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The Indian Express

The Indian Express Online Edition

Published: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:09:43 GMT

Last Build Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:09:43 GMT


Grandparents Day celebrated
To celebrate the Grandparents's Day, a declamation contest was held in the primary wing of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School...

Harmeet, Parasmani win inter-bank declamation contest
State Bank of India organised an inter-bank declamation contest for the different banks of the city on Tuesday.

Forum directs LIT to allot a plot at rate prevailing 35 years ago
District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum directed the Ludhiana Improvement of Trust to allot a plot of 200 sq yd to the consumer at the rate prevailing 35 years ago and also pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for harassment and mental tension to the consumer.

Exhibition at Fab India
Fab India, a handloom clothing store, has put up an exhibition of a festive collection of block-printed Chanderi silk kurtas and dupattas at its city outlet.

Students apprised of educational avenues abroad
Desh Bhagat Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, today organised a seminar on "Academia interface" with a view to bring the students face to face with educational facilities in foreign countries.

N-deal is Bofors scams sequel, says Grewal
The Bharatiya Janta Party Investor Cell, Punjab State Chief Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal termed the Indo-Nuclear deal as Bofors scam sequel and expected it to be bigger than its predecessor.

Traffic awareness drive kicks off
An traffic awareness campaign kicked off from Bhai Bala Chowk today as a part of the Jaycees Week celebrations.

Health dept to fill 5,943 posts
The Haryana Government has decided to fill up 5943 posts of various ranks in the Health Department.

Religious leaders fume as Governor refuses to meet them
A group of religious leaders, who had come from all over the state to hand over a memorandum to Haryana Governor Dr A R Kidwai...

RTI: NGOs efforts pay, officers asked to pay up
One man's tireless efforts have resulted in getting justice for an entire community in a Sonepat village recently under the Right to Information Act.

N-deal fame Karnal MP demands inquiry by HC judge
The Lok Sabha MP from Karnal, Arvind Sharma, who was recently in the news for his flip-flop during the trust vote in the Lok Sabha...

FIR against retired tourism official; senior IAS officer also named
An FIR has been registered against a retired general manager of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

Pre-feasibility survey for Leh rail line project gets NOC
The Trans-Himalayan Railway Private Limited has been issued a no objection certificate by the Himachal Pradesh government to undertake the groundwork for conducting pre-feasibility survey of the Pathankot-Leh railway project.

New Pradesh Congress Committee appeases all
The new Pradesh Congress Committee reconstituted after Kaul Singh Thakur took over as state PCC president has turned out to be an "appease all" body, with former chief minister Virbhadra Singh's supporters in majority.

Dropouts find their way back to school
Kamlesh is 16 and has never been to a school. She comes from a remote village in Sirmour district and has been working as a domestic help.

EC orders transfer of DSP, SHO in Moga
Acting on an inquiry report submitted by the SSP, Ferozepur, the state Election Commission had ordered the transfer of DSP...

Inebriated man strangles daughter to death
A Dalit man, under the influence of liquor, strangled his 17-year-old daughter to death on Monday night when she tried to intervene in a quarrel between her parents.

Demand for separate SGPC a conspiracy: Sikh high priests
The Sikh high priests, who met today at Akal Takht for the first time after the appointment of Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh...

Congress leader killed; Akali held
In a spillover of the Congress and Akali rivalry during the panch elections, 32-year-old Jagsir Singh, a Congress worker and claimant to the post of sarpanch of this village...

PM has failed Amritsar, says Sidhu
AMID invitations from the Punjab Congress for the Prime Minister to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar...

Cong MLAs slam report indicting Capt
The controversy over a report indicting former CM Capt Amarinder Singh in the Armritsar land scam refuses to die down.

Striking PepsiCo staff block highway for 4 hrs
Buoyed with the support of a number of employee and farmer organisations, the striking employees of PepsiCo's FritoLays unit here today blocked traffic on the busy Sangrur-Patiala highway for over four hours.

Punjab to have three new jails soon
The problem of overcrowding in jails in Punjab would soon be a thing of the past, as the state plans to add more capacity in its existing jails and set up three new jails at Nabha, Kapurthala and Faridkot.

Abdul Hamids memory to stand tall
The Army proposes to construct a pillar in the memory of Havildar Abdul Hamid of 4 Grenadiers...

Two killed, 13 injured in road accident
Two persons were killed and 13 others injured in a road accident that occurred near Mahuvad Chowkdy about 12 km from Padra town.

Court sends Nagori and others to 14-day police remand
A city court on Tuesday sent Safdar Nagori, the ideologue of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India...

MSU Board of Studies to hold meetings from Sept 15
The M S University Board of Studies has scheduled its meetings from September 15 onwards.

Wine baroness
Three years ago, when Melanie Tesseron (inset) was asked by her uncle to take over the family owned Chateau of Pontet-Canet in France, she knew almost nothing about wines.

Six injured in communal clashes during Ganesh immersion in Bharuch
A dispute between two groups -one Hindu and one Muslim -resulted in stone pelting during the Ganesh visarjan (immersion) procession in Bharuch late on Monday evening.

Dance with Me
Kaytee Namgyal is well aware that he is the face of Salsa in India. With his gruelling practise sessions the skilled Salsa dancer makes sure he never falls flat on his face during international performances.

Keen to keep order, cops issue warning to MNS men Keen to keep order, cops issue warning to MNS men
A day after a fiery speech by Raj Thackeray addressed to a gathering of mediapersons and a consequent gag order served by the police...

Dip in suspected gastro cases in the city Dip in suspected gastro cases in the city
For the first time in the last seven days, the number of suspected cases of gastroenteritis being reported from affected areas of Prem Nagar and Ishwar Colony in Dhandari has dipped to less than 15 cases on a single day.

Lucknow temple gets first woman mahant Lucknow temple gets first woman mahant
Call it the changing tides. Arunima Singh (25) took over as the first woman mahant of renowned Mankameshwar Temple in Lucknow on Tuesday.

NHAI chief to be present in court on next hearing: HC
Taking a strong note of the absence of any representative on behalf of the National Highway Authority of India in the ongoing case of completion of National Highway...

This Dassera gold buyers likely to get green toppings
The latest to join the green brigade in the city, the jewellers may gift every customer, who purchase gold from them on Dassera (buying gold on Dassera is considered auspicious), a Shami tree sapling.

Let them wear Hermes Let them wear Hermes
The Vogue photoshoot treats poverty as wallpaper and makes manifest what we keep trying to forget.

New RBI Governor hints at more caution on interest rate hikes
Reforms:z 'To sustain 9% growth rate, financial sector has to be more efficient, forward-looking'

Obama fans out,McCain stays put
Entering the final stage of the race, the two presidential campaigns are plotting strategies that rely...

Limited appeal
Shekhar Gupta has rightly asserted in his 'India Waiting' that India's political leadership has failed to encourage the emergence of young...

Dont call it blackmail Dont call it blackmail
There is no reason why India and Australia cannot be on the same nuclear page

Cheap Chinese imports may face duties
Ban China Secretaries' panel says cheap imports help check domestic prices, but would hit our industry.

CBI chargesheets UP Home Secy in recruitment scandal
The CBI on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary Mahesh Kumar Gupta and two others for alleged manipulation in selecting candidates...

In top gear, but ready to slow down
Despite bursting onto the international scene in Sri Lanka, Virat knows he might have to wait his turn.

Ahead of India visit, Prachanda stuck between Govt, party agenda
Will Prime Minister Prachanda present himself as a radical 'Maoist leader' or a representative of the coalition government in Nepal...

Asha forever
Singing legend Asha Bhonsle celebrated her 75th birthday in great style by releasing a new album, Precious Platinum.

Right under BMC nose
A stretch of DN Road, right in front of the BMC headquarters, makes a mockery of the civic body's promise to rid the city of potholes.

Kalol police seize liquor consignment worth Rs 1.9 crore
The Kalol police on Monday seized a huge liquor consignment worth Rs 1.9 crore outside Vrundavan Hotel near Kalali village in Vadodara.

To settle personal scores, priest denies burial
The general secretary of the Brown Memorial Hospital Employees' Union and an employee of the Christian Medical College and Hospital...

Bengal tells Tatas: Nano plant wont be touched
West Bengal Commerce and Industries Minister Nirupam Sen said here today that the Tatas have expressed satisfaction over the assurance given by the state government in a letter yesterday that there would be no alteration in the layout of the auto-cluster comprising the Nano mother plant at Singur and the vendor park.

Housing scheme for urban poor yet to take off...
Manyawar Shree Kanshiramji Shahari Gareeb Awaas Yojna, a scheme of the state government to provide free houses to the urban poor, is yet to take off.

HC issues contempt notice to Haryana DIG for filing false affidavit
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a contempt notice to Deputy Inspector General of Police (Telecommunications) Haryana, Balbir Singh, for filing a false affidavit.

Conductor hangs himself in State bus
A conductor of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation was found hanging in the Amalner-Pune bus at Shivajinagar depot on Tuesday morning.

A rough justice A rough justice
The recent disclosure that the Chief Justice of India had recommended the impeachment of a juCalcutta High Court...

Scientists look for Origin answers in Big Bang experiment
On Wednesday, scientists will conduct the world's greatest ever particle physics experiment - a historic 'Big Bang'...

Bengal tells Tatas: Nano plant wont be touched
West Bengal Commerce and Industries Minister Nirupam Sen said here today that the Tatas have expressed satisfaction...

PM bats for independent evaluation of schemes
Missing Link Says funding for flagship programmes has been raised dramatically, new evaluation system needed.

Judges and justice
By asking for a judge's impeachment, chief justice makes a good case for judicial reform

Roger Gets the Final Word
After a nightmarish season where all the talk was about his rapid decline, Federer wins the US Open to show he's ready to dominate again.

Criminal Botch-up of Investigation Criminal Botch-up of Investigation
The CBI finally admitted on Tuesday that it does not have sufficient evidence against the domestic helps accused in the murder of teenager Arushi Talwar and household help Hemraj.

RPF wants hoax calls to be treated as acts of terror
The Railway Protection Force has submitted a proposal to the Railway Ministry that hoax phone calls be treated as 'acts of terror'.

Govts Rs 25 cr grant promises to quench thirst of parched Kalali, Bapod
Two areas of the city, Kalali and Bapod, which have been facing a water crisis since long...

Google, police take cyber crime lessons to schools
With youngsters becoming Internet savvy in the rapidly emerging world of computer technology, cyber crimes and misuse of Internet have also taken an upward curve.

No mid-day meals as officials, schools play the blame game
Though the government schools in the city have closed down for autumn break till September 14, the issue of serving midday meals to students who come to attend remedial coaching has taken a centre stage.

...Health scheme for poor suffers same fate
Even two months after the deadline to implement the Rastriya Swastha Bima Yojna (National Health Insurance Scheme), the project remains a non-starter in the state.

Sahara India to cough up Rs 2.5 lakh as compensation
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has imposed a fine of Rs 2.5 lakh on Sahara India for deficiency in services and been asked to refund Rs 2,91,7502, which was deposited for the allotment of a land.

Divest the powers of PF appellate tribunal to dists: Labour lawyers body
The Federation of Labour Law Practitioners Association of Maharashtra has written to Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Oscar Fernandes, to divest the powers of the sole provident fund appellate tribunal in Delhi to the district courts across the country.

Looking eastwards
An article titled "one dream, two worlds" in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People's Democracy looks into the sports...

In snub to Beijing, Sonia doesnt meet Yang as Mulford says 123 on its way
In what is being seen as a diplomatic snub to Beijing for creating hurdles at the Vienna meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group on the India waiver...

That R word
India's batting legends can't go on for ever. How they go matters

Vedanta splits biz threeways, plans to list Sterlite on NYSE
Vedanta Resources Plc on Tuesday announced that the company had restructured its corporate group...

MNS rejects Jaya apology, stir on
A day after a fiery speech by Raj Thackeray addressed to a gathering of mediapersons and a consequent gag order served by the police...

Thousands flock to Bolts homecoming
Thousands of Jamaicans braved heavy rain to give triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt a rapturous welcome home.

Zardari sworn in as Pak President
Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday took over as Pakistan's President and swiftly pledged to come out with "some good news" on Kashmir before this month-end.

Rajkumar bail plea rejected
Vijay Mandal may have been lucky in securing bail, but Rajkumar has to wait for some more days to walk out of Dasna prison where he and Krishna are lodged.

BMC teams at rly stations to keep check on influx from flood-hit Bihar
Expecting some of the exodus from the flood-ravaged Bihar to reach Mumbai and to prevent a possible entry of epidemics...

How to get visa power? AMA session demystifies procedure
A talk on how to procure US Visa was hosted by the Indo-American Education Society at the Ahmedabad Management Association on Tuesday.

Party time, but George win heart Party time, but George win heart
They set the stage, invited the players and expected a party. The players almost let them down. For Mohun Bagan fans, all roads led to the club ground today.

Cash-starved PAU to convince farmers to pay cess for research purposes
The Punjab Agricultural University Teachers' Association will initiate a campaign to convince farmers to pay 50 paise as cess for every Rs 100 earned by a farmer.

Sugar mills: govt extends date for filing financial bids
The state government has extended the date for filing of financial bids by private investors till 2 pm on September 16 in connection with the divestment of 31 sugar mills of the public sector UP State Sugar Corporation.

New deadline for PET Scan Centre
With frequent delays marring most of the ongoing projects at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research...

LPG racket flourishes while officials pass the buck
Two days after the black-marketing of LPG cylinders came to light, the officials still refuse to show any sense of urgency that could ease travails of domestic consumers, especially in the twin industrial town of Pimpri-Chinchwad, where it is suspected that a huge racket is flourishing.

Cost of three lakh votes in Andhra: 50,000 acres of sanctuary land Cost of three lakh votes in Andhra: 50,000 acres of sanctuary land
Kolleru Lake in troubled waters as Assembly passes resolution seeking Centre's nod for reducing sanctuary area

Magic mint flies on fear, ecstasy, takes world along
With a friend videotaping, Christopher Lenzini, 27, of Dallas took a hit of Salvia divinorum, regarded as the world's most...

Bad light stops play Bad light stops play
Sourav should choose when he retires - and why should it be now?

Pakistan will flog gas fields to quicken lagging economy
Because of a hefty oil bill and a slowing economy, Pakistan is struggling under its biggest budget deficit in a decade, $21 billion.

Dhawal hits the right spot
Mumbai mediumpacer Dhawal Kulkarni can count himself among the few lucky players who've managed to play...

On family front, distress vs relief
With CBI deciding to "delay" filing a chargesheet against the three accused in the Arushi-Hemraj murder case, the Talwar family on Tuesday expressed surprise that the investigative agency did not find anything substantial to nail the alleged murderers more than 100 days after taking over the probe.

Despite party snub, Mayor keeps her eco-friendly Ganpati idea going
Even after being snubbed by her party members and leader Uddhav Thackeray, mayor Shubha Raul has silently and strongly kept alive her ideals of eco-friendly Ganeshotsav this year.

Visarjan passes off peacefully amid tight security in Vadodara
City police kept a strict vigil during the Ganesh visarjan ceremony on Tuesday.

Barreto capitalises on a defensive lapse to secure full points
A brilliant show by George Telegraph went in vain. Mohun Bagan now effectively are the Calcutta Football League Premier Division champions after their 1-0 victory over George at home today.

Crime graph soars: 4 murders in four days
With four murders in the last four consecutive days, the crime graph has suddenly shot up in the city.

Two arrested with revolver from LU Two arrested with revolver from LU
Two youths, including a local student leader, were arrested with a licenced revolver from Lucknow University campus on Tuesday.

Former chief architect writes to PM against Admn proposal
Former UT chief architect M N Sharma has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the Administration's proposal to install Gothic lamp posts on prominent roads of the city.

Cash at judge door: CJI lets CBI examine two judges
Less than a week after he received a CBI request for permission to "examine" at least two judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court...

Pandal panorama
From building 26 feet statues to bringing forth the issue of farmers' suicides, the mandals this Ganeshotsav have made the most out of the creative inclinations they posses, making Puneites indulge in the experience of a lifetime.

Glorious orthography
As far as language goes, there is no right or wrong. That's one of the first things you're taught if you make the outlandish decision...

Subbarao talks the talk
Duvvuri Subbarao, who took over from Y V Reddy last Friday, told his first full press conference that the bank would monitor...

Time & again: Advani beats Sethi to enter final
Pankaj Advani is on a roll. After annexing the points format crown last week, the 23-year-old Bangalore lad inched closer...

Even after seven years, many in Arab world dont believe 9/11 story
Seven years later, it remains conventional wisdom that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda could not have been solely...