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Coop. bank chief shoots himself
HYDERABAD, FEB. 25. The Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Charminar Cooperative Urban Bank, Syed Alamdar Hussain Sajjad Aga (52), shot himself in the head this morning. He was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills and his ...
Naxals blast police station under construction
KARIMNAGAR, FEB. 25. People's War Group naxalites blasted a police station building under construction at Pothkapalli village under Peddapalli sub-division in the early hours of Monday. The Superintendent of Police, R. S. Praveen Kumar, said ...
Poor turn-out for Ramnagar by-poll
HYDERABAD, FEB. 25. By-election to Ramnagar division of the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) was peaceful, but low voter turn-out that plagued the elections to the civic body, continued here too with a paltry 33 per cent polling recorded ...
Depositors press the panic button
HYDERABAD, FEB. 25. With a replay of the Krushi Bank fiasco playing on their minds, hundreds of depositors of the city-based Charminar Cooperative Urban Bank thronged its 24 branches in the twin cities to withdraw their monies following the ...
Gowda's victory, a severe blow to Cong.
BANGALORE, FEB. 25. The former Prime Minister, H. D. Deve Gowda's political gambit to contest the Kanakapura Lok Sabha byelection has paid off following his victory by a margin of over 53,000 votes against his Congress rival and the Cooperation ...
Tread carefully on temple issue: Gowda
TUMKUR, FEB. 25. The former Prime Minister and President, Janata Dal (Secular), H. D. Deve Gowda, has said that it is not his priority to destabilise the governments at the Centre and in the State. Mr. Gowda, who won the Lok Sabha byelection ...
Watershed project approved in nine districts
BANGALORE, FEB. 25. The State Cabinet on Monday approved a watershed development project in 4,340 villages in nine districts at a cost of Rs. 690.27 crore for which it will seek World Bank assistance. Briefing presspersons after the Cabinet ...
Manual being prepared for wildlife conservationists
The wildlife biologist, K. Ullas Karanth, is preparing a manual for wildlife researchers, managers and conservationists in tropical Asia, titled, "Monitoring Tigers and Their Prey". Published by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation ...
BJP leaders upset over bypoll loss, dissidence
Though not ready to admit it, the BJP appears to be highly upset, with trouble coming to it not in a trickle but in a torrent. The trouble has manifested itself in the form of a setback in the byelection to the Lok Sabha from Kanakapura ...
`Poll results, a referendum against NDA Govt.'
KANNUR, FEB. 25. The CPI national secretary, D. Raja, has said that the election results of four States are a referendum against the Vajpayee Government that is guided by the `fascist ideology' of Hindutva. Inaugurating the 33rd State ...
Stir takes a nasty turn in many places
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 25. The Government employees and teachers agitation entered the third phase on its 20th day, with the stir slowly taking a nasty turn in several parts of the State by way of picketing of Government offices. Attendance ...
Fort disappears under ad blitz
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 25. The majestic Vettimurichakotta Fort which reflects the traditional architectural heritage of the city is under assault as advertisers have boarded up the monument for the festival season. The red fort near the ...
Bush fires raging in Mudumalai sanctuary
UDHAGAMANDALAM, FEB. 25. Bush fires, raging across many parts of the Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary in the Nilgiris, are forcing wild animals to move from the forests to `safer areas'. Apparently, the heat from the bush fires, which started a ...
Methanol again brought under Prohibition Act
CHENNAI, Feb. 25. In what is expected to be a good deterrent against diversion of methyl alcohol (methanol) for illicit purposes, the Tamil Nadu Government has brought the deadly chemical under the purview of the Prohibition Act again. This ...
Cable TV rates to be hiked again?
CHENNAI, Feb. 25. Television viewers in the city are caught again in a fresh battle between cable TV operators and pay channels. They are likely to lose some popular channels including CNN, Cartoon Network and HBO or face a second hike in cable ...
Newly-married youth killed in freak mishap
CHENNAI, FEB. 25. Tragedy struck a newly-wedded youth, who was killed by a flying metal from a shop, as he passed by in an autorickshaw on Demellows Road, Pulianthope, early today. Kulasekaran, 30, was killed when a gas cylinder exploded ...
Rural development plan on the anvil
Pondicherry, Feb. 25. A massive rural development plan is being finalised by the administration to give thrust to villages in the Tenth Plan, the Education and Tourism Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, said today. He was distributing prizes to ...
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