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Cong. speaking in 'two-tongues': CM
NIZAMPET (MEDAK DT), NOV. 24. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, today utilised the launch of the fourth round of the literacy campaign Chaduvula Panduga to appeal to people to choose the Telugu Desam again in view of "the ...
Time not ripe for separate Telangana: BJP
HYDERABAD, NOV. 24. The BJP has expressed its unflinching commitment to the resolution adopted by the party at its Kakinada meeting in 1997 supporting the demand for Statehood for Telangana but feels that the time is not ripe. The party felt ...
International airport: HC dismisses plea
HYDERABAD, NOV. 24. A Division Bench A.P. High Court comprising the Chief Justice, Devinder Gupta, and Rohini on Monday dismissed the writ petition challenging the proposal of setting up an International Airport in the vicinity of Himayat Sagar ...
Torn national flag creates tension on OU campus
HYDERABAD, NOV. 24.Using a pierced national flag during a `treasure hunt' programme at Chrisalys-2003, an event organised by a private management college, led to tension here on Osmania University Campus on Monday when an angry group of ...
Kids exhorted to take a leaf from Kalam's life
HYDERABAD, NOV. 24. The statewide `Chaduvula Panduga,' with the aim of enrolling all children below the age of 15 into schools, was launched on Monday. The programme, part of the State Government's objective of achieving total literacy by 2005, ...
`Anti-AIDS drugs to become cheaper'
HYDERABAD, NOV. 24. Anti-AIDS drugs are likely to become cheaper in the country with the Union Government constituting a committee to negotiate with some drug manufacturers, modalities for making them affordable. The committee is expected to ...
Rana unhappy with slow progress of schemes
BANGALORE, NOV. 24. The Union Rural Development Minister, Kashiram Rana, today expressed displeasure over the "tardy implementation" of various Centrally-sponsored schemes, including rural water supply, in the State. He told presspersons after ...
Stage set for trial in stamp paper case
BANGALORE, NOV. 24.The stage is set for trial in the stamp paper scam with the Judge, A.T. Manoli, appointed by the Karnataka High Court, taking charge of the Special Court set up for the purpose here today. The trial will be held at the Mahatma ...
Governor hails Maran's services
BANGALORE, NOV. 24. The Governor, T.N. Chaturvedi, has mourned the death of the DMK leader and Union Minister, Murasoli Maran, in Chennai on Sunday. In a message, the Governor said Mr. Maran was a veteran parliamentarian, an articulate writer, ...
Aspirants seek KPCC observer
BANGALORE, NOV. 24. Some of those aspiring to become the Mayor of Bangalore now want an observer from the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) to oversee the conduct of the election to the post on November 28. The Bangalore City District ...
Reliance Infocomm offers `full mobility' to city customers
BANGALORE, NOV. 24. Reliance Infocomm (RI), a Reliance group company, will offer "full mobility" service to its CDMA cellular customers in Bangalore from Tuesday as part of expanding "seamless roaming" coverage in its circles. After changing to ...
Cabinet clears 93 initiatives under MGP
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 24.The Cabinet on Monday approved the Service Delivery Project and detailed implementation plans on 93 initiatives proposed under the Modernising Government Programme (MGP). It had approved the initiatives in principle in ...
HNL divestment: stir enters new phase
KOTTAYAM, NOV. 24. The agitation against the proposed disinvestment of the Centre's stake in the Hindustan Newsprint Ltd., the subsidiary of the Hindustan Paper Corporation, entered a new phase today, with political parties and trade unions ...
Curbs on rubber wood transport lifted
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 24. The Cabinet on Monday decided to lift all restrictions on transport of rubber wood to other States. The Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, told press persons after the Cabinet meeting that the decision was taken in view ...
Campaign launched against mosquito-borne diseases
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 24. The district health authorities on Monday launched a campaign to popularise the inexpensive and eco-friendly method of cultivating fish varieties that feed on the larvae of mosquitoes as part of measures to tackle the ...
Admission row: Principal petitions Chief Minister
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 24. The head of a professional college under the State Government has sought the intervention of the Chief Minister as he has "come under pressure" from higher-ups to admit a student in violation of the statutes of the ...
GIDA, HLL reach pact on road construction
KOCHI, NOV. 24. The Goshree Island Development Authority (GIDA) and Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL) today signed an agreement allowing the company to build a road to its premises from the newly-reclaimed land belonging to the GIDA. An agreement to ...
TESMA case: Nallakannu, Varadharajan served charge sheets
CHENNAI, NOV. 24.Two leaders of the CPI and the CPI (M) today were served copies of charge sheets in a case registered against them under the Tamil Nadu Essential Services Maintenance Act for allegedly instigating government employees to strike ...
Thousands pay homage to `Murasoli' Maran
CHENNAI, NOV. 24. People from different walks of life, including politics, industry and cinema, today paid homage to `Murasoli' Maran. The body was kept at the Gopalapuram residence here of his uncle and DMK chief, M. Karunanidhi. Thousands of ...
Difficult to fill the void: Anbazhagan
CHENNAI, NOV. 24.The DMK general secretary, K. Anbazhagan, has said the death of the Union Minister, Murasoli Maran, created a void in the DMK, and it is difficult to fill the vacuum. Considered the conscience keeper of the DMK president, M. ...
Jayalalithaa receives PM
CHENNAI, NOV. 24. The Prime Minister, A.B. Vajpayee, who arrived by a special IAF aircraft from New Delhi, to attend the funeral of the Union Minister, Murasoli Maran, was received at the old Meenambakkam airport tarmac today by the Governor, ...
Dismay at cancellation of examination
CHENNAI, NOV. 24. City students, who wrote the Common Admission Test for the Indian Institute of Management's MBA programme are disappointed because they will have to take the test again. They were shocked when they returned home on Sunday to ...
`Spread environment awareness through regional languages'
CHENNAI, NOV. 24. Environmental issues should be discussed more in regional languages, which could help people to understand better the significance of protecting natural resources, said the naturalist and former Chief Postmaster-General, S. ...
'Treating reflux can help in asthma management'
CHENNAI, NOV. 24. Those annoying spells of breathlessness might not be due to asthma after all, but might be related to the more common heartburns. The burning sensations can easily be managed with relatively inexpensive medicines, and with ...
New pension scheme for fishermen from next month
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 24. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said the Coast Guard (East) Region would be provided with a site at Thengaithittu near here to protect and counsel the fishermen. Mr. Rangasamy said a new pension ...
Govt. gives 3 months time for tax defaulters
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 24. The Local Administration Minister, A. Elumalai, said here today that the Government had given three months time for tax defaulters to settle their dues. The new scheme, coming into force next month, would also waive penal ...
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