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Special package for Chhattisgarh sought
RANCHI, DEC. 10. Congress and Left members of Parliament from Jharkhand have requested the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to announce a special economic package for the state to fulfil the promises made by the UPA government. In a joint ...

CEC to visit Haryana
CHANDIGARH, DEC.10. The Chief Election Commissioner of India, T.S.Krishnamurthy, would visit Haryana on December 15 to review arrangements for the conduct of the ensuing Vidhan Sabha elections early next year. According to an official note, ...

`Banish Chautala-save Haryana' is Surjewala's agenda
CHANDIGARH, DEC.10.The newly- appointed working president of the Haryana unit of the Congress, Randeep Singh Surjewala, asserted here today that the party's "priority" and "agenda" would be to rid the State of the "reins of dictatorial ...

Stress on quality education
CHANDIGARH, DEC. 10.The Haryana Governor, A.R. Kidwai, has called for providing quality education to the children to enable them to compete at the international level. Presiding over the 30th annual general meeting of the Haryana State Bharat ...

Himachal Pradesh
Work for non-Congress, non-BJP alternative: CPI(M)
SHIMLA, DEC.10.The Central Committee member of CPI (M) and in charge of party affairs in Himachal, W.R. Vardharajan, today called upon party cadres to work for a non-Congress and non-BJP alternative in the State. Addressing a huge rally on the ...

Harassed couple to ignore panchayat threat
RANCHI, DEC. 10.A day after being paraded naked by panchayat members for marrying outside their respective castes at Manhu village in Jharkhand, the couple today said they were ready to face social boycott. Supported by mother Angni Devi, ...

Madhya Pradesh
M.P. session ends amid walkout
BHOPAL, DEC. 10.The winter session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly ended today and the House was adjourned sine die but not before opposition Congress members had twice staged a walkout. The Congress members led by the leader of the Opposition, ...

Computerisation of Pondy land records in 4 months
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 10. About 75 per cent of work on computerisation of land records in 129 revenue villages of the Union Territory is over. The entire process is expected to be completed in four months. The collection of data for settlement ...

AIADMK seeks wards reservation
Pondicherry Dec. 10. The AIADMK MLA, A. Anbalagan, has urged the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, to ensure reservation of wards for the Backward Classes (BCs) and the Most Backward Classes (MBCs) before finalising the civic poll schedule.(The last ...

Top court guidelines sought on admissions
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 10. The Health Minister, E. Valsaraj, said today the administration had filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court seeking guidelines and standing instructions on admission of students under the government and ...

3 held, stolen bikes recovered
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 10.Police arrested three persons at the Thanthai Periyar Nagar junction in Reddiarpalayam block near here last night, allegedly involved in the theft of motorcycles. Ten stolen vehicles were recovered. The Superintendent of ...

Bring in Goondas Act in Pondy: Ex-MLA
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 10. Senior Congress leader and former Pondicherry MLA, V. Balaji, has urged the Government here to bring in a `Goondas Act' to crack down on criminals. Addressing newsmen here today, Mr. Balaji said the Tamil Nadu Government ...

Rallies, dharnas in support of farmers
JAIPUR, DEC. 10.Amid rumour of an impending visit by the Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, curfew was relaxed for a few hours in the strife-torn towns of north-west Rajasthan today. The area remained peaceful without any major incident though the ...

A new role for Shashi Kapoor
JAIPUR, DEC. 10. His love for children brings him to Rajasthan -- year after year. Of course there are other reasons also for Shashi Kapoor, the popular film actor of yesteryears, to visit the State, like the wild tigers of Ranthambhore and the ...

`Inequalities behind slow pace of poverty alleviation'
JAIPUR, DEC. 10.The links between globalisation and increasing complexities of the poverty scenario were identified at a symposium on poverty alleviation here early this week, with experts calling for optimum utilisation of the available ...

Uttar Pradesh
IPS officers transferred
LUCKNOW, DEC. 10. Uttar Pradesh government has transferred eight IPS officers and given selection grade to 13 others. DIG (Chitrakoot Range) Sujanvir Singh has been placed on compulsory waiting list while B.R. Meena becomes the new DIG, a release ...

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