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CPI(M) protest turns violent
HYDERABAD, FEB. 24. The State-wide demonstrations organised by the CPI (M) to protest against the alleged failure of the Andhra Pradesh Government in tackling the severe drought took a violent turn in Hyderabad, Anantapur and a few other places ...
HMWSSB helpless as illegal drawal of water continues
HYDERABAD, FEB. 24. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board is at its wits end unable to check people from indulging in illegal drawal of water using electric motors. Interestingly, the Board which unearthed 250 such cases ...
Major facelift for Clock Tower in Secunderabad
HYDERABAD, FEB. 24. The Clock Tower in Secunderabad is in for a facelift. Plans are under way to restore the pristine glory of the 240-year-old landmark at a cost of Rs. 80 lakhs. The Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) has decided to ...
Minister injured in accident
BIJAPUR, FEB. 24. The Karnataka Urban Development Minister, D.K. Shivkumar, suffered a minor head injury when his car met with an accident on the outskirts of Bijapur early today. Mr. Shivakumar, who was first admitted to the BLDE Medical ...
Krishna promises pro-people Budget
BANGALORE, FEB. 24. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today indicated that the coming State Budget would be pro-people, with the emphasis on appropriate measures for the welfare of farmers, rural people, and the common man. He told presspersons ...
Help BMP schools, citizens urged
BANGALORE, FEB. 24.The Commissioner of the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), M.R. Srinivas Murthy, today urged citizens' groups to "adopt" BMP schools and come forward with non-financial assistance for their students. He was speaking at the ...
Rag-picker bludgeoned to death in Banashankari
BANGALORE, FEB. 24. A 40-year-old rag-picker was bludgeoned to death on a vacant site on K.R. Road in Banashankari police station limits on Saturday. According to police, Kamala, a rag-picker and mother of seven children, was staying on a ...
LDF MLAs stage dharna outside House
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 24 The tribal land issue continued to rock the Kerala Assembly today with the Opposition staging a walkout from the House and staging a dharna outside the Assembly hall alleging police brutality in tribal colonies in ...
Tribals restless with more forces moving in
PALAKKAD, FEB. 24.Close on the heels of Muthanga, tension is building up at Pullumedu in the Nelliampathy Orange Farm where 156 tribal families have put up huts since September last. The Government has sent more police force to the area and the ...
101-hour farmers' dharna gets under way
KOLLAM, FEB. 24.Farmers under the banner of the Kerala Karshaka Sanghom today began a 101-hour dharna in front of the District Collectorate here as part of their Statewide agitation to press for their various demands. The former Minister and ...
Waste recovery project goes on stream today
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 24. The Resource Recovery Facility, the pilot programme of the ambitious Rs. 71-lakh zero waste Kovalam project of the Kerala Tourism, set up in the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (IHMCT) to educate ...
'CM made no specific promises'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 24. Taking suo motu action on media reports of certain promises reportedly made by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, during her poll campaign in Sattankulam, the Election Commission today sought a report from ...
'Bid to attack Mahendran'
SATTANKULAM, FEB. 24. The Congress has alleged that an attempt was made today to attack its candidate in the Sattankulam Assembly byelection, A. Mahendran, but his driver, who intervened, received the blow and was admitted to hospital, hours ...
Hearing adjourned on AIADMK's petition against The Hindu
CHENNAI, FEB. 24.Hearing on the AIADMK's petition in the Madras High Court seeking a temporary injunction ``restraining The Hindu from publishing articles, caricatures, news items, etc., without prior permission'', was today adjourned to ...
It's quite dicey in Sattankulam
CHENNAI, FEB. 24. A straight electoral fight between the AIADMK and the Congress would normally turn out to be a pushover for the ruling party. But, Sattankulam, land of bananas, tucked away in a cranny of Tuticorin district, is clearly dicey. ...
Wealth Case Hearing: Jaya exempted from personal appearance
CHENNAI, FEB. 24.Posting the `disproportionate wealth case' against Jayalalithaa for questioning the accused under Section 313 Cr.P.C., for tomorrow (Tuesday), a special court today allowed her petition seeking to exempt her from personal ...
Special police team to curb rowdyism
CHENNAI, FEB. 24. A special team has been formed to curb rowdyism on the city outskirts, in the wake of the murder of a tannery owner at Chromepet by criminals operating a protection money `mafia'. Seven persons surrendered in court in ...
A fishing device to wean away villagers
CHENNAI, FEB. 17.Thanks to the efforts by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Chinnandikuppam fishermen are a cheerful lot today. Till a few years ago, the inhabitants of this small fishing hamlet, near Neelankarai on the ...
HC stays final decision on privatisation of conservancy in two zones
CHENNAI, FEB. 24. The Madras High Court has directed the Chennai Corporation not to take any final decision on the proposed privatisation of conservancy operations in Kilpauk and Nungambakkam Zones. In an interim order on a writ petition filed ...
`Shuddham' extended to more areas
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 24. The French Consul General, Michel Seguy, inaugurated the extended programme of Shuddham zero garbage project in the white town area, on Sunday morning. Mr. Seguy, who put waste into one of the baskets on a ...
`Make use of IT for speedy excise collection, says VC
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 24. The Excise department must make use of information technology to expedite collection of duty from targeted groups, the Pondicherry University Vice-Chancellor, V.T. Patil, said today. The Excise authorities should widen ...
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