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Eight injured in police firing
HYDERABAD, DEC. 6. At least eight persons were injured when police opened fire to quell riotous mobs indulging in heavy stone-pelting at several localities of the communally-sensitive old city areas on Saturday night. More than six persons were ...
CBI arrests its officer on bribery charges
VISAKHAPATNAM, DEC. 6.In the first case of its kind, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) detained its own IPS officer of Deputy Inspector-General rank here on Saturday on charges of his demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5 lakhs. On a ...
FFW `irregularities': Minister taken aback
HYDERABAD, DEC. 6. The Union Minister for Rural Development, Kashiram Rana, appeared surprised when complaints of irregularities in the distribution of rice under the Food-for-work (FFW) programme in the State were taken to his notice here on ...
People's War ready for `political battle'
HYDERABAD, DEC. 6. The Telugu Desam Party's move to make naxalism the principal agenda in the coming Assembly polls is sought to be exploited by the CPI-ML People's War (PW), whose abortive attempt on the life of Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu ...
Congress faces rout in State: Dattateya
RAJAHMUNDRY, DEC. 6. The Union Minister for Urban Development, Dandaru Dattatreya, on Saturday asserted that extremism hindered development and peace and appealed to people to reject it outright. Addressing a well attended meeting of the ...
MMTS commuters feel the squeeze
HYDERABAD, DEC. 6. The arithmetic is rather baffling. Stop at any Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) station in the city and take a count of the blue and white coaches that roll past. Four you say, but the South Central Railway (SCR) puts it at ...
Explore job potential in private sector, students told
HYDERABAD, DEC. 6. It is the private sector that will offer the chunk of job opportunities in the coming years with the gradual decline of employment potential in Government sector. The craze for Government jobs should go, as there is a world of ...
DSC notification baffles Urdu medium schools
HYDERABAD, DEC. 6. The recent notification issued by the Government on recruitment of teachers gives the lie to its claim of total literacy, particularly among the educationally backward sections. The DSC-2003 notification does not show a ...
Amendment likely on transfer of powers to local bodies
HYDERABAD, DEC. 6. The Centre would make another Constitutional amendment in the next session of Parliament making it mandatory for all State Governments to transfer at least 11of the 29 powers conferred on the local bodies by the 73rd Amendment ...
Secular outfits firm on protest rally at Bababudangiri
BANGALORE, DEC. 6. Several progressive and secular organisations and Dalit activists have decided to participate in the protest rally at Bababudangiri in Chikmagalur district on Sunday to voice concern over the efforts of the Vishwa Hindu ...
5,000 policemen for samajotsava duty
BANGALORE, DEC. 6. More than 5,000 police personnel will be on duty to maintain law and order in the city during the "Virat Hindu Samajotsava" to be held here on Sunday. According to the police, 40 platoons of the City Armed Reserve (CAR) and the ...
Samajotsava will be peaceful, say organisers
BANGALORE, DEC. 6. All events connected with the "Virat Hindu Samajotsava" to be held here on Sunday would be peaceful, M. Ramakrishna, chairman of the reception committee and former Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, told ...
Naxalites stepping up presence in Kudremukh area?
BANGALORE, DEC. 6. To avenge the death of their comrades in an encounter with the police in Udupi district recently, naxalites have stepped up their activities in the Kudremukh area by rushing in reinforcements from Andhra Pradesh. Sources in ...
Debris falls on labourers; two die
BANGALORE, DEC. 6. Two women were killed and three injured when a portion of a building they were demolishing collapsed on Saturday. According to police, labourers were demolishing a building at 15th Cross, 6th Phase, J.P. Nagar. Around 2 p.m., ...
One-way system causes snarls, confusion
BANGALORE, DEC. 6. The new one-way system in central Bangalore, which came into effect on Saturday, received mixed response from motorists. But policemen were relieved that they had fewer traffic junctions to supervise. Among road users, ...
Organisations stage protest against Togadia's entry
BANGALORE, DEC. 6. Several Bangalore-based human rights and civil society organisations today came together to protest against the entry of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Pravin Togadia, into the State for Sunday's Virat Hindu Samajotsava in ...
Karunakaran invited to CWC meet
NEW DELHI, DEC. 6.Amid speculation of a possible split in the Congress in Kerala if the party Central leadership decides to rein in the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, K. Muraleedharan, his father and senior leader, K. ...
`Allow IT to grow uninhibited'
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 6. The Vice-Chairman of the State Planning Board, V. Ramachandran, has said that Kerala should take extra care to ensure that it reacted positively to the opportunities afforded by the Information Technology (IT) sector ...
A `handsome' win for Antony
PATHANAMTHITTA, DEC. 6.The Thiruvalla bypoll result is, in effect, a victory of the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, coming as it did after the Ernakulam debacle and the `I' group's persistent demand for a change in the leadership of the Congress ...
Mani comes out on top
KOTTAYAM, DEC. 6. There may be many claimants to the UDF victory in the Thiruvalla byelection, but in the days of brisk politicking in the coming months, the Kerala Congress(M) leader, K.M. Mani, is going to claim it all for himself. And his men ...
Unite against fanatics: Baselios
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 6. The president of the Catholics Bishops' Conference of India(CBCI), Cyril Mar Baselios has called for unity among Christians to face the challenges posed by fanatical religious groups. The Church would not make any ...
Gita yagna from December 12
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 6.The Chinmaya Yuva Kendra is organising a Bhagavad Gita yagna of Brahmachari Sandeep Chaitanya at the Vylopilli Samskruthi Bhavan from December 10 to March 26. This is the first time that a 108-day-long yagna is ...
Found dead in well
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 6. A 50-year-old labourer, Manikantan allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the well in his house at Manjode Colony, Mukkola under Peroorkada police station limits at 7 p.m today. The body was fished out from the ...
SHG launches aggressive campaign against infanticide
SALEM, DEC. 6. In some of the remote villages of Tamil Nadu, notorious for female infanticide, some girls have survived the prejudice. Some day they may narrate how they survived infancy and that story will be a tribute to the courage of their ...
Fixed lunch break for govt. employees
CHENNAI, DEC. 6. State Government employees will hereafter have a fixed lunch interval, from 1.30 to 2 p.m. Earlier, they had the option of availing themselves of half-hour interval any time between 1 and 3 p.m. This flexibility has been ...
AICTE for implementing credit-based semester system
CHENNAI, DEC. 6. The All-India Council for Technical Education wants to implement a model credit-based semester system (CBSS) for all engineering undergraduate programmes in another year, its chairman, R. Natarajan, said today. Initially, ...
Lone animals from Coimbatore zoo arrive at Vandalur
CHENNAI, DEC. 6. Four solitary animals (without a pair), brought from the Corporation Zoo, Coimbatore, arrived at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur, near here, this morning. The animals included a lion, a tigress, a Himalayan Black ...
Film shooting hits traffic on Kamarajar Salai
CHENNAI, DEC. 6. Flow of traffic on Kamarajar Salai was affected for over two hours on Saturday as crew of a film unit occupied space on the busy Napier bridge, shooting for a movie. Shooting for a Tamil film was in progress at the bridge and a ...
`Awareness of glaucoma will prevent blindness'
CHENNAI, DEC. 6. Around three million people in rural Tamil Nadu could develop glaucoma and the risk is three times higher in women, according to a study conducted by the city-based Sankara Nethralaya. Ophthalmologists screened about 4,000 ...
Verification of electoral rolls
CHENNAI, DEC. 6. As part of a special drive to verify electoral rolls, the Chennai Collectorate has said the rolls would be displayed at all voting centres between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Voters, applying for inclusion of names or ...
CII to help to promote tourism, export sectors in Pondy
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 6. The Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-Southern Region), K.K.M Kutty, has said that with Pondicherry offering good scope in promotion of tourism and also opportunities to enhance the earnings through ...
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 6. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, the Speaker, M.D.R. Ramachandran, Ministers, MLAs and representatives of various political parties and leaders of the organisations championing the cause of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes ...
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