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Alipiri attack on CM: probe team releases photos of accused
TIRUPATI, DEC. 25. D.T. Naik, heading the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the People's War claymore mine attack on the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu's convoy, today released to mediapersons photographs of members of the PW Central ...
Invest in State, Naidu urges NRIs
HYDERABAD, DEC. 25.The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Thursday appealed to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), particularly Telugus, to invest in Andhra Pradesh where they would be assured of good returns. Highlighting the initiatives taken ...
New master plan to be ready by March: Minister
HYDERABAD, DEC. 25.As part of the Master Plan for improving the sewerage system to check pollution and contamination of piped water supply, foundation stone was laid for four trunk sewer lines from Tarnaka to Nallacheruvu via Nacharam and ...
Fresh leads in double murder case
HYDERABAD, DEC. 25.The list of suspects in the sensational double murder at Saifabad swelled on Thursday. A lift operator of Mount Nazir Apartments, who was being questioned, reportedly told the police that he had spotted a factory worker near a ...
Veena maestro R.K. Suryanarayana dead
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. Vidwan R.K. Suryanarayana (66), well-known exponent of the veena, died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday evening. The end, which came at a private hospital, shocked his large number of admirers. He is survived by wife and a ...
MNCs ready to invest in biotech park
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. Several leading multinational companies in the biotechnology sector from countries such as Belgium, Germany, the U.K., France and the U.S. have agreed to strike a partnership with the Karnataka Government to establish common ...
VRS scheme has had a negative impact: study
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. The voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) introduced by the State Government in some of its industrial units has had a negative impact. The VRS has reduced the earnings and the standard of living of families whose heads opted for ...
Movement against acid attacks on women
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. Shanti (30), disfigured and traumatised, struggles to make both ends meet. She is a victim of an acid attack allegedly by her husband who was harassing her for dowry for the past 14 years. Campaign and Struggle Against Acid ...
ICFAI University opens third branch
BANGALORE, DEC. 25. The ICFAI University on Wednesday opened its third branch in Bangalore at the International Technology Park Ltd. (ITPL) here. With this, the ICFAI network has gone up to 85 across India. In Bangalore, two other branches are ...
Farm bodies to evolve stir plan against globalisation
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25. The CPI(M)-led All India Kisan Sabha and the All India Agricultural Workers' Union (AIAWU) are to chalk out joint agitation programmes against globalisation of the farm sector and the Central Government's move to roll ...
`Implement Kelkar committee report'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25. The Chamber of Commerce, Thiruvananthapuram, has urged the Twelfth Finance Commission to recommend the implementation of the Kelkar Committee report by the Centre and include the services of lawyers, doctors, ...
Aranmula identified for Endogenous Tourism Project
PATHANAMTHITTA, DEC. 25. Aranmula is among the three villages in the country, which has been identified for launching the Endogenous Tourism Project (ETP) a joint venture of the Union Government and the United Nations Development Programme ...
Increase in rabies cases
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25. There has been an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment at the anti-rabies centre at the General Hospital here even as supply of human anti-rabies serum has dried up forcing doctors to administer ...
Revelry, religious fervour mark X'mas celebrations
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25. Special midnight services at churches and all round revelry marked Christmas celebrations in the city on Thursday. Thousands of believers, dressed in their `Sunday best', thronged the various churches. At the ...
VCTC official refutes charges
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 25. The official of the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre (VCTC) at the Medical College against whom a complaint committee chaired by the former District Collector, E. Ayyappan, had recommended disciplinary action ...
CIAL nets Rs. 19-crore profit
KOCHI, DEC. 25.The country's first greenfield airport company, the Cochin International Airport Ltd. (CIAL), has made a profit of Rs. 19 crores during the past financial year. The company Chairman and Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, will formally ...
Industrial units face bleak future
KOCHI, DEC. 25.Kerala's industrial district would rather sing Blues than Carols this Christmas with uncertainty persisting over the future of several major units. The future of the public sector Travancore Rayons Limited (TRL), the Fertilizers ...
Kaloor market stalemate continues
KOCHI, DEC. 25.There is no immediate end in sight to the impasse over the shifting of the Kaloor market to the new complex constructed by the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA). Though the new market complex has been ready for occupation ...
PMK to stay in NDA Government
CHENNAI, DEC. 25. The Pattali Makkal Katchi today decided to stay on in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government at the Centre as the coalition had ``not deviated'' from the mutually-agreed National Agenda for Governance. The PMK, ...
IIT-M graduates find Indian pastures greener
CHENNAI, DEC. 25.India's most promising youngsters are no longer looking for greener pastures abroad. In a perceptible, only about 35 per cent of fresh graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) here opted to go abroad for ...
Gauge Conversion: Final phase of work to begin from April
CHENNAI, DEC. 25. Electrical multiple unit (EMU) services on the Egmore-Tambaram metre gauge (MG) section will be stopped from April 1 next to take up the final phase of the Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu suburban gauge conversion project. The ...
Woman, son crushed to death by water tanker
CHENNAI, DEC. 25. A woman and her son were crushed to death by a private water-tanker on Guindy Road Over Bridge, merely minutes after they attended Christmas mass today. The mishap occurred when they were returning to their house on Anna ...
A move to damage Government's reputation: Narayanasamy
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 25. The Pondicherry Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president and Member of Parliament, V. Narayanasamy, has said some miscreants are on the spree of preparing ``false documents'' to grab property, particularly houses, through ...
Help educated unemployed youth, Rangasamy tells banks
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 25. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has called upon banks to help the Administration in tackling the problem of unemployment. Addressing a meeting of the members of State-Level Bankers Committee, organised by the Indian ...
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