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Six Cong. MLAs quit over water issue
VIJAYAWADA, SEPT. 16.Six Congress MLAs from the Krishna and Guntur districts have sought permission from the Pradesh Congress Committee to resign their Assembly membership to protest the "dilly-dallying" in the release of 10,000 cusecs of water ...
Three naxals killed in encounter
MULUG (WARANGAL DT.), SEPT. 16.Three naxals were killed in an exchange of fire with the police on the outskirts of Inchamcheruvupalli village in the Jakaram reserve forest area in the wee hours of today. According to the Mulug DSP, R.N. Ammi ...
TDP Govt. should go, says Congress
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 16. The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee and the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Tuesday demanded that the State Government be dismissed for its failure to control the numerous scandals, which are regularly coming to light ...
Errant minority institutions face action
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 16. Has the Government finally decided to crack the whip against errant minority educational institutions in the State? It appears so. Authorities have taken a serious note of the alleged irregularities being indulged in by ...
Decision to auction Govt. land around Hyderabad draws flak
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 16. The State Government's decision to put to auction over 100 acres of Government land around Hyderabad to yield a revenue of Rs. 130 crores tomorrow was criticised by S. Sudhakar Reddy, Secretary of the State Council of CPI, ...
Rs. 10-cr. soon for procuring ragi, maize
BANGALORE, SEPT. 16.The Karnataka Government will soon release Rs. 10 crores for procurement of ragi and maize in the State. The Minister for Agriculture Marketing, B.S. Patil Sasnur, told presspersons here today that a State-level committee, ...
1,085 'in race' for Rajyotsava awards
BANGALORE, SEPT. 16. The Karnataka Government has decided to restrict the number of Rajyotsava awards to 55 and is determined to keep the selection process away from political, bureaucratic and other influences. The committee to select ...
Opposition misleading people: Kharge
MYSORE, SEPT. 16. Objecting to the allegations levelled by the Opposition parties on farmers' suicide, the Home Minister, Mallikarjun Kharge, said here on Tuesday that the Opposition was "misusing" the statistics provided by the State Government. ...
Girl ends life after friend's suicide
BANGALORE, SEPT. 16. Depressed by her friend's suicide, a 14-year-old schoolgirl, Subhashini, reportedly committed suicide at her house on Muneeswara Temple Street in Frazer Town on Monday. She was a ninth standard student in Goodwill ...
Vegetable prices eat into families' budgets
BANGALORE, SEPT. 16. On Sunday, carrot cost Rs. 32 a kg. and capsicum Rs. 31 a kg.. At Rs. 30 a kg., apple was a little cheaper than these vegetables. Now, the price of carrot has come down by half, but that of capsicum remain high at Rs. 29 a ...
Lost ground around BNP to be recovered
BANGALORE, SEPT. 16. The Forest Department plans to expand the area of Bannerghatta National Park even as the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have decried a government project to build a 100-acre Science City abutting the park. The ...
4,077 engineering seats available
BANGALORE, SEPT. 16. A total of 4,077 engineering seats will be available for Karnataka students at the admission round at the Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell on September 17. The availability of seats under various streams are as follows: ...
Speaker rejects Court directive
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 16. The Kerala Assembly Speaker, Vakkom Purushothaman, has said the judiciary has no right to direct the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly to submit before it documents in the possession of the House. (The ...
Factional fight affects Cong. poll campaign
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 16.Unprecedented statement wars by rival Congress factions appear to be undermining the electioneering of the UDF-Congress candidate, M. O. John. Never before has an election in the State witnessed this kind of ...
Gandhi Park: Fresh threat to disrupt work
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 16. The row over the renovation of the Gandhi Park at East Fort erupted again today with the Corporation councillor and Youth Congress leader, Thampanoor Satheesh, renewing his demand to dismantle the toilets constructed ...
Power tax on domestic consumption goes
CHENNAI, SEPT. 16.The Tamil Nadu Government today decided to repeal the levy of five per cent electricity tax charged on domestic consumption. "I am happy to announce that the decision will come into effect from Wednesday," the Chief Minister, ...
Any employee can be shifted anywhere
CHENNAI, SEPT.16.The rules governing transfer of State Government employees have been amended. The administration has armed itself with powers to transfer any government servant to any department or office, anywhere in the State. The amendment ...
Whose Secretariat is it anyway?
The Tamil Nadu Government's decision not to build a new Secretariat on the historic Queen Mary's College campus in Chennai should have been greeted with joy. However, the announcement of the proposed site near the Anna University does not lay the ...
'Professor suspended for defamatory notes'
MADURAI, SEPT. 16. The controversy over a reference to the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, and her friend, N. Sasikalaa, in a lesson for a distance education postgraduate course of the Madurai-Kamaraj University has led to the suspension of a ...
Bank safety vault recovered, 3 held
VILLUPURAM, SEPT. 16.The police have arrested three persons and recovered Rs. 1-crore worth gold jewels and Rs. 33,000 in cash. The group had taken away a vault containing the valuables and the cash from the Thiruchitrambalam Primary ...
Slum fires render residents' lives miserable
CHENNAI, SEPT. 16. After Sunday's fire at the Pudupet slum in Egmore, all that is left of 15 homes was a thick layer of ash, charred clothes, singed suitcases and an occasional misshapen plastic pot. However, like almost every other slum fire in ...
Six of family found dead
CHENNAI, SEPT. 16. Six members of a family, five of them women, were found dead in their house on Vinayakam Street at Mandaveli late last night. Police identified the deceased as Rojammal (60), Sunderrajan (45), Meena, Shobhana (5), Shanthi, (48) ...
Debris on Marina removed
Some of the remaining structures around the swimming pool on the Marina were demolished by the Chennai Corporation on Monday night. Tonnes of debris, including rubbish from previous demolitions, were removed from the site on Tuesday. - Photo: K. ...
Show-cause notices to over 340 share-auto owners
CHENNAI, SEPT. 16. The transport department has issued show cause notices to owners of more than 340 share autorickshaws for carrying passengers beyond their prescribed capacity. Share autorickshaw drivers are permitted to operate only a ...
Non-bailable warrants against 20 finance firm directors
CHENNAI, SEPT. 16. Resorting to `coercive' measures to recover dues to the tune of several crores, the Madras High Court has issued non-bailable warrants against 20 directors and `mega borrowers' of the Thiru Vi.Ka. Nagar Benefit Fund. Only on ...
Job agency manager held for 'cheating'
CHENNAI, SEPT. 16. The police today arrested Samuel, a Nigerian national and manager of a Triplicane-based manpower agency, and Kumar, a sub-agent, on charges of cheating. They are looking for Mohammed Yousuf Khan, who was running the consultancy ...
Narayanasamy calls on CM
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 16. V. Narayanasamy, the Congress nominee for the election to the Rajya Sabha from Pondicherry, today called on the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, here today. He returned from Delhi last night after getting the green signal of ...
Gang held for offering blessings for money
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 16. Four `saffron-clad' persons, who were collecting money from residents here, chanting slokas and "blessing" them, were arrested yesterday. They managed to net about Rs. 30,000. People contributed as much as Rs. ...
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