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    Examination improvement year declared
    CHANDIGARH, SEPT.15.The Haryana Board of School Education has declared academic year 2004-05 as Education-Examination Improvement Year. The Board Chairman,O.P.Chaudhry, said here today that the Education-Examination Improvement Programme would ...

    More buses to connect rural areas
    CHANDIGARH, SEPT.15. The Haryana Government has decided to add 1,000 new buses to its fleet and the buses plying on rural routes would stop at the last village and begin journey from that village next morning, according to the Chief Minister, Om ...

    Himachal Pradesh
    Snowfall in Lahaul, Spiti
    SHIMLA, SEPT. 15.High peaks in Lahaul and Spiti districts today experienced mild snowfall, while mid and lower hills received moderate to heavy intermittent rain during the past 24 hours. Moderate to heavy rains lashed many parts of Himachal ...

    `Manu's varna system needs a contemporary touch'
    SHIMLA, SEPT. 15.The Himachal Pradesh Governor, V.S. Kokje, today called upon the country's social scientists to work for evolving some scientific and viable approach for maintaining proper social order and growth of Indian society. He said that ...

    Delhi woman found murdered
    SHIMLA, SEPT 15.A woman from Delhi was found murdered in her hotel room here this morning. She has been identified as Harjit Kaur, aged about 38. She had checked in with a man who had given his name as Rajinder Singh at Hotel Gulmurg near Winter ...

    Jammu & Kashmir
    Police running the State, says J-K leader
    SRINAGAR SEPT. 15. Expressing deep concern over what he called "trampling of democratic rights of people", the Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary, M. Y. Tarigami, today accused the People's Democratic Party (PDP)- led coalition ...

    Madhya Pradesh
    M.P. to ensure development of villages
    BHOPAL, SEPT. 15.The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Madhya Pradesh Government is committed to "ensuring comprehensive development of villages and creating employment opportunities for the rural youth by promoting self-help groups, village industry, ...

    Speed up SC welfare schemes, says Rangasamy
    PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 15. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today urged officials to speed up implementation of schemes for the Scheduled Castes in the Union Territory. Mr. Rangasamy, who reviewed the progress of welfare schemes for the Scheduled ...

    Rs. 8 crore drinking water plan
    PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 15. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has said the Government had drawn up an ambitious Rs. 8 crore plan to provide quality drinking water for all. He said that overhead tanks were being constructed to meet the requirement of ...

    Anna remembered
    PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 15. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today garlanded the statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, C.N. Annadurai at Odiansalai junction here on the DMK leader's birth anniversary today. The convener of the Pondicherry ...

    Vigilance Bureau to be housed in Mohali
    CHANDIGARH, SEPT 15.The Punjab Government has agreed to release Rs. 1.80 crore for purchase of land to construct "Chowksi Bhawan'' at Mohali, the Chief Director of Punjab's Vigilance Bureau, A.P. Pandey, has said. According to an official ...

    Loan bonanza from PNB
    CHANDIGARH, SEPT.15.The Punjab National Bank has geared up to offer retail loans to residents of Chandigarh in the forthcoming festive season, according to the Northern Zone General Manager, B.P. Chopra. Mr. Chopra disbursed loans worth Rs. 21 ...

    Khurana cancels visit to drought-hit Baran
    JAIPUR, SEPT. 15.Apparently distressed by media reports about his reaction to the alleged starvation deaths in Baran district, the Rajasthan Governor, Madan Lal Khurana, today chose to keep out of it by announcing cancellation of his proposed ...

    Call for judicious management of resources
    JAIPUR, SEPT. 15.The first meeting of the Economic Policy and Reforms Council (EPRC) -- appointed by the Rajasthan Government as its "think tank'' -- ended here today with the call for judicious management of resources and new initiatives in the ...

    Rural expo begins today
    JAIPUR, SEPT. 15.Farmers, cooperatives and corporates would be brought together at a rural expo, titled "Rural Mercatus 2004'', being held here for four days from tomorrow. The expo, in which farmers of 60 villages from the districts of Jaipur, ...

    Union Territories
    Diamond jewellery exhibition
    CHANDIGARH, SEPT.15.Aastha, an international diamond jewellery brand with operations spread over 22 countries, is going to hold an exhibition at the Hotel Mount View here and showcase its entire range of "sparkling, beautiful, brilliant and ...

    Uttar Pradesh
    Nominations for U.P. by-polls begin
    LUCKNOW, SEPT. 15.Filing of nominations commenced today for the October 13 by-elections to two Lok Sabha and 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh. The Model Code of Conduct had come into force on August 24, when the Election Commission had ...

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