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Naidu rushing to Delhi for more aid
HYDERABAD, OCT. 3. Alarmed over the grim drought situation, threatening a 50 per cent fall in foodgrain production, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, is leaving for New Delhi on Friday to meet the Prime Minister, Atal ...
Notices to Govt. offices on power dues
CUDDAPAH, OCT. 3.The Southern Power Distribution Company of A.P. (APSPDCL) has decided to serve show-cause notices on various Government offices, Cuddapah and Proddatur municipalities and panchayats to pay the current month's power bills and ...
Raw deal to champion of BG line
NIZAMABAD, OCT. 3. The treatment meted out to the brain behind the popular agitation for early completion of the BG works between Mudkhed and Nizamabad, without whose initiative the long-cherished dream of locals would not have been fulfilled, ...
'Dweepa' best film, Ravichandran best actor
BANGALORE, OCT. 3.Dweepa, directed by Girish Kasaravalli, has bagged the First Best Kannada Film Award from the State Film Award Selection Advisory Committee. While the producer, Soundarya, will get a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, Mr. ...
Cauvery agitation, abduction cast a shadow on Dasara
MYSORE, OCT. 3. It is an ironical development that the tradition of Dasara in Mysore is today jinxed for the reasons converse to the origin of the festival. Traditionally, the festival was celebrated as thanksgiving to Lord Indra for timely ...
Cauvery agitation regains momentum
MYSORE, OCT. 3. The Cauvery agitation regained momentum in Mysore today after two days of calm with several organisations taking out processions, forming human chains, shouting slogans, and submitting memoranda to the Deputy ...
Intelligence Wing in a shambles
BANGALORE, OCT. 3. The State Government and the police top brass have neglected Bangalore's Intelligence Wing, which is in utter shambles. The Intelligence Wing, which is often accused of failing to collect information about terrorist groups ...
BMP launches 'Easy Plan' for residential buildings
BANGALORE, OCT. 3. To help citizens get quick sanction for their residential building plans, the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) has introduced a simplified ``Easy Plan'' procedure. Called ``Sulabha Nakshe'', it details all rules and building ...
Mechanisation of garbage clearance mooted
BANGALORE, OCT. 3. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike employs 3,500 sanitation workers, called Pourakarmikas. Private contractors employ another 5,000 workers to empty dustbins and clear garbage in the City. Despite the large workforce and 350 ...
Police review security for ISKCON temple
BANGALORE, OCT. 3. The police today reviewed the security arrangements around the famous ISKCON temple on West of Chord Road here in view of heightened threat perception following the recent terrorist attack on the Swaminarayan temple in ...
Cong. MLA held amid high drama in state
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 3.Amid high drama, the Crime Branch today arrested the Congress MLA, Shobhana George, against whom the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here had issued a non-bailable warrant after she was named as third accused in the ...
Revenue dept. hampering KSRTC's development?
PALAKKAD, OCT. 3. The alleged non-cooperation from the Revenue Department in giving `pattayam' and other revenue records to 240 acres of prime land worth nearly Rs. 1,000 crores owned by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is ...
Forgery case: CB wants to grill accused together
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 3. The Crime Branch team probing the alleged forgery of the `Intelligence document' wants all the accused in the case "face to face'' for tying up "some final loose ends''. According to sources, the Crime Branch is ...
First chartered flight to arrive next month
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 3. The first flight from Gatwick in the United Kingdom carrying chartered tourists is scheduled to arrive here on November 2 to officially kick off the tourist season in `God's Own Country'. As in the previous year, ...
Farm power tariff 'inopportune'
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. As expected, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board proposal that a nominal fee be charged for power supplied to the agricultural sector has generated opposition from both political parties and farmers' organisations. More than the ...
We won't back out of reforms, says Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI, OCT. 3.While blaming the DMK Government for agreeing to reforms in the power sector, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today said the State Government could not back out at this stage. "I would like to categorically state that the ...
Talks fail, govt. employees to launch stir from Oct. 23
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. Expressing dissatisfaction with the State Government's offer of ``one to two per cent'' hike in dearness allowance, a section of employees unions today decided to go on an indefinite agitation from October 23. The long talks ...
Fundamentalist cell active, says police chief
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. The fundamentalist cell is active and the police have a good intelligence network. There is no scope for any problem, by way of fallout of the `Imam Ali shooting episode', the city Police Commissioner, K.Vijay Kumar, said today. ...
Same method of procurement, still subsidy saving for Govt.
CHENNAI, OCT. 3.More than from the price adjustment made for PDS rice, the bulk of savings to the State Government, in its food subsidy bill, will come from `decentralised procurement'. ``It is an anachronism that Tamil Nadu has been holding on ...
TNPCB dumps waste-to-energy project
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. The fate of the Chennai Corporation's `waste-to-energy' project has been sealed with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board refusing to clear it on grounds of environmental concern. According to the TNPCB, the project ...
Three members of biscuit bandit gang held
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. In a major breakthrough, the Government Railway Police in Chennai, along with the Railway Police of Vijayawada, arrested a three-member `biscuit bandits' gang, which was operating in trains between Howrah and Vijayawada. The ...
Vehicles checking drive to curb misuse
CHENNAI, OCT. 3.The police have launched a record-checking drive to prevent stolen vehicles from being used for criminal activities, the City Police Commissioner, K.Vijay Kumar, said today. Addressing the weekly press conference here, Mr.Vijay ...
Need for relief to victims of crime stressed
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. The need to uphold the interests of victims of crimes and provide speedy relief to them was stressed by the Tamil Nadu Governor, P.S. Ramamohan Rao, here on Thursday. Inaugurating the fourth biennial conference of the Indian ...
Give more powers to local bodies: Naidu
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 3. The BJP president, M.Venkaiah Naidu, has urged the Centre to devolve effective administrative and financial powers to panchayat raj institutions. Addressing presspersons here today, he said the Union Government should ...
JIPMER director chosen for award
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 3. The Director of JIPMER, R. Sambasiva Rao, has been selected for the Brahmiah Sastri Memorial Award for his outstanding contribution to medical education and research. He will be presented the award on the occasion of ...
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