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Saturday, March 19, 2005
Move to upgrade water feature of Sukhna Lake
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 18. The Punjab Governor and Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, S.F.Rodrigues, today asked the Chandigarh Administration to constitute a "Core Group" of environmentalists and experts for preparing an Action Plan ...
Haryana bus stands to have night shelters
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 18. The Haryana Transport Minister, Randeep Singh Surjewala, today directed officers of the Transport Department to explore the possibility of providing `Rain Basera' type of night shelters for the public at important bus ...
Inquiry ordered into mass copying by students
SHIMLA, MARCH 18. The Congress MLA from Shahapur in Kangra district, Major Vijay Singh Mankotia, yesterday raised the issue of gross misbehaviour by the State Education Board flying squad with a large number of girl students at a school in his ...
Concern over depleting number of tigers
BHOPAL, MARCH 18. Eyebrows are being raised in knowledgeable circles here over continuous lack of concern, even at the National Wildlife Board level, to ensure a better coordination between the managements of tiger reserves and wildlife health ...
Hazare denies corrupt practices by Trust
AHMEDNAGAR, MARCH 18.Noted anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, indicted by the Sawant commission for financial irregularities, today denied that the trusts run by him had indulged in corrupt practices. The report of the commission, which had ...
Shabnam's real life story now on reel
MUMBAI, MARCH 18.The story of eunuch Shabnam, who grabbed headlines after winning the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, is now all set to hit the silver screen with a film based on the travails and struggle of the former MLA's life. "Shabnam ...
Judicial probe into custodial deaths ordered
BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 18. The Orissa Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, today announced a judicial inquiry by a sitting High Court judge into the two custodial deaths in Bhubaneswar and Kuchinda police stations during the last fortnight. The Chief ...
Revamp education system: Lakhera
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 18. The Lt Governor M.M. Lakhera, today called for revamping the educational system in the country. "The present system is a remnant of the British era and we have only changed it in patches. The system of education has to ...
Seeds of `rare species' of mangroves found
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 18. Two research scholars of the Salim Ali School of Ecology and Environmental Sciences in Pondicherry University, K.R. Saravanan and K. Ilangovan, said here on Thursday that they came across seeds of rare species of mangroves ...
Recognise STs in Pondy: Ramadass
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 17. The Pattali Makkal Katchi Parliamentary party leader, M. Ramadass, has urged the Centre to recognise Scheduled Tribes in the Union Territory. Mr. Ramadass said today that he had written a letter to the Union Home ...
'Protect interests of stakeholders'
PONDICHERRY, MARCH. 17. Karthi P. Chidambaram, managing director of Chess Management Services (Chennai), today said a true and successful business intelligence depended on a wholistic approach. Inaugurating a seminar on `Business intelligence' ...
Kidwai praises judicial system
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 18.Addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today, the Haryana Governor, A. R. Kidwai, said that the Indian judicial system had earned name and fame for its impartial role and it was ...
Nature-lovers welcome Manmohan's initiative on wildlife conservation
JAIPUR, MARCH 18.The commitment shown by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh towards conservation of the country's wildlife in general and flagship species like tiger and vulture in particular at the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) meeting held in ...
3,224 complaints resolved
JAIPUR, MARCH 18.The Rajasthan Government's Public Grievances Redress Committee, appointed in September 2004, has disposed of 3,224 of the 10,769 complaints received regarding neglect of duty, corruption, wrong decisions and lack of action by ...
Sarvodaya leader criticises Rice
JAIPUR, MARCH 18. Veteran Sarvodaya leader Siddhraj Dhadda has expressed concern over references to the proposed Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline by the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, during her India visit. "It is a very serious ...
U.P. Assembly adjourned over row on Taj Mahal
LUCKNOW, MARCH 18.Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey today adjourned the question hour of the House following `heated discussion' between the treasury bench and the Congress over the Taj Mahal. The issue was raised by the leader ...
Urdu University Bill passed
LUCKNOW, MARCH 18.The Uttar Pradesh Assembly today passed by voice vote a controversial bill to set up an Urdu university at Rampur dropping the provision of making Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan as its pro-chancellor for life amidst a ...
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