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Accord with Maharashtra on Lendi project
HYDERABAD, NOV. 18.Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra opened a new chapter in their relations by signing an agreement here this morning for executing Lendi, a Rs. 276-crore medium irrigation project, to be taken up as a joint venture. The ...
Lok Satta to set up debate between Naidu, YSR
HYDERABAD, NOV.18. On the lines of the open debate conducted between the rival nominees for American Presidency, the Lok Satta is planning to bring the Chief Minister, N.Chandrababu Naidu and the Leader of the Opposition, Y. S. Rajashekhara ...
'Ostracised' Dalit attempts suicide at police station
ELURU, NOV. 18. Faced with a social boycott imposed by his caste elders and alleged indifference by the police towards his plight, a Dalit agricultural worker, Kali Venkateswara Rao (50), of Kommirepalli in Denduluru mandal reportedly sought to ...
BJP accuses Cong. of doublespeak
VISAKHAPATNAM, NOV. 18. The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha all-India president and State BJP general secretary, G. Kishen Reddy, on Tuesday launched a broadside against the Congress, accusing it of political bankruptcy. Talking to reporters here, ...
Assembly dissolution: HC hears arguments
HYDERABAD, NOV. 18. A Division Bench comprising the Judges, Devinder Gupta and G. Rohini, on Tuesday declared that the judgment in the writ petition filed challenging the dissolution of the AP Legislative Assembly would be delivered soon. The ...
Call to reject proposed PVC plant
HYDERABAD, NOV. 18. Environmentalists have demanded rejection of the proposed Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) (`poison plastic') plant proposed by Chemplast at Krishnapatnam in Nellore district at the public hearing scheduled for tomorrow, in view of ...
Rapid action force to put down naxalite activity
BANGALORE, NOV. 18. Alarmed by naxalite activity in some parts of Malnad districts in recent days, the Government has decided to constitute a rapid action force soon to put down naxalite activity. The decision was taken today at a high-level ...
Two naxals killed in encounter
NALGONDA, NOV. 18.Two naxalites, including the Rachakonda Area Committee member, Charku Mallesh alias Raghu (28), were killed in an `encounter' in Sobhanadripuram village of Ramannapet mandal late last night. According to the Bhongir DSP, Ch. ...
KPTCL to energise 60,000 pumps
BANGALORE, NOV. 18. Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. (KPTCL) has the Government's permission to energise 60,000 irrigation pumpsets (IP sets) in the State. The KPTCL Managing Director, K.N. Srivastava, said this today at an ...
Quick execution of projects needed: Patil
DHARWAD, NOV. 18. Quick execution of irrigation projects is what is needed, the Minister of Water Resources, H.K. Patil, has said. Speaking at the inauguration of a three-day orientation programme for the new batch of engineers recruited for ...
Metro not into retail sales, says Sasanur
BANGALORE, NOV. 18. The Minister for Agricultural Marketing, B.S. Patil Sasanur, today clarified that the Metro Cash and Carry outlet at Yeshwantpur here was not involved in retail sales and was not dealing in the 113 agricultural commodities ...
Road accident leads to tension at Iblur
BANGALORE, NOV. 18. Tension prevailed at Iblur village in Koramangala Police Station limits on Tuesday when hundreds of people blocked Iblur Road in protest against the alleged assault of a civilian by the personnel of the Army Service Corps ...
Crime rate falling in city: Mariswamy
BANGALORE, NOV. 18. The City Police Commissioner, S. Mariswamy, on Tuesday said the crime rate was decreasing in the city, and released statistics for the past five years to prove his claim. He said the city had recorded an average of 14.5 ...
A statistical miscalculation?
BANGALORE, NOV. 18. A statistical miscalculation seems to have misled the City Police Commissioner, S. Mariswamy, into making "wide-of-the-mark" claims at a press conference here on Tuesday. To claim that the crime rate is under check, Mr. ...
Kerala in C'wealth local govt. project
THRISSUR, NOV. 18.Kerala is among the three Indian States selected for the Commonwealth local government good practice scheme to be implemented in the country by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) in collaboration with the All India ...
Rally to be a turning point in Cong. politics
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 18.The Indira commemoration rally, being organised by the Karunakaran faction, would prove to be a turning point in Congress politics. It would be a culmination of sorts of the internecine factional fights in the Congress ...
Murali to participate in Kochi rally
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 18.The KPCC president, K. Muraleedharan, has announced his decision to participate in the November 19 Indira commemoration rally organised by the section in the Congress led by the veteran leader, K. Karunakaran. Mr. ...
Police academy nearing completion
THRISSUR, NOV. 18.A police academy with all modern facilities including a sophisticated forensic laboratory, model police station, firing ranges, canine school, advanced library and computer training centre is nearing completion at ...
Heroin worth Rs. 9 lakhs seized
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 18. The Pettah police have seized 93 grams of heroin valued at more than Rs. 9 lakhs (1 mg of heroin is priced at nearly Rs. 10) from two youth. The accused were identified as Aji and Vikraman alias `Pacha' Vikraman. A ...
UDF at the receiving end in local bodies
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 18.The local self-Government bodies in the district governed by the UDF are witnessing intensified squabbles among the partners, especially the Congress, which is dogged by factional feuds. The UDF has already lost ...
3,500 litres of spirit seized
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 18. The Parassala police have seized nearly 3,500 litres of spirit while the consignment was being loaded into a boat used for sand-mining near Thekkekollamcode in the wee hours of Tuesday. Tulasi, a resident of ...
Flat buyers in a bind as cement, sand prices go up
CHENNAI, NOV. 18. Cement prices in Tamil Nadu have shot up by nearly Rs. 40 a bag. Simultaneously, continuing scarcity has pushed up construction sand price by Rs. 5-8 a cubic feet. This trend, along with the rise in steel prices, is forcing ...
Transfer of case is poetic justice, says Vaiko
CHENNAI, NOV. 18.The MDMK general secretary, Vaiko, today described the transfer of the wealth case involving the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, to Karnataka as " poetic justice." With the Supreme Court issuing the order, the people's confidence ...
Relief for many, shock to others
CHENNAI, NOV. 18.It was a long and agonising wait for government employees at the Secretariat today. For many, the wait brought relief, but for others shock. While employees who were terminated from the service for their participation in the ...
Govt. to construct memorial for police personnel at Sriperumpudur
CHENNAI, NOV. 18. The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today said she has issued orders for construction of a memorial at Sriperumbudur at a cost of Rs. 5 lakhs for nine police officials who died in the bomb blast which claimed the life of the ...
Supply won't be reduced, says Metrowater
CHENNAI, NOV. 18. Officials of Metrowater today said it would not reduce supply of drinking water to the public. The agency hoped to continue feeding the city with tanker supply till the next rains. The tanker supply was providing for 9,000 ...
'One tmcft will be realised at Poondi'
CHENNAI, NOV. 18. The State Government has said one tmcft (thousand million feet) of water will be realised at Poondi through pumping from the dead storage of the Kandaleru dam in Andhra Pradesh. Responding to the report, titled `Relief hinges ...
Covering OHTs is mandatory: Corpn.
CHENNAI, NOV. 18. If residents failed to cover overhead tanks, Chennai Corporation would complete the task and bill the house owner for the charges, along with property tax. This will be taken up as part of a bid to reduce breeding of mosquitoes, ...
Diversify activities, cooperative institutions told
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 18. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has called upon the cooperative institutions to diversify their activities and promote programmes to spread its wings to promote tourism, produce construction materials and also ceramic ...
PONDICHERRY, NOV.18. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, the Government Whip, P.Rajavelu, and representatives of various organisations today paid homage at the statue of V. O. Chidambaram Pillai on the occasion of his 67th death anniversary. The ...
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