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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
`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, ...
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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