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BC panel reviewing `creamy layer' issue
HYDERABAD, NOV. 4.The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has set in motion the process of reviewing the income ceiling for exclusion of the "creamy layer" from among the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for recruitment into Central ...
Cong. puts up show of unity in `bus yatra'
KAKINADA, NOV. 4. "Will the Congress Prajahita Yatra really bind the feuding leaders of the party together? And if so, for how long?" asks P Rama Rao, a Government employee of Rajahmundry. A roadside vendor of Penuguduru village also asks the ...
Governor releases Braille textbooks
HYDERABAD, NOV. 4.Students of blind schools, both Government and those run by NGOs, will get Braille textbooks for all subjects for the first time in the State. Textbooks for all subjects from class I to X, printed at Devnar Printing Press of ...
Noise pollution: APCC chief makes common cause with residents
HYDERABAD, NOV. 4.In a welcome move, the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president, D. Srinivas, has joined residents of Kachiguda led by M. Jaganmohan Reddy, an advocate, in appealing to the Police Commissioner, R. P. Singh, to enforce the ...
State plans tie-up with Andhra Pradesh in e-governance
BANGALORE, NOV. 4. Karnataka has plans for not only replicating Andhra Pradesh's e-governance network, e-Seva, but also to hooking it up in the long run by increasing the scope of the network. At a meeting on e-governance organised as part of the ...
`Recruit more minorities to police force'
BANGALORE, NOV. 4. The Karnataka State Minorities Commission has recommended that the representation of minorities in the State's police force be increased to 20 per cent on the lines of what has been done by the West Bengal Government. Mir ...
SI remanded in custody till November 11
BANGALORE, NOV. 4. "I didn't have any intention to harm anybody. I planted the explosive devices just to caution corrupt persons." This was what Girish Lokanath Mattanavar, a police Sub-Inspector accused of planting explosives in the Legislators' ...
Mattanavar's arrest shocks police officers in Gulbarga
GULBARGA, NOV. 4. The arrest of the Narona Police Station Sub-Inspector, Girish Lokanath Mattanavar, in connection with the planting of three explosive devices in the Legislator's Home in Bangalore has sent shock waves among senior police ...
Ulsoor Lake gets back aquatic life
BANGALORE, NOV. 4. After last week's rains raised the water level in the Ulsoor Lake by 12 feet, the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) has started restoring its aquatic life. On Tuesday, 61,500 fish of grass carp, silver carp, catla, and mrigal ...
BMTC to set up 40 depots, add 4,000 buses
BANGALORE, NOV. 4. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will set up 40 more bus depots in the city with the addition of 4,000 new buses to its fleet. R. Devaraj, Chairman of the BMTC and the Karnataka State Road Transport ...
Health Department officials to be made more accountable
BANGALORE, NOV. 4. The administration of the Health Department is being streamlined and made more accountable to the people, the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Kagodu Thimmappa, has said. He told presspersons here today that files ...
Dementia among missing elders, a problem for helpline
BANGALORE, NOV. 4. The Elders' Helpline (1090) has a serious problem on its hands. The number of senior citizens in their late 60s to 70s reported missing and later found wandering, unable to remember their addresses or phone numbers, is ...
Chandy defends UDF partners' move
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 4.The United Democratic Front (UDF) convener, Oommen Chandy, has said that there is nothing wrong in the UDF partners meeting here on November 7 to find a solution to the current problems in the Congress. Addressing a ...
No plan to denationalise any routes: Transport Minister
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 4. The Transport Minister, R. Balakrishna Pillai, said here on Tuesday that the Government did not propose to denationalise any bus route. Nor had it any plans to close down or degrade any depot run by the Kerala State ...
`I' group begins campaign against Govt. in Thiruvalla
PATHANAMTHITTA, NOV 4.The United Democratic Front (UDF), especially the Kerala Congress(M), is in a quandary with the `I' group in the State unit of the Congress launching its political campaign against the Antony Government in different parts of ...
Father-son duo kills leopard
PALAKKAD, NOV. 4.In a bid to save their lives, a father and son killed a leopard, which had entered their house and attacked the duo. The incident took place on Monday night at the Oriental Estate, Nelliyampathy. The leopard had entered into ...
Chakka overbridge to be ready next month
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 4. The Public Works Minister, M. K. Muneer, has announced that the 22-km first phase of the 43.62 km-long stretch of the NH-47 Bypass from Kazhakkuttom to Kovalam would be commissioned with the completion of the approach ...
Special drive on against goonda activity
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 4. The City Police have launched a special drive to generate `operational intelligence' on criminal gangs involved in a range of illegal activities including goondaism, extortion, vehicle theft and burglary. The City ...
PSUs should find their own way out of crisis: Sudhakaran
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 4. The Forest Minister, K. Sudhakaran, said here today that the Government would find it difficult to prop up ailing public sector units unless they took steps to work themselves out of the financial mess. Inaugurating ...
IFFK selection process draws flak
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 4.The selection of entries in the `best debut director' section of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), to be held here from December 12 to 19, has drawn flak. Complaints have been raised about the way the ...
Cabinet to discuss Opposition notice
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 4. The State Cabinet is scheduled to discuss the Opposition notice for convening the Assembly session to debate the removal of the Speaker, Vakkom Purushothaman. One of the major issues to be discussed is the question ...
Opposition stages walkout over free power
CHENNAI, NOV. 4.Even as the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today asserted in the Assembly that free power supply continued for small and marginal farmers, major Opposition parties staged a walkout, contesting her statement. Members of the DMK ...
Dwindling Mettur storage worries farmers
CHENNAI, NOV. 4. With no indication of the Prime Minister, A.B.Vajpayee, convening the Cauvery River Authority in the near future, delta farmers and water managers are worried over the dwindling Mettur reservoir storage, which today was 20.91 ...
`MO idea is to scrap free power scheme'
CHENNAI, NOV. 4. Major Opposition parties today said the intention behind the Government sending money orders to farmers and asking them to pay tariff to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board was to do away with free power to small and marginal ...
A pleasant dilemma for DMK?
CHENNAI, NOV. 4. The DMK is being wooed by both the National Democratic Alliance, of which it is a constituent, and also the Congress in preparation for the next parliamentary election. Monday's visit here by the Defence Minister and NDA ...
Preparing elephants, a jumbo task
MADURAI, NOV.4. With hardly 12 days left for the beginning of a health camp for elephants, personnel of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department and mahouts are yet to make a headway in finding suitable vehicles to ensure their ...
Another private medical college comes up
CHENNAI, NOV. 4. Unknown to State officials, a new private medical college started its operations in Tamil Nadu on Monday with permission from the Medical Council of India. The college is affiliated to a deemed university and its seats were still ...
Dumping, burning of garbage continues in Pallikaranai marsh
CHENNAI, NOV. 4. Three weeks have gone by since an official team from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests inspected the Pallikaranai marsh, but the dumping and burning of garbage in the marsh on the Velachery - Tambaram main road goes ...
Mare rescued from drain
CHENNAI, NOV. 4. A mare, which fell into an open drain at Maduvangarai, near Velachery, was rescued by the Fire and Rescue department personnel this morning. Sources said the animal, which strayed away from its grazing area, fell into the ...
Kannadasan appointed HC judge
CHENNAI, NOV. 4.The President of India finally appointed senior advocate, N. Kannadasan, judge of the Madras High Court today, notwithstanding an eleventh-hour writ petition challenging his imminent appointment. Dismissing a petition filed by ...
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