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Rajasekhara Reddy vows to bring Congress to power
VIJAYAWADA, DEC. 7. The former Andhra Pradesh Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, has announced that he will take "political sanyas'' if his party fails to capture power in the coming Assembly elections. Dr. Reddy ...
Judicial probe ordered into old city incidents
HYDERABAD, DEC. 7.The State Government has ordered a judicial probe into the violent incidents that left five killed and scores injured in the old city on Saturday. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, said at a press conference after ...
Congress demands President's Rule
HYDERABAD, DEC. 7. The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president, D. Srinivas, has demanded imposition of President's rule in the State accusing the Government of failing to control communal violence in the city and also sought a ...
CM's brother to join Congress today
TIRUPATI, DEC. 7. Nara Ramamurthy Naidu, younger brother of the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, will join the Congress tomorrow in the presence of the All India Congress Committee President, Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi on Monday. Mr. ...
Life in the sad lane
HYDERABAD, DEC. 7. The cries of the little one asking for milk in a Shalibanda household said it all. The situation in adjoining Gowlipura was no different with people yearning for their morning coffee and tea. Life in the areas falling under ...
Sitting perpetually on a powder keg
HYDERABAD, DEC. 7. Hyderabad is among the few sensitive cities in the country that perpetually sit on a powder keg. After the violence that followed the integration of Hyderabad State with the Indian Union in 1948, the first major communal flare ...
Bleeding wounds very hard to heal
HYDERABAD, DEC. 7. A bullet pierced through his right hand and the blood spurted out in a jet. He could see from the corner of his eye, his hand hanging in the air with the support of the skin and nothing else. Writhing in pain, he cried for help ...
Row between Irrigation Dept., Agni Aviation
HYDERABAD, DEC. 7.A row has arisen between the Irrigation Department and Agni Aviation, the Indian subsidiary of Weather Modification Inc., over the amount to be paid for the cloud seeding operations undertaken in Anantapur and other areas ...
Holiday for schools
HYDERABAD, DEC. 7. The Hyderabad District Collector, Rajeshwar Tiwari, has declared a holiday on Monday for all schools located in the curfew-bound areas of the old city. Sudarshan Rao, Ranga Reddy DEO, said schools would function normally in ...
500 defy ban on harmony meet, court arrest
CHIKMAGALUR, DEC. 7. About 500 persons courted arrest here today for defying the district magistrate's order banning the communal harmony meet organised here by the Bababudangiri Souhardha Vedike and the All-India Youth Federation. They ...
Swamijis call for unity among Hindus
BANGALORE, DEC. 7. Eradication of untouchability, unity among Hindus, and a ban on cow slaughter and mass conversions dominated the Virat Hindu Samajotsava, which concluded peacefully here on Sunday evening. Vishvesha Tirtha swamiji of Pejavar ...
Karnad, group detained in Hassan
HASSAN, DEC. 7. Members of the Progressive Forum, led by the Jnanpith award winner, Girish Karnad, on Sunday formed a human chain at Narasimharaja Circle here and staged a dharna in protest against the authorities' refusal to grant them ...
Janata Dal factions to focus on unity
BANGALORE, DEC. 7. The various factions of the erstwhile Janata Dal in the State are once again preparing for the merger exercise. If the efforts fail, they hope to arrive at an understanding to face the coming Legislative Assembly elections as a ...
Include Karaga in `Bangalore Habba', says Krishna
BANGALORE, DEC. 7. In the absence of the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, and the Jnanpith award winner, U.R. Ananthamurthy, the chief guests, "Bangalore Habba", which got under way here on Sunday, was rather devoid of the expected sheen. Apart ...
Young scientists told to adopt `holistic way' to science
BANGALORE, DEC. 7. The Union Minister for Science and Technology, Human Resource Development and Ocean Development, Murli Manohar Joshi, urged "young minds" to do "holistic science" at an international congress of biologists here on ...
Pai Layout unauthorised: Krishnarajapuram CMC
BANGALORE, DEC. 7. The Commissioner, Krishnarajapuram City Municipal Council, has said that Pai Layout in the area is "unauthorised'' with narrow unplanned streets. Responding to a report in these columns on Wednesday last, the Municipal ...
Consult UDF constituents: KC(J)
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 7. The Working Committee of the Kerala Congress (Jacob) suggested on Sunday that the Congress high command should hear the opinions of the UDF constituents, if needed, to resolve the problems in the State unit of the ...
Fresh proposal for Pooyamkutty project
KOLLAM, DEC. 7.An ecologocal impact assessment (EIA) of the Kerala State Electricity Board's Pooyamkutty Hydroelectric Project (PHP), conducted by the Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI), may pave the way for the revival of ...
Tamil Nadu has violated PAP pact: Kerala
PALAKKAD, DEC. 7.The officials of the Water Resources Department here said that the stoppage of water to Kerala by Tamil Nadu from the inter-State Parambikulam Aliyar Project (PAP) for the second crop in Chitturpuzha was a "clear violation of the ...
`None authorised to speak for RSP(B)'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 7. The RSP(B) State secretary, A.V. Thamarakshan, today said that his party neither wished to be consulted on any possible leadership change in the Congress nor had authorised anyone to speak on its behalf to the Congress ...
Flight with Dutch tourists arrives
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 7.A leading tour agent from Utrecht in Netherlands, Bos along with his wife, were the first to step out of the arrival lounge about 30 minutes after the Boeing 757, the first chartered flight with Dutch tourists to God's ...
Global investors' meet for Vizhinjam project planned
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 7. The Minister for Ports, M. V. Raghavan, announced here today that the Government was planning a global investors' summit for the Vizhinjam international container transhipment terminal project. Inaugurating a ...
Minister to open new library building
KOCHI, DEC. 7.The new building for the EMS Cooperative Library, promoted by the Ernakulam District Cooperative Bank, will be inaugurated by the Minister for Cooperation and Ports, M. V. Raghavan, on December 14. The new building will have a ...
Corporation in for yet another round of power-sharing
KOCHI, DEC. 7.The Kochi Corporation is to witness another round of power-sharing at the level of Deputy Mayor and various Standing Committee chairpersons. The move comes in the wake of the Deputy Mayor, A. V. George, nearing the completion of ...
Work on virtual campus progressing
KOCHI, DEC. 7. The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) will coordinate the activities of the Kerala Education Grid Project of the State Government in Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Idukki colleges. The networking ...
Jayalalithaa for joint naval exercises to check LTTE
CHENNAI, DEC. 7. The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, has urged the Indian and Sri Lankan Governments to consider taking up joint naval exercises to eliminate ``unauthorised'' naval operations in the international waters by the Sea Tigers of the ...
Government firm on transport privatisation
CHENNAI, DEC. 7. Following repeated adjournments obtained by various transport corporation trade unions in the privatisation of bus routes case, the Tamil Nadu Government has requested the Madras High Court to allow it to conduct a public ...
Liquor consumers on a new high
CHENNAI, DEC. 7.Alcohol consumers have a few things to cheer about, as the new retail outlets, run by Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation shops and cooperatives, overcome teething troubles. For starters, "government liquor is reliable," ...
Special court venue for wealth cases shifted
BANGALORE, DEC. 7. Security considerations have prompted the city police to shift a special court appointed to try the disproportionate assets cases against the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, and others, to the Bangalore Central Prison ...
'Fire in power house caused by technical snag'
SALEM, DEC 7. The Saturday night fire, which destroyed the main transformer in the power house of the Mettur dam has thrown up many questions. Authorities talking to The Hindu claimed that one of the four transformers in the 40 MW- ...
Nepal has not sought Gajurel deportation: Centre
CHENNAI, DEC. 7. The Centre has told the Madras High Court that the Government of Nepal has not sought the deportation of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) leader, Chandra Prakash Gajurel, arrested at the Chennai airport on August 19 while ...
They feel at home here
CHENNAI, DEC. 7. It is so peaceful at the sunshine-drenched `SOS Children's Village of India, Chatnath Homes,' on Sunday morning that the loudest sound one can hear is leaves rustling in the breeze. However, this placid exterior is merely a ...
BSNL pulled up for service `transgressions'
CHENNAI, DEC. 7. A consumer forum here has lambasted the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited-Chennai Telephones for service transgressions, including excess billing, failure to check premium lines such as `Metro Masala' and `Love 2 Talk' and for ...
Traffic chaos reigns supreme at Padi junction
CHENNAI, DEC. 7.Motorists taking the Inner Ring Road here start their day an hour before others. Reason: To avoid traffic snarls at the Padi junction. Throughout the day, the junction, where vehicles converge from Padi, Red Hills, Villivakkam ...
Residents want to take over crematorium
CHENNAI, DEC. 7.S. Bhuvarahan, a retired government employee, keeps the windows shut for most part of the day in his third floor apartment at Jayaram Avenue, Besant Nagar, here. It is not to keep mosquitoes away. Residents of the avenue and ...
Grab outsourcing jobs, young women told
CHENNAI, DEC. 7.Information and biotechnologies are today offering young women tremendous new career opportunities, especially in the context of business houses outsourcing non-core activities, M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman, Madras Institute of ...
`Control of animal diseases imperative for public good'
CHENNAI, DEC. 7. Control of animal diseases is an international public good, R. Kadirvel, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, said here. "In order to safeguard livestock development and permit legitimate ...
`Insurance surveyors should instil confidence in clients'
CHENNAI, DEC. 7. Surveyors have to primarily protect insurance companies from false claims and also instil confidence among clients, V. Jagannathan, chairman, United India Insurance, said today. "Unless you convince the customer that you are ...
`Health care vital for country's development'
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 7. The chairman of Aravind Eye Hospitals, G. Venkataswamy, has called for sustained efforts to improve health care sector as it was vital for the country's development. Addressing a seminar on Sight First organised by the ...
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