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It is a rebirth for us, says Naidu
HYDERABAD, OCT. 3. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, described his narrow escape from the assassination bid by suspected naxalites on the Tirumala ghat road on Wednesday as a rebirth for him and all those travelling in the car. Mr. ...
Probe panel report likely in four days
TIRUPATI, OCT. 3. S. Subramanian, an expert on VIP security and chief of the panel probing the claymore mine blast at Tirupati that injured the Chief Minister, N.Chandrababu Naidu, will submit his report in four days. Addressing a media ...
Suspected escape route identified
TIRUPATI. Oct. 3. Senior police officials continued to visit the blast site on Friday, third day of the attack on the Chief Minister, for a probe from their own angles. The IG, Special Investigation Branch (Anti-naxals), Gautham Sawang, who ...
How safe is CM's chopper?
HYDERABAD, OCT. 3. Is the helicopter being used by the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, also risky ? It appears that the aircraft has long been a target of the People's War. There were at least two occasions when PW naxalites had a close ...
Protect India's trade interests
HYDERABAD, OCT. 3. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on Friday called upon legal luminaries to take a look at unfair international laws and treaties and "unbalanced world order" while framing India's commitments to them. Speaking on `Legal ...
Develop anti-HIV vaccine, Kalam tells scientists
HYDERABAD, OCT. 3.The President, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, has called upon scientists to develop a vaccine to combat HIV which is causing a major problem for the country and is one of the "worst" diseases in combination with TB. Inaugurating the ...
Girl's death remains a mystery
It was around 9 a.m. on September 15, 2003, when Radha, a maid, noticed that her two-and-half- year-old daughter, Devika, was missing. Her husband, Mallesham, a watchman at Tirumala Arcade in Poosalabasthi of Dilsukhnagar, lodged a complaint with ...
`Naxals active in border districts of Karnataka'
BANGALORE, OCT. 3. The Minister for Forests, K.H. Ranganath, said today that naxalites were active in some parts of the State, particularly those bordering Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. Addressing presspersons here, the Minister said ...
Mysore swarming with tourists
MYSORE, OCT. 3. The next two days of Dasara festivities are expected to draw nearly five lakh people with a major attraction, the Jamboo Savari, scheduled for Sunday. With tourists from all over the country arriving in Mysore for the festivities, ...
Veterinary varsity by Dec.
BIDAR, OCT. 3. The much-awaited veterinary university is likely to be set up here before December. A draft Bill for the purpose is ready. Sources in the Animal Husbandry Department said an Ordinance to establish the university would be ...
Corporators get an `assurance' on BDA sites
BANGALORE, OCT. 3. They went to the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, to request for the restoration of the Appeals panel's powers, but returned with an assurance of getting Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) sites. It is now learnt that the ...
`HC order will be strictly enforced'
BANGALORE, OCT. 3. The city police, who held a meeting with autorickshaw drivers, parents, and representatives of school managements today, have warned that carrying more than six children in autorickshaws would not be allowed. A release by the ...
Widow found murdered
BANGALORE, OCT. 3. A 55-year-old widow was found murdered in her house in MICO Layout police station limits here on Friday. The police said Papamma was found dead in her house at Bovi Colony in Suddaguntepalya around 2.30 p.m. They said she ...
Anti-Karunakaran factions come together
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 3. The anti-Karunakaran factions today came together on a single platform to take on the senior Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, and thwart his moves to either force a leadership change in the Congress Legislature Party ...
Apex panel to be formed for waste management
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 3.An apex committee comprising representatives of the Kerala State Pollution Control Board, City Corporation, residents' associations and voluntary organisations would be formed to monitor the disposal of solid waste in ...
Warning against dengue fever
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 3. There is a danger of dengue fever re-surfacing after the rains and the public should take adequate precautions to ensure that there are no stagnant pools of rainwater on their premises in which the aedes mosquito ...
State receives 26 p.c. less rainfall
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 3. The State received 26 per cent less rainfall than normal during the South-West monsoon, which set in on June 8, according to the Met office here. The State is supposed to receive around 70 per cent (200 cm) of the ...
A drug gateway?
Enforcement agencies suspect that some city-based groups are involved in the smuggling of drugs to the Maldives and Saudi Arabia from the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, writes G. Anand
Tamil Nadu ranks second in IT
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. A recent e-readiness assessment, prepared by the Union Government, ranks Tamil Nadu in the second place, behind Karnataka. Information Technology officials here are confident that ``in two years time'' Tamil Nadu will be the ...
The anxious wait for some good news
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. With just three weeks to go for Deepavali, Tamil Nadu Government employees are increasingly anxious to know the outcome of the `hearing' by a three-member panel, which is looking into petitions submitted by 6,072 ...
Frustration in delta
CHENNAI, OCT. 3.A grim situation prevails in delta districts as there is no word from Delhi on convening a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority. Farmers were hoping that the Prime Minister, A.B. Vajpayee, who is the chairman of the CRA, ...
Notification a setback to gasohol programme
CHENNAI, OCT. 3.The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday brought down the sales tax on ethanol sold to oil companies, by an order, which came a day after a Central notification kept in abeyance sale of ethanol-blended petrol in the State and ...
Congress offers moral support to DMK agitation
CHENNAI, OCT. 3.The Congress will offer "moral support" to the DMK's December 1 `fill-the-jail' agitation demanding repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act. The TNCC working president, E.V.K.S.Elangovan, told the media here today that his ...
Members oppose move to take over private infrastructure
CHENNAI, OCT. 3. An urgent meeting convened by the Ambattur Municipality on Friday witnessed uproarious scenes with councillors cutting across party lines opposing a resolution to take over public facilities including road, water and drainage ...
Exploiting survivors of accidents
Stephanie had just been promoted at school. When she left home to make purchases at a neighbourhood bakery, little did her parents realised that it would be her last visit anywhere. The 13-year-old girl stepped into a pool of water that was in ...
Music in all schools to check stress
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 3. The Government of Pondicherry is planning to introduce music in all schools, according to the Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan. However, music will not be included in the curriculum as a subject. Pending the ...
Give jobs for wards of farmers: MLA
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 3. M.O.H.F. Shah Jahan, Congress MLA and chairman of the Pondicherry State Wakf Board, has called upon the Chief Minister, the Education Minister and the Chief Secretary to ensure that the management of the Pondicherry ...
Hold civic polls, says women's federation
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 3. The Pondicherry unit of the National Federation of Indian Women has urged the Territorial Administration to hold civic polls (due for the last 29 years) and provide opportunities as envisaged in the legislation to women to ...
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