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Mixed response to TDP's campaign
HYDERABAD, JUNE 12. Telugu Desam Party leaders encountered mixed response ranging from public enthusiasm to open threats by the People's War on the first day of the 10-day long political campaign throughout the State on Monday. The political ...
Naxals blast three boats
KURNOOL, JUNE 12. Armed extremists of the People's War (PW) blasted three motor boats in the Krishna river, near Srisailam, on Wednesday night. According to reports, 20 extremists, including some women, arrived at Pathalaganga around 9 p.m. where ...
Paragodu: YSR rules out Sonia's intervention
SRIKAKULAM, JUNE 12.The war of words over the controversial Paragodu project in Karnataka continued with the CLP Leader, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, once again ruling out the intervention of the AICC president, Sonia Gandhi, and instead asking the ...
Indian couple not `suitable' to adopt Haseena
HYDERABAD, JUNE 12.The Department of Woman Development and Child Welfare has clarified that baby Haseena has not been given to the Indian couple, B.V. Subramanyam and Sandhya, since in "its own independent assessment about the suitability of an ...
CM owes answer: Shashidhar Reddy
HYDERABAD, JUNE 12. The former Minister and chairman of Forum for Utilisation of Godavari Waters, M. Shashidhar Reddy, today sought to know from the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, whether Krishna waters would indeed reach the city by March ...
Cathay Pacific package to promote Hong Kong
Bangalore June 12. Hong Kong has come out of the `Sars Scare' zone and is all set to promote itself again as a destination for both business and leisure travellers, Thomas W. Owen, Country Manager-Cathay Pacific, said here on Thursday. Talking ...
PM concerned over Chitravati project
BANGALORE, JUNE 12. The Prime Minister, A.B. Vajpayee, acting on a representation by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N.Chandrababu Naidu, has conveyed to the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, his "concern" over the construction of the barrage ...
Council to regulate correspondence courses
BANGALORE, JUNE 12. The State Government will soon set up a "Distance Education Council" to regulate correspondence courses under the "open and distance learning" (ODL) system. The Minister for Higher Education, G. Parameshwar, said here on ...
Nearly 50 p.c. BMTC buses EURO II compliant
BANGALORE, JUNE 12. Nearly 50 per cent buses of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are EURO II compliant. According to a notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Bangalore is one of the six cities after ...
Bescom to have another IVRS
BANGALORE, JUNE 12. The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has decided that it needs another Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS). This is despite the fact that there are already many complaint-handling procedures ...
Kerala Govt. takes over KC(J) office
KOTTAYAM, JUNE 12.The feud in the Kerala Congress (J) took a turn for the worse forcing the Government to take over the party's State committee office ``fearing a breach of law and order'' and in the process putting the LDF once again in a ...
Sudheeran rejects move to set up panel
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 12. The Congress MP, V. M. Sudheeran, today rejected outright the UDF and KPCC recommendation for setting up an expert committee to re-evaluate the Alappuzha mineral sand-mining project. He also refused to withdraw ...
Musical fountain at Akkulam ready for commissioning
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 12. The musical dancing fountain set up by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) for domestic tourists at the Akkulam Tourist Village at a cost of Rs.42 lakhs, is ready for commissioning. The cascade-type ...
Isolation ward project turns a non-starter
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 12. The move to set up a full-fledged isolation ward at the General Hospital to quarantine patients with contagious diseases, has become a non-starter with the scare over the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ...
Another ultra outfit banned
CHENNAI, JUNE 12. In its continuing bid to root out extremism from Tamil Nadu soil, the AIADMK Government has banned yet another organisation, Tamizhar Viduthalai Iyakkam (Tamils Liberation Movement) of Suba. Ilavarasan. The order, declaring the ...
We are under constant threat: Kiruttinan kin
MADURAI, JUNE 12.In a new twist in the Kiruttinan murder case, family members of the former DMK Minister today claimed that they were "under constant threat" from various quarters within the party. "We have specific information that some ...
36-ft. Anjaneya idol installed at Panchavatee
VILLUPURAM, JUNE 12.The 65-tonne, 36-foot-tall Jayamangala Panchamukha Anjaneya idol was installed at Panchavatee on the Tindivanam-Pondicherry highway today. The work, which began at 12 noon yesterday, was completed by 5.59 a.m. this morning ...
6 held for forging property documents
CHENNAI, JUNE 12.A gang involved in luring the public with the assurance of providing collateral security for getting bank loans and forging property documents handed to them has been nabbed. The modus operandi of the six-member gang nabbed by ...
`CGHS unable to settle claims'
CHENNAI, JUNE 12. The Central Government Health Scheme beneficiaries are not very happy with the way the scheme handles their medical needs. For over three months now, the beneficiaries, particularly pensioners, have been making several trips to ...
Why no action on our memorandum: Narayanasamy
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 12. The PCC president, V. Narayanasamy, has asked the Lieutenant Governor, K. R. Malkani, to announce what action was taken on the memorandum submitted by the party against the previous DMK regime here. Addressing newsmen ...
Ban `kandhu vatti' in Pondy also: Anbalagan
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 12. The Pondicherry AIADMK State committee secretary and MLA, A. Anbalagan, today called upon the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, to pass an ordinance, as was done in Tamil Nadu, to ban charging of exorbitant rate of interest by ...
Fast for women's commission in Pondy
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 12. Volunteers of the all-India Women's National Federation (Pondicherry unit) today observed fast in Bharathi Park near the Assembly urging the administration to set up a State-level women's commission to address the problems ...
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