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Bihar power projects get a boost
VAISHALI, FEB. 12.The Bihar Power Minister, Shakeel Ahmad Khan, today said the Centre had sanctioned a Rs. 365 crore comprehensive project for strengthening the State's existing power transmission system. Addressing a gathering after laying ...

Tax free budget for Haryana
CHANDIGARH, FEB.12.The Haryana Finance Minister, Sampat Singh, presented a tax- free budget for the year 2004-05 in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today. The budget, he said, aimed at boosting new investment in infrastructure, industries and ...

Himachal Pradesh
Confusion cause of Dharamsala lathicharge
SHIMLA, FEB. 12.The Central Tibetan Administration has expressed regret over the confusion that led to a lathicharge on some Tibetan "pad yatris" (peace marchers) in Dharamsala yesterday. In a statement issued today, it said that ...

CM to lay foundation of bridge over Govind Sagar
SHIMLA, FEB. 12.Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh will achieve another milestone on Friday when the Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh, lays the foundation stone of a bridge over the Govind Sagar at Bagchhal in the district. The ...

Madhya Pradesh
M.P. hails Centre's move on forest land for tribals
BHOPAL, FEB.12.The Madhya Pradesh Government has hailed the Central Government's decision to enable the settlement of tribal families on forest land and the move to decentralize the process for giving clearance to proposals for non-forest use of ...

Animation professionals call for international collaboration
MUMBAI, FEB. 12.Animation professionals from UK and India have called for forging collaborative ventures for developing creative and technical skills in the animation industry. The potential of Digital Technologies to bring animators from ...

Sudha Chandran joins BJP
MUMBAI, FEB. 12.`Nache Mayuri' fame Sudha Chandran, who became an household name following the runaway success of her debut film, today joined the BJP in the presence of the party national president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, here. Ms. Chandran, who ...

Claimants to Suraiyya's properties appear before HC
MUMBAI, FEB. 12.A fortnight after the death of actress-singer Suraiyya, claimants to her Rs 50-crore real estate today appeared before Mumbai High Court which directed the Maharashtra Administrator General, M.K. Patil, to file a list of movable ...

Indoor stadium in Yanam region soon: Rangasamy
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 12. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has said the Government had sanctioned Rs. 5.5 crores for constructing an indoor stadium in Yanam region. Distributing cash awards to 117 sportspersons, proficient in various ...

Pondy Congress team to meet Sonia in Chennai
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 12. A delegation of the ruling Congress party from here will hold a meeting with the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) president, Sonia Gandhi, during her visit to Chennai tomorrow. The Pondicherry Pradesh Congress Committee ...

NAAC assessment necessary: member
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 12. A peer team from the National Accreditation and Assessing Committee (NAAC), Bangalore, is assessing the government-run Tagore Arts College (TAC) at Lawspet. The team, comprising M. Madaiah, chairperson, Md. Basha ...

Union Territories
Community policing model lauded
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 12.While its future was uncertain and unpredictable, as the monopoly of nations was gravely undermining and challenging the policing world over, the experiment of Punjab to institutionalise Community Policing could be held out as ...

Uttar Pradesh
DSP's resignation letter raises a storm in House
LUCKNOW, FEB. 12.An officer of the Uttar Pradesh Police Service, Shailendra Singh, has resigned after levelling allegations that "criminalisation of politics had left no scope for him to perform his duty in an honest manner". The officer who ...

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