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No change in TDP stand: Naidu
HYDERABAD, AUG. 18. The Telugu Desam Party has rejected the suggestion that the participation of its MPs in the meeting of the NDA constituents and partners in the central hall of Parliament on Monday morning can be interpreted to mean that it ...
CFT to serve ultimatum on Cong. high command
HYDERABAD, AUG. 18. Protagonists of Telangana in the Congress doing a `Vidarbha' on the party looked imminent on Monday with the Congress Forum for Telangana (CFT) deciding to serve a `say yes or no' ultimatum on the high command on their demand ...
WB loan: Naidu's challenge to Opposition
HYDERABAD, AUG. 18. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, said here today that his Government would not hesitate to spurn the World Bank's offer for further lending to the power sector if its conditionalities and interest rates were not ...
Plea to stop all work relating to uranium projects
HYDERABAD, AUG. 18. Y. S. Rajashekhar Reddy, Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, on Monday demanded stoppage of all works relating to the uranium project in Nalgonda district, in view of the large-scale apprehensions over its implications ...
CET new seat matrix likely in three days
BANGALORE, AUG. 18. The Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, D.B.Chandre Gowda, said today that dates for fresh counselling for admission to engineering and medical courses in the State would be announced in three days. He told ...
Awards for Tendulkar, Ganguly, Kumble
Bangalore, Aug. 18. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Anil Kumble will be given Vishwa Vijeta, Viji Gisu, and Mayura awards respectively by the State Government for their achievements in the field of cricket. The awards will be presented ...
Cloud seeding experiment begins in Bangalore
BANGALORE, AUG. 18. For the next 90 days, a small Piper Cheyenne aircraft will release silver iodide (AgI) or sodium chloride (NaCl) flares in the skies over the State to induce rain. The State's Rs. 5.65-crore cloud seeding or weather ...
Rs. 5-cr. Urs Bhavan to be constructed
BANGALORE, AUG. 18. The State Government has planned several programmes for the 88th birth anniversary celebrations of the former Chief Minister, D. Devaraj Urs, on August 20. Among them is the inauguration of the construction of the Devaraj Urs ...
Wheat shortage forces mills' closure
BANGALORE, AUG. 18. For the past eight months, the 220-odd flour mills in the southern States have not received wheat from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), and this has forced some of the smaller mills to stop operations. The installed ...
LDF seeks closure of Plachimada cola unit
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 18.The Opposition LDF has demanded closure of the Coca-Cola factory at Plachimada in Palakkad district. Briefing presspersons after an LDF State committee meeting here today, the Leader of the Opposition, V. S. ...
Curbs on sandal oil units a far cry
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 18.In spite of the promises made in the Assembly and the undertakings given to the High Court, the unauthorised sandal oil industry in the State is still thriving. Only a fortnight ago, the Forest Minister, K. ...
`Fax message': case postponed
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 18. The case before the Judicial First Class Magistrate-II regarding the `fax message' of the AICC general secretary, Ahmed Patel, seeking the "expulsion" of four Congress MLAs, including two Cabinet Ministers, from the ...
Baker concerned over developments at Wagamon
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 18. The noted architect, Laurie Baker _ a strong advocate of environment-friendly architecture _ has expressed concern over the ongoing construction of tourist resorts in Wagamon. Talking to The Hindu here today, ...
Govt. fixes income ceiling for PDS items
CHENNAI, AUG. 18.Barely a week after rolling back the hike in price of ration rice, the State Government today decided to restrict supplies of PDS commodities to only families with a monthly income of Rs.5,000 or less. No essential commodities ...
Vaiko not to go to Delhi
VELLORE, AUG. 18. The MDMK general secretary and MP, Vaiko, will not be going to Delhi to participate in the voting on Tuesday on the no-confidence motion tabled by the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, against the National Democratic Alliance ...
`LKG girl beaten up in Chennai school'
CHENNAI, AUG. 18.For the four-year-old girl child, the very mention of her school's name, strikes terror in her. A victim of alleged corporal punishment, she is bent on not pursuing her studies in the institution any longer. Upset over the ...
Give priority to local youth in jobs, industries told
Pondicherry Aug. 18. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has said the Government was keen about expeditious sanction of licences to entrepreneurs to open their industries here. But, they should earmark at least 60 per cent of jobs to local ...
Pension scheme for aged fishermen soon
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 18. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said a monthly pension scheme for aged fishermen (above 60 years) would be implemented soon. The scale of assistance would be on par with that was being available to handloom ...
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