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Chhattisgarh plan pegged at Rs. 4,275 crores
NEW DELHI, JAN. 24.The Planning Commission has approved Chhattisgarh's 2005-06 annual plan at Rs. 4,275 crores. The plan size was finalised at a meeting here today between the Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, and the ...

CEC's visit today
CHANDIGARH, JAN. 24.The Chief Election Commissioner, T.S. Krishnamurthy, along with the two Election Commissioners, B.B. Tandon and N. Gopalaswami, will be here tomorrow to review the arrangements for the conduct of the elections in Haryana. The ...

Haryana Congress promises job guarantee
CHANDIGARH, JAN. 24. The former Haryana Chief Minister and president of the Haryana unit of the Congress, Bhajan Lal, and the former president of the Haryana unit, Birender Singh, today asserted that the next Chief Minister would be decided by ...

Himachal Pradesh
Record snowfall in Himachal
SHIMLA, JAN. 24.The whole of Himachal is reeling under cold wave conditions and piercing icy winds. There are reports of heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and the Capital town was lashed by intermittent snow. The dull weather forced most ...

Jammu & Kashmir
J&K civic poll campaign picking up momentum
SRINAGAR, JAN. 24.Brushing aside threats by militants and boycott calls by separatist politicians, hundreds of candidates for the upcoming elections to civic bodies in Jammu and Kashmir have given a momentum to the campaigning. In the first phase ...

Manifestos blame rival parties for naxal menace
RANCHI, JAN. 24.All major political parties in Jharkhand - Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha -- are unanimous in acknowledging the naxalite problem but blame each other for the current state of affairs ahead of the ...

Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal to host Sanskrit Festival
BHOPAL, JAN. 24. Traditional Vedic scholars and Sanskrit teachers will be felicitated at the three-day All-India Sanskrit Festival being organised here from January 29 to 31. Vice-chancellors of Sanskrit Universities and eminent scholars from ...

Michael Douglas to shoot in India
MUMBAI, JAN. 24.Hollywood star Michael Douglas is all set to shoot a film in India with two Indian collaborators. The film `Romancing the Rains,' to be shot in Ambi Valley near Mumbai, would be co-produced with Percept Picture Company and ...

Rs. 3,750 a ha compensation for salinity-hit crop
Pondicherry Jan. 24. A compensation of Rs. 3,750 will be paid for every hectare of crop lost in the tsunami in the Pondicherry and Karaikal regions. The Agriculture Minister, A. Namassivayam, told presspersons here that about 715 hectares was ...

Take health programmes to rural areas: Lakhera
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 24. The Lieutenant Governor, M.M. Lakhera, has said that the Centre has declared Pondicherry a polio-free State. A communication received recently from the Centre also said Pondicherry had the best record in implementing ...

Police guidelines to R-Day fete spectators
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 24. The police today announced certain guidelines for those coming to the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex at Uppalam here to witness the Republic Day celebration on January 26. Those holding invitation cards should reach the ...

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Luni witnesses 71 per cent polling
JAIPUR, JAN. 24.Polling for the by-election in the Luni Assembly constituency of Jodhpur district passed off peacefully today. An unprecedented 71 per cent polling was recorded in the constituency which had witnessed a fortnight's rigorous ...

A blend of Rajasthan's fairs and festivals
JAIPUR, JAN. 24.The Rajasthan tableau, scheduled to participate in the Republic Day parade on Rajpath in New Delhi after a gap of three years, will provide a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the desert State. It will reflect the State's ...

Panel to hear Ghana park water issue
JAIPUR, JAN. 24.The Central Empowered Committee on environment, constituted by the Supreme Court, has taken up the issue of release of water to the world famous Keoladeo Ghana National Park near Bharatpur. The Committee has asked the Rajasthan ...

Uttar Pradesh
U.P. police officers suspended
LUCKNOW, JAN. 24.The Uttar Pradesh Government today suspended three police officers, including a Superintendent of Police, for failing to protect villagers from the dreaded Kalua dacoit gang. Principal Secretary (Home) Alok Sinha said ...

New twist to mystery over Roopkund skeletons
LUCKNOW, JAN. 24. The mystery of the hundreds of skeletons in the Roopkund lake has begun to unravel with a few of the DNA samples matching with those of a particular group of people living in Maharashtra. The director of the Centre for ...

Uttar Pradesh to lease out sick sugar mills
LUCKNOW, JAN. 24.The Uttar Pradesh government has approved the conditions laid down by the appellate authority for industrial reconstruction with regard to voluntary retirement scheme for the workers of sick sugar mills of UP Sugar Corporation. ...

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