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Cyclone leaves trail of destruction; 49 dead
HYDERABAD, DEC.16. The severe cyclonic storm left a trail of destruction as it crossed the coast near Machilipatnam around midnight last night, claiming 49 lives, rendering about 8,000 families homeless and damaging vast tracts of crops and ...
Huge crop loss in Guntur
GUNTUR, DEC. 16. Widespread crop damage was reported in Guntur district following Monday's cyclone. While three villages -- Lankavaripalem, Lakshmipuram and Shanthi Nagar -- under Repalle mandal were totally submerged under water, five other ...
Widespread rain in coastal areas
VISAKHAPATNAM, DEC. 16. Heavy rainfall was reported in several places in the coastal Andhra and adjoining areas due to the severe cyclone that crossed the coast at Machilipatnam after midnight on Monday. The cyclone turned into a deep ...
Voters list: MCH to pore over unusually high entries
HYDERABAD, DEC. 16. Faced with a record number of claims for inclusion in the voters list at the end of the revision of draft electoral rolls in the twin cities, the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad has begun a mammoth exercise of sorting and ...
City youngster shot dead in U.S.
HYDERABAD, DEC. 16.Dheeraj, a city youngster and grandson of journalist, A.B.K. Prasad, was shot dead by unidentified persons, suspected to be blacks, around 8 p.m. on Monday at Detroit in the United States. Twenty-four-year old Dheeraj ...
Mayor suffers heart attack
HYDERABAD, DEC. 16.The Mayor, Teegala Krishna Reddy, suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills here on Tuesday. A coronary angiogram performed on him indicated major blocks in two arteries and a team of ...
More wings for Salar Jung Museum mooted
HYDERABAD, DEC. 16.The Director General, Dr. M. Chenna Reddy H.R.D. Institute, P.V.R.K. Prasad, has suggested setting up more wings at Salar Jung Museum (SJM) to exhibit the large number of artefacts lying in the museum stores. Participating in ...
Govt. promises full security to Jayalalithaa
BANGALORE, DEC. 16. The Karnataka Government has said the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa need not have any apprehension about her personal security while in Bangalore to attend the trial of the disproportionate assets cases shifted to a ...
Three more farmers commit suicide
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Armed gang stops lorry, robs cashier
BANGALORE, DEC. 16. Armed robbers stopped a lorry belonging to a private arrack company, assaulted the company's cashier who was travelling in it, and robbed him of Rs. 1.23 lakh in cash in Talaghatapura police station limits in Bangalore Rural ...
At last, Wright Flyer replica is ready
BANGALORE, DEC. 16. What seems simple often turns out to be complicated. Scientists here found it tough to re-create the powered aeroplane the Wright brothers built about a century ago. R. Sunil Kumar, curator at the Visvesvaraya Industrial ...
Top HAL official accused of accepting bribe, arrested
BANGALORE, DEC. 16. The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Deputy General Manager of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), C. Raghunathan, for allegedly accepting a bribe from an engineering graduate. ...
Experts prescribe strategy for growth
BANGALORE, DEC. 16. Technological advancement combined with optimum utilisation of human resources can make India an economic superpower in the new world order, said experts who addressed a seminar on "Globalisation challenges and ...
Court gives a month's reprieve to Coca-Cola plant
KOCHI, DEC. 16. The Kerala High Court today directed Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited to find out alternative sources of water for its bottling plant at Plachimada in Palakkad in a month. Justice K. Balakrishnan Nair also directed ...
Antony calls for a fair deal to Saddam Hussein
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 16. The Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, on Tuesday said that the deposed president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, should get a fair deal at the hands of the American occupation forces in Iraq. In fax message to the Prime ...
Hartal evokes partial response in district
THIRUVANTHAPURAM, DEC. 16.The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Shiv Sena today evoked partial response in the district. The hartal, called to protest against the police action against the Sena volunteers in Pathanamthitta last week, was ...
When the pen is mightier than fate
THIRUVANAN0THAPURAM. DEC. 16. For a young writer, having his novel go into the second edition within one month of its publication is no small achievement. For the friends and family of the doctor-writer, C. Pinto, however, this was more than just ...
Elephants get into vehicles without fuss
UDHAGAMANDALAM, DEC. 16. The month-long rest and restoration camp for elephants from different parts of the State ended at Theppakkadu in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary near here, and the first batch left for home shortly before dawn today. ...
Vaiko disappointed; to await judgment copy
CHENNAI, DEC. 16.On an eventful day in New Delhi, when the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in his case and the Lok Sabha passed an amendment to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general ...
DMK to discuss continuance in NDA on Saturday
CHENNAI, DEC. 16. The high-level policy body of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will meet here on December 20, the party announced today. It will discuss and decide on the DMK's continuance in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National ...
All-women police battalion soon
CHENNAI, DEC. 16.When the formation, comes into existence, considered a "milestone in the history of policing in Tamil Nadu", it can boast of being the first in the country to have a "women battalion" (consisting of nearly 1,000 personnel) in a ...
13 boys rescued from Coimbatore eateries
COIMBATORE, DEC. 16. In a joint drive organised by the District Administration and the Kovai Child Labour Abolition Support Society (Kovai CLASS), in association with the Labour department, 13 boys below 14 years were rescued from eateries today. ...
India's win at Adelaide: Chennaiites turn to Internet
CHENNAI, DEC. 16. When crickets fans in the rest of the country basked in glory of the historic win at the Adelaide Oval today, followers of the game in Chennai a majority of whom were not able to see the live telecast for lack of set-top ...
City looks to Chengalpattu water source
CHENNAI, DEC. 16. Chengalpattu and Madurantakam seem to be the hope for water-thirsty residents and water experts of Chennai who have been let down by the latest cyclone and now must deal with the abysmally-low storage in city reservoirs. These ...
Kalam to interact with college students
CHENNAI, DEC. 16. On his visit to the city tomorrow, the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will interact with about 1,500 college students from in and around the city. About 600 students, from various faculties including nursing, physiotherapy, ...
Court will not vacate stay on tender for desalination plant
CHENNAI, DEC. 16. The Madras High Court yesterday declined to vacate a stay restraining the Metrowater Board from finalising its re-tender for the Rs. 1,750-crore Minjur seawater desalination plant. Justice D. Murugesan, making his September 29 ...
CM likely to visit Delhi today
PONDICHERRY, DEC.16.The Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayan, earlier left for Delhi in the morning and would be back here on Friday, a source said.
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 16. The secretary of the Pondicherry AIADMK committee, A. Anbalagan, MLA, said here today that people who sought enrolment or re-entry in the voter lists being updated in several constituencies were facing difficulty because of ...
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