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Naidu cautions police on custodial deaths
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 4. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, has sounded a note of caution to the police force that its reputation in the public will be tarnished if it does not take steps to reverse the trend of increasing ...
High incidence of HIV positive cases in A.P. causes concern
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 4. Reports of high incidence of HIV positive cases in the State have sent alarm bells ringing in the administration here and the Government is seeking a review of those treated by maternity hospitals so far. The latest report ...
Judicial officers seek justice
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 4.They may be rendering justice to anyone knocking the doors of justice. But when it comes to their own grievances, they are completely at a loss with the Government choosing to turn a Nelson's eye on the issues. The 700-odd ...
`Face-to-face' with reality
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 4. They come, they see and they forget. This seems to be the sum and substance of VIP visits in the City. Long after the din and dust of whirlwind tours settles down life remains as miserable as ever for the slum dwellers. The ...
MCH demolishes 15 structures
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 4. In a major demolition drive, the Town Planning staff with assistance of the Traffic police on Wednesday pulled down 15 bunks and small shops abutting the Audiah Memorial High School in Raniganj area. According to officials of ...
Shortage of manpower cramps DCA's style
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 4. In three days of raids on pharmaceutical units and medical stores during last weekend, Drug Control Administration (DCA) unearthed spurious drugs worth Rs. 90 lakhs. Even the most conservative estimates by Drug Control ...
Student complains of rude RTC staff
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 4. A student from NGOs Colony, Vanasthalipuram, Tejaswini, complained of the rude behaviour of RTC bus conductors towards women, particularly those in the 1V bus service plying from Vanasthalipuram to Secunderabad. The RTC ...
Karnataka waives Rs. 127 cr. interest on crop loans
BANGALORE, SEPT. 4. The Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today announced waiver of interest of Rs. 127 crores on kharif crop loans of Rs. 975 crores disbursed this year in view of difficulties faced by the farmers due to ...
Bus set on fire even as bandh continues; ban order in Bagalkot
BAGALKOT, SEPT. 4. A three-day prohibitory order was clamped on Bagalkot on Wednesday after incidents of setting a bus on fire and stone throwing took place even as the bandh continued for the second consecutive day in this partially submerged ...
`Water shortage likely if SC order is obeyed'
MYSORE, SEPT. 4. The water level in the four reservoirs in the Cauvery Basin is low, and officials of the Irrigation Department here have expressed the fear that supply of water for domestic consumption as well as for saving crops may be affected ...
Now, psychological war on the brigand
KOLLEGAL, SEPT. 4. In the absence of any communication from the forest brigand, Veerappan, ever since he abducted the former minister, H. Nagappa, from Kamagere near here 11 days ago, the Special Task Force (STF) has launched a "psychological ...
The friend, philosopher, and guide
BANGALORE, Sept. 4. ``Recently, a girl asked me in a bus, `Aren't you Renuka miss?' She said her name was Radha and that she was my student in Peenya... we talked till her stop came. As she got up from the seat, she touched my feet. I could ...
Voter's photo ID cards to be issued at many places today
BANGALORE, SEPT. 4. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) will issue photo identity cards to eligible voters at the following Designated Photography Locations (DPLs) on Thursday.
Kerala Govt. withdraws power tariff hike
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 4. The United Democratic Front Government in Kerala today withdrew the power tariff hike in toto. The Cabinet took this decision in deference to public opinion, the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, told presspersons after ...
SERC selection panel messes up its job
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 4. Amidst the controversy over the power tariff hike, the role of the Selection Committee for the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) in putting the State Government in its present difficulties seems to have ...
Violent flourish to end of stir
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 4. The agitation against increase in power charges, marked by violence from day one, ended with a violent flourish today with the police firing in the air in Alappuzha and extensive destruction of public property and ...
Local people seize spirit consignment
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 4. Headload workers and local people of the Thrikannapuram Madhya Virudha Samathy detected a huge consignment of spirit in the cargo hold of a truck that was parked on the premises of a private press near Mudavanmukal in ...
Exit of Poabs may send wrong signal to investors
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 4. With the Government yet to make a move to resolve the garbage crisis, the City Corporation is fighting to stave off the imminent exit of its BoT partner from the garbage treatment project at Vilappilsala set up at a ...
Student protests spread
CHENNAI, SEPT. 4. As protests by students of government colleges threatened to snowball into a major confrontation with the Government, the Education Minister, M. Thambi Durai today rushed to Melur, near Madurai, to placate students who were ...
Vatchathi rape victims narrate brutal treatment
KRISHNAGIRI, SEPT.4. The trial in the Vatchathi rape case has resumed with three of the victims being examined in the Krishnagiri Sessions Court today. Eighteen women were allegedly raped by forest personnel during a raid on the village in 1992. ...
SC comes to Tamil Nadu rescue, yet again
CHENNAI, SEPT. 4. Every major advance by Tamil Nadu in its claim for a share of Cauvery water has resulted from Supreme Court orders, starting from the formation of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal to yesterday's directive to Karnataka. It ...
Corporation defers opening of tenders for road works
CHENNAI, SEPT. 4. Faced with allegations of irregularities in award of tenders for road works and reports of kickbacks leading to bad quality of roads, the Chennai Corporation has deferred the opening of tenders this month `until further ...
Orphanages can't be regulated sans rules
CHENNAI, SEPT. 4. On his second day in hospital, Arvind Sheshadri was still recovering from the trauma of child battering. Brutally beaten up and starved by the warden of Athmalaya, an orphanage at Velachery he was living in, the wounds have ...
CHENNAI, SEPT. 4. The city reservoirs continued to receive inflow, as Chennai and its suburbs witnessed moderate showers in the wee hours today. Nungambakkam registered 4 cm, Tamaraipakkam 3 cm, and Poondi, Cholavaram, Chembarampakkam and ...
Govt. keen on settling staff grievances: CM
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 4. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, said there was no need for government employees to resort to agitation as the Administration was keen on speedily settling their problems. Felicitating senior staff members and officers of ...
Ban order in Pondy to stem effigy-burning spree
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 4. The Pondicherry Superintendent of Police, R. George, has clamped an order under the Police Act on the entire southern wing of the region in view of the rise in the number of incidents of burning of effigies by volunteers of ...
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