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Thursday, February 27, 2003
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Demand for scrapping PPAs rejected
HYDERABAD, FEB. 26. The controversy over the Power Project Agreements (PPAs) for BPL, GVK and Spectrum-promoted plants, discussed with nagging regularity in every session of the Assembly, continues to rage and evoke raw passions of the Opposition ...
4 Judges for High Court
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. The President has appointed Gurugubelli Yethirajulu, Dalava Subrahmanyam, Dubagunta Subrahmanyam and Chintamaneni Sreerama Krishna Prasad, Additional Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, Judges of the same High Court in ...
Sweeping reforms in school education on the cards
HYDERABAD, FEB. 26.The educational curriculum followed in different schools throughout the State is likely to undergo significant changes from the next academic year with the Government finally deciding to bring in a radical transformation in the ...
Polling brisk, peaceful in Humnabad
BIDAR, FEB. 26. Polling in the byelection for the Humnabad Assembly constituency passed off peacefully today. According to the District Electoral Officer, K.S. Prabhakar, the voter turnout was 65 to 70 per cent. However, there were ...
CM disappointed with Railway budget
BANGALORE, FEB. 26. The Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, said here today that the State had not been given a "fair deal" in the Railway budget. In a statement, Mr. Krishna said the budget had "derailed" the hopes of the people, who ...
A people-friendly Rly. Budget, says Sedam
BANGALORE, FEB. 26. The Railway Budget has been welcomed by the State unit of the BJP, which has described it as "people-friendly, development-oriented, and one which provides job potential". In a statement, the President of the unit, Basavaraj ...
Muthanga: judicial probe demanded
ATTAPPADY, FEB. 26. The Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Bizay Sonkar Shastri, has demanded a judicial inquiry into the police firing on tribals at Muthanga in Wayanad. The chairman, who along with ...
Power tariff revision on cards
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 26. The Kerala State Electricity Board is understood to have decided to revise the power tariff. The proposal made in its budget, which was passed today, is stated to be for increasing the tariff from the present 267.94 ...
Land for all landless tribals: CM
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 26. The Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, today said every landless tribal family in the State would be provided with land during the present tenure of the UDF Government itself. ``Whatever be the legal complications and ...
55 p.c. turnout, polling peaceful
SATTANKULAM (TUTICORIN), FEB. 26. Amid sporadic complaints of bogus voting, over 55 per cent of the electorate of the Sattankulam Assembly constituency in southern Tamil Nadu today turned up at 174 polling stations to decide the outcome of a ...
MDMK tilting towards DMK
CHENNAI, FEB. 26. More than 200 days after the MDMK general secretary, Vaiko, was arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, the party is gravitating towards the parent organisation, DMK, and is beginning to look critically at the BJP's ...
All 8 Al-Umma men acquitted in Selvaraj murder case
CHENNAI, FEB. 26. Citing prosecution as well as procedural lapses, the Madras High Court today acquitted all eight Al-Umma cadres four of them were sentenced to death, while the others were given life term by a Coimbatore fast track court ...
Pattabiram-Tiruvallur fourth line sanctioned
CHENNAI, FEB. 26. The Railway Ministry has finally recognised the need for providing additional lines for suburban traffic on the Chennai - Arakkonam and Chennai - Korukkupet sections. In the 2003-04 budget, presented by the Railway ...
Action plan to end mosquito menace
PONDICHERRY, FEB. 26. With the complaints of mosquito menace pouring in from several areas in Pondicherry, the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy convened a meeting of officials of the Departments of Public Works, Local Administration and Health to ...
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