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Himachal Pradesh
CM unveils `power' plans as Himachal celebrates Statehood Day
SHIMLA, JAN.25.The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh, today declared his government's ambitious plan to harness 21,000 MW of available hydel potential in the next 10 years to usher in an era of prosperity in the State. This he said ...

Traffic arrangements for Republic Day
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 25. The police have appealed to the people attending the Republic Day celebrations at the Indira Gandhi sports complex at Uppalam near here tomorrow not to carry hand bags, food packets, water bottles, cameras or cell phones. ...

Coast Guard hovercraft lands on Pillaichavady beach
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 25. A mechanised amphibian belonging to the Indian Coast Guard landed on the beach at Pillaichavady in Pondicherry this evening. News of the hovercraft that can travel both on land and sea berthing on the beach reached the town ...

Steps on to make Pondy a tourist destination: Jha
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 25. The Pondicherry Lt. Governor, N.N. Jha, has said the Administration would accord priority to tourism as had been done in Andaman and Nicobar islands. (He was the Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar islands before taking ...

Call to make Pondy `Number One' State
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 25. The president of the Pondicherry Pradesh Congress Committee, V. Narayanasamy, has said there should be strenuous efforts to make Pondicherry a `Number One' State in the country. In his Republic Day message, Mr. ...

Mercury dips to new low in Amritsar
CHANDIGARH, JAN. 25.The temperature in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh dipped to below normal in most of the places today with Amritsar recording the lowest of two degrees celsius even as the weather office forecast light to moderate rains in the ...

SIT to probe Burail jail-break
CHANDIGARH, JAN. 25.The Chandigarh Administration today set up a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the sensational Burail jail break here even as the four escapees, including three accused in the Beant Singh ...

BJP chief names his team
JAIPUR, JAN. 25.The president of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan, Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi, has announced his team prior to the awaited expansion of the State Cabinet. The presence of two names in the list -- that of Rajendra Singh ...

Licence on the net
JAIPUR, JAN. 25.Taking a giant leap in e-governance, the Rajasthan Government's Agriculture Department has launched an online system for the agricultural traders for getting licence to sell seeds, fertilisers and chemicals for conservation of ...

Water is changing their life slowly, but surely
JAIPUR, JAN. 25.The dramatic transformation brought about in the far-flung and isolated villages of Churu, Hanumangarh and Jhunjhunu districts falling in the semi-desert region of northern Rajasthan by a unique network supplying the waters of ...

West Bengal
AIDS: `social stigma an enormous issue'
KOLKATA, JAN. 25. Melinda Gates, who along with her husband and Microsoft Corp chairman Bill Gates has donated $200 millions to fight AIDS in India, visited one of Asia's biggest red light districts on Sunday and discussed AIDS control programmes ...

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