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Rain continues, toll mounts to 16
HYDERABAD, OCT. 23. The toll in the heavy rain went up to 16 today with 11 more casualties reported from different districts, even as the low-pressure area moved inland. Of the casualties, four were from Nellore, three from Nalgonda, two from ...
TTD revamping security
TIRUMALA, OCT.23. In the aftermath of the attempt on the life of the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on the Tirumala ghat road, the TTD is all set to make radical changes in its security set-up. The first change was evident with the ...
YSR unveils `welfare package' for weavers
SIRIPURAM (NALGONDA DT.), OCT. 23. Ridiculing the lopsided priorities of the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Congress Legislature Party leader, Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy, unveiled a package to be implemented in the event of the Congress ...
Live telecast of Games
HYDERABAD, OCT. 23. Doordarshan has made elaborate arrangements for coverage of the Afro-Asian Games beginning from tomorrow, including live telecast of the opening and closing ceremonies. According to a DD press release here, the opening ...
Cross-cultural fare lined up for Afro-Asian Games
HYDERABAD, OCT. 23. As the first ever Afro-Asian Games get under way on Friday with what is billed as a breathtaking opening ceremony at the main venue, Gachibowli, the city is all prepared to showcase its tourist spots and present a rich ...
What if mobiles are not sold, they get stolen from Monda market!
HYDERABAD, OCT. 23. The vegetable market is as usual choked. Mounds of fresh stocks and haggling customers and vendors are a common sight as also the bovines trying to weave their way in. Along with the men and women of all ages at the market, ...
Museum showcases Diwali, Games spirit
HYDERABAD, OCT. 23. Two exhibitions, coinciding with Diwali and the Afro-Asian Games, were inaugurated by the Mayor, Teegala Krishna Reddy, at Salar Jung Museum here on Thursday. The special exhibition on the festival of lights has art ...
Four killed in train accident near Mysore
MYSORE, OCT. 23. Four bogies of the Mysore-Bangalore Passenger overturned on Thursday near Palahalli, about nine km from here, killing four women and injuring 40. The dead, all from Mysore and travelling in the ladies' compartment, were ...
`Before we realised it, the coach went off the track'
MYSORE, OCT. 23. "We were coursing smoothly until the train suddenly began vibrating. Before we realised what was happening, the coach went off the track and we went tumbling down," said 48-year-old Shivaramu who was travelling in the ...
Gauge conversion project pact signed
BANGALORE, OCT. 23. The Government and the Railway Board on Thursday signed a shareholders' agreement of the Hassan-Mangalore Rail Development Company for the Rs. 185-crore Hassan Mangalore gauge conversion project. As much as 142 km of rail line ...
`Please take care of my children'
MYSORE, OCT. 23. "Please take care of my children" were the last words of 35-year-old Manjula, who died in the train accident at Palahalli near here this morning. After she was extricated from the mangled remains of the ladies' compartment of ...
Rlys. to hold inquiry on Oct. 27, 28
BANGALORE, OCT. 23. The Commissioner of Railway Safety (Southern Circle), Pranab Kumar Sen, will hold a statutory inquiry into the derailment of the Bangalore-Mysore Passenger train, on October 27 and 28 in Mysore. People who want to provide ...
Govt. will protect Tataguni Estate: Krishna
BANGALORE, OCT. 23. The State Government is committed to protecting and developing the Tataguni Estate where the renowned artist, late Svetoslav Roerich, and his actress-wife, late Devika Rani, lived, as a mark of respect to the world of art and ...
Girl dies in accident; mob sets afire lorry
BANGALORE, OCT. 23. A six-year-old girl was killed when a lorry dashed against the scooter on which she was riding pillion with her father at Mathikere on Thursday. Police said that while Trishal died in the accident, her father, Venugopal, and ...
LDF to meet CM on Speaker's removal
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 23. The LDF leadership has decided to call on the Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, on October 30 to request that an urgent session of the Assembly to be convened to take up the Opposition motion seeking the removal of the ...
Project on earthquake
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 23.A project for urban earthquake vulnerability reduction (UEVR) will be carried out in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode along with 38 other cities. The Revenue Minister, K. M. Mani, told presspersons here today ...
South Palace to get a facelift
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 23. The century-old South Palace at Sankhumukhom is set to receive a new lease of life with the City Corporation clearing the decks for a project to restore the building to its original glory. The renovation, estimated ...
Anayara market to start functioning on Nov. 4
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 23.The commercial operations of the agricultural market set up with the financial assistance of the European Union at Anayara, near here, would start functioning on November 4. This was decided at a high-level meeting ...
Murder of Siva Sena worker: one held
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 23. The Kazhakoottam police have arrested a 28-year-old youth in connection with the murder of Prasad, a Siva Sena worker, at Pallipuram on September 15 night. The accused was identified as Ansar, a resident of ...
HC partially restores terminal benefits for govt. employees
CHENNAI, OCT. 23.The Madras High Court today struck down as arbitrary and irrational two of the four controversial Government Orders, which sought to curtail pension benefits of thousands of government employees, who retired after March 30, ...
Foundation for new Secretariat on Oct. 30
CHENNAI, OCT. 23.While preparations are on at a hectic pace for planning several aspects of the new Secretariat complex coming up in south Chennai, the Government has fixed October 30 for formally laying the foundation stone. A vacant land ...
Primary Classes: Single textbook for all subjects mooted
CHENNAI, OCT. 23.A single textbook containing syllabus of all subjects for entire term is an experiment to be tried out in matriculation schools from the next academic year. For the subsequent terms also, students will need to carry only ...
POTA panel seeks TN comments on English version of Vaiko's speech
NEW DELHI, OCT. 23. Even as Tamil Nadu has sought more time for furnishing complete details of all cases registered under the Prevention of Terrorism Act to the Central Review Committee, the panel chairman, Arun B. Saharya, has sought comments ...
Police working on all angles to track down culprits
TIRUCHI, OCT. 21. The Tiruchi police are trying to pick up vital leads to solve the mystery behind the attack yesterday at Srirangam on a medical distributor who happens to be the son-in-law of A. Raman, the newly-appointed one man commission to ...
Esplanade police seize 6 kg of dead sea horses
CHENNAI, OCT. 23. The Esplanade police on Wednesday seized six kg of dead sea horses meant to be smuggled to Southeast Asian countries. They arrested two persons. The seizure was effected during a check conducted by the police personnel in a ...
Brisk sale of banned cracker varieties
CHENNAI, OCT. 23. Some of the popular varieties of crackers, the production of which was recently banned by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, are all on sale in the city be it T.Nagar or the more congested N.S.C. Bose Road at Flower ...
'Centre, State must enhance support for tourism industry'
CHENNAI, OCT. 23. The 2003 Chennai World Tourism Professional Congress will certainly improve tourist arrivals in South India, but the Central and State Governments must step up their support for the tourism industry, the president of SKAL ...
'Private units must reserve 60 p.c. of jobs for locals'
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 23. Private industrial units in Pondicherry have been asked to earmark 60 per cent of the jobs in their company for the locals and the Labour Department would ensure this at the time of renewal of licences for the units in the ...
Hike in dearness allowance for retired civic employees
PONDICHERRY, OCT. 23. The dearness allowance for retired employees of municipalities and commune panchayats of Pondicherry has been raised to 59 per cent from 55 retrospectively from July this year. Stating this in a communication here today, ...
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