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Centre okays four-laning of Himachal highway
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) The central government has approved a road project costing Rs.5.49 billion for the four-laning of the Parwanoo-Solan National Highway 22 in Himachal Pradesh, state Public Works Minister Gulab Singh said Friday.

Friday, October 02, 2009 3:57:05 PM

Defence ministry wanted Rs.45 lakh to move boat victims: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The defence ministry asked the Kerala government for Rs.45 lakh for a military aircraft to transport the bodies of the people who had died in the Thekkady boat capsize, a senior Kerala minister said Friday.

Friday, October 02, 2009 3:51:43 PM

Militants kidnap three Tripura villagers
Agartala, Oct 2 (IANS) Militants from the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) are demanding a ransom of Rs.56,000 for three tribals they had abducted two days ago, police said here Friday.

Friday, October 02, 2009 3:02:26 PM

Muslim cleric to take Kumbh dip to wash away religious differences
Lucknow, Oct 2 (IANS) A dip in the sacred river during the Maha Kumbh Mela is said to wash away all sins. A senior Muslim cleric who will perform the Hindu rite hopes it will also wash away differences between the two religions.

Friday, October 02, 2009 3:02:11 PM

Boat tragedy: Kerala government criticises centre for not providing plane
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Friday criticised the central government for not providing a military aircraft to transport the bodies of the victims of the Thekkady boat tragedy.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:55:33 PM

Choppers, boats rescue flood-hit in Karntaka, toll 71
Bangalore, Oct 2 (IANS) Helicopters and boats were deployed Friday to rescue hundreds of people marooned in north Karnataka battered by heavy rain since Wednesday. The number of people who have died in the torrential rain has risen to 71.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:37:21 PM

No hike in salary but IIT row resolved 'within norms'(Lead)
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) There will be no increase in the salary of the protesting Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) professors but many aspects of their row with the government was resolved after Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Friday promised 'flexibility' in promotions and fresh appointments.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:25:53 PM

MPs, legislators also hit by Andhra floods
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) It is not just the common man who is trapped in the flood waters in Andhra Pradesh but MPs, state legislators and other public representatives too are hit by the natural calamity.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:10:39 PM

Unprecedented inflows in Srisailam triggered Andhra floods: Minister
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) The unprecedented inflows into Srisailam dam across Krishna river in Kurnool district have triggered flash floods in Andhra Pradesh, state Minister for Revenue and Relief Dharmana Prasada Rao said Friday.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:10:15 PM

Italian sweeping machines raise dust in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Oct 2 (IANS) Chandigarh may claim to be the cleanest city in India but an ambitious multi-million rupee plan of local authorities to make it still cleaner with imported Italian sweeping machines has backfired.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:04:03 PM

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