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Criminal shot dead by police
VIJAYAWADA, JUNE 8. A rowdysheeter, Vallabaneni Durga Prasad, allegedly involved in at least three murders, was shot dead by the police at Gunadala in the city in the wee hours of Saturday, in what is being bandied a "fake ...
CM's terms for lifting ban on PWG
RAJAHMUNDRY, JUNE 8. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Saturday, ruled out the possibility of lifting the ban on the PWG unless it the PWG made a commitment to give up arms struggle. If the PWG laid down arms the ...
Students told to tap new fields
HYDERABAD, JUNE 8. The Vice-Chancellor of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, V.S. Prasad, here on Saturday advised students to explore new opportunities in arts and sciences too and not just confine themselves to engineering or medicine. ...
All 8 candidates elected unopposed to Council
BANGALORE, JUNE 8. All the eight candidates were declared elected unopposed in the elections to the Legislative Council here today. They are: the Minister of State for Information Technology, B.K. Chandrashekar, the Congress Chief Whip in the ...
Injured tiger recovering, but zoo loses tigress
MYSORE, JUNE 8. It was a day of mixed emotions at the Mysore Zoo. While the injured tiger from the Nagarahole National Park displayed signs of recovery raising the spirits of the zoo authorities, a five-year-old tigress died suddenly to their ...
BU to annul exam. results
BANGALORE, JUNE 8. Bangalore University has decided to annul the results of over 1,060 students, who wrote the first and second year undergraduate language exams in April 2001, and order fresh evaluation of their answer papers. This follows ...
Corporators see red in move to extend mayoral tenure
BANGALORE, JUNE 8. The State Government's proposed move to extend the mayoral tenure from 12 to 20 months has given rise to discontent among members of the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) Council. Corporators, cutting across party lines, have ...
Lone girl-topper in an all-male club
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 8. Boys continued their dominance in this year's entrance examinations, cornering virtually all the top ranks in the medical entrance examination also. Devi S. Sruthi was the lone girl-topper securing the first rank by ...
Three charred to death as bus catches fire
KOZHIKODE, JUNE 8. Two women and a four-year-old child were killed and 40 injured in a gruesome bus accident on the National Highway 17 along the Kohikode-Thrissur route at Poovanchira, 7 km from Kottakkal in Malappuram district, this ...
LDF in a spot in Thrissur
THRISSUR, JUNE 8. The unwillingness of the LDF leaders to strongly condemn the violence during the toddy tappers' agitation in Thrissur on Tuesday and their vociferous campaign against `police atrocities' on that day have seriously affected the ...
Rift in police over Tuesday's violence
THRISSUR, JUNE 8.A rift appears to have developed between the executive and intelligence wing of the police over the violent incidents that occurred in the city during the toddy workers' agitation on Tuesday. While the officials of the ...
Smuggling of mobiles rampant
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 8.The whopping domestic demand for mobile telephone sets has led to an unprecedented spurt in the smuggling of such units, according to Air Customs officials here. On Thursday, sleuths attached to the Air Intelligence ...
Sharing initial flows ideal
CHENNAI, JUNE 8. With the opening of the Mettur dam on the scheduled date of June 12 ruled out, the focus is now on sharing of initial flows of the current monsoon between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. As of now, the storage in both the riparian ...
Quality improvement in varsities stressed
CHENNAI, JUNE 8. Colleges and universities in the country have to improve their quality well before January 2005, when ``educational services'' will open up for foreign players as per the General Agreement on Trade and Services (GATS), ...
High taxes drive TN truck owners to other States
COIMBATORE, JUNE 8. As a result of disparity in the pattern of both sales tax and road tax for multiaxle trucks, the State is estimated to be losing out around Rs 50 crores per annum, even by conservative estimates, to the neighbouring ...
Karunanidhi questions CM concern at poll expenditure
CHENNAI, JUNE 8. The DMK president, M. Karunanidhi, today asked the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, whether she was aware of the extent of wasteful expenditure she would cause for the State with the introduction of the Act prohibiting MLAs from ...
Property crimes, a growing worry
CHENNAI, JUNE 8. Loosely-knit gangs, comprising elements out to make a fast buck, seem to be playing havoc in the State, indulging in property crimes. Though the police say they have no definite clues to the identity of the gangsters involved ...
Customs crackdown at Chennai airport
CHENNAI, JUNE 8.The Chennai Air Customs Commissionerate has begun a crackdown on ``carrier traffic'', especially from the South-East Asian destinations, to the Chennai airport. An action plan aimed at breaking the ``nexus between the carrier ...
'Small units in Pondy facing closure threat'
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 8. The Association of Small Industries of the Union Territory of Pondicherry has sent a letter to the Union Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, on the `serious implications' of the recent amendments to the Central Sales Tax (CST) ...
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