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Assam
Government school student tops in Assam HSLC exams
GUWAHATI, JUNE 8.Altogether 49.79 per cent candidates have come out successful in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), the results of which were declared ...

Himachal Pradesh
Virbhadra proposes mild dose of taxes
SHIMLA, JUNE 8. The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh, today proposed a mild dose of taxes to garner Rs. 15 crores to partially meet over Rs. 700 crores deficit in the current financial year. Mr Singh, who also holds the finance ...

Jammu & Kashmir
Over Rs. 100-cr. projects for rural development
SRINAGAR, JUNE 8. The Jammu and Kashmir government has said it is executing 24 special projects at a cost of Rs 111 crores to boost development in rural areas. State Rural Development Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed said the Jammu and ...

Panchayat women to be elected
SRINAGAR, JUNE 8.Jammu and Kashmir government today said it would fill the seats reserved for women in panchayats through elections and not by nominations, as was the practice. ``Women representatives to the panchayats would now be elected ...

Life returns to normal for nomads
SRINAGAR, JUNE 8. Jammu and Kashmir government will take all possible steps to ensure safety and security of nomads (migratory Gujjars and Bakerwals) in various pastures. This assurance was given by the minister for Agriculture, Abdul Aziz ...

Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal admires Venus transit
BHOPAL, JUNE 8. Thousands of Bhopal residents made a beeline for the Regional Science Centre at Shyamla Hills this afternoon to watch the rare transit of Venus as it came closest to Earth during a six hour journey with the Sun forming a ...

Rains claim four lives
KHANDWA (MP), JUNE 8.Four persons, including two children, were killed and 12 injured in separate rain-related incidents in Madhya Pradesh last night, police said here today. Two minor brothers were killed and seven of their family injured ...

Uma for correcting imbalances
BHOPAL, JUNE 8.The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, has urged the Twelfth Finance Commission to devise a rational mechanism for devolution of funds from the Centre to the States keeping in view the widening disparities in the country in ...

Nine dacoits surrender
BHOPAL, JUNE 8.Notorious dacoit Ramasare Chaubey alias Fakkad Baba, who was absconding for the past 27 years and was wanted in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh for several crimes, surrendered today in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh. Fakkad ...

Maharashtra
On a musical high
MUMBAI, JUNE 8. Bombay Vikings shot to fame with the song `Kya soorat hai' a couple of years ago. The debut album `Sona Re' made them a popular name in the music world. Formed in 1994, in Stockholm in Sweden, the band has now come a long way and ...

Maharashtra plans 52 per cent quota for `disadvantaged' in private sector
MUMBAI, JUNE 8. The Maharashtra Government will enforce 52 per cent reservation for almost all jobs in the private sector by July 30 but some unspecified exceptions may be made to address "genuine issues." The rules for this quota, the ...

Pondicherry
Pondy initiative to promote tourism, transport sectors
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 8. The Pondicherry government-sponsored Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (PTTDC) will be bifurcated to facilitate intensive promotion of the two sectors separately, informed sources told The Hindu here today. ...

Heritage protection panel `needs to be revived'
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 8. The president of the Pondicherry Historical Society, V. Nallam, has called upon the Union Territory Administration to revive the Commission for Preservation of Monuments that was in existence during the pre-merger days to ...

Help Karaikal get stipulated quantum of water: MP
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 8. The Pattali Makkal Katchi MP from Pondicherry, M. Ramadoss, has requested the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to ensure that Karaikal receives six tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of water, earmarked for the region in the ...

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    Punjab
    Lovers commit suicide
    LUDHIANA, JUNE 8Two lovers jumped before in train near Ladowal village on Jalandhar road in Punjab. Their bodies were lying on the railway track and were spotted by the villagers. They, in turn, informed the Railways Police yesterday. The ...

    Rajasthan
    Decision on Lok Jumbish workers likely on June 10
    JAIPUR, JUNE 8.The fate of workers of Lok Jumbish -- a project launched by the Rajasthan Government for universalisation of elementary education with the Central assistance in 1992 -- will be decided at a meeting of the project's ...

    Uttar Pradesh
    Is romance fading out of bookshelves?
    LUCKNOW, JUNE 8.Ask the youngsters about the latest fad in reading and a majority of them would swear by J K Rowling's Harry Potter series and other thrillers. So where has the era of reading romantic books gone? Surprisingly, the teenagers ...



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