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Talks held, to continue on June 9
HYDERABAD, JUNE 5. In a significant development toward finding a lasting solution to the problem of leftwing extremism, the Government and emissaries of the outlawed PWG came to the negotiating table here on Wednesday for preliminary talks. ...
Marine National Parks mooted for crabs
VISAKHAPATNAM, JUNE 5. The north-eastern sea coast of Orissa and some areas extending up to north Andhra coast need to be declared Marine National Parks to protect some of the near-extinct species of crabs as these golden beaches provide the most ...
26 extremists surrender
KARIMNAGAR, JUNE 5. Disillusioned with the party ideology and to lead normal life in society, 26 members of underground extremist groups -- nine naxalites of the PWG, 14 of the Janashakthi group, two members of the Prathigatana group and a Jana ...
Janmabhoomi in full swing in State
HYDERABAD, JUNE 5. Four States have adopted the Janmabhoomi programme giving it their own names, impressed by its impact in Andhra Pradesh and the underlying concept -- stakeholders' participation in development by fulfilling the felt-needs ...
ECET results out
HYDERABAD, JUNE 5. The results for the Engineering Common Entrance Test for diplomaholders (ECET-FDH) 2002 was released by the Minister for Technical Education, M. Damodar Reddy,at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University at 7 am on ...
Encounter killing casts shadow on talks
HYDERABAD, JUNE 5. The killing of a Janashakti activist in Karimnagar district by the police in an alleged encounter cast its shadow on the first round of meeting between the Government and People's War representatives to finalise modalities for ...
Krishna launches Rs.670-cr. tank project
BANGALORE, JUNE 5. The Chief Minister, S.M.Krishna, on Wednesday obliquely criticised Tamil Nadu for its letter to the World Bank sometime ago questioning the bona fides of the Government's project to remove silt from tanks and reiterated that ...
Trees being felled in Nagarahole
BANGALORE, JUNE 5. An independent investigation has discovered that timber is being looted from a stretch of a river in the Nagarahole National Park. A two-member team from the Institute for National Resources Conservation, Education, Research, ...
Vatal enters fray, discord in `Janata Parivar'
BANGALORE, JUNE 5. The Kannada Chaluvaligar leader, Vatal Nagaraj, has entered the fray for the biennial elections to the Legislative Council creating some discord in the Janata Parivar and making polling inevitable. But for his last-hour ...
Kidney transplant: CoD probe on
BANGALORE, JUNE 5. After dragging its feet for as long as it could, the Appropriate Authority which monitors the implementation of the Transplantation of Human Organs (THO) Act, 1994, has finally given the green signal to the Corps of Detectives ...
Lankan PM arriving on Saturday
BANGALORE, JUNE 5. The Sri Lankan Prime Minister, R. Wickremasinghe, will arrive in Bangalore on June 8 on a three-day official visit to the State. On June 9, Mr. Wickremasinghe will call on Sri Sathya Sai Baba at Whitefield. He will visit ...
CM hints at power tariff hike
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 5. The Government would try to bring the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) out of the red in 18 months, said the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, here on Wednesday. Speaking to presspersons after a Cabinet meeting, the ...
Two DA instalments for staff
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 5.The Cabinet has decided to pay two instalments of dearness allowance (DA) to its employees and teachers. This would be paid from October (September salary) and the arrears would be merged with the Provident Fund. The ...
Toddy crisis: Govt. groping in the dark
THRISSUR, JUNE 5.The UDF Government appears to be groping in the dark on the strategy to be adopted to wriggle out of the crisis in the toddy sector, which has been precipitated by its abkari policy. However, the violence that was unleashed in ...
Unaided schools get nod for Plus Two
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 5. The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to sanction Plus Two courses in the unaided sector. The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, told presspersons after a Cabinet meeting that all applications for Plus Two courses would be ...
Community certificates won't be accepted
CHENNAI, JUNE 5.Community certificates, widely used for bogus voting in the Saidapet Assembly constituency here, will not be accepted as a valid document for voter identification in tomorrow's repoll in 58 booths, the Election Commission ...
CHENNAI, JUNE 5.Even as the State Government issued a gazette notification of the controversial Bills barring MLAs and MPs from holding key elected posts in local bodies, the Chennai Mayor and DMK legislator, M.K.Stalin, remained unfazed at the ...
Cadre restructuring on in Excise, Customs
CHENNAI, JUNE 5. A nation-wide major cadre restructuring programme is now on in the Central Excise and Customs, according to N. Raja, who is holding additional charge as Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). ``We are working ...
It's an exercise to please Karunanidhi, says CM
CHENNAI, JUNE 5. The Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary, Jayalalithaa, today described the repoll ordered by the Election Commission in 58 booths of the Saidapet constituency here as ``unnecessary''. Talking to reporters at the ...
Safe operation of bus system a challenge
CHENNAI, JUNE 5. Throughout last year the Metropolitan Transport Corporation had only two-accident free days, while its buses were involved in 3,155 accidents including 133 fatal ones. A spate of breakdowns, indiscipline among drivers and poor ...
DMK questions EC rationale
CHENNAI, JUNE 5. From where has the Election Commission now received the ``enlightenment'' to prevent community certificates being used for voter identification in tomorrow's repoll in the Saidapet Assembly constituency? How was the enquiry into ...
Over 15,000 encroachments on TNSCB allotments
CHENNAI, JUNE 5. An incomplete one-storey house in the Pallikaranai slum clearance board colony is tagged at an exorbitant Rs.6 lakhs but comes with attractive add-ons. Buyers do not have to pay property tax, registration or stamp duty charges. ...
`Govt. must adopt comprehensive policy on growing trees'
CHENNAI, JUNE 5. Chennai is fast getting rid of its green canopy along the East Coast Road for road widening. ``The place resembles a battlefield with corpses lying strewn around'', observed Sultan Ahmed Ismail, a soil biologist, on seeing the ...
Professional course entrance test on June 12,13
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 5. A Joint Entrance Test (JET) for selection of students to the professional courses in institutions in Pondicherry, during 2002-2003r would be held on June 12 and 13. A communication from the convenor of the Centralised ...
CPI(M) stir on oil price hike
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 5. A demonstration will be held by volunteers of the CPI (M) at the Post office in Nehru street here on June 7 to mark the party`s protest against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel. T.Murugan, secretary of the party said ...
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