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    Assam
    New political party formed in Assam
    KOKRAJHAR, APRIL 12. A new regional political party of Assam— Bodoland People's Progressive Front (BPPF) — was formed here today after a day-long convention of frontal Bodo and non-Bodo organisations and former militants of the ...

    Madhya Pradesh
    `Dabbawallahs' carry fond memories back
    MUMBAI, APRIL 12. "It was a memorable and thrilling experience. The prince was very kind and heard us patiently," according to Raghunath Medge, president of Nutan Tiffin Suppliers' Association, who attended the wedding of Prince Charles with ...

    Maharashtra
    Environment safeguards yet to be completed
    MUMBAI, APRIL 12. The height of the controversial Sardar Sarovar Dam continues to rise even though various environmental safeguards are yet to be implemented. On April 7, the environment sub-group of the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) met to ...

    NGOs, health groups oppose law denying water
    MUMBAI, APRIL 12. Over a dozen non-governmental organisations, health groups and women's groups have opposed a new law proposed in Maharashtra that will in effect deny irrigation water to farmers who have more than two children after the law is ...

    Pondicherry
    Pandemonium in Assembly
    PONDICHERRY, APRIL 12. The Pondicherry Assembly witnessed pandemonium when A Anbalagan (AIADMK) and Anibal Kennedy (DMK) locked horns on the issue of availability of assistance to the poor for construction of houses. Even as the House was ...

    Yanam member seeks relief package for industries
    PONDICHERRY, APRIL 12. Malladi Krishna Rao (Ind.) the lone member from Yanam, an enclave of the Union Territory of Pondicherry in Andhra Pradesh, today appealed to the government to announce a package of relief and rehabilitation measures to ...

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    Punjab
    Steep increase in freedom fighters' pension
    CHANDIGARH, APRIL 12.decided to more than double the pension of freedom fighters, raising it from Rs.1,400 per month to Rs. 3,500 per month with immediate effect. The Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said that no Indian could pay back for ...

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    Rajasthan
    Women's welfare no priority for Raje: Congress
    JAIPUR, APRIL 12.The Opposition Congress members staged a walkout in the Rajasthan Assembly today while accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government of being insensitive to the plight of over 22-lakh single women - who include widows, ...

    Uttar Pradesh
    Court directive to UPPSC
    ALLAHABAD, APRIL 12. The Allahabad High Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission that it may fill up 173 out of 174 reserved posts along with another 174 under the general category with candidates selected in the PCS (J) ...

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    West Bengal
    Biman Bose to seek money from public to move Court
    KOLKATA, APRIL 12. One rupee and not a paise more from each person willing to donate - this is how Biman Bose, Chairman of the ruling Left Front in West Bengal, intends to collect funds to meet litigation costs for appealing to the Supreme ...



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