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Naidu rules out talks with naxalites
HYDERABAD, OCT. 9.Declaring that he held no personal animosity against the People's War even after its abortive attempt to assassinate him last week, the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, said here today that if extremists felt that killing ...
Priority for VIP security: new CP
HYDERABAD, OCT. 9. Controlling communal elements, developing expertise to tackle white-collar offences and checking the ISI activities, besides stepping up VIP security will be the priority areas for R.P Singh who has been made City Police ...
Centre urged to focus on `drought-proofing'
CHITRADURGA, OCT. 9. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, on Thursday criticised the Union Government's approach to tackling drought, and urged it to formulate a permanent policy on "drought-proofing". Addressing presspersons after visiting the ...
Hostels still a practical choice for women
BANGALORE, OCT. 9. Women's hostels have long been and still are the obvious choice for many young, single women, living, working or studying in Bangalore. Equally, they are the obvious setting for many women's "horror'' stories, be they cases of ...
Marad rehabilitation begins today
KOZHIKODE, OCT. 9.Water, dark and dense with dirt, is pumped out of wells. Broken windowpanes of houses are being fitted with glasses. Floors, dirty and dusty, are being swept clean. Similar images were aplenty at Chulliyamvalappil, near Marad, ...
Jacob, Pillai worried over Cong. groupism
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 9. The Kerala Congress (Jacob) and Kerala Congress (B) have expressed concern at the negative impact of Congress factionalism on the functioning of the UDF. In separate statements, the two leaders of the respective ...
India Village project dropped
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 9. The general council of the Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority(TRIDA) which met here today decided to abort the project to set up an India Village cultural complex and amusement park along the National Highway ...
Exploitation is still explosive here
SIVAKASI, OCT. 9. Eleven-year-old N. Kathamuthu of Vijayakarisalkulam, near Vembakottai, has just come home after visiting a doctor in the village. His viral fever is into the second day, but the boy has to complete his portion of the ``job ...
CHENNAI, OCT. 9. The total ban on sand quarrying, by both government agencies and private leaseholders, imposed by the Madras High Court yesterday, has been extended up to Tuesday. When an appeal against the stay on the October 1 GO, cancelling ...
Can Govt. scrap leases without serving notice?
CHENNAI, OCT. 9. Does the Government have powers to terminate the existing leases for sand quarrying without serving notices on permit-holders? This seems the only question which will decide the validity of the October 1 government order, taking ...
Judge flays EB & Metrowater, orders compensation
CHENNAI, OCT. 9. Moved by the plight of the kin of two persons who were electrocuted when they stepped on a live wire lying on a road here in 2000, the Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to pay Rs. 3 lakhs each as ...
CMDA withdraws layout plan approval
CHENNAI, OCT. 9. The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority has withdrawn its layout plan approval in the Koyambedu land case in which the property developer's claim of ownership has been challenged by opposition parties in the Chennai ...
Major share spent on welfare: CM
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 9. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today said nearly 97 per cent of the total plan outlay of Rs. 412 crores obtained from the Planning Commission last year (2002-2003) was spent on welfare programmes. The ...
`Fight atrocities against women'
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 9. The general secretary of the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), Sahia Farooqui, has called upon the women to fight the atrocities against them and felt that there should be a joint struggle to protect the rights of ...
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