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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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