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Power tariff: Naidu flays Opposition
HYDERABAD, MARCH 26. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, has charged the Opposition, the left parties in particular, with persisting with a `venomous propaganda' about the hefty hike in power charges while the latest revision averaged only ...
Furore in Assembly over power tariff hike
The State Assembly on Tuesday witnessed a furore over the power tariff hike and an unprecedented scene of Congress members rushing to the well of the House and holding a big banner demanding an immediate rollback of the hike. As soon as the ...
Opposition seeks rollback
Opposition parties demanded in one voice in the Assembly on Tuesday immediate rollback of power tariff hike as consumers were already reeling under the burden of high charges. Criticising the A. P. Electricity Regulatory Commission's tariff ...
Budget conceals empty coffers: Sindhia
BANGALORE, MARCH 26. The State budget for 2002-2003 is cosmetic in nature and conceals the poor finances of the State, which did not have funds even to pay salaries of teachers under the Operation Blackboard programme, the JD(U) Floor Leader, ...
Water scarcity dominates Udupi ZP meeting
The issue of drinking water scarcity dominated the special meeting of the Udupi Zilla Panchayat on Tuesday. The panchayat President, A.K.Hegde, told the house that Rs.25 lakh from the salaries and office maintenance head, which was lying in ...
CPI(M), CPI play it safe on unity
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 26. Caution seemed to be the watchword as top leaders of the CPI(M) and CPI used the inaugural session of the 18th CPI Congress here today to address the vexed question of Left unity. The CPI general secretary, A. B. ...
No fresh taxes imposed in Kollam Corpn. budget
While no fresh taxes have been shown in the budget for 2002-2003 of the Kollam Corporation presented today, the budget makes an allocation of Rs. 15 lakhs for each of the 50 divisions for various developmental works. The budget presented by ...
`Democracy impossible without secularism'
K. N. Panicker, historian and Vice-Chancellor of the Sree Sankara University, has said that the biggest challenge to secularism in the country is communalisation of administration. Participating in a discussion on `Challenges to secularism in ...
BJP in no hurry to appease DMK
In no hurry to appease the DMK, the BJP national president, Jana Krishnamurthy, who arrived here today, said he had no plans to meet its chief, M. Karunanidhi, to bring about a rapprochement between the two parties. Two days after the DMK ...
EOs chasing students for spiritual classes
As the state-sponsored Sunday spiritual classes in 63 Hindu shrines drew just a handful of children on the inaugural day, the temple administration has been given a curious task now: chasing children for the next Sunday lessons. The executive ...
Indian cryogenic engine: Kalam hopeful
COIMBATORE, MARCH 26. India is hopeful of launching its third geo-synchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) with an indigenous cryogenic engine as the Indian Space Research Organisation was working on it, the former Principal Scientific Advisor ...
Four Guindy park employees suspended
CHENNAI, March 26. Wildlife officials have placed four permanent mazdoors in the Children's Park, Guindy, under suspension. They also recovered two pieces of sandalwood and hacksaw blades, used for cutting the tree, from Rajaji hall, a couple of ...
Promote key industries: Rajani Rai
Pondicherry March 26 The Pondicherry Lt.Governor, Rajani Rai has stressed the need to indentify the key industries having potential for growth and provide assistance to them during the Tenth Plan in view of the implementation of the Uniform Floor ...
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