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A movement in Assam
GUWAHATI, MAY 19.A year after Ellora Roy Choudhary became the first woman from northeastern India to have donated her body for medical studies, more and more people in Assam have come forward to pledge their bodies and organs after death. Roy ...

A novel protest in Guwahati
GUWAHATI, MAY 19. The Assam Panchayat and Rural Development Minister, Ripun Bora, today tonsured his head to lead the State Congress workers in staging a protest against Bharatiya Janata Party's opposition to Sonia Gandhi becoming the ...

Bansi Lal will be next Haryana Chief Minister: HVP
ROHTAK, MAY 19.The Haryana Vikas Party secretary general, Surender Singh, today claimed that his party would emerge victorious in the Haryana Assembly elections, due in February 2005, and the party supreme, Bansi Lal, would be the next Chief ...

Finalise schemes for development, Chautala tells officers
CHANDIGARH, MAY 19. The Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, today directed all Heads of Departments to finalise their schemes speedily and submit them to the Government for sanction within a week to further accelerate the pace of ...

Haryana Govt. merges DA with basic pay
CHANDIGARH, MAY 19.The Haryana Government has announced the merger of dearness allowance (DA) equal to 50 per cent of the existing basic pay of the employees with the basic pay, with effect from April 1 this year, besides enhancing the existing ...

Jammu & Kashmir
Mufti for improving Dal Lake's health
SRINAGAR, MAY 19.Calling the world famous Dal Lake an icon of Kashmir tourism, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today emphasized on removing encroachment from the lake and improving its health by adopting modern ...

Madhya Pradesh
Congress workers take to streets
BHOPAL, MAY 19.Congress leaders and workers in Madhya Pradesh today gave expression to their anguish over the party president, Sonia Gandhi's refusal to accept the Prime Minister's post by burning effigies of the Madhya Pradesh Chief ...

Constituencies of Opposition parties ignored: Pondy AIADMK
PONDICHERRY, MAY 19. The Pondicherry unit of the AIADMK today alleged that the government was ignoring the constituencies of the Opposition parties, especially Uppalam and Muthialpet, which are represented by AIADMK MLAs. Speaking to ...

Panel formed to determine fee structure
PONDICHERRY, MAY 19. The Pondicherry government has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of P. Shanmugam, retired judge, Madras High Court, to determine the fee structure for unaided private teacher training institutions in the Union ...

Party time for Manmohan's colleagues, students
CHANDIGARH, MAY 19.It was celebration time for the students and teaching colleagues of senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh, who is set to become the Prime Minister, at Panjab University where he had taught for a decade. ``The nation deserves ...

Uttar Pradesh
BJP yet to analyse U.P. debacle
LUCKNOW, MAY 19. The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership which had put an ambitious target of winning 35 seats in Uttar Pradesh has failed to reconcile to the Lok Sabha election results which have helped it to retain the third position by a ...

`Sonia emerges taller'
DEHRA DUN, MAY 19.The ruling Congress leadership in Uttaranchal feels that by walking away from the Prime Minister's post Sonia Gandhi has emerged much taller than any of her opponents in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic ...

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