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Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Bakery case: Modi to write to President
GANDHINAGAR, AUG. 4. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, wishes to write to the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, requesting him to make public all the court rulings in connection with the communal riots in various States since Independence. ...
Cabinet panel to `negotiate' power tariff with farmers
GANDHINAGAR, AUG. 4. Under pressure from the BJP as well as the Opposition Congress, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, has been forced to re-open the issue of hike in the power tariff structure for the farm sector. After repeatedly ...
Sabotage ruled out in Surat blast
GANDHINAGAR, AUG. 4.Forensic Science Laboratory experts are believed to have ruled out any sabotage angle in yesterday's Surat explosion in which the toll has gone up to 43 today. At least 31 injured are still in the hospital where the condition ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Migrants visit temple after 14 years
SRINAGAR, AUG. 4.A local temple reverberated with bhajans after 14 years when more than 200 displaced Kashmiri Hindus reached their native place to offer prayers, in Baramulla district. The natives of Sumbal-Sonawari, who migrated from the ...
We will sweep the polls in state: Mahajan
BHOPAL, AUG. 4.The general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Pramod Mahajan, said here today that an ``internal assessment'' by the party on the basis of an opinion poll indicated that the party would get a two-thirds majority in Madhya ...
Attempt to rope in Prakash Ambedkar faction
MUMBAI, AUG. 4. The much-awaited attempt to unite all factions of the Republican Party of India has been delayed to bring in yet another major faction led by Prakash Ambedkar. A six-member group has been formed to work this out. Meanwhile, the ...
Official apathy leaves residents in the lurch
NEW DELHI, AUG. 4.Massive waterlogging due to intermittent rain for the past one month accompanied by hours of loadshedding has badly hit the lives of residents in the Capital. Instead of coming to their rescue, the Congress-ruled Delhi ...
Decks cleared for permanent Lok Adalat
NEW DELHI, AUG. 4. In a significant decision aimed at ensuring speedy justice in the field of public utility services, the Delhi Cabinet today cleared the proposal for establishment of a permanent Lok Adalat in the Capital. This Lok Adalat, the ...
Animal sacrifice continues at shrines
KENDRAPARA, AUG. 4.Despite the groundswell of opinion against the abominable practice, animal sacrifice to propitiate divinities was perpetrated in at least two shrines of Orissa's Kendrapara district yesterday. As a part of the yearly ...
Sati case hearing deferred again
JAIPUR, AUG 4 .Hearings in the four of the 21 cases related to the Roop Kanwar 'sati' episode in Rajasthan will now resume in the Sati Prevention Court here on August 22 on account of presiding judge Narayan Sahai Sharma's indisposition. With ...
12,000 farm labourers get insurance benefit
JAIPUR, AUG. 4.Over 12,000 farm labourers in Udaipur district of Rajasthan have benefited from the agricultural labourers' social security scheme launched by the Union Labour Ministry in cooperation with the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) about ...
Cabinet expansion likely
LUCKNOW, AUG. 4. The leader of the Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party legislature group and Minister for Urban Development, Lalji Tandon, today hinted at the possibility of Cabinet expansion prior to the budget session beginning August 28 when ...
Lathi-charge on children condemned
LUCKNOW, AUG. 4. Opposition parties have joined hands to corner the Lucknow administration for the police action against demonstrators in the city on July 28 in which more than 50 persons, including small children, belonging to the St. Mary ...
Bird trappers forced to leave their trade
VARANASI, AUG 4. Hundreds of bird trappers here are on the verge of starvation due to the enforcement of the Wildlife Protection Act that has banned the capture and export of birds and snatched away from them their source of livelihood. Most ...
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