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CJ seeks meeting with CM on salary row
PATNA, OCT. 25. The issue of non-payment of salaries to employees of public sector undertakings and pension to retired persons in Bihar is threatening to snowball into a confrontation between the Patna High Court and the State Government. A ...
Modi defers convening of `gram sabhas'
GANDHINAGAR, OCT. 25. Facing stiff opposition from the Government employees, including a section of his own office staff, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, was forced to defer the convening of `gram sabhas' by four days. The `gram ...
Professor's suspension resented
CHANDIGARH, OCT. 25. The suspension of a professor of Maharshi Dayanand University at Rohtak, Himmat Singh Ratnoo, has evoked widespread resentment among the teaching community in Haryana and several political parties and teachers' organisations ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Mufti calls for open dialogue
SRINAGAR, OCT. 25.The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, said today that there was a need for an open dialogue with all groups to resolve the Kashmir issue and no one should come to the table with "pre-conceived ...
Make dialogue process more inclusive: Omar
SRINAGAR, OCT. 25.The National Conference president, Omar Abdullah, has asked the Union Government to make the dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir more inclusive by inviting all the separatist groups. Talking to reporters at his residence, ...
VILLAGES WITHOUT WATER - I
Monsoon failure worsens crisis
OSMANABAD, OCT. 25.The monsoon has just ended. But there are hundreds of villages and small towns without any water in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Where it rained, people will survive the coming summer. In the many areas where the ...
Ticket-seekers flock to Shani temple
NEW DELHI, OCT. 25. The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders might be arch-rivals in the political arena, but when it comes to seeking the blessings of saints and spiritual leaders, they do not hesitate to come on a single platform. This ...
Tall buildings choke grand old mosque
NEW DELHI, OCT. 25. Hidden behind a garbage dump, the grand old Khirki Mosque here seems to have been forgotten by its protectors. Barely a five-minute walk from where the Archaeological Survey of India is spending crores to restore the Qilla Rai ...
Constituencies once, landmarks today
NEW DELHI, OCT. 25.Parliament Street, Lodi Road, Jhandewalan and Tibbia College today are important landmarks of the Capital, but 52 years ago these were Assembly constituencies. With the city expanding fast and its population increasing manifold ...
BHUBANESWAR, OCT. 25.The Orissa Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, has directed the authorities concerned to clear all encroachments around the national monuments and major temples in the State. At a high-level meeting organised to discuss the ...
Largest district, single Assembly constituency
JAIPUR, OCT. 25.Strange though it may sound, Jaisalmer in western Rajasthan, largest district in the country, comprises a single constituency for the coming Assembly elections, while Jaipur district has the maximum of 15 constituencies of the ...
List of sensitive booths sought
JAIPUR, OCT. 25. Even as the State police have launched a massive crackdown on anti-social and communal elements in the run-up to the Assembly elections, the Chief Election Officer, Lalit Kothari, has asked the Collectors to identify the ...
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