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Rs. 2131-cr. deficit budget presented
HYDERABAD, FEB. 22.The Finance Minister, Y. Ramakrishnudu, today presented a Rs. 43,480-crore budget for 2003-04 with a special thrust on irrigation, agriculture and poverty alleviation, which is reflected in the 16.60 per cent increase in the ...
Strategy to combat naxals in Nallamala range on anvil
GUNTUR, FEB. 22. The police are working out a strategy to combat the naxalites of the People's War (PW) in the core area covered under the Nallamala forest range and the fringes of the Krishna in Mahabubnagar, Kurnool, Guntur, Nalgonda and ...
Helmet rule: doubts over strict enforcement
HYDERABAD, FEB. 22.Will the Government be strict in enforcing the compulsory helmet rule for motorists? That's the question doing rounds nowadays in the twin cities, what with the Road Transport Authority (RTA) making it compulsory to wear ...
HMWSSB assurance on supply of Manjira water
HYDERABAD, FEB. 22. Manjira water will be the lifeline for the twin cities once the Himayatsagar gets completely dried up in June this year. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board has assured that it would be able to supply at ...
City challenge fund extension under study
HYDERABAD, FEB. 22. The Union Minister for Urban Development, Ananth Kumar, has said that the Centre is actively considering extension of city challenge fund scheme to municipalities with a population of over a lakh. The Department For ...
Hindu activists clash with police
BIDAR, FEB. 22. Many activists of pro-Hindu organisations were injured when police lathicharged them at Basavakalyana in Bidar District today after they tried to assault policemen and went on a rampage during a bandh called to protest against the ...
Rs. 300 cr. drought relief sought from Centre
BANGALORE, FEB. 22. The Additional Chief Secretary, Vijay Gore, today said that the Centre had been asked to release cash in the range of Rs. 250 crores to Rs. 300 crores as part of the drought relief work as the State Government had spent Rs. ...
Parties step up bypoll campaign
HUMNABAD (BIDAR DT.), FEB. 22. With only two days left for campaigning in the February 26 Assembly byelection from Humnabad constituency, the three major parties the Congress, the BJP, and the JD(S) have shifted their canvassing ...
Janu, Geetanandan arrested
SULTHAN BATHERY, FEB. 22. The high drama of bloody clashes and gruesome deaths that were being enacted in and around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary at Muthanga came to an end today with the police arresting its lead players, C. K. Janu and M. ...
Leaders question Govt. claim
THRISSUR, FEB. 22.The accounts of some prominent social activists who visited Muthanga in Wayanad district after Wednesday's gory incidents have created serious dents in the claims of the Government about the developments. These leaders, the ...
Modernisation project gets bogged down
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 22. The Government's failure to resolve the year-long dispute between the City Corporation and the Revenue Department over the ownership of 36 cents of land at Pangode has bogged down a Rs.2.25-crore project for ...
Hartal evokes partial response
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 22.The hartal call given by various Dalit and Adivasi organisations to protest the police firing on Adivasis at Muthanga on Wednesday evoked only a partial response. Life was near normal in the capital and various ...
4 bonded children freed from Nellore units
CHENNAI, FEB. 22. Despite the Government keeping a `watchful' eye, little children from the State are being traded for petty sums of money. In the latest incident, four children from Madurai and Dindigul were rescued from their long hours of ...
POTA court has no jurisdiction to try juvenile: plea in HC
CHENNAI, FEB. 22. The arrest and remand to judicial custody of a 15-and-half-year-old SSLC student under various Acts, including the Prevention of Terrorism Act, by the Dharmapuri police has taken a curious turn with the boy's aunt moving the ...
Elaborate bandobust for poll: DGP
CHENNAICHENNAI, FEB. 22.FEB. 22.With only four days to go for the Sattankulam Assembly byelection, the police have made elaborate bandobust arrangements for ensuring a free and fair poll. About 1400 personnel, supplemented with four companies ...
Eye Camp Tragedy: `Litigation process also quite testing'
CHENNAI, FEB. 22. Victims of the recent tragedy at a Periyakulam eye camp, where many beneficiaries lost vision or suffered complications, may find it difficult to proceed legally against doctors. In cases of medical negligence, the law requires ...
Police guidelines to make excursions safe
CHENNAI, FEB. 22. The city police have taken up the question of safety of school children who go on excursion, following the drowning of a student in the Sathanoor Dam on Thursday. Venkatesh, studying in eighth standard, slipped and drowned in a ...
Marina site for Secretariat too small, say architects
CHENNAI, FEB. 22. The Indian Institute of Architects-Tamil Nadu branch (IIA-TN) has urged the State Government to "consider more befitting sites" for building a new Secretariat complex in the city. The IIA-TN chairman, J. Manoharan, referring ...
Rally organisers fined for littering
CHENNAI, FEB. 22.The organisers of a students' rally paid Rs.1000 as fine to the Chennai Corporation for littering the area outside the YMCA in Royapettah, the venue of the programme, on February 8. The entire stretch was littered with paper, ...
Govt. to provide 10 acres for technology park
CHENNAI, FEB. 22. The State Government has agreed to provide about 10 acres on the MGR Knowledge Park premises here (formerly the film city) to the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), which hopes to use to start a technology park and ...
Date extended for loan settlement
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 22. The Board of Directors of the Pondicherry Industrial Promotion Development and Investment Corporation has extended the validity period for a `one-time compromise settlement' of loans due from eligible industrial units and ...
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