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Friday, February 11, 2005
`Only a bagful of assurances'
SHIMLA, FEB.10.The Himachal Pradesh Government, which is reeling under an acute financial crisis, could not get a substantial package even this year and instead make do with a bagful of assurances. There were hopes of some special package to the ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Valley remains cut off, choppers airlift stranded passengers
JAMMU, FEB. 10.With the vital Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remaining closed for the fourth consecutive day today, the Indian Air Force has pressed its helicopters to airlift over 3000 passengers stranded on different places en route the ...
For BJP, Congress lack of development is main poll plank
RANCHI, FEB. 10.With two more phases of polling left in Jharkhand, the BJP and Congress are making every bid to garner public support by making development their major poll plank and trading charges over neglecting the issue. While both the ...
Power situation cannot be improved, admits Gaur
BHOPAL, FEB. 10.The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Babulal Gaur, said today that the power situation could not be improved up to the desired level due to circumstances beyond the control of the State Government. The Chief Minister said there ...
Drinking water polluted by sewage, says Minister
BHOPAL, FEB. 10.The Madhya Pradesh Minister for Local Administration, Development and Tourism, Jayant Malaiya, today admitted in the Assembly that drinking water was recently being polluted by sewage in a Bhopal colony, where more than 100 cases ...
Call to restore coastal wetlands
BHUBANESWAR, FEB. 10.The three-day Asian Wetlands Symposium (AWS) that concluded here on Wednesday adopted a ``Chilka statement'' with a call to put an urgent halt to the degradation of wetlands caused by unsustainable developments in Asian ...
Pondy government staff seek wage revision
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 10. The Confederation of the Pondicherry State Government Employees Associations has called upon the Central Government to constitute the Sixth Pay Commission for revision of the wages of the staff. R. Jayaraman, president of ...
PMK MP presents business wish list to Chidambaram
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 10. The Pattali Makkal Katchi Parliamentary party leader, M. Ramadass, has presented a memorandum to the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, highlighting the suggestions of industrialists in the Union Territory. In a press ...
Punjab seeks funds for SEZs
CHANDIGARH, FEB.10.Punjab has requested the Union Government for allocation of funds and other assistance related to the setting up of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the State, which it feels could prove to be a major growth engine for exports ...
Linguists to march for Rajasthani
JAIPUR, FEB. 10.Activists spearheading the campaign for inclusion of Rajasthani language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution have decided to march from Sringanganagar to New Delhi from February 21, to press for their demand for acceptance ...
Congress should avoid compromises in U.P., says Rahul
AMETHI, FEB. 10.Congress should avoid making any compromise even if it meant staying away from power for some more time if it wants to regain strength in the ``politically important'' state of Uttar Pradesh, party leader and MP Rahul Gandhi said ...
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