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Bill soon on biofertilizer quality
HYDERABAD, AUG. 12. The Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister, V. Sobhanadreeswara Rao, today said that the Government would soon come up with a Biofertilisers Monitoring and Quality Control Bill on the lines of the Fertilizer Control Act to ensure ...
Involving consumers in checking tax evasion
HYDERABAD, AUG. 12. The Department of Commercial Taxes has announced introduction of a new scheme named "Maha Bill'' to encourage consumers to insist on sale bills from retailers tagged onto bumper prizes, with the objective of increasing the ...
`Non-tobacco' bidi launched
VISAKHAPATNAM, AUG. 12.A `non-tobacco,' `Vardan', and the first of its kind in the world, has been launched by the Dalmia Consumer Care as a safer alternative to the conventional bidi that contains nicotine and nitrosamines causing cancer of lung ...
Chaotic approach to 'hi-tec' stations
HYDERABAD, AUG. 12. The name is `Hi-Tec City' and it certainly is very chic. The brand new railway station of the Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) en route Lingampalli has come as a boon to the people residing at Kukatpally Housing Board ...
Initial response to MMTS 'lukewarm'
HYDERABAD, AUG. 12. The hype over the recently launched Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) notwithstanding, the service so far has not received encouraging response from the people. Three days after its launch, only 7,758 passengers availed of ...
Schoolkids tie rakhis to prisoners
HYDERABAD, AUG. 12. A festive atmosphere prevailed in the Chanchalguda Central Prison as schoolchildren thronged the premises to tie rakhis to the inmates on the occasion of `Raksha Bandhan' here on Tuesday. The students of St. Ann's, ...
Police open fire to disperse clashing villagers
GULBARGA, AUG. 12. Police fired several rounds in the air and resorted to lathicharge to disperse two groups, which indulged in stone-throwing, at Nimbarga village in Aland taluk today. The Additional Superintendent of Police, D. Prakash, who ...
Exhibitors, producers ready to end stir
BANGALORE, AUG. 12.The film industry has been given hopes of an early settlement to the dispute, which has stalled the release of all new movies since last week. An industry delegation, which called on the Chief Minister, S.M.Krishna, and ...
83.78 p.c. holdings owned by men: Census
BANGALORE, AUG. 12. The Seventh Agricultural Census of 2000-01 puts the number of operational holdings in the State at 70.79 lakh compared with 62.21 lakh in the previous Census of 1995-96, registering an increase of 13.8 per cent. According ...
BMP to conduct tree census
BANGALORE, AUG. 12. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) Commissioner, M.R. Sreenivas Murthy, on Tuesday, said the civic body would conduct a comprehensive tree census. At the BMP Council meeting, he said the census would be conducted with the ...
Marad: displaced to return on Aug. 15
KOZHIKODE, AUG. 12.Pressure is mounting on the Kerala Government to resolve the impasse over the resettlement of displaced Muslim families of Marad. The issues related to rehabilitation came to the fore today, with the Muslim families which ...
Govt. ready to hand over sick PSUs to workers
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 12. The Kerala Government is ready to hand over to workers the public sector units facing closure, the Industries Minister, P. K. Kunhalikutty, told the Assembly today. Responding to a calling-attention motion by K. P. ...
Students warn of `more intense' stir
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 12. Various Left student unions have warned of a ``more intense'' agitation if the Government goes back on its promise to formulate laws regulating the functioning of self-financing colleges in the State. Addressing a ...
Council seeks release of PD account funds
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 12. The city Corporation council, which met here today, urged the Government to immediately release the Public Deposit account- II to implement social welfare schemes. The Corporation has two Public Deposit accounts, ...
Napier Museum to get new look
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 12. A Rs. 50-lakh project aimed at the refurbishment of the city's Napier Museum, modernisation of the display cases and beautification of the Museum's surroundings, is nearing completion. The first step of the ...
Onam fairs to begin on Aug. 18
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 12. The State Civil Supplies Department and Civil Supplies Corporation will organise Onam fairs and markets during the coming season, the Food and Civil Supplies Minister, G. Karthikeyan, has said. At a Press conference ...
Crackdown on use of plastic carry bags
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 12. The Government is planning a crackdown on the use of plastic carry bags in the State as part of the Clean Kerala project, the Local Administration Minister, Cherkalam Abdulla, has said. He was speaking after ...
Employees' assns. lose recognition
CHENNAI, AUG. 12. The State Government has withdrawn recognition to employees associations as they "violated the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants Conduct Rules" by conducting "lunch-hour demonstrations, picketing, token strike and ...
Azhagiri freed on bail
TIRUCHI, AUG. 12. The DMK president, M. Karunanidhi's son, M.K. Azhagiri, was today released on conditional bail from the Tiruchi Central Prison, where he had been lodged since his arrest 82 days ago in the Kiruttinan murder case. Immediately ...
No differential treatment for cow alone: Karunanidhi
CHENNAI, AUG. 12. The DMK president, M. Karunanidhi, today warned that the proposed cow slaughter prevention bill might appear as if it were intended to please a particular section, and would not serve the cause of communal harmony. In his ...
Moderate rain in northern TN
CHENNAI, AUG. 12. Many northern parts of Tamil Nadu received moderate rainfall in the early hours of today. Kancheepuram registered 13 cm, Vellore 10 cm, Tambaram 8 cm and Chembarampakkam 7 cm, Meenambakkam 5 cm, and Nungambakkam, Cholavaram ...
This is time to come to Kashmir: Mufti
CHENNAI, AUG. 12. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, today appealed to industrialists from the State to invest in Kashmir. He invited a delegation to visit the State to study the ground realities and arrive at a ...
Rainfall in June & July, second highest in last five years
CHENNAI, AUG. 12. The average rainfall of Chennai's three main water sources (Red Hills, Cholavaram and Satyamurthi Sagar in Poondi) during the first half (June and July) of southwest monsoon is the second highest amount in the last five years. ...
Aerated drinks to be tested for pesticides
CHENNAI, AUG. 12.Health Department officials have begun lifting random samples of 12 varieties of aerated drinks throughout the State for testing. Health officers of the Chennai Corporation picked up the samples here. In other cities, the ...
Air India to pull out of Chennai-Dubai sector
CHENNAI, AUG. 12. While foreign airlines are vying with one another to either introduce direct flights to Chennai or augment their services, Air India is in the process of pulling out of the present bi-weekly operations between Chennai and Dubai. ...
Student suffers injuries, corporal punishment alleged
PONDICHERRY, AUG. 12. A standard IX student of a Government Girls High School here suffered injuries in the right hand allegedly as a result of corporal punishment by a teacher on Friday last. K. Vidhya told newsmen here today that she took ...
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