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'GO on recruitment ban to be withdrawn'
VISAKHAPATNAM, APRIL 8. The controversial Government Order No. 94, which has drawn heavy criticism from political parties and youth organisations as it seeks to impose a ban on recruitment to several categories of Government posts, will be ...
Bandh evokes poor response
HYDERABAD, APRIL 8. The Statewide bandh called by the CPI-ML People's War (PW) did not evoke much response, but normal life was affected in the interior areas abutting the Nallamala forest tracts in several districts on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the ...
More water from Singur on the way
HYDERABAD, APRIL 8. With the recent commissioning of sump-cum-pump house at Singur, water supply to the city has increased by 5 mgd. In the coming days, another 3 to 4 mgd will be drawn from Singur by way of increasing the height of Jackwell -II ...
Mysore court records trial by videoconference
MYSORE, APRIL 8. The District Principal and Sessions Court here today recorded, perhaps for the first time, cross examination of a defence witness through videoconference. The Principal District Judge, G. V. Hegde, witnessed the cross ...
JD merger may hit roadblock
BANGALORE, APRIL 8. The merger of the two Janata Dal parties is likely to hit a roadblock once again, with a section of the All-India Janata Dal leaders who are against the leadership of the former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda, stating that ...
Crackdown on rooftop, footboard travel
BANGALORE, APRIL 8. The Transport Department has cracked the whip on rooftop and footboard travel in buses. The Transport Commissioner has issued directions to his officials to take action against passengers who resort to these practices. An ...
KPCC chief meets IUML leader
KOZHIKODE APRIL. 8. The KPCC president, K. Muraleedharan, today called on the IUML State president, Syed Mohammed Ali Shihab Thangal, to apprise him of the problems in the Congress. The KPCC president met Shihab Thangal at his residence while ...
'Only two official candidates in fray'
KOCHI, APRIL. 8.The Kerala Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, today said that "there are only two official candidates of the Congress for the Rajya Sabha poll." In an informal chat with reporters who called on him at the Aluva Palace guest house, ...
18,000 litres of spirit seized
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 8. In a major bust, the city police raided an illicit spirit godown cleverly disguised as a terracota artefact manufacturing unit at Pappanamcode and seized 18,135 litres of spirit late on Tuesday night. The spirit ...
Hard-pressed students holding out
CHENNAI, APRIL 8.A pile of haphazardly stacked police barricades standing ominously close to a hostel is the only clue that all is not well at the Queen Mary's College here. Students smile cheerily and wave from their hostels at the constant ...
DMK will keep off session if suspensions are not revoked
CHENNAI, APRIL 8. The DMK will not attend the remaining part of the Assembly budget session, unless the suspension of two of its MLAs, Parithi Ilamvazhuthi and J. Anbazhagan, is revoked. The DMK legislature party, which met here today, ...
3 more petitions filed
CHENNAI, APRIL 8. Reflecting the groundswell of support for the save QMC movement, three more public interest litigation petitions were filed in the Madras High Court today challenging the proposal to raze the college building. After a single ...
Members won't rake up contentious issues
CHENNAI, APRIL 8. It was a strange display of cooperation cutting across party lines at Ambattur municipal council meeting on Monday as councillors took time off the proceedings to work out an `agreement' not to raise any contentious ...
Pondy for status quo on constituencies
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 8. A resolution tabled in the Pondicherry Assembly by the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today calling upon the Delimitation Commission to refrain from regrouping or readjusting the region-wise Assembly constituencies in ...
Free port will spur growth: CII
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 8.The proposed special economic zone and free port in Pondicherry, which had been conceded in principle by the Centre, would go a long way in the economic development of the Union Territory, according to the Chairman of the ...
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