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Ministers defend Govt.'s performance
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 3.Making a spirited defence of the Chandrababu Naidu Government's performance over the last seven years, two senior Ministers asserted that the State's economy was not in a shambles as the CLP leader, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, had ...
Per capita debt burden in AP Rs. 4,300
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 3. Every citizen of Andhra Pradesh carries a debt burden of Rs. 4,300, thanks to the massive borrowings by the State Government from internal and external sources. The State's cumulative debt stands at a whopping Rs. 42,000 ...
MCH to set up 17 markets with Rs. 33 cr.
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 3. Both the Mayor, T. Krishna Reddy, and the Deputy Mayor, Subash Chander, on Tuesday, joined issue with Congress corporators on what the latter described as non- release of funds (Rs.30 lakhs for each corporator) and stoutly ...
Underground drainage: SCB nod to water board plan
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 3. The Secunderabad Cantonment Board has cleared a proposal to pay Rs. 12 lakhs towards payment charges for the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) to take up an integrated master plan for an ...
Spurious Viagra tablets seized
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 3. A pharmaceutical unit at Cherlapally which allegedly manufactured Sildenafil Citrate tablets and packed them as Viagra of Pfizer, U.S., was raided by Drug Control Administration officials on Monday. About 9,200 such tablets ...
Karnataka to seek review of SC order
HUBLI, SEPT. 3. The Karnataka Minister for Water Resources, H.K. Patil, has described as unfortunate the direction given by the Supreme Court to release 1.25 tmcft of water to Tamil Nadu on a daily basis starting from Wednesday, till the next ...
Canal breach triggers floods in Hampi
KAMALAPUR (BELLARY DT.), SEPT. 3. Major breaches occurred in the high-level and low-level canals on the right bank of Tungabhadra Reservoir on Monday night. Because of the breaches, traffic on Hospet-Kampli Road and on Hampi Road was disrupted ...
'Greens' oppose building project
BANGALORE, SEPT. 3. The sprawling property located off Kasturba Road, just behind the museum and a petrol bunk, once belonged to the famous hunter-naturalist, Kenneth Anderson. The bungalow and compound where Anderson (who died here in 1974) ...
Project to combat lead poisoning on
BANGALORE, SEPT. 3. The National Referral Centre for Lead Poisoning in India (NRCLPI), set up two years ago on the St. John's Medical College campus here, has embarked on a project to prepare the "Lead Map of India" that will help measure how ...
Fuel only for vehicles with 'emission-tested' stickers
BANGALORE, SEPT. 3. Now, you have more than one reason to check the emission level of your vehicles and get an updated "Pollution Under Control" certificate (PUC). The Transport Department has directed all petrol bunks in Bangalore not to sell ...
'Report extortion during Ganesha Festival'
BANGALORE, SEPT. 3.The Police Commissioner of Bangalore, H.T. Sangliana, has prohibited forcible collection of money from the public for the Ganesha Festival. "Shamiyanas" on roads and cross roads, and use of loud speakers after 10 p.m. will also ...
Hardware: `Woo global contract firms'
BANGALORE, SEPT. 3. There are many poor students who have completed their SSLC or PUC, but are unable to study further. They don't have benefactors to guide them to secure jobs. This is apparent from the number of youths direct-selling an ...
Mob violence, CPI(M) strike against power tariff hike hit Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 3. Even as the Government seemed to be groping for a way out of the tariff hike conundrum in the face of stiff resistance from almost the entire political spectrum, mob violence and blockade of Government offices by ...
MDRC to include more tests
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 3. The Metabolic Disorders Research Centre (MDRC) in the city is planning to expand the neonatal screening programme to include tests for six more genetic disorders. At present, the centre has been screening only for ...
KSEB offices, KSRTC buses damaged
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 3. The anti-power tariff hike agitation by the Left parties took a violent turn in different parts of the district today. Several persons, including Left-front activists and policemen, were injured in clashes in the city ...
Students, police clash at Melur
CHENNAI, SEPT. 3. The Statewide protests by student unions and organisations, against the move to convert government colleges into constituents of universities, turned violent today. At Melur, near Madurai, hundreds of students and riot police ...
Explosives experts visit blast site
CHEYYAR, SEPT. 3. A team of experts led by the Controller of Explosives Department, Ministry of Industries, Government of India, Vellore, G.V.Reddy, today visited the damaged licensed fireworks shop at Cheyyar, where an explosion claimed six ...
Ransom: Jayalalithaa says she did not refer to Krishna
CHENNAI, SEPT. 3.The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today objected to the Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, dragging her into an ``unseemly and unnecessary'' controversy over ransom payment to the forest brigand, Veerappan, for ...
We'll take on Jayalalithaa politically: Elangovan
CHENNAI, SEPT. 3. The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee will take on the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, politically for her "broadside" against the party and its president, Sonia Gandhi, without indulging in "mudslinging" like she did. The people ...
Battered boy rescued from orphanage
CHENNAI, SEPT. 3. Six-year-old Arvind Sheshadri was rushed to the casualty ward of the Government Royapettah Hospital. Apart from marks of caning all over the body, a swollen wrist and arm, the boy had sunken eyes, burn marks and a visibly ...
Rain brings eight days' water supply
CHENNAI, SEPT. 3. Last night rain took Chennai and its suburbs by surprise, bringing joy among the citizens but, at the same time, causing inundation in low-level areas and lightning caused `fire' in a slum colony. The rainfall, accompanied by ...
Sewer station project awaiting TNEB nod
CHENNAI, SEPT. 3. A relay sewer station, considered a strategic infrastructure in 1995 by the AIADMK Government then, was abandoned in 1999 by the successive Government, only to be revived in 2002. The Rs. 6.6-crore station on Ellai Mudali ...
Consumers also to blame for misuse of LPG cylinders
CHENNAI, SEPT. 3.It is the turn of cooking gas distributors now, to blame the consumers for diversion of the heavily subsidised domestic fuel. Coming full circle from the days when they virtually used to be at the mercy of the distributors, ...
New French Consul General assumes office
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 3. Michel Seguy, the new French Consul General for Pondicherry and Chennai assumed office here on Monday. He succeeds Yves Barelli who has been transferred, according to a communication from the Consulate. Mr. Seguy ...
Save Swadeshi Cotton Mill, Pondy Govt. told
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 3. Representatives of 10 trade unions have urged the Territorial Administration to initiate urgent steps to save the NTC-run Swadeshi Cotton Mill. In a memorandum to the Lt. Governor, K. R. Malkani on Monday, they alleged ...
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