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BJP men ransack council hall
NELLORE, NOV. 11. Tension prevailed in the Nellore municipal council on Tuesday when BJP workers and sympathisers barged into the hall and went on the rampage, scattering record books and files, smashing microphones and battering furniture, ...
It's diversionary tactics: CPI
CUDDAPAH, NOV. 11.The CPI State Secretary, Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, on Tuesday charged the Chandrababu Naidu Government with preparing for early Assembly elections by setting aside major problems plaguing people. Addressing a press conference ...
Kurnool, Cuddapah cops on tenterhooks
KURNOOL, NOV. 11. Inadequate force has seriously affected anti-naxal operations in Kurnool and Cuddapah districts. The People's War spread its activities to Nallamala range from Telangana but the police force is not fully geared to meet the ...
Carriage repair workshop blazes a new trail
TIRUPATI, NOV. 11. What the `Railway' means to the common man is just bogies, track, platform, stationmaster, TTE, guard and so on. Though they indeed encompass most part of it, the crucial aspect that does not attract his attentions is the ...
US immigration official clears the air on visa norms
HYDERABAD, NOV. 11. Going to the United States on a H-1B visa may be difficult but it is much easier to make it through the H-2B visa. Another category, J-1 provides for an easy route to the land of opportunities. These were some of the ...
Digital library launched
HYDERABAD, NOV. 11. A digitised library with a software package that promises to give access to books from multiple publishers spread all over the globe and addressing to specific needs of different users has been launched by a city-based ...
Five hurt in group clash
HYDERABAD, NOV. 11. Four persons sustained knife injuries and another received bullet injury on the chest following a clash between two groups at Hussainialam on Tuesday night. According to police, an advocate, Kuddoos Ghori (30) of ...
Reforms to boost revenue by 800 per cent
BANGALORE, NOV. 11. The Revenue Reforms Commission has recommended wide-ranging reforms in the major sectors of education, health, forest and irrigation which, according to the panel, are capable of increasing the annual revenue of the Karnataka ...
BJP to field Bajarang Dal leader in Bijapur
BIJAPUR, NOV. 11. The BJP leaders have recommended the name of Basavaraj Siddalingappanavar, President of the Bagalkot District Bajarang Dal unit, for the December 1 Legislative Council election from the Bijapur local authority constituency ...
Drought hits horticulture; fruit prices may rise
BANGALORE, NOV. 11. The cloud seeding operations to induce rain have not brought the desired result in several districts of North Karnataka where horticultural crops are grown. Most of the horticultural crops have been affected in Bijapur, ...
Govt to introduce quota in co-ops. soon
BANGALORE, NOV. 11. The Government intends to bring in reservation in management and employment for categories such as backward classes in cooperative institutions and also to stipulate the percentage of loans to be given to them, the Minister ...
16-year-old rape victim attempts suicide
BANGALORE, NOV. 11. A 16-year-old maid reportedly set herself on fire after she was raped by a youth at her employer's house in Jagjivanramnagar (J.J. Nagar) police station limits on Monday afternoon. The youth has not been identified. According ...
Accord reached on funding for international airport
BANGALORE, NOV. 11. The promoters behind the Bangalore International Airport are now certain of funding from the State Government. The project is estimated to cost Rs. 1,300 crore and take up to seven years to be completed. The State Government ...
256 families face an uncertain future
BANGALORE, NOV. 11. The people who were shifted from the unsafe blocks of the EWS (economically weaker section) Housing Complex near Koramangala and housed in tents are worried about their future. However, their immediate concern is that it might ...
HC refuses to stay curbs on online lotteries
KOCHI, NOV. 11.The Kerala High Court today refused to stay the State Government's notification imposing certain restrictions on online lotteries. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair refused to stay the operation of the notification when a petition ...
Cong. infighting will not affect UDF poll prospects: Mani
PATHANAMTHITTA, NOV. 11. The Kerala Congress(M) leader and Revenue Minister, K.M. Mani, has said that the `groupism' in the State unit of the Congress would not affect the election prospects of the UDF in Thiruvalla. Addressing a press ...
Antony meets Governor
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 11.The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, on Tuesday met the Governor, Sikander Bakht, to discuss the Opposition demand for convening of a session of the Assembly to take up a resolution for removal of the Speaker, Vakkom ...
Crackdown planned on organised begging
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 11. The City Corporation is preparing to take up the `active' phase of the campaign to enforce the ban on begging. The thrust of the programme will be on eliminating the cross-border begging rackets operating in the city ...
Patients' death: MCH official gheraoed
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 11. Activists of the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) blockaded the office of the Superintendent of the Medical College for over two hours on Tuesday demanding that a judicial probe be conducted into the death of two ...
Three youths held on extortion charges
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 11.The Fort police have arrested three youth on charges of assaulting a trader at Chala and causing damage to his shop. The accused were identified as Girish Kumar alias Karthik (24) of Malayankeezhu, Manikantan (24) of ...
ADB officials face NGO Union's ire
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 11. Officials of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) who came to the office of the Director of Public Instruction (DPI) for a discussion this afternoon, had to face the ire of NGO Union activists who shouted slogans against ...
HC orders notice to Speaker in Ilamvazhuthi case
CHENNAI, NOV. 11.The Madras High Court today admitted a habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of the DMK MLA, Parithi Ilamvazhuthi, who was awarded imprisonment for 30 days. The Tamil Nadu Assembly on November 7 awarded him the sentence, ...
Pension allocation eating into revenue
CHENNAI, NOV. 11. The Government's pension bill is growing at an alarming rate and shows no signs of plateauing off as more and more join the ranks of senior citizens in the State. Actually, this year and the next (2003-04 and 2004-05), the ...
MPs to review railway projects in Madurai division
MADURAI, NOV. 11. About 25 MPs, including five from Kerala, will meet here on November 24 to have a firsthand information of various ongoing projects in the Madurai Railway Division. Top railway officials, including the Southern Railway General ...
Elephants find training an ordeal, a mammoth task for trainers
MADURAI, NOV.11. "She is just like a kid who is reluctant to go to school, despite our best efforts to make her board a truck as part of a rehearsal for transportation to the Mudumalai sanctuary, where a month-long health camp for the pachyderms ...
Citizens group challenges Secretariat project
CHENNAI, NOV. 11.A group of citizens has filed a petition in the Madras High Court, seeking a direction to authorities to desist from starting construction of a new Secretariat at Kotturpuram here and demolishing buildings at the selected ...
Slum dwellers sore over displacement
CHENNAI, NOV. 11. More than 100 families which were evicted from Konnur High Road by the Chennai Corporation last month to take up work on pavement are sore that they were removed from a locality that was declared a slum under the Tamil Nadu Slum ...
Cyclist crushed to death by water tanker at Kodambakkam
CHENNAI, NOV. 11. A cyclist was crushed to death by a water tanker contracted to Metrowater at Kodambakkam this evening. Traffic police identified the deceased as Selvaraj (38) of Padappai, near Tambaram. Selvaraj, who was going to his office, ...
Human chain today
CHENNAI, NOV. 11. The major Opposition political parties and people will participate in a human chain tomorrow afternoon. The chain will be formed between the Munroe Statue on Island Grounds to the State Guest House, Chepauk, between 3 p.m. and ...
Anna varsity warning to colleges
CHENNAI, NOV. 11. The Anna University has warned of severe action against colleges, which were found preventing legitimate students from writing the university examinations, without valid reasons. Some of the engineering colleges, affiliated to ...
Advocates protest assault
CHENNAI, NOV. 11. A group of advocates belonging to the Madras High Court Advocates Association today staged a demonstration on the court premises to ``condemn an unwarranted brutal attack on their colleague'', K.V.P. Deepak Raj, by the police ...
Anti-poverty schemes failed to reach the needy: Rangasamy
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 11. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has said that though a number of schemes, evolved by both the Central and Union Territory Governments, are being implemented to eradicate poverty and to enhance the living conditions of the ...
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