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Andhra Pradesh
BJP yet to decide on Telangana: Venkaiah Naidu
HYDERABAD, DEC. 13.As a separate Telangana state threatens to emerge a major issue in the coming elections to the Assembly, the BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, declared here on Saturday that the party ``had not taken any decision'' so ...
Depression over Bay
HYDERABAD, DEC. 13. The depression over south-east Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression and lay this morning about 900 km south-east off Chennai. The State Met Office director, C. V. V. Bhadram, said the depression was likely to ...
Seer to donate golden crown
TIRUMALA, DEC. 13. The Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswati, expressed willingness to donate a `golden crown' (kireetam) to the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara, Tirumala.The Acharya, who visited the temple town last week, expressed ...
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  • Hospitals hit by strike
  • CPI(M) seeks `impartial' probe into role of Naidu
  • Shiv Shankar seeks more seats for backward classes
  • Rs.25-lakh illegal assets unearthed from fitter's house
  • 390 voters under one roof!
  • Golden Quadrilateral project extended
  • `Congress alone can achieve Telangana'
  • Azad asks Naidu to quit first
  • CPI(M) seeks `impartial' probe into role of Naidu

    Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad
    Naidu nominated to Inter-State Council
    HYDERABAD, DEC.13. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, has been nominated vice-chairman of a sub-committee of the Inter-State Council on good governance. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, heads the council. The sub-committee will ...
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  • Breast cancer helpline launched
  • Austria offers Rs. 4,400-cr loan for three Godavari projects
  • TRS joins the `quit-Naidu' chorus
  • Probe ordered into `bogus voters'

    Reshuffle may cause unrest in Karnataka Congress
    BANGALORE, DEC. 13. The Ministry reshuffle undertaken by the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, on Friday is likely to cause unrest in the Congress because of the perceived shoddy treatment meted out to the senior Minister, H.K. Patil, who has been ...
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  • 15,000 Ashraya sites to be distributed
  • Broadgauge line to be ready up to Bagalkot by April
  • Literary meet on January 4, 5
  • Admissions: State to seek Central law
  • Patil's portfolio change a mystery
  • Togadia for temples at Kashi, Mathura too
  • No compromise on Ramjanmabhoomi, says seer
  • 30 selected for Nataka Academy award

    Managements moot new admission scheme
    BANGALORE, DEC. 13. The Consortium of Medical, Dental, and Engineering Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) has offered to conduct entrance tests for admissions next year. The offer has been made because the Government is yet to form regulatory ...
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  • `Haj pilgrims put to inconvenience'
  • Seminar on globalisation
  • Indonesian team coming
  • President of Yuva Janata Party
  • Mizoram seeks to boost service industry
  • New portfolios of Ministers

    Sena march turns violent on way to Sabarimala
    PATHANAMTHITTA, DEC. 13.At least 15 persons, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police and four constables, were injured when the police resorted to a lathicharge to disperse an unruly mob of Shiv Sena activists from different parts of the ...
    High command refutes Karunakaran's claim
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 13.Even as the senior leader, K. Karunakaran, claims that he has secured an assurance from the Congress high command that the Kerala Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, would be replaced, the central leadership of the party today denied ...
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  • Dam Safety Authority soon
  • Five houses damaged in attacks
  • `Investors may flock to equity market'
  • Murali sets a deadline
  • Kit to empower citizens launched

    High command is convinced: `I' group
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 13. The spokesman of the Karunakaran faction in the State unit of the Congress, Rajmohan Unnithan, said here on Saturday that the senior Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, and the KPCC president, K. Muraleedharan, had been ...
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  • Three CPI(M) activists held
  • Fight globalisation with novel themes: Moussa
  • We are against changes in lease law: CPI
  • No validity for motion against Chair: Speaker

    Tamil Nadu
    Unaided arts colleges not efficient: study
    CHENNAI, DEC.13.Self-financing arts and science colleges in Tamil Nadu which have grown in number and strength in the past five years are not "academically efficient", an official study shows. The average "academic efficiency" (the number of ...
    Polio case detected, alert in southern districts
    MADURAI, DEC. 13. The first polio attack in recent years has been reported here with a two-year-old boy testing positive for Acute Flaccid Paralysis. The Health department has sounded an alert in southern districts and steps have been taken to ...
    Government opposition betrays vested interest: counsel
    CHENNAI, DEC. 13.The State Government, which invoked the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) against the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader, Vaiko, has a vested interest in opposing his request to participate in ...
    5 girls beaten up for talking to boys, PT teacher arrested
    VILLUPURAM, DEC. 13. Five girl students of the Danish Mission School at Santhapet in Thirukkovilur near here were beaten up by the physical training teacher yesterday. They were taken to the Villupuram Government Hospital today. The teacher, ...
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  • Training for entrepreneurs soon
  • National honour sought for clean village
  • Thanjavur paddy processing centre to be upgraded
  • Ramanujan's house gets a facelift for Kalam visit
  • MoU on research projects signed
  • Ramadoss urges Government to lift ban on recruitment
  • Padayatra to protect rights to Cauvery water
  • Jayalalithaa seeks immediate relief for youth stranded in Malaysia
  • Karunanidhi, Vasan condole Ramamurthi's death
  • Another threat to blow up Tindivanam rail station

    Tamil Nadu-Chennai
    Over 300 huts gutted in Pudupet slum colony
    CHENNAI, DEC. 13. Hundreds of persons were left homeless after a fire broke out in a slum colony abutting the Cooum river at Pudupet this evening. Local residents, especially youth, helped the Fire Service and Rescue personnel contain the ...
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  • 4 held for selling illicit arrack
  • Youth's death sparks tension

    Half-early examinations postponed in Govt. schools
    PONDICHERRY, DEC. 13. With a virtual battle of wits gripping the Directorate of Printing and Stationery and the Directorate of Education on getting ready the question papers for the half yearly examinations of the government high and higher ...
    `Separate advisory boards for school, higher education soon'
    PONDICHERRY, DEC. 13. Sparate Advisory Boards will soon be formed for school and higher education in the Union Territory of Pondicherry, the Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, said today. The boards would examine the curriculum and ...
    Superspeciality hospital to be set up
    PONDICHERRY, DEC. 13. The Education and Tourism Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, has said that a super speciality maternity and child health care hospital would be set up soon on a sprawling site in Pondicherry. He was inaugurating a 56th annual ...

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