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Pilgrims throng Tirumala for Brahmotsavam
TIRUMALA, SEPT. 28. THE FLOW OF Pilgrims into Tirumala is steadily increasing as the nine-day annual Brahmotsavam entered the second day today. A record number of one lakh pilgrims is expected on October, 1 for the `garuda seva' to have a glimpse ...
BJP questions TRS demand on Alamatti
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 28.The BJP has questioned the demand of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, to allow Karnataka to raise the height of the Alamatti dam and asked when the State has overdrawn its share of water ...
Film actor hurt in mishap
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 28. Popular film comedian artist Sunil and his driver were injured when the car in which they were returning to the city after shooting, skidded and overturned near Narketpalli in Nalgonda district on Sunday morning. They were ...
Auto stir talks fail
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 28. The strike by autorickshaw drivers in the twin cities entered third day with talks between the Road Transport Authority and representatives of Auto Drivers Joint Action Committee failing again on Sunday. Leaders of most of ...
Merger of Dal factions likely by October 1
BANGALORE, SEPT. 28. The merger of the Janata Dal (Secular) and the All-India Progressive Janata Dal (AIPJD) is expected to take place by October 1. This impression was conveyed here on Sunday by the President of the Janata Dal (S) State unit, ...
Krishna rules out Ministry expansion
BANGALORE, SEPT. 28. Perhaps for the first time, the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, has been categorical in ruling out any expansion of his Ministry which is completing four years in office next month. The rejection of the demand for inclusion of ...
Naidu has scant regard for courts, says PCC chief
NIZAMABAD, SEPT. 28.The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president, D.Srinivas, on Sunday charged the Chief Minister, N.Chandrababu Naidu, with ignoring the strictures passed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court with regard to the allegations ...
Man tries to sell daughter
NIZAMABAD, SEPT. 28. A 12-year-old girl, Umalatha, who escaped from the clutches of her father who allegedly tried to sell her, and ended up begging at the Nizamabad bus station, was rescued by the District Primary Education Project officials and ...
A.P. to consider plea on bridges
GULBARGA, SEPT. 28. The Andhra Pradesh Government has agreed to consider the request of the State to revise the estimates for the construction of two bridges near Chillargi and Kandagol in Bidar district which have been affected by the backwaters ...
Mayor in a hurry to get major projects approved?
BANGALORE, SEPT. 28. With only a month left for his term to end, the Mayor, C.M. Nagaraj, appears to have become active. In an unprecedented move, the agenda for the next Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) Council meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, ...
Errors shock candidates
BANGALORE, SEPT. 28. Twenty out of 100 objective type questions have wrongly printed answer choices, accounting for 20 per cent of the marks in the English Language paper of the Combined Competitive Examination for recruitment of high school ...
Cong. leaders assaulted
KANNUR, SEPT. 27.Two Congress leaders, including the former Minister, K.P. Nooruddin, were allegedly manhandled today by CPI(M) workers at Edayannur under the Mattannur police station limits here following a protest demonstration by CPI(M) ...
By-poll: political parties on their toes
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 28. Political parties are on their toes as counting of the votes in the Ernakulam by-election begins on Monday morning. The election accentuated inner party squabbles in the Congress, BJP and, to some extent, the ...
SIT probe exposes abkari racket
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 28.The City Police Commissioner's Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Pappanamcode spirit case has uncovered how lawbreakers in the abkari trade rake in huge profits by retailing illicit spirit disguised as ...
World Heart Day focusses on women
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 28. The observance of World Heart Day on Sunday with a focus on women and heart disease has recommended a mix of healthy lifestyle, food habits and exercise to bring down the risk of cardio-vascular diseases among ...
Help for Benson and Bency
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 28.The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sushma Swaraj, today announced that the public sector unit, Hindustan Latex, would meet the treatment expenses for the HIV-infected siblings, Bency (8) and Benson (6), ...
Create your international brand: Jaitley
COIMBATORE, SEPT. 28.The Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Arun Jaitley, today called upon exporters to develop a generic brand for the international market to eliminate the huge difference in cost caused by overseas branding, and asked ...
Governor hails Rajasthanis' contribution to economy
CHENNAI, SEP. 28.Commending the signal contribution made by the Rajasthani community to the sociocultural life in Tamil Nadu, the Governor, P.S. Ramamohan Rao, today underscored the role the community played in the economic reconstruction of ...
TNEB engineers moot corpus fund
CHENNAI, SEPT. 28.The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Engineers Sangam has mooted the idea of a corpus fund for meeting the terminal benefit commitment to retiring employees. This security can be guaranteed and governed by the State Government and ...
Ancient oil press discovered at Kadamabur Hills
TIRUCHI, SEPT. 28. Three ancient oil press (``chekku'') and inscriptions, belonging to the ninth and tenth centuries, have been discovered at Kadambar Hills near Narthamalai in Pudukottai district by research scholars of the M. Rajamanikkanar ...
`Govts. must facilitate faster road development'
CHENNAI, SEPT. 28.The Asian Development Bank, whose interventions in the transport sector are focussed on improving connectivity, wants measures aimed at enhancing safety standards and environment protection as cornerstones of road development ...
Kaikalathur Dalits enter village temple
PERAMBALUR, SEPT.28.For the first time in the past few centuries, Dalits of Kaikalathur and surrounding hamlets in Perambalur district, entered into the Kasi Viswanathar temple in the village on Sunday, following a peace committee meeting held ...
Sethu project: deepening of Tuticorin harbour to start soon
TUTICORIN, SEPT. 28. Having completed two rounds of meetings, gathering public opinion, at Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin on the implementation of the `Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project', the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, ...
27-year-old tree saved from development axe
CHENNAI, SEPT. 28. The first casualty whenever independent houses are sold to flat promoters, especially in the city, is tree. Repeated attempts by the Forest department and the Chennai Corporation to stop cutting of trees has proved ...
Burglars strike at Choolaimedu, Palavakkam houses
CHENNAI, SEPT. 28. Over 100 sovereigns of gold jewellery were stolen in two break-ins in different parts of the city over the last 48 hours. Burglars broke into a locked apartment in the densely populated Choolaimedu area reportedly on Friday ...
Cycling for a martyr statue
CHENNAI, SEPT. 28. Rahees Siddique (35), seeks to accomplish what five films have failed to do: turn the spotlight on Shaheed Bhagat Singh's life and his ideology. A tea stall owner from Jaoloan district, Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Siddique has cycled ...
High Court refuses to quash notice to Madras Medical Mission panel
CHENNAI, SEPT. 28.The Madras High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of two key provisions of the Societies Registration Act providing for appointment of special officers in the event of mismanagement of Societies. A Division Bench ...
"ASI will carry out excavation at Arikamedu"
Pondicherry Sept. 28. The Education and Tourism Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, has said a team of experts from the Archaeological Survey of India will camp at the historic Arikamedu site, near here, in the next two weeks to carry out excavation ...
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