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Cong. keen on `one-to-one' contests
HYDERABAD, NOV. 16.The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee is working towards ensuring a `one-to-one' contest in the coming Assembly elections. The AICC leadership, following hectic consultations with the State leadership over the last four days, ...
BJP campaign off to a breezy start
HYDERABAD, NOV. 16. The public meeting of the BJP at L.B. Nagar on the city outskirts on Sunday more or less set the tone for electioneering in keeping with the prevailing political atmosphere in the State. The meeting, held in connection with ...
Maid accused of murdering widow
BANGALORE, NOV. 16. Radha Srivatsa (56) was stabbed to death allegedly by her housemaid, Revathi (20), at her flat here on Saturday night. The accused later attempted suicide by stabbing herself, police added. On being informed by Jagjit Singh ...
Cong. rebels told to withdraw
BANGALORE, NOV. 16. The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President, B. Janardhana Poojary, today appealed to the party members, who have filed their nomination papers for the December 1 elections to the Legislative Council against the ...
A mission to promote neonatal health
BANGALORE, NOV. 16. The first few minutes after birth make the difference between life and death for a newborn. In many developed nations, less than 10 of 1,000 newborns are lost in the first five years of life. In India, 100 of 1,000 infants ...
Karunakaran group for exchange of posts
KOCHI, NOV. 16.The Karunakaran faction has proposed an exchange of positions between the Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, and the KPCC president, K. Muraleedharan, to resolve the infighting in the Congress. The `I' faction had sent feelers to this ...
Sabarimala temple opens
SABARIMALA, NOV. 16.Thousands of devotees from different parts of South thronged the holy hillock of Sabarimala today when the Lord Ayyappa Temple opened for the 41-day Mandalam season this afternoon. The devotees queued up from Saramkuthi, ...
UDF partners to wait till Dec. first week
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 16.The UDF constituents have decided to wait till the first week of December for the Congress high command to take necessary steps to resolve the impasse in the party in the State. A decision to this effect was taken ...
Come clean on IT initiatives: VS
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 16.The Leader of the Opposition, V. S. Achuthanandan, has asked the Government to come clean on its panchayat computerisation programme and facilitate an open dialogue on all its IT-related initiatives. In a statement ...
National citizen database in 18 months
CHENNAI, NOV. 16.The average citizen can look forward to an orderly transition to e-governance of a host of services, with the Centre announcing that it will create a national citizenship database in the next 12-18 months. The database will ...
PMK, MDMK evaluating alliance options
CHENNAI, NOV. 16.The PMK and the MDMK, constituents of the National Democratic Alliance, are evaluating their electoral options in the context of increasing possibility of the DMK, dominant partner of the BJP-led alliance in Tamil Nadu, snapping ...
Rest, restoration begin for elephants
UDHAGAMANDALAM, NOV. 16. With 55 lorries carrying elephants from various parts of the State arriving at Theppakkadu in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary near here today, the month-long rest and restoration camp begins for the pachyderms. The ...
Academics call for thorough restructuring in higher education
CHENNAI, NOV. 16. Two Vice-Chancellors of key south Indian universities, a senior executive of the University Grants Commission and a host of other academics today called for drastic and urgent reforms in higher education. "We need a complete ...
Relief hinges on improvement in Kandaleru storage
CHENNAI, NOV. 16. Any relief for Chennai citizens through the Telugu Ganga water now hinges on building up storage at the Kandaleru dam and release of water from across the border. This morning, the storage of Kandaleru, the terminal storage ...
Suggest measures to combat diabetes, IMA told
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 16.The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, said today that the incidence of diabetes was high in Pondicherry and called upon the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to identify the cause for it. Installing the office bearers of the ...
'Transport Nagar' planned
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 16.A `Transport Nagar' will be created in Pondicherry to reduce congestion in traffic and to regulate the parking of goods vehicles, according to a decision taken by the Standing Committee on traffic regulation. A press ...
'Celebrate golden jubilee of Pondy liberation'
PONDICHERRY, NOV.16.The freedom fighters of Pondicherry have appealed to the Administration to come out with appropriate programmes to celebrate the golden jubilee of the `de facto merger' of Pondicherry. It was on November 1, 1954 did ...
Electoral rolls revision begins today
PONDICHERRY, NOV.16.The summary revision of electoral rolls relating to all the 30 Assembly constituencies in Pondicherry begins tomorrow with the publication of draft rolls. The rolls would be on display till December 8 at all polling stations ...
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