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Karnataka building dams illegally: Naidu
HYDERABAD, APRIL 21. The Telugu Desam Party president, N. Chandrababu Naidu, launched a blistering attack on the AICC chief, Sonia Gandhi, today for her alleged neglect of the drought situation in Andhra Pradesh while championing the cause of ...
CPI(M) launches `bikshatana' programme
HYDERABAD, APRIL 21.The State CPI(M) committee led by the party secretary, B.V. Raghavulu, today launched week-long `bikshatana' (seeking alms) to raise funds and material for the benefit of drought-hit people, particularly those in Anantapur, ...
Death of four patients leads to tension
KURNOOL, APRIL 21.The death of four patients in quick succession in the Acute Medical Care (AMC) unit of the general hospital here on Monday created tension on the campus. Activists of the CPI and the CPI(M) staged a dharna and gheraoed the ...
School to teach `ethical hacking'
HYDERABAD, APRIL 21. A shool, the first of its kind in Asia, to teach `ethical hacking', is being opened in the city by e2 Labs, next month. Addressing a media conference, 17-year-old renowned ethical hacker Ankit Fadia and Zaki Qureshey who ...
City civil courts go hi-tech
HYDERABAD, APRIL 21.The Chief Justice of the A.P. High Court, Devinder Gupta, has said computerisation will help deliver effective and speedy justice as a closely scrutinised case will ensure that nobody was misled -- presiding officers, lawyers ...
KSRTC cuts freight rate for farm produce
BANGALORE, APRIL 21. With the truck owners continuing their strike for the eighth day today, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) reduced freight charges substantially to help farmers transport their produce. There was no ...
Road-hogs create havoc in Udupi
UDUPI, APRIL 21. Chaos rules supreme on Udupi's roads. Frequent logjams at important traffic intersections are a common sight. There is no effective traffic management system in place to deal with the mess here. Traffic signals that were ...
World Bank team to discuss privatisation of water supply
BANGALORE, APRIL 21. A World Bank team will be here from Wednesday to discuss how to "improve and, later, bring private participation" into the water supply and sanitation sectors of three urban local bodies (ULBs) in the State. The Karnataka ...
Courts to be linked to prisons through video-conferencing
BANGALORE, APRIL 21. As many as 39 courts and prison units in the State will be linked through an interactive video-conferencing facility in the next six months. The first of these was inaugurated here on Monday at the City Civil and Sessions ...
Weavers take out procession, block road, train in Yelahanka
BANGALORE, APRIL 21. A large number of weavers took out a procession and blocked road and rail traffic for some time in Yelahanka here on Monday in protest against the Union Government's decision to introduce Excise levy of 10 per cent on the ...
Antony seeks to downplay party problems
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL. 21. The Kerala Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, sees nothing exceptional in what had happened in the Congress during the just concluded elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in the State. ``Ours is a party which has learnt ...
Palakkad: A municipality that failed its people
PALAKKAD, APRIL 19. Palakkad Municipality, one of the cash rich fast growing medium size town in the State, has failed to provide the basic amenities to its citizens. It has no modern bus stands, master drainage system, waste disposal ...
Supplyco opens vegetable retail centres in city
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 21. As the trucker's strike entered its eighth day today the city's residents continued to feel the pinch of the high prices of vegetables, fruits and meat. The city is however yet to feel any shortage of vegetables or ...
Anti-war rally by local bodies
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 21. The City Corporation, the District Panchayat, grama panchayats, municipalities and various other local bodies would be organising an anti-war rally in the city on April 25. Announcing this at a press conference ...
`Hall of horrors' at PTC
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 21. The Police Training College (PTC) here has established a crime scene simulation facility to give police trainees hands-on experience in evidence collection and case detection. The `Crime Simulation Hall (CSH)', ...
New TV channel from July 14
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 21. The Indiavision Malayalam television news channel will go on air on July 14, the chairman, M.K.Muneer, has said. He told presspersons here today that the round-the-clock test run of the channel started today. The ...
Stalin granted conditional bail
CHENNAI, APRIL 21.The DMK youth wing leader and MLA, M.K. Stalin, and nine others, were today granted conditional bail by the principal sessions judge, M. Jayapaul, who said "There is not even a scrap of paper to show that any police official ...
Gopal had links with Veerappan, extremists: CM
CHENNAI, APRIL 21.As the Opposition slammed the AIADMK regime for "intimidating the Press" and detaining "Nakheeran" Gopal under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today insisted that the journalist had close links ...
Impasse persists, but situation under check
CHENNAI, APRIL 21.The truck strike entered the second week today with no clear signs yet of a settlement to end the impasse. There was some relief in that the strike did not extend to `essential services' such as milk and water, as yet. With ...
Sand quarry mafia rules the roost
CHENNAI, APRIL 21. Rampant illegal sand mining in river beds with political backing may have led to the death of the first official who tried to stop the illegal activity on the Palar river bed in Kancheerpuram district on Sunday. But elected ...
`Vaiko confident of getting favourable verdict in SC'
VELLORE, APRIL 21.The MDMK general secretary, Vaiko, was confident of obtaining a favourable verdict in the case filed by him in the Supreme Court challenging certain provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Therefore, he was not interested ...
DMK has misled court: Jayalalithaa
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, has accused the DMK of "misleading" the Supreme Court and obtaining a stay the proceedings in the "disproportionate assets case" pending against her before a special court in ...
Drive for plastic waste segregation loses steam
CHENNAI, APRIL 21. The State Government's brief pursuit of a legislation against rampant plastic use seemed to indicate that it has a major green agenda. However, this has been put on the backburner, apparently. Further proof of this seems to ...
Royapuram railway station in a dilapidated condition
CHENNAI, APRIL 21. Situated in a busy area with a fishing harbour that is part of the landscape, the Royapuram railway station, the oldest of its kind in the city, stands as a pale shadow of its past, run down and crying for attention. This ...
`Auto-destruct' syringes for Hepatitis vaccination
CHENNAI, APRIL 21. In an effort to control spread of infections through re-use of syringes in immunisation programmes, the State has decided to use imported `auto-destruct' syringes in the Hepatitis vaccination programme. The syringes from ...
`Locals must be given preference in govt. jobs'
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 21. The Congress members, V. Vaithilingam and R. Kamalkannan, today brought to the notice of the Government the woes of job seekers in the Union Territory. Tabling a call attention motion in the Assembly, they stressed the ...
Monthly pension for aged people raised
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 21.The Social Welfare Minister, M. Chandirakasu, announced in the Assembly today that the monthly pension paid to aged people, destitute women and handicapped persons was raised with immediate effect from Rs. 175 to Rs. 200 a ...
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