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Naidu rejects CLP leader's plea
HYDERABAD, MARCH 20. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Thursday dismissed a letter given to him by the CLP leader, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, as `nothing new' and said everyone working in a democracy had to behave in a ...
Licence fee again for radio, TV sets mooted
VISAKHAPATNAM, MARCH 20. The governing body of the Prasar Bharati is likely to recommend to the Government to reintroduce licence fee for radio and television sets. ``The Prasar Bharati is of the opinion that licence fee would meet its revenue ...
Draft metro master plan worries plot-owners
HYDERABAD, MARCH 20. The revised draft Master Plan for Hyderabad Metropolitan Area-2020 has evoked interest in people. Its proposals on road width, demarcation of open zones, water bodies and multiple use zones, made people respond in different ...
DPC asks Corporation for project files
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 20.The District Planning Committee (DPC) has asked the City Corporation to present the files of the computerisation project for a detailed review. The decision was taken in the wake of the allegations levelled against ...
City hit by traffic snarls
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 20. Traffic was held up for several hours in the city today with hundreds of LDF and tribal activists appropriating the carriage space in front of the Government Secretariat. The police were forced to divert traffic ...
MCH's bridge plan to ease traffic chaos
HYDERABAD, MARCH 20.The Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad will examine the technical feasibility of constructing a bridge linking Himayatnagar street no. 10 and Domalguda to ease the traffic problem there. In the next financial year this ...
Eight DIGs, two SPs transferred
HYDERABAD, MARCH 20.The Government has issued orders transferring eight Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) and two Superintendents of Police (SPs) on Thursday. Following are the officers and their new postings. A.B. Venkateshwar Rao ...
e-Seva services to be expanded
HYDERABAD, MARCH. 20. Come April and people will be able to pay bills for civic services over an ATM, thanks to satellite technology. In what is an extension of e-Seva services, officials are working on different aspects of expansion of ...
`Govt. walked a tightrope on Cauvery'
BANGALORE, MARCH 20. The Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, told the Assembly today that the Government had kept its assurance to the Cauvery basin farmers to safeguard their interests even while obeying the orders of the Supreme Court and ...
A `people-friendly' Budget likely
BANGALORE, MARCH 20. The war on Saddam Hussein, which broke out today, has cast its shadow on the Karnataka Budget for 2003-2004, which will be presented on Friday morning. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, who holds the Finance portfolio, will ...
BESCOM trying to make ECS popular
BANGALORE, MARCH 20. The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd. (BESCOM) is trying to get more consumers opt for the Electronic Clearance Scheme (ECS) to pay their electricity bills. BESCOM introduced the ECS option on a limited scale in ...
BDA demolishes illegal buildings
BANGALORE, MARCH 20. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on Thursday demolished two commercial buildings that had come up illegally on its land. The agency valued the recovered land at about Rs.60 lakhs. According to a BDA press ...
`Walkathon' to mark Water Day
BANGALORE, MARCH 20. With water emerging a critical natural resource, due to indiscriminate development, demand, waste and degradation, awareness on the urgent need for preserving the quality and augmenting the quantity of water has assumed ...
Contingency plan for evacuation ready
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH. 20. The Indian Embassy in Kuwait has made contingency plans for Indians wishing to leave Kuwait, said the Minister for Tourism, K.V. Thomas, here today. The Prime Minister's Office, when contacted, had informed the ...
Left MPs to visit state
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH. 20. A team of Left MPs is coming to Kerala to look into complaints about the harassment of tribals and the repression of the agitation over the Muthanga incidents by the police. It will visit Kannur tomorrow evening. ...
Govt. should take initiative to settle stir: Karunakaran
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 20. The Senior Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, has said that the onus was on the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, and his Government to take the initiative in arriving at a formula to end the current LDF agitation demanding ...
Malayalis from Kuwait arrive
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 20. With the U.S. commencing military action in Iraq today and Baghdad launching missile attack against Kuwait, Malayalis working in Kuwait, especially those in Government service, have started sending their children ...
Adivasis build shelters around Secretariat
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 20. More than 500 tribals owing allegiance to the pro-LDF Adivasi Kshema Samathi (AKS) are staging an indefinite satyagraha in front of the Government Secretariat. Their agitation is to express solidarity with the LDF ...
CAS advent may not end nexus
CHENNAI, MARCH 20. The two main multisystem operators (MSOs) in Chennai have declared that cable TV operators (CTOs) should not charge subscribers more than Rs. 200 a month. "It is atrocious to ask for more than Rs. 200," a spokesperson for one ...
It will not be a harsh budget: Ponnaiyan
CHENNAI, MARCH 20.Even as united Opposition parties are bracing for yet another turbulent Assembly session, the Finance Minister, C.Ponnaiyan, said his third State budget, to be presented tomorrow, would "not be harsh". The Minister, who had ...
Jayalalithaa launches videoconferencing
CHENNAI, MARCH 20. Sitting in her chamber at the Secretariat in Chennai, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today had a face-to-face with the Collectors and Superintendents of police in far-away districts. In what is claimed to be a ``major ...
U.K., TN police to take part in joint training exercise
MADURAI, MARCH 20.The Tamil Nadu police and their British counterparts may come together for a joint training exercise in the near future, thanks to an exchange programme organised by the British Council in India. "We look forward to getting ...
Woman denied divorce from HIV-positive husband
MADURAI, MARCH 20. The `oor panchayat' of Maruthankudi in Sivaganga district has refused to ``grant divorce and compensation'' to a girl, who sought separation from her HIV- positive husband. The 28-year-old Kalyani (name changed), a diploma ...
Tambaram road overbridge project still a non-starter
CHENNAI, MARCH 20. There may be lot of talk about developing infrastructure for the metro, but more than six years after the first proposal was made for construction of a Road Over Bridge (ROB) at the GST Road and Velachery Road intersection at ...
EB a far cry from customer satisfaction
CHENNAI, MARCH 20. Having been given a raw deal in the recent power tariff revision, domestic consumers in the city want the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) to launch "customer-friendly measures" immediately. "No domestic consumer will ...
Corporation seals five public conveniences
CHENNAI, MARCH 20.The Chennai Corporation officials on Thursday sealed five public conveniences in George Town area on the ground that the facilities were forcibly taken over and maintained by a third party, leading to a revenue loss to the civic ...
Faculty development centre for Anna Varsity colleges
CHENNAI, MARCH 19.A centre, which will work for improving the skills and expertise of teachers in all 230 engineering colleges in the State, has got off in earnest in the Anna University. Its Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) has invited ...
10.22-cr. plan to quench Mahe thirst
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 20. The Public Works Department has intensified efforts to provide assured potable water to the residents of Mahe. As part of this, a Rs. 10.22-crore drinking water project will be implemented in collaboration with the Kerala ...
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