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Former Haryana minister gets bail
AMBALA, DEC. 14.Special CBI judge M. M. Sharma granted bail to the former Haryana Minister, Kartar Singh Bhadana, here today. The court ordered Bhadana to furnish surety of Rs 1 lakh which was done by Om Parkash Aggarwal, a close confident of ...

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J&K partner state in Pravasi Indians' meet
SRINAGAR, DEC 14. Jammu and Kashmir has achieved the distinction of becoming the first partner state for the 3Ist International Conference of Pravasi Indians to be held in New Delhi on January 10 and 11, 2005. Britain is the partner country for ...

Madhya Pradesh
Hike in electricity tariff criticised
BHOPAL, DEC. 14.The Jan Sangharsh Morcha (JSM) and Nimad Malwa Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (NMKMS) have severely criticized the new tariff order announced by the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) last Sunday. Holding the ...

Army has world's best human rights record: Vij
BHOPAL, DEC. 14. The Army Chief, General N.C. Vij, yesterday said the Indian Army had the best human rights record in the world. Gen. Vij, who attended the Sudharshan Chakra Corps Commanders' Reunion here today, was speaking to newspersons. ...

Rangasamy to push for more funds in New Delhi
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 14. The Chief Minister of Pondicherry, N. Rangasamy, said he was confident the Planning Commission would earmark more funds for the Union Territory in 2005-2006. He is scheduled to push Pondicherry's case at a meeting with the ...

Law and order `breaking down'
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 14. The All-India Congress Committee member and former Home Minister, P. Kannan, has charged the Congress Government, headed by N. Rangasamy, with having failed to maintain law and order. At a hurriedly convened press ...

Power shutdown
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 14. There will be no power supply on Thursday (Dec 16) in the following areas for two hours from 10 a.m. in view of maintenance work at the Thettampakkam Sedrapet junction, a release said: Katterikuppam, Lingareddypalayam, ...

Man assaulted, dies in hospital
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 14. The Pondicherry police have registered a case against three persons who allegedly assaulted Kumaresan (32) of Embalam near here yesterday. The victim succumbed to injuries in the Government Hospital. According to the ...

U.S. to promote private investment in Punjab
CHANDIGARH, DEC 14.The U.S. Government would encourage investors and entrepreneurs to make large capital investment in the private sector in Punjab which it sees as tremendous potential for technical collaboration and export of technology in the ...

Minister puts blame on Congress
JAIPUR, DEC. 14.The Rajasthan Public Works Department Minister, Rajendra Singh Rathore, has held the previous Congress regime responsible for creating a "wrong impression" among farmers regarding the availability of water in Indira Gandhi Canal, ...

`Small scale sector growth rate better than others'
JAIPUR, DEC. 14.The Chairman and Managing Director of the Bank of Baroda, P.S. Shenoy, has said that the small-scale sector in the country had shown more resilience than other sectors in the wake of the opening up of the economy. The rate of ...

New schemes to benefit defaulters
JAIPUR, DEC. 14. Three new schemes rescheduling repayment of cooperative loans by defaulters were launched here today with the promise to disburse loans in future at a lower interest rate. The schemes will especially benefit those who could ...

Touching collection of childhood memories
JAIPUR, DEC. 14.The senior bureaucracy in Rajasthan once again got together to celebrate the release of a book this past week-end. But unlike on the previous occasion when the author was someone from among themselves who penned his first novel, ...

Uttar Pradesh
`No fertiliser crisis'
LUCKNOW, DEC 14. The Uttar Pradesh government today refuted Opposition parties' allegation of non-supply of fertilisers in several districts of the state resulting in delay in Rabi crop sowing and claimed there was adequate stock in all ...

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