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Stamp scam may dominate session
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 21. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly session beginning tomorrow promises to be a stormy one with Opposition parties, especially the Congress, sharpening their knives to target the Government on a host of issues, including the latest ...
Opposition draws up strategy for Assembly session
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 21. The fake stamp paper racket which resurfaced in the State following the arrest of the former Minister and TDP MLA, Krishna Yadav, is likely to dominate the proceedings of the monsoon session of the Assembly commencing from ...
Kodela rules out water release from N. Sagar dead storage
VIJAYAWADA, SEPT. 21. The Health Minister, Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, has ruled out the possibility of releasing water from the dead storage of Nagarjunasagar and asked Krishna delta farmers to raise kharif paddy braving the risk. Speaking to ...
Fake note racket busted
VIJAYAWADA, SEPT. 21.The Vijayawada City police busted an inter-district gang involved in printing counterfeit currency notes and circulating them in Krishna and West Godavari districts, and arrested 13 persons here today. The Police ...
It's a fact: CID can't be on the move!
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 21. One simply cannot miss the irony! Inspectors of the Crime Investigation Department, who are investigating cases like the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam, do not have vehicles. They have neither secretarial assistance nor ...
CM to canvass for Baddam
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 21. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, will campaign for the BJP candidate, Baddam Bal Reddy, on Tuesday in the Karwan Assembly constituency which is going to poll on September 26. Mr. Naidu would go round in his ...
Two 500 MW units trip at NTPC unit
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 21. Power supply in the State was partially disrupted as two 500 MW units tripped at the Simhadri plant of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) around midnight on Saturday but one of them was brought back into generation on ...
Vendor robbed in broad daylight
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 21. Two motorcycle-borne youngsters allegedly robbed a vegetable vendor, Pratap Reddy, of Rs. 6,000 cash and jewellery in broad daylight in Chandrayanagutta police station area on Sunday. A resident of Balapur, Pratap owns a ...
New abode for Jogulamba nearing completion
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 21.Not often does a temple cause the kind of pre-inauguration ripples as in the case of the Jogulamba temple in Alampur in Mahabubnagar district. The temple was in the limelight for 30 years for the objection raised by the ...
IT raids on moneylenders
MYSORE, SEPT. 21. The Income Tax authorities raided several institutions of moneylenders in Mysore and Hunsur from September 16 to 18. Highly-placed sources told The Hindu that the raids found that they were charging a high rate of ...
Two farmers commit suicide
BIDAR, SEPT. 21. Two farmers allegedly committed suicide at different places in the State in the past two days. Following loss of crop due to drought and unable to bear the burden of debt, a farmer ended his life in Bidar taluk on ...
Cloud seeding in N. Karnataka
BANGALORE, SEPT. 21.The cloud seeding operation, Project Varuna, will be undertaken in North Karnataka on Monday as "seedable clouds" have been sighted there. A note from Weather Modification Inc. (WMI), the U.S. company carrying out the ...
BWSSB to adopt rainwater harvesting
BANGALORE, SEPT. 21. Environmentally-conscious Bangaloreans can rejoice, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has decided to harvest rainwater. By now radio listeners will be familiar with the BWSSB's "save water" messages ...
Move to increase NCC quota seats under study
BANGALORE, SEPT. 21.The Minister for Higher Education, G. Parameswara, said on Sunday that he would strive to increase the number of seats in professional courses under the National Cadet Corps (NCC) quota. Attempts would be made to increase the ...
Police fire at a gang near Ilyasnagar
BANGALORE, SEPT. 21. Police fired six rounds at an armed gang of 15 persons to foil an attack on a real estate agent at Ilyasnagar on Saturday night. But there were no casualties. The gang, owing allegiance to Tanveer and headed by Ajju, ...
World Bank team to work out second generation reforms
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 21.A three-member delegation of the World Bank is scheduled to visit the State later this month to evaluate the critical requirements of the secondary-level healthcare infrastructure in the State as part of implementing ...
No bar on Speaker talking politics, says Vakkom
THRISSUR, SEPT. 21. The Speaker, Vakkom Purushothaman, today said that there was no ban on Speakers talking politics outside the Assembly. "The position of the Speaker is inside the Assembly, and there I' am impartial," Mr. Purushothaman said. ...
High stakes in Ernakulam bypoll
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 21.Rarely has a by-election evoked so much interest in Kerala and outside as the Ernakulam by-poll is doing now. It is because of the high stakes placed on its outcome by everyone from the AICC (I) leadership in New ...
China is on the road to Socialism: CPI delegation
THRISSUR, SEPT. 21.The CPI secretary, V.V. Raghavan, MP, who has just led a five-member party delegation to China, has said that his party and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) appear to be holding identical views on world affairs and issues ...
Animal trials of indigenous DNA vaccine soon
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 21.
Science education programme
SEPT. 21. `Sastraposhini,' a novel scheme to popularise science education among school students, will be launched in the State on October 2. The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, will formally inaugurate the scheme, under which one model laboratory ...
CRA meet after PM's return
CHENNAI, SEPT. 21. Notwithstanding Karnataka's objection, the distress-sharing formula worked out by the Cauvery Monitoring Committee, will be placed before the Cauvery River Authority for its approval at the next meeting. The committee, headed ...
Tamils' self-respect waning: DMK
VILLUPURAM, SEPT. 21.The DMK general secretary, K. Anbazhagan, today expressed concern at the people of Tamil Nadu being "kept in servitude and made to feel that Sanskrit is superior to other languages". Speaking on the concluding day of the ...
Diesel price hike fuels STC crisis
MADURAI, SEPT. 21.The recent hike in diesel price has caused State Transport Corporations to suffer losses to the tune of several crores a month. With no indication of a fare revision in the near future, several STCs are contemplating withdrawing ...
Forum asks bank to compensate customer
CHENNAI, SEPT. 21. A consumer forum has directed a bank to pay a compensation of Rs. 50,000 to its customer for returning a cheque erroneously though he had sufficient balance in his account. It also ordered the bank to pay Rs. 1,000 as ...
S. Rly. replaces three bridges in 9 hours
CHENNAI, SEPT. 21. Three old railway bridges on the Chennai-Arakkonam section, have been replaced in a record time of nine hours by the Southern Railway. Normally, it takes at least three months to demolish an old railway bridge and construct a ...
Lightning kills five near Madurai
MADURAI, SEPT. 21. Five persons, including three women, were killed on the spot when lightning struck them at A. Parapatti near Peraiyur in Madurai district today. According to police sources, a group of farm labourers were returning from work ...
'Carrying original papers not a solution'
CHENNAI, SEPT. 21. Motorists got a breather after the city police deferred their decision to ask drivers to carry the original driving licences from tomorrow. Though the decision to carry the original document could still be applied from a ...
100 huts gutted at Vyasarpadi
CHENNAI, SEPT. 21. A man and his son were charred to death and another person died of shock in a fire which broke out at Sanjay Nagar at Vyasarpadi in the small hours of today. The police said Samuel (45) and his son Douglas (23) were charred to ...
Housing complex opened for Customs employees
CHENNAI, SEPT. 21. A new residential complex of the Customs and Excise Ezhilagam at Perungundi, promoted by the Tamil Nadu Central Excise and Customs Employees Cooperative House Building Society, was declared open by B. Subhashan Reddy, Chief ...
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