Thursday, January 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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States overloading grid
Centre for more powers to SERCs
NEW DELHI, Jan 3.The Centre today squarely blamed the state governments for over-dependence on grid supply for meeting their .normal. power requirements and came down heavily on State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) for being .ornamental..

Power supply still erratic
NEW DELHI, Jan 3.After more than 24 hours of hectic restoration exercise following collapse of the Northern Grid yesterday, normal power supply could not be restored completely in the north Indian states today even as the Central Government claimed .total restoration. of supply from the Northern Grid.


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Tech education mission mooted
PM calls for .land-to-lab. initiative
NEW DELHI, Jan 3.A National Mission for Technology Education to meet the demands of both the domestic and international markets for top-class professionals in science and technology is on the anvil, the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, disclosed here today.

The Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, with environmental activist Sunderlal Bahuguna at the 88th Indian Science Congress session in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, with environmental activist Sunderlal Bahuguna at the 88th Indian Science Congress session in New Delhi on Wednesday. . PTI photo




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Cabinet eyes Assembly poll
Legalises encroachments; more teachers to get jobs
CHANDIGARH, Jan 3 . The Punjab Council of Ministers today sent out the first clear signal of how it proposed to gear up for the next Assembly elections due in less than a year.

  • Is SAD-BJP alliance cracking?
    CHANDIGARH, Jan 3.If the outburst of the BJP minister, Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, against his Akali colleague, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, at a press conference today is any indication, it is obvious that cracks have appeared n the coalition partners, the SAD-BJP.

10 Indians survive ship wreck
DUBAI, Jan 3 . At least 10 Indians, most of them hailing from Punjab, were among the 33 survivors of the two-day-old ship wreck tragedy off the Turkish coast as rescue guards virtually gave up hopes of finding any more survivors, sources in Ankara said tonight.

Grand welcome awaits Hurriyat in Pakistan
NEW DELHI, Jan 3 . A Hurriyat team, if it includes its former Chairman Syed Ali Shah Gillani, would be accorded a grand welcome, reports from Islamabad suggest.

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Fog delays flights, trains
NEW DELHI, Jan 3 . At least seven flights, including three on international routes, were diverted and several others delayed considerably as the season.s first thick fog engulfed the Capital since wee hours today.

Samata on verge of split
NEW DELHI, Jan 3 . Dissidence in the Samata Party has come out in the open over the issue of its merger with the JD (U) with dissidents deciding to hold a parallel convention in Patna on January 5.


Panel on Sikhism must: Vedanti
May ask SGPC to constitute one

AMRITSAR, Jan 3 . Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, may ask the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to constitute a .dharmik salahkar committee. (advisory committee on religious affairs) to help resolve various Panthic issues. The committee will discuss controversial Panthic issues at length before issuing hukamnamas.


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