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High political drama over IAS officer
HYDERABAD, NOV. 5.The Secretariat witnessed a high political drama on Wednesday when TDP activists foiled the bid by an IAS officer, K. Narayana, to quit Government service as a prelude to joining the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). For a ...
Central team for long-term measures
ANANTAPUR, NOV. 5. The Central team, which visited the district today to assess the drought impact, stressed the need for a major long-term relief package on the lines of help extended to Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan, keeping in view the ...
Conduct `Velugu' survey afresh: YSR
RAJAHMUNDRY, NOV. 5. The CLP leader, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, on Wednesday demanded a resurvey of the `Velugu' programme to rectify the alleged irregularities and constitute village, mandal and divisional committees with representatives of all ...
People's War rules out talks with A.P. Govt.
HYDERABAD, NOV. 5.The CPI-ML People's War (PW) has ruled out the possibility of holding talks with the Andhra Pradesh Government while rejecting the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu's call to lay down arms and join the mainstream. The ...
Plot owners' hopes lie buried in tankbed
HYDERABAD, NOV. 5. Fifteen years ago they had spent all their savings in purchasing plots with the hope that one day they would construct a house of their own. Now they face the threat of their plots being submerged by a tank, which they had ...
Banda Cheruvu to be made recreation spot
HYDERABAD, NOV.5. Yet another highly polluted lake in Malkajgiri municipality is being taken up for restoration and beautification by the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) under the Green Hyderabad Environment programme with the ...
Students' theatre fete from tomorrow
HYDERABAD, NOV. 5. A three-day student theatre festival will begin on Friday at Ravindra Bharathi. The festival features seven plays directed and performed by students of Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication, ...
Traders protest against `no parking' zone in Banjara Hills
HYDERABAD, NOV. 5. Stray dog and mosquito menace, unauthorised constructions, overflowing drains and some complaints of personal nature figured at the weekly `Face to Face' programme held at the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) office ...
`Hyderabadis' celebrate Raising Day
HYDERABAD, NOV. 5.The Hyderabadi battalion of the Bison Division celebrated its 150th Raising Day at the Maitra Stadium, Bolarum, here on Wednesday. According to a defence press release, this Hyderabadi battalion has a unique history, being ...
Record set in excise collection, says Krishna
BANGALORE, NOV. 5. The Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today took credit for getting rid of the "seconds" menace, which led to the collection of excise duty of Rs. 215 crore, a record, since the Beverages Corporation was set up four ...
CM makes light of anti-graft panel
BANGALORE, NOV. 5. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, has said that there is nothing sacrosanct about the high-level anti-corruption committee headed by him constituted two years ago as the Cabinet has discussed the issue of corruption many ...
IT.Com comes to an end
BANGALORE, NOV. 5. Bangalore IT.Com 2003 ended on Wednesday with a high-profile visit by the Prime Minister of Hungary and a quiet, unnoticed, pop-corn munching stroll through the stalls, by the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parikkar. The ...
Metro project goes to Plan panel
NEW DELHI, NOV. 5. The Centre today reviewed the progress of proposed metro railway projects in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad and sent the project for Bangalore to the Planning Commission for appraisal. The Minister of State Urban ...
Civic workers to get optimum healthcare
BANGALORE, NOV. 5. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), in collaboration with the Commonwealth Association of Mentally Handicapped and Disabled Development (CAMHADD), the Commonwealth Foundation, and the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, is all ...
BMP set to introduce hi-tech attendance recording system
BANGALORE, NOV. 5. Over 700 employees working in the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) head office will soon have a new attendance recording system called Biometrics. The system, part of the BMP's information technology initiatives, is likely ...
Governor hosts banquet for Hungarian PM
BANGALORE, NOV. 5. The visiting Hungarian Prime Minister, Peter Medgyessy, and his wife tonight attended a banquet hosted by the Governor, T.N. Chaturvedi, at the Raj Bhavan. Among those who attended it were the Chief Justice of the Karnataka ...
`Chennai next to Bangalore in IT growth'
BANGALORE, NOV. 5. Contrary to popular perception, Chennai is second in growth in the information technology sector after Bangalore. This was what the IT Secretary of Tamil Nadu, Vivek Harinarain, had to tell presspersons on the concluding day of ...
Crackdown on on-line lotteries in the offing
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 5. The State Directorate of Lotteries is all set to launch a major offensive across Kerala against the paper and on-line lotteries run by other States here, most of which are being operated in gross violation of the State ...
`LDF has no conditions for alternative Govt.'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 5. The CPI(M) and the LDF do not have any conditions for an alternative Government in the event of the Antony Government being ousted from power. Neither did it propose to set any conditions in pursuit of its aim of ...
Cabinet to await political decision
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 5. The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to await a political decision on the question of convening the Assembly to take up a confidence motion. Consultations will be held among the constituents of the United Democratic ...
Cabinet approves Marad package
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 5. The Cabinet on Wednesday approved several schemes of the package for comprehensive development of Marad in Kozhikode district. These include a scheme for drinking water supply (Rs. 31.5 lakhs), power supply (Rs. 27 ...
Motoring on city roads turns a nightmare
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 5. Motoring through the city has become a nightmare with potholes on many busy road stretches due to the lack of repairs prior to the monsoon showers as well as ongoing widening and cable-laying works. Potholes have ...
Anti-AIDS drive among sex workers mired in red-tapism
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 5. Social workers campaigning against AIDS have expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the Government-sponsored AIDS control and prevention programme among sex workers here because of the lack of coordination between ...
`Govt. presence in education sector necessary'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 5.The withdrawal of the Government presence from the educational sector would have disastrous consequences, according to P.K.Rajan, Vice-Chancellor, Kannur University It would not be proper on the part of the Government ...
Retail liquor vending till midnight
CHENNAI, NOV. 5. Once State Government agencies take over retail vending of liquor, the shops will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, announced in the Assembly today. Now, the privately-run shops are open from 8 ...
Summons to Elangovan, Varadarajan
CHENNAI, NOV. 5. A city court today ordered issue of summons to the State CPI (M) secretary, N. Varadarajan, and the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee working president, E.V.K.S. Elangovan, for their appearance on November 24 and 25 respectively in ...
No confusion over `H' card system, says Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI, NOV. 5. The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today denied the Opposition charge that implementation of the honorary ration card system plunged beneficiaries of the public distribution system in confusion. Participating in a discussion in ...
Fishermen in a Catch-22 situation
CHENNAI, NOV. 5.Fishermen in Tamil Nadu seem to be hemmed in all sides. They have a problem when they cross the international boundary line with Sri Lanka; they run into their counterparts in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh too. Even between fisherfolk ...
Unified transport authority under study: CMDA
CHENNAI, NOV. 5. The Government is seriously considering if Chennai should have a unified Metropolitan Transport Authority to combine all public transport services, and the decision will be based largely on development and use of the Mass Rapid ...
`Change designs to make public buildings disabled-friendly'
CHENNAI, NOV. 5.A person without disabilities showed by example today what life could be for people confined to wheelchairs. As the man struggled to enter a make-shift toilet and tried to manoeuvre a 900-mm corridor, the audience understood ...
Protest against quarantining HIV patients at airport
CHENNAI, NOV. 5.Positive persons networks in Tamil Nadu have expressed solidarity with a nationwide protest against quarantining six HIV-positive persons at the Sahar international airport, Mumbai, for not carrying yellow fever vaccination ...
Pondy Govt. launches special insurance scheme for the poor
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 5. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said a special insurance scheme for a poor family who lost its head would be implemented from next month. Under the scheme, the family would get Rs. 50,000 as an immediate ...
`Govt. trying to do away with `chalk and board' method'
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 5. In a bid to improve work efficiency and cut down costs, the Education Department today launched an e-mail system through which it could interact with Principals of 40-odd higher secondary schools in the Union Territory. ...
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