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Assam
Girl tied to yoke, made to plough field
Dibrugarh: In a shocking incident, a teenage girl, hailing from Assam’s remote Lohalibasti village, was yoked to a bull and forced to plough a field by local people who believed it would end the dry spell in the region, police said on ...

Bihar
Security stepped up in Bihar for star campaigners
Police cautious as Intelligence fears attacks on leaders

Former Bihar Minister passes away
Died of a suspected heart attack

Jagannath Mishra leaves JD (U)
Patna: The ruling JD (U) in Bihar received a jolt on Monday with three-time Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra severing his ties with the party and deciding to work for formation of a secular government at the Centre. “I will have no ...

Haryana
Hooda hits out at INLD-BJP alliance
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday termed the Indian National Lok Dal-BJP alliance in Haryana as “opportunistic” and arising out of selfish political interests. In a statement, Mr. Hooda said ...

Bullet train mooted for Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH: Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Bansal, the Congress candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat from Chandigarh, said on Monday that the day was not far when the City Beautiful would boast of a bullet train passing through it. ...

Teachers upset over poll duties in exams
Kurukshetra: The Kurukshetra University Teachers Association (KUTA) has raised objection to “overburdening” them with election duties while examinations were underway. KUTA president N. S. Kaushal said, “strong ...

Former MP Yudhvir Singh dead
Hisar: Yudhvir Singh, a former member of Parliament, died here on Monday at his residence in Model Town. He was 80. Yudhvir Singh was elected from Mahendergarh Parliament seat of the then Joint Punjab in 1962 on Jasangh ticket. ...

Madhya Pradesh
No demand for Varun in M.P., says Swaraj
Bhopal: Senior BJP leader and party nominee from Vidisha Lok Sabha seat, Sushma Swaraj has said that the party would not involve Varun Gandhi in election campaign in Madhya Pradesh as there was no demand for him from any seat. Ms. Swaraj, who ...

Orissa


Puducherry
PONDY PULSE
No ground for denying childhood joys
A large number of primary and middle schools in urban and rural areas of Puducherry don’t have playgrounds

Talk on orthopaedics
PUDUCHERRY: The Indian Medical Association, Puducherry State Branch organised a scientific programme on “Orthopaedics-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” on March 29. The developments in the field of orthopaedics, especially in surgical ...

Tempo drivers’ protest
PUDUCHERRY: Tempo drivers on Monday tried to stage a demonstration near the New Bus Stand to protest the Traffic Police decision to restrict movement of tempos on Bussy Street. Police removed them and registered a case for causing public ...

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Punjab
Campaigning against water pollution
Chandigarh: Noted environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal will conduct a ten-day awareness march from April 1 in Punjab and Rajasthan to sensitise the masses about increasing levels of water pollution in the two States. “Our main ...

Bullet train mooted for Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH: Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Bansal, the Congress candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat from Chandigarh, said on Monday that the day was not far when the City Beautiful would boast of a bullet train passing through it. ...

Rajasthan
Rivals stuck on Rajasthan list
JAIPUR: Both the ruling Congress party and the opposition BJP in Rajasthan have seemingly got stuck after their initial lists of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The BJP, which was the first to come out with a list of 12 names ...

Draft for monitoring RTI compliance prepared
JAIPUR: The Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) has prepared a draft document for the Jaipur Municipal Corporation to enable it to improve delivery of services and monitor timely completion of works through ...

Equipping labourers with education at work sites
JAIPUR: An adult literacy programme launched by Pratham Rajasthan – a non-government organisation working in the primary education sector – for labourers engaged in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Amet ...

Student ends life after board exam
Jaipur: A class X student, who was apparently upset after appearing for the Mathematics paper in the board examinations, allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze here. Police said Megha Kumari was upset and under enormous ...

Suryakiran colours Rajasthan Day
Jaipur: Shockwave, Phoenix, Yankee, Wedge, Tango were some of the mid air formations by the Indian Air force’s Suryakiran Formation Aerobatic Team which left the people of the pink city spell bound here on Monday. The show was organised ...

Uttar Pradesh
U.P. cracks the whip on ragging


BJP seeks withdrawal of Varun cases
LUCKNOW: The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded that the criminal cases and the National Security Act (NSA) imposed on Varun Gandhi be withdrawn and strict action taken against the police and administrative officials responsible for the ...

150 nominatins filed in UP on the last day
Lucknow: Altogether 150 candidates filed their papers on Monday in Uttar Pradesh on the last day of filing nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in the State slated for April 16, taking the total number of nominees in the fray ...

Congress workers held for code violation
Lucknow: Nine congress workers were arrested for allegedly violating the model code of conduct in Pilibhit district while notice has been slapped on a candidate in Bijnore on similar grounds. In Pilibhit, nine Congress workers were ...

Uttaranchal
Passing out parade held


West Bengal
Mother Teresa award for Barnala, four others
Kolkata: Five eminent persons, including Punjab Governor Gen. (Retd.) S.F. Rodrigues, Haryana Governor A.R. Kidwai and Tamil Nadu Governor Surjeet Singh Barnala, were awarded the prestigious Blessed Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement Award ...




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