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DWCRA women agree to return looted rice
NIZAMABAD, JUNE 29. The district administration after two days of confusion has finally acted by deputing two senior officials to visit naxal-affected Potharam village of Machareddy mandal, where DWCRA group members had looted `Food-for-work' ...
Telecom launches rural phone
HYDERABAD, JUNE 29.The Rural Telecom Foundation, which began experimenting with subsidised rural telephony in Warangal district a year ago, unveiled an affordable yet non-subsidised phone for mass use at a press conference here today. Labelled ...
Five naxals, 55 sympathisers surrender
GUNTUR, JUNE 29.Five militants, belonging to the People's War (PW), a militant of CPI-ML (Janashakthi) and 55 sympathisers of PW from Adigoppula village surrendered before the Superintendent of Police (SP), Ravishankar Ayyanar. Giving details ...
Police tight-lipped over trader's murder
HYDERABAD, JUNE 29.Even as the police remained tight-lipped about the progress of the investigation into the gruesome murder of a businessman, T. Prabhakar, different theories are doing the rounds about the motive and modus operandi of the ...
Road divider to nowhere?
HYDERABAD, JUNE 29. They are meant for facilitating smooth and safe flow of vehicular traffic. But, instead of providing for hassle-free movement, the road dividers are resulting in a large number of accidents, especially during night hours, due ...
Gowda dashes hopes of JD merger
BANGALORE, JUNE 29. The former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) president, H. D. Deve Gowda, on Sunday, slammed the doors of his party on those leaders still striving for the merger of the various Janata Dal factions. Mr. Gowda pronounced the ...
State's strategy against AP pays dividends
HUBLI, JUNE 29. Karnataka's strategy in countering the offensive of Andhra Pradesh on issues related to sharing river waters has paid dividends going by the deliberations of the Central Water Commission at a meeting in New Delhi on Friday. The ...
Mayor accused of favouritism in sanctioning funds
BANGALORE, JUNE 29. Members of the Opposition Janata Dal (Secular) in the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) Council have accused the Mayor, C.M.Nagaraj, of misusing his discretionary quota. They have alleged that the Mayor had sanctioned lakhs of ...
Police searching for gang involved in alcohol racket
BANGALORE, JUNE 29. Police from the State and Tamil Nadu are on the lookout for five persons running a racket of smuggling alcohol out of the City. The key suspects are Rukmini (52), native of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, running a transport outfit ...
Protect doctors, IMA tells Govt.
BANGALORE, JUNE 29. The President of the Indian Medical Association (Karnataka Branch), N.Veeranna, has called upon the State Government to provide protection to the medical fraternity in the light of the recent attacks on doctors. He said that ...
Renovation of Parishanmandira may not be a smooth affair
BANGALORE, JUNE 29. Although the Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna's direction to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Commissioner to initiate steps to undertake "complete renovation" of Krishnaraja Parishanmandira of the Kannada Sahitya ...
Inert BWSSB allows drinking water to go down the drain
BANGALORE, JUNE 29.Just days after a Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) feeder main cracked resulting in outflow of thousands of litres of precious drinking water on Miller's Road, the board suffered a less public but as damaging ...
Property tax: Date extended
BANGALORE, JUNE 29.The time for payment of property tax for 2002-2003 and 2003- 2004 without penalty under the self-assessment scheme in respect of all city municipal areas, barring those under the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, has been extended ...
'It's for Antony to decide on Vigilance finding'
THRISSUR, JUNE 29. The Kerala Minister for Tourism, K. V. Thomas, has said that it is for the Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, and not for the senior Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, to decide whether he should continue as Minister in view of the ...
SNDP Yogam to launch political forum
KOCHI, JUNE 29.The Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam has decided to give shape to `Kerala People's Forum' which would `effectively intervene' in the election process, though there are no plans at present to form a political party. ...
CMP leader hacked to death
KOLLAM, JUNE 29.The Kollam district committee member of the CMP(Communist Marxist Party), Praveendas (35), who was attacked by a gang at Kadakkal late last night, died at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital this morning. Tension ...
Standoff continues in Child Welfare Council
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 29. With the Government failing to approve the annual budget of the Kerala State Council for Child Welfare (KSCCW), the fate of the electronic cradle, `Amma', and the 40-odd orphans in the adoption centres of the Council ...
KWA to desilt Aruvikkara dam
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JUNE 29. The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) has decided to enhance the storage capacity of the Aruvikkara dam by desilting the reservoir. Tenders will be invited shortly and the work is expected to commence by July end. ...
High-level panel to review Telugu Ganga project soon
CHENNAI, JUNE 29. A high-level standing committee, comprising Chief Secretaries of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, will meet soon to review the progress of the Telugu Ganga Project. "We have not yet fixed the date. But, Tirupati will be the ...
'Education key to child labour eradication'
CHENNAI, JUNE 29.Education should be made compulsory for all, if child labour is to be eliminated, the PMK founder, S.Ramadoss, said, pointing out that if schooling had been made a must in the 1960s, as envisaged by governments, most adults today ...
`ESMA can't be used against general employees'
CHENNAI, JUNE 29. The Essential Services Maintenance Act could invoked only against employees working in `essential services,' Union Minister for Labour, Sahib Singh Verma, said here today. Speaking to the media after a conference on child ...
JACTTEO seeks another round of talks
CHENNAI, JUNE 29. The Joint Council of Tamil Nadu Teachers and Employees Organisation, which has called for a strike from July 2, has said its agitation was aimed at only getting back ``lost benefits'' and not targeted against the ruling ...
Poor sanitation, contaminated water to blame, say experts
DHARMAPURI, JUNE 29.Poor sanitation in some municipal wards coupled with consumption of contaminated water led to the outbreak of cholera in Dharmapuri town, according to experts. Acute drinking water shortage owing to a drought in the region ...
Bio-degradation of pollutants in Ooty lake begins
UDHAGAMANDALAM, JUNE 29. As part of a major scheme sponsored by the Union and State Governments and implemented by a Mumbai-based private company to improve the Ooty lake at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.74 crores, sack loads of a `bio-remedial' ...
Crackdown on autos
CHENNAI, JUNE 29. More than 1,300 autorickshaws with improper documents were impounded by the city police since the launch of a massive verification drive last night. According to the Joint Commissioner, G. Uma Ganapathy Sastri, more than ...
Pornographic film VCDs seized
CHENNAI, JUNE 29. Two persons who were selling VCDs of pornographic films and latest Tamil films in Koyambedu were arrested today. According to a press release, the police, in disguise, approached one "Guru Video Vision" at Koyambedu to ...
Cooperative dept. to start school
PONDICHERRY, JUNE 29. The Department of cooperatives will start a school in Arudhra Nagar near here, the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, said today. Declaring open a primary school building of the Little Angels English School at Arudhra Nagar, he ...
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