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    Harsud residents: Holding on to their homes despite facing submersion
    HARSUD (M.P.), JUNE 30. The residents of Harsud in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district are being uprooted from their homes as the town is on the verge of submersion by waters from the Indira Sagar dam during this monsoon. With only a few days ...

    States oppose direct funding of panchayats
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 30. Several States, including Bihar, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, today opposed the idea of direct funding of the Panchayati Raj institutions by the Centre for rural development schemes, prompting the Minister for Panchayati Raj, ...

    Five Governors to be replaced
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 30. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has decided to replace five Governors. The process of removal of ``political appointees'' in the Raj Bhavans and their replacement seems to have got a shot in the arm with the ...

    Saddam in Iraq's legal custody
    MANAMA, JUNE 30.Six months after his capture by the United States troops, Iraq's Interim Government today took the former President, Saddam Hussein, into "legal custody," setting in motion a lengthy judicial process that might take several months ...

    President gives Padma awards
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 30. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today conferred Padma awards on 86 eminent personalities from various walks of life. The second-highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, was given to the former Chief Justice of ...

    Liberhan report `very soon'
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 30.The Liberhan Commission, probing the sequence of events leading to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, today completed all oral arguments and evidence after more than 11 years of its ...

    EPF issue
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 30.The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) today deferred till July 13 the decision on the interest rate for subscribers of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). The next meeting of the CBT will be held on July 13 after the Congress-led ...

    GDP growth
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 30.On the back of a bumper crop and explosive double digit growth in services, the Indian economy today posted a 8.2 per cent growth in 2003-04 to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. ...

    HRD ministry charts new policy
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 30.The Human Resource Development Ministry today scrapped the existing policy governing the transfer of 30,000 Kendriya Vidyala teachers and put in place a new policy framework that is claimed to have a humane touch. ...

    VHP's deadline
    KOLKATA, JUNE 30.The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today set a one-year deadline for beginning the construction of a Ram temple and said that lakhs of VHP workers were prepared for any confrontation in the event of restrictions by the authorities. ...

    UP Ministers quit
    LUCKNOW, JUNE 30.The Uttar Pradesh's Council of Ministers today resigned en masse to give the Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, a ``free hand'' in downsizing his Cabinet ahead of the July 7 deadline. All Ministers of the 65-member ...

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