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Tuesday, February 25, 2003
One killed in police firing
PATNA, FEB. 24. One person was killed and another injured when police opened fire in Khagaria town to quell a mob which turned violent in the wake of the murder of an employee of a trader by criminals. The mob tried to set fire to the fire ...
Rain brings down the curtain on high-profile campaign
NAHAN (H.P.), FEB. 24.The campaigning for elections to the 65 Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh came to an end today amidst heavy showers at various places. Elections to the three tribal seats of Lahul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Bharmaur have been ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Mufti Govt. disbands SOG
JAMMU, FEB. 24. In its first major political decision, the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led coalition Government has ordered the disbanding of Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and assimilating its personnel into the regular ...
Rs. 559.91-cr. deficit budget presented
BHOPAL, FEB. 24.The Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister, Ajay Narayan Mushran, today presented a Rs. 559.91-crore deficit budget for 2003-2004 in the State Assembly. Mr. Mushran, who set a record of sorts by presenting his tenth consecutive Budget, ...
New bomb disposal squads for city police
NEW DELHI, FEB. 24.With the threat of terrorism looming large over the Capital, the Delhi police today inducted 10 new mobile bomb detection squads and three bomb disposal squads to meet any exigency. Of the 13 mobile teams, the nine police ...
Crematoriums go to NGOs
NEW DELHI, FEB. 24.Continuing with its policy of public-private participation, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has decided to hand over as many as 19 crematoriums including three electric ones to non- government organisations in April for ...
Gehlot plans march to Delhi
JAIPUR, FEB. 24. The Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, today asked the Congress MLAs to get ready to march to Delhi to protest against "discrimination'' of the Centre against Rajasthan. "We had sent the memorandum on drought to the Centre on time and ...
10-day remand for kidnappers
JAIPUR, FEB. 24. The seven persons arrested in a swift operation in New Delhi and Faridabad on Sunday on charges of kidnapping Sumedha Durlabhji, wife of the leading jeweller of Jaipur, Rashmikant Durlabhji, were brought here today and produced ...
CPI(M) confident of returning to power
AGARTALA, FEB. 24.As the poll campaign ended this afternoon in Tripura, the CPI(M) exuded confidence of being returned to power for the fifth time while the Congress seemed to be keeping its fingers crossed. The Congress MP, Priyaranjan ...
Second day of cops' stir
RANCHI, FEB 24. The Jharkhand Government today drafted four companies of the CRPF in the state capital and deployed 800 homeguard jawans for the February 26 Poreyahat by-poll even as the agitation by state policemen entered its second day today. ...
Tough battle of ballot in Poryahat by-poll
RANCHI, FEB 24.Faced with strong in-house bickering, the ruling NDA in Jharkhand is heading for a tough electoral battle in the forthcoming Poryahat assembly by-poll on February 26. The BJP nominee Ajit Kumar Yadav is pitted against joint ...
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