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Bandh throws life out of gear
HYDERABAD, DEC. 8.Normal life in the twin cities came to a grinding halt with the bandh call given by the Bharatiya Janata Party and Vishwa Hindu Parishad protesting against the communal violence in Old City, evoking full and total response. ...
Ramamurthi Naidu joins Congress
NEW DELHI, DEC.8.The Andhra Pradesh unit of the Congress today received a boost with N. Ramamurthi Naidu, brother of the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, joining the organisation. The former Chandragiri MLA, Mr. Ramamurthi Naidu, and ...
DWCRA members allege exploitation by Naidu
HYDERABAD, DEC. 8. A number of DWCRA group representatives on Monday asked the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, to stop exploiting them for his political ends but implement all his promises. They sought imposition of prohibition and ...
NGO makes a difference to interior village
MATENDLA (MEDAK DT.), DEC. 8. From an interior school-less backward village virtually cut off from the outside world with no road link and where the most educated person was a sixth grader, to a place boasting high quality school with 100 per ...
BJP leaders taken into custody
HYDERABAD, DEC. 8.The BJP MLA, K. Laxman, the Deputy Mayor Subhashchanderji, the City BJP president, C. Venkataramani, and the general secretary, E. Lingam, were arrested by the city police when they staged a dharna violating prohibitory orders ...
Tension on banks of Musi
HYDERABAD, DEC. 8. Police opened three rounds of fire into the air just after midnight on Monday, to disperse mobs, which had gathered at MCH Colony on the banks of the river Musi in Kulsumpura. Residents of Kesavaswamy Nagar in Ziaguda in ...
Tight security ensures peaceful Datta Jayanthi
CHIKAMAGALUR, DEC. 8. The controversial Datta Jayanthi celebrations at Bababudangiri in Chikmagalur district concluded peacefully here on Monday. About 35,000 people witnessed the religious rituals on the picturesque hill. The Convener of the ...
Water recycling mandatory for industries
BANGALORE, DEC. 8. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has made it mandatory for large industries and the various urban development authorities to provide for water recycling facilities. The Chairman of the Board, J. Alexander, MLA, ...
On-the-spot water bills in a few days
BANGALORE, DEC. 8. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will soon introduce spot water bills in the city. This means the bill will be generated in about 30 seconds on the spot. The BWSSB Chairman, M.N. Vidyashankar, told ...
A peep into future of communication
BANGALORE, DEC. 8. Sixty leading designers, design managers, and technologists from 15 countries have landed in Bangalore for "DOORS EAST 2003", a unique international conference on Avant-Garde information design, all set to come alive at the ...
Antony welcomes partners' intervention
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 8.The stage is being set for the UDF partners' intervention in the factional feud in the Congress, with the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, stating that there is nothing wrong in such a course of action. Talking to ...
Finance Minister holds talks with trade, industry
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 8.The Finance Minister, K. Sankaranarayanan, had a meeting with 14 organisations representing trade and industry here today as part of the Government's pre-Budget consultations with the major tax-paying groups. This ...
Animal keeper gored to death
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 8. Vijayakumar Ganagan (40), animal keeper at the city zoo, was gored to death by a rhino this evening. The incident took place at about 4-30 p.m. while Vijayakumar was giving the rhino its evening feed. Zoo officials ...
Overcrowding of taxis at airport causing problems
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 8. Illegal parking of taxis in the premises of the international airport and the decision of taxi drivers based in the airport not to allow taxis from outside to pick foreign tourists coming in chartered flights are ...
TB control programme covers 18,630 patients
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 8.An estimated 18,630 patients were identified and treated during the third phase of the on going Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), according to a release issued by the health department here on ...
Training programme in organic agriculture begins
KOCHI, DEC. 8.A five-day-long national trainers' training programme for organic farmers, conducted by Indocert (Indian Organic Certification Agency), began at the YMCA camp site in Thottumugham, Aluva on Monday. The training programme includes ...
17 injured in students' clash in Mahraja's College
KOCHI, DEC. 8.As many as 17 persons were injured in a clash between students belonging to the SFI and KSU at the Maharaja's College today. Police arrested nine students in connection with the incident. The incident was a sequel to the ongoing ...
Losing petitioners must indemnify for Secretariat project cost escalation: CMDA
CHENNAI, DEC. 8. Persons who have filed a public interest litigation petition in the Madras High Court against the new Secretariat project coming up at Kotturpuram here should be directed to deposit a sum ``to indemnify the State'' if their plea ...
Provide free legal defence, Jayalalithaa tells Centre
CHENNAI, DEC. 8. The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today urged the Union Government to provide ``free legal defence'' service to two Tamil youths imprisoned in the Maldives on charges of rape and murder. In a letter to the External Affairs ...
MS, only pan-Indian musician, says Governor
CHENNAI, DEC. 8. A pictorial biography of the musical genius, M.S. Subbulakshmi, titled `Kunjamma ... Ode to a Nightingale' written by Lakshmi Viswanathan, was released today by the Governor, P.S. Ramamohan Rao. Handing over the first copy of ...
Call centre to become operational in couple of days
CHENNAI, DEC. 8. A call centre of Chennai Telephones, promising to be a single window response point for addressing queries of subscribers, is set to become operational in a couple of days. The facility, scheduled to go on stream over three ...
2 workers die in building collapse
CHENNAI, DEC. 8.Two construction labourers were killed and three others injured when an old building they were demolishing on Club House Road here collapsed this afternoon. Swamikannu (42) of Gramam village in Villupuram district and Mani (40) ...
Tigress yet to settle down, macaque ill
CHENNAI, DEC. 8.The tigress, Rani, at the Rescue and Rehablitation Centre at the Vandalur zoo, is yet to get accustomed to the new environs. Rani is one of the four animals brought to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur, on Saturday from ...
Farm policy in two weeks time: Namassivayam
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 8. The Pondicherry Agriculture Minister, A. Namassivayam, announced today that a perspective farm policy meeting the expectations of farmers and also to ensure agricultural development with suitable and need-based programmes ...
Tributes paid to Maran
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 8. The Union Minister of State for Textiles, Gingee N. Ramachandran, paid rich tributes to the late Union Minister, Murasoli Maran, at a condolence meeting here yesterday. Unveiling a portrait of Maran on the premises of the ...
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