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PW bid to kidnap MLA foiled
ANANTAPUR, JUNE 23. People's War naxalites made a vain bid to kidnap the TDP legislator, A. Saradamba, from Kalyandurg in Anantapur district on Monday evening. One person was killed when naxals opened fire on villagers in Rallanantapuram of ...
DA hike for Govt. staff
HYDERABAD, JUNE 23. Dearness allowance (DA) has been enhanced with effect from January 1, 2003, to Andhra Pradesh State Government employees and teachers of affiliated degree colleges, both aided and university. For village administrative ...
CM sounds early LS poll alert
HYDERABAD, JUNE 23. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, today advised his Ministers to factor in the possibility of early elections to Parliament while grounding the Cabinet-approved schemes and programmes for bestowing benefits to one ...
77,399 CET candidates assigned ranks
BANGALORE, JUNE 23. As many as 77,399 candidates have been assigned ranks in the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to the Karnataka State's engineering, medical, and dental colleges. The test results were announced here on Monday. As many ...
Allum Veerabhadrappa made Minister
BANGALORE, JUNE 23. In a surprise move on Monday, the Karnataka Chief Minister, S. M. Krishna, carried out a small expansion of his 44-month-old Ministry re-inducting the former KPCC President, Allum Veerabhadrappa. The Governor, T. N. ...
Seat selection process from July 10
BANGALORE, JUNE 23. The Minister for Higher Education, G.Parameshwar, has said that the seat selection process will commence on July 10. This, however, will depend on the court verdict. Dr. Parameshwar told presspersons at the CET Cell here ...
Karunakaran for probe into Marad violence
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 23. The veteran Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, today demanded an independent inquiry into the Marad violence. Addressing a face-to-face programme, organised by the Kesari Journalist Trust, Mr. Karunakaran said the ...
Additional load-shedding lifted
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 23. The Kerala State Electricity Board lifted the 30-minute additional load-shedding in the rural areas of the State today, following the continuing spell of good rainfall in the catchment areas of all hydel ...
Assembly passes General Sales Tax Bill
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 23. The Assembly on Monday passed the Kerala General Sales Tax (Third Amendment) Bill seeking to reintroduce additional sales tax on various commodities. The additional tax will be 15 per cent of the sales tax payable ...
Karunanidhi calls on Azhagiri
TIRUCHI, JUNE 23. Nearly a month after his elder son, M.K. Azhagiri, was interned in the central prison here in the Kiruttinan murder case, his father and DMK president, M. Karunanidhi, visited him today. Most of the family members, including ...
`Review panel exercise a belated eyewash'
VELLORE, JUNE 23. The Congress Jananayaka Peravai leader, P. Chidambaram, today described the setting up of a `review committee' to look into complaints of misuse of the Prevention of Terrorism Act as a ``time-wasting tactic'' by the ...
Abhinav's father notes discrepancies in post-mortem report
CHENNAI, JUNE 23. Even as investigation is on into the death of Ramu Abhinav, Standard X student of the Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School here, a fresh controversy has cropped up over post-mortem on the body of the boy, who was found ...
We have faith in Acharya's moves: BJP
KARUR, JUNE 23. The Kanchi Acharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswati's fresh proposals and the `initial positive response' from the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board bode well for finding a solution to the Ayodhya issue, the BJP national secretary, L. ...
Corpn. Town Planning records room in disarray
CHENNAI, JUNE 23. It would be a miracle if anyone could trace their building plan approval and related property documents in the cramped Town Planning section of the Chennai Corporation. The department situated on the ground floor of the Golden ...
Two held for charging exorbitant interest
CHENNAI, JUNE 23. The Washermanpet police on Sunday arrested two persons, including a woman, for charging exorbitant interest from borrowers. Dhanalakshmi (43) and Puthiaraj (19) of Moolakothalam, Washermanpet, were arrested following a ...
Online auction put off to Wednesday
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 23. The auction of licences for retail sale of arrack, scheduled to be held through Internet, was put off to Wednesday following `technical snags' in accessing the web site. As soon as the prospective licensees approached ...
`Recognise STs in Pondy'
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 23. The Pondicherry Scheduled Tribes People's Federation today presented a memorandum to the Chairman of the National Commission for SCs and STs, Bijai Shankar Sastri, seeking recognition of the STs residing in Pondicherry and ...
Midnight arrest, a slur on teaching community: PTA
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 23.The midnight arrest of a teacher of the Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School last week for the alleged caning of a student is a `slur' on the entire teacher community, said the Parents Teachers Association of the ...
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