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Monday, August 09, 2004
Rain in Kutch
GANDHINAGAR, AUG.8. The rain-starved border district of Kutch received welcome showers with almost all the talukas recording 26 to 79 mm of rainfall during the last 24 hours. The flood situation in other parts of Gujarat improved further today ...
Haryana Congress leaders acting against State: Minister
CHANDIGARH, AUG 8.The Haryana Finance Minister, Sampat Singh, today launched a scathing attack on Congress leaders, especially Bhupinder Singh Hooda, MP, and Ajay Singh Yadav, the acting leader of the Congress Legislature Party in the Assembly, ...
Nathpa project resumes production
SHIMLA, AUG 8.The prestigious 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Power Project resumed production this afternoon after a closure of around 54 hours. The six turbines of the project, each with 250 MW capacity, generate electricity worth Rs 8 crores per day. ...
Lessons not learnt from Bhopal disaster: Experts
BHOPAL, AUG. 8.The distinguished scientist and President of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) India, M.G.K. Menon, today said that it was the responsibility of both the State and the Company to decontaminate the Union Carbide ...
Freedom fighters to get free house site pattas
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 8. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has announced that free house site pattas would be given to freedom fighters in the Union Territory soon. Addressing a seminar on Communal Harmony organised by the Pondicherry ...
Painting contest in running train
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 8. The Pondicherry Oviyar Mandram (Art Society) has announced a painting competition in a running train on August 16 as part of the golden jubilee celebration of the Liberation day of Pondicherry. A release from the Mandram said ...
Pondy a Congress bastion: Khurshid
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 8. The All-India Congress Committee general secretary, Salman Khurshid, has said coordination between the party and the Government here was excellent, which augured well for the Union Territory's development. Mr. Khurshid told ...
Travel agents flourishing in Punjab
HOSHIARPUR, AUG. 8. The lust for earning huge money and craze for going abroad have a great attraction for Punjabi youths, especially of middle and poor classes, to work in foreign countries. Youth of poor class generally go to the gulf countries ...
Punjab takes umbrage at Chautala charges
CHANDIGARH, AUG. 8.The Punjab Government has launched a major counter offensive against the Haryana Chief Minster, Om Parkash Chautala, whom it has accused of "spreading lies'' regarding the recent floods. It has also accused the neighbouring ...
CII tips to tackle drought
JAIPUR, AUG. 8. The Confederation of Indian Industry has suggested to the Rajasthan Government the scrapping of the schemes that facilitate subsidized power supply to irrigation pump sets in order to reduce the water use in the wake of a looming ...
More U.P. districts declared drought-hit
LUCKNOW, AUG. 8. With the declaration of seven more districts as drought-hit in Uttar Pradesh, the total number of drought-affected districts in the State has risen to 20. Of the 70 districts in the State, the drought-hit districts have ...
SP-Congress vie for political one-upmanship in U.P.
LUCKNOW, AUG. 8.A pseudo political upmanship between two ally partners in Uttar Pradesh -- Samajwadi Party and Congress -- continues even as both parties are supporting each other at the Centre and State. The ruling SP and Congress have been ...
Tagore's summer retreat in a shambles
Mongpoo, Darjeeling, Aug. 8. The criss-crossing lines on the forehead of the wizened old caretaker of Rabindra Bhawan here seem to sum up the state of affairs at the Nobel laureate's favourite getaways in the Himalayas. While Rabindranath ...
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