretary General of International Jute Study Group Dhaka (Bangladesh) said today that a $ 2-million programme to promote diversification of jute products in small scale sector had been evolved and it might go ...

BJP seeks CBI investigation into land grabbing
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 7. The Pondicherry BJP today urged the Government to take steps to order a CBI enquiry into the alleged land grabbing by miscreants in the Union Territory. A resolution adopted at a meeting of the executive committee of the ...

Bihar
Bihar bandh peaceful
PATNA, JAN. 7. The Bihar bandh called by seven Left parties to protest the Centre's alleged failure on the economic front and the State Government's apathy towards controlling the crime situation evoked a mixed response and passed off peacefully ...

Protest against killing
PATNA, JAN. 7.Vehicular traffic was disrupted as angry residents today blocked the vital Patna-Danapur Bailey Road for several hours to protest against the killing of a transporter. Official sources said the transporter Anjar Ahmed alias ...

Cable operators continue agitation in Patna
PATNA, JAN. 7.The indefinite strike called by the cable operators of Patna in protest against the hike in rates of pay channels continued for the second day today. The cable operators went on an indefinite strike soon after the India-Australia ...

Haryana
Haryana Govt. to release funds for developmental work
CHANDIGARH, JAN.7.The Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, today announced that Rs.62 crore would be released soon to various municipal bodies in the State to undertake developmental works announced under the `Sarkar Aapke Dwar' ...

Punjab
Bhattal case hearing postponed till Jan. 10
CHANDIGARH, JAN 7:The Additional district and sessions judge, Chandigarh, R.S. Baswana, today expressed disapproval at the absence of Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, from the proceedings in a corruption case against her. ...

Fake currency racket: 4 more held
JALANDHAR, JAN. 7.Four more persons were arrested in connection with the circulation of fake currency smuggled into the country as part a racket allegedly sponsored by the ISI and Rs 80,000 in fake currency were recovered from them, the police ...

SGPC elections on May 23
CHANDIGARH, JAN. 7. The Centre would conduct elections to the general house of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee on May 23 this year. This was stated by the Centre in the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today in reply to a petition ...

Rajasthan
Vivekanand replaces Jogi on school bags
JAIPUR, JAN. 7.Chhattisgarh government today decided to replace the photographs of former chief minister Ajit Jogi with that of Swami Vivekanand on the school bags to be distributed to primary students. ``The state government today reviewed ...

Rajasthan to have Economic Advisory Council
JAIPUR, JAN. 7.The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, today announced setting up of an Economic Advisory Council for the first time in the State. A Task Force on livelihood and another on tourism too were on the anvil, she said addressing ...

Rajasthan to take back cases against Govt. staff
JAIPUR, JAN. 7.The Rajasthan Government has decided to take back the cases pending against the State employees in various courts. The decision followed a meeting between the Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje and the president of the All Rajasthan ...

Chattisgarh
Private universities in Chhattisgarh under scrutiny
RAIPUR, JAN. 7.The Chhattisgarh government has set in motion a process to review the functioning of private universities, which have mushroomed in the state during the last two years. As many as 108 private universities have secured permission ...



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