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3 die in Tirumala ghat road accident
TIRUMALA, JUNE 4. Three pilgrims were killed and 43 others injured, nine of them seriously, when a B. Kothakota-bound Tirumala R.T.C. bus fell into the valley from the first ghat road in the wee hours of Wednesday. Ganga Bhavani (13), native ...
Role of education volunteers in literacy drive lauded
CUDDAPAH, JUNE 4. The District Collector, Jayesh Ranjan, on Wednesday stressed the role on education volunteers in promoting literacy and promised appointment of volunteers as activists under Velugu scheme if they effectively motivated ...
Hot spell continues, toll crosses 1,200
HYDERABAD, JUNE 4. Two coastal districts -- Guntur and Krishna -- and four in Telangana region, Khammam, Ranga Reddy, Nizamabad and Hyderabad (Urban) -- were in the grip of severe heatwave on Wednesday also, while the South-West monsoon was ...
CM sets up task force
HYDERABAD, JUNE 4. After two rounds of meetings with meteorologists and connected experts on the severe heatwave conditions in the State at the Secretariat on Wednesday, the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, constituted a Task Force headed by ...
Irrigation Dept. publishes assets of staff
BANGALORE, JUNE 4. The Karnataka Irrigation Department has taken a giant step aimed at ensuring corruption-free administration by publishing the assets and liabilities of all its employees. People can approach the authorities concerned, ...
KPTCL plan on tariff hike opposed
BANGALORE, JUNE 4. The move of the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. (KPTCL) to seek a six per cent hike in power tariff to meet its additional commitment of Rs. 1,040 crore to the Tannir Bavi Power Company Ltd. (TBPCL) over the next ...
'Final Cauvery award will be good'
BANGALORE, JUNE 4. There is every indication that the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal will be a good one, and will address the issue of a distress-sharing formula, the Frontline Editor, N. Ram, has said. Speaking at ...
Fire causes panic at cinema; 6 injured in melee
BANGALORE, JUNE 4. Six persons were injured when they jumped from the first floor of Abhinay cinema on B.V.K. Iyengar Road after a fire broke out during the screening of a Hindi film on Wednesday evening. The incident occurred at 5.15 p.m. ...
Call for total revamp of Forest Dept.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 4.The Estimates Committee of the Kerala State Assembly has called for a total revamp of the Forest and Wildlife Department with a cut in staff strength at the top level, creation of a crime stopper cell, use of ...
Antony not for immediate Cabinet reshuffle
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 4.The Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, said here today that he was not ruling out changes in his Cabinet before the end of the term of his Government. However, a reshuffle was not his immediate concern, the Chief Minister ...
Parallel English medium divisions in schools
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 4. The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to sanction English medium classes in Government, aided and unaided Malayalam medium schools. The Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, told presspersons after the Cabinet meeting that ...
Bride calls off marriage
CHENNAI, JUNE 4. A city girl today preferred to take a long walk to the All-Women Police Station in Ashok Nagar here to taking the seven steps around the holy fire. It was a tough decision for 23-year-old Vidya, but a couple of hours before ...
Azhagiri sent for judicial custody amid high drama
MADURAI, JUNE 4. Chaos prevailed in the court of the sixth judicial magistrate here when M. K. Azhagiri, elder son of the former Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, was produced today, after a two-day custodial interrogation in the Kiruttinan murder ...
All-round discontent in engg. admissions
CHENNAI, JUNE 4.This is a summer of discontent... for students aspiring to enter engineering colleges, parents and managements alike. Though 72,000 seats or more are available in 235 engineering colleges about 45,000 coming under the ...
HC won't stay QMC transfers
CHENNAI, JUNE 4.The Madras High Court today declined to stay the transfer of three Queen Mary's College lecturers, who were shifted to colleges in different districts by a May 26 order. While one of the petitioners, Safra Begum, who alleged ...
A Tirukkural prodigy wins CM's pat and purse
CHENNAI, JUNE 4. She is barely three years-old, but has already half-mastered Tirukkural verses. Just mention the first word of any of the first 400 couplets and Akshaya Dhananjeyan, a two-foot tot from a remote hamlet in Cuddalore district, ...
Cut in alternate day water supply from July
CHENNAI, JUNE 4. The State Government today announced a minor cut in the quantum of alternate day water supply to the city as part of an emergency plan to "minimum required supply" till the advent of northeast monsoon. According to a statement ...
'Efforts on to open govt. medical college'
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 4. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said efforts had been intensified to start a State Government-run medical college in Pondicherry, and once this was set up, a separate wing on Siddha and other Indian systems of ...
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