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Are States making best use of funds for rural schemes: Manmohan
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today asked the States to do an ``honest appraisal'' of their efforts to develop the rural areas and transform rural governance through Panchayati Raj. Inaugurating a two-day Chief ...
Lashkar plan to attack BSE unearthed
SRINAGAR, JUNE 29.The killing of two militants and the arrest of 18 has led the Jammu and Kashmir Police to unearth links between three militant outfits and thwart a plan of the Lashkar-e-Taiba to attack the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Police ...
Order on IIMs fee to be withdrawn
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry today decided to withdraw the February 5, 2004, order fixing the fees for post-graduate programmes in the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Rs. 30,000 a year saying the ...
Normal monsoon predicted
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29.The South-West Monsoon is expected to be normal this year and rainfall will be distributed evenly across the country, the India Meteorological Department announced today. ``For the country as a whole the seasonal rainfall is ...
Shujaat Hussain named new Pak. PM
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 29.Chawdhary Shujaat Hussain, Chief of the ruling military-backed PML-Q party, was today elected Pakistan's new Prime Minister. He is the second person to hold the top post under the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, following ...
New Home, Defence, Civil Aviation Secretaries
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29.The key postings and transfers of top-level IAS officers announced today are part of a larger reshuffle being undertaken by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government. Sources said that key appointments of Secretaries ...
Amarnath yatra extended
SRINAGAR, JUNE 29.In a bid to resolve the month-long controversy, the Jammu and Kashmir Government today agreed to extend by 15 days the annual Amarnath Yatra from the present 30 days. This was announced by the State Governor, Lt. Gen. (retd.), ...
EPF rates may be untouched
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29.In the face of mounting pressure from trade unions, the Employees Provident Fund rates may remain untouched at 9.5 per cent this year though a sub-committee of the EPF Board is believed to have recommended slashing it to eight ...
Virus attack on Infosys
BANGALORE, JUNE 29.Work at the IT major, Infosys Technologies, here and its centres across the country was affected today following a virus attack, the company said. The work was partially hit for a couple of hours at its headquarters here and ...
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