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Hundreds of protesting junior doctors held
HYDERABAD, DEC. 29.Arrests of hundreds of students picketing hospitals and Government offices and use of force in different parts of the State have marked the ongoing strike by junior doctors protesting against sanction of new private colleges ...
TDP defends tie-up with BJP
HYDERABAD, DEC. 29.The Telugu Desam Party on Monday asserted that it had forged alliance with the BJP in the larger national interests setting aside `trivial issues.' The party spokesman, C. Ramachandraiah, and the Major Irrigation Minister, ...
No breakthrough in Abids dacoity, Saifabad murders
HYDERABAD, DEC. 29.Even as the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, R.P. Singh, on Monday claimed that the case of Narayanaguda twin murders was `almost solved', no breakthrough was reported in the cases pertaining to Abids jewellery shop dacoity, ...
Police likely to invoke AP COCA against accused
HYDERABAD, DEC. 29. The city police are exploring the possibilities of invoking the Andhra Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act (AP COCA) against the prime accused, Om Prabhakar alias Prabhu, in the sensational double murder case in Hyderguda ...
BSNL plans expansion
HYDERABAD, DEC. 29.The AP Circle of the Bharatiya Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is planning to enhance the CellOne coverage in the State by extending it to 66 new towns, introduce General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and extend broadband network ...
Panel makes surprise visit to medical college
HYDERABAD, DEC. 29.A three-member committee, headed by the NIMS Director, Kakarla Subba Rao, on Monday sought an explanation from the Chairman of the B. R. Educational Society College and Hospital at Joginpally in Moinabad mandal in Ranga Reddy ...
Sonia Gandhi will be Prime Minister: Krishna
BANGALORE, DEC. 29. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today, came out in support of the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, becoming the Prime Minister if the party wins the next Lok Sabha elections. Mr. Krishna rejected the suggestion by the ...
Rs. 8.27 cr. spent on checking sea erosion
BAGWADY (UDUPI DISTRICT), DEC. 29. The Minister of State for Ports and Fisheries, Vasanth V. Salian, said on Monday that Rs. 8.27 crore had been spent on checking sea erosion in the three coastal districts. Speaking at the inauguration of a ...
Rs. 157 cr. for rural roads, water supply
BANGALORE, DEC. 29.The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, has ordered the release of Rs. 157 crore for improving rural drinking water supply and rural roads. Addressing a high-level review meeting on the water supply and road quality, Mr. Krishna ...
Hebbal flyover opened for traffic
BANGALORE, DEC. 29. My dream is making Bangalore a model city that every other Indian city wants to emulate, and this is already becoming a reality, the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, said here on Monday. Inaugurating the Hebbal flyover ...
BMP opens citizen service counters
BANGALORE, DEC. 29. The e-governance initiatives of the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike were launched on Monday with the opening of citizen service centres at its head office, the Public Utility Building, Jayanagar 2nd Block, and Sampige Road. They ...
Prof. Ramaseshan passes away
BANGALORE, DEC. 29.S. Ramaseshan, former Director of the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, died at his residence here today. He was 80. He is survived by wife, Kausalya, granddaughter of the Right Honourable V.S. Srinivasa Sastry, and ...
`Spot your train' facility set up
BANGALORE, DEC. 29.Bangaloreans can now use the "Spot Your Train" facility at the City Railway Station to locate a train. The unique facility, which was launched here on Monday by the Union Minister of State for Railways, Basanagouda R. Patil ...
Coca-Cola plant: drama as panel holds sitting
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 29. Fifty-two busloads of people from Palakkad district alighted in front of the Assembly complex here this morning to depose before a Subject Committee of the legislature examining the controversy surrounding Coca-Cola ...
Gandhi Park to be thrown open tomorrow
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 29. The Gandhi Park at East Fort will be thrown open to the public on December 31 after the beautification of the premises by the Tourism department. The Tourism Minister, K.V. Thomas, would formally hand the park over to ...
Radiotherapy equipment to be returned to MCH
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 29.The Medical College Hospital here is to get back two radiotherapy machines from the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) as part of proposals to improve the cancer care services at the radiotherapy unit in the ...
Free medicine for AIDS patients
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 29.The Government has decided to supply medicines free of charge to AIDS patients undergoing treatment in Government hospitals, the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, announced here on Monday. The Chief Minister said in an ...
'FACT, Indal issues under consideration'
KOCHI, DEC. 29. The problems facing the Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore and the aluminium company, Indal, were under the active consideration of the State Government, said the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, here today. Mr. Antony said the ...
Allocation of rail projects based on transparent formula: Nitish Kumar
CHENGALPATTU, DEC. 29. The Railway Ministry has been "fair and just" in allocation of funds for various ongoing projects and there is no discrimination against any State including Tamil Nadu, the Railway Minister, Nitish Kumar, said here today. ...
Court upholds Prohibition Act amendment
CHENNAI, DEC. 29. The Madras High Court today upheld a crucial amendment to the Tamil Nadu Prohibition Act, paving the way for State monopoly in retail liquor vending, but said 284 vendors were entitled to run the shops in 2003-04. The 284 ...
Computer professional held for hacking into web site
CHENNAI, DEC. 29. The Chennai Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have arrested a 29-year-old computer professional, S. Immanuel, on charges of hacking into his client's web site. The action was on a complaint from Prema Raj, proprietor of ...
Changes in BG services from today
CHENNAI, DEC. 29. Consequent to the doubling of the Tambaram - Chengalpattu broad gauge section, the following changes are made with effect from tomorrow, according to a railway release: The number of BG services in the section will be ...
'Media have the right to criticise judgments'
CHENNAI, DEC. 29. The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, B. Subhashan Reddy, today said it was essential that all organs of the State, including the media, function effectively, efficiently and responsibly, within their own spheres and ...
Shuffling in Police department
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 28. The Home Department of Pondicherry has effected shuffling among Superintendents of Police here. The transfer and posting orders were issued by the Administrator of the Union Territory and came into immediate effect, ...
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