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Thursday, July 18, 2002
Modi opting for early elections?
GANDHINAGAR, JULY 17. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, has convened a special meeting of the Cabinet at his official residence at 8 p.m. tomorrow, presumably to discuss the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly to pave the way for ...
Gujarat job scheme to benefit 3.25 lakh youths
AHMEDABAD, JULY 17.In a series of election-oriented decisions, the Gujarat Cabinet at its meeting here today held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, accepted in principle four employment-generating schemes to provide ...
Haryana to move SC over SYL canal issue
CHANDIGARH, JULY 17.In a significant development, the Haryana Government today decided to approach the Supreme Court for taking appropriate legal measures to ensure that Punjab Government completes the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) ...
No move yet to replace Hooda
CHANDIGARH, JULY 17. The president of the Haryana unit of the Congress, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, appears to be firmly in the saddle as he has not received any indication or hint whatsoever from the AICC supremo, Sonia Gandhi, that he is either ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Farooq warns of `U.S. plan' on Kashmir
SRINAGAR, JULY 17. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, today said a deep conspiracy was being hatched to divide the State on religious lines and cautioned about the United States' plan on Kashmir, which he said did not suit ...
Autonomy issue dominates J&K Assembly
SRINAGAR, JULY 17. The National Conference Government today dispelled the impression that it was not serious about the demand for restoration of autonomy to the State. But the CPI (M) and the BSP termed the party's efforts as a "political ...
New turn to opium farming row
INDORE, JULY 17.The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) has recommended a ban on opium cultivation in Madhya Pradesh which the Government says is encouraging smuggling and illegal activity by ISI operatives in the State. The matter is assuming ...
M.P. to introduce fresh reservation Bill
BHOPAL, JULY 17.The Madhya Pradesh Backward Classes' Advisory Board has recommended introduction of a fresh Bill in the Assembly for 27 per cent reservation to backward classes. ``The state had forwarded a Bill to the Centre for providing 27 ...
`Centre has no right to doubt integrity of Madarssas'
BHOPAL, JULY 17.The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Digvijay Singh, has said that he will write to the Prime Minister to protest against the Centre's "objectionable'' circular regarding Madarsas. The Chief Minister had referred to the circular ...
Film stars feeling secure, says police chief
MUMBAI, JULY 17.Strongly rejecting contentions that threat perception for film personalities was on rise, the Mumbai Police Chief, M.N. Singh, today said on the contrary there was sharp decline in the number of Bollywood stars who were given ...
BJP workers lathi-charged
JAIPUR, JULY 17.The police resorted to a lathi charge in Kota town today when the BJP workers tried to wave black flags at the visiting Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot there. About 30 persons, including a former Minister, Madan Dilawar and ...
Infrastructure project launched in Rajasthan
JAIPUR, JULY 17.The Asian Development Bank-funded urban infrastructure development project was launched in Kota today with the laying of foundation stones for construction of a flyover and a water reservoir. The project, being implemented at the ...
W.Bengal Govt. rejects demand for probe into Waqf `scam'
KOLKATA, JULY 17.The West Bengal Government today turned down the Opposition demand for a CBI inquiry into the Waqf scam in the State saying that it was willing to do so only if a probe is conducted on all Waqf properties in the country. ...
Economists' panel to advise Bengal Govt.
KOLKATA, JULY 17. In a bid to get out of the financial jam, the West Bengal Government today formed an expert panel of economists to suggest avenues for additional resource mobilisation during the Tenth Plan period. The Finance Minister, Ashim ...
Marandi stirs a hornet's nest
RANCHI, JULY 17. The Chief Minister, Babu Lal Marandi, has stirred the hornet's nest once again in his bid to emerge as the natural leader of the tribals, a status, which he has been desperate to wrest from the JMM president, Shibu Soren. Mr. ...
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