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Industrialist murdered, Rs. 35 lakhs stolen
HYDERABAD, DEC. 23. A Delhi-based industrialist, Ravikant Maheshwari (48), who reportedly had more than Rs.1 crore at his residence, was found murdered alongwith his watchman-cum-cook, Sampath Rao (50), in the former's flat at Mount Nazir ...
Poll panel urged to rectify anomalies in voters' list
NIZAMABAD, DEC. 23. The fourth and final leg of the Congress Prajahita bus yatra concluded in Nizamabad district on Tuesday with the CWC member and incharge of AP affairs, Ghulam Nabi Azad, appealing to the Election Commission to rectify the ...
Stop raising naxal bogey, says CPI(M)
HYDERABAD, DEC. 23. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) secretary, B.V. Raghavulu, has asked the Telugu Desam Party to desist from linking People's War naxalites to every issue. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Mr. Raghavulu ...
Congress promises fair deal to all sections
GUNTUR, DEC. 23.The Congress, if voted to power, will surely keep all its electoral promises, despite the heavy debt burden of the State, according to the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) observer and Rajya Sabha member, V. Narayana ...
It's English all the way
There is no dearth of talk and concern about Urdu, but not in Urdu. This is perhaps the major problem facing the language. A national meet was convened here on Tuesday to discuss the prospects and problems of Urdu language technology. But except ...
Experts call for standard code table for Urdu
HYDERABAD, DEC. 23.A serious effort was launched by language experts here on Tuesday to prepare a road map for the development of Urdu language technology. The need for linguists and computer scientists working together to come up with a standard ...
CM's directive to police on ex-MLA's death
HYDERABAD, DEC. 22. The post-mortem examination conducted on Tuesday on the body of the former MLA, G. Lingappa, who was found dead with a bullet injury in one of his temples, at the MLA Quarter no. 69 of Adarshnagar last night, revealed that ...
Bulk sale of sugar to clear factory stocks
BANGALORE, DEC. 23. Following the example of some neighbouring States, the Karnataka Government has also started the bulk sale of sugar to not only clear the huge stock of 14 lakh tonnes in 40 sugar factories valued at Rs. 1,400 crores but also ...
Committee formed to oversee Centrally sponsored schemes
BANGALORE, DEC. 23. The Union Government has constituted a 27-member State-level monitoring committee to oversee the implementation of the Centrally sponsored programmes of the Union Ministry of Rural Development with the Minister of State for ...
Publishers to be eased out of printing school textbooks
BANGALORE, DEC. 23. The publishers of school textbooks are up in arms against the State Government since they are unlikely to be allowed to print textbooks. Representatives of the Karnataka Publishers and Booksellers Association told ...
Minister inspects BMP health centre
BANGALORE, DEC. 23. The Minister for Medical Education, Ecology, and Environment, A.B. Maalakaraddy, inspected the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BMP) Centre of Preventive Cardiology for Urban Poor at the BMP Maternity Hospital in Shantinagar on ...
KPCL finds partner to sell CER
BANGALORE, DEC. 23. The Kyoto Protocol on climate change and reducing global warming may never become a reality now that Russia has joined the U.S. and Australia on refusing to ratify it. But interest in selling carbon emission reductions ...
Channel war begins in city
BANGALORE, DEC. 23. Siti Cable subscribers in the city have been denied a chance to view Star and Sony group channels for the past one week. When contacted, Sudish, a cable TV operator, told
Share cost of conservation, KSEB urges Centre
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 23. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has suggested the creation of an `Opportunity Denial Compensation Fund' by the Centre to recompense the States that sacrifice their development interests for the sake of ...
Can Vizhinjam be a satellite port to Kochi?
KOCHI, DEC 23. The State Government's move to invite Expression of Interest for the development of a deepwater container trans-shipment hub at Vizhinjam has poured cold water on the enthusiasm of the trade and industry in Kochi which was setting ...
Panel makes on-the-spot assessment of model village
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 23. The Chairman and members of the Twelfth Finance Commission had a direct feel of the decentralisation process put in place in Kerala when they visited the Venganoor grama panchayat, near here, today. Venganoor is ...
Keralotsavam: Thrissur wins championship
PATHANAMTHITTA, DEC. 23.Thrissur district with 55 points has bagged the overall championship in the State Keralotsavam, which concluded here this afternoon. Kannur with 53 points and Kasaragod with 43 points stood second and third in the youth ...
New infertility drug safe: IMA
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 23. The State unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has in a memorandum to the Union Health Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said the prescription of a new drug for infertility treatment did not amount to a breach of ...
Women to approach court against fortnightly
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 23.Two women, whose relationship was featured in a Malayalam fortnightly recently, today said they would approach the court against the magazine as the article had caused them much trauma and resulted in their being ...
Work on Kanakakkunnu Palace in full swing
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 23. Kerala Tourism's Rs. 95-lakh project to restore the century-old Kanakakkunnu Palace building, a heritage monument in the capital built during the reign of Sree Moolam Tirunal, to its old grandeur is in full ...
Mettur supply stepped up
CHENNAI, DEC. 23. The State Government today increased the quantum of water release from the Mettur reservoir from 5,000 to 12,000 cusecs for the benefit of tail-end farmers, who complained that they had not received sufficient supply. The ...
Additional boat house coming up near the lake
UDHAGAMANDALAM, DEC. 23. An additional boat house is under construction here at the lake which is one of the most popular attractions for tourists during summer. Work is apace on building the semi-permanent wooden structure on the lake's far side ...
Government gives undertaking, plea infructuous
CHENNAI, DEC. 23. The Madras High Court today disposed of as infructuous public interest litigation petitions which specifically challenged the government move to build a Secretariat complex on the Queen Mary's College (QMC) premises here by ...
Order granting deemed status to Karunya institute upheld
CHENNAI, DEC. 23.A single judge order directing the Centre to confer deemed university status on the Karunya Institute of Technology and Science has been upheld by the First Bench of the Madras High Court. The Bench, comprising the Chief ...
New law coming for testing facilities
CHENNAI, DEC. 23. The Union Department of Science and Technology (DST) is drafting a new legislation and rules for regulating testing facilities/laboratories, especially in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, pesticides, cosmetics, food products ...
Rain brings relief to Chennaiites
CHENNAI, DEC. 23. If last week's cyclone disappointed Chennaiites, Tuesday's showers brought relief to them. The rain, in intermittent spells, which lasted about two hours in the morning, continued in the evening. Between 8-30 am and 11-30 pm ...
Man killed as lorry hits motorcycle
CHENNAI, DEC. 23. A 46-year-old man was killed when a lorry rammed the motorbike he was riding on the pillion near Santhome in the early hours of Monday. His son, who was driving the vehicle, escaped with minor injuries. The police said ...
Professors can work in corporate environment
CHENNAI, DEC. 23. A scheme which allows college and university professors to work temporarily in the industry and corporate environment will be introduced by the Confederation of Indian Industry southern region (CII-SR) by March 2004. The ...
Defectors cannot hold party posts: Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI, DEC. 23.The Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary, Jayalalithaa, today said that only those who were with the party during the trying times after the 1996 electoral defeat would be allowed to contest in the organisational ...
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