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PWG announces unilateral ceasefire
HYDERABAD, MAY 7.In a move that bolsters the ongoing effort to organise peace talks between the Government and the CPI-ML People's War Group (PWG), the banned outfit has announced a month-long unilateral ceasefire effective from Friday. During ...
SBI goes hi-tech
VISAKHAPATNAM, MAY 7.The State Bank of India, with its large domestic and global branch network, is marching forward on the hi-tech route by implementing seven projects. Giving details of the ongoing projects at a media conference here on ...
Free power to farmers possible, says MSR
HYDERABAD, MAY 7. The APCC president, M. Satyanarayana Rao, has said the consent of the AICC will be taken for inclusion of the promise of free power to farmers in the party's election manifesto. Talking to presspersons, he claimed that the ...
Karnataka to seek water from Ujini dam
BANGALORE, MAY 7.The Supreme Court's directive on Monday to the State to provide drinking water immediately to 157 water-starved villages in the Bheema Basin has sent the Government looking for short-term and long-term measures. The Chief ...
CET candidates arrive in large numbers
BANGALORE, MAY 7. With barely a day left for the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to medical, dental, and engineering colleges in the State, the trickle of candidates to the City is turning into a rush. Prepared well in advance this time, ...
Facilities for students
BANGALORE, MAY 7. For the Common Entrance Test (CET) this year, the City Railway Station has a "Tele-Info-Centre" and free accommodation for students. The information kiosk set up by SK Infosystems is meant to help out-station students find the ...
Mathikettan: Janu hits out at CM
KOTTAYAM, MAY 7. The Adivasi Dalit Agitation Council chairperson, C. K. Janu, today alleged that the controversy over encroachments at the Mathikettan Hills was the result of a deep-rooted conspiracy instigated by the forest mafia and Hindu ...
U.S. warship calls at Kochi port
KOCHI, MAY 7.Reflecting the recent improvement in Indo-American military co-operation, a US warship from the legendary Seventh Fleet called at Kochi port on Tuesday morning. The USS Sides, an Oliver Hazard Perry class guided-missile frigate, ...
CLP secy. opposes Pillai's stand on KSRTC referendum
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 7.The Congress Legislature Party secretary, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, who is also the president of the pro-UDF Transport Democratic Federation fighting for recognition in the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation ...
Ban on sale and use of plastics
CHENNAI, MAY 7. After banning cigarette smoking in public and sale of `pan masala', the State Government is now set to prevent use of all non-biodegradable plastics. A Bill seeking to ban sale, storage, transport and use of all non-recyclable ...
Concession for powerlooms
CHENNAI, MAY 7.The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today announced a rollback in the power tariff hike for powerlooms. Making a statement in the Assembly, she said the tariff which prevailed before December 1, 2001, would apply from now on. The ...
Investor-friendly policy coming
CHENNAI, MAY 7.The Tamil Nadu Government will soon announce a new investor-friendly industrial policy. The policy would be formulated in such a way as to strengthen developed industries, besides encouraging units in the emerging technologies such ...
Last date for MBA, MCA applications extended
CHENNAI, MAY 7.A vacation Bench of the Madras High Court today permitted the Government/Anna University to receive applications for the MBA and MCA admissions through the Single Window System (SWS) up to May 31. Though there is no bar on ...
India Telephone Card facility fails to gain ground
CHENNAI, MAY. 7. A combination of factors including many misconceptions about the facility and the absence of unmanned public telephones seems to hamper the popularity of BSNL's India Telephone Card (ITC) in the city. Devised on the lines of a ...
Concern at `unchecked' crimes
PONDICHERRY, MAY 7. The secretary of the Pondicherry State unit of the CPI, N.Kalainathan, has expressed concern over unchecked crimes in the Union Territory. Addressing mediapersons here today, Mr. Kalainathan said cases of burglary, house ...
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