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Singareni talks delicately poised
HYDERABAD, JAN. 19. The Singareni Parirakshana Committee, comprising six major trade unions, has threatened to implement its indefinite strike call from January 22 notwithstanding the partial headway made on some demands in Saturday's talks with ...
No fiscal discipline in State: Rosaiah
KHAMMAM, JAN. 19. Fiscal discipline in the State is at stake as non-plan expenditure is on the rise, according to K. Rosaiah, chief spokesman of the Congress (I), here on Sunday. Talking to mediapersons here, he said the Government had reduced ...
Resident by post, non-resident by fate
HYDERABAD, JAN. 19. As per the records, they are resident medical officers (RMOs). Interestingly, none of the 11 RMOs of Osmania General Hospital resides within the hospital premises as laid down in the rules. The reason is simple. Not a ...
`Conversion' attempt leads to tension
MYSORE, JAN. 19. Tension prevailed near the Devaraja market here as an alleged attempt of forcible conversion led to a controversy. Twenty people were arrested in this connection. While the VHP alleged that a few of their members feigned as ...
Lessen dependence on Govt.: Krishna
MANGALORE, JAN. 19. Society and religious institutions should on their own start development work if it is difficult to get Government help, the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, has said. Speaking after inaugurating the first-ever convention of ...
Bangalore the `favourite ITES Hotspot'
BANGALORE, JAN. 19. In 2002, Bangalore emerged as the "favourite ITES Hotspot'' with a growing number of global IT-Enabled Services companies setting up operations or about to do so here. This recognition for the City comes from the ...
Rs. 8,000-cr. investment offers in GIM
KOCHI, JAN. 19.The two-day Global Investor Meet, which announced confidently that Kerala's mindset has changed drastically and which h saw firm investment commitments of roughly Rs. 8,000 crores, came to an end late this evening in an upbeat ...
Rs. 500-crore e-city for Kochi
KOCHI, JAN. 19.A major outcome of the Global Investor Meet (GIM), Gulf Malayalis and nationals of UAE and other Gulf countries have decided to set up an e-city in Kochi. Announcing this at a media briefing at the GIM venue on Sunday in the ...
Ambika Varma dead
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 19. Ambika Varma, mother of the adopted princess of the erstwhile Travancore royal family, Lekha Parvathi Bayi, died at the Regional Cancer Centre at 1-30 p.m. today after a prolonged illness. She was 56. A member of ...
Meet fails to end Stalin-Azhagiri row
CHENNAI, JAN. 19. A meeting of the DMK leadership with Madurai Corporation councillors here today failed to resolve the factional rivalry centring round M. K. Stalin and M. K. Azhagiri, sons of the party president, M. Karunanidhi. However, as a ...
Unwieldy, ill-planned scheme turns sour
THANJAVUR, JAN. 19. No ``populist scheme'' introduced by the Government has become so unpopular as the noon meal programme launched for farmers and farm labourers. The demand for supply of rice, instead of food, is growing even as the scheme ...
Where facilities exist only on paper
CHENNAI, JAN. 19. Petitions to the Grievance Cell of the State Assembly can sometimes be an exercise in futility, for they simply cite statistics furnished by the local body to the residents, as those living in a Southern suburb have found. ...
Top priority to tourism promotion: Rangasamy
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 19. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said the Government would accord top priority to promotion of tourism in Pondicherry. Presiding over the valedictory programme of the week-long art festival, conducted by the ...
`Pondy should turn out more IAS officers'
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 19. The Chief Minister, N. Ranagasamy, today said a centre to train students appearing for competitive examinations would be started soon. Inaugurating a special coaching centre for students appearing for civil service ...
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