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Andhra Pradesh
Opposition plans 'save democracy rally'
HYDERABAD, DEC. 31. Continuing their efforts, leaders of Opposition parties have decided to hold a "save democracy" rally here on January 5 to highlight the "scandalous proportions" of the enrolment of bogus voters and demand their removal as ...
High-level team meets Lyngdoh
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31. The Chief Election Commissioner J. M. Lyngdoh today discussed electoral roll revision and other issues with the Chief Secretary, Mohan Kanda, the Chief Electoral Officer, K. Madhav Rao, and other senior officials ...
Spurt in People's War violence
HYDERABAD, DEC. 31.The State police can not exactly pat themselves for effective crime control in 2003, which saw an overall increase in crime incidence, but noteworthy achievements for them is the fall in number of fatal road accidents as well ...
Opposition parties flay liquor policy
HYDERABAD, DEC. 31. Leaders of all the major Opposition parties have criticised the Government's revenue-driven, consumption- boosting "liberal" liquor policy and demanded stringent measures to curb the drink evil. The meeting organised by the ...
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  • Moments of happy reunion
  • Congress dares TDP to debate on progress
  • Governor, CM greet people


    Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad
    MCH to open call centre for citizens
    HYDERABAD, DEC. 31.A call centre for the citizens to log on complaints is being lined up for the New Year by the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH). The initiative aimed at ensuring more responsible and professional response to queries and ...
    Now, an incentive to go with pre-paid parking concept
    HYDERABAD, DEC.31. Undeterred by the `cold response' from its sister organisations and other Government departments in accepting the innovative pre-paid parking cards introduced by it last year, the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad has notified ...
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  • Trains' halt
  • Calling cards for Haj pilgrims
  • Petrol, diesel prices up
  • Government stand on age limit piques job-seekers
  • Booty worth 7 lakhs seized; 8 held
  • `Garden festival' to open today


    Karnataka
    Governor objects to promoting tainted officers to IAS
    BANGALORE, DEC. 31. The Governor, T.N. Chaturvedi, is stated to have objected to the move to promote certain Karnataka Administrative Service officers with tainted records to the Indian Administrative Service. The Raj Bhavan has noted that some ...
    Central team to tour State
    BANGALORE, DEC. 31.A 10-member team of officials from the Union Agriculture Ministry, led by the Joint Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Satish Chander, will undertake a four-day tour of the State from January 4 to study the drought ...
    Five Bills to come up in Assembly for ratification
    BANGALORE, DEC. 31. The Governor, T.N. Chaturvedi, will address the joint session of the Legislature at 11.05 a.m. on January 5. The Legislative Assembly Secretary, T. Rajanna, told presspersons here on Thursday that five amendment Bills were ...
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  • Krishna orders probe on Alva's complaint
  • Taluk-level panels to look into encroachments: Minister
  • District panels to prepare draft farm plan


    Karnataka-Bangalore
    BMTC to launch two mini buses on route 136
    BANGALORE, DEC. 31. Bus commuters, both travelling within the city and to districts from Bangalore, are in for a good time in the New Year. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is introducing mini buses in areas with narrow roads ...
    Jnana Vijnana Award announced
    BANGALORE, DEC. 31. As many as 26 persons have been selected for the Janapada Jnana Vijnana Award 2003. Announcing the list of award winners here on Wednesday, the Karnataka Janapada and Yakshagana Academy Chairman, H.S. Ramachandra Gowda, said ...
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  • Seminar to discuss interlinking of rivers
  • Two revellers killed in road accidents
  • Notice to police on one-way traffic rule
  • Petrol to cost Rs. 39.68
  • Assumes charge


    Kerala
    Cabinet approves Rs. 4,800-cr. Annual Plan
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 31.The Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday approved an Annual Plan of Rs. 4,800 crores for the coming financial year (2004-05). The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, told presspersons after the Cabinet meeting that the Plan ...
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  • Budget session from January 15
  • Power tariff to continue
  • Anti-Karunakaran groups shoot down settlement formula
  • BJP State chief denies reports
  • Tirumala temple hundi nets Rs. 190 crores in 2003
  • Additional AG clarifies


    Kerala-Thiruvananthapuram
    City summons New Year with gusto
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 31. The city rang in the New Year today with all round celebrations. At various venues, people were seen dining and dancing out their hearts with gusto. Upmarket hotels witnessed a good turn out on the New Year eve, ...
    Rainwater harvesting to be made mandatory
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 31. The Water Resources Minister, T.M. Jacob, has said the year 2004 will be declared "Rainwater harvesting year" and steps will be taken for making rainwater harvesting mandatory in the State. Inaugurating a workshop ...


    Kerala-Kochi
    M.V. Pylee award for educationist
    KOCHI, DEC. 31. K. Venkatasubramanian, noted educationist and economist, has been selected for the Professor M.V. Pylee award for distinguished academician of India 2003. The triennial award carries a cash component of Rs. 2 lakhs, a memento ...
    Road beautification planned
    KOCHI, DEC. 31. A new road beautification project will be taken up as a New Year gift to the city. The work of a Palm Avenue on the 3 km stretch between the new Mattanchery Bridge and the Kundanoor Bridge is expected to begin in two weeks. A ...
    Reshma George is Miss Kerala
    KOCHI, DEC. 31. Reshma George, a second-year engineering student of the Rajagiri College of Engineering, Kalamassery, was crowned the Elora Miss Kerala 2003 here this evening. She also won the titles of Miss Beautiful Hair and Miss Talented. A ...


    Tamil Nadu
    We can co-exist with Congress: MDMK
    CHENNAI, DEC. 31.The former Union Minister and senior Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader, Gingee N. Ramachandran, today said he did not foresee any problem in the MDMK and the Congress being part of the same front. The Dravida ...
    Time for new crop policy in delta
    THANJAVUR, DEC. 31. From a stage when they raised three crops a year, delta farmers have been reduced to saving one crop a year now. Three successive drought years have shattered the rural economy in most parts of the erstwhile, composite ...
    Discrepancy in recording of statement: POTA case witness
    CHENNAI, DEC. 31. Muthuswamy, a witness in the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) case against the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary, Vaiko, and eight others, today told a special court here that there were portions ...
    `Tamil Nadu retains market share'
    CHENNAI, DEC. 31. Postal business in Tamil Nadu is undergoing significant and dramatic changes in tune with nationwide trends. A 25 per cent drop was witnessed in the volume of registered articles and parcels between 1998 and 2003. In ...
    'BJP will not hesitate to tie up with AIADMK'
    COIMBATORE, DEC. 31. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not hesitate to enter into an alliance with the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for the Lok Sabha elections, its national secretary, L. Ganesan, said here ...
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  • Appointed to Indian Police Service
  • Release of nominal rolls for practical exams delayed
  • Leaders extend New Year greetings
  • Former Minister's daughter discharged in wealth case
  • Air Deccan to expand services in south
  • IUML will snap ties if AIADMK allies with BJP
  • High command to hold talks with State Congress leaders
  • Eco-friendly pest trap
  • Hearing adjourned on PIL for probe into corruption charges
  • Move to reduce holidays for EB employees disallowed


    Tamil Nadu-Chennai
    Patrolling keeps revellers under check
    CHENNAI. DEC. 31. Few traffic snarls, minor accidents, huge gatherings in places of worship, long queues in restaurants and jammed mobile phone lines marked the New Year celebrations in the city tonight. Police patrolling kept revellers in ...
    Clouds play spoilsport, celestial event not visible
    CHENNAI, DEC. 31. ``Human efforts cannot succeed unless nature cooperates,'' said 90-year old T. S. Kunjithapatham, who had come in all enthusiasm to the B. M. Birla Planetarium today to have a glimpse of the planet Saturn which came close to ...
    Varaha returns to Chennai
    CHENNAI, DEC. 31. Coast Guard vessel, Varaha, returned today after a three-day visit to Indonesia. This was part of the `Look-East policy' of the Centre codenamed `Sahyog'. The Chief of Staff (Operations), Eastern region, B.P. Singh, ...
    `Maintain ancient temples'
    CHENNAI, DEC. 31. Social service combined with spiritualism alone will last long, said the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi. Delivering the ``Anugraha Bashanam'' (benedictory message) on the concluding day of a week-long ...
    'Encourage telecom equipment producers'
    CHENNAI, DEC. 31.Tamil Nadu can attract more investment from telecom equipment manufacturers if it accords priority and offers sops to the units on a par with that extended to the computer hardware manufacturing sector. It can become a ...
    Other Stories

  • Man sentenced to life for murder
  • Court restricts burning on Bhogi
  • 'Computers can make women literate'


    Pondicherry
    Fight communal forces: Rangasamy
    PONDICHERRY, DEC. 31. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said there should be sustained efforts to combat communal and terrorist forces. In his New Year Day message, Mr. Rangasamy said Pondicherry had made progress in all ...



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