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Unprecedented inflows in Srisailam triggered Andhra floods: Minister
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) The unprecedented inflows into Srisailam dam across Krishna river in Kurnool district have triggered flash floods in Andhra Pradesh, state Minister for Revenue and Relief Dharmana Prasada Rao said Friday.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:10:15 PM

Italian sweeping machines raise dust in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Oct 2 (IANS) Chandigarh may claim to be the cleanest city in India but an ambitious multi-million rupee plan of local authorities to make it still cleaner with imported Italian sweeping machines has backfired.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:04:03 PM

Controversy over custody of mentally challenged rape victim in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Oct 2 (IANS) A fresh controversy has erupted over the issue of custody of a 19-year-old mentally challenged pregnant rape victim between the administration of this union territory (UT) and a Delhi-based trust.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:03:02 PM

PM calls for reform in panchayati raj institutions
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Exhorting state governments to strengthen legal provisions and reform panchayati raj institutions to make them effective, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday emphasised that more needed to be done to improve the institutions of local governance.

Friday, October 02, 2009 1:57:40 PM

Maoists gun down 16 Bihar villagers, 11 detained
Patna, Oct 2 (IANS) At least 50 Maoist guerrillas attacked a Bihar village and brutally gunned down 16 people, including five children, after tying their hands and legs, police said Friday as the issue gained political overtones with demands for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation.

Friday, October 02, 2009 1:55:08 PM

Black Widow rebels surrender en masse in Assam, hopes of peace brighten
Haflong (Assam), Oct 2 (IANS) About 360 tribal separatists Friday surrendered in India's restive northeastern state of Assam raising hopes of an end to long years of violent insurgency in the region, officials said.

Friday, October 02, 2009 1:48:11 PM

Security tightened in Chhattisgarh ahead of Maoists' strike
Raipur, Oct 2 (IANS) Thousands of policemen and paramilitary troopers were relocated in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region Friday to strengthen security in vulnerable forested areas ahead of the Maoists' nationwide strike called Saturday.

Friday, October 02, 2009 1:46:50 PM

Truncated week sees Sensex cross 17,000 points (Weekly Market Review)
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) In a truncated trading week, the benchmark index of Indian equities markets crossed the 17,000-mark for the first time in 16 months.

Friday, October 02, 2009 1:32:45 PM

IIT faculty, government row resolved 'within norms'
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The long standing row between the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the human resource development (HRD) ministry about autonomy and allied issues had been solved but 'within government norms', HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said Friday, adding tht there will be no change in the salary structure of the IIT faculty.

Friday, October 02, 2009 1:30:34 PM

PM renames NREGA after Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday rechristened the government's flagship rural job scheme the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Friday, October 02, 2009 1:18:34 PM

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