source: The Hindu Jun 09, 2004 TIRUPATI, JUNE 8. The Endowments Minister, M. Satyanarayana Rao, has promised steps to manage the temples in the State in a better way. Top on his agenda is the job of saving the endowments lands under encroachment, he said. Mr. Rao, who flew into the temple town on...
source: The Hindu, May 1 2004 NEW DELHI, APRIL 30. The Tamil Nadu Government today assailed in the Supreme Court the scheme framed by the Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the protection and conservation of the Arunachaleswarar temple in Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, dedicated to Lord Shiva, as a national heritage monument.
source: The Hindu, April 15, 2004 HYDERABAD, APRIL 14. The Temple Protection Movement, headed by M.V. Soundar Rajan, on Wednesday organised special poojas at Sri Balaji Temple, Chilkur. The movement, which is seeking either amendment or scrapping of the Andhra Pradesh Endowments Act, organised poojas in support of the demand.
source: The Hindu, October 7, 2004 BANGALORE, OCT. 6. Visvesha Tirtha Swamiji of Pejawar Math in Udupi has said there is no question of handing over the Udupi Sri Krishna Temple to the Department of Religious Endowment, and the Government could not take over temples established or run by a community.
source: The Hindu, February 27 2004 VISAKHAPATNAM, FEB. 26. The Endowments Department has initiated steps to take back about 12.5 acres of land valued at about Rs. 26 crores in the busy Yellamanchili town of Visakhapatnam district.
source: The Hindu, February 24, 2004 HYDERABAD, FEB. 23. The Endowments Department has taken a policy decision to conduct religious discourses on a continuous basis for turning the people to God and to the country's spiritual heritage and culture.