The government is considering
forming a dedicated group to recommend measures for safe
helicopter operations in the country which has witnessed major
accidents claiming several lives including that of two chief
Uttarakhand government, which
had accorded Sanskrit the status of second official language
of the state last year, has set up a separate Sanskrit
education board for giving recognition to language schools.
Pressing for a special policy
for Himalayan states, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh
Pokhriyal `Nishank` on Tuesday demanded setting up of a separate
ministry at the Centre to help in the development of border
Creation of a separate Telangana
state will imply accepting the full demands of Telangana
people that will assuage "perceived sense of discrimination
and neglect", but would fuel agitation for a separate Rayalaseema state.
Maharashtra Dy CM Chhagan Bhujbal says his party, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP, will continue to have its separate existence though the issue of Sonia Gandhi`s foreign origins, on which it was born, is of no consequence now.
The Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) has rejected a demand for the formation of a Ministry for Fisheries independent of the agriculture ministry. It says the subject is receiving "adequate attention" by the UPA govt.