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Street children from Delhi to attend Science Congress
GUWAHATI, DEC 7.Street children from Delhi will be showcasing their scientific talents along with 600-odd child scientists from all over the country in the five-day 12th National Children Science Congress(NCSC) beginning here on December 27. ...

Major cremated with full honours
CHANDIGARH, DEC.7.The body of an Army officer, Major Lalit, who was killed by the Hizbul Muzahideen along with 11 other jawans near Rakheltar village in Pulwama district last Saturday, was cremated with full State honours at Jind in Haryana ...

Call to relax visa rules
CHANDIGARH, DEC.7.The Chief Ministers of Pakistan's Punjab province, Parvez Elahi, and the Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, have called for relaxing visa restrictions between India and Pakistan. Speaking at a function at Gurgaon ...

Draft guidelines on new institutions
CHANDIGARH, DEC.7.The Haryana Technical Education Department has finalised a draft guidelines' document for setting up of new institutions, introduction of new courses and variation in the intake for the academic year 2005-06 for diploma level ...

Madhya Pradesh
Uproar over ICD scam
BHOPAL, DEC. 7.The Madhya Pradesh Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes when the huge inter-corporate deposits (ICDs) scam linked with the State Industrial Development Corporation was raised in the House during question hour. Replying to a ...

One-day winter session likely
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 7. The winter session of the Pondicherry Assembly begins tomorrow (December 8). Sources indicated here today that it was likely that after transacting scheduled business the House will adjourn sine die, making it a day's session ...

Part-time workers to get higher wages
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 7. The Local Administration Minister, A. Elumalai, said here today that wages of part time workers in municipalities and commune panchayats would be increased. Those working more than three hours a day would get Rs. 2181, as ...

Vasundhara puts ball in Centre's court
JAIPUR, DEC. 7.The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, today said that a solution to the water problems of farmers in north-west Rajasthan vested with the United Progressive Alliance Government. "The Centre only can do something. A ...

Curfew-bound Rajasthan towns still tense
JAIPUR, DEC. 7.Tension continued in the curfew- bound towns of Bikaner division in north west Rajasthan today as farmers refused to lift the body of Hazoor Singh, who was killed at 17 KYD village in Bikaner district the previous day after coming ...

Special package for cattle breeders
JAIPUR, DEC. 7.The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, has announced a special package for welfare and empowerment of cattle breeders through credit card, insurance and protection of livelihood schemes. Ms. Raje released the package at a ...

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New Home Secretary for Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, DEC.7. The Haryana Health Commissioner, Krishna Mohan, has been appointed Home Secretary of the Union Territory of Chandigarh for two years. According to an official note, Sanjay Kothari, Commissioner and Secretary, Coordination, ...

Bomb-like objects found along rail tracks
CHANDIGARH, DEC.7.The Army authorities have clarified that the 12 bomb- like objects, which were found by a combined patrolling team of the GRP, the Haryana Police and the Railway track staff along a railway track between Dabwali railway station ...

Agro Tech does business worth $158 million
CHANDIGARH, DEC 7.Agro Tech 2004 generated direct business worth US $ 158 million and elicited enquiries worth US$ 564 million. About 2.15 lakh visitors were recorded during the four-day event which ended here late last evening. This was ...

Scientists told to tackle natural disaster menace
DEHRA DUN, DEC. 7.The Uttaranchal Chief Minister, Narain Dutt Tiwari, has called upon the scientific community to further strengthen their efforts in the field of disaster mitigation and management. Opening a six-day workshop on disaster ...

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