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SIT probing Telgi's Vizag connection
VISAKHAPATNAM, DEC. 28. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the State Government to go into the activities of the prime accused in the fake stamp paper scam, Abdul Karim Telgi in Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad, is probing his reported ...
Congress hopeful of Opposition front
HYDERABAD, DEC. 28.The Congress is confident of the Opposition parties putting up a united front to take on the TDP-BJP combine in the coming elections. "At least, I am positive about alliances among the Opposition parties. It should not be a ...
Evicted woman tries to immolate self in front of Dattatreya
HYDERABAD, DEC. 28. The Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Bandaru Dattatreya, was in for a shock on Sunday when a woman tried to immolate herself in front of him protesting against her eviction from Raj Mohalla in Himayatnagar by the ...
Business dispute led to twin murders?
HYDERABAD, DEC. 28. The Narayanaguda police suspect the involvement of hired assassins behind the gruesome twin murders in Hyderguda on Sunday. Though three persons were spotted at the scene of offence, eyewitnesses told the police that "two ...
Rs.4.79 lakhs taken away from three shops
HYDERABAD, DEC. 28. Unidentified persons broke into three shops in Abids and Nallakunta police station limits in the early hours of Sunday and took away cash and property worth Rs.4.79 lakhs. The owner of a gifts shop in Jagdish Market, Mohd. ...
Stop projecting Sonia Gandhi: Sharief
BANGALORE, DEC. 28.The former Railway Minister and MP, C.K. Jaffer Sharief, has perhaps become the first Congress leader to publicly state that the party should stop projecting its president, Sonia Gandhi, as the prime ministerial candidate. ...
Technical colleges lack good teachers: Krishna
MYSORE, DEC. 28. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, today expressed concern over the scarcity of teachers of quality in engineering and medical colleges. Laying the foundation stone for a new building of the Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering ...
Ramamandira residents want trees removed
BANGALORE, DEC. 28. Residents of Ramamandira (Ward No 22) in Rajajinagar on Sunday appealed to the authorities to remove trees obstructing traffic movement and causing other inconveniences to the people in the area. "Most of the roadside trees ...
Inebriated man `kills' wife, surrenders
BANGALORE, DEC. 28. A man, who is said to have murdered his wife, reportedly surrendered to the Devarajeevanahalli Police on Sunday. According to police, Murugesh (36), a coolie, residing in Doddanna Nagar, who was drunk, allegedly murdered one ...
Hebbal Flyover dedication today
BANGALORE, DEC. 28. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, will dedicate the Rs. 65-crore toll-free Hebbal Flyover built by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) here on Monday, according to Jayakar Jerome, Commissioner, Bangalore Development ...
State's debts continue to shoot up
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 28.Interest-bearing debts of the State Government have gone up by a staggering Rs. 10,000 crores since the UDF came to power and in spite of the various belt-tightening measures announced. Sources told The Hindu ...
`Antique' data harming State's interests
KOCHI, DEC. 28. As Tamil Nadu and Kerala gear up for talks to restructure the Parambikkulam-Aliyar Project (PAP) agreement, the Kerala Government is said to be handicapped by shortage of reliable scientific data on river water resources and the ...
Surgery units face mounting backlog
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 28. The surgery units at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital are faced with a mounting backlog of elective cases for the second time this year with the shutdown of one of the two operation theatres for ...
Passport Cell to start functioning tomorrow
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 28. The District Passport Cell, being set up jointly by the Union and Kerala Governments to issue passports without any delay to the applicants hailing from three taluks of the capital district and to keep touts and ...
Kamukara award presented to M.S. Viswanathan
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC 28.The Culture Minister, G. Karthikeyan, presented the seventh Kamukara award to the noted music director, M.S.Viswanathan, at a colourful function here this evening. Presenting the award, Mr. Karthikeyan said film music ...
Judge condemns abuse of power for political gain
CHENNAI, DEC. 28. Executive excesses or legislative aberrations that infringe upon the rights of citizens need to be taken up by courts, A.R. Lakshmanan, judge, Supreme Court, said today. The legislature, the executive and the judiciary were ...
Dangerous to politicise ryot-related issues: Minister
UDHAGAMANDALAM, DEC. 28. ``The Cauvery tangle should not be politicised,'' the Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav, told a press conference here today. It was dangerous to politicise farmer-related issues. The ...
Injured painted stork rehabilitated at zoo
COIMBATORE, DEC. 28. A two-and-a-half-foot tall endangered painted stork that fell on a shuttle/tennis court here with injuries in the wings this morning has been rehabilitated in the VOC Park Corporation Zoo. S. Sreekanth, a resident of Race ...
Manila geese found in train
CHENNAI, DEC. 28. A dozen Manila geese were yesterday found cramped inside an unclaimed box aboard a train at Chennai Central and handed over to authorities of the Guindy National Park (GNP). Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials said they ...
Enthusiastic response to `kolam' contests
CHENNAI, DEC. 28. `Kolam', dainty floor painting, is an integral part of celebration in Marghazhi and south Indian tradition. To promote the art of `kolam'-drawing among the people, contests were conducted in different parts of the city on ...
Congress will romp home in Lok Sabha polls: Rangasamy
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 28. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today called upon the Congress workers to discuss issues in the party forum so that there would be objective analysis of matters. Hailing the freedom fighters on the occasion ...
`Probe by Collector will bring out full facts'
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 28. The president of the Pondicherry BJP, R. Kesavalu, today said either the District Collector of Pondicherry or a retired judge of the Madras High Court should probe into grabbing of private property. Talking to reporters ...
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