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Govt. to enact legislation to fight corruption
HYDERABAD, OCT. 29. In a major step against corruption in offices, the Andhra Pradesh Government today decided to introduce three pieces of legislation for control, enforcement and effective campaigning as per the recommendations made of the ...
TRS seeks dismissal of Srinivas Yadav
HYDERABAD, OCT. 29. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti on Wednesday demanded that the Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, dismiss the Minister for Tourism, T. Srinivas Yadav, from the Cabinet and register a criminal case against him for his alleged ...
Efforts on to make city slum-free by 2010: Dattatreya
HYDERABAD, OCT. 29.An additional 5,000 housing units will be grounded in Hyderabad under the Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojna (VAMBAY) taking the total sanctioned units in the district to 13,000. Efforts are on to ensure that Hyderabad becomes a ...
A 'golden gift' for the home crowd
HYDERABAD, OCT. 29. It was a delayed Diwali gift from one of the better-known athletes from the city, J. J. Shobha. For someone who was recovering from a serious injury after a gold-medal winning performance in the last National Games, it was ...
Bangalore to be promoted as BPO base
BANGALORE, OCT. 29. Bangalore IT.Com 2003, starting on November 1, will do its bit to show the world that money can be saved by outsourcing business to the city, the Minister of State for Information Technology and Tourism, D.B. Inamdar, said ...
MP softens stand on SP's transfer
BANGALORE, OCT. 29. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, who succeeded in dissuading the former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda, from staging a dharna in front of his residence, today won over the Congress MP from Hassan, G. Puttaswamy Gowda, on the ...
BDA `reinventing' Lalbagh Glass House
BANGALORE, OCT. 29. The BDA Commissioner, Jayakar Jerome, has said that the renovation of the Lalbagh Glass House would be completed by December. Mr. Jerome, who took presspersons on a conducted tour of the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens on ...
Seven arrested on the charge of cheating phone company
BANGALORE, OCT. 29. The City Crime Branch officials have arrested seven persons on the charge of cheating a phone company of Rs.17 lakh by making international calls through the call conferencing facility. Police have reportedly seized 38 ...
Cabinet nod for draft ordinance on stamp duty
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 29. The Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a draft ordinance to reduce stamp duty for registration of documents. The Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, told presspersons after the Cabinet meeting that the stamp duty in ...
Kerala-T.N. talks on river water on Nov. 10
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 29.The ministerial-level talks with Tamil Nadu on inter-State river water issues will be held in Chennai on November 10. The Water Resources Minister, T. M. Jacob, said here today that Tamil Nadu would be represented by ...
Political parties gear up for by-poll in Thiruvalla
PATHANAMTHITTA, OCT. 29. The style of campaigning of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the initial phase of electioneering for the December 1 Assembly by-election in Thiruvalla is indicative of the strength ...
City police to launch portal for community interaction
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 29. The city police are all set to launch a `Police Portal for Community Interaction' that would enable citizens to address neighbourhood concerns and access a host of services via the Internet. The portal boasts of a ...
Dial job club to get your odd jobs done
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 29.Trained-hands who can attend to odd jobs ranging from plumbing, masonry, carpentry, painting, electrical repair works to remitting electricity, water and telephone bills are now just a call away for many city ...
Allotment of seats for LLB course
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 29.The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations has published the roll numbers of candidates who figure in the re-allotment list for admission to the five-year LLB course through the higher order option exercised by ...
Ensure that rapists don't get bail: jury
CHENNAI, OCT. 29.Rani was discovered dead, bruised all over and her clothes torn, in thorny bushes, adjacent to a coconut grove in her village in Kanyakumari district. She, like most others in the village, used the grove as a public convenience. ...
Congress show-cause to Papanasam, Peravurani MLAs
CHENNAI, OCT. 29.The Congress today slapped show cause-notices on two MLAs for "issuing" newspaper advertisements greeting the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, during her recent visit to Thanjavur. They were asked to reply within a week why action ...
'Secretariat will be an architectural marvel'
CHENNAI, OCT. 29.The official invitation for tomorrow's foundation stone laying function for the new Secretariat project here promises that the complex will be an "architectural marvel" of Chennai. "India's first and most artfully created ...
Former PWD official dies in hit-and-run
CHENNAI, OCT. 29. A 60-year-old former engineer-in-chief of the Public Works Department, P.V. Sahadevan, was fatally knocked down by a hit-and-run call-taxi on Kotturpuram High Road early today. The mishap occurred opposite the Birla ...
Varsity seeks donations to renovate Senate House
CHENNAI, OCT. 29.The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Madras, S.P. Thyagarajan, has appealed to alumni, industries, philanthropists and college managements to donate for renovation of the historic Senate House. Founded in 1857 as one of the ...
Priority for 'applied sciences': VC
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 29. The new Vice-Chancellor, A.K. Bhatnagar, today said the Pondicherry University would have a close tie- up with research institutions and laboratories in the neighbourhood. The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research at ...
Grant special category status to Pondy: CPI
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 29. The CPI has urged the Centre to accord a special category status to Pondicherry. Although resolutions have been adopted in the Assembly demanding more powers to the elected government by conferment of the special category ...
'No communication from Centre on next incumbent'
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 29.There has been no communication from the Centre on the next incumbent for Lt. Governor of Pondicherry. `We are awaiting an announcement any moment' an official source said. The Government here is in touch with the Union Home ...
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