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Furniture gutted in AU reading room

Furniture was gutted in the reading room adjacent to the Andhra University library after a fire broke out there in the early hours of Friday. The benches and chairs in the room were reduced to cinders even as the employees tried to douse the flames. Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao, after visiting the reading room, asked […]

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Police brace for Vavu Bali rituals

The State police are bracing for a bruising day on Saturday when thousands of Hindu devotees are expected to flock early in the morning to monsoon-consumed beaches, overflowing riverfronts, flooded bathing ghats and swollen waterbodies to partake in an ancient ritual, Karkidaka Vavu Bali, which they believe will appease the souls of their dear departed. […]

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Trade unions meet Textile Minister on NTC workers’ wage revision

Trade union representatives from Coimbatore have met Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani and sought her intervention to finalise wages for workers of National Textile Corporation (NTC) mills in Tamil Nadu. About 1,400 confirmed workers are employed at the seven NTC mills in the State. The four-year wage agreement for these workers expired on May 31 […]

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Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve enters UNESCO list

The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR) of Sikkim, the highest biosphere reserve in the country that includes the third highest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), has been included in the UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WHBR). The decision was taken at the International Coordinating Council of Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme, UNESCO, […]

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NIT-T globalises brand image building exercise

Carrying forward the brand image established nationally based on academic and research achievements to a global level, the National Institute of Technology – Tiruchi (NIT-T) has reached out to East Coast Alumni, USA. At a meeting with 70 alumni members earlier this week, NIT-T Director Mini Shaji Thomas apprised them about attainment of top notch […]

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An impromptu programme

Collector S. Natarajan who has been inspecting implementation of welfare schemes and basic amenities in villages, held an impromptu ‘public contact programme’ at Vengalur and other villages in Paramakudi union and ordered installation of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant and construction of culvert, across a channel for the benefit of school students. As part of the […]

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Portion of PM’s speech expunged

In an embarrassment for the government, a portion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s congratulatory speech on Thursday to felicitate Janata Dal(U) MP Harivansh after his election as the Deputy Chairman was expunged on Friday by Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu. Remarks made by the Prime Minister are rarely expunged. In a lighter vein, Mr. […]

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At Pattom soon

Having established the city’s first foot overbridge, the Corporation has now set its sight on constructing a similar structure outside the St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Pattom. Similar to the one built outside Cotton Hill school, the facility will have an access point from within the school and outside. Moreover, the work will also be […]

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‘Projects can be ready on time only with help of officials’

Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge has said that work on government projects can be completed on time only if officials implemented them effectively and honestly. He was addressing a gathering after laying a foundation stone for a Indira Gandhi Residential School in Watagal village under Maski Assembly constituency in Raichur district on Friday. The project […]

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KU Sports Board gets new secretary

B. Suresh Lal, Head, Department of Economics, has assumed charge as Secretary, Sports Board and Director, Physical Education, Kakatiya University for a period of one year. Orders to this effect were issued by university Registrar. Prof. Suresh Lal guided ten research scholars, published 104 papers in international journals and authored 20 books. He is editorial […]