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Budget passed amid walkout
HYDERABAD, MARCH 29. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly tonight passed the annual budget for 2003-04 amid a walkout by the Congress and CPI (M) against what they called the Government's indifference towards the drought situation, the suicides by farmers ...
Five more new railway zones from April 1
HYDERABAD, MARCH 29. Five new zones and eight divisions are being added to the Indian Railways with effect from April 1. Two zones -- East Central and North Western -- were already inaugurated on October 1 last year, taking the total zones to ...
Documents on fake stamp papers to be valid
BANGALORE, MARCH 29. The Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, said today that to protect the interests of the common people, the Government would validate illegal stamp papers that had been registered. In his reply to the discussion on the ...
CM hints at more funds for metro rail
BANGALORE, MARCH 29. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today said that the Rs. 74 crore allocated for the metro rail project in Bangalore announced in the Budget was "only part of the State Government's equity and much will depend on Central ...
India should press U.N. to end war
KOCHI, MARCH. 29. The CPI general secretary, A. B. Bardhan, has urged the Union Government to move a resolution in the United Nations seeking an `immediate and unconditional' end to the `American aggression' on Iraq. ``The Government should ...
Cong. to contest both RS seats
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH. 29. The Congress in Kerala is in no mood to concede any of the Rajya Sabha seats to its partners in the UDF. The KPCC election committee, which is meeting here on Sunday, would finalise the party candidates for the two ...
`Sakti' Awards announced
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 29.`Ayalkkoottam', play by Francis T. Mavelikkara, `Agragaami', novel by Simon Britto and `Parudeesanashtam', collection of short stories by Subhash Chandran, have been selected for the Abu Dhabi Sakti Awards for 2003. ...
'DMK was driven to support POTA'
CHENNAI, MARCH 29. The DMK president, M. Karunanidhi, today demanded the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which ``is misused by the State Government to settle scores with political rivals''. Speaking at the commencement of a day-long ...
Profiles of new judges of Madras High Court
CHENNAI, MARCH 29. The eight names, cleared by the Supreme Court Collegium of Judges today for appointment as judges of the Madras High Court, are the seniormost district judges serving the State. While three of them R. Banumathi, S. ...
Stir will continue until Vaiko is released
CHENNAI, MARCH 29. Leaders of Opposition parties, who took part in a day-long fast here today, said the agitation to secure the release of the MDMK leader, Vaiko, detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, would continue until success was ...
Parent challenges age test for POTA-detenu son
CHENNAI, MARCH 29. Not long after the release on bail of Prabhakaran, a juvenile detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, another boy accused in the same case, B. Bhagathsingh, has moved the Madras High Court challenging the POTA court ...
Police suspend permission for road cuts
CHENNAI, MARCH 29. Close on the heels of the death of a US Consulate staffer due to bad road conditions in the city on Tuesday, the head honchos of the Chennai Corporation and the Chennai City Police came together today to ensure a better ...
'Budget has nothing to generate employment'
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 29. The Secretary of the AIADMK's Pondicherry State Committee, A. Anbalagan, MLA today said that the budget the Chief Miniser, N. Rangasamy presented on the floor of the House on Friday has let down the freedom fighters. In ...
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