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Bogus voters issue: CEO rejects plea for gram sabhas
HYDERABAD, JAN. 2. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the State, M. Narayana Rao, has turned down the plea made by political parties for conduct of gram sabhas for resolving the issue of bogus voters on the ground that the exercise is not ...
Advani favours early Lok Sabha poll
TIRUPATI, JAN. 2. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K.Advani, said today that the Government had been actively considering the possibility of an early poll to the Lok Sabha which, in the normal course, he pointed out, was due only in September next. ...
Gachibowli sports complex in dire straits
HYDERABAD, JAN.2. Can you believe this? The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) disconnected water supply to the prestigious, multi-crore Swarnandhra Pradesh Sports Complex in Gachibowli just after the recent Afro-Asian ...
Zoo destroys animal hides
HYDERABAD, JAN. 2. Several animal hides, including those of the tiger, lying in the stores of the Nehru Zoological Park for years were destroyed on Friday. Zoo officials said that the decision to burn about 28 hides was taken after an ...
`Qadri operated from Babukhan Estate'
HYDERABAD, JAN. 2. Inquiries by the Andhra Pradesh Special Investigation Team (SIT) have revealed that Qadri, who was arrested on the charge of involvement in the fake stamp paper case, had set up M/s SAM's Services at Babukhan Estate in ...
46 countries to participate in GITEX
HYDERABAD, JAN. 2. Delegates from 46 countries are likely to attend the second Asia IT Ministers' Summit - 2004, organised concurrently with the GITEX-Hyderabad, from January 12 to 14. In a press release here, Abdulla T. Qassem, General ...
Key suspect held
HYDERABAD, JAN. 2. The Andhra Pradesh Special Investigation Team (SIT) today arrested a Hyderabad-based transport company owner, Mohd. Abdul Waheed Qadri alias Raees, on the charge of involvement in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam. He was ...
Irrigation for more land
BANGALORE, JAN. 2. The Government will bring an additional 35 lakh hectares under major and minor irrigation projects to make use of the irrigation potential in the State, the Minister for Agriculture, H.K. Patil, has said. Addressing ...
Five rounds of Pulse Polio planned
BANGALORE, JAN. 2.The State Government will take up five rounds of Pulse Polio immunisation programme this year. The first round will be held on January 4. The Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Kagodu Thimmappa, told presspersons here on ...
Woman strangled, youth found hanging
MYSORE, JAN. 2. A youth allegedly killed a woman before committing suicide in Tilak Nagar here today. Police said Vishwanath, 24, a resident of Gandhinagar, took Rekha, 27, a resident of Kuvempunagar and wife of an autorickshaw driver, ...
`Acid attacks on women increasing'
BANGALORE, JAN. 2. Activists of the Campaign and Struggle against Acid Attacks on Women (CSAAW), girl cadets of the NCC, and other sympathisers, including those of Mahila Jagruthi, held a demonstration near the Mysore Bank Square here today ...
Two NLSIU students get Rhodes Scholarships
BANGALORE, JAN. 2. Bangalore has laid claim to the status of intellectual capital of the country with two students from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) securing the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships for 2004. Prithviraj Datta ...
Police conduct raids in Marad
KOZHIKODE, JAN. 2.Surprise raids were conducted by the police on the strife-torn beach of Marad here today as part of the surveillance along the sensitive coastal areas in Kozhikode district. Senior police officers said the raids were carried ...
Dam water to be released to reduce pollution in Pampa
SABARIMALA, JAN. 2.The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, has said that the Government would initiate steps for the intermittent release of water from the Pampa reservoir of the Sabarigiri hydro-electric project into the River Pampa to flush out the ...
Gulf flight leaves without emigration clearance
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 2. The Gulf Air flight to Abu Dhabi with 251 passengers on board left the international airport here this morning without the mandatory clearance of the emigration wing, breaching the Civil Aviation rules and raising ...
Police foil suicide attempt
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 2. Timely action on the part of the Kattakada police helped save the lives of six persons of a family. According to the police, a neighbour of the family had found Chandran Asari (50), his wife, Subadhra (45) and ...
Cochin Port Trust to develop cruise terminal
KOCHI, JAN. 2.With a view to sustaining growth in the context of the globalised shipping scenario, the Cochin Port Trust is earnestly pursuing the idea of developing a cruise terminal of international standards. The Port Trust Chairman, Jacob ...
UDF councillors stage dharna in front of Mayor's chamber
KOCHI, JAN.2. The deep divide in the Congress council party once again came to the fore today with the anti-Karunakaran faction and the councillors of the constituents of the United Democratic Front staging a dharna in front of the Mayor's ...
UGC stipulation for unaided engineering colleges
CHENNAI, JAN. 2. Unaided institutions, including deemed universities will not be able to conduct separate entrance examinations for admissions to professional undergraduate courses this year. Admissions to specified programmes in engineering, ...
Lead NDA front in State, BJP tells AIADMK
CHENNAI, JAN. 2.The Bharatiya Janata Party today appealed to the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) to lead the National Democratic Alliance in Tamil Nadu to defeat the "opportunistic alliance'' of the Congress, Left parties, the ...
Pulse polio: State hoping to achieve cent per cent coverage
CHENNAI, JAN. 2. The State Health department is hoping to achieve cent per cent coverage in the coming pulse polio immunisation campaign on January 4 and February 22. "We are focusing on one per cent of the target group that managed to slip ...
Protect Rettai Eri from pollution: study
CHENNAI, JAN. 2. The Rettai Eri, one of the minor water sources of Chennai, is getting polluted by domestic and commercial sources, says a research paper. The study carried out by S. Dawood Sharief, a professor of the New College, and Mazher ...
First polio case in city in 4 years
CHENNAI, JAN. 2. A case of polio has been reported in Chennai, the first in the city in four years. Rosy, one-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Velankanni and Amulu, residents of Sundarapuram Fourth Street at Pulianthope, has been diagnosed to be ...
Sunshade collapse: one more boy dies
CHENNAI, JAN. 2. The toll in yesterday's sunshade collapse at the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) tenement in Kuil Thottam, Santhome, went up to two with the death of four-year-old B. Sailendran late last night. While T. Mani was ...
Probe report on `property grabbing' submitted
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 2. The Joint Secretary to the Revenue and Additional District Magistrate (ADM) of Pondicherry, G.Ragesh Chandra, who enquired into the alleged grabbing of private property by some miscreants, submitted his report today to the ...
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