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Naidu disapproves of invoking POTA
YELLAREDDYPET (MEDAK DT.), APRIL 5. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, today sought to steer clear of the controversy surrounding the invoking of POTA against the Congress MLA, Konda Surekha, saying that his Government had ...
Inter-state issues sorted out for two hydel projects
HYDERABAD, APRIL 5. Andhra Pradesh has scored two major inter-state gains with Orissa and Karnataka but has drawn a blank regarding its plea for Krishna water. Approval has finally been obtained from Karnataka for going ahead with the ...
Networking of pollution testing centres by Aug.
HYDERABAD, APRIL 5. The Road Transport Authority will complete networking of all the 125 pollution testing centres available in the twin cities by August this year. The networking will facilitate an analysis of the benefits of the Government's ...
Bank ex-chairman, 3 directors held
HYDERABAD, APRIL 5. Crime Investigation Department officials on Saturday arrested the former chairman and three directors of Prudential Cooperative Urban Bank on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and falsification of accounts. A hunt ...
Panchayat bodies to be strengthened
BANGALORE, APRIL 5. The Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today said the honorarium given to anganwadi workers would be increased if the financial position of the Government improved, and reiterated that the midday meal for students in ...
Eight killed as bus, van collide
BELGAUM, APRIL 5. At least eight people, including three women, died in an accident involving a van and a KSRTC bus on the Belgaum-Ron route in Murgod police station limits, about 50 km. from here, on Saturday afternoon. At least six were ...
Backlog vacancies will be filled: CM
BANGALORE, APRIL 5. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today reiterated that the State Government was committed to filling all backlog vacancies in different departments. Participating in the 96th birth anniversary celebrations of the former ...
People told to follow Jagjivan Ram's ideals
UDUPI, APRIL 5. The District in-charge Minister, Vasanth V. Salian, has said that it was important to follow the ideals of the dalit leader, Babu Jagjivan Ram. He was speaking after inaugurating the 96th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Babu ...
Airport alert for SARS threat
BANGALORE, APRIL 5. Following the scare triggered by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which has reportedly hit 18 countries, Bangalore Airport authorities have chalked out a plan to tackle the SARS threat. Speaking to The ...
Reports on bottled water exaggerated?
BANGALORE, APRIL 5. Grahak Shakti, one of the most active consumer rights organisations in the City, says the alarming reports about pesticide residue being found in bottled water in the media were distorted. At a discussion on pesticides in ...
New services from Bangalore Telecom
BANGALORE, APRIL 5. Customers of Bangalore Telecom District of BSNL now need not cope with prolonged disconnection of the phones if they delay payment of bills. The telecom website with links to banks where payments are accepted will make ...
Film-maker to highlight dangers of HAI
BANGALORE, APRIL 5. Is the hospital you go to clean enough, or is it a source of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)? HAI is a `silent killer' because patients and the public do not know about it. But in the United States for example, HAI is the ...
R.S. seats: parleys on to end deadlock
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 5.The AICC general secretary, Ambika Soni, today called up the KPCC president, K. Muraleedharan, to discuss the current deadlock over the party's nominations for the Rajya Sabha seats. The unscheduled call has given ...
Antony vows to face challenge
PALAKKAD, APRIL 5. The Kerala Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, hit out at the `I' group and its leader, K. Karunakaran, without naming them by stating that "troubles will be created in the party almost every day as long as I continue to be the Chief ...
Cong. not to send Central observer for now
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. Hopeful of the crisis in its Kerala unit getting resolved by Monday, the Congress high command has no plans as of now to send a Central observer to the State to break the deadlock facing the Pradesh Congress Committee ...
Refuge for abandoned babies: boon or bane?
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 5.The `Amma' electronic cradle system introduced by the State Council for Child Welfare to avoid abandonment of unwanted babies at the wayside is now throwing up a social dilemma, with the increase in the number of ...
Protests galore against war
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 5.Protests against the US-led aggression on Iraq are mounting in the city. Right from the inmates of orphanages to employees of banks staged protest marches in the city today, shouting slogans against the U.S. and the ...
QMC closed for two weeks
CHENNAI, APRIL 5.In an attempt at quelling student protests against the proposed demolition of the Queen Mary's College here, the Government today ordered closure of its hostels immediately and of the institution from April 7 to 21, college ...
Pension cuts will stay, unions stick to strike plan
CHENNAI, APRIL 5.The cash-strapped Tamil Nadu Government today categorically expressed its inability to concede the plea by staff unions for withdrawal of the recent cuts in pension and gratuity benefits. A fortnight after the Government ...
Parties unanimous in flaying demolition move
CHENNAI, APRIL 5. Political parties today joined students in protesting the State Government move to demolish the Queen Mary's College here to make way for the new Secretariat. When the State was facing unprecedented drought, efforts should be ...
Some `troubling' questions
CHENNAI, APRIL 5.Agitating students and staff of the Queen Mary's College, who continued their `Save QMC' protest today, raised some concerns which remain unanswered. After a two-hour agitation, when some teachers attempted to convince students ...
Dawaram eased out of STF job
CHENNAI, APRIL 5.In a significant move, the Tamil Nadu Government has eased out the retired police officer, W.I. Dawaram, from the Special Task Force hunting for the jungle outlaw, Veerappan. Nearly two years after he was hired for the crucial ...
Big blaze in Thirumazhisai industrial unit
CHENNAI, APRIL 5. The sleepy industrial estate of SIDCO in suburban Thirumazhisai was rattled today after a massive fire in one of its units, storing hazardous chemical, spread quickly to at least three units, causing damage to property and burn ...
Anti-war protest on the Marina tomorrow
CHENNAI, APRIL 5. The Committee Against the U.S. War on Iraq will organise a peace rally here on April 7 to highlight the people's opposition to the war against Iraq. Many prominent personalities from academia, performing arts, filmdom and the ...
With buildings, the spirit will also go
CHENNAI, APRIL 5. The waves cascade no more. Instead, they slap on the shores of the Marina furiously, as if the anger that is fermenting on the other side of the road has spread across. The sea is protesting too, it seems, at the threat of ...
CPI opposes Goondas Act
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 5.The secretary of the Pondicherry State committee of the CPI, N. Kalainathan, said today that the Union Territory Administraion should not resort to the Goondas Act but instead act with firmness within the provisions of the ...
Computers distributed to schools
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 5. The Lt Governor, K. R. Malkani has stressed that computers should not be excessively used. Distributing computers to nearly 40 schools including privately managed institutions under a project of the Pondicherry Rotary ...
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