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IAS officers reshuffled
HYDERABAD, JUNE 19. In a major reshuffle of IAS officers, the State Government has transferred several of them, including Collectors of a few districts, on Thursday. The Ranga Reddy Collector, Ajay Jain, has been transferred to Kurnool, ...
NGO founder shot dead by naxals, guesthouse blasted
HYDERABAD, JUNE 19. The police and naxalites of the People's War (PW) were engaged in gunfights at three places in Warangal and Karimnagar districts on Thursday. However, there was no loss of life. Elsewhere, the PW activists blasted a forest ...
MCH mulls bus service to go with MMTS
HYDERABAD, JUNE 19.Now that the Multi Modal Transit System is fast heading for completion, the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad is exploring the possibilities of extending its reach to unserved areas through a dedicated bus corridor. It is ...
IT initiatives to check power theft
HYDERABAD, JUNE 19. As part of the efforts to improve services to consumers and control power theft, the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Ltd has launched a series of information technology initiatives in its ...
Kidney sale racket busted, 13 held
HYDERABAD, JUNE 19. A racket involving trade in human kidneys was busted by the city police with the arrest of six brokers and seven prospective donors here on Thursday. The involvement of some corporate hospitals, Government officials and ...
Bangalore to have 'smart materials' centre
BANGALORE, JUNE 19. The Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, V.K. Aatre, said here today that industrial micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) would be established in the city. Also called `smart materials', the MEMS are an emerging ...
Sankeshwar launches 'Kannada Nadu'
HUBLI, JUNE 19.Vijay Sankeshwar, who recently resigned from the BJP and his Dharwad North Lok Sabha seat, today launched his regional party, "Kannada Nadu". Mr. Sankeshwar announced here today the first list of office-bearers of the party with ...
AIJD to protest delay in completion of rail project
RAICHUR, JUNE 19. The Secretary-General of the All-India Janata Dal (AIJD), Basavaraj Rayareddy, said on Wednesday that his party would stage taluk-level rallies in Koppal and Raichur districts in July to protest against the failure of the State ...
Panel wants `right to silence' modified
HUBLI, JUNE 19. The right not to be compelled to testify against oneself, given to the accused, popularly known as the right to silence, is a universally recognised phenomenon which has been enshrined under Article 14 of the International ...
`Rs. 90 cr. set aside for modernisation of bus stands'
KOLAR, JUNE 19. The Government has embarked on a project of modernising bus stands in the State, the Minister for Transport, B.Ramanath Rai, has said. Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr. Rai said that over Rs. 90 crore had been ...
Stone slabs posing danger to pedestrians
BANGALORE, JUNE 19. Outer ring roads formed on the periphery of the City have almost become parts of it, especially in South Bangalore, because of the boom in real estate activities, which have lead to a number of layouts coming up adjacent to ...
'Marriage' of minor girl prevented
BANGALORE, JUNE 19.On being alerted, the staff of the Makkala Sahaya Vani and Sriramapuram Police prevented the "marriage" of a minor girl with her maternal uncle on Wednesday. According to police, a couple residing in Dayanandanagar in ...
Students resent abnormal increase in bus pass rate
BANGALORE, JUNE 19. There has been resentment among college students about the abnormal increase in student bus pass rates issued by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, particularly for engineering and medical students. While it ...
Governor calls for more support to Scouts
BANGALORE, JUNE 19. The Governor, T.N.Chaturvedi, on Thursday called for active involvement of elected representatives in the Bharat Scouts and Guides movement in the State. He appealed to MPs, MLAs, corporators, and members of zilla and taluk ...
KSOU Dean on expert panel
BANGALORE, JUNE 19. The Chairman, Distance Education Council (DEC-IGNOU) of India, has appointed Chambi Puranik, Dean (Academic), KSOU, as member of the expert committee to visit the State open universities in the country and evaluate the impact ...
Decision on power cut put off
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 19. With the storage level in the hydel reservoirs of the State still precarious, the KSEB is on the horns of a dilemma whether or not to go for a power cut. Top officials of the KSEB met here today in the presence of ...
Re-carpeting of runway to start on Nov. 1
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 19. The re-carpeting of the 3,398-metre-long runway of the International Airport, being taken up by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of over Rs. 13 crores in view of the "wear and tear,'' would commence ...
Viral fevers running riot
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 19. Even as a rash of common fevers has surfaced in the city, afflicting children and adults alike, clinicians are taking no chances in ensuring that the infections are not of a life- threatening type. Doctors say that ...
Distribution of Ayurveda medicine kits opposed
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 19. The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) has urged the State and Central Governments to withdraw the proposed move of the Union Health Ministry to distribute Ayurveda and Unani medicines through sub ...
1,000-MW plant coming up at Tuticorin
CHENNAI, JUNE 19. In a major initiative to provide improved, uninterrupted power supply for southern Tamil Nadu, the Neyveli Lignite Corporation and the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board today signed an agreement for setting up a 1000-MW thermal plant ...
Kalam calls for research on Tiruvalluvar era milieu
CHENNAI, JUNE 19. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today appealed to experts to unearth 2,000-year-old original palm manuscripts containing `Tirukkural', and conduct research into the social milieu in which the author, Tiruvalluvar, ...
President charts road map for development
KANCHEEPURAM, JUNE 19. ``We have to concentrate on the five areas of education and health care, agriculture and food processing, information and communication technology, infrastructure like water supply and power generation and the manufacturing ...
'Make cancer treatment affordable'
CHENNAI, JUNE 19.Cancer cure and research in the dreaded disease are the future challenges of the medical fraternity, the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, said today. Inaugurating the `Paterson Cancer Center' on the Vijaya Health Centre premises ...
DMK wins Bhavanisagar panchayat chief post
CHENNAI, JUNE 19.The DMK won the post of town panchayat president at Bhavanisagar, while the AIADMK candidate was declared elected for the post at Coutrallam in the `casual' elections held on June 18. The AIADMK won a majority of the wards in ...
Corporation appoints six firms to monitor quality
CHENNAI, JUNE 19. In the face of severe criticism from all quarters about the quality of road works, the Chennai Corporation has appointed six consultancy agencies to monitor the quality of roads. The consultants will inspect the places where ...
4 more held for demanding exorbitant interest
CHENNAI, JUNE 19. The list of moneylenders getting booked by the police for demanding exorbitant rates of interest is growing with the arrest of four more persons. Rajasekaran, running a scrap iron shop at the Tondiarpet market, took a loan of ...
Centre welcomes joint ventures in renewable energy
CHENNAI, JUNE 19.Faced with the daunting need for an additional one lakh MW of energy in the next 10 years and anecessity for eco-friendly systems, the Centre has invited foreign direct investment in the renewable energy sector. "We will ...
Corporal punishment not justified: parents
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 19. In the wake of the recent incident of a Standard V student of a private school here suffering `severe beating' at the hands of his teacher, parents have said that corporal punishment was not justified. If students were found ...
Rangasamy inspects Sedarapet site
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 19.The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today visited Sedarapet village in Villianoor commune panchayat limits as part of the efforts of the Pondicherry Administration to set up a Special Economic Zone. The Chief Minister was ...
More varsities must offer defence studies : Malkani
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 19. The Pondicherry Lt Governor, K. R. Malkani, today appealed to universities and colleges in the country to offer courses in defence studies as presently only very few universities were offering such courses. Inaugurating a ...
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