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President supports interlinking of rivers
TIRUPATI, NOV. 20.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today spoke in favour of interlinking rivers as this alone held the key to tackle drought, drinking water scarcity, electricity shortage, shortfall in food production and so on. Inaugurating ...
Look beyond the campus, V-Cs told
TIRUPATI, NOV. 20.The president, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on Thursday gave a clarion call to the universities not to fetter themselves to academic activity, but expand their horizon to social areas that needed their attention. "Let us look beyond the ...
Kalam seeks 'Asirvachanam' for nation
TIRUMALA, NOV. 20. In his first ever visit in the capacity of President to Tirumala, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today offered prayers in the temple of Lord Venkateswara here. On arrival at the main entrance of the temple complex, `Mahadwaram,' the ...
British film walks away with Golden Elephant award
HYDERABAD, NOV. 20. `An Angel For May,' a lyrical fantasy adventure film set in the British heartlands, won the top honours at the 13th International Children's Film Festival which concluded here on Thursday. Harley Cockeliss-directed film won ...
Small they may be, but children's films have a niche
HYDERABAD, NOV. 20.Children's films despite all the stumbling blocks faced by their makers are on a roll and have arrived as a genre in the country. "There are so many film clubs, children's festivals, film appreciation courses and so many kids ...
Krishna rules out early elections
BANGALORE, NOV. 20. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today dismissed speculation that the State would opt for early elections to the Assembly on the lines of Andhra Pradesh. The Government's position had been made clear and there was no change ...
KPCC decries attempts to intimidate press
BANGALORE, NOV. 20.Addressing a large protest rally organised by the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) near the Mahatma Gandhi statue today, the KPCC President, B. Janardhana Poojary, virtually declared war on all Governments which ...
Tara Devi's petition against Mallya dismissed
BANGALORE, NOV. 20.Justice H. Rangavittalachar in the Karnataka High Court on Thursday dismissed an election petition filed by S.K. Tara Devi Siddhartha challenging the election of Vijaya Mallya to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka. The ...
Ganja mafia haunts Silent Valley area
PALAKKAD, NOV. 20.Hundreds of acres of evergreen tropical rain forests in the Attappady reserve forests, a buffer zone of the Silent Valley National Park, are reported to have been destroyed for the cultivation of ganja (cannabis sativa), ...
'I' faction meet to chart out next move
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 20. The Karunakaran faction will meet on Friday morning to chart out its next political move in the aftermath of the Indira rally in Kochi. The Karunakaran faction leaders are immensely happy at the success of the ...
A little girl in search of her father
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 20. Radha alias `Chinju' is searching for her father. The search has brought this eight-year-old far away from her native place, somewhere near the Andhra-Karnataka border, to the city. Unaware of how far she has come ...
Near-constitutional breakdown: DMK
CHENNAI, NOV. 20. There is a ``near-constitutional breakdown in Tamil Nadu'' and it is for the Centre to take appropriate action, the DMK president, M. Karunanidhi, told newsmen here today. The Supreme Court's observation in the wealth case ...
Voters apathetic to revision
CHENNAI, NOV. 20. The watchman of a popular school at Besant Nagar summed it up: ``Nobody is interested in enrolling himself in the election list.'' Clutching a sheaf of forms, the watchman, who was standing-in for a teacher out at lunch, ...
'Varsities must develop courses of global standards'
CHENNAI, NOV. 20. In the digital age, virtual libraries and databases which reach out beyond geographic borders require that Indian universities develop courses of international standards. If Indian universities want to survive and excel, they ...
State offers scope for tourism promotion: Gaudeloupe team
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 20.A five-member delegation of Gaudeloupe, an overseas territory of France in the Caribbean Sea, led by the vice-president of the General Council (a local Assembly) of the island, Aldo Blaise, today held discussions with the ...
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