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TDP leaders in jitters over PW threat
ANANTAPUR, OCT. 12. Leaders of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) have been in jitters ever since the People's War district committee secretary, Praveen, issued a statement on October 7 warning elected representatives of the party from the ...
PCC chief comes down on rebels
HYDERABAD, OCT. 12. The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president, D. Srinivas, has reiterated that he will not tolerate any indiscipline in the party. Mr. Srinivas spoke his mind at a meeting organised by weaker sections and minority ...
Villagers get shock of their life
ANANTAPUR, OCT. 12. The negligence of AP Transco over maintaining a safe distance between high-tension and low-tension power lines nearly cost the lives of an entire village in Kothacheruvu mandal in the early hours of Sunday. The entire village ...
Games Indian Olympic Assn. plays!
HYDERABAD, OCT. 12. By all means, it is a `protocol check' for the Indian Olympic Association. Apparently peeved at the glaring discrepancies in the long list of delegates being invited for the Afro-Asian Games, the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu ...
3 killed in accidents
HYDERABAD, OCT. 12. Three persons were killed and five others injured in road accidents in and around the city on Sunday. An employee of a pharmaceutical company, Chandrakant (24), died on the spot and the pillion-rider, Uma Maheswara Rao, ...
`Janaspandana' a roaring success: Krishna
BIJAPUR, OCT. 12. The Chief Minister, S. M. Krishna, who commenced the final year of his Government's term with his Janaspandana Yatra concluding in Bijapur district today, said most of the goals and objectives of the programme had been achieved. ...
Comprehensive plan on the anvil
TUMKUR, OCT. 12.The Union and Karnataka governments will evolve a comprehensive plan for the development of railways in the State, Basanagouda R. Patil Yatnal, Union Minister of State for Railways, has said. Addressing presspersons here on ...
Central team's report on drought ignored, says Kharge
GULBARGA, OCT. 12. The Home Minister, M. Mallikarjun Kharge, today repeated the charge that the Union Government had ignored the State's request for an adequate allocation of funds and supply of foodgrains for tackling drought. Addressing ...
Wanted man shot dead
BANGALORE, OCT. 12. An anti-social element from Kolar Gold Fields, who was wanted in 37 cases of murder, dacoity, robbery, rape, and theft was shot dead by the police in an encounter at Annayya Reddy Layout in Ramamurthinagar police limits here ...
`Find new ways to teach music'
BANGALORE, OCT. 12. The vocalist and musicologist, Neela Ramgopal, today stressed the need for music teachers to evolve new teaching methods in view of the limited time available to students. She was delivering the presidential address at the ...
Chandy extends olive branch to `I' group
THRISSUR, OCT. 12. The UDF convener, Oommen Chandy, today extended an olive branch to the Karunakaran group (`I' group) by saying that he is ready to call off all group campaigns if the rival group dropped its move to hold ``a rally to split the ...
Disparity in figures worries State
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 12. The Kerala Government is deeply disturbed by the gross disparity in the non-Plan deficit figures arrived at by the State and the 11th Finance Commission and hopes that appropriate remedies would be formulated this ...
BJP to constitute fact-finding panel
PALAKKAD, OCT. 12. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to constitute a fact-finding committee to go into the issues connected with the Ernakulam by-poll. A decision to this effect was taken at a two-day State committee meeting of the ...
Teachers' assn. demands say in reforms
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 12. The Government College Teachers Association on Sunday demanded that reforms in the higher education sector be implemented only in consultation with the academic community. The organisation secretary, S.A. Shajahan, ...
`Congressmen misusing freedom'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 12. The UDF convener, Oommen Chandy, said here on Sunday that some people were misusing the democratic freedoms in the Congress party for self- seeking purposes. Addressing a State-level leadership camp of the NGO ...
Our hands are tied: Centre's water experts
CHENNAI, OCT. 12. Water experts in the Central Government express their helplessness in coming to the rescue of States such as Tamil Nadu in inter-State river disputes and inter-basin transfer. Water being a State subject, the space for the ...
PT to approach MPs, MLAs for taking up Dalit issues
CHENNAI, OCT. 12. The Puthiya Tamizhagam will approach elected representatives from November 1 to 15 to take up pressing issues facing the oppressed sections. These include an end to the two-tumbler system, legal safeguards to ensure that ...
Kesavarayampatti women lead the way in SHG movement
CHENNAI, OCT. 12.Six years ago, Neela Jayaram toiled daily in a paddy field to buy a glass of milk for her four children and support her husband and mother-in-law. Most often, she did not earn enough and her undernourished children kept falling ...
5 of family killed in van-lorry collision
TIRUCHI, OCT. 12.Six persons, including two women and a girl child, were killed when a van by which they were travelling was involved in a collision with a lorry at Manikandam near here early this morning. Five of them belonged to the same ...
Stag knocked down by MTC bus
CHENNAI, OCT. 12.A spotted deer was killed when it was hit by an MTC bus in the vicinity of the Guindy National Park near the Raj Bhavan on the Sardar Patel Road early this morning. The stag is reported to have strayed out of the wooded area ...
`Govt. should play pro-active role in rehabilitation'
CHENNAI, OCT. 12. People do not give as much importance to mental diseases as they do to physical ailments, psychiatrists today told a public interface on the occasion of the World Mental Health Week. Participating in an awareness programme on ...
Pondy Textile Corpn. workers will get 32 p.c. bonus
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 12. The workers of the Pondicherry Textiles Corporation (AFT mills) would get 32 per cent bonus, which would entail disbursement of Rs 3.75 crores, the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy announced today. Addressing a press ...
Students hail plan to form education board
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 12.The Students wing of the ruling Congress today welcomed the announcement of the Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, that a separate Secondary and Higher Education Board would be formed in Pondicherry. In a statement ...
Experts to suggest measures to ease traffic congestion
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 12. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, said today that report of the technical experts entrusted with the task of providing suggestions to ease traffic congestion in Pondicherry was awaited. Once the report was ready measures ...
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