August 4, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Torrential rain claims 8 lives
Breaches in Bhakra, Ghaggar, SYL Canals Chandigarh, August 3
Torrential rains lashed Punjab, Haryana and the Shivalik range of Himachal Pradesh, killing eight persons and disrupting road, rail and air traffic in the region in the past 24 hours.
withdraws power cuts, restores normal timings Chandigarh, August 3
While the Punjab State Electricity
Board today withdrew all sorts of power cuts imposed on industry and
domestic sector in rural and urban areas, the state government today
restored the normal timings of government offices and shops in all parts
ends parliamentary panel boycott New Delhi, August 3
The boycott of Parliamentary
Committees by the NDA ended today following an agreement on “give and
take” between the Opposition and the ruling UPA coalition after Leader
of the Opposition L.K. Advani met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok
Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
may take days for release of hostages New Delhi, August 3
The release of the Indian hostages
in Iraq may take a couple of days more as the third-party negotiations
between the captors and the Kuwaiti company KGL did not make much
headway in the past 24 hours, top government sources told The Tribune
scheme for senior citizens New Delhi, August 3
The government today unveiled a
safe and secure high-yielding savings instrument for senior citizens
whereby they can invest a maximum of Rs 15 lakh in a post office,
earning an interest of 9 per cent per annum.
CBI questions Bhujabal’s PA
in Telgi case
Mumbai, August 3
Mr S.K. Bankar, ex-private secretary to former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan
Bhujbal, was today questioned by the CBI for his alleged role in helping the syndicate of Abdul Karim Telgi in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam.
battle tank ‘Arjun’ to roll out on Aug 7 Chennai, August 3
The much-awaited indigenously
produced main battle tank (MBT) “Arjun” will roll out on Saturday
(August 7). The MBT project was initiated almost two decades ago.
Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee will hand over “Arjun” tanks to
the Chief of Army Staff, Gen N.C. Vij, at a function here on Saturday,
according to a Defence Ministry press statement issued here today.
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