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Govt. puts helmet rule in limbo
HYDERABADHYDERABAD, MAY 1.MAY 1. Helmets are out. At least for now. The State Government has decided not to insist on helmets. A high-level meeting was convened by the Home Minister, T. Devender Goud, today wherein the practical ...
Record 75 p.c. students pass SSC exam
HYDERABAD, MAY 1. For the third year in a row, the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination took an upswing with 75 per cent students passing the examination this year. The pass percentage in the last two years was 67.89 and ...
City boy tops SSC exam
HYDERABAD, MAY 1. G. Vijay Kumar, a student of Nalanda Vidya Bhavan, Vengalraonagar, Hyderabad, emerged on the top in the SSC examination this year scoring 585 marks. The son of a senior manager in NTPC Ramagundam, Vijay Kumar, however, is yet to ...
Status quo ordered on Rock Garden
HYDERABAD, MAY 1.A Division Bench of the AP High Court on Thursday directed the authorities to maintain status quo with regard to construction of Rock Garden near the Hussainsagar lake while permitting them to take up plantation of trees. The ...
Drilling of borewells in full swing
HYDERABAD, MAY 1. The place is filled with smoke and the incessant drone of the drilling machines numbs the mind. Borewells, the fountains of life for Hyderabadis this summer and a bane for groundwater experts, continue to be sunk everywhere. ...
MLA's 'move' to re-join Cong. opposed
BANGALORE, MAY 1. The reported re-entry into the Congress Legislature Party sought by the independent MLA, V. Somanna, triggered demonstrations in front of the Congress Bhavan here today by supporters and opponents of the same. Mr. Somanna, a ...
UNESCO team to visit Hampi
BELLARY, MAY 1. A two-member team of Unesco's World Heritage Committee, headed by its Deputy Director, Manja Yang, will visit Hampi and Anegundi for three days from Saturday. Ms. Yang, along with the architect, Paul Trowload, will arrive in ...
Poojary turns May Day into a major event
BANGALORE, MAY 1. After B. Janardhana Poojary became the President of the KPCC, functions to mark various occasions, which used to be dealt with as a routine affair till recently, are being held on a grand scale. After the observance of the ...
Irregularities detected in KIADB dealings
BANGALORE, MAY 1. The Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB), which has the responsibility of acquiring, developing, and allotting land for industrial purposes, has failed to allot 5,740 acres of prime land valued at Rs. 313 crore, ...
`Uncertainty on VAT will hit States'
THRISSUR, MAY 1.The vacillation of the Centre on the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) will seriously affect the financial stability of the States which have made their Budgetary estimates based on this new tax regime, the Kerala ...
Five more fast track courts to be set up this month
KOCHI, MAY 1.With the five more fast track courts expected to be operational within a month, the State will have as many as 27 such courts. The courts to be set up are in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam (two each) and in Alappuzha. A committee ...
Another strike seems inevitable: NGO Union
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 1. The 40th State conference of the Kerala NGO Union concluded here this afternoon with the declaration that the Government's negative stand on the employees' demands could make another strike inevitable. A resolution on ...
Century-old South Palace languishing
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 1. From the heights of glory to the dumps of neglect, the passage of time has dealt a deathblow to the majestic century-old South Palace at Sanghumukhom fronting the beach. Ever since it was retrieved from a lessee in 1997 ...
Juvenile Court declines to try youth
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 1.The Juvenile Court here has judged that a youth arrested by the Museum Police in 2001 December on various charges, including attempted murder, was above the age of 18 and hence could not be tried for his alleged offences ...
Computerised PUC deferred
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, May 1. Computerised pollution under control certificates (PUC), which were to be made mandatory for all classes of motor vehicles with effect from today, has been postponed indefinitely as confusion prevailed over the "legal ...
Summer showers bring relief
CHENNAI, MAY 1. Farmers and people in water-starved areas of Tamil Nadu, who were distraught at the forecast of "another bad monsoon year", heaved a sigh of relief as southern and interior parts experienced heavy summer showers in the last couple ...
U.S. grant to support project for AIDS patients
CHENNAI, MAY 1.Part of the $100-million grant-in-aid to India, allocated by the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria, will go towards funding a project to provide Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to persons with HIV/AIDS in Mumbai, Chennai and ...
No bid to muzzle Press, says Kalimuthu
MADURAI, MAY 1. The recent developments in the Tamil Nadu Assembly are not intended to muzzle the Press or the Opposition, the Speaker, K. Kalimuthu, has said. ``The Press is an inevitable part of the Assembly. It is free to express its views ...
Quarrying may worsen plight of delta tail-end ryots
NAGAPATTINAM, MAY 1. Farmers in Nagapattinam and Karaikal apprehend that indiscriminate sand mining in the upper reaches of the Cauvery will make things worse for agricultural operations. As the fate of farming in tail-end areas is decided by ...
All set for constabulary recruitment
CHENNAI, MAY 1. A large number of vacancies in the police constabulary will soon filled with physical measurement and efficiency tests for selection of 8,431 grade II men candidates commencing on May 12. The selection will be held at 14 ...
Residents to campaign for `cent per cent turnout'
CHENNAI, MAY 1. With the elected representatives and officials turning a blind eye to maintenance of the Virugambakkam canal for several years now, the local residents took a vow on Thursday to campaign for a `cent per cent voter turn out' in ...
No more permits for share autos
CHENNAI, MAY 1. The State Transport department has decided not to issue any more permit for share autorickshaws in the city, throwing up complex issues in meeting the transport demand here. A couple of years ago, the department on a trial basis ...
Why is sewerage project delayed, ask Ambattur DMK members
CHENNAI, MAY 1. The lack of progress of the underground sewerage project of the Ambattur municipality, for which residents have already paid Rs. four crores by way of deposit, continues to puzzle the councillors and the chairman of the ...
Budget Session: A show of camaraderie
PONDICHERRY, MAY 1. Camaraderie between the ruling Congress and the opposition block marked the budget session of the Pondicherry Assembly which adjourned sine die on Wednesday after transacting scheduled business for 22 days. The positive ...
Trade unions to observe bandh on May 21
PONDICHERRY, MAY 1. A Joint meeting of trade unions held here on Wednesday decided to observe bandh in Pondicherry on May 21 in response to a call for a nation-wide strike given by the trade unions on that day, to protest the policies of the ...
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