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DWCRA group leader shot dead in A.P.
GUNTUR, JULY 22. In what is perceived to be the first-ever attack on a woman in Andhra Pradesh, naxalites of the banned People's War (PW) shot dead the leader of a DWCRA (Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas) group, Annamma (50), at ...
Diarrhoea deaths in Khammam
KHAMMAM, JULY 22. Two persons died of diarrhoea while a boy succumbed to brain fever in Khammam district on Tuesday. According to reports reaching here, Gudipati Ramesh, 15, died with symptoms of brain fever in Rebbavaram village of Wyra ...
Farmers dependent on canals waiting for relief
HYDERABAD, JULY 22. In spite of normal rainfall so far during this monsoon, farmers depending on canal irrigation are keeping their fingers crossed about the prospects of the kharif crop. Till yesterday, the average rainfall in the State ...
Major power pilferage detected, trader arrested
HYDERABAD, JULY 22.The Detection of Pilferage of Energy (DPE) wing of the A.P. Transco on Tuesday unearthed a major case of power pilferage by a businessman on Prenderghast Road in Secunderabad. The businessman, Dinesh Kumar, was arrested. In a ...
21 gastroenteritis cases in a single day
HYDERABAD, JULY 22. Two children bearing symptoms of the mystery viral fever and 21 others with complaints of gastroenteritis were admitted to the Niloufer Hospital here on Tuesday. Lingamma (8) from Sreeramnagar of Banjara Hills was brought to ...
8 dismissed, 10 retired from service
BANGALORE, JULY 22. The Karnataka Government has accepted reports from the Lokayukta and has punished erring officials in 40 cases. The penalty includes compulsory retirement of 10 persons and removal/dismissal from service of eight officials. ...
Dharna called off in Assembly
BANGALORE, JULY 22. Members of the BJP and the AIPJD in the Legislative Assembly today called off their dharna following an agreement between them and the Government, as per which the Development Commissioner will look into the alleged ...
Charges unfounded, says Mayor
BANGALORE, JULY 22. The BJP Yuva Morcha City unit has complained to the Lokayukta, N. Venkatachala, that allocations from the discretionary quota of Rs. 10 crore of the Mayor, C.M. Nagaraj, have been "misused." On Tuesday, members of the unit ...
Kerala announces VRS for public sector
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 23.The Kerala Government has announced a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to downsize the public sector in the State. Any employee under the rolls of a State public sector institution can opt for the scheme as per an ...
Marad: social activists seek CBI probe
KOZHIKODE, JULY 22. A group of writers and social activists, including the Jnanpith laureate, M.T. Vasudevan Nair, K.T. Mohammed, P. Valsala and Thayatt Balan, today appealed to the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, to order a CBI inquiry into the ...
Karunakaran losing more supporters
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 22. The veteran Congress leader, K. Karunakaran's demand for a leadership change is unlikely to carry weight any more. This is for the second time in the last three months that his attempts to force a leadership change ...
Council opposes move to recoup Plan funds
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 22. The City Corporation Council today urged the Government to revoke the order issued on July 9 directing local bodies to return the unspent portion of the Plan funds. An official resolution moved by the Mayor, J. ...
RWH mandatory for all buildings
CHENNAI, JULY 22. The State Government has issued an ordinance, making it mandatory for all buildings to have rainwater harvesting structures by August 31, well before the onset of the northeast monsoon. Consequent to the promulgation of a July ...
Split in govt. employees federation
CHENNAI, JULY 22.The JACTTEO-GEO and COTA-GEO, a federation of employees and teachers unions, which spearheaded the recent strike by government employees, suffered a setback today with the Tamil Nadu Government Officials Union (TNGOU), ...
Govt. planning to open 28 dispensing stations in City
CHENNAI, JULY 22. The Transport Department has authorised 13 centres in City to retrofit Liquefied Petroleum Gas kits in petrol-driven vehicles, including cars and autorickshaws. Following a Supreme Court directive in May last year that all ...
In the driver's seat literally
CHENNAI, JULY 22. After two-and-a-half months of driving ladies specials, the two drivers of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Hameeda Bano and V. Savithri, began operating general services on Tuesday. They were allotted the 18A service ...
Malkani inspects amenities in schools
PONDICHERRY, JULY 22. The Pondicherry Lt. Governor, K. R. Malkani, today visited some government schools in and around Pondicherry and also saw for himself the working of the central kitchen, where noon meal is being prepared. Accompanied by ...
`Micro finance, a means to empower marginalised people'
PONDICHERRY, JULY 22. The Director of the French Institute of Pondicherry, Jean Pierre Muller, has said that micro finance could be a new model for development. Addressing participants drawn from academic fields and micro finance organisations ...
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