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CM prays for State
RAJAHMUNDRY, JULY 30. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu took a dip at the `pushkar ghat' here at 12.59 p.m. as the Godavari pushkaram got underway at 12.59 p.m. amid chanting of "om". Precisely at this time, Jupiter ...
Kharif crop prospects bleak
HYDERABAD, JULY 30. Farmers under the ayacut served by the Krishna will have no water for irrigation this kharif. With storage in the major reservoirs not improving , the prospects look bleak. This will affect an ayacut of 38 lakh acres spread ...
Devotees undeterred by low water level
DHARMAPURI (KARIMNAGAR DIST), JULY 30. If the river Godavari is having heavy inflows, it is definitely not visible in this historic pilgrimage town that has majestic temples of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy located ...
Sukumara to be new DGP
HYDERABAD, JULY 30. S. R. Sukumara will be the new Director-General and Inspector-General of Police of Andhra Pradesh succeeding Pervaram Ramulu, who will be retiring from service on July 31. Fifty-seven-year old Mr. Sukumara called on the ...
Seven-seater ban: Transport officials in a fix
HYDERABAD, JULY 30. Even as its intense vigil on the sand lorries with tampered brake systems is continuing, the Transport Department appears to be facing a peculiar problem with seven-seater autorickshaws. With seven-seater autos getting ...
Students say `bus' to hostility between India, Pakistan
HYDERABAD, JULY 30. The pun is not lost on anyone... `Bus' meaning enough in Hindi is the central metaphor of a short film revolving around the bumpy journey towards peace by India and Pakistan. The film was co-produced by young students from ...
Fashion shows become favourite of mediamen
HYDERABAD, JULY 30. The increasing "disconnect'' between reality and mass media projections was unsustainable and morally condemnable, argued P. Sainath, journalist, while delivering the eighth Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture here on ...
State's finances sound, says C.M.
BANGALORE, JULY 30. A special invitation to Karnataka by the Reserve Bank of India to make a brief presentation of its successful experience in cash management, at the 12th Conference of State Finance Secretaries in New Delhi on Saturday is proof ...
Byre Gowda to be given state funeral
BANGALORE, JULY 30. Leaders of the All-India Progressive Janata Dal (AIPJD) today brought the body of C. Byre Gowda, who passed away on Tuesday, from his residence to the party office here. The former Chief Minister, Ramakrishna Hegde, paid ...
10 lakh houses by March 2004, says CM
BANGALORE, JULY 30. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, has said that the Government will construct 10 lakh houses for the poor by March 2004. Replying to the discussion on demands for grants for 2003-04, Mr. Krishna said it would be one of the ...
Preparing to leave with a heavy heart
BANGALORE, JULY 30. Her heart mended, little Noor Fatima is quite sprightly now and will go home on Friday. The same day, her compatriot, Junaid, will be taken out of the intensive therapy unit (ITU) of the hospital that has become a second ...
Govt. withholds meter supply order
BANGALORE, JULY 30. The Government has withheld the order placed with Siemens Company for the supply of 90,000 electricity meters to the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) after it was questioned by the Opposition in the Legislative ...
Govt. yields to local bodies
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 30.The Kerala Cabinet today decided to return part of the Plan funds withdrawn from local self-governments (LSGs) instalments. The Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, told presspersons after a Cabinet meeting that Rs. 335 ...
Fax controversy a 'closed chapter', says KPCC chief
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, K. Muraleedharan, today sought to put a lid on the controversy over the fax message sent by the AICC general secretary in-charge of the State, Ahmed Patel, ahead of the ...
150 named in Marad charge-sheet
KOZHIKODE, JULY 30.The Crime Branch Special Investigation Team (SIT) has finalised its charge-sheet against 150 persons involved in the Marad massacre on May 2. The SIT had planned to file the charge-sheet at the Kozhikode First Class Judicial ...
HC tells Govt. to wait
KOCHI, JULY 30. Even as a Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Wednesday adjourned to tomorrow the two writ petitions seeking a CBI inquiry into the Marad violence for final hearing, the court orally asked the Advocate General, M. Ratna ...
Seven more dengue cases
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 30. At least seven cases of confirmed dengue and one case of leptospirosis were reported from the city and various parts of the district on Wednesday. The confirmed cases have been sourced to the Medical College, Tagore ...
Jury violated norms: Adoor
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 30.The noted director, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, has expressed reservations about the way the national film awards jury had awarded the best actor prize to an artiste who is acting in the latest film of the jury chairman, ...
Singer's solace for cancer patients
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 30. Few would dare interrupt the playback legend, K.J. Jesudas, when he makes a public speech, let alone when he is weaving magic with his singing. But, a two-year-old child created quite a stir at a function today when ...
DMK won't support law to build temple
CHENNAI, JULY 30. The DMK president, M. Karunanidhi, today said his party would not support any move to bring in law to aid in construction of a temple on the disputed site at Ayodhya. "The move to build a temple in the place of the mosque is ...
Crucial verdict today
CHENNAI, JULY 30. Even as thousands of government employees in Tamil Nadu wait with bated breath for tomorrow's Supreme Court verdict, senior officials today left for Delhi to brief the government counsel. The Public Secretary, T. Pitchandi; ...
Magistrate extends judicial custody for Azhagiri
MADURAI, JULY 30. A Madurai court today extended till August 13 the judicial custody for M.K. Azhagiri, accused of conspiring the murder of the former DMK Minister, T. Kiruttinan. In view of bomb threats looming large over the district court ...
Security blanket over Coimbatore
COIMBATORE, JULY 30. An elaborate security cordon is being thrown round Coimbatore city for the scheduled April 1 visit of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. As he happens to be in the "high risk" category, bandobust arrangements would ...
Ambattur municipality to issue fresh tender
CHENNAI, JULY 30. The Ambattur Municipality has resolved to issue a fresh tender for its proposal to privatise the garbage disposal system, which was cancelled in the last meeting because the rates quoted were unacceptable. The municipal ...
Major haul of sea cucumbers
CHENNAI, JULY 30. In what is described as a major haul, officials of the Deputy Directorate of Wildlife Southern Region seized about a tonne of sea cucumbers (a form of marine life) from an Indian Airlines flight bound for Singapore on ...
Govt. gearing for elections to user-associations
CHENNAI, JULY 30.Water managers in different parts of the State are making all-out preparations to ensure that elections to about 1,900 user-associations are completed by September 30, deadline fixed by the Government. These councils have been ...
Working on 'jumbo footwear'
PONDICHERRY, JULY 30. A Mumbai-based leather exporter has hit upon a novel idea of providing footwear for a temple elephant here. Prabhot Doshi, who evinced interest in providing the footwear for the she elephant of Manakula Vinayakar temple, ...
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