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Andhra Pradesh
No threat to NDA: Advani
PUTTAPARTHI, JAN. 3.The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, has said that the efforts of the Congress to form an alliance with various parties are in no way threatening the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and its strength. In fact, the NDA has ...
Fabulous offerings in gold
TIRUMALA, JAN. 3.The Hill temple of Lord Venkateswara received fabulous `donations' from devotees, who have converged atop the temple town from different parts of the country, on the occasion of `Vaikunta Ekadasi' festival today. The president ...
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  • Women mob Tirupati civic chief
  • Assets worth over Rs. 1 crore distributed
  • `Centre will help cyclone-hit ryots'
  • Pulse polio camps set up at nearly 3,000 centres
  • Blindfolded dharna by medicos
  • Wooing naxals with greeting cards
  • Villagers play cops
  • Stage set for bus yatra
  • Centre to consider CM's plea for more drought aid
  • Government blamed for irrigation crisis
  • Weavers' problems to be taken up with Centre
  • Don't manipulate history: IT advisor

    Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad
    UGC moves to promote social sciences
    HYDERABAD, JAN. 3. To attract students to study social sciences, humanities and fundamental sciences at the post-graduate level, the University Grants Commission (UGC) will introduce "merit scholarships" from next academic year. This is one of ...
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  • YSR promises quota for tribals in private sector
  • It's a sea of yellow in Visakhapatnam
  • TDP denies wrongdoing
  • Rosaiah's charge
  • Junior doctors vow to continue strike
  • Protect interests of contract labour, says judge

    Former minister dead
    TUMKUR, JAN. 3. Y.K. Ramaiah (64), MLA of Huliyurudurga in Tumkur district, former Minister, and Congress leader, died of cardiac arrest at his house in Kunigal on Saturday. He was laid to rest with State honours in his garden in the evening. ...
    Janata Party, BJP may enter into poll pact
    BANGALORE, JAN. 3. The Janata Party is believed to be interested in arriving at an understanding at the State level with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the lines of the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre, and should everything fall ...
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  • Hospet girl bags seven gold medals
  • Suicide cases: 12 farmers' families get compensation
  • Judicial probe into attack on Dalits sought
  • Villagers take steps to solve water crisis
  • Three arrested in connection with murder
  • Soya milk, an alternative to cow's milk
  • Protests planned for more powers to panchayat raj bodies
  • Teachers told to give up tobacco, alcohol
  • Kalam to dedicate Alamatti Dam to nation
  • Pulse Polio centres in Bidar
  • Soldier cremated with State honours
  • AIPJD decision on alliances soon
  • Sri Lanka looking for investments

    Leaders mourn Y.K. Ramaiah
    BANGALORE, JAN. 3. The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, has mourned the death of Y.K. Ramaiah, MLA. In his message, he said the State had lost one of the active politicians who fought on issues within the democratic framework. His contributions to ...
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  • 2003, a flop for Kannada cinema
  • `Security to Nagappa was inadequate'
  • 582 new licences for liquor sale from July
  • `Appointments in Minister's offices caste-based'
  • Yediyurappa seeks Krishna's resignation
  • BJP vows to come to power in State
  • 5,000 borewells for SC/ST communities
  • Revoke permission to sell BMIC land: JD(S)

    Formula to end Congress crisis ready
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 3. A "compromise formula'' involving a Cabinet reshuffle appears to have been worked out to solve the prolonged crisis within the Kerala unit of the Congress, and the party president, Sonia Gandhi, will, in all likelihood, unveil ...
    MPs for international convention centre
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 3. The MPs from the State have urged the Union Government to set up one of the two international convention centres announced by the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, at an estimated cost of Rs. 500 crores in the ...
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  • Mangalore may be detached from Palakkad division
  • Heavy rush at Sabarimala
  • CIAL hosts Boeing's latest jetliner
  • MLA loses his cool at function
  • `Bible tower' to be blessed on January 7
  • Free legal aid for women
  • Benedict Mar Gregorios Award presented
  • Week-long music fete from Monday
  • `Political veterans should call it a day'
  • Minister criticises return of award

    International convention centre at capital sought
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 3.The MPs from the State have urged the Union Government to set up one of the two international convention centres announced by the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, at an estimated cost of Rs. 500 crores in the State ...
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  • Mudanthurai, Kalakkadu to be part of biosphere reserve
  • TDB fails to realise dues from officials
  • Malik takes over as SAC chief
  • Veliyam picks holes in BPL family norms
  • LD clerk rank-list published
  • VS opposes land acquisition moves

    Tamil Nadu
    It's for Karunanidhi to forge anti-BJP front: Surjeet
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president, M. Karunanidhi, today said the Congress, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) would ``definitely'' form part of the progressive front in the ...
    BJP executive to discuss alliance options
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. While the broad contours of a ``progressive front'' in Tamil Nadu have emerged under the leadership of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), who were ...
    Court asks Centre to pay pension to freedom fighter's wife
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to pay freedom fighter's pension for a tyagi's wife, ending her 20-year wait for the benefit. Justice P. Sathasivam quashed a Union Home Ministry's rejection of S.M.S. Lakshmi's ...
    'Padma Sadhana' conferred on Nithyasree
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. Conferment of the title ``Padma Sadhana'' on Carnatic vocalist Nithyasree Mahadevan, by Justice, T.V. Masilamani of the Madras High Court, marked the inauguration of Margazhi Mahotsav music and dance festival organised by the ...
    Artistes felicitated
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. As another December festival drew to a close, artistes were felicitated at a ceremony here today. The felicitation ceremony and dinner for award winners of this year's Sabhas was an opportunity for artistes to meet one another. ...
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  • Thousands throng Srirangam for Vaikunta Ekadasi
  • Unaided non-minority colleges to hold common test
  • INL to join DMK front
  • Admission certificates for standard XII from January 7
  • Police software to keep data on criminals
  • TASMAC supervisor alleges police assault
  • Recruitment for bars tomorrow

    Tamil Nadu-Chennai
    `Helmet wearing should be made mandatory'
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. Wearing helmets by two-wheeler riders, a practice described by doctors as an effective protection against sustaining head injuries in road accidents, must be made compulsory. This was the mandate of 87.3 per cent of respondents ...
    Pacemakers come to their rescue
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. Seven persons in the family of Bhavani and Bhanumathi had died of a congenital heart condition. The sisters did not have the same problem, but had acquired "cardio myopathy", a condition which kills 60 per cent of patients within ...
    Cash bag snatched
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. A resident of Mangadu was left poorer by Rs.40,000 when his bag containing the cash was snatched from him on Friday. According to police, Mohammed Moideen was on his way to deposit the money in a bank. As he neared the bank, a ...
    Preparatory work for DGP office in full swing
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. Nearly a month after the State Government announced its decision to construct a new office for the Director-General of Police, preparatory work is in full swing. The Tamil Nadu Police Housing Corporation (TNPHC), which has ...
    `Entry of private companies likely to change oil retailing'
    CHENNAI, JAN. 3. Nearly two years after it dismantled the administered pricing mechanism for petroleum products, the Centre wants the national oil companies to consult it before revising petrol and diesel prices. The situation will, however, ...
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  • Child welfare panels formed at 18 centres

    Over 94,000 children to be covered in Pondy
    PONDICHERRY, JAN. 3. The Department of Health of the Pondicherry Government has geared its machinery to immunise 94,555 children below five years against polio in the Union Territory through a special programme in all the four regions tomorrow. ...
    Make public probe report on land grabbing: Anbalagan
    PONDICHERRY, JAN. 3. The Pondicherry AIADMK Secretary, A. Anbalagan, today called upon the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, to make public the contents of the enquiry report submitted to the Collector on Friday by the Additional District Magistrate, ...

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