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Adoption: probe reveals more shady deals
HYDERABAD, DEC. 25. Police investigations into the child adoption racket which rocked the State last year have shown that some of the "adoption'' agencies had actually "kidnapped'' children and sold them for money. The chargesheet filed ...
Jobless weaver ends life
KARIMNAGAR: A powerloom weaver committed suicide by hanging due to unemployment and ill-health in Sircilla town on Tuesday. Reports reaching here said that the weaver, M. Shankar (58), was not getting employment since the last three months on ...
Mallikarjun cremated with State honours
HYDERABAD, DEC. 25. The last rites of the former Union Minister and former PCC president, Mallikarjun, were held at Nallagandla village near here on Wednesday with State honours. A large number of followers and senior leaders of the Congress ...
OU may withdraw autonomy to some campus colleges
HYDERABAD, DEC. 24. Osmania University is likely to do away with the autonomy given to some of the campus colleges during the D.C. Reddy regime given the opposition to it and the "not so enthusiastic'' attitude of the administration concerned. ...
CM promises to increase funds for repair of churches
HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, organised a get-together for the Christian community on the occasion of Christmas here on Wednesday. Mr. Naidu cut a cake and later addressed the gathering wherein he praised the Christian ...
Govt. gesture to Sikhs
HYDERABAD, DEC. 25. The State Government has agreed to give Rs. 50 lakhs and allot five acres of land in Ranga Reddy district for the Sikh community to construct a building in honour of Guru Govind Singh, said T. Devender Goud, Home Minister. ...
Skyway Bridge, an engineering marvel
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. When the cable-stayed bridge over the railway tracks at Krishnarajapuram is opened to traffic as scheduled on January 26, it will be more than a new landmark in Bangalore. The cables themselves, the pylons supporting them, ...
CAG detects revenue loss of Rs. 692 crores
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India has discovered a revenue loss of Rs. 692.97 crore to the State Government for 2000-01 in 2,062 cases. The records inspected by the CAG included that of sales tax, excise, taxes ...
New Chief Secy: Caste may have a big say
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. For the second time this year, the Chief Minister, S.M.Krishna, will have to select a senior IAS officer as Chief Secretary. The incumbent, A.Ravindra, will be retiring at the end of the month after having served as head of ...
Govt. under pressure to ease out KSPCB chief?
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. He has tried hard to bring several polluting industries under check and made serious efforts to constantly test the ambient air quality in Bangalore and make the air more breathable for citizens. He is also likely to be ...
Programme to expose children on advances in science
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. A special programme called "Science for schoolchildren'' has been organised during the five-day 90th Indian Science Congress to be held from January 3, 2003 on the Jnana Bharati campus, Bangalore University, here. The ...
Pampa Action Plan: Centre asks for report
PATHANAMTHITTA, DEC. 25. The Union Minister of State for Urban Development, O. Rajagopal, who heads a Central team on the proposed Pampa Action Plan (PAP), has said that the Union Government would sanction the project aimed at checking pollution ...
BJP chief's statement flayed
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25. The IUML all-India general secretary, E. Ahmed, today criticised the BJP president, Venkaiah Naidu, for his new line of `cultural nationalism'. In a statement here, Mr. Ahmed said that the cultural nationalism ...
Call for steps to eliminate mosquitoes
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25.An entomological survey in the Corporation wards has detected a high prevalence of mosquito vectors of Dengue and called for long-term vector control measures with community participation. The survey by M. Umarul ...
Rural police on intensive anti-hooch drive
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25.The Rural police have stepped up vigilance against the smuggling of illicit spirit into the district from across the Tamil Nadu border in view of the whopping domestic demand for liquor during the Christmas-New Year ...
X'mas celebrated with traditional gaiety
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25.Special prayers, holy mass, distribution of sweets, carol singing and family get-togethers marked Christmas celebrations in the city. The churches in and around the city conducted midnight mass on Tuesday. The ...
Diversion of Bhavani water improper: CM
CHENNAI, DEC. 25. Tamil Nadu has strongly opposed the Kerala move to divert water from the Bhavani, a tributary of the Cauvery. The move, Tamil Nadu fears, will adversely affect the irrigation and drinking water needs of Coimbatore, already a ...
DMK gearing for another show of strength
CHENNAI, DEC. 25. The DMK is testing its strength at the local level and also gauging the extent of anti-AIADMK sentiment with a Statewide agitation on December 27. ``Earlier, the agitation was held at district headquarters. Now it is being ...
Bid to silence Opposition: Congress
CHENNAI, DEC. 25. The State Government is trying to gag the Opposition voice of dissent by reviving old criminal cases, Congress leaders, S. Balakrishnan and E.V.K.S. Elangovan, have said. Condemning the police action against the DPI general ...
Clogged waterways getting attention, at last
CHENNAI, DEC. 25.After having drawn the public wrath during the recent floods, the Chennai Corporation seems to have woken up to the problem of clogged waterways and stormwater drains many of which have been left unattended for years. As ...
Only manufacturer can modify vehicles for disabled
CHENNAI, DEC. 25. The Motor Vehicles Act allows for modification of vehicles for use by the disabled. But, only the manufacturer is authorised to make changes to the steering wheel, engine or brakes, and add extra wheels or hand-operated brakes ...
Malkani flags off Tibetan students' peace march
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 25. Sixty Tibetan students, including 35 girls, under the `Peace March' banner arrived here from Chennai today on a four-day camp to propagate peace. The students were led by the president of the Chennai-based Tibetan Students' ...
300 litres of rectified spirit seized
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 25. A team of officials of the Excise Department of Pondicherry raided a house at Kuruvinatham near here today and seized 300 litres of rectified spirit and also a barrel containing 100 litres of denatured spirit meant to be ...
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