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Govt. to move SC against Karnataka
HYDERABAD, APRIL 17. The Andhra Pradesh Government today decided to approach the Supreme Court for stopping the Paragodu project taken up by Karnataka on the Chitravathi river for which the Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, laid the ...
Ramamurthy Naidu's dharna throws traffic out of gear
TIRUPATI, APRIL 17. The political tantrums of N.Ramamurthy Naidu, the younger brother of the Chief Minister, N.Chandrababu Naidu, continue unabated in the Chandragiri constituency in Chittor district. The junior Naidu today sat on a dharna along ...
Video piracy: exhibitor clarifies
HYDERABAD, APRIL 17. With reference to the news item published in these columns on August 8, 2002, under the headline "Film chamber urges GO to check piracy'', the advocates of Mr. AGVVN Satyanarayana, an exhibitor of Tanuku, have denied that the ...
Weavers turn violent in Bangalore
BANGALORE, APRIL 17. Police resorted to lathicharge, lobbed teargas shells and fired rubber bullets at groups of protesting weavers here today. Several persons, including three policemen and a photographer, were injured in the violence while ...
JD merger talks will begin in a fortnight, says Bommai
BANGALORE, APRIL 17. The President of the All-India Janata Dal (AIJD), S.R. Bommai, has said the discussions on the party's merger with the JD(S) led by the former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda, will begin in a fortnight, and expressed ...
HC notice to pollution control board
BANGALORE, APRIL 17. The Chief Justice, N.K.Jain, and Justice V.G.Sabhahit, constituting a Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court, today ordered issue of notices to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and other respondents in ...
BMP free to issue work orders for new garbage contracts
BANGALORE, APRIL 17. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) can now go ahead with new contracts for garbage removal, with the High Court of Karnataka disposing of writ petitions filed by a number of existing contractors. The High Court has ...
'City's digital maps have no use'
BANGALORE, APRIL 17. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) spent Rs. 58.20 lakh on maps supplied by the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), and it became unproductive as updating ...
Govt. steps to ensure smooth movement of commodities
BANGALORE, APRIL 17. Vegetable prices, which had gone up in the City following the lorry strike, showed a marginal fall on Thursday, though higher in many cases than during normalcy. The lorry owners' strike entered the fourth day with tankers ...
KC(J) getting ready to leave LDF
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 17.The Kerala Congress (Joseph) is getting ready to leave the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF). The KC(J) leadership has had several rounds of discussions with the Kerala Congress (Mani) leader and Revenue ...
State loses Rs. 100-cr. aid under APDRP
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 17The State has missed out on an opportunity to claim Rs. 100 crores worth of incentives under the Centre's Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) because of the way it had prioritised the ...
`I' group `cannot be taken for granted'
KOLLAM, APRIL 17. THE senior Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, has said that if unity within the State unit of the party is possible only if the KPCC president, K. Muraleedharan, goes to the extent of chiding his father, then it would be a very ...
Drug shortage hampers efforts to tackle SARS
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 17.A shortage of anti-viral drugs and steriods, essential for the management of potential victims of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), is turning to be a serious hamper to the preparedness of the administration ...
Zero waste centre to go on stream from June
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 17. Zero Waste Centre (ZWC), a resource and training centre evolved from the need to complement the efforts of Kerala Tourism's ambitious Rs. 71 lakh Zero Waste Kovalam Project to restore the old charm of the famed beach ...
Vignettes of a regal past
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 17.The issues of the monthly `Travancore Information' journal brought out by the State Government of erstwhile Travancore kept in the Kerala Studies Section of the University Library, while not known to many scholars, ...
DVAC begins `ransom' probe
CHENNAI, APRIL 17. Armed with a government order, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption has begun an enquiry into alleged payment of a ransom for securing the release of the Kannada actor, Rajkumar, from the forest brigand, Veerappan, ...
Police will spread the dragnet in ransom probe
CHENNAI, APRIL 17. Without wanting to go into possible ``political dimensions'' of the DVAC (Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption) probe into alleged payment of a ransom to secure the release of the Kannada film star, Rajkumar, held ...
Mudumalai sanctuary thrown open
UDHAGAMANDALAM, APRIL 17.The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is back in business. The sanctuary had remained closed since February 15 due to acute drought and increasing threat of jungle fire. The throwing open of the sanctuary yesterday was greeted ...
DMK always against Art. 356: Karunanidhi
CHENNAI, APRIL 17.The DMK has not demanded that Article 356 of the Constitution (President's rule) be invoked in Tamil Nadu, the president, M. Karunanidhi, asserted here today. "Why are they fighting shadows?" was his curt response, when ...
A `Cooum' in Kancheepuram
KANCHEEPURAM, APRIL 17. `Manjalneer channel', a stormwater drainage, passing through Kancheepuram town from Pallavamedu to Thirukkalimedu, has now become a drainage carrier like the Cooum of Chennai, polluting two lakes at Thirukkalimedu and ...
Scarcity drives motorists to public transport
CHENNAI, APRIL 17. Day-four of the nationwide strike by truckers saw comparatively a few private petrol-driven vehicles on the city roads, as many motorists preferred public transport in view of the disruption in normal supply of petrol. Though ...
College refuses to join residents' eco drive
CHENNAI, APRIL 17. Residents of the P.V. Cherian Crescent Road, off Ethiraj Salai, who joined hands a year ago to launch an eco drive, have not made much headway during the past year due to unresolved issues with the locality's most illustrious ...
Vegetable prices still high, petrol supply inadequate
CHENNAI, APRIL 17.As talks between the Centre and truck operators failed to break the deadlock, the situation turned worse on the fourth day of their strike today. Vegetable prices continued to be beyond reach. Though the State Government ...
`No more harassment by constables'
CHENNAI, APRIL 17. It may be hard to believe, but scenes of motorists being harassed by lone constables may soon be a thing of the past. As part of its efforts to streamline the traffic enforcement system, the Traffic Police has stated that ...
Hospitals to be certified `woman and child-friendly'
CHENNAI, APRIL 17.With at least 140 out of every 100,000 women dying during delivery in Tamil Nadu, the State Government has set itself the target of making at least one government hospital and one private hospital in every district `woman and ...
Sadras excavations uncover hidden treasures
CHENNAI, APRIL 17. Recent excavations in Tamil Nadu's only Dutch fort - the Sadras, 70 km south of Chennai- have uncovered hidden architectural treasures of the medieval period, a huge granary which could hold 50,000 rice bags and rare tiles and ...
Speaker refuses permission for discussion on POTA
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 17. The DMK legislators, led by R.V. Janakiraman, today staged a walkout in the Pondicherry Assembly during zero hour. As soon as the question hour was over, the legislators drew the attention of the Speaker, M.D.R. ...
`Milk adulterated with earthworm, urea'
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 17. The former Local Administration Minister, Theni C. Jayakumar (TMC), today alleged during question time in the Assembly that milk sold through some private agencies in Pondicherry was totally adulterated. Earthworm and urea ...
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