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Water users' assn. polls soon
HYDERABAD, AUG. 20. Elections to the existing 10,292 Water Users' Associations (WUA) in Andhra Pradesh will be held next month after amending the A.P. Farmers' Management of Irrigation Systems Act of 1997 by an ordinance providing for certain ...
Bid to blow up checkdam
NELLORE, AUG. 20. A sense of insecurity prevails in Krishnapadu village of Jaladanki mandal of Nellore district, following an attempt by some persons to blow up the checkdam in the village on Tuesday. The village had been in news following a ...
Christian Council condemns 'harassment' of scribes
HYDERABAD, AUG. 20.The All-India Christian Council, representing both Protestant and Catholic sects, has condemned recent "attacks" on mediapersons, including the arrest and "inhuman treatment" of a tehelka.com reporter in jail. The other ...
High-level panel to decide private stake in botanical garden
HYDERABAD, AUG. 20. A high-level Empowered Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday to approve private sector participation in developing the Hyderabad Botanical Gardens at Kothaguda reserve forest near Madhapur. The committee comprising the ...
Convenient go-by to self-regulation steps?
HYDERABAD, AUG. 20. As grandiose plans for the annual Ganesh idol immersion on the banks of the Hussainsagar are taking shape, the notification issued by the State Government for self-regulatory measures to check the adverse impact of the idol ...
More SC, ST seats in House
BANGALORE, AUG. 20. The number of seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly is likely to go up to 38 and 10 respectively, once the delimitation of constituencies is carried out in terms ...
V.S. Rama Devi demits office
BANGALORE, AUG. 20. The first woman Governor of Karnataka, V.S. Rama Devi, demitted office this evening, convinced that the Constitution did not envisage governors to be anything more than figureheads. She left office having established the ...
Chaturvedi to be sworn in today
BANGALORE, AUG. 20. The new Governor, Trilok Nath Chaturvedi, will be sworn in at the Raj Bhavan at 10.24 a.m. on Wednesday. The Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, Nagendra Kumar Jain, will swear in Mr. Chaturvedi as the 14th Governor ...
Spice launches special service for women
BANGALORE, AUG. 20. Spice Telecom has launched Disha, a cellular product targeted exclusively at women in the 25 to 45 years age group. The Disha card was launched by Ashwini Nachappa. The card will be available as loyalty programme/club with ...
RSS, Christian leaders hold talks
KOTTAYAM, AUG. 20. An interaction between the top RSS functionaries and a few prominent members of the Christian laity was held at Pala today. The RSS leaders reiterated their stand and the members of the Christian laity expressed their ...
State seeks aid, but Centre not convinced
NEW DELHI, AUG. 20. Kerala's request for Central assistance to the tune of Rs. 1,022 crores from the National Calamity Contingency Fund to meet the additional financial burden incurred owing to a weak monsoon secured no commitment from the Centre ...
Rs. 200-cr. amenities for rail passengers
PATHANAMTHITTA, AUG. 20.The Union Minister of State for Railways, A. K. Moorthy, has said the Railways has set apart Rs. 200 crores for providing passenger amenities in the current financial year, which has been declared the "Year of Passenger ...
Aranmula water sports from Aug. 26
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 20.As many as 35 boats (palliyodams) will participate in the famed Uthrittathi water sports festival beginning at Aranmula on August 26. The president of the Palliyoda Seva Sanghom, K.V. Sambadevan, told a press ...
Teachers ignore Jayalalithaa appeal
CHENNAI, AUG. 20. Asserting that the interests of staff members and students in government colleges ``would be protected'', even after the institutions were converted into constituent units of universities, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today ...
Left won't count its chickens
CHENNAI, AUG. 20. Left parties are hopeful of a political realignment in Tamil Nadu before the next Lok Sabha election. Leaders of the CPI and the CPI(M) believe that this will make any attempt at building an alternative secular front, minus the ...
AIADMK seeks Rs. 720 cr. for drought relief
NEW DELHI, AUG. 20. The All-India Anna DMK today sought the release of Rs. 720 crores and two lakh tonnes of foodgrains for carrying out relief and employment-generation works in Tamil Nadu reeling under drought. A delegation of the AIADMK ...
`Transit school programme a success'
CHENNAI, AUG. 20. Sadiq, a seven-year-old, is battling cancer. Till two years ago, he was another child working in north Chennai when he was picked for the Slum Clearance Board's Child Labour Elimination Programme (CLEP). He was put through ...
Rights forum summons DSP
CHENNAI, AUG. 20. The State Human Rights Commission summoned the Deputy Superintendent of Police, St.Thomas Mount, here to appear before it on August 27 in connection with a complaint preferred by a Pammal resident. This is the second time the ...
Central funds sought for integrated land management
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 20. The Pondicherry Education and Revenue Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, has reiterated the Administration's plea to the Centre for sanction of Rs. 2.99 crores for introduction of a comprehensive and integrated land management ...
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