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Cong. seeks Governor's intervention
HYDERABAD, AUG. 21.Opposition parties have stepped up their campaign against alleged large-scale misuse of Food-for-work (FFW) rice in the State with the active support and involvement of Telugu Desam leaders. Left parties organised dharna ...
Empowering women, the e-learning way
HYDERABAD, AUG. 21. In an innovative attempt to empower women in urban governance across the country through the e-learning mode, the British Council has come out with a CD-ROM, based on an Indo-U.K. project of enhancing the skills and abilities ...
Corporators seek `cut' from contractors
HYDERABAD, AUG. 21. Officials of the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, Secunderabad division, are finding it difficult to ground civil works costing Rs. 3.5 crore, thanks to the alleged `vested interests' developed by some ...
T.N. Chaturvedi sworn in as Governor
BANGALORE, AUG. 21. Trilok Nath Chaturvedi was sworn in as Governor of Karnataka by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka, N.K.Jain, on the lawns of Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by various dignitaries, ...
Minister deputed to seek grains from Centre
BANGALORE, AUG. 21.The State Cabinet on Wednesday voiced concern over the failure of the Centre to release two lakh tonnes of foodgrains it promised, to tackle the drought in the State, and authorised the Rural Development Minister to get in ...
Elton John to perform in City
BANGALORE, AUG. 21. Bangalore has seen successive visits by stars of the rock and pop music genre during the past three years. The latest to perform here was Roger Waters, the man behind the erstwhile Pink Floyd. Music fans from as far away ...
PCC chief suspends Leno Jacob
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 21. The axe has fallen on Leno Jacob, protagonist of the sub- plot in the fake document charade involving the Tourism Minister, K.V. Thomas. Mr. Jacob, Ernakulam DCC general secretary and block president of the party, ...
Kumarakom boat race tomorrow
KOTTAYAM, AUG. 21.The Sri Narayana Jayanthi celebrations and the Kumarakom boat race will be held on Friday. This year's celebrations mark the 98th anniversary of the arrival of Sri Narayana Guru to Kumarakom. It was in 1903 that the Guru ...
Onam programmes in Kollam
KOLLAM, AUG. 21. The Onam celebrations organised by the district administration in association with the District Tourism Promotion Council will begin tomorrow at the Sopanam Auditorium here. The first programme would be entertainment by the ...
Onam celebrated with gaiety
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 21. The festival of prosperity, Onam was celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety in the city today. A large number of organisations and youth clubs had set up "Athapookkalam'' at various centres in the city. ...
Prison inmates celebrate Onam
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 21. In a welcome break from the bleak jail atmosphere, the Central Prison at Poojappura wore a colourful look today as inmates put their woes behind to celebrate the Onam festival. The 1,000-odd prisoners housed in the ...
Strike politically motivated: CM
CHENNAI, AUG. 21. A majority of 3500 government college teachers struck work today even as the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, said she was ready to hold talks with protesting staff, though their stir was ``politically motivated''. After her ...
Kamaraj rule a 'pet dream'
CHENNAI, AUG. 21. The ruling AIADMK will continue to ``remain equidistant'' from both the Congress and the BJP till close to the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. Reacting to media queries on the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's recent call for ...
Apex court is our last resort: Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI, AUG. 21.Even as the Cauvery River Authority is meeting on August 27 to sort out the water row, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today said the Supreme Court was the ``last resort'' for Tamil Nadu in ending the Cauvery impasse and hoped ...
Factionalism will blow over: Karunanidhi
CHENNAI, AUG. 21.The problem between the DMK factions, led by the former Chennai Mayor, M.K. Stalin, and the Madurai-based M.K. Azhagiri, will get resolved by itself, their father and party president, M. Karunanidhi, said today. Asked whether ...
Row over removal of sand from Adyar river mouth
CHENNAI, AUG. 21. The multicrore Second Chennai Water Supply Project seems to have been caught in a dispute between environmentalists and project promoters over removal of sand from the Adyar river mouth near Foreshore Estate. The sea sand is ...
Callous corridors in Chennai GH
CHENNAI, AUG. 21.Even as the Government attempts to spread awareness of mental illness, it seems the message has not yet reached the corridors of the General Hospital here. The indifferent attitude of doctors and paramedical staff to mentally ...
Striking power staff seek MLAs' support
Pondicherry Aug. 21. The Joint Action Committee of the Pondicherry Electricity Department workers' unions have sought the cooperation of the legislators, leaders of political parties and functionaries of the government employees' fora for the ...
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