Oman council seeks ban on alcohol

Oman`s Shura council has voted to ban alcohol, an official of the advisory body said, a move that, if approved by the cabinet, would bring the sultanate in line with some other conservative Gulf Arab states and could hurt plans to expand tourism.

Khasi council chief quits

The chief executive member (CEM)
of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) PN Syiem
has resigned.

GJM happy with `Gorkhaland` name in council

The GJM expressed happiness that the word `Gorkhaland` was included in
the nomenclature of the new hill council in Darjeeling.

Cong ignores YS Vivekananda Reddy for AP council seat

The Congress party has
cold-shouldered late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy`s
younger brother YS Vivekananda Reddy by denying him a seat in
the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council under the Governor`s

AP Council adjourned over land allotments issue

Andhra Pradesh Legislative
Council was adjourned for the day today without transacting
much business following a stalemate on land allotments issue.

Pro-Jagan MLAs "cheated" Cong in Council polls: Kiran Reddy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
N Kiran Kumar Reddy sought to put up a brave face as he
conducted a post-mortem on Friday of the results of the
Legislative Council election from the Assembly quota.

‘Maharashtra to go ahead with Jaitapur N-project’

In the wake of Japan`s nuclear
plants being at risk due to the earthquake and tsunami that
struck the country, Maharashtra government on Friday said it would
go ahead with the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power plant.

Afghan peace council seeks Guantanamo visit

Afghan wants to send a delegation to secure the release of Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay prison.

UP Council adjourned sine die, budget and other bills passed

Uttar Pradesh
Legislative Council was on Tuesday adjourned sine die before it
passed the state budget and other bills.

NDMC announces new council

The new council for the New Delhi
Municipal Council (NDMC) was announced on Tuesday, the first such
exercise after the delimitation.

Haiti`s leading candidate speaks against council

Supporters of one of her competitors in Haiti`s presidential election set barricades on fire and threw rubble at cars when initial results put him third.

Plea for state level Council for Nurses

Society of Midwives India urged the govt to take steps to constitute a Nursing Council at state-level for expeditious
registration of nurses passing out of nearly 12 colleges in Puducherry.

IIT council meeting tomorrow, a range of issues to come up

Appointment of foreign nationals
into faculty positions, introducing courses on medicine and
streamlining of examination system are likely to be discussed
at the IIT council meeting here tomorrow.

Girish Karnad withdraws resignation from Goa Council

Noted playwright and actor Girish
Karnard, who had put in his papers from a committe set up Goa
Government, today withdraw his resignation.

WB govt broadly agrees on interim council in Darjeeling hills

The West Bengal government has
broadly agreed on the Centre`s draft proposal to set up an
interim council in Darjeeling.

Presidential nod for legislative council in Tamil Nadu

President Pratibha Patil has
given her assent to a bill passed by Parliament for
establishing the legislative council in Tamil Nadu, 14 years
after it was abolished.

`Suspended MNS MLAs eligible to vote in council, RS polls`

Four suspended legislators of the
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena are eligible for voting in the next
month`s biennial elections to the Legislative council and the
Rajya Sabha, Harshvardhan Patil
said today.

French council advises against total ban on burqa

France`s highest administrative body has concluded that a total ban on Islamic face-covering veils in public risks being found illegal and advises against it.

SC/ST Action Council to organise Parliament March on April20

Kerala Scheduled Caste and Scheduled
Tribes Action Council has decided to resort to agitation
demanding rejection of Justice Ranganatha Mishra Commission

PM CCC to discuss energy efficiency mission

After setting a target of generating 20,000 MW solar power by 2020 under the Solar Mission, the PM`s Council on Climate Change will take up the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) at its meeting Monday.