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Congress warhorse sitting pretty in Kahalgaon
KAHALGAON (BIHAR), JAN. 27.Bolstered by the decision of ruling RJD and UPA ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) to not field any candidates against him, senior Congress leader and Speaker of the outgoing Bihar assembly, Sadanand Singh, seems ...
Advani soft on Chautala, hard on Congress
REWARI (HARYANA), JAN. 27.BJP president L K Advani today sought a five-year term for the party in Haryana for a corruption-free administration in the State. ``The people are angry with the Indian National Lok Dal Government but they should not ...
`BJP committed to SYL'
KARNAL, JAN. 27.Keeping the SYL canal issue alive in the Haryana elections, senior BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana today said the BJP was committed to bring the Ravi-Beas waters into the State through the SYL canal. ``If the water does not flow ...
Himachal vegetable output on the rise
SHIMLA, JAN.27.The famous fruit bowl of the country, the hill State of Himachal, has now become a "natural glass house" for the production of off-season vegetables and temperate seeds in the region. The vegetable production is contributing at ...
Padma awards for IIAS Chairman, former Director
SHIMLA, JAN. 27.Professor J.S. Grewal, Chairman of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) here, and Professor Mrinal Miri, former Director of the Institute, have been conferred Padma awards this year. Prof Miri has been conferred Padma ...
Despite naxal warnings, parties gear up for campaigning
RANCHI, JAN. 27.Political parties have geared their campaigning for the first phase of polling to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly despite the unabated anti-election campaign by the naxals. The polling for 24 naxal dominated constituencies ...
A golden glow for Filmfare
MUMBAI, JAN. 27.The alluring `lady in black', who has been envied and pined for by thousands of cine artistes down the years, will turn golden on February 26 as the most prestigious award of the Indian silver screen, the Filmfare awards, ...
Minister demands action against Collector, official
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 27. The Education and Revenue Minister of Pondicherry, K. Lakshminarayanan, today asked the Lt. Governor, M.M. Lakhera, and the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, to take "appropriate action" against the District Collector and ...
Fish vendors want sustained help
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 27. Retail fish vendors today sought assistance from the Government till fishing was resumed. In a petition, the vendors, hailing from tsunami-affected Pudhukuppam (Poornankuppam block) near here, said: "Rice given as one-time ...
Punjab Governor's call to end foeticide
JALANDHAR, JAN 27.The Punjab Governor, S.F. Rodrigues, has called for revolutionary changes in the social sector in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution that envisages universal justice. He has stressed the need for empowerment of women ...
Akhand Kirtani Jatha chief
AMRITSAR, JAN. 27.Baldev Singh, acting chief, was today appointed regular chief of Akhand Kirtani Jatha (International). The decision was taken at a meeting of Jatha (International) attended by more than a hundred members. Talking to ...
Best tableau award
JAIPUR, JAN. 27.The tableau of the Tonk-based Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Arabic and Persian Research Institute, which participated in the district-level Republic Day parade on Wednesday, was adjudged the best among the tableaux for the fourth ...
A milestone in stone industry
JAIPUR, JAN. 27.The `Stonemart-2005', beginning here tomorrow, will showcase a wide range of stones offered by Rajasthan and provide an extensive market to the entrepreneurs in the stone industry. Jaipur is hosting the international supermarket ...
Shia Board denies political link
LUCKNOW, JAN. 27.The newly formed parallel Personal Law Board of the Shia sect today denied links with any political party and claimed it was formed to raise the issues concerning the sect. All-India Shia Personal Law Board founder president ...
BJP seeks white paper on tourism fund
DEHRA DUN, JAN. 27. The Bharatiya Janata Party today urged the Narain Dutt Tiwari Government to issue a white paper on the funds spent on tourism promotion and the benefits that accrued due to it over the past three years. Addressing a Press ...
Museum of rare artefacts planned
DEHRA DUN, JAN. 27.Tourists and pilgrims visiting the ancient Lakhamandal temple, 70 km beyond Mussoorie, may be able to see the idols and artefacts dating back to the 12th Century if the State Government provides land to the Archaeological ...
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