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Saturday, February 28, 2004
`Jharkhand health system improving'
RANCHI, FEB 27.The Jharkhand opposition today sought to highlight increasing cases of malaria and kala-ajar and patients finding it hard to get life-saving drugs. Moving a cut motion for Rs. 10 against a budget proposal of the Health ...
Coffee culture catching on
CHANDIGARH, FEB 27. Punjab's cities are now getting recognised for embracing a commercialised modernity in lifestyle too. The most apparent change, perhaps, can be seen in the way people spend their evenings. A westernised culture around coffee ...
Agriculture insurance scheme lauded
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 27. The Chairman and Managing Director of the Punjab National Bank, S.S. Kohli, has appreciated the Haryana Government's decision to implement the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme from Kharif 2004 onwards. Addressing the ...
Sonia road show boost to Bhajan
Himachal to merge DA with basic pay
SHIMLA, FEB.27.The Himachal Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh, who holds the Finance portfolio, presented a vote-on-account for Rs. 2549 crores in the Assembly today. He said this would help the Government meet the committed liabilities for the ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Mufti urges U.S. to withdraw travel advisories
JAMMU, FEB 27.The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has called on the western countries, including the US, to withdraw their travel advisories to their citizens against visiting the state, pointing out that J&K is as safe ...
`Work on Mughal road not shelved'
JAMMU, FEB. 27. The Jammu and Kashmir Government stated here today that the plan for re-construction of the historic Mughal road has not been shelved and the work on it would start immediately after the clearance of security agencies. The ...
Rs. 1535 cr. deficit in M.P. interim budget
BHOPAL, FEB. 27.The Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister, Raghavji, today presented in the State Assembly an interim budget showing an estimated deficit of Rs. 1535.03 crores for the fiscal year 2004-2005. Mr. Raghavji underlined the need to present ...
Panel formed for admission to professional colleges in Pondy
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 27. The Pondicherry Administration has constituted a eleven-member Committee--Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC)--for admission of candidates through a joint entrance test (JET) to professional colleges in the Union ...
BSNL launches Direct Internet Access Service in Pondy
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 27. The Pondicherry unit of the BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launched here on Thursday a Direct Internet Access Service (DIAS) to enable its customers to access Internet and also make and receive calls during browsing. ...
Terrorists' strike plan unearthed
Focus on ties among Russia, India and China
JAIPUR, FEB. 27. A Russian expert on international affairs, Natalya Narochnitskaya, has called for better ties among Russia and the "emerging superpowers'', India and China. "Indo-Russian ties go back to the period of the former Soviet Union and ...
Big recruitment plan for teachers in Rajasthan
Top honour for Jaipur hotel
JAIPUR, FEB. 27.Rajputana Palace Sheraton, the Welcomgroup hotel here, has been adjudged top worldwide in the guest satisfaction index (GSI) for the year 2003. The hotel won the award ahead of 396 Sheraton hotels and resorts scoring 9.89 points ...
`Protection force' to counter mafia
LUCKNOW, FEB 27. Close on the heels of the murder of a businessman's teenaged son for ransom, traders in Uttar Pradesh are all set to create a `protection force' of armed men to counter threats from mafia and kidnappers. Traders here said they ...
Parties go for shift in campaign style
LUCKNOW, FEB. 27. Political parties in Uttar Pradesh, except the Bahujan Samaj Party, have placed greater emphasis on smaller and scattered meetings to give their message to the electorate this time round, making a shift from their more popular ...
Insecurity grips Uttar Pradesh: Tandon
LUCKNOW, FEB. 27. Leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Lalji Tandon, today alleged that the State had come into the grip of total insecurity during the rule of the Samajwadi Party-led Government. The Chief Minister, Mulayam ...
PCC members resent plum posts to `Tiwari loyalists'
DEHRA DUN, FEB. 27.A section of the ruling Congress in Uttaranchal continues to be sore at the Chief Minister, Narain Dutt Tiwari, for not observing the rule of seniority and loyalty while distributing government posts to the partymen. About ...
BJP meet to finalise names
DEHRA DUN, FEB 27. The Uttaranchal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called a meeting of its Parliamentary Board here on March 4 to finalise names of the candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. Announcing this here the ...
Women seek more powers for Panchayats
DEHRA DUN, FEB. 27.Elected women representatives of Uttaranchal are upset over the inordinate delay by the State Government in framing a Panchayat Raj Act as required under the 73rd Constitutional Amendment. The women were speaking at a two-day ...
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