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ISI hand ruled out in attack on Naidu
TIRUPATI. Oct. 2. The Additional Director-General of Police (CID), Mahendra Kumavath, today ruled out the hand of Pakistan's ISI or any other Muslim militia behind the attack on the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, yesterday. All available ...
Tumultuous reception to Naidu
HYDERABAD, OCT. 2. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, who survived an attempt on his life by naxalites at Tirupati, was brought to Hyderabad in a special Indian Airlines aircraft at 10.20 a.m on Thursday amid tight security. Looking a bit ...
Security Adviser to probe blast
HYDERABAD, OCT. 2. S. Subrahmanyam, Security Adviser, has been asked by the Government to enquire into yesterday's Tirupati blast involving the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu. He will collect evidences and other details at the site and go ...
Ten AIPJD legislators join Janata Dal(S)
BANGALORE, OCT. 2. Ten legislators of the All India Progressive Janata Dal (AIPJD) today shifted their loyalties to the Janata Dal (Secular) headed by the former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda. At a press conference, five of them, including ...
Yuva Dasara, a success
MYSORE, OCT. 2. When the beat of Shivamani's drums and the strains of Neeladri Kumar's sitar faded away to the deafening applause by a 10,000-strong crowd in Mysore earlier this week, it was not just the end of a concert. It was a signal that the ...
`Air Devils' inspire awe
MYSORE, OCT. 2. The much publicised skydiving performance by the Indian Air Force sent the huge crowd at the Chamundi Vihar Stadium here today into raptures. The show began with two microlights flying in formation barely a few hundred feet above ...
Leaders, scholars pay homage to Gandhiji
BANGALORE, OCT. 2. The participation of Ramachandra Gandhi, one of the grandsons of Mahatma Gandhi, was the feature of the 134th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation observed by Bangalore University at its Gandhi Bhavan here ...
Staging novel protests for two score years
BANGALORE, OCT. 2. The president of the Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha, Vatal Nagaraj, who is known for staging bizarre forms of protests, has created a record of sorts. During the past 40 years, police in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and New Delhi ...
New Govt. soon after Antony goes: Karunakaran
KOLLAM, OCT. 2.The senior Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, has said that a new Government would assume charge in the State the moment the present one headed by A.K. Antony steps down. Talking to presspersons at the Government Guest House here ...
`Link between Marad, BJP vote loss'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 2. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, K. Muraleedharan, has said that the erosion of BJP votes in the Ernakulam Lok Sabha by-election and the Government decision to postpone the rehabilitation process ...
Panel for amnesty to Adivasis
KOCHI, OCT. 2.The `people's judicial inquiry commission' that probed the Muthanga incidents has urged the State Government to offer amnesty to the accused Adivasis. The commission, which released its final report at a press conference here ...
Comprehensive scheme to clean capital city
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 2. The City Corporation has launched a comprehensive scheme to make the city litter-free in a phased manner. An intensive cleaning drive was launched by the Mayor, J. Chandra, at Chennilode today. The programme will be ...
Private participation in TB control mooted
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 2. The Government is understood to be considering a proposal by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to engage private hospitals and practitioners in the on-going Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in ...
All sand quarrying leases scrapped
CHENNAI, OCT. 2. All existing sand quarrying leases in Tamil Nadu have been scrapped with immediate effect, the Government announced today. Only the Public Works department will henceforth quarry sand in all 239 identified locations, without ...
Sand price will stabilise, say builders
CHENNAI, OCT. 2. The government decision to cancel all sand quarrying leases and ask the Public Works department to take over the operations has been welcomed by builders as well as activists, who have been battling a mafia. ``It is a wholesome ...
Eleventh-hour plunder in Cauvery
KULITHALAI, OCT. 2. Even as news spread that the State Government is revoking sandmining lease agreements with private parties and taking over the operations, sandminers of Lalapet, near here in Karur district, were engaged in a feverish, ...
Remember Gandhi's teaching always: Governor
CHENNAI, OCT. 2.The relevance of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings and the ideals he stood for were stressed by the Governor, P.S.Ramamohan Rao, today. Participating in the 135th Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at a function organised at the Gandhi ...
Accident spots marked to caution motorists
CHENNAI, OCT. 2.The city traffic police have started marking fatal accident spots on the four-lane stretch on Anna Salai and in 20 other zones here on a trial basis for the past one week, as part of a road safety awareness campaign. Warning ...
Anna Nagar put on rail map
CHENNAI, OCT. 2.Anna Nagar, a residential colony in the city, has been put on the railway network with the opening of a new broad gauge line from Villivakkam to Anna Nagar today. The 3.09 km-long railway line till now was used by the Integral ...
`Knowledge of political science essential now'
PONDICHERRY, OCT.2.The Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, has said teachers should not only mould the personality of students but also make them responsible citizens. He was distributing course materials to about 35 teachers from ...
Encyclopaedia on Pondy proposed
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 2. The Education and Tourism Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, has said a proposal is under consideration to prepare an encyclopaedia on Pondicherry. Inaugurating a Kamaraj Chair for the Sangam literature in the Pondicherry ...
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