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TDP Mahanadu venue damaged badly
TIRUPATI, MAY 26.The nicely spruced-up venue of the TDP's Mahanadu was nearly razed to the ground when a sudden cloudburst, accompanied by high velocity winds, lashed the temple town around 2 pm today, hardly a few hours before the mega event was ...
YSR promises rollback of power tariff hike
RAJAHMUNDRY, MAY 26. The CLP leader, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, on Monday asserted that if returned to power the Congress would review all PPAs (power purchase agreements) with private agencies and assured power supply to certain domestic consumers ...
MCH contract workers strike work
HYDERABAD, MAY 26.Contract workers of MCH struck work on Monday demanding payment of minimum wages of Rs. 2,220 per month. Later the CITU affiliated MCH Employees Union took out a rally from Baghlingampally to Indira Park. The workers threatened ...
Greenlands guesthouse to be pulled down
HYDERABAD, MAY 26. It seems to be a bad time for heritage buildings and cultural landmarks, so distinct to Hyderabad. After the loss of "Kohinoor'' in Banjara Hills, next on the chopping block is the Greenlands Guest House (GGH), the quaint ...
250 attack-proof police stations planned
HYDERABAD, MAY 26. The Police Department will shortly take up construction of 250 attack-proof buildings to house police stations in extremist-affected districts, the DGP P. Ramulu, said here on Monday. Interacting with the media at his office, ...
Drinking water: Krishna for amicable solution
K.R.NAGAR (MYSORE DT.), MAY 26. The Karnataka Chief Minister, S. M. Krishna, today appealed to the neighbouring riparian States to eschew confrontation and sought their cooperation in resolving disputes affecting drinking water projects ...
Centre grants Rs. 6 cr. for starting three food parks
BANGALORE, MAY 26. The Minister of State for Agro Processing, Raju Gowda, said today that the Union Ministry for Food Processing Industries had released Rs. 6 crore for starting food parks for vegetables, fruits, and flowers at Malur in Kolar ...
Drought relief: Karnataka BJP's charge
CHITRADURGA, MAY 26. Basavaraj Patil Sedam, Karnataka unit president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has demanded an inquiry into the alleged large-scale irregularities in execution of drought relief works in the State. At a press ...
Project to remove poverty in City
BANGALORE, MAY 26. A pilot poverty alleviation project in the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) area, involving 12 non-government organisations (NGOs), government agencies and banks, will be launched on Wednesday. The project is being ...
Convince U.S. against unilateralism, nations told
BANGALORE, MAY 26. The world polity, including countries such as India, China, Russia, and France, should engage in a meaningful dialogue with the U.S. on Iraq and other issues of concern, rather than confront it, the member of the Congress ...
Krishna opens carriageway of Hebbal flyover
BANGALORE, MAY 26. The right carriageway of the Hebbal main flyover was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, here on Monday. The flyover work was taken up by the Bangalore Development Authority, and executed by Gammon India Ltd. ...
Of Tintin, Columbus, and eclipses
BANGALORE, MAY 26. If one of the episodes of Tintin, the intrepid comic book traveller, is to be believed, the (native) American Indians knew nothing about eclipses. So, in `Tintin in America', the young daredevil threatens to eat up the sun if ...
HC upholds college management's rights
KOCHI, MAY 26.A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday upheld the rights of college managements to prohibit political activities on college campuses and forbid students from organising or attending meetings other than the official ...
Jamaat council plea for handover of Marad mosque
KOCHI, MAY.26.The Kerala Muslim Jamaat Council has demanded that the Marad mosque, which was taken over by the Kozhikode District Collector following the recovery of arms, be handed over to the council for the faithful to conduct ...
NRI quota: applications invited
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, May 26. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations has invited applications for admission in the NRI quota to B.Tech courses in Government and aided engineering colleges and to the BAMS course in the Government Ayurveda ...
Homage paid to Velayudhan
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 26. People from various walks of life today paid homage to the former Minister and KPCC general secretary, P. K. Velayudhan, who died here on Sunday. The body was kept at the Congress headquarters, Indira Bhavan, here ...
'I had no power to transfer officials: Ramachandran'
VELLORE, MAY 26. For the first time after he resigned from the Union Cabinet last week, the former Minister of State for Finance, Gingee Ramachandran, and the MDMK presidium chairman, L. Ganesan, called on their party leader, Vaiko, at the ...
Transfer controversy affects prospects of I-T officials
CHENNAI, MAY 26.An investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case pertaining to transfer of income-tax officials is likely to go further into shifting of officers allegedly at the behest of the personal assistant of Gingee ...
Police may seek custody of Azhagiri
MADURAI, MAY 26.Four persons, including an assailant, allegedly involved in the murder of the former DMK Minister, `Pasumpon' T. Kiruttinan, are likely to be produced in a Madurai court on Tuesday, highly-placed police sources said here today. ...
MDMK at a crossroads
CHENNAI, MAY 26. It is almost a year since the MDMK founder and general secretary, Vaiko, was detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Party leaders have been periodically calling on him at the Vellore Central prison, where he has been ...
Good response to door-to-door campaign
CHENNAI, MAY 26.The Chennai Corporation and residents today joined hands to launch the door-to-door garbage collection drive, aimed at cleaning up the city in a "record time". According to the civic agency, more than 90 new tricycles and ...
We will take steps to augment supply, says Ravindranath
CHENNAI, MAY 26. After the medicos' strike, it is water, this time. Acute water scarcity at the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital here has hampered the regular functioning of the hospital and even led to cancellation of some ...
NHAI to link Maduravoyal, Puzhal soon
CHENNAI, MAY 26. As part of its efforts at strengthening the road sector connectivity, the National Highways Authority of India will soon take up the 14-km link work on the NH-4 and NH-5 connecting Maduravoyal and Puzhal, the project director, ...
Read books for development: Malkani
PONDICHERRY, MAY 26. The Lieutenant Governor, K.R. Malkani, today called upon children to spend lesser time before the television, take up physical activities and read good books for their all-round development. Addressing a gathering, ...
Fill 75 p.c. seats in medical colleges: JD(S)
PONDICHERRY, MAY 26. The Pondicherry State unit of Janata Dal (Secular) today demanded that 75 per cent of the seats in medical colleges in the Union Territory be filled up by the Government. Addressing presspersons here, E. Ganesan, ...
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