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Top naxal killed for `covert operations'
GUNTUR, NOV. 7. The interview to a few select journalists turned out to be the last for Siraj alias Azad, the deputy commander of the Krishnapatti dalam of the outlawed People's War (PW), as members of the PW's Nalgonda district committee ...
Six polio cases in Kurnool
KURNOOL, NOV. 7.Out of 39 suspected cases, six have tested positive for the polio wild virus in Kurnool district. Special focus is being laid on the six villages and 36 other surrounding villages during the sub-national immunisation days from ...
APCLC leader returns home, denies he was abducted
HYDERABAD, NOV. 7. The alleged kidnap of the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) president, G. Laxman, took an interesting turn when he returned home on Friday evening and disputed the allegations of abduction while maintaining that ...
Focus on official agenda at Cabinet meet likely
HYDERABAD, NOV. 7.All eyes are focussed on Saturday's Cabinet meeting which has assumed a crucial dimension since its abrupt timing has further stoked speculation that the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, will advance the elections. But, ...
TRS not a big player, says APCC chief
BHIMAVARAM, NOV. 7. The APCC president, D. Srinivas, on Friday said the Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) was not a political force to reckon with. "I don't want to attach any political significance to the TRS,'' the PCC chief said at a media ...
Tirumala temple to be closed during eclipse
TIRUMALA, NOV. 7. The Lord Venkateswara shrine in Tirumala will be closed on account of lunar eclipse from 7 p.m. on November 8 to 9 a.m. the next day (November 9). In this connection, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has either ...
RR Dt. Children's film fete begins
HYDERABAD, NOV. 7. It was a day of children, by children and for them alone. That was how the inaugural of the Ranga Reddy district Children's Film Festival took place on the city outskirts on Friday in what was a prelude to the 13th ...
CM stresses need to check infant mortality rate
HYDERABAD, NOV. 7. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Friday underlined the need for checking infant mortality rate in the State in the wake of the thrust being given to small family norm in a big way. He also asked the medical ...
The crucial identity factor
In any murder case, identification of the body is crucial for the progress of investigation. Notwithstanding the shrewdness of the accused, several mysterious murder cases were cracked once the victims' identity was established. The Panjagutta ...
Poojary takes objection to Jayalalithaa's statement
BANGALORE, NOV. 7. The president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), B. Janardhan Poojary, on Friday took exception to the statement reportedly made by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa, on the Cauvery dispute on ...
Arrested SI's quarters raided, documents seized
GULBARGA, NOV. 7. The raid conducted by a team of senior police officials on the quarters where the arrested police sub-inspector, Girish Lokanath Mattannavar, stayed in Narona village in Gulbarga district, has reportedly established that ...
11 Education Dept. staff killed in road accident
HASSAN, NOV. 7. In a gruesome accident, 11 persons were killed when the jeep in which they were travelling was rammed by a lorry near Basavarajapura Gate on Halebeed-Belur Road in Belur taluk of Hassan district on Friday afternoon. The jeep ...
Farmer poisons family, ends life
KOLAR, NOV. 7. A farmer poisoned three of his family members before committing suicide at Kanajenahali village near Chikkaballapur on Thursday night. Shubhakara (36), who owned over six acres of land, was said to have borrowed over Rs. 1 lakh ...
`The Hindu worthy of emulation'
BANGALORE, NOV. 7. The noted economist and former MP, K. Venkatagiri Gowda, has said that the objectivity and dispassionateness of The Hindu were worthy of emulation by other newspapers. In his message on the occasion of the 125th ...
Antony takes up State's demands with PM
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 7. The Kerala Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, seeking commencement of work on the Vallarpadam international container terminal, upgradation of the ...
`I' faction claims support of 27 MLAs
KOCHI, NOV. 7. The Karunakaran faction today claimed that it had the support of 27 MLAs, even as it `expelled' P.J. Joy from the camp. N. Venugopal, KPCC general secretary, and a frontline leader of the faction, told The Hindu that the ...
IFFK selection kicks up a row
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 7.The decision of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy to include the feature film, `Margam', directed by Rajiv Vijay Raghavan, in the International Film Festival of Kerala 2003 beginning here on December 12, has sparked ...
Leisure zone to come up at Shankhumukhom beach
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 7.
Leisure zone to come up at Shankhumukhom beach
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 7. A leisure zone is to be set up on 26 acres at the Shankhumukhom beach, one of the major tourist spots in the State capital, by the Tourism Department at an estimated cost of Rs. 4.8 crores. The zone, which is aimed ...
Antony being `childish' in blaming LDF: CPI
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 7. The State secretary of the CPI, Veliyam Bhargavan, today said it was "childish" of the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, to maintain that all his present problems were the making of the LDF. In a press release issued ...
Armed gangs spreading in rural district
ORGANISED CRIMINAL gangs thriving on hooch distillation, spirit smuggling, illegal sand-mining, extortion and goondaism have been on the rise in the rural district. These groups are known to operate in tandem with city-based gangs, providing ...
PM failed in his duty as CRA chief: CM
CHENNAI, NOV. 7. The State Government will introduce in the Assembly a resolution asking the Union Government to direct Karnataka to release water into the Cauvery, as per the Tribunal award. If this is not adhered to, the Union Government should ...
Jayalalithaa plea for support ridiculous: CPI (M)
COIMBATORE, NOV. 7. The CPI (M) today ``summarily rejected'' the Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo, Jayalalithaa's appeal for its support for formation of a non-BJP, non-Congress Government at the Centre. Terming her plea for CPI (M) assistance ...
No intention of supporting AIADMK: CPI
VEDARANYAM, NOV. 7.The CPI rejected the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa's appeal to communist parties to help form a Government at the Centre without the BJP, the Congress or the Janata Dal. The CPI had no intention of supporting the AIADMK as it ...
`Providing alternative sites will not solve problem'
CHENNAI, NOV. 7. Chennai Corporation officials, in reply to a letter from the Prime Minister's Office, held that providing alternative sites to hawkers in Chennai will not address the problems of street congestion and hygiene entirely. In his ...
TNSCB sale deeds to dwelling unit allottees
CHENNAI, NOV. 7.The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board has decided to issue sale deeds to 3,512 allottees under its eight dwelling unit schemes. This follows a recent Government order transferring the land in the localities where the schemes have ...
Garbage collection in tenements along canal
CHENNAI, NOV. 7. The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board organised a campaign to create awareness of the door-to-door garbage collection programme in the tenements along the Mambalam canal. Under the programme, tricycles will be deployed for ...
Taking their safety casually
Whenever there is a power cut or blocks in drainage or water supply pipes, they are the men who stand up braving the sun. They kneel, crawl and sweat it out. It is no exaggeration that work is murder when it comes to casual labourers. But the lack o f safety norms and proper supervision means work is quite literally murder for some of these workers as Karthik Subramanian finds out.
Speedy disposal of files will drive away corruption: CM
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 7. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today expressed concern over the attitude of the people that only when they paid money would they be able to get their matters settled and files relating to their case would be disposed in ...
`Collective consciousness, need of the hour'
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 7. The Pondicherry Chief Secretary, R.Padmanabhan, has called for collective consciousness on the part of the people at large to eradicate corruption. Inaugurating a seminar on Vigilance Awareness here today he said that ...
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