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Naidu condemns Sonia's demand
HYDERABAD, APRIL 6. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, has condemned Congress(I) president Sonia Gandhi's demand for scrapping the people-interactive Janmabhoomi programme, saying ''she must have been wrongly briefed.'' He was surprised ...
Former CM Bhavanam passes away
HYDERABAD, APRIL 6.Bhavanam Venkatram, who was Chief Minister for six months during 1982, died here today. He was 71, and is survived by his wife, Jayaprada, and two daughters. The State Government has declared mourning for three days. The ...
Kuwaiti girl marries fiance
CUDDAPAH, APRIL. 6 The Kuwaiti girl, Dhalal Falag-al-Aazmi (28), who entered the country with a forged passport and is embroiled in a controversy, entered into wedlock with her companion, Chennur Khader Basha, (32) at Suddapalle village in the ...
Bhavanam death condoled
HYDERABAD, APRIL. 6. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, expressed profound grief at the demise of the former Chief Minister, Bhvanam Venkatram. On learning about his demise, the Chief Minister rushed to the Mahavir Hospital to pay respects ...
Tanga hits out at BJP leadership
BANGALORE, APRIL 6. A member of the national executive committee of the BJP and Vice-President of the State unit of the party, M.R. Tanga, MLC, on Saturday blamed the leadership of the unit for the decline of the organisation. The leaders were ...
Artists to submit memo on arts policy
BANGALORE, APRIL 6. The participants in a public discussion on "Disinvestment in the arts: Can the State abdicate its responsibility?" who considered the Government's policy on the arts, funding, and policy changes required in view of ...
'`PSUs privatisation move ill-motivated'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 6.The Leader of the Opposition, V. S. Achuthanandan, has termed as `ill-motivated and fraught with dangerous consequences' the Government move to close down or privatise 25 State public sector undertakings by March 2003, ...
UDF meet endorsed talks with Vellappally: Chandy
KOZHIKODE, APRIL 6. The UDF convener, Oommen Chandy, today said that ``it was on the strength of the UDF committee's decision that the Ministers had held talks with the SNDP leader, Vellappally Natesan. He said the senior Congress leader, K. ...
`Govt. should ensure MCH development'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 6. The Government's financial crisis should never stand in the way of the development of Medical Colleges in the State, which cater to the not-so-affluent and the poor sections of society, the Transport Minister, K. B. ...
BJP to oppose one-post Bill
CHENNAI, APRIL 6. The State BJP would remain ``equidistant'' from both the DMK and the AIADMK, but its five MLAs would stoutly oppose in the Assembly the proposed Bill barring legislators holding elected office in local bodies. ``Our party MLAs ...
`BJP, RSS inseparable'
CHENNAI, APRIL 6. Derisively countering the DMK's criticism of the party's support to the controversial RSS resolution on minorities, the State BJP today said, ``BJP and RSS are inseparable.'' Addressing party workers at the launch of the BJP's ...
Industrial policy to focus on IT
CHENNAI, APRIL 6. The new industrial policy to be released ``very soon'' by the State Government will seek to strengthen sectors in which the State enjoys a ``distinct comparative advantage,'' the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, said here ...
TNEB extends deadline for payment of additional deposit
CHENNAI, APRIL 6. The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has extended the last date for payment of additional current consumption deposit to June 30. This is in response to complaints from consumers that demand notices were not served in time. ...
Greenbelt Scheme completed in a hurry
CHENNAI, APRIL 6.The final phase of the much publicised `Greenbelt Scheme' taken up in the city and its suburbs by the Forest department, seems to have been completed in a hurry. As part of the last leg of the Union Pollution Control ...
`Power tariff hike will affect industries'
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 6. Representatives of different trade associations in Pondicherry and Karaikal have criticised the hike in power tariff, announced in the budget, and said the `unfair' increase would have cascading effects on industries. ...
Rangasamy promises probe into girl's death
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 6. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today assured the parents of Geetha, a 12-year-old Dalit girl from Kalitheerthankuppam who died at JIPMER early yesterday morning, that an enquiry would be conducted into the matter. The ...
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