Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ambareesh breaks silence; opts out of poll fray

Ambareesh breaks silence; opts out of poll fray

Ravikumar Ganiga files nomination paper from Mandya After playing hide-and-seek with Congress leaders for the last few days, actor-turned-politician and party MLA, M.H. Ambareesh, did not file nomination papers from Mandya. He has decided to stay away from the party’s campaign on “health grounds”. Mr. Ambareesh broke his silence over …

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With Vijayendra out, Varuna is all set for a low-profile contest

With Vijayendra out, Varuna is all set for a low-profile contest

Party fields relatively unknown T. Basavaraju as its candidate After a day of high drama when the BJP central leadership denied State president B.S. Yeddyurappa’s son B.Y. Vijayendra ticket to contest from Varuna, the party’s flip-flop over the candidate for the constituency ended, but not exactly in the manner imagined …

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Power consumption shoots up in Krishna district

Power consumption shoots up in Krishna district

Prepared to meet the demand: SPDCL Superintending Engineer Power consumption is on the rise in Krishna district with the temperatures rising steadily. It touched 16.6 million units (MU) on Monday as against the usual consumption of 14 MU per day. The total demand touched 773 MW on Monday, it was …

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States should have powers on a par with Centre: Naidu

States should have powers on a par with Centre: Naidu

Chief Minister demands implementation of Sarkaria panel report Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has stated that the Constitution has given equal powers to Centre and States and 73 and 74 amendments in it have brought local self-governance. Speaking on the occasion of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Day here on …

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‘Need people’s support at this juncture’

‘Need people’s support at this juncture’

Modi govt. will not succeed in its attempts to target me, says Naidu Alleging that the Centre is trying to target him by hatching conspiracies, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has renewed his appeal to people of the State to rally behind him. Addressing a meeting organised in connection with …

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Sea surge warning issued for North Coastal Andhra

Sea surge warning issued for North Coastal Andhra

Fishermen told to exercise caution, ocean surface to be rough The North Coastal Andhra Pradesh may experience intermittent sea surge until 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday, resulting in swell waves of about 2 to 2.2 m in height, a rough sea warning issued by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information …

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SC says no to quota for govt. doctors in PG courses

SC says no to quota for govt. doctors in PG courses

‘Such a reservation will lower standards of education’ In a severe blow to government doctors in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a petition seeking exclusive quota for ‘in service doctors’ in admission to postgraduate medical degree courses. A five-judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India …

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Advertisement hailing Edappadi as God, an insult to people: Ramadoss

Advertisement hailing Edappadi as God, an insult to people: Ramadoss

Says misuse of taxpayers’ money is unacceptable PMK leader S. Ramadoss on Tuesday criticised a government advertisement being screened in cinema theatres, in which a woman hails Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami as a God. In the advertisement, a temple priest asks a woman if an archana could be performed in the …

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War of words in Sasikala family intensifies

War of words in Sasikala family intensifies

The rift within the extended family members of V.K. Sasikala, jailed aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, widened on Tuesday with her brother V. Dhivakaran disowning the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), floated by her nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran. Earlier in the day, Mr. Dhinakaran said “traitors and enemies” had joined …

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Stalin sees bid to shield gutkha scam culprits

Stalin sees bid to shield gutkha scam culprits

‘Transfer of official will cripple probe’ DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Tuesday alleged that the recent transfer of CB-CID Additional DGP Manjunatha was a blatant attempt to shield a Minister and a top police officer accused of involvement in the ₹40 crore gutkha scam. “The inquiry into the case …

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