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Mahanadu sets tone for new agenda
TIRUPATI, MAY 29. The Telugu Desam Party's three-day Mahanadu concluded in this temple town on Thursday marking a watershed in the seven-year-long rule of the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, for the sharp U-turn in his pro-reform agenda. ...
Rediscover tradition of tolerance: Advani
HYDERABAD, MAY 29.The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, lamented that "secularism'' in India was a "perversion'' and called for a change in attitude which could only take place through the rediscovery of Hinduism's old tradition of tolerance ...
Student organisations threaten stir
HYDERABAD, MAY 29. Youth and student organisations of Left parties on Thursday threatened to launch an agitation if the State Government fails to modify the "anti-unemployed'' provisions of the proposed State Development Service (SDS). The ...
Regulatory committee to fix fees
BANGALORE, MAY 29. The Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to professional courses is being held in the State on Friday and Saturday without the Government determining the fee structure in the medical, dental, and engineering ...
Editor of weekly opens fire at gang
BANGALORE, MAY 29. The editor of the Kannada weekly, Hai Bangalore, Ravi Belagere, opened fire at an eight-member gang which attacked him in Harapanahalli in Davanagere District on Thursday when he had gone there in connection with an ...
Kerala Cong(J) on the verge of a split
KOTTAYAM, MAY 29.The simmering strife in the LDF partner, the Kerala Congress(J), today came out in the open with the party chairman, P. J. Joseph, removing the rebel leader and MLA, P.C. George, from the post of general secretary in charge of ...
Panel moots better deal for tea plantation workers
KOTTAYAM, MAY 29. An independent fact-finding commission comprising trade union leaders and social scientists has opposed against the deduction in wages of tea plantation labourers in Tamil Nadu and expressed apprehension that the move, in the ...
IUML leader offers prayers at Marad mosque
KOZHIKODE, MAY 29.The IUML secretary and MP, E. Ahmed, today visited Marad, his first visit to the seaside village after the ghastly killing of nine persons there on May 2. Marad is part of Manjeri Lok Sabha constituency which Mr Ahmed represents ...
Functioning of PSC to be made transparent
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 29.The functioning of the Public Service Commission(PSC) would be made transparent and candidates who pay bribes for securing jobs would be disqualified from appearing for any examination, the PSC chairman, M. Gangadhara ...
Stalin men corner dt. secretary posts
CHENNAI, MAY 29. Stalin loyalists cornered most of the posts of DMK district secretary as consensus prevailed over bitter fights in the inner-party elections. With the completion of these crucial elections the process began just over a ...
Police seek custodial interrogation of Azhagiri
MADURAI, MAY 29. The investigating officer in the Kiruttinan murder case today filed a petition in a Madurai court, seeking a five-day custodial interrogation of M.K. Azhagiri, son of the former Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi. During ...
DVAC questions Veerasamy on `ransom payment'
CHENNAI, MAY 29.The former Minister, Arcot N.Veerasamy, was questioned here today by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption in connection with alleged "payment of a ransom" for getting the release of the Kannada filmstar, Rajkumar, from ...
Issue of applications for medical courses from May 31
CHENNAI, MAY 29.The application and prospectus for admission to I year MBBS/BDS and para-medical courses for 2003-04 will be issued at all government medical colleges, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai and the Government Physiotherapy ...
All is not well with Madras Medical College
CHENNAI, MAY 26. The Madras Medical College is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country and attracts students from all over the country. But, conditions in the college leave much to be desired. Students do not have enough ...
PCC has little influence on Govt.
PONDICHERRY, MAY 29. Though there is a coordination committee constituted by the AICC to act as a bridge between the ruling Congress and the Government to ensure implementation of the promises made in the election manifesto, one gets an ...
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