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Punjab seeks greater share in Chandigarh administration
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday expressed concern over the decline in the number of state cadre officers in the administration of the union territory (UT) of Chandigarh and sought the intervention of Governor Shivraj Patil, who is also the UT administrator, to rectify this.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:37:06 PM

Banish the cell phone, says 'baba' MP
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The ubiquitous cell phone is the epitome of all evil that would bedevil your sex life, damage your brain and make you a liar! That is the view of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Lok Sabha MP Prasanna Kumar Patasani, once a Maoist guerrilla and now a saffron-clad 'baba'.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:15:03 PM

'Shadow' standing panels to sharpen BJP MPs' skills
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) In a move aimed at sharpening skills of its MPs taking part in deliberations of parliamentary panels, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to form 'shadow standing committees', comprising senior members and experts, to provide guidance on bills, policy matters and financial issues.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:00:12 PM

Pravin Togadia not allowed to visit Kandhamal
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) The local administration in Orissa's Kandhamal district has not allowed the proposed visit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia to the area later this week, officials said.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:49:28 PM

Mayawati garland had only Rs.21 lakh: BSP minister
Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) After initial denials about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati having been felicitated with a giant sized garland made of Rs.1,000 denomination currency notes at the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) rally here Monday, party leaders Tuesday said it contained only Rs.21 lakh, not Rs.5 crore.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:34:08 PM

Gujarat capital gets municipal corporation
Gandhinagar, March 16 (IANS) The Gujarat government Tuesday announced the grant of municipal corporation status to the state capital Gandhinagar.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:00:55 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned till April 12
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Tuesday for the inter-session recess and will meet again April 12 for the remaining part of the budget session.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:00:44 PM

Baba Ramdev's organisation to contest elections
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday said that his Bharat Swabhiman Andolan would contest the next Lok Sabha elections in an effort to build a corruption-free India. He, however, ruled out joining the fray himself.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:48:29 PM

Jharkhand asks banks to step up loans to jobless youth
Ranchi, March 16 (IANS) Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Raghubar Das Tuesday warned of action against banks not giving loans to unemployed youth under the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:07:20 PM

'Make Punjabi first language in Chandigarh'
Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) A delegation of literary people and politicians Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil seeking first language status for Punjabi in this union territory (UT).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:50:56 PM

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