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    Sasikala says she will stay away from politics; to pray for Jaya's 'golden rule'

    Chennai: Weeks ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly elections, expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala on Wednesday announced "she will stay away from politics," but would pray for the "golden rule" of the late party supremo Jayalalithaa. In a sort of u-turn from her earlier statement of engaging in active politics after completion of her four-year jail...

    • 29 min ago
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    Will ensure that America not China sets the international agenda: White House

    Washington: The Biden Administration has said that by restoring US credibility and reasserting forward-looking global leadership, it will ensure that America, not a more assertive and authoritarian China, sets the international agenda, working alongside countries like India to shape new norms and agreements globally that advance its interests and reflect its values....

    • 33 min ago
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    Government to spend Rs. 12,000 crore on farm facilities in Andhra Pradesh

    VIJAYAWADA: The state government will spend Rs 12,000 crore on developing multi-purpose farm facilities, including warehouses, drying yards, cold rooms and crop collection centres, apart from acquiring farm equipment and machinery. Tenders will be finalised by April 15 for construction of warehouses within a year, officials informed Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy...

    • 58 min ago
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    Odisha claims no loss of life in Similipal forest fire, issues SOP to regulate blaze

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday claimed that there was no loss of life in the Similipal National Park fire, which has been raging for around a week and spreading to newer areas. However, it was not clear from a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office what the authorities meant "no loss of life" of humans or animals. Reporters...

    • an hour ago
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    Covaxin 81 per cent effective against Covid-19: Survey

    Hyderabad: Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council for Medical Research has shown 81 per cent efficacy against Covid-19, based on a survey done on 25,800 participants, says an interim analysis of clinical trial results provided by the company. The symptoms were controlled and the disease did not become full-blown in 81 per cent of the cases, it said. Dr Krishna Ella,...

    • an hour ago
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    UN: 38 died on deadliest day yet for Myanmar coup opposition

    Yangon: Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of last month's military coup. A UN official speaking from Switzerland said 38 people had been killed Wednesday, a figure consistent with other reports though accounts are difficult...

    • an hour ago
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    Fear of tiger attacks haunts several villages in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district

    KOMARAM BHEEM ASIFABAD: The need of the hour is creation of water sources in forests and reduction of human-wildlife conflict during summer in the likelihood of high temperatures this season. The possibility of animals, including tigers, visiting villages in search of drinking water will increase in the coming days. There has been an increased tiger movement on the...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Naidu accuses Chittoor YSRC leaders of resorting to forgery

    VIJAYAWADA: Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu lodged a complaint with State Election Commission alleging forgery of nomination withdrawal papers to ensure unanimous elections. Demanding immediate inquiry, Naidu stated that in the Chittoor Municipal Corporation (CMC), YSR Congress leaders were openly claiming that the nominations of TD candidates will be withdrawn either by...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Theatre owners in TS press for relief package, seek collection of parking fee

    Hyderabad: Theatre owners and movie exhibitors have reminded the state government about the implementation of its promise of a relief package for the industry and urged the government to at least allow them to collect a parking fee from vehicle owners. After the prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns, theatres were allowed to resume shows with 50 per cent occupancy from...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Telangana tops in PDAs; Funds lying unused in banks to be reclaimed

    Hyderabad: The state government would close about 28,000 personal deposit accounts (PDAs) opened by various departments in which over Rs 10,000 crore is lying unused for the past few years. A scrutiny done by the finance department has revealed that the departments had opened the accounts in violation of norms. With the state government facing a funds crunch due to the...

    • 7 hrs ago

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