The New Indian Express

  • Chennai: Visa seekers throng US Consulate September 25, 2012

    Chennai: If you thought that the scene near the US Consulate in Chennai resembled that of a Vishnu temple in the month of Purattasi, you could scarcely be faulted for the misconception. With the interviews for visas to the USA restarting after a week of protests, applicants decided to leave...
  • Chennai: Raising a 'paw' for dog adoption September 25, 2012

    Chennai: Even as a craze for pedigree dogs has been doing the rounds in the city, a determined group of people have been tirelessly promoting the Great Indian Dog. Their efforts seemed to have paid off at the Blue Cross Adoptathon on Sunday evening, as a majority of those who...
  • Chennai: Anna Arch renovation work to begin on Wednesday September 25, 2012

    Chennai: The renovation work on the Anna Arch at Arumbakkam would begin from September 26. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat on Monday. During the discussions, the Chief Minister advised the officials about the renovation measures to...
  • Bangalore: Hebbal lake a haven for migratory birds September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Spread over an area of 150 acres in North Bangalore, Hebbal lake is the success story of a conserved water body that faced lot of controversies and issues pertaining to its rejuvenation and maintenance. But, today it is a haven for a large number of migratory birds. Serving as...
  • Bangalore: Karnataka Assembly to sport a new look September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Following the diamond jubilee celebrations in June this year, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will now be witnessing a major renovation work adding a new and modern touch to the majestic two storeyed assembly hall of the Vidhana Soudha. Speaking to City Express, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker, KG Bopaiah...
  • Bangalore: BMTC temporarily halts refunds September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be halting the process of refunding students for those who purchased bus passes before a reduction in rates was introduced. The refund process which started on September 7 at 36 centres across the city was scheduled to run till September 30. It...
  • Hyderabad: Water woes to continue till next monsoon September 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: Despite showers in the last few weeks, the prospect of drinking water shortage still looms large over the twin cities. In fact, no less an official than the new managing director of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) J Syamala Rao indicated that citizens should brace...
  • University of Hyderabad gears up for elections September 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad is gearing up for students union elections. Unlike in the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), where polls are a controversial issue due to the opposition of students to the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, the elections are relatively smooth and uncomplicated in UoH. BV Sharma, Dean...
  • Hyderabad: Mobile companies told to cough up or pack up September 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: For all their publicity, the cell phone companies, with their celebrity ambassadors, seem to be a little lax in adhering to norms. A number of cell phone towers, said to be in hundreds, in the city are illegal, according to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The civic body...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Finally, a solution to plastic waste September 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: If things go as planned, the plastic-shredding units at Palayam may soon start functioning. The City Corporation will initiate discussions with two private firms at Kollam and Perumbavoor in the coming days to arrive at a decision on transporting cleaned plastic waste. According to Mayor K Chandrika, the Corporation...
  • Thiruvananthapuram bids tearful farewell to Thilakan September 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Thousands of tearful mourners poured into the city on Monday to catch a last glimpse of veteran actor Thilakan, who died at a city hospital in the early hours of the day. Thilakans body was first taken to the residence of his son Shoby Thilakan at Vettamukku here around...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Work to check waterlogging begins September 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The culvert on the Edanada-Killiyar stream which is notorious for causing flooding in the Pipinmoodu area is being widened. The PWD-Irrigation Department began the widening work on Monday. The widening of the culvert has been a long-pending demand of the residents of the Pipinmoodu area. Waterlogging in the residential...
  • Karnataka: Belekeri iron ore miners, staff feel the heat September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Officials and miners named in the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee and the Karnataka Lokayukta reports are feeling the heat. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has largely based its investigations on these reports of illegal export of 50.79 lakh metric tonnes of iron ore from Belekeri port. The...
  • Suspended AAI officer attends Chennai meet September 25, 2012

    Chennai: Though he was supposedly suspended by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh for irregularities in awarding contracts, a top official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is believed to have attended a pre-bid meeting at the airport here on Friday, drawing flak from unionists in the airport. According to...
  • Protests against bus fares staged across Andhra Pradesh September 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: Protests were held by opposition parties against the hike in APSRTC bus fares across the state on Monday. On Sunday, the state government had hiked the prices in APSRTC bus fares by 10 to 15 per cent citing increase in the price of diesel as the reason. The fare...