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Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Shimla receives its first snowfall
SHIMLA, JAN. 3. The `queen of the hills' experienced its first snowfall of the season this afternoon, intensifying the cold wave in the region. The tourist places of Kufri, Naldehra, Wildflower Hall and Narkanda also experienced snowfall ...
Iraqi hostages, Pareechu dominated news space
SHIMLA, JAN. 3. The hill State of Himachal Pradesh remained in the news twice in 2004. First, when three of its people were taken hostages in Iraq. The high voltage hostage drama went on for more than one-and-a-half months. Secondly, it was the ...
Plea in land grab case dismissed
SHIMLA, JAN.3.The Himachal Pradesh High Court has dismissed the State Government's petition for allowing any reinvestigation in the land grab case in Chamba in which the State Education Minister, Asha Kumari, is allegedly involved. On the fresh ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Mufti's appeal to Pakistan on utilisation of water resources
JAMMU, JAN. 3. A day before the talks between India and Pakistan on the Baglihar hydel power project, the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has appealed to Pakistan to become a facilitator in the economic progress of Jammu and Kashmir by ...
Tsunami victims begin to head home
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 3. A majority of the tsunami victims, staying in relief camps from December 26, have started moving back to their villages in the last two days. Many of them, however, return to the camps by evening, particularly women and ...
Residents of villages near coast seek relief
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 3. Residents of villages near the coast are also seeking relief from the Government in the wake of the tsunami. The villagers, who are not engaged in fishing, said they too had suffered damage to their houses and lost their ...
Vilasrao Deshmukh to visit Karaikal on January 8
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 3. The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Vilasrao Deshmukh, will visit Karaikal on January 8 to assess the tsunami damage and to announce schemes his Government would take up in the villages. Stating this at a press conference here ...
Damage to Karaikal put at Rs. 250 crores
Pondicherry Jan. 3. The Karaikal region bore the brunt of the tsunami in the Union Territory with the killer waves reportedly claiming 466 lives, including 234 children. Official sources said that, among the dead, were 77 men and 155 women. ...
Amarinder rules out power board privatisation
CHANDIGARH, JAN 3. Dismissing various reports as mere speculation and attempts to unnecessarily politicise the issue, the Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, has ruled out any possibility of privatisation of the state electricity board, whose ...
Focus on better water supply to farmers
JAIPUR, JAN. 3.The Rajasthan Government has expressed its resolve to speed up the implementation of the ambitious water sector restructuring project funded by the World Bank to ensure optimum utilisation of the available water resources. The ...
Keoladeo water issue hots up
JAIPUR, JAN. 3.At the end of an unfruitful three-month long wait for the authorities to release water to the world famous Keoladeo Ghana National Park near Bharatpur from the Panchana dam, the environmentalists here have set up a task force to ...
Congress nominee files papers for Luni
JAIPUR, JAN. 3.The Congress nominee for the Luni Assembly by-election, Malkhan Singh, today filed his nomination papers. Mr. Singh is the son of the former Minister, Ram Singh Vishnoi, whose death in October 2004 caused the by-election. Former ...
Education Minister cracks the whip
DEHRA DUN, JAN. 3.The Uttaranchal Education Minister, Narendra Singh Bhandari, today ordered the education department to follow the CBSE pattern of education by introducing the syllabus of the National Council of Educational Research and Training ...
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