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President declares National Games open
HYDERABAD, DEC. 13.A sense of euphoria and pride marked the inauguration of the 32nd National Games which was declared open by the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, at the GMC Balayogi Stadium at Gachibowli here today. During his speech, the ...
New lease of life for damned woman
KARIMNAGAR, DEC. 13. The Jammikunta police on Saturday restored a 75-year-old woman to her village Deshrajpalli village of Kamalapur mandal, who was ostracised by villagers who had branded her a sorceress. According to police sources, life ...
Kalam calls for empowerment of women
HYDERABAD, DEC.13. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, has called for empowerment of women, who form 48.3 per cent of the population as per the 2001 Census, particularly entrepreneurs, as industry is one of the focal points in national ...
Security staff close gates on Mayor
HYDERABAD, DEC. 13. Hyderabad's first citizen came holding aloft the National Games torch, but to his dismay found the security personnel closing the gates on him. The Mayor, T. Krishna Reddy, along with a group of volunteers, who had ...
BJP MLA misbehaves with DIPR chief
HYDERABAD, DEC. 13. The Director of Information & Public Relations, S. Balasubramaniam, was manhandled by the BJP MLA from Hanamakonda, M. Dharma Rao, and his followers when the official tried to prevent him from entering the media enclosure at ...
Ramulu creates a flutter
HYDERABAD, DEC. 13. In what could have led to a major embarrassment for the organisers of the National Games, the Sports Minister, P. Ramulu, entered the main stadium holding the torch much ahead of the scheduled time on Friday evening. A ...
Nab Veerappan, Advani tells Karnataka
NEW DELHI, DEC. 13. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K.Advani, today asked Karnataka to take steps to apprehend the forest brigand, Veerappan, and promised help from the Centre in this regard. Mr. Advani told a delegation of State Cabinet ...
Govt. cancels appointments to boards, corpns.
BANGALORE, DEC. 13. For the second time in a week, the Government stayed the appointment of Congress leaders and workers as chairmen of boards and corporations. On Thursday evening, the Government released names of 19 persons appointed as ...
CRPF arrives, to assist STF
MYSORE, DEC. 13. In the light of the Government launching operations to nab the forest brigand, Veerappan, a company of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) arrived here on Thursday. Sources said that the para-military force would be ...
Rs. 2.5 cr. from Centre to improve Lalbagh
BANGALORE, DEC. 13. The Centre will give Rs. 2.5 crore to the State Government to improve Lalbagh, the Horticulture Minister, M. Shivanna, said today. Speaking at the inauguration of the three-day Karnataka Rose Show and Nursery Fair at the ...
Waste management, a major urban issue
BANGALORE, DEC. 13. Solid waste management has become a major issue in urban areas in recent years due to the uncontrolled growth of the urban population. Constant migration from rural areas to cities, absence of appropriate municipal ...
TDB to prepare project for Sabarimala
PATHANAMTHITTA, DEC. 13.The Kerala Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, has said that the State Government has entrusted the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) with the task of preparing an exhaustive project for providing basic facilities to Sabarimala ...
Short-film workshop for women
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 13. The Visual Media Cooperative Society would organise a two-month-long workshop on documentary and short film making for women, in the city from February 24 to April 25. The society president, V.K. Joseph, told ...
MGP office phone numbers released
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 13. The Government on Friday released the telephone numbers of the Modernising Government Program (MGP) Mission Office at Sastra Bhavan, Pattom. The numbers are 544973 and 544974, an official release said. These were ...
Thambi Durai, Thalavai Sundaram dropped
CHENNAI, DEC. 13 In another sudden reshuffle tenth since the AIADMK came to power in May 2001 the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, tonight dropped two senior members of the Cabinet, M. Thambi Durai (Education), and Thalavai Sundaram ...
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka officials discuss STF operations
CHENNAI, DEC. 13.The Security Adviser to the Karnataka Government and the chiefs of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka police met here today to "discuss the joint operations of the STF" to nab the forest brigand, Veerappan, who has been eluding the police ...
224 corporate houses keen on wasteland development
CHENNAI, DEC. 13.The Wasteland Development Programme of the Tamil Nadu Government has generated interest in a large number of corporate houses, which wanted to take land for agribusiness, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, said today. Addressing ...
Take census of child labour, SHRC tells Govt.
CHENNAI, DEC. 13.As part of its efforts at eliminating child labour, the State Human Rights Commission has suggested to the Tamil Nadu Government that it take a census within three months. It could also consider forming a separate department for ...
Arch-rivals not keen on Mayoral poll now
CHENNAI, DEC. 13. Even though the DMK is opposed to the AIADMK's attempts at securing a "backdoor entry" for its losing candidate, N. Balaganga, to become the Chennai Mayor, the party is unprepared for an election immediately. Indeed, it is ...
Contractors prevented from submitting applications
CHENNAI, DEC. 13. Chennai Corporation's new "centralised and transparent" tender processing system ran into trouble today with a group of rowdy elements preventing more than 100 contractors from filing bids for Rs. 2.5-crore road work, at Ripon ...
Varsity probe, culmination of groupism and bickering
CHENNAI, DEC. 13. The `visitation' (enquiry) ordered by the Government into ``flouting of reservation norms and malpractices" in the appointment of about 70 lecturers in the Madras University is a culmination of two years of bickering and trading ...
Decoy mothers to check misuse of scan centres
CHENNAI, DEC. 13.Plans are afoot to use decoy mothers, as in Punjab and Haryana, to check misuse of pre-natal diagnostic scan centres, according to officials at the Directorate of Medical Services. There are 1,972 registered centres in the State, ...
Rs. 1-lakh award for table tennis gold medallist
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 13. The Education and Tourism Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, today announced that a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh would be presented to the 11-year-old Susan Magi in recognition of her distinct performance at the 64th national table ...
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