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Walk-out over `erratic' power supply
HYDERABAD, JULY 17. The Congress, the CPI (M) and TRS members staged a walk-out in the Assembly on Wednesday, protesting against the AP Transco's `harassment' of farmers reeling under the impact of drought-like conditions in the State. They ...
Two miners killed
KARIMNAGAR, JULY 17. In a freak mishap two Singareni Collieries Company limited miners were killed and two others injured when the roof of the underground mine caved in the GDK 2A incline mine at 39 level first seam of Ramagundam one division on ...
CAT strikes down plea against DGP appointment
HYDERABAD, JULY 17.The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Hyderabad Bench today dismissed the petition challenging the appointment of P. Ramulu as the DG and IGP of Andhra Pradesh, filed by a senior IPS officer, C. Anjaneya Reddy. The Bench ...
Heated debate over power situation
HYDERABAD, JULY 17. Opposition members castigated the Government in the Assembly on Wednesday for erratic supply of power, and sought additional purchases from other States/grids and private plants to rectify the situation. Participating in a ...
Rare books retrieved in two-year salvage operation
HYDERABAD, JULY 17. A massive two-year operation to retrieve rare books soaked in flood waters, at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram (SVK), is coming to fruition. Already 30,000 books have since been treated and restored to their original frame and the ...
Fired up for a smoke
HYDERABAD, JULY 17. The latest diktat of the Government banning smoking in public has left quite a few fuming and puffing in helpless anger. A diehard smoker and a senior Minister, P. Ashok Gajapati Raju, is among those who are not amused by ...
Govt. denies targeting TV channel
HYDERABAD, JULY 17. The Statewide live telecast of the Assembly proceedings, being made on the Teja TV channel, has been stopped. The live telecast is now being done through In-Cable and Citi-Cable channels but the transmission by this ...
`Water cannot be released to TN'
BANGALORE, JULY 17. The Karnataka Government told the Opposition on Wednesday that the four reservoirs in the Cauvery Basin did not have sufficient water and indicated that there was no question of releasing water at this stage to Tamil ...
Chief Secy. to assess need for IAS officers
BANGALORE, JULY 17.The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, on Wednesday informed the Legislative Council that he had directed the Chief Secretary to make a quick assessment of the need for a large number of IAS, IPS, and IFS officers, and whether it ...
Bangalore to host Excon 2002 in Dec.
BANGALORE, JULY 17. Bangalore will host Excon 2002, an international exhibition and conference on construction equipment and technologies from December 16 to 19. Karnataka is a partner for the event organised by the Confederation of Indian ...
Qualified inspectors appointed in CoD
BANGALORE, JULY 17. The Home Minister, Mallikarjun Kharge, told the Legislative Council on Wednesday that 12 inspectors with law, sociology and psychology degrees had been specially recruited in the Corps of Detectives (CoD). Mr. Kharge said ...
Film producers call off stir
BANGALORE, JULY 17. The Karnataka Film Producers' Association, which had called for an indefinite film "bandh" demanding reduction of rentals of some of the cinemas in Bangalore, withdrew its agitation on Tuesday evening. The President of the ...
Antony calls it a storm in a teacup
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 17.The Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, said here on Wednesday that the controversy over the reconstitution of the Youth Congress in his party was only a storm in a teacup. Talking to presspersons after the Cabinet ...
Near normal monsoon predicted in Kerala
KOTTAYAM, JULY 17. Even as the monsoon is playing hide and seek registering one of the lowest rainfall during the past one decade or more, the Met Centre authorities in Kerala have indicated a cautious optimism of a "near normal, if not a normal ...
Consumer forum restrains Asianet from levying extra fee
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 17. In a major decision, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has restrained Asianet Satellite Communications from collecting Rs. 50 as monthly additional charges from a consumer, who had obtained a double cable ...
Medicos begin 72-hour strike
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 17. The functioning of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College was thrown off gear as post-graduate students and house surgeons led by the Medical College Junior Doctors' Forum launched their 72-hour strike demanding hike ...
Marine park all set to become reality
RAMANATHAPURAM, JULY 17. A national marine park first of its kind in Southeast Asia is all set to become a reality in the Gulf of Mannar, now that the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, will lay the foundation stone on Thursday for ...
Probe will cover fund-raising
CHENNAI, JULY 17. A comprehensive investigation by the State police is on into the case of arrest of the MDMK leader, Vaiko, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, for his pro-LTTE speech at Tirumangalam, near Madurai, on June 29. ``The probe ...
Defaults to banks in T.N. swell to Rs. 8,570 cr.
CHENNAI, JULY 17. The aggregate of loan defaults to banks, including doubtful debts, loss assets and suit-filed accounts, in Tamil Nadu increased to Rs 8,570 crores from 1,595 borrowers at the end of March 2001, from Rs 7,054 crores against 1,346 ...
13,000 cusecs realised in Mettur dam
SALEM, JULY 17. After the release of water from the Kabini dam by the Karnataka Government, about 13,000 cusecs of water was realised in the Mettur dam at 4.30 p.m. today. PWD sources told The Hindu that 14,271 cusecs of water was ...
Hungry elephant vents fury on vehicles
CHENNAI, JULY 17. An hungry cow-elephant ran amok at Vadapalani late tonight smashing vehicles and creating panic before it was calmed down with food. Fifteen-year-old Basheela, a film pachyderm, which is also taken for temples and private ...
Officials blind to their agony
CHENNAI, JULY 17. For the blind couple, Thamarai Sundari and Veeraputhiran, who run a PCO booth in Ripon Buildings complex, the last few months have proved to be a testing time. Their phone line goes dead frequently and even regular customers ...
AIADMK MLA petitions privileges panel
PONDICHERRY, JULY 17. The AIADMK legislator, A. Anbalagan, has presented a petition to the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Privileges Committee, A. V. Subramanian, seeking action against the Director of Survey and Land Records and the ...
Pondy anganwadi staff arrested
PONDICHERRY, JULY 17.Workers and helpers attached to the Anganwadi centres sponsored by the administration were arrested in Pondicherry today when they launched a road roko seeking regularisation of their jobs. Police were deployed in ...
SFI demands posting of teachers
PONDICHERRY, JULY 17. The Pondicherry unit of the Students Federation of India (SFI) has called upon the authorities here to fill all vacant teacher posts in government schools, particularly in rural areas. A communication from the president of ...
CPI wants relief measures for Pondy, Karaikal farmers
PONDICHERRY, JULY 17. With the monsoon playing truant and the Cauvery water release becoming elusive for Pondicherry and Karaikal, the Government should distribute immediately 90 kg rice and cash assistance of Rs 1000 to each farm labourer's ...
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