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PM talks to Naidu, Krishna on Paragodu
HYDERABAD, JUNE 13. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, has convened an all-party meeting on Saturday to discuss the controversial Paragodu project being constructed by Karnataka across the Chitravathi. The decision to ...
State unit chief choice: BJP leader tightlipped
HYDERABAD, JUNE 13. The BJP national secretary, L. Ganesan, stopped short of mentioning Union Minister of State for Railways, Bandaru Dattareya's name for the post of State president of the BJP. Answering questions from newsmen after attending ...
`Padayatra takes Cong. closer to people'
MARRIPADU(Srikakulam dt), June 13. The Congress Legislature Party leader, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, is on the verge of completing his historic Prajaprasthanam padayatra across 11 districts of the State. The 68-day yatra is scheduled to conclude at ...
Normal rain inadequate to fill reservoirs
HYDERABAD, JUNE 13.The heavens have opened up finally, but will they fill the dried-up Osmansagar and Himayatsagar reservoirs? The answer, unfortunately, is no. As of now, the inflows are all but a trickle. The sight of both the reservoirs filled ...
Cracking a tricky case
WHENEVER AN unidentified body is traced, the first thing an investigating officer would do is to check out the complaints about missing persons. Many a time, attempts to find out possible link between the unidentified bodies and missing ...
17-hour load shedding in villages
BANGALORE, JUNE 13. A "peak power crunch" has forced the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. (KPTCL) to impose 17 hours of load shedding in rural areas from Saturday. Villages will get seven hours of supply three hours in single ...
Water panel to inspect Chitravati project
BANGALORE, JUNE 13. A fact-finding team from the Central Water Commission will visit Bangalore and possibly the site of the Chitravati dam on Saturday to establish whether it is being taken up as a drinking water supply scheme or as an irrigation ...
Karnataka Neeravari Nigam to implement Varahi project
BANGALORE, JUNE 13. The Minister of State for Fisheries and Ports, Vasanth V. Salian, today said the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, had agreed to bring the Varahi irrigation project under the Karnataka Neeravari Nigam to speed up work on ...
JD(U) condemns demolition of houses
BANGALORE, JUNE 13. Senior leaders of the Janata Dal (United) today demanded severe punishment and criminal prosecution of those responsible for indiscriminately demolishing over 100 houses of poor and middle-class families in Nagamangala town of ...
Tragedy strikes M.P. family; 2 killed
BANGALORE, JUNE 13. Tragedy struck a family that arrived here by train from Gwalior early on Friday when the car by which they were travelling to their relative's house met with an accident. A woman and her son were killed and four persons, ...
Awareness on parking rules needs to be raised
CONFRONTATION BETWEEN the public and police over towing away vehicles has become regular in Bangalore and the highest number of traffic-related cases booked by the police pertain to parking of vehicles. Today, the parking problem is not limited ...
Kerala urged to expedite works at Naval Academy
EZHIMALA (KANNUR DIST.), JUNE 13.The Union Minister of State for Defence, O. Rajagopal, has called on the Kerala Government to expedite steps to provide infrastructure facilities for the Ezhimala Naval Academy scheduled to be commissioned in ...
Spirit smuggling through railway parcel service
PATHANAMTHITTA, JUNE 13.Spirit smugglers have developed ingenious methods for smuggling illicit liquor to various destinations in the State. This is what the seizure of 1,050 litres of illicit spirit from the railway parcel office at Thiruvalla ...
Kerala plans to cut sales tax on aviation fuel
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 13. The Non-Resident Keralites Affairs Minister (NoRKA), M.M. Hassan, has said that the State Government is examining a proposal to reduce sales tax (ST) on aviation fuel in order to help airline companies reduce fares to ...
Govt. may lose Rs. 5 cr. on tax front
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 13.By exempting two-wheelers, autorickshaws and stage carriers from the just announced hike in motor vehicle tax, the State Government is likely to lose Rs. 5 crores annually. The Motor Vehicles Department has proposed ...
Decks cleared for terminal project
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 13. The decks have been cleared for the construction of a state-of-the-art terminal for the State's premier international airport here with the State Government taking a decision to write to the Union Civil Aviation ...
Cruelty to animals
PREVENTING CRUELTY to animals may not be high on the agenda of the city police, but a case registered at the Museum Police Station by the owner of a pet cat has got the police foxed. The mother of an eighth standard student registered a ...
`Nothing wrong in Jaswant calling on me'
CHENNAI, JUNE 13.The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today declared that there was no case of economic offences pending against her, other than a tax-related case, and that there was nothing wrong in the Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, ...
SIM cards, film rolls seized
MADURAI, JUNE 13. The city police today conducted a search in the house of M.K. Azhagiri, elder son of the former Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, in connection with the Kiruttinan murder case. A special team searched the Sathya Sai Nagar ...
Corporal punishment drives boy to suicide
CHENNAI, JUNE 13. Two days after celebrating his 16th birthday, a Standard X student hanged himself in his home here, allegedly after having been humiliated and beaten up at school. Ramu Abhinav, studying in the Velammal Matriculation Higher ...
Education scheme for children of sex workers
CHENNAI, JUNE 13. A UNAIDS supported project to ensure that children of sex workers in Chennai get education will be underway in the city. The project hopes to rope in at least 225 children as part of the first phase of operations in 2003- ...
Technology helps them unravel mystery
In the city last week, the Police machinery was once again given a jolt, and a challenge. What began as a `person missing' complaint progressed steadily, in a matter of a week, into a murder mystery. As the police hunted for clues to aid them in ...
Additional classes to help students: Lakshminarayanan
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 13. The Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, said here today that the Department of Education would run additional classes (on separate campuses) to enable students to get seats in Plus-Two course in government ...
IRC to mobilise experts' knowledge on road strengthening
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 13. The two-day 169th mid-term council meeting of the Indian Roads Congress (IRC), beginning here tomorrow, will mobilise the latest knowledge of experts on topics of importance relating to roads and bridges and also disseminate ...
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