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Three killed as train derails
ANANTAPUR, MAY 25. Three persons were killed and 20 others injured when two bogies of the Pakala-Bellary passenger train (no. 287) derailed near the Venkatampalli railway station in Anantapur district this morning. After starting at Venkatampalli ...
Ryot's suicide triggers protest
NALGONDA, MAY 25. Tension prevailed in the mandal headquarters of Nampally on Sunday following the suicide of a farmer, who according to his relatives took the extreme step after being harassed by the local SI. According to information reaching ...
Panel moots regulatory body for natural gas industry
HYDERABAD, MAY 25.In the light of the discovery of huge natural gas reserves in the Krishna-Godavari basin near Kakinada, the "committee on the utilisation of natural gas in Andhra Pradesh'' has recommended the constitution of the "A.P. Natural ...
Fifth class student commits suicide
HYDERABAD, MAY 25.Having failed to clear the examination, a fifth class student committed suicide on Sunday. Padmaja (12), a resident of Allugada Bavi, committed suicide by hanging herself. The Chilkalguda police have registered a ...
No deviation of quota rule, says health varsity
HYDERABAD, MAY 25. NTR University of Health Sciences has rejected the charge that rule of reservation in PG medical courses is not being implemented even as it announced postponement of the selection schedule as candidates did not turn up for ...
MSR calls for united fight against TDP
HYDERABAD, MAY 25. The PCC president, M. Satyanarayana Rao, has called upon party workers to fight the TDP unitedly and strengthen the party by remaining disciplined to its ideals. Addressing a meeting arranged by the PCC leaders to felicitate ...
Hegde returns, confirms support to Mallya
BANGALORE, MAY 25.The former Karnataka Chief Minister, Ramakrishna Hegde, returned here early today after undergoing brain surgery in London, raising hopes in the Janata Parivar that he will once again be able to provide the much-needed ...
`Nagappa case is being hushed up'
MYSORE, MAY 25. The Gundlupet MLA and leader of the All-India Janata Dal (AIJD), H.S.Mahadevprasad, on Sunday alleged that the State Government was trying to hush up the circumstances leading to the murder of the former minister, H.Nagappa, and ...
Drought: Yediyurappa for all-party meet
MYSORE, MAY 25. The BJP leader, B.S. Yediyurappa, MLC, today urged the State Government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the drought and to chalk out a strategy to tackle it. Speaking to presspersons here, Mr. Yediyurappa said that ...
Enforce tender guidelines, pourakarmikas urge BMP
BANGALORE, MAY 25. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) Guttige Powra Karmikara Sangha and Supporters' Group of Powra Karmikas Movement on Sunday resolved to urge the Mahanagara Palike and the State Labour Department to strictly enforce the ...
Authority planned for Bangalore's development
GULBARGA, MAY 25. The State Government is considering establishing a Bangalore Metropolitan Authority (BMA) for the orderly development of Bangalore City on the lines of similar authorities in metros such as Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, and ...
More fall victim to mystery fever
BANGALORE, MAY 25. The "mystery fever", said to be dengue that affected people in Sasuveghatta village near Hessarghatta on the outskirts of the City, has spread to the nearby Karlapura village. Three persons in Karlapura are suspected to be ...
Law to curb `labour mafia' soon
KOLLAM, MAY 25. The Kerala Labour Minister, Babu Divakaran, has said the State Government proposed to introduce a Bill for curbing the `extortion spree' resorted to by a `construction labour supply mafia' under trade union labels at major work ...
National Water Policy draws flak
PALAKKAD, MAY 25. The Janata Dal(S) State president, M.P. Veerendrakumar, has said that the UDF Government accepting the National Water Policy would result the State losing more of its river waters to the neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Mr. ...
CPI(M)-IUML spat marks a new turn
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 25. The links between the CPI(M) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML, cordial so far despite the two parties being in opposite political camps, have hit a new low following the acrimonious exchanges between the two ...
Cabinet berth a litmus test for Thomas
KOTTAYAM, MAY 25.Few ministerial appointments from Kerala, in recent times, had evoked such public interest as that of P C Thomas', who was sworn in as Minister of State for Law and Justice in the latest reshuffle of the Vajpayee Ministry on ...
Finishing touches to anti-rabies drive in zoo
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 25. The authorities at the city zoo have sealed a gate and have launched a disinfection drive by way of putting finishing touches to the anti-rabies drive launched after two deers recently succumbed to infection. The ...
Police probing foreigner's antecedents
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 25. The police are probing the antecedents of a 46-year-old South African national, Mahmood Salim Aboobacker, who was arrested from the beach resort of Varkala for staying in the country without a valid passport and visa ...
City schools put up good show
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 25. The CBSE examinations results for Standard 10 published on Saturday bought joy to many schools in the city with their students registering a cent per cent pass. All the Amrita Vidyalam schools in the State have ...
Rail Projects: No raw deal in allocations, says Moorthy
CHENNAI, MAY 25. The Minister of State for Railways, A.K. Moorthy, and the State Transport Minister, R. Viswanathan, today blamed the State Government and the Centre respectively for the delay in executing ongoing rail projects in Tamil ...
Kiruttinan murder case: Police claim significant breakthrough
MADURAI, MAY 25.Putting an end to speculations, the city police today claimed to have achieved a `significant breakthrough' in the murder of the former DMK Minister and senior party functionary, `Pasumpon' T. Kiruttinan. M.K. Azhagiri, elder ...
Southern Railway tightens safety measures
CHENNAI, MAY 25. The Southern Railway has tightened its safety measures in trains in the wake of the recent fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Amrithsar Frontier Mail which claimed 25 lives. Frequent checks are being made in long distance trains ...
Bride to-be, four others suffer serious burns in acid attack
CHENNAI, MAY 25. A bride to-be and four others, including three of her relatives, suffered serious burns today after a youth threw acid at them, while they were returning home after a betrothal ceremony at Anna Nagar. The victims, including the ...
Thiruvottiyur railway station, a symbol of neglect
CHENNAI, MAY 25. The Thiruvottiyur railway station, situated between two industrial areas, has become a symbol of neglect that suburban passengers have to endure in a city that frequently talks about mega development plans. Lack of proper ...
Family courts: Complicated cases come up for adjudication
CHENNAI, MAY 25.Originally a mechanism for adjudicating straight and simple marital discords, family courts now seem to be grappling with complicated cases ranging from an abandoned father demanding maintenance from his U.S-settled son to ...
Career guidance fair for students
PONDICHERRY, MAY 24. An exhibition to create awareness among students passing out of high and higher secondary schools of the opportunities available to them would be held from May 27 at Gandhi Thidal by the Labour Department of the Pondicherry ...
Special school for mentally challenged children
PONDICHERRY, MAY 25.A special school for children with multiple mental disabilities, called Satya Special School, will start functioning at Clinic Nallam on Easwaran Koil Street here on June 4. The director of the clinic and patron of the ...
Plan to establish zoo in Yelagiri Hills
VELLORE, MAY 25. The permission of the Centre has been sought for the establishment of a zoo in Yelagiri Hills. A letter has been sent to the Centre through the forest department in this connection, and once permission was obtained, steps would ...
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