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Naidu launches new rail services, works
TIRUPATI, AUG. 20. The South Central Railway authorities held as many as 10 functions for the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, and the Union Minister of State for Railways, B. Dattatreya, today, spread over three different venues ...
Krishna delta farmers restive
VIJAYAWADA, AUG. 20. Krishna delta farmers are becoming restive and making a strident demand for release of at least 6000 cusecs of water from the dead storage of Nagarjuna Sagar (NS) to save their kharif paddy on 13.5 lakh acres. They resent ...
All school buses to be tested for fitness
HYDERABAD, AUG. 20. In the backdrop of the tragedy involving a school bus which plunged into a well killing eight children in Karimnagar on Tuesday, the State Government has taken up a massive exercise of inspecting each and every school bus ...
Relief package for farmers soon: Krishna
BANGALORE, AUG. 20. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, has said that the Government will announce a comprehensive relief package for the benefit of the drought-affected farmers shortly. Mr. Krishna said the Government would pay compensation to the ...
BEML hands over rake to DMRC
BANGALORE, AUG. 20. Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML) on Wednesday released to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) a metro coach comprising two motorcars and four trailer coaches. The rake was handed over by the Defence Minister, George ...
Recognise rural talent: Tendulkar
BANGALORE, AUG. 20. Thunderous applause from thousands of cricket fans greeted the renowned cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, the captain of the Indian cricket team, Saurav Ganguly, the bowler, Anil Kumble, and nine other achievers as they received ...
`Amritavarsham 50' from Sept. 24
BANGALORE, AUG. 20. The Mata Amritanandamayi Math will observe the 50th birthday of Mata Amritanandamayi from September 24 to 27 in Kochi under the banner `Amritavarsham 50'. The media in-charge of `Amritavarsham 50', Brahmachari Abhayamitra ...
Kerala to study college fee issue afresh
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 20.The Kerala Cabinet today decided to reconstitute its sub-committee on self-financing college admissions and fee structure with the mandate to hold detailed discussions with all concerned on the fee structure. In ...
Sandbanks posing problems to Aranmula boat race
PATHANAMTHITTA, AUG. 20.Sandbank formations in the Pampa along the racecourse of the famous Uthrittathi Vallamkali at Aranmula have been posing problems to the smooth conduct of the annual event. For the past few years, the Palliyoda Seva ...
Shaji for professional film awards jury
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 20.The film-maker, Shaji N. Karun, has urged the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry to professionalise and reduce the size of the national film awards jury and constitute a separate panel to select entries for ...
Coca-Cola unit: Govt. to wait for Central lab reports
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 20.The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, has said that the Government would take a decision on the controversies regarding the Coca-Cola plant at Plachimada in Palakkad district only after receiving the reports from the two ...
Is Chennai ready for CAS?
CHENNAI, AUG. 20.About 10 lakh cable TV homes, falling under the Chennai metropolitan limits, will be poised in 10 days to become the first in the country to enter the Conditional Access System regime, but most consumers have been kept guessing ...
Grenade found at Central unserviceable?
CHENNAI, AUG. 20.Apart from the sensation it created, the grenade found at Chennai Central suburban terminal on Monday evening is suspected to be unserviceable. Investigations revealed that the explosive, noticed near a garbage dump by a ...
Campaign to cover all highways, forests
CHENNAI, AUG. 20.The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, has ordered the setting up of at least one rainwater harvesting structure for every two km along national and State highways, rural roads, and in the union and panchayat roads network. During a ...
No move to demolish memorials: Govt.
CHENNAI, AUG. 20. The Tamil Nadu Government today gave a categorical undertaking to the Madras High Court that it had no proposal to demolish the sprawling memorials of the late Chief Ministers, C.N. Annadurai and M.G. Ramachandran, on the Marina ...
Tirumailai-Tiruvanmiyur service from September 15: Moorthy
CHENNAI, AUG. 20. The train service on the elevated section between Tirumailai and Tiruvanmiyur is expected to begin from September 15, the Minister of State for Railways, A.K. Moorthy, said here today. Talking to reporters after inspecting the ...
Veeranam project likely to be completed by May next
CHENNAI, AUG. 20.The Veeranam project, aimed at providing 180 million litres a day (MLD) to Chennai, is likely to be completed by May next year, according to Chennai Metrowater, the agency responsible for implementation of the scheme. ...
Panel for Pondy merger golden jubilee
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 20.The Union Territory administration has constituted a working committee, under the chairmanship of the Education and Tourism Minister, to finalise programmes for the celebration next year of the golden jubilee of the de facto ...
Community service scheme launched in high schools
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 20. The Directorate of Education today launched a Community Service Scheme in high schools to mark the celebrations of the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. The scheme is aimed at associating standard ...
Leaders take harmony pledge
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 20. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, the PCC president, V. Narayanasamy, the party MLAs and Seva Dal volunteers, went on a padayatra from the party office to the Thattanchavady square and ...
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