August 21, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
BJP in a spot over Uma Bharti New Delhi, August 20
Trapped in a web of its own making, the Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary Board is meeting here on Monday to decide the fate of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti, who has reportedly been issued a non-bailable warrant against her by a Hubli court.
New Delhi, August 20
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today
said his government would endeavour to make India a leader in the
new and renewable energy sector in a short time to “realise the
dream of Rajiv Gandhi.” Releasing a commemorative stamp to mark
the 60th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi,
Dr Manmohan Singh said efforts would be made to find a substitute
for diesel in the rural economy and asked the ministries concerned
to focus on developing alternate fuels.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveils the statue of the late
Rajiv Gandhi on his 60th birth anniversary in New Delhi on Friday.
Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Somnath Chatterjee and
Sonia Gandhi are also seen in the picture. — A Tribune
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Pratima cries foul, Dutt orders probe New Delhi, August 20
Disgraced weightlifter Pratima Kumari, who has tested positive for a banned substance, has cried foul, alleging that a malignant sports setup has “done her in”, while Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Sunil Dutt asserted here today that the guilty will be punished, after unravelling the truth. In
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Four former Bihar MPs join LJP New Delhi, August 20
A serious political challenge to Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav is in the offing in his own state as the Lok Janshakti Party of Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ram Vilas Paswan got a shot in the arm when four prominent leaders from Bihar joined his party here today.
SC reverses HC order in
felling case New Delhi, August 20
The Supreme Court has taken strong exception to the Punjab and Haryana High Court order quashing an FIR in a forest felling case, saying such action could not be permitted.
Transporters’ strike today New Delhi, August 20
Price of vegetables, fruits and other perishable commodities across the country is likely to touch a new high with the truck and tempo operators’ unions threatening to launch a nationwide indefinite strike from tomorrow. Details on Business
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