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Congress reiterates commitment to Telangana cause
MAHABUBNAGAR, DEC. 20.The fourth leg of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee's `Prajahitha Yatra' in south Telangana districts began on Saturday with a promise to complete all pending projects in the region within three years on coming to power ...
Talks fail, medicos to intensify stir
HYDERABAD, DEC.20. Talks between the Health Minister, K. Sivaprasada Rao, and the Andhra Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (APJUDA) failed today with the agitating medicos blaming the Government's `adamant attitude' being responsible for the ...
Army Chief asks IAF officers to be tech savvy
HYDERABAD, DEC. 20. Ravi Nanda was awarded the President's Plaque and Chief of Air Staff Sword of Honour for standing first in the 172 Pilot Course of the Air Force Academy, at the Combined Graduation Parade at Dindigal, near here, on Saturday. ...
Krishna promises priority for regional centres
KARWAR, DEC. 20. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, said here on Saturday that the State Government will give importance to developing regional centres such as Hubli-Dharwad, Mysore, Gulbarga, and Mangalore. He was speaking after inaugurating the ...
Housing plan for police
HASSAN, DEC. 20. The State Government has sent a Rs. 360-crore proposal to the Union Government for providing housing infrastructure to police personnel and constructing new buildings for police stations. Of the Rs. 360 crore, the State ...
White Paper sought
BANGALORE, DEC. 20. The All-India Progressive Janata Dal (AIPJD) has called for a White Paper on the drought relief operations undertaken by the State Government and the funds received from the Centre in this connection. The president of the ...
Action against four CMC officials stayed
BANGALORE, DEC. 20. The High Court of Karnataka on Friday stayed further proceedings against four of the 22 officials who were indicted by the Lokayukta recently for alleged misappropriation of funds and other irregularities in the city municipal ...
Mani, Kunhalikutty discuss crisis with Sonia
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20.The leaders of the allied parties in the United Democratic Front (UDF), K.M. Mani and P. K. Kunhalikutty, today called on the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, and urged her to take an early decision to end the crisis that has ...
Strike move dropped
KOZHIKODE, DEC. 20. The Motor Workers Joint Action Committee today decided to drop its plan to go on strike on December 22 in protest against the decision to impose a cess on vehicles under the Road Safety Authority and the periodic hike in ...
Collector told to oversee MP fund schemes
KOZHIKODE, DEC. 20. The Lok Ayukta has directed the Kozhikode District Collector to ensure transparency in execution of construction works proposed under the MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) schemes. The directive was given by the Upa Lok ...
Measures to check untoward incidents
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 20. A set of measures, which include heightened police vigil, has been mooted to avoid untoward incidents in connection with the celebration of Christmas and New Year in the city. The precautionary steps were finalised ...
Gopal released from prison
CHENNAI, DEC.20.R.R. Gopal, editor of the Tamil biweekly Nakkheeran, who was detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), was released from the central jail here today after the Madras High Court granted him conditional bail on ...
Apex court declines to stay bail
NEW DELHI, DEC.20.Observing that a case for ex-parte suspension of the Madras High Court order granting bail to R.R. Gopal, editor, Nakkheeran, and cancellation of the bail has not been made out by the Tamil Nadu Government, the Supreme ...
Now, it's for allies to act
CHENNAI, DEC. 20. Now that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has pulled its Ministers out of the Union Cabinet and decided to extend "issue-based, outside support" to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the ball is in its allies' court. The ...
Beginning of a secular front, says Opposition
CHENNAI, DEC. 20. While National Democratic Alliance (NDA) constituents in the State are guarded in their response to the DMK pulling out of the NDA, opposition parties have hailed the decision. For them, it is the beginning of the formation of a ...
`Wings' awarded to pilots
ARAKKONAM, DEC. 20. Five naval trainee pilots and one Coast Guard pilot were awarded the `Wings' by the Director-General of Coast Guard, Sureesh Chandra Mehta, at a passing-out parade held at the Helicopter Training School (HTS) at the INS Rajali ...
A breezy interaction with the President
KUMBAKONAM, DEC. 20. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, had a breezy interaction with children today at Kumbakonam, during a visit to inaugurate the Srinivasa Ramnujan Centre of the Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy ...
Music festival by NRIs
CHENNAI, DEC. 20. The ninth annual non-resident Indian (NRI) music and dance festival organised by Hamsadhwani began here on Saturday. Industrialist Palani G. Periyasamy, who inaugurated the 18-day event, highlighted the role played by NRIs in ...
DMK members evicted
CHENNAI, DEC. 20. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) councillors were evicted en masse from the Corporation Council meeting today, after they protested the passing of a resolution condemning the Union Environment Minister, T.R. Baalu. Most of the ...
Monitor quality of food products: Shanmugham
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 20. The Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries (Independent Charge), N.T. Shanmugham, has said consumers should be aware of the standards prescribed by authorities regarding processed and unprocessed food ...
Improve performance, Rangasamy tells police
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 20. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has called upon the police force to ensure that there was full protection to the people. Handing over mopeds to each of 71 beat constables and members of women police station here today, Mr. ...
French Institute launches web site
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 20. A neem leaf, the image of Lord Ganesha, a GIS map, palm leaf manuscripts and the photo of a woman are the symbols that represent the French Institute of Pondicherry's work on its new web site AIADMK demands protection to property owners
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 20. The Secretary of the Pondicherry State Committee of the AIADMK and MLA, A. Anbalagan, has said that the party will present memoranda to the Union Home Ministry and the Tamil Nadu Governor, P.S. Ramamohan Rao, holding ...
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