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Probe panel visits Tirupati blast site
TIRUPATI, OCT. 18. The one-man commission appointed by the Government to probe the claymore mine attack on the convoy of the Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu, today arrived at Tirupati. The panelist, Prakash Singh, DGP (retd), Uttar Pradesh, ...
Miners' bodies retrieved after 40 hours
GODAVARIKHANI, OCT. 18.After toiling for over 40 hours, the rescue teams of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited have today retrieved the bodies of all 10 coal miners who were buried alive under the debris of a huge roof which collapsed in ...
French honour for Adoor
NEW DELHI, OCT. 18.It might have been an evening to honour one of the leading lights of Indian cinema, but even the "best moment for the French Ambassador'' was soured by the shadow cast by the criminal assault of a Swiss diplomat this past ...
AIPJD for tie-ups with CPI, Raitha Sangha
GULBARGA, OCT. 18. The All-India Progressive Janata Dal (AIPJD) has set the ball rolling for working out alliances and seat adjustments with like-minded parties for the Lok Sabha elections, and the Legislative Assembly elections due next ...
Only 27 graduates among 145 candidates
BANGALORE, OCT. 18.As many as 145 candidates are contesting the elections to 31 seats in the Mahadevapura City Municipal Council. The State Election Commission, after going through the affidavits filed by the candidates as required under ...
Antony to go by high command decision
NEW DELHI, OCT. 18.Amid demands for his ouster/resignation, the Kerala Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, today said there was no question of his ``quitting'' office on his own, but indicated that he would if asked to step down by the Congress high ...
Pope's Silver Jubilee: nostalgia sweeps Catholic communities
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 18.A wave of nostalgia is sweeping across Catholic communities in the city as they await the ceremonies being conducted at the Vatican on Sunday to mark the Silver Jubilee of the pontification of Pope John Paul II and the ...
Land acquisition cases piling, HB to go arbitration way
CHENNAI, OCT.18. The Tamil Nadu Housing Board plans to take the arbitration route to settle disputes over land acquisition early. There are about 5,000 cases pending in courts, some of them more than 30 years old, say officials. Typically, once ...
`HIV risk related to domestic violence'
CHENNAI, OCT. 18.Women vulnerable to violence have an increased risk of contracting sexually-transmitted diseases and HIV, a Chennai-based study on marital violence in urban slums has established. The survey showed that gender norms tacitly ...
CHENNAI, OCT. 18. In a late night development, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, dropped the Labour Minister, Va.Thu. Natarajan, from her Cabinet. The subjects handled by him Labour, Employment and Training, Urban and Rural Employment, ...
CJP for Left-Congress ties at national level
TIRUCHI, OCT. 18. The Left parties, because of their compulsions in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura, are hesitating to join hands with the Congress to form a secular front to oppose the communal outfits. They should come forward to forge an ...
NHRC notice to DGP on atrocities on Tirumangalam Dalit
NEW DELHI, OCT. 18.Taking suo motu cognisance of a newspaper report in a national daily on atrocities perpetrated on a Dalit woman in Tamil Nadu, the National Human Rights Commission asked the State Director General of Police to look into ...
Remove barriers impeding international trade: Chidambaram
TIRUCHI, OCT. 18. The Government must allow the industry and entrepreneurs to discover the country's "hidden" competitive advantages and dismantle all trade barriers and controls impeding international trade and economic growth, the former Union ...
No crackers after 10 p.m. on Deepavali day
CHENNAI, OCT. 18.The city police have warned that bursting crackers after 10 p.m. on Deepavali day would attract a fine up to Rs. 1,000. Although the police officials refused to commit on the actual amount of fine, they said it would be so to ...
Padma Seshadri students win Hindu-Young World Chennai quiz
CHENNAI, OCT. 18. About 1,620 teams participated in the Hindu-Young World Quiz today, held at the Kamaraj Arangam, making it the biggest live quiz ever held in any Indian city, according to the organisers. The dramatic audio-visual quiz, which ...
No compromise on quality of justice: Subhashan Reddy
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 18. The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, B. Subhashan Reddy, has said that while the number of cases coming up before courts is on the increase there is no corresponding rise in the number of judges to handle them. Hence, ...
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