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Time not ripe for `open sky policy', says Aviation Minister
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 2. The time is not appropriate for introducing an "open sky policy'' as major commercial interests vis-a-vis the national carrier are involved, the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Minister, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, said here ...
Lorry hits roadside hut, five killed
ELURU, SEPT. 2. Five members of a family, including two children, were killed on the Eluru-Rajahmundry State highway at Dubacharla, 40 km from here, in the early hours of Tuesday when an oil tanker coming from Kakinada crashed into their roadside ...
Three hurt in police firing in Peapuly
KURNOOL, SEPT. 2.Violence erupted once again at Peapuly in Kurnool district on Tuesday where trouble started over immersion of Ganesh idol yesterday. Three persons sustained bullet injuries as the police opened fire today to control violence. ...
Terror groups outsmarting cops?
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 2. The startling revelation of Akshardham temple attackers holding a meeting in the city and the connection of a local person with the recent Mumbai blasts have brought into sharp focus the preparedness of the State Police ...
Urdu academy aims at setting up national library
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 2. It is operation save Urdu books. The Andhra Pradesh Urdu Academy has decided to come to the rescue of lakhs of Urdu books languishing on shelves of various libraries in the city. The new president of the academy, Ibrahim Bin ...
Private B.Ed colleges `fall in line'
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 2. The "threat'' from the State Government to go ahead with the existing system for admissions and fee structure into the B.Ed course in the current academic year seems to have "worked'' with the private B.Ed colleges. They ...
Sonia lauds Karnataka's dynamism in development
Suttur, (Mysore dist.), Sept. 2. The Congress president and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sonia Gandhi, praised the Non-Governmental Organisations and religious leaders for their role in implementing social welfare programmes and ...
Five more farmers end life
BELLARY, SEPT. 2. Five cases of farmers committing suicide two each in Bellary and Hassan districts and one in Shimoga district have been reported in Karnataka in the last 24 hours. The number of such cases has gone up alarmingly ...
Govt. notifies special VRS for employees
BANGALORE, SEPT. 2. The Government has issued an order notifying a Special Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for regular government employees who are identified as surplus due to restructuring of Ministries and departments. The order, issued on ...
New rules to absorb rural weightage candidates
BANGALORE, SEPT. 2. The Government has notified a new set of rules to recruit employees who were discharged in view of the recent Supreme Court verdict on rural weightage. The Government Order of August 28 called these rules Karnataka Civil ...
113 insurance complaints filed
BANGALORE, SEPT. 2. Lack of awareness of the institution of ombudsman in the insurance sector is one of the reasons for the number of complaints being very few in the State, according to G.R. Reddy, Insurance Ombudsman, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka ...
Cloud seeding from today
BANGALORE, SEPT. 2. The aircraft from Weather Modification Inc. of the U.S., involved in Project Varuna, was grounded on Tuesday for routine maintenance. The aircraft will now be stationed in Hubli for one week for extensive seeding operations in ...
Antony backs M.O. John in byelection
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 2. The Kerala Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, today asserted his position in Congress politics by openly backing M. O. John as the party candidate for the Ernakulam Lok Sabha by-election. Mr. Antony's unambiguous ...
High command for consensus candidate
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 2.Even as reports from Kerala suggested otherwise, the Congress high command today continued to hope that its State unit would be able to agree upon a consensus candidate for the Ernakulam Lok Sabha by-election scheduled for ...
Viswanatha Menon in the fray
KOCHI, SEPT. 2. The former CPI(M) Minister and former MP from the Ernakulam constituency, V. Viswanatha Menon, will contest the Ernakulam Lok Sabha by-election, with the support of the `rebel CPI(M)'. Mr. Menon's candidature was announced by ...
Menon's entry a blow to CPI(M)
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 2.A very major imponderable has been added to the contest in the Ernakulam Lok Sabha by-election with the veteran Communist leader, V. Viswanatha Menon's entry into the fray. Mr. Menon, a leader of pre-independence ...
VHS staff on warpath
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 2.The All-Kerala Vocational Higher Secondary Staff Association staged a dharna before the Secretariat today demanding the implementation of special rules, PF, etc. Their demands included the principal's post for VHSE ...
Poor results will dominate principals' meet
CHENNAI, SEPT. 2.Engineering college principals in Tamil Nadu are bracing themselves for a face-off with Anna University authorities at a September 6 meeting, especially over results of the last examinations. In at least a dozen self-financing ...
CM calls for paradigm shift in development programmes
TIRUCHI, SEPT. 2. Economic self-determination and freedom from dependence are essential prerequisites for true empowerment of women. It can be achieved only by giving them equal access to education and entrepreneurship, the Chief Minister, ...
Malaysian Navy vessels arrive on goodwill visit
CHENNAI, SEPT. 2. Two Malaysian Navy vessels docked in the Chennai port as part of a goodwill visit to India. The German-built multipurpose command support ship, Indera Sakti, and a naval survey vessel, Perantau, will anchor here for the ...
SCV alleges illegal telecast of KTV channel
CHENNAI, SEPT. 2.A different kind of struggle between the multi-system operators emerged in Chennai today. On Tuesday afternoon, the SCV started scrolling a message telling viewers of the KTV, if they were under the Hathway operators, that the ...
140 children's home inmates hospitalised
CHENNAI, SEPT. 2. About 140 children staying in a private children's home near Tirumullaivoyal were admitted with cholera symptoms to the Communicable Diseases hospital, Tondiarpet here, and seven of them were confirmed to have contracted the ...
Viewer still not clear about STB economics
CHENNAI, SEPT. 2. One question most cable TV viewers were asking on Tuesday was: "What is the exact expenditure incurred on purchase of an STB?" Complaints poured in from various parts of the city that cable TV operators were charging more than ...
Corporation removes encroachments at Villivakkam
CHENNAI, SEPT. 2. Continuing with its eviction drive, the Chennai Corporation today removed nearly 30 structures close to the Villivakkam bus terminus that were encroaching on the road space. Concrete structures along Sivan Koil North Mada ...
Cong. workers lobbying for RS seat
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 2. Election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Pondicherry is scheduled to be held on September 29. According to a communication from the Election Commission the poll notification would be issued on September 11. While the ...
Civic officials demand Uppanar bridge closure
CUDDALORE, SEPT. 2. The ancient metallic bridge across the Uppanar, lying adjacent to the Anna bridge in the heart of town, is in bad shape. And yet, a number of shops in thatched sheds have come up on the bridge unauthorisedly. The bridge, ...
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