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`Simultaneous polls likely in April-May'
HYDERABAD, DEC. 27. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is preparing itself to face early elections to the Lok Sabha, possibly along with Assembly polls. The party has not ruled out simultaneous polls in April-May in which case the vote-on-account ...
Opposition petitions CEC
HYDERABAD, DEC. 27. In a joint move, second of its kind in the last few days, the entire Opposition, including the Congress, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India (CPI), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the ...
12-hour ordeal for air passengers
HYDERABAD, DEC. 27. Passengers bound for Chicago and New York via Mumbai on an Air India flight from the city have been literally grounded for the last 12 hours at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, at Begumpet. Last heard, they were still ...
Govt. to file affidavit before apex court
GULBARGA, DEC. 27. The Home Minister, Mallikarjun Kharge, said here on Saturday that the State Government would file a detailed affidavit before the Supreme Court on January 5 when the public interest litigation seeking the court's intervention ...
`There was no compulsion'
MYSORE, DEC. 27. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, said here today that the Cabinet's decision to hand over the investigation of the stamp paper scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation was not taken under any sort of compulsion. He told ...
Dacoits make off with cash, ornaments from house
BANGALORE, DEC. 27. A seven-member gang of dacoits struck at a house in Bidadi police station limits in Bangalore Rural district early on Saturday and made away with cash and gold ornaments worth Rs. 50,000 after assaulting the ...
Delay in action to cost party dear: Chandy
THRISSUR, DEC. 27. The UDF convener, Oommen Chandy, today said that the delay on the part of the Congress high command in resolving the crisis in the State unit would cost the party dear. Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Chandy pointed ...
PSC sees plot to discredit it
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 27.The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) has decried what it termed a conspiracy to destroy its credibility through protests and campaigns. The Commission said in a press release here on Saturday that there was no ...
DPC calls for speedy execution of projects
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 27. The District Planning Committee (DPC), which met here today, stressed the need for time-bound completion of development projects taken up by various departments. The Thiruvananthapuram North MLA, K. Mohankumar, ...
Feasibility report on Periyar by March
KOCHI, DEC. 27. The Kerala State Pollution Control Board is likely to come out with a feasibility report on the proposed Periyar action plan by March as part of a National River Conservation Authority (NRCA) scheme to protect important rivers in ...
Orders on IMFL, sand quarrying cases on Monday
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. The Madras High Court will deliver on Monday its judgment on two important matters - one pertaining to the ban on sand quarrying and the other relating to the vexed Indian-Made Foreign Liquor vending issue. According to the ...
Provide social security to fixed-term contract employees: Centre
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. The Centre wants State Governments to amend their standing orders for hiring personnel on ``fixed-term contracts'' and provide them social security benefits on a par with that for regular staff, the Union Minister for Labour, ...
Campaign to clean up Cooum banks at Chetpet
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. A portion of the banks of the Cooum on Harrington Road, Chetpet, got a facelift today as slum dwellers joined hands with volunteers of Selfless Movement Improving Life Everywhere (SMILE), a social service organisation, to clean ...
Polio can be eradicated by 2010: paediatricians
CHENNAI, DEC. 27.The State unit of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics has said it was possible to eradicate polio by 2010. This was "a more realistic timeframe;" not 2005, paediatricians said. "I had predicted that eradicating by 2005 was ...
Greater interaction stressed between India and Indian Ocean states
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. Experts and academicians at a conference here have stressed the need for greater interaction between India and other Indian Ocean states. India must put into practice a look East policy early. This will benefit both India and ...
`Alternative School' to reinduct dropouts
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 27. In an effort to reinduct 4,000-odd school dropouts in Pondicherry into the regular education system, an `Alternative School' will be set up under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) by end of January 2004, according to the ...
Anbalagan welcomes probe into property grabbing
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 27. The secretary of the Pondicherry AIADMK, A. Anbalagan, today welcomed a probe by the Additional District Magistrate-cum-Joint Secretary, Revenue, G. Ragesh Chandra, into an alleged grabbing of a piece of property (valued at ...
Vedas provide solution to all problems: Rangasamy
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 27. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said Vedas provided solution to all problems of mankind and their contents were more relevant now as the present day world was ripped through by rancour, intolerance and ...
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