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'No evidence against Minister in murder case'
GUWAHATI, JUNE 22. The Gauhati High Court has not found any evidence against the Assam Agriculture Minister, Ardhendu Dey, in the murder case registered against him by police under the erstwhile Asom Gana Parishad Government. Dr. Dey ...

Floods wreak havoc
PATNA, JUNE 22.The floods have wreaked havoc in a major part of Bihar, particularly in the northern plains, taking a toll of over 30, besides displacing over two lakh people. While 12 people, including seven children, were feared drowned when a ...

Permanent Lok Adalats in Haryana
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 22.Permanent Lok Adalats have been set up in Haryana to redress the grievances of the people on matters pertaining to public utility services. Stating this here today, a spokesman for the Haryana State Legal Services Authority ...

Haryana upgrades diagnostic facilities
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 22.The Haryana Health Department is upgrading its existing infrastructure for diagnostic facilities by setting up Regional Diagnostic Centres at Panchkula, Gurgaon, Rewari, Bhiwani and Sirsa. An official spokesman disclosed ...

Petrochemical hub at Panipat soon
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 22.An international-scale petrochemical hub is to be set up at Panipat by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). It will involve an investment between Rs. 25,000 crores and Rs.30,000 crores and generate employment opportunities for ...

Himachal Pradesh
Carton subsidy for apple growers
SHIMLA, JUNE 22.Himachal Pradesh Government has approved the implementation of carton and transport subsidy policy for the year 2004-05. An official said here today the subsidy on Aipil cartons of 20 kg will be kept at Rs 8 per carton and the ...

Madhya Pradesh
Media's role in protecting forests stressed
BHOPAL, JUNE 22.The Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister, Dhal Singh Bisen, today said that media should play the role of a "watchdog" and help in protecting the forests from the adverse impact of decisions taken by politicians merely to garner votes. ...

People's War ready for talks
BHUBANESWAR, JUNE 22. Close on the heels of the outlawed People's War group offering to hold talks with the Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand Governments, the naxalite outfit in Orissa today made a similar offer but stipulated conditions that included ...

Insurance staff meet on June 27
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 22. The Insurance Corporation Employees Union (Vellore division) will hold its 17th conference in the Andhra Maha Sabha here on June 27 and 28. The president of the union, A. Narayanan, and the chairman of the Reception ...

AIADMK seeks Kalam's intervention in Pondicherry
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 22. The All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Pondicherry State committee secretary and legislator, A. Anbalagan, today said there was a `deadlock' between the Congress Government here and the Lieutenant Governor, N.N. Jha, ...

Nursing Council of India directive welcomed
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 22. The Central Federation of the Health Department Employees has welcomed the directive of the Nursing Council of India that once a college of nursing was started there should be no revival of the diploma course in general ...

Badal warns Congress over SGPC polls
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 22.The Shiromani Akali Dal chief, Parkash Singh Badal, today warned Congress leaders both in the Union and State Governments to keep their hands off the religious affairs of the Sikhs. He accused the Punjab Government of openly ...

Amarinder takes stock of flood control steps
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 22.The Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, today directed the administration in all districts to gear up their activities in unison with the State Irrigation and Revenue Departments to combat any eventuality during ...

Punjab cannot deny water, says Magsaysay winner
JAIPUR, JUNE 22.Magsaysay Award winner Rajendra Singh, better known as Waterman, has described the recent Punjab Assembly resolution refusing to share the waters of the Ravi-Beas river system with other States as "unjustifiable''. Punjab cannot ...

Uttar Pradesh
U.P. extends 1995 fee structure
LUCKNOW, JUNE 22.The Uttar Pradesh Government today extended the re-introduced the 1995 fee structure to include six non-aided universities in the State, where students will now pay reduced tuition fee. The decision was taken at the State ...

Police remand for Malti case accused
LUCKNOW, JUNE 22 .A court here today sent the main accused in the BJP leader Malti Sharma murder case, constable Raj Kumar Rai, to four days' police custody. The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Amarjit Tripathi, passed the order on a remand ...

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