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Friday, February 3, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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PM launches job guarantee scheme
Focus on rural poor, SCs, STs
Bandlapalli (Andhra Pradesh), February 2
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has today launched the ‘revolutionary’ National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the presence of National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, meets villagers at Bandlapalli village of Anantapar district in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Union Panchayat Raj Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar can also be seen with them.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, meets villagers at Bandlapalli village of Anantapar district in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Union Panchayat Raj Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar can also be seen with them. — PTI photo
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Airport staff continue stir
New Delhi, February 2
As the strike by the Airports Authority of India employees entered the second day and the flight schedule of most of the airlines remained unaffected, the employees resorted to other measures like blocking the roads to the airport to register their protest with the public.
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Left parties to meet PM on airport revamp issue
New Delhi, February 2
As the airport employees intensified their stir against the modernisation of Delhi and Mumbai airports, the Left parties today asked the UPA government to immediately hold talks with the workers and the Communists have decided to meet the Prime Minister tomorrow and raise the issue.

Delhi HC asks agitating staff to keep off airports
New Delhi, February 2
Taking a tough stand against the striking Airports Authority of India employees on the issue of privatisation of the management of airports, the Delhi High Court today banned the entry of agitating staff into the airports and directed that they should protest keeping a distance of 500 m from airports.

Bengal CM plays firefighter
Kolkata, February 2
With no immediate signs of the Airports Authority of India’s employees ending their ‘stop-work’ agitation, the West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, today initiated a dialogue with the Civil Aviation Ministry and trade unions.

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Reliance moves HC against airport bidding
New Delhi, February 2
Reliance Airport Development Ltd, a company owned by Anil Ambani, today moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the entire tender process terming it as “mala fide”.

Voting unlikely at IAEA meeting
New Delhi, February 2
Discussions were held today at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on the board’s draft resolution to report Iranian nuclear programme to the UN Security Council even as non-aligned countries moved several amendments to the document suggesting that the Board holds its horses till the next meeting of the IAEA on
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Kumaraswamy to take oath today
Bangalore, February 2
Decks were cleared for the enthronement of Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister of Karnataka today.

Amarinder’s date with erstwhile subjects
Sir Chhotu Ram remembered
Narwana, February 2
People at a public meeting here today gave the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, a rousing reception. The meeting, held at Chhotu Ram Park, was organised by the Chhotu Ram Vichar Manch and the Chhotu Ram Memorial Trust to remember the late farmer leader on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary.

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