2005, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
PM promises healing touch to victims Announces Rs 200 cr for Andamans
Port Blair, January 8
Announcing an immediate grant of Rs 200 crore for tsunami-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said there was no resource constraint as India is best equipped to handle the relief and rehabilitation operations in the country.
They thrive on tsunami death and devastation Nagapattinam/Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu), January 8
Natural calamities are nothing new in a large country like India where in one part there might be a drought while in another part there might be floods.
Srinagar, January 8
With the death of a holed-up militant in the income tax office building after a day-long encounter with the security forces here this afternoon, the death toll in the incident has gone up to seven. The operation that began with the suicide attack by the militants yesterday ended after about 25 hours.
Family members of Mushtaq Ahmad, an income tax employee, wail after his death in an encounter in Srinagar on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Amin War
Cong-JMM poll pact an insult: Left New Delhi, January 8
Left parties today criticised the unilateral decision of the Congress and the JMM to arrive at a seat sharing arrangement for the next month Assembly poll in Jharkhand. While the CPI described the move as an “insult” to them, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) said, “It is a unilateral announcement and not in line with our thinking.”
Laloo may meet Sonia today New Delhi, January 8
The Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal
were caught in a cat-and-mouse game over their electoral alliance for next month’s Assembly poll in Bihar and Jharkhand.
Prakash Karat likely to succeed Surjeet Kolkata, January 8
At a three-day CPM central committee meeting, which began here today, some senior members discussed informally the issue of the successor of Mr Harkishen Singh Surjeet as general secretary after the 18th party congress in April next in New Delhi.
Many schools in Ajnala closed Shortage of teachers Ajnala, January 8
Many government primary and middle schools in this block, especially near the international border have been locked for a long time, while a good number of the schools are either teacher-less or running with one teacher only. This sums up the state of affairs in the border areas.
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