August 26, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
remand for Uma
Hubli, August 25
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Uma Bharti, against whom a non-bailable warrant was issued in the Idgah
Maidan rioting case, surrendered today before a local court, which sent
her to 14-day judicial custody after she did not seek bail. After
yesterday's suspense over whether the Karnataka police would arrest her,
Uma Bharti chose to surrender before the Judicial First Class Magistrate
Is the Centre dragging its feet on the Golden Quadrilateral project?
leaps into long jump final Athens, August 25
India’s Anju Bobby George
qualified for the women’s long jump final with a superb first
leap of 6.69m at the Olympic Games here tonight. Anju’s first
leap was better than the automatic qualification mark of 6.65m.
She is only the second Indian woman athlete to qualify for a final
in athletics after P.T. Usha’s feat in the 400m hurdles in the
1984 Los Angeles Games. — PTI
for stringent admission schedule in medical colleges
New Delhi, August 25
The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the “total chaos”
witnessed in the admission to medical colleges this year across the
country and indicated that it would lay down stringent guidelines for
institutions regarding the admission schedule.
demolition in illegal colonies, says CM Patiala, August 25
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
today said he had asked the Urban Housing Ministry not to demolish any
illegal colony in the state, keeping in mind the interest of the people
who had invested their life’s savings in building houses in them.
hand-written Bir to lead procession
Guru Granth Sahib installation
celebrations Amritsar, August 25
The hand-written Bir of Guru Granth Sahib by an orphan, Giani Avtar
Singh (69) who took four-and-half years to complete the task, will lead
the religious procession from Gurdwara Ramsar to the Golden Temple to
mark the quadricentennial celebrations of the holy book here on
The hand-written copy of Guru Granth Sahib, which will be installed at Gurdwara Ramsar and then taken to Akal Takht during the quadricentennial celebrations in Amritsar on September 1.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
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