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Sunday, May 25, 2003
BJP wrests seat from Cong.
GANDHINAGAR, MAY 24. For the first time since independence, the Congress lost the tribal-dominated Songadh Assembly constituency in Gujarat in a byelection. The bypoll was caused by the death of the victorious Congress nominee, Nagjibhai ...
CBI unearths fake stamp paper racket
AHMEDABAD, MAY 24. In a major operation, the Central Bureau of Investigation today unearthed a racket dealing in bogus non-judicial stamp papers and postal stamps in the city. In a raid carried out in a rented house in the Ghatlodiya locality, ...
Chautala's nominee wins Fatehabad Assembly seat
CHANDIGARH, MAY 24. As expected, the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana managed to retain the Fatehabad Assembly seat in the by-election held earlier this week. The result was declared today. The INLD candidate, Swatanter ...
Ambitious plan to add 1500 MW to national power grid
JHAKRI/NATHPA (HIMACHAL PRADESH), MAY 24. A few kilometres upstream of the Sutlej river from Rampur-Bushahr town, the road to Tibet passes under massive power pylons emerging from under the ground and running up the mountains. This and the ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Hizb for positive response
SRINAGAR MAY. 24. The Hizbul Mujahideen has said that it would positively respond to any initiative aimed at finding an everlasting solution to the Kashmir problem. The Hizb's ``supreme commander,'' Syed Salahuddin, told a local news agency ...
Youngsters pay the price for accidental straying
JAMMU, MAY 24.The process of normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan having started, a number of people trapped on either side of the border are looking forward to an early return to their homes. As the border in Jammu and Kashmir ...
Ministers, officials make themselves scarce
SRINAGAR, MAY 24.Ministers and officials of the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Government are yet to present themselves at the Civil Secretariat, which moved here in the first week of May for the next six months. There are long queues of people outside ...
Talks with Pak. good for J&K: Mufti
NEW DELHI, MAY 24. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, was in the capital once again putting the seal on another deal to promote tourism in his state. He returned to Srinagar today having got a commitment from the Railway ...
Tourism road shows to focus on Kashmir
SRINAGAR, MAY 24. With a view to reviving tourism, the Central Government has decided to showcase Kashmir internationally, especially in the Gulf countries. While various sites would be highlighted, the focus would be on Kashmir in the Tourism ...
State tops in forest protection
NEW DELHI, MAY 24. Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the most successful State to bring about people's involvement in the development and protection of forests. It has 13,303 Joint Forest Management (JFM) Committees covering an area of 52 lakh ...
No comment till charges against Ministers are known: Pawar
MUMBAI, MAY 24. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president, Sharad Pawar, today refused to comment on corruption charges levelled against his party's four Ministers in the Maharashtra Cabinet, by noted social worker, Anna Hazare. Mr. Pawar ...
Notorious criminal arrested after brief encounter
NEW DELHI, MAY 24. The South Delhi police today arrested, following a brief encounter, Mohammad Yasin Khan, mistaking whom the Delhi police had killed two persons and injured another in Connaught Place here on March 31, 1997. Yasin had escaped ...
Demolition drive foiled
NEW DELHI, MAY 24.Announcing its arrival on the political scene in Delhi, the still-to-be-formally announced Third Front leaders today joined hands with residents of the Sanjay Amar Colony slum cluster in East Delhi to foil attempts by Railway ...
Khurana's stand may delay work on Metro Line 3
NEW DELHI, MAY 24.The work on Line 3 of Delhi Metro connecting Barakhamba Road to Dwarka is in grave danger of getting stalled as the Delhi BJP president and Chairman of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Madan Lal Khurana, has threatened that none of ...
Inauguration put off
NEW DELHI, MAY 24.The formal inauguration of construction work on Line 3 of Delhi Metro by Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, has been postponed from May 25 to sometime in June due to non-availability of dates with the senior leader.Announcing ...
Another girl attempts suicide
NEW DELHI, MAY 24.A 16-year-old girl allegedly tried to commit suicide by hanging herself after she fared poorly in her Class XII examination at Delhi Cantonment on Friday afternoon. According to the police, the girl, daughter of a Naib ...
Aroma of spices at Dilli Haat
JAIPUR, MAY 24.The Rajasthan Government's Cooperative Department is all set to spread the aroma of spices at Dilli Haat in the national Capital. The department will organise a spice fair in New Delhi in the first week of June following an ...
Rebel MLA says RLD will split
LUCKNOW, MAY 24. The Rashtriya Lok Dal, which has 14 members in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, today appeared headed for a split with the suspended party MLA, Samarpal Singh, claiming that more than half the party legislators would clinch the issue ...
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