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Friday, January 30, 2004

Friday January 30, 2004. Minus 15F at noon. Meanwhile, in India:

Chill hits season's lowest

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ TUESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2004 11:10:46 PM ]

NEW DELHI : The mercury plummeted to 3.7 degree Celsius[38.66F] on Tuesday, the lowest this season. The maximum temperature was 15.1 degree Celsius [59.18F](6 below normal; the minimum was 3 below normal).
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/408609.cms

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California Measure Would Align Building Rules With Feng Shui
By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
http://nytimes.com/2004/01/30/national/30FENG.html
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From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 30-Jan-2004
Nature Biotechnology
Researchers discover that a virus can naturally target and kill tumors
Researchers at NYU School of Medicine found that one mosquito-borne virus automatically targets and kills tumor cells in mice. Most importantly, it does so while leaving healthy cells alone, a feature that may make it a promising treatment for some forms of cancer.
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White ink keeps these addicts on a high
SOURAV MUKHERJEE

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ FRIDAY, JANUARY 09, 2004 01:57:31 AM ]

AHMEDABAD: Mukesh Ravat, all of 15 years, a loiterer at the Kalupur railway station, is hooked to a substance that is yet to be branded as contraband — white ink or correction fluid used to erase typing mistakes.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/412930.cms
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Saffron tint for khaki force?

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2004 12:08:06 AM ]

AHMEDABAD: Despite stiff resistance from senior police officers and fears that the move would lead to a further saffronisation of the Gujarat Police, the state government has gone ahead and issued a Government Resolution (GR) to recruit 'lok rakshaks' to fill vacancies in the constabulary.

The GR has given officials reasons to believe that this was a move to give a youth with a particular ideological leaning a back-door entry into an already tainted police force which got a lot of flak for its handling of the 2002 riots. Even DGP K Chakravarthi, who retires on Saturday, had objected to the proposal.

This GR, issued on January 21, also states that the recruitment of 'lok rakshaks' would not be done by the police department, but by the Gujarat Gaun Seva Pasandagi Mandal, or Minor Services Selection Board, which is dominated by political appointees.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/455681.cms

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