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Panels for unaided professional colleges
HYDERABAD, JAN.1. The much-awaited committees for supervising the administrative and academic aspects of the unaided professional colleges in the State, as per the Supreme Court judgment, were constituted today. The Government finalised the names ...
Punish guilty, EC tells A.P. officials
HYDERABAD, JAN. 1.The Election Commission has asked the State Chief Electoral Officer, M. Narayana Rao, and the Chief Secretary, Mohan Kanda, to punish guilty officials and political leaders responsible for enrolling bogus voters during the ...
CM unveils vision for 'swarnandhra pradesh'
HYDERABAD, JAN. 1.The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, here today wound up the exercise of presenting progress reports, listing his achievements in different sectors, with the 11th report on "Vision for Swarnandhra Pradesh," asking people of ...
Junior doctors' strike enters 21st day
HYDERABAD, JAN. 1.The indefinite strike by junior doctors and medical students of ten Government hospitals entered the 21st day on Thursday with the striking medicos continuing their relay hunger strike in various parts of the State. The ...
Chaos reigns supreme on old city roads
HYDERABAD, JAN. 1. If you can drive here you can drive anywhere. The old city is the litmus test, should you feel like proving a point. The difficulties of riding in the old city become obvious as one moves into the congested lanes and ...
Cheating case filed in ration card racket
HYDERABAD, JAN. 1. The Asifnagar police on Thursday registered a cheating case against a person, Tauhid, who was caught by local women at Zebabagh while he was allegedly collecting Rs.50 per head for distribution of pink ration cards. ...
Rs.1 lakh reward for clues in double murder case
HYDERABAD, JAN. 1. The police on Thursday announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh in cash to those providing information leading to the apprehension of the accused persons in the Saifabad double murder for gain case. An industrialist, Ravi Maheswari, ...
1.65-lakh tonnes of rice released
NEW DELHI, JAN. 1. The Ministry of Rural Development has released 1.65-lakh tonnes of rice for 25 drought-affected districts of Karnataka under the special component of Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yojana for 2003-2004. The districts are Bagalkot, ...
Loans became their death trap
BANGALORE, JAN. 1. "Bank officers and their assistants, who were armed with notices, insisting on repayment of loans despite the fact that successive years of drought had taken a toll on all of us, forced our kith and kin to commit suicide in the ...
The year gone by didn't see much progress in KPTCL's status
BANGALORE, JAN. 1. The year 2003 was not very different from 2002 for Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. It began 2003 seeking a 10 per cent tariff hike. The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) allowed a 2.2 per cent ...
NAAC workshop from today
BANGALORE, JAN. 1. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is organising a six-day workshop here from Friday on "Capacity building of women managers in higher education" at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. The workshop ...
Spread happiness, say seers
BANGALORE, JAN. 1. "Keep smiling even in adversity. It will keep you in good health." This was the message conveyed at "Anandotsava" at Dhyanapeetam, an ashram in Bidadi, 40 km. from Bangalore. The occasion was the celebration of the jayanthi ...
BJP's poll plank is development: Naidu
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 1.The BJP president, Venkaiah Naidu, said here today that Hindutva and Ayodhya issues would not be the plank of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the coming Lok Sabha elections. "Our stand on Ayodhya and the ...
Encroachers make merry in Kannan Devan Hills
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 1. Pristine shola forests forming part of 17,922 acres of Revenue land in Kannan Devan Hills in Idukki district are being razed down by encroachers, according to a report sent to the Government by the Forest ...
Corporation releases civil rights document
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 1. The Mayor, J. Chandra, has appealed to the Corporation officials to extend maximum assistance to those residents who approach them for obtaining various certificates. Speaking at a function organised in the ...
Mobile phone users jam network
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 1. The burgeoning base of mobile phone users in the city created a communication logjam as they bombarded the network on New Year eve with SMS greetings to their friends and family. According to Telecom officials, the ...
KOCHI, JAN. 1. A 200-seater dhow was completely gutted in a pre-dawn fire at Ponnarimangalam, Mulavukad, today. The incident occurred at around 5 a.m. The dhow, Vasco Da Gama, was anchored in the boat-building yard of Aishwarya Marine, at ...
Kidney donor struggles to eke out a living
KOCHI, JAN.1.A decade after selling his kidney, J. Suresh Babu of Kudappanamoodu, still leads a menial life as a construction worker in Kochi and finds the going tough. Although Mr. Suresh has forgotten the exact date of the surgery and the ...
Formal alliance talks soon: Congress
CHENNAI, JAN. 1.The Congress leader and MP, Mani Shankar Aiyar, today met the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president, M.Karunanidhi, as part of firming up an alliance between the parties for the Lok Sabha elections. "We were talking about ...
All except those dismissed by panel to be reinstated
CHENNAI, JAN. 1.The State Government has directed that all employees and teachers except those dismissed/removed from service by the panel of judges be reinstated forthwith.
PMK non-committal on alliance
VILLUPURAM, JAN. 1. Even as the fluid situation continues in the formation of alliance in Tamil Nadu for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, the Pattali Makkal Katchi remains non-committal on the shape the alliance would take. The founder-leader, ...
Swraj Paul lauds all-round progress achieved by Tamil Nadu
CHENNAI, JAN. 1. Lord Swraj Paul, the India-born member of the House of Lords and leading industrialist, met the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, at the Secretariat here today. Lord Swraj Paul congratulated Ms. Jayalalithaa for the all-round ...
Rights panel notice to Maldives
CHENNAI, JAN. 1.The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has stepped in the matter of demand for the release of two Tamil youths, lodged in a Maldives prison. Following a letter from a non-governmental organisation, the rights body has ordered ...
Madurantakam tank, another source for city
CHENNAI, JAN. 1. City water managers propose to use water from yet another `unexplored' source, Madurantakam tank. Faced with a desperate situation, Metrowater has approached the Kancheepuram district administration to draw water from the ...
Salman Rushdie in city
CHENNAI, JAN. 1.When The Hindu learned that the world-renowned writer, Salman Rushdie, and his companion, the actress and model, Padma Lakshmi, were in Chennai for a personal visit during the recent holiday period, it judged that they were ...
Boy killed in sunshade collapse
CHENNAI, JAN. 1. A seven-year-old boy died and another was seriously injured when a sunshade of a house collapsed and fell on them at the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) tenement in Kuil Thottam, Santhome, this evening. Mani, son of a ...
Saving a few rupees at the cost of safety
CHENNAI, JAN. 1.Thousands of cooking gas users prefer roadside mechanics to trained personnel of distributors to get their stoves repaired, a trend causing concern to the distributors and officials of oil companies. "They might end up saving ...
Anna Varsity's Vision 2004
CHENNAI, JAN. 1. The Anna School of Management, to be launched in the coming academic year by Anna University here, will focus on creating expert manpower to cater to the information technology, automobile engineering and life ...
`Sangita Kalanidhi' conferred on T. V. Sankaranarayanan
CHENNAI, JAN. 1. The Music Academy today conferred the ``Sangita Kalanidhi'' title on Carnatic musician, T.V. Sankaranarayanan, president of the 77th conference, at its `Sadas' held here. Five other musicians and a Natyacharya were also ...
7 flights for Haj pilgrims
CHENNAI, JAN. 1. Seven flights will be operated from January 18 to 24 to carry 2,778 Haj pilgrims to Jeddah from Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The return flights from Jeddah will be opened from March 1 to 4, ...
Jha to be sworn in on January 5
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 1. Nagendra Nath Jha, Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a retired Indian Foreign Service (IFS) official will be sworn in as the Lt Governor of Pondicherry at the Rajnivas here on January 5. An official source ...
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