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Acrimonious debate over stamp paper scam
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 23.Acrimonious exchanges between the Telugu Desam Party and Congress members marked the debate on the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam and the alleged involvement of the ruling party MLA, C. Krishna Yadav, in the Andhra Pradesh ...
Heated debate over Minister's continuance in Cabinet
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 23. The continuance of the Minister for Housing, P Ramasubba Reddy, in the Cabinet evoked a heated debate in the Assembly on Tuesday. The matter figured during the debate on the criminalisation of politics and scams led to ...
Candidates go all out in Karwan
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 23. With just a day left for the campaigning to end, the election scene in Karwan became frenzied in pace and frantic in character, with the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, hitting the campaign trail on Tuesday to canvass ...
Cong. alleges code violation
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 23.The APCC has charged the TDP and its ally, the BJP, with flagrantly violating the election code of conduct during the campaigning for the Karwan by-election and also alleged that the police were playing a partisan role. In ...
Bench location left to Chief Justice
BANGALORE, SEPT. 23. The Karnataka Government has made it clear that it will not be involved in identifying the city in north Karnataka where a Bench of the High Court may be located and has said that it is the responsibility of the Chief ...
Congress demands tight security in Vemgal, Hungund
BANGALORE, SEPT. 23. The KPCC has urged the Election Commission to tighten security in Hungund and Vemgal Assembly constituencies as the BJP and the AIPJD were, according to it, disrupting election meetings and had even attacked its ...
Nine killed in collision
HAVERI, SEPT. 23. Nine persons died on the spot and more than 20 were injured in a collision between a lorry and a Tempo on the outskirts of Haveri on Tuesday. The lorry was bound for Bangalore and the Tempo to Savanur when the accident ...
Roadside cable ducts planned
GULBARGA, SEPT. 23.The Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd. plans to provide reinforced PVC ducts alongside State highways and major district roads so that cellular phone companies can utilise them for laying optical fibre cables without ...
Parking meters on Brigade Road soon
BANGALORE, SEPT. 23. Electronic parking meters are to be installed on Brigade Road when the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) awards new parking contracts from October 1. According to the BMP Deputy Commissioner (Development), K.R. Niranjan, ...
Major fire at electronic goods factory
BANGALORE, SEPT. 23. Electronic goods and thermocol packing material were destroyed in a major fire that engulfed Dynamic Electronics Ltd., an ancillary unit of the BPL, at N.S. Palya in Mico Layout police limits on Tuesday afternoon. One ...
62.5 p.c. polling in Ernakulam
KOCHI, SEPT. 23. Altogether 62.56 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise for the Ernakulam Lok Sabha byelection today. The polling was by and large peaceful. The polling was slow in the beginning, but picked up momentum around noon. ...
Blueprint for Expressway by November
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 23.The blueprint of the proposed Expressway project across the length of the State will be ready by November, according to the Minister for Public Works, M.K. Muneer. In a statement today, he said the State Government ...
Cabinet approves new industrial policy
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 23. The industrial policy, approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday, proposes freezing of power tariffs for new industries, commencing commercial production from the State before December 2006, for five years. The proposal ...
Nod for contempt plea against Speaker sought
KOCHI, SEPT. 23.A petition seeking sanction to file a contempt of court petition against the Speaker, Vakkom Purushothaman, for making statements against the judiciary has been filed before the Advocate-General, M. Ratna Singh. The petition was ...
Mammen Mathai is dead
PATHANAMTHITTA, SEPT. 23.The Kerala Congress(M) MLA and chairman of the Assembly Petitions Committee, Mammen Mathai, died at the Vellore Christian Medical College (CMC) Hospital this afternoon. He was 52. Mr. Mathai, who was admitted to the ...
Functioning of FRIENDS likely to be affected
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 23. The single-window citizen service system, `FRIENDS', is facing difficulties in functioning efficiently because of alleged non-cooperation by the various Government departments which have counters here, it is ...
Govt. urged not to close cancer wing
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 23. The Kerala Government Medical College Teachers' Association (KGMCTA) has urged the State Government not to close down the Cancer Department in the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. In a statement here today by ...
Valuation of degree English papers thrown out of gear
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 23. The ongoing valuation of English papers, of various degree examinations of the University of Kerala held during May/June, has been thrown out of gear with close to a hundred teachers refusing to evaluate the answer ...
Development activity, land transaction frozen in 2 Kancheepuram villages
CHENNAI, SEPT. 23.At a time when steps are under way to construct a 1.2-million sqft. Secretariat complex at Kottupuram in south Chennai, the Government has ordered "freezing of all development and land transactions" in two villages, about 40 km ...
The road map
May 8, 2002: Chief Minister Jayalalithaa informs Assembly that Government is considering a 2,000-acre Administrative City near Mammallapuram. Jan. 14, 2003: CMDA signs agreement with the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia for ...
SHGs have ushered in rural economic revolutions: CM
SIVAGANGA, SEPT. 23.A silent `economic revolution' has taken place in rural areas of Tamil Nadu following empowerment of women with the formation of self-help groups, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, said today. Gone were the days of bankers' ...
Another boy run over by school van near house
CHENNAI, SEPT. 23. A school van has fatally run over yet another boy in the Chengai (East) police district. Three-year-old Subash Chandra was killed on the spot after the van, which had come to pick up his elder sister, drove in a rash and ...
No step yet to protect Pallikaranai marsh
CHENNAI, SEPT. 23. Even after the Government announced that the Pallikaranai marsh would be declared a `Reserve Forest', to protect its fragile ecosystem, little has been done by officials to save the water body. Incessant garbage dumping by ...
Grant special category status to Pondy: Narayanasamy
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 23. The Pondicherry Pradesh Congress Committee president, V. Narayanasamy, elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha, told presspersons today that the Centre should grant special category status to Pondicherry. The need for such a ...
Eight held for Youth Cong. leader murder, search on for brother
PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 23. The police arrested eight persons in connection with the murder of the Pondicherry State Youth Congress vice-president, K. Murali, and had them remanded to judicial custody on Monday. The Inspector General of Police, U. ...
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