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Naidu criticises Congress for `false promises'
KHANAPUR (ADILABAD DT.), NOV. 29.The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, today continued his tirade against the Congress accusing it of making false promises to the electorate, and said the people would teach them a fitting lesson in the next ...
One killed in fire
RAJAHMUNDRY, NOV. 29. One person was killed and 32 houses were destroyed in a fire accident in Bommarallatippa colony, near Veerapalli in Ainavilli mandal today. Kagita Durga died of multiple injuries. More than 50 families, whose members were ...
TRS chief joins issue with Naidu
HYDERABAD, NOV. 29.The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president, K.Chandrashekhara Rao, on Saturday joined issue with the Chief Minister, N.Chandrababu Naidu, over the latter's statement that development of backward regions was possible only in ...
IT orientation to open learning system urged
HYDERABAD, NOV.29. The goal of the Open Learning System (OLS) should be development of new models like electronic education and appropriate infrastructure suitable for the knowledge-based society, Ram Takwale, Emeritus Professor, University of ...
Court seeks report on Telgi's health
BANGALORE, NOV. 29. The Fast Track Court (2) on Saturday posted three cases pertaining to Abdul Karim Telgi alias Karim Lala to December 6 for further hearing and simultaneously directed the jail authorities to file a medical report on his health ...
Denies naming Ministers
BANGALORE, NOV. 29. The prime accused in the multi - crore stamp paper racket, Abdul Karim Telgi, has denied writing in his diary about the involvement of 19 Ministers in the racket. The counsel for Telgi said: "He (Telgi) says he has not ...
Stay focussed, students told
BANGALORE, NOV. 29. Do your best, stay focussed, and think positively: this was the message that high school students were given by Fabian Almeida, a Mumbai-based psychiatrist, counsellor, and motivator here today. He was speaking at a workshop ...
Lt. Gen. Sihota to visit State
BANGALORE, NOV. 29. Lt. Gen. G.S. Sihota , General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters Southern Command of the Indian Army, will pay a five-day visit to Karnataka from Sunday. He will inaugurate the Golden Palm Institute, which has a family ...
Congress developments a blow to LDF
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 29. The Opposition LDF has suffered a serious loss of face with the Karunakaran faction's moves to oust A.K. Antony as Chief Minister coming a cropper. The LDF, which had thrown all caution to the winds to publicly ...
Sabarimala temple festival concludes
PATHANAMTHITTA, NOV. 29. Thousands of devotees today thronged the river banks of Pampa on the foothills of Sabarimala to witness the auspicious `arat' ceremony in connection with the 10-day annual festival at the Ayyappa Temple. The presiding ...
Agricultural varsity to start more courses
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 29. The 87th meeting of the general council of the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) was held here today, with the Vice-Chancellor K.V. Peter in the chair. The meeting decided to start more post-graduate and doctoral ...
D.Litt. conferred on Laurie Baker
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 29. The University of Kerala today conferred the honorary D.Litt. degree on Laurie Baker, the renowned architect. At a solemn, yet glittering special convocation ceremony held in the Senate Hall here, the Governor, ...
Worst water year ahead of Chennai residents
CHENNAI, NOV. 29.This year perhaps has been the worst year in terms of water availability in the three Chennai reservoirs. The combined storage of the city reservoirs today was 293 mcft (million cubic feet), against the total capacity of ...
Protests mar opening of IMFL outlets
CHENNAI, NOV. 29.With the State Government today taking over retail trade of liquor all over Tamil Nadu, sale at many Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation-run outlets ran into rough weather with residents protesting against the opening of the ...
Government outlets begin IMFL sale
COIMBATORE, NOV. 29.Amid stray incidents of protests at three places, the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation today began retail sale of IMFL liquor at 450 outlets in the district. The District Collector, N. Muruganandam, opened a ...
Children labour for a bucket of water
SALEM, NOV. 29. At Umblikaampatti, children go to work, not for wages, but for water. The Irulars (tribals), nestling at the foothills of Shevaroy Hills in the Omalur block in this district have several concerns, but the biggest of them is water. ...
Suppressing women will affect progress: judge
CHENNAI, NOV. 29. The just demands of women will be a realised only if more representation is given to them in police, judicial services and politics, Justice AR. Lakshmanan, judge, Supreme Court, said today. Speaking at the 40th anniversary ...
Rain lashes southern districts, farmers jubilant
THANJAVUR, NOV. 29. Heavy rain lashed Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts today. Low-lying areas were inundated. The rain brought cheers to farmers who have undertaken samba cultivation. Agriculture department officials said samba ...
`Many shops close to temples'
CHENNAI, NOV. 29. Residents of various parts of the city and its suburbs today raised a voice of dissent against the opening of liquor shops by the Government. Groups of residents took to the streets at Choolaimedu, Triplicane, Mylapore and ...
Auroville impresses diplomats
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 29. Diplomats of 14 countries converged at Auroville near Pondicherry on Saturday to chalk out plans for association in various activities, including research undertaken by experts and their participation in the international ...
Two arrested for boy's murder
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 29. The Inspector General of Police, U.K. Katna, said here today that two persons were arrested on Friday for "murder" of a 19-year old P. Tamizhmani at Kaleetheerthalkuppamin 1998. The accused took the boy to a nearby ...
Monthly health camp for senior citizens
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 29. The management of the Pondicherry Government-sponsored Society for the Care of the Aged here will hold monthly health programme to address dental problems of senior citizens at the Society's Day-care-cum recreation centre at ...
AIADMK creating confusion, says Narayanasamy
PONDICHERRY, NOV. 29. The PCC president, V. Narayanasamy, today said the AIADMK had no specific issues against the Congress government here and hence was trying to create confusion and chaos among people through demonstrations and rallies. Mr. ...
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