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Naidu promises water for delta areas
HYDERABAD, AUG. 4. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, today announced that the Government had decided to give priority to the paddy-growing areas in Krishna delta as and when it releases water from the Nagarjunasagar. The ...
Rush of pilgrims at Pushkaram
RAJAHMUNDRY, AUG.4. On the sixth day of Pushkarams on Monday, a record number of 28.20 lakh pilgrims had their holy dip by 7 p.m., according to official estimates. As the rush of pilgrims peaked around noon there were instances of breaking of ...
CM announces 20 cr. for Bhadrachalam
BHADRACHALAM, AUG. 4. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday announced Rs. 20 crores for the development of the temple town. Addressing a news conference here, he said the Government had drawn up a plan for providing Bhadrachalam ...
A mighty river with a hoary past
HYDERABAD, AUG. 4.River Godavari, also known as Gautami, is teeming with the devout all along its course now. The belief that a dip in the river during the sacred Pushkaram time washes away all sins has its root in its origin as Gautami. ...
FSI to be increased for residential structures
HYDERABAD, AUG. 4. After much debate and a lot of suspense, the Secunderabad Cantonment Board has officially confirmed that the Floor Space Index has been increased to 1.5 from the current 0.5. The FSI hike, however, is restricted to "private'' ...
Eight die in road accidents
HYDERABAD, AUG. 4. Eight persons were killed in road accidents in and around the twin cities in the last two days. A final year student of B. Pharmacy, Yamini Chaitanya (20) and a 24-year-old man, Ravi Karan, died after the motorbike they were ...
Special court to start trial in blast cases
BANGALORE, AUG. 4. A special court will be set up shortly at Parappana Agrahara Prison here for holding trial in the serial blast cases in the State, which occurred in June and July of 2000. In response to a proposal from the Corps of ...
Projects to get Govt. approval in 35 days
BANGALORE, AUG. 4. The State Government proposes to frame rules that provide for clearance of proposals for starting projects within 35 days, the Minister for Large- and Medium-scale Industries, R.V.Deshpande, told the Legislative Assembly today. ...
Three more SEZs planned
BANGALORE, AUG. 4. The Centre is likely to set up three more special economic zones (SEZ) in the State to boost exports, according to B.R. Umakant, Managing Director, Visvesvaraya Industrial Trade Centre. Speaking at a seminar on `Special ...
BMP to act against owners of houses with `extended'gates
BANGALORE, AUG. 4. Does your neighbour's gate come onto the pavement? If yes, then he or she has violated the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act. Under section 288 (`A' and `B') of the Act, the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) can proceed ...
Baby sale case takes a new twist
BANGALORE, AUG. 4.
Krishna launches IFFCO portal
BANGALORE, AUG. 4. The Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO) has launched a portal for farmers that offers them information on agricultural practices, crops, soil management, fertilizer application, etc. The portal for Karnataka was ...
Govt. offers to look into quota norms
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG 4. The State Government today made it clear that it was not averse to examining the reservation norms to be followed in private educational institutions. This was stated by the Law Minister, K.M. Mani, in the Assembly ...
Centre informed of State's concerns: Minister
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 4.The Agriculture Minister, K.R. Gouri, refuted the criticism in the Assembly that the Government had sat on the report of the Dr. M. S. Swaminathan Commission on WTO Concerns in Agriculture. Replying to a one-hour ...
Vizhinjam Port: Locals fear displacement
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 4. The Government decision to shift the site for the proposed commercial port and transhipment container terminal at Vizhinjam has failed to evoke a favourable response from the fisherfolk in the region who feel ...
Hitches in issuing computerised pollution certificates
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 4. Although computerised pollution under control certificates (PUC) had been made mandatory for all motor vehicles from this month, majority of the 500-odd approved pollution testing centres in the State had so far not ...
Common waste disposal system for hospitals mooted
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 4. A recent seminar on bio-medical waste management for hospitals organised by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has mooted the idea of a common waste disposal system for hospitals in the ...
Awards for best performing panchayats
CHENNAI, AUG. 4.In a new initiative to raise the level of environmental hygiene in rural parts, the Tamil Nadu Government has launched a "Clean Village Campaign" and instituted an award scheme for the best performers. Elimination of open ...
ESMA extended till October 23
CHENNAI, AUG. 4.The Tamil Nadu Government, which invoked the provisions of the Essential Services Maintenance Act this April to crack down on its striking employees and teachers, has issued a fresh notification, extending its operation by three ...
"Public-private tie-up helps in leveraging govt. resources"
CHENNAI, AUG. 4.Public-private partnerships help in leveraging limited State Government resources for raising funds from other sources for infrastructure development projects. In the interest of sustainability of the projects, tariff has to be ...
Women SI recruitment process begins
CHENNAI, AUG. 4. After a gap of about five years, the process of recruiting women police sub-inspectors to 961 vacancies, including a backlog of 12 posts, was set in motion today. The Rajaratnam stadium at Egmore here was buzzing with ...
MTC commences services between Tambaram and Avadi
CHENNAI, AUG 3. To assist the disabled and the elderly in gaining easier access to buses, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation has commenced operations on their second low-floor bus. It will operate on route 70 between Tambaram and Avadi. ...
HC reduces life term in Shanmugasundaram assault case
CHENNAI, AUG. 4.The Madras High Court today upheld a trial court order convicting `Welding' Kumar and five others for involvement in the `advocate Shanmugasundaram assault case', but reduced the sentence from life term to ten-year rigorous ...
Singapore citizen missing
CHENNAI, AUG 4. A Singapore citizen of Tamil origin was missing under mysterious circumstances, a few hours before he was scheduled to board a flight here on Saturday. According to police sources, 35-year-old Subramani was working as a legal ...
Door-to-door survey of alcohol, drug abuse planned
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 4. The Social Welfare Department is planning to organise a door-to-door survey on the status of alcohol and drug abuse in the Union Territory, its Director, Durai Balakrishnan, told The Hindu. Non-governmental ...
Defaulters will not be spared: IT Commissioner
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 4. The Commissioner of Income Tax, Pondicherry, S. Subramanian, today said the department would not hesitate to prosecute big assessees who did not file returns or file late returns. Big assessees are those who come in the Rs 2 ...
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