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`Oust TDP' is Congress agenda
HYDERABAD, DEC. 2.The All-India Congress Committee (AICC) has set a single-point agenda for the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) of ousting the Telugu Desam from power in the coming Assembly elections. "The misrule of N. Chandrababu Naidu ...
Tourism Dept. to build on `Incredible India'
HYDERABAD, DEC. 2. The recently-launched aggressive marketing campaign globally with the tag line "Incredible India", for positioning and branding India, has been doing well and the Tourism Department would build on it, focussing on US and ...
Virtual classroom to make learning a joy
HYDERABAD, DEC. 2.The burden of books and lack of individual attention in the classrooms would be a thing of the past, if the schools and colleges adopt new software launched by young software professional, Mohd. Javed. Making optimal use of ...
QQSUDA contractors press the panic button
HYDERABAD, DEC. 2. The Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (QQSUDA) appears to have bitten off more than it could chew. It is under tremendous pressure from contractors to cough up money for works already done. The QQSUDA owes a whopping ...
Telgi was allowed to operate from jail
BANGALORE, DEC. 2. The investigation in the multicrore stamp paper racket has entered a crucial phase with the Stamp Paper Investigation Team (STAMPIT) obtaining clues about the involvement of some jail officials. Documents available and ...
Tax on Captive Power: Decision unlikely before June
BANGALORE, DEC. 2. The Government prefers to wait till June next to discuss the demand of the industry for abolition of the 50 paise per unit tax on power generated by captive units. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, reportedly indicated this ...
Taxpayers pool funds, repair road
BANGALORE, DEC. 2. About 800 families living in apartment blocks and individual houses at Pai Layout in Krishnarajapuram believed that their problem would be solved when the CMC elections were held four months ago. But their hopes were dashed ...
Online lottery claims life of Govt. employee
BANGALORE, DEC. 2.A 30-year-old man who was reportedly addicted to online lottery and had lost large sum on it .allegedly committed suicide by hanging .at his house in Mahalakshmi Layout on Monday night. Police gave the name of the man as H.V. ...
IT directory launched
BANGALORE, DEC. 2. The third edition of Karnataka IT Info.com Directory and CD has been launched by City Info Services, database specialists. The directory project received support from the State Government's Information Technology and ...
UDF allies want to be heard
NEW DELHI, DEC. 2. The Congress high command's effort to address the prolonged crisis within its Kerala unit and the coalition government in the State will in all likelihood involve a detailed round of discussions with each of the constituents of ...
Tight security at Sabarimala
PATHANAMTHITTA, DEC. 2. The police have made elaborate arrangements to ensure tight security at Sabarimala from December 5 to 7 in view of the reported State-wide `black day' call given by certain organisations on December 6, the day the Babri ...
KSEB streamlines complaints system
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 2. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is initiating steps to streamline the existing facility in Thiruvananthapuram for speedy rectification of power supply disruptions. Seven `mobile maintenance squads' were ...
Killing of stray dogs to resume soon
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 2. The stay issued by the High Court on the earlier Government order banning the killing of stray dogs has been welcomed by the city Corporation, even as animal rights activists have expressed their unhappiness over the ...
New look operation theatre at MCH
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 2. The `B' operation theatre, which has undergone refurbishment at an estimated cost of Rs.1 crore, will be formally opened as a state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday. The Health Minister, P. Sankaran, will formally ...
Saharya panel to consider Tamil Nadu objections today
NEW DELHI, DEC. 2. The Central Review Committee on the Prevention of Terrorism Act, headed by Justice A.B. Saharya, is meeting tomorrow to consider the objections raised by the Tamil Nadu Government to the panel's jurisdiction to go into cases ...
Ordinance a challenge to State power: PIL
CHENNAI, DEC. 2.An advocate has challenged the recent Central Government Ordinance conferring more powers on the State and Central Prevention of Terrorism Act Review Committees to pass orders on complaints from persons detained under the ...
Nominate replacement for Maran: Vajpayee
CHENNAI, DEC. 2.The BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, today called on the DMK chief, M. Karunanidhi, at his Gopalapuram residence here and requested him to nominate a party MP to the Union Cabinet for filling the slot of the late Murasoli ...
32 fishermen released, a few others detained
RAMANATHAPURAM, DEC. 2. The relief at the return of 32 missing fishermen, abducted on Sunday, from Sri Lanka today turned out to be short-lived, as reports came in of the detention of more fishermen, who allegedly cross the international boundary ...
Rural cooperatives may turn the corner
CHENNAI, DEC. 2. The task of selling Indian-Made Foreign Liquor in rural areas is likely to make many rural cooperative societies turn the corner. A number of societies in rural areas are currently incurring losses, as their operating expense ...
Security alert in southern districts
MADURAI, DEC. 2. A security alert has been sounded in southern districts in view of the Babri Masjid demolition anniversary on December 6. Armed police personnel have been deployed at vital installations and sensitive pockets, including railway ...
Security checks under way in public places
CHENNAI, DEC. 2. Security agencies have begun their checks at railway stations, airports and places of public conglomeration in the city in view of the Babri Masjid demolition anniversary on December 6. While the `usual security drills' were ...
`Put up display boards with full details'
CHENNAI, DEC. 2. The sudden hike in parking fee in the city has evoked mixed reactions. While some residents are unconcerned, a section of traders has demanded a rollback. The Chennai Corporation move has also raised questions on facilities, ...
`DTH will ensure transparency'
CHENNAI, DEC. 2. Direct-to-home (DTH) service provider, DishTV, has signed up about 30 dealers in the city and 100 all over the state. More appointments are in progress, a company spokesman said today. DishTV, run by the New Era Entertainment ...
Govt. seeks Central aid for reviving Guindy industrial units
CHENNAI, DEC. 2.The Tamil Nadu Government has forwarded a Rs. 10.26-crore proposal seeking financial assistance from the Centre under the Integrated Improvement Development Scheme for revival of sick units on the Guindy Industrial Estate here, ...
TN Governor holds talks with Rangasamy
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 2. The Tamil Nadu Governor, Ramamohan Rao, who is holding additional charge of Administrator of the Union Territory of Pondicherry since November 3, held discussions with the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, and the officials here ...
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