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State police on high alert
HYDERABAD, AUG. 25. The Andhra Pradesh police went into a high state of alert across the State following the bomb blasts in Mumbai and intensified patrolling was ordered in all communally sensitive areas in different districts and the old city of ...
Release of NS water to Krishna delta put on hold
HYDERABAD, AUG. 25. After a review of the Krishna delta situation this morning, the Government decided to protect the entire sown ayacut, but ruled out release of water from Nagarjunasagar for supplementing the Krishna Barrage on the ground that ...
Keen contest on the cards for Karwan Assembly seat
HYDERABAD, AUG. 25. A `no-holds-barred' battle appears to be on the cards in the Karwan Assembly segment where elections are due next month. Arch rivals - the BJP and the Majlis - are gearing up to turn tables on each other leaving nothing to ...
Security stepped up in city
HYDERABAD, AUG. 25. A high alert was sounded in and around the State capital by the Hyderabad and the Cyberabad police following the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai on Monday which left 40 people dead and another 125 injured. Vehicle checking and ...
Fire averted in Secretariat
HYDERABAD, AUG. 25. A major fire was averted in the Secretariat in the early hours today when security men at the main gate facing Hussainsagar extinguished flames leaping out from the seventh floor of the J block. Two computers, one print-out ...
Lawyers boycott courts in Hubli, Belgaum, Gulbarga
HUBLI, AUG. 25.Lawyers in Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, and Gulbarga began their boycott of courts today in protest against the rejection of the demand for setting up a High Court Bench in North Karnataka. The decision to boycott courts was taken after ...
Contaminated water kills three in Chitradurga
CHITRADURGA, AUG. 25. Three persons died and 20 fell sick after allegedly drinking contaminated water at Gowdigere village in Holalkere taluk of Chitradurga district on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Jayalakshmamma (37), Gangamma ...
'Runaway' children return from Kerala
BANGALORE, AUG. 25. The seven children, who went missing here on Wednesday and were later traced in a village in Kerala, returned to the city on Monday afternoon. Sudha, her brother, Kumar, and Radha, Rekha, Soumya and Dhanalakshmi were ...
High alert following bomb hoax
BANGALORE, AUG. 25. Following the car bomb blasts in Mumbai on Monday, police here have received two hoax calls that a bomb had been planted at the city railway station. Police are keeping an intense vigil at the station. Two fire tenders ...
Work for brand India, airlines told
BANGALORE, AUG. 25. The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, today called upon the civil aviation industry to make its service world class. Addressing industry members here, Mr. Rudy said to make this happen, the Government had ...
Vote-on-account system to be scrapped
KOZHIKODE, AUG. 25. The Kerala Government is planning to abandon the vote-on-account system and go in for the adoption of the full budget straightaway from the next financial year. The Finance Minister, K. Sankaranarayanan, who announced this ...
Bonus, festival allowance sanctioned
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 25.The Government has issued orders sanctioning bonus or special festival allowance to Government employees in connection with Onam. Every employee, whose gross pay was Rs. 5000 or less a month as on March 31, 2003, ...
Students' stir disrupts engg. admission
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 25.Demanding a reduction in fees for the students admitted under the merit category in the self- financing engineering colleges, the pro-Left student organisations went on a Statewide agitation today. The stir turned ...
Hartal turns violent
ALAPPUZHA, AUG. 25.Isolated incidents of violence were reported from parts of Mavelikara taluk in the district where a hartal was observed today in protest against the murder of Shaiju, a fireman at the Kayamkulam fire station, yesterday by ...
Bomb hoax at CM's residence
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 25. The bomb squad of the State police today inspected the Cliff House, official residence of the Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, following an anonymous telephone call that an explosive device was planted there. The call ...
Move to shift CMFRI aquarium sparks row
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 25. The reported move to shift the marine aquarium and proposed research centre under the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) at Vizhinjam here to Mandapam in Tamil Nadu has sparked off protests and ...
NGO takes custody of child vagrants
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 25. The upbringing of two children, Aradhana (5) and Pushpa (3), who were found begging at the East Fort bus stand by the police, has been entrusted to Janaseva Sisubhavan, a voluntary organisation based at Aluva. The ...
Former HC judges begin processing appeals
CHENNAI, AUG. 25. Thirteen days after their appointment, three former judges of the Madras High Court have started processing appeals from 6,072 suspended and dismissed government employees. Justice K. Sampath, Justice P. Thangavel and Justice ...
BSNL's value-added services for towns
CHENNAI, AUG. 25.Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has chalked out an ambitious plan to extend the existing value added services of providing Call Centres, Voice Mail and Answering Machine, now made available in Chennai city, to major towns in ...
Country's first eco-friendly power plant coming up at Koyambedu
CHENNAI, AUG. 25.The seeds for the country's first `vegetable waste to electricity' biomethanation plant, were sown today when the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, laid the foundation stone for the eco-friendly facility during a brief visit to a ...
Rival groups held, weapons seized
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 25. A possible outbreak of clash in the busy locality of municipal bus terminal was averted with the arrest of nine members of two rival groups from Kancheepuram district in Pondicherry on Sunday. Deadly weapons were seized from ...
New building for Directorate of Education
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 25. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today declared open a multistoreyed building for the Directorate of Education at Anna Nagar in Nellithope Assembly constituency today. Mr. Rangasamy said all wings of the directorate would ...
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