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Lapses in G.O. 610 implementation
HYDERABAD, MARCH 17. In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly's House Committee on implementation of Government Order 610 has unanimously recommended repatriation to their respective zones with immediate effect ...
House passes amendment on functioning of WUAs
HYDERABAD, MARCH 17. Amidst protests from the Opposition, the Assembly on Monday passed amendment to the A.P. Farmers Management of Irrigation Systems Act governing the functioning of Water Users Associations to enhance the term of these bodies ...
CM unveils ambitious micro-irrigation project
HYDERABAD, MARCH 17.The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday announced the ambitious target of covering 2.5 lakh hectares under the Rs. 1,120-crore Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project (APMIP), in the 487 water-stressed mandals of ...
Air coolers at zoo
HYDERABAD, MARCH 12. Summer is here and as mercury keeps its steady upward march, authorities at the Nehru Zoological Park have started initiatives to ensure cool environs for the animals here. Air coolers for chimpanzees and orangutan and ...
Gun Licence Racket: Nagaland Revenue staff involved?
HYDERABAD, MARCH 17. Even as the police are baffled by the meagre ammunition seized from the accused (in comparison to the quantity purchased by them) in the Nagaland-based gun licences racket. The reported claims of the accused that the ...
Assembly passes Bill despite protest
BANGALORE, MARCH 17. An amendment Bill to keep government departments, public sector undertakings, boards, corporations and other specified institutions out of the purview of the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurements Act for one more year ...
Students' interests will be protected, says Govt.
BANGALORE, MARCH 17. The Government came out with a categorical assurance in the Assembly today that it would not let down the interests of parents and students for whatever reason in the matter of admissions to professional courses. The ...
BMP cracks down on roadside eateries
BANGALORE, MARCH 17. In a major crackdown on roadside eateries and cut-fruit vendors, health officials of the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) today registered 206 cases against those who were doing business in unhygienic ...
Website to help trace missing children
BANGALORE, MARCH 17. The "National Missing Child Search" website was launched here on Monday by BOSCO, Bangalore, to facilitate the search for missing children. This is supposed to be the first initiative of its kind in the country. The BOSCO ...
LDF stir turns violent, hartal today
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH. 17. The SP office march, organised by the Opposition LDF to press its demand for a judicial inquiry into the February 19 police firing on Adivasis at Muthanga, turned violent in several districts today resulting in a ...
AIDS awareness campaign to be stepped up
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 17.The HIV/AIDS awareness campaign is to be stepped up in Kerala in the light of the virtual ostracism of two HIV-infected siblings orphaned by AIDS-afflicted parents in Kollam in a manner reflective of the deep stigma ...
LDF protest stalls Assembly proceedings
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 17. The Opposition LDF forced an early adjournment of the Assembly yet again today to press its demand for a judicial inquiry into the Muthanga incidents and as a mark of protest against police lathicharge on LDF workers ...
Violence, lathicharge leave scores injured
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 17. The violent confrontation between LDF activists and police personnel in at least seven districts today left hundreds of LDF workers and scores of police personnel injured and several Government vehicles ...
LDF march turns violent in city
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 17. Scores of people, including policemen and protesters, were injured and four Government vehicles set on fire when the Left Democratic Front (LDF) march to the Police Headquarters (PHQ) turned violent, in the city on ...
LDF MLAs stage dharna at Cantonment station
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 17. A tense situation prevailed for sometime time in front of the Cantonment police station where as many as 30 LDF MLAs staged a dharna demanding that the police release 17 tribals arrested from various parts of the ...
Parties gearing for battle outside House
CHENNAI, MARCH 17. Even as the Tamil Nadu Government is preparing for budget presentation on Friday, Opposition parties are readying themselves for a battle outside the Assembly on the issues of power tariff hike and `misuse' of Prevention of ...
DMK MP held for `land disposal, misappropriation'
MADURAI, MARCH 17. In a swift move, Commercial Crimes Investigation Wing CID sleuths today arrested the DMK MP, S. Agniraj, in connection with a real estate ``scam'' which "caused a loss of Rs. 1.45 crores to the Tirunagar Housing Society in ...
Charges yet to be framed against Vaiko
KANCHEEPURAM, MARCH 17.Charges against the MDMK general secretary, Vaiko, and eight other party leaders, arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, were not framed today. L.Rajendran, judge, special court at Poonamalee, near Chennai, posted ...
Rs.38.5-lakh exhibition centre to be set up near MGR Samadhi
CHENNAI, MARCH 17. An eight-year old proposal of setting up an exhibition centre adjacent to the samadhi of the former Chief Minister, M.G.Ramachandran may soon become a reality. The chairman of the Legislative Assembly's Assurance Committee, ...
Pallavaram residents stage anti-war rally
CHENNAI, MARCH 17.Petty shop-owners, casual labourers, residents and Municipal Councillors of Pallavaram took out an anti-war procession and protested against a probable military strike against Iraq by the U.S.A. The processionists, carried `No ...
Aged elephant tortured into begging
CHENNAI, MARCH 17. An old cow elephant, owned by a private individual, was forced to seek alms at a temple festival in Mylapore during the past four days, shocking animal lovers who found it struggling to cope with the traumatic ...
Draft electoral rolls on March 19
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 17. The State Election Commission has announced that the draft municipal electoral rolls of the Union Territory will be published on March 19. The State Election Commissioner, N. Rajasekhar, said the decision was taken at a ...
Speaker convenes meet on question hour dos and don'ts
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 17. With only ten days left for the budget session, the Speaker of the Pondicherry Assembly, M.D.R. Ramachandran, today convened a meeting of legislators in his chamber to finalise `dos and don'ts' for question hour. ...
CM to release `Pondicherry Vision 2020'
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 17. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, will release `Pondicherry Vision 2020' at a function at the conference hall on the Chief Secretariat premises here tomorrow. An official communication today said the Chief Secretary, R. ...
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