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Anti-incumbency factor will not work in Andhra Pradesh: CM
HYDERABAD, DEC. 9.The Telugu Desam Party president, N. Chandrababu Naidu, said today that the anti-incumbency factor which led to the defeat of the Congress Governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh would not affect the electoral ...
Ornaments, cash stolen after killing old man
VIJAYAWADA, DEC. 9. Five persons broke into a house near the ICICI bank on the busy Bandar Road here and decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakhs and Rs. 2 lakhs in cash after killing the landlord, N. Ramamohana Rao, in the wee hours of ...
Telangana leg of Congress bus yatra from today
HYDERABAD, DEC. 9. The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee's `Praja Hita Yatra' is all set to begin in Telangana on Wednesday at Bhongir in Nalgonda district. The yatra had already covered, in two phases, coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions ...
Clues point to deliberate disruption of power supply
HYDERABAD, DEC. 9. Was disruption in power supply during the communal clashes in the old city accidental or intentional? With forensic experts reportedly stumbling upon evidence about deliberate damaging of transformers by miscreants, a serious ...
Wakf Board chief visits riot-hit areas
HYDERABAD, DEC. 9.Wakf Board chairman, Mohd. Saleem, visited the riot hit areas of the old city on Tuesday and consoled the affected persons. He went round Shalibanda, Aliyabad, Talabkatta and Nasheman Nagar and listened to the complaints of the ...
Plan to give farmers power subsidy in cash
BANGALORE, DEC. 9. The State Government plans to give farmers direct subsidy in cash for power consumed by their irrigation pump-sets, but will do so only after metering all irrigation pump-sets, the Urban Development Minister, D.K. Shivakumar, ...
Two killed, four injured in group clash in Athani taluk
BELGAUM, DEC. 9. Two persons were killed and four others injured in a clash between two groups, one owing allegiance to the Congress and the other to the All-India Progressive Janata Dal (AIPJD), in Madbhavi of Athani taluk today. The Deputy ...
Lawyers decry powers of Lok Adalats
BANGALORE, DEC. 9. Several lawyers staged a demonstration at the City Civil Courts Complex on Tuesday in protest against what they termed the far-reaching powers given to the permanent Lok Adalats under an amendment to the Legal Services ...
UDF partners to discuss crisis in Congress
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 9.The UDF constituents other than the Congress will hold consultations among themselves in the coming days to give shape to their stand on the infighting in the Congress and the consequent problems. The Congress high ...
KSEB seeks policy shift on naphtha price
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 9. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) feels that only the Central Government can remove some of the hurdles in its path to effecting a recovery. The amount being spent on power purchase is the heaviest item in ...
Unauthorised structures at Palayam demolished
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 9. The City Corporation today revived the drive against unauthorised construction and encroachments on public property and evicted six makeshift stalls and extensions from the Palayam area. Corporation officials aided ...
Nine work schemes approved for Kumbalanghi
KOCHI, DEC. 9.Nine projects were approved today at a review meeting for the Rs. 1.5-crore Kumbalanghi model village project, taken up by the Department of Tourism. The meeting, presided over by the Minister for Tourism and Fisheries, K.V. ...
Goshree bridges construction enters final phase
KOCHI, DEC. 9.Work on the trio of Goshree bridges entered the final phase today with the first box girder for the third bridge linking Vallarpadam and Vypeen islands being placed successfully this afternoon. The occasion was marked by a ...
Maharaja's College: PTA meeting today
KOCHI, DEC. 9.A meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) of the Maharaja's College will be held tomorrow to discuss measures to restore peace on the campus. The college was closed after a clash between students belonging to the SFI ...
Chief Minister condoles deaths
KOCHI, DEC. 9.The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, has condoled the death of Cdr. P K Sivasankaran, his wife and three relatives in the accident at Aluva were their car rammed into a fuel tanker. The Naval Provost Marshall (head of the Naval ...
Airport arrests expose 'nexus'
CHENNAI, DEC. 9. Chennai airport immigration authorities appear to have netted big fish with the arrest of two passengers, one of them with suspected ``ISI (Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence) links,'' who tried to flee the country. A ...
Jayalalithaa regime assailed for `repression'
CHENNAI, DEC. 9. The 11th conference of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today condemned the Tamil Nadu Government for its ``continuous attacks on the livelihood and labour rights of the people.'' A resolution adopted at the conference ...
Advocates stage dharna, take out rally
CHENNAI, DEC. 9. As part of a State-wide protest, advocates staged a dharna and took out a rally in the Madras High Court today, in response to a call by the Bar Council of India to protest the Justice V.S. Malimath Committee recommendations on ...
Chief Secretary apologises in apex court
NEW DELHI, DEC. 9. The Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, Lakshmi Pranesh, today appeared in person before the Supreme Court and tendered an apology for lapses in filing the State's response to implementation of a 1991 court order directing inclusion of ...
Israeli national found murdered aboard ship
CHENNAI, DEC. 9. Seven passengers and two crewmembers of M.V. Nancowry, a passenger ship plying between Port Blair and Chennai, were detained by the City Police today as suspects in the murder of an Israeli passenger. It was a dramatic ...
`Vani Kalasudhakara' for five artistes
CHENNAI, DEC. 9. Five cultural exponents - S. Sowmya (Carnatic vocal), M. Narmada (violin), K.R. Ganesh (mridangam) Urmila Sathyanarayanan (Bharatanatyam) and S.Ve. Shekher (drama) were today conferred ``Vani Kalasudhakara'' by violin maestro ...
Hindu Higher Secondary School gearing for 150th year celebrations
CHENNAI, DEC. 9. The Hindu Higher Secondary School has seen thousands of students pass out of its portals, and will see more. The souvenirs, released during the school's centenary and post-centenary silver jubilee celebrations, are replete with ...
Pondy Cong. celebrates Sonia birthday
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 9. Distribution of food packets to the poor, motorcycle rally and blood donation marked the celebration of the birthday of the All India Congress Committee president, Sonia Gandhi, by the Pondicherry unit of the party today. ...
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