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TDP politburo silent on early poll
HYDERABAD, OCT. 20.The huge expectations among the TDP cadre over the possibility of the party's politburo giving some direction on advancing the Assembly elections was belied today. Neither in the politburo nor in the TDP's State executive ...
`Puli Raja' campaign changes gear
VISAKHAPATNAM, OCT. 20. Changing gears in the AIDS awareness campaign, the Population Services International (PSI) has embarked on `Be faithful' advertisement campaign as a follow-up to its ``Puli Raja ki AIDS vastunda.'' The PSI Programme ...
Baby swapping case: Lok Ayukta suggests DNA test
HYDERABAD, OCT. 20. Taking notice of the alleged baby swap incident at the Government Maternity Hospital at Koti on Sunday, the Lok Ayukta, R. Ramanujam, has directed the hospital Superintendent, K. Swarajyalakshmi, to take up three measures to ...
Breakthrough in fake Intermediate memos case?
HYDERABAD, OCT. 20.The Begumbazar police have reportedly stumbled upon incriminating evidence against three contract employees of the Board of Intermediate Education in the `bogus ready reference intermediate course memos' case. Sources said ...
ATM looting: police looking into combination lock theory
HYDERABAD, OCT. 20. The possibility of opening a `combination lock' even if the code number is not known is being probed by the Narayanaguda police as part of the ongoing investigation into the Rs. 4.5-lakh cash looting from the ATM centre of ...
Photos for voter ID cards
HYDERABAD, OCT. 20. The District Election Officer and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, Chitra Ramachandran, has said it was proposed to take up photography of electors in some centres of 210 - Khairatabad Assembly constituency, ...
Govt. to scrutinise again files on financial aid
BANGALORE, OCT. 20. The Government has decided to scrutinise again all the files pertaining to financial assistance extended by the Directorate of Kannada and Culture to various cultural organisations during 2002-03 and 2003-04. The decision ...
Govt. to introduce flexible hours of work for staff
BANGALORE, OCT. 20.The State Government will soon introduce flexible working hours for government employees up to the level of Under Secretary. Speaking at the regional workshop on `e-governance' organised by the Department of Administrative ...
Antony meets Sonia, seeks 'corrective steps'
NEW DELHI, OCT. 20. The beleaguered Kerala Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, met the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, here this morning to apprise her about the prevailing situation within the party and the Government in the State, and is understood ...
CBI finds no evidence against former Ministers, AG
KOCHI, OCT. 20.The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has found no substance in the allegations that valuable trees in the Periya forest in Wayanad district had been felled in collusion with the former Revenue Minister, K.E. Ismail, the former ...
Govt. cannot dodge notice for removal of Speaker
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 20.The notice for removal of the Speaker, Vakkom Purushothaman, is something that the Government cannot easily dodge -- both legally and politically. There is no Constitutional or legal provision that makes the notice ...
Centre to transfer 7,693 hectares of forest land
NEW DELHI, OCT. 20. The Centre today agreed to transfer 7,693 hectares of forestland for redistribution among landless tribals in Kerala once the State Government issued a notification declaring the proposed compensatory afforestation area as a ...
State capital not included in NHDP
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 20.Even as the State Government is going ahead with the capital region development projects, Thiruvananthapuram has not found a place in the National Highway Development Project (NHDP) drawn up by the Central Government ...
Thycaud crematorium to be renovated
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 20. The cremation ground at Thycaud here is set for a major facelift with the City Corporation embarking on a project to improve the existing facilities and beautify the premises. The draft proposal, which was ...
Temporary venue for police memorial
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 20. A temporary police memorial in bronze has been set up at the `Nalukal' mandapam on the slopes of the Observatory Hills here for the solemn function on Tuesday to commemorate those police personnel who laid down their ...
A spout of surprise
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 20.It was a tranquil sunset at the Kovalam beach here on Sunday until a `spout' of water sprang a surprise for those on the beach. Around 5-45 p.m. a quantity of water shot up from the sea and whirled its way ...
After swearing-in, Dalit chief decides to quit
MADURAI, OCT. 20. The wheel has come full circle at Pappapatti, with the newly-elected Dalit panchayat president, K. Azhagar, deciding to quit the post on "health grounds", hardly a minute after he was sworn in this morning. However, officers, ...
Chennai, Coimbatore to be made venues for global conventions
CHENNAI, OCT. 20. A seven-point action plan, envisaging Chennai and Coimbatore as destinations for international conventions and exhibitions, was unveiled by the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today. She also announced plans for development of ...
Moderate rain in State
CHENNAI, OCT. 20.Most places in the State received moderate rain on Sunday night and early hours of Monday. During the 24-hour-period ended at 8-30 a.m. today, Tambaram recorded the highest 11 cm; Needamangalam 9; Kancheepuram 8; Erode ...
HC declares pharmacy council elections null and void
CHENNAI, OCT. 20. An election for vacancies in the Pharmacy Council of Tamil Nadu, held in November 2001, has been declared null and void by the Madras High Court. Justice F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla quashed the elections after allowing a writ ...
Lambs fall prey to panther at abattoir
UDHAGAMANDALAM, OCT. 20. Ten lambs penned in the Municipal Slaughter House at Kandhal, near here, were preyed upon a panther last night. About 130 lambs had been brought from Mettupalayam, Dharapuramand Palladam by traders and kept at the ...
DMK councillors evicted en masse
CHENNAI, OCT. 20. Members of the DMK were evicted en masse from the Chennai Corporation Council, on the instructions of the Deputy Mayor, `Karate' R.Thiagarajan, today. The watch and ward staff physically carried away some of the councillors, ...
`Sulabh' may cause financial outgo for Chennai Telephones
CHENNAI, OCT. 20. The new basic telephony offering, `Sulabh', does not necessarily translate into convenience, as many subscribers of Chennai Telephones discovered today when they sought to convert their existing connection to the new ...
Fake currency note racket busted
CHENNAI, OCT. 20. The city police today said they had busted a gang dealing in counterfeit currency at Triplicane. Four persons have been arrested and the police recovered fake currency notes in the denominations of 500, 100 and 50 with a face ...
CMDA to do soil tests at Secretariat site
CHENNAI, OCT. 20. As the next step in the construction of a new Secretariat complex here, the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority proposes to conduct soil tests at the 43.20-acre Kotturpuram site. The tests will help the CMDA, project ...
Experts team to study Pallikaranai swamp
CHENNAI, OCT. 20. A team of experts constituted by the Union Environment Ministry will tomorrow visit the Pallikaranai swamp here, assess the situation and report back to it. The Ministry's decision follows reports of discharge of sewage into ...
Yoga to be made compulsory in schools
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 20. Yoga will be made compulsory in Pondicherry schools, according to the Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan. Addressing reporters after a meeting with officials of the Directorate of Education today, Mr. ...
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