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Narrow escape for train passengers
HYDERABAD, JAN. 4. Passengers aboard the Charminar Express coming to the city from Chennai had a miraculous escape when a wheel of an air-conditioned coach in the train "jumped the rails" near Cherlapalli, about 25 km from here on Sunday. The ...
'Peace must for development of Telangana'
SANTHINAGAR, JAN. 4.The BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, said here today that sustained peace alone will ensure development of the Telangana region. Addressing a public meeting in the Alampur constituency of Mahabubnagar district, Mr. Naidu ...
Medicos term Kodela's threat a cheap trick
HYDERABAD, JAN. 4. The Joint Action Committee of Andhra Pradesh Junior Doctors' Association, which is spearheading the strike that entered the 24th day, on Sunday termed the Health Minister, Kodela Sivaprasad Rao's threat to evict them from ...
Roshan Baig submits resignation
BANGALORE, JAN. 4. The Minister for Small-Scale Industries and Haj, R. Roshan Baig, has sent in his resignation to the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, who had resisted the demands for his exit over the fake stamp paper racket issue. According to ...
Ex-judge favours Act to curb atrocities against women
BANGALORE, JAN. 4. K. Chennabasappa, former judge, said today that a special Act to curb atrocities against women should be passed, which should include "acid attacks" as one of the crimes against women. Participating as one of the jury members ...
Congress formula to end crisis after talks
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 4.A decision on the proposed formula for breaking the deadlock in the Kerala unit of the Congress would be taken only after the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, holds direct talks with the senior Congress leader, K. ...
One killed, 31 injured in three accidents
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 4. A 28-year-old woman was killed and 31 persons were injured in three separate road accidents in the district today. Smitha Franklin was killed when the motorcycle on which she was riding pillion was hit by a KSRTC ...
28.36 lakh children given polio vaccine
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 4. An estimated 28.36 lakh children under five years of age in the district were administered oral polio vaccines as part of the nation-wide Pulse Polio programme. According to official figures, the massive exercise ...
Kerala, Tamil Nadu agree on revising water accord
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 4.Kerala and Tamil Nadu have reached a broad agreement on revising the Parambikulam Aliyar inter-State river water agreement by March. The accord was reached at a ministerial-level discussion held here today. After ...
Mohan, Sampath dropped
CHENNAI, JAN. 4.A Raj Bhavan release said the Ministers were dropped with "immediate effect", "on the advice of the Chief Minister." The portfolios held by Mr.Mohan Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection, Price Control and Statistics ...
Gauge conversion may be completed by February
THANJAVUR, JAN. 4.Gauge conversion in the entire Southern Railway is likely to be completed by 2006, A.K.Moorthy, Minister of State for Railways, said today. Speaking to presspersons here, he said major works would be taken up in 2004-2005. As ...
Estimated 95 per cent covered in first phase of pulse polio
CHENNAI, JAN. 4. The first round of this year's Pulse Polio Immunisation programme today is likely to achieve a high coverage in the State, out of the targeted 73 lakh children below five years. The final figures are still to be consolidated, ...
Title conferred on dancer
CHENNAI, JAN. 4. The Indian Fine Arts Society today conferred the title ``Natya Kalasikhamani'' on Adyar K. Lakshman on the occasion of its 71st music conference and festival which concluded here today. Presenting the `Birudu and insignia' on ...
Awards for sabha secretaries
CHENNAI, JAN. 4. Sabha secretaries were today presented awards in recognition of their contribution to the music festival at the inaugural of the Sri Bhairavi Gana Sabha's music festival, here today. The secretaries of the Sri Parthasarathy ...
Promote tourism in Pondy, private sector told
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 4. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today called upon the private sector to promote tourism in Pondicherry. Inaugurating the four-day 12th international yoga festival organised by Department of Tourism here, Mr. Rangasamy ...
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