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Ajit Singh quits on Cabinet expansion-eve
THE cloud of uncertainty that was hanging over the continuation of the Agriculture Minister, Mr Ajit Singh, and the Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr Gingee Ramachandran, in the Union Council of Ministers was cleared late tonight with both ... More

Gingee Ramachandran resigns — Fallout of bribery charges against PA
THE Minister of State for Finance, Mr Gingee Ramachandran, put in his papers on Friday evening after pressure mounted with BJP party members also seeking his resignation following the arrest of his personal assistant (PA), Mr Perumalswamy, on ... More

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Kerala plans mini-townships at district hqs, other towns — Hudco to finance two townships
THE Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) will extend assistance for the creation of two townships in Kerala. Preliminary steps for building the townships, to come up at Aakulam in Thiruvananthapuram and the Marine Drive in Kochi at ... More

Urban Fund tied to State reforms
THE State governments seeking funds under the Urban Reforms Incentive Fund (URIF) announced in the Budget 2003-04 would have to give evidence of specific reform measures to the Centre. The Department of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation ... More

HUMAN RESOURCES


Kerala: Directive on redeployment of staff
PUBLIC works and water resources department employees, who are being redeployed to various local bodies as part of the decentralisation programme, have been asked to report directly before the presiding officer/ authority of the local body ... More

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Fernandes visits INS Sindhuvir
MR George Fernandes, Union Defence Minister, who visited the Siachen glacier several times to boost the morale of the forces, moved into the Bay of Bengal here on Friday evening in a submarine, INS Sindhuvir, on a similar mission. He would ... More

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Vineeta Rai is new Revenue Secy
Ms Vineeta Rai, a 1968 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the next Revenue Secretary. Ms Rai will take over from the current Revenue Secretary, Mr C.S. Rao, who retires at the end of the month, an official release said. Ms Rai is ... More

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