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CM to lead seven-member team to Karnataka
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 18. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, will head a seven-member delegation of his Government when he meets his Karnataka counterpart, S. M. Krishna, at Bangalore on September 20 to resolve the row over sharing of Krishna ...
Cong., CPI flay continuation of Housing Minister in Cabinet
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 18. The Congress Legislature Party on Thursday criticised the Government for allowing the Housing Minister, P. Ramasubba Reddy, to continue in the Cabinet despite the adverse remarks on his continuance as a Minister by the High ...
Agarwal murder mystery solved
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 18. The mystery behind the sensational killing of businessman, Suneel Agarwal, was solved on Thursday by the Rajendranagar police with the arrest of three persons. The Cyberabad Police Commissioner, M. Mahender Reddy, told a ...
Stamp scam: 2 Inspectors transferred
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 18.The DGP, S.R. Sukumara, on Thursday transferred two Hyderabad police Inspectors in connection with the fake stamp papers racket. The Inspectors of Madannapet and Humayunnagar, Vijender Reddy and Ashwaq Khan, respectively ...
Cloud-seeding experiment starts on low key
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 18.Andhra Pradesh's maiden cloud-seeding operations for artificial rain commenced yesterday in the Hindupur area of Anantapur district, devoid of any fanfare or a formal function as planned earlier. There was an immediate gain ...
Boy saves cousin from drowning
KURNOOL, SEPT. 18. The Mayor, L. Feroz Begum, congratulated a four year-old boy, D. Surajhussain, who saved his three-year-old cousin from drowning a few days ago, on Thursday. The Mayor presented a garland to the boy and appreciated him for ...
Mystery shrouds couple's death
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 18. A couple was found dead under suspicious circumstances in their house in Sainagar of Hafeezpet under Sherlingampally police station area on Thursday. While the body of Mubin (34), autorickshaw driver, was found hanging ...
IA launches special package for Sharjah-bound tourists
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 18. In its bid to tap the outbound tourism potential from the country, Indian Airlines, in association with the Sharjah Government, has launched a six-month special holiday package for promoting Sharjah as a holiday ...
Stamp paper scam: more arrests likely
PUNE, SEPT.18.The ongoing Special Investigation Team probe into the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam has entered a crucial stage. With the decoding of the hard disc seized from Abdul Karim Telgi (the prime accused in the racket) being over, ...
CET: Govt. struck deal, HC told
BANGALORE, SEPT. 18.The Karnataka Government today informed the High Court that the surrender of vacant Government seats to private unaided professional colleges was the "price" paid to the managements for agreeing to the 75:25 seat sharing ...
Stop overcrowded autos, rooftop travel: HC
BANGALORE, SEPT. 18. The Karnataka High Court today warned that it would initiate disciplinary action against officials in the Home and Transport Department if even one instance of rooftop travel or an autorickshaw carrying more than six children ...
City attracts foreign students
BANGALORE, SEPT. 18. At a time when parents send their children abroad to pursue higher education, Bangalore is attracting a large number of foreign students. After New Delhi and Pune, Bangalore has the highest number of foreign students ...
Drought: CM seeks seer's blessings
BANGALORE, SEPT. 18.The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, on Thursday sought the blessings of Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji of Avadhoota Datta Peetam of Mysore, to solve the problems caused by drought. Speaking at a civic reception held in ...
Casual round of admissions to begin on Monday
BANGALORE, SEPT. 18. The State Government has extended the time for students to join their chosen professional colleges to September 21. However, more time may be given depending on the order of the High Court of Karnataka, which is expected ...
AIDS-affected against `magic cure'
KOCHI, SEPT. 18.Around 130 HIV/AIDS-affected people from across the country will call on the Chief Justice of Kerala tomorrow to urge him to order a ban on `Immuno QR,' claimed to be a magic cure for HIV/AIDS. Under the banner of the Indian ...
Marad: HC calls for action taken report
KOCHI, SEPT. 18. A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court today directed the State Government to file an affidavit explaining the steps taken by it pursuant to its earlier direction for taking over the five relief camps set up for those who had ...
Study weakens case for Vaipar link project
PATHANAMTHITTA, SEPT. 18. The National Water Development Agency (NWDA) finding that the streams flowing in the area between the Vaipar and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu have got a total surplus surface water of 1,605 MCM has, in effect, questioned ...
Govt. agencies sitting on cola findings
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 18. Various Government agencies were yet to reach conclusive findings on several matters related to the cola controversy nearly two months after the issue hit the headlines. The only definite finding by an official ...
Airport staff begin relay fast
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 18.Airport employees began a relay fast here today demanding the Central Government to repeal the decision to privatise airports. The Mayor, J. Chandra, inaugurated the fast organised by the Airport Authority Employees ...
CPI workers lay siege to collectorates
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 18. Thousands of CPI workers today laid siege to collectorates in all the districts, except Ernakulam, as part of the party's agitation against the `anti-people' policies of the Central and State Governments. The ...
'Palmolein case will be pursued'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 18.The Leader of the Opposition, V. S. Achuthanandan, has said that he will persist with the palmolein import case till the truth is brought out, but will also welcome it if the former Chief Minister, K. Karunakaran, ...
Panel skips Dalit colonies
MADURAI, SEPT. 18. A high-power committee constituted by the Tamil Nadu Government to study the situation in reserved panchayats, which go to the polls on October 9, did not visit Dalit colonies in any of the villages today. The committee, ...
Break-in on Assembly premises
CHENNAI, SEPT.18.A sealed office room on the Assembly premises, located in the Secretariat here, was broken into this morning. Police and Assembly sources said the losses were being assessed. While the break-in itself is a matter of concern ...
SCV unveils hire purchase scheme for subscribers
CHENNAI, SEPT. 18. The largest Multi System Operator (MSO) in Chennai, SCV, on Thursday unveiled a hire purchase scheme for buying the Set Top Box (STB) in association with the City Union Bank. The scheme will become operational in the city from ...
11 Opposition councillors detained at Periamet police station
CHENNAI, SEPT. 18. Eleven Opposition party councillors, who tried to undertake a fast on Ripon Building premises to protest the alleged malpractices of the Chennai Corporation's Town Planning department, were detained at the Periamet Police ...
Civic workers evict 3,000 residents near Mambalam Canal
CHENNAI, SEPT. 18. In less than six hours, more than 3,000 residents, who were staying in houses adjoining the Mambalam Canal, were literally on the streets after an eviction drive by civic workers to "deepen and desilt" the canal. The drive ...
EMUs on Tambaram-Vandalur section cancelled
CHENNAI, SEPT. 18. Owing to some engineering work to be taken up in Tambaram-Vandalur section in the coming weekend, the following metre gauge EMU trains will be cancelled: September 20: train no. CT 28 leaving Chengalpattu at 22-45 hours; train ...
Medical Recounselling in disarray
CHENNAI, SEPT. 18.A `re-counselling' session convened here for candidates, whose marks were revised after an addition of 0.42 to their TNPCEE (Tamil Nadu Professional Course Entrance Examinations) scores following a Madras High Court order, was ...
Central Govt. staff stage dharna
CHENNAI, SEPT. 18.Central Government employees today staged a dharna in front of Aayakar Bhavan, housing the IT main office, protesting against the newly launched "contributory pension scheme". The demonstrators said this scheme was another ...
CBI presents charge sheet to special court in Railway case
CHENNAI, SEPT. 18. The Central Bureau of Investigation's Anti-Corruption Branch, Chennai, today presented to a special court judge, Ramasamy, a charge sheet in a case in which seven persons, including a former member of the Railway Board and a ...
JIPMER cancer centre to get linear accelerator
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 18. The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) at the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) will get a Rs.3-cr. linear accelerator, a type of sophisticated radiation equipment for the treatment of ...
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