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  • Jilted lover kills techie, self in full public view September 12, 2012

    In full view of the morning rush hour commuters, a 25-year-old man stabbed his lady love before stabbing himself at the Broadway bus stand on Tuesday. Both succumbed at a hospital later in the day.Police said that Raja alias Rajarathinam, (27), a mechanic working in a service centre in Tondiarpet,...
  • T'puram: Flower prices fluctuating August 24, 2012

    Floral prices moving in an upward spiral has become less common this Onam season. In fact, the market seems to be ruled by fluctuating prices, leaving the customers in the lurch.Chalai bazaar, the first and foremost floral market in the city, may disappoint the customers this time. Varieties that are...
  • AP: Power cuts, costly yarn driving weavers to suicide August 24, 2012

    Karimnagar: In the last 25 days, five powerloom weavers have committed suicide in Sircilla unable to clear debts.Sircilla has attained the dubious distinction of being the distress hotspot of the weaving industry.Whenever weavers lose employment, they resort to running up huge debts to eke out their livelihood and, when they...
  • Onam fever grips Hyderabad August 24, 2012

    The harvest festival of Keralites is round the corner. Onam is the most important and colourful festival for Malayalees, commemorating the visit of King Mahabali and an utopian past that was filled with abundance, peace, equality and harmony during his reign.With over 35 odd Malayali welfare associations in the city,...
  • Sonia does not want to change KPCC president August 24, 2012

    Bangalore: The party supremo Sonia Gandhi in a meeting with top state Congress leaders in New Delhi on Wednesday conveyed the message that there will be no change of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) till the next Assembly elections.The meeting was convened by AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry. Speaking to...
  • Kerala: Mani to be honoured by House of Commons August 24, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Kerala Congress leader and State Finance Minister K M Mani is all set to create history by entering the British House of Commons as a special invitee.The strongman from Pala, who has an unmatched record in the country of registering 10 victories successively from the same Assembly segment,...
  • Convene CRA meet: Jaya to PM August 24, 2012

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday renewed her request to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) headed by him to finalise the distress sharing formula. She also wanted the PM to direct Karnataka to release water immediately to help farmers in...
  • TN: 9 dead as bus rams lorry near Kanchi August 24, 2012

    Chennai: At least nine persons were killed and 11 others were injured in an accident involving a government bus near Rajakulam, about 15 km from Kancheepuram, on Thursday afternoon.Police said the bus, which had 51 passengers on board, was bound to Chennai from Hosur on National Highway 45, when driver...
  • Chennai: Man kills himself over kids care August 24, 2012

    A man committed suicide here on Thursday after allegedly quarrelling with his wife over her inability to breast-feed their three-month-old baby.Kumar, a resident of Nehru Nagar in Velachery, and Devi, a native of Tindivanam, have been married for a year, police said.Devi was apparently having trouble in feeding their baby...
  • Andhra Congress poised for a purge August 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Congress high command appears to have finally got down to the task of cleaning up the mess in Andhra Pradesh. Strong indications to this effect were available on a day of fast-paced developments in Delhi where both chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana were...
  • Chennai: Non-bailable charge on IIT don August 24, 2012

    Chennai: The police have registered a case against six persons, including IIT-M Professor Maiya and five security guards of the institution, for assaulting Express photographer Albin Mathew. Both Mathew and Maiya were summoned to the Kotturpuram Police Station on Wednesday evening.After preliminary probe, a case was registered under Sec 147...
  • Siege paralyses life in Thiruvananthapuram August 23, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Statue and its immediate environs were literally sealed off to the public on Wednesday after the CPM laid a day-long siege to the Secretariat, paralysing work there and triggering traffic jams on city roads.The CPM organised the blockade, inaugurated by party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, demanding food security and...
  • Hyderabad: Patients suffer as strike cripples hospital August 23, 2012

    Hyderabad: Fifty-two-year old R Anjamma was mentally prepared for a spinal surgery scheduled for Wednesday when she came to Gandhi Hospital in the morning. But what she was not prepared for was being asked by the doctors to either wait for a few more days or go to another hospital.This...
  • AP power protest: Cops foil dharna by three parties August 23, 2012

    Hyderabad: For the second consecutive day, a bid to stage a dharna in protest against AP Transcos failure to supply quality power to the farm sector failed when scores of activists of the TDP, CPI and TRS were taken into preemptive custody at Vidyut Soudha here on Wednesday.The TRS, which...
  • SL Navy issued death threats: TN fishermen August 23, 2012

    Ramanathapuram: It has been revealed that the TN fishermen detained by the Sri Lankan navy were threatened with death while they were in custody for a few hours at Neduntivu on Tuesday. The Lankan navy personnel laughed after attacking the fisherman, said the injured fisherman Adimai.The Lankan navy detained 16...