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June 22, 2017 9:51 am gmt |
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch the Cartosat-2 series satellite, with at least 30 co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The 28-hour countdown for the new satellite launch began on Thursday at 5.29 am, and the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSL...
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June 22, 2017 5:17 am gmt |
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami will be part of the delegation that would accompany BJP’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind when he files nomination for the top post on Friday. The Chief Minister is expected to reach the national capital this evening. The Chief Minister’s visit...
In India
June 21, 2017 9:26 am gmt |
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Lodged in Parappana Agrahara central prison in Bengaluru, Sasikala Natarajan appeared before a Chennai court via video conferencing on Wednesday. Accused of FERA violation by the Enforcement Directorate, charges will be framed against Sasikala in the two-decade old case. Sasikala was allowed to appea...
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June 21, 2017 6:03 am gmt |
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For about 20 minutes this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga asanas in the rain at Lucknow’s Ambedkar Sabha Sthal, leading thousands of people in celebrating Yoga Day. In Ahmedabad, where yoga teacher Ramdev and BJP chief Amit Shah led celebrations, about 5 lakh people turned ...
In India
June 20, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that India’s biggest tax reform since Independence, the national Goods and Services Tax or GST, will be launched at midnight on June 30. Mr Jaitley said President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two of his predecessors, Dr Manmohan Sing...
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June 20, 2017 8:16 am gmt |
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DMK Working President MK Stalin and other party MLAs walked out of the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday after expressing dissatisfaction over Chief Minister E Palaniswami’s reply over the Centre’s  ban on sale of cattle for abattoirs. In the Assembly, the Chief Minister said the State government would ...
In India
June 18, 2017 12:37 pm gmt |
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Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination case of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, ended her hunger strike after prison authorities promised to shift her to Puzhal jail. She began her hunger protest on Thursday in Vellore prison demanding that she be shifted to Puzhal jail, ...
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June 18, 2017 11:11 am gmt |
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Representatives of the National South Indian Rivers Inter-Linking Farmers Association on Sunday met actor Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden residence in Chennai to seek his support for their cause. The farmers also reminded him of a promise he had made in 2002 to donate Rs 1 crore for the cause. Rajinik...
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June 18, 2017 7:37 am gmt |
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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday termed GST as a “good tax reform” but said it will not push for its implementation till the time there is complete consensus on the issue. “Government is willing to introduce GST in the state with ample safeguards as this tax reform will ...
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June 17, 2017 9:28 am gmt |
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Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said the eating habits of people cannot be controlled, but there is a need to strike a balance since a very large number of people in India revere cows. “We should not forget that a very large section of people respects and reveres cowsR...
In India
June 14, 2017 12:09 pm gmt |
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DMK leader M K Stalin and other party leaders were detained after they staged a protest outside the Tamil Nadu assembly. Stalin along with 86 other party leaders was evicted from the House after a pandemonium broke out inside the assembly on Wednesday morning when he demanded a debate on the alleged ...
In India
June 13, 2017 5:55 am gmt |
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Vice President Rahul Gandhi accused the Narendra Modi government of muzzling the media saying journalists are not allowed to write what they want to express. He made these remarks while addressing an event to launch the commemorative edition of National Herald, in Bengaluru on Monday (June 12). He sa...
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June 12, 2017 9:53 am gmt |
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Telugu Desam Party leader TG Venkatesh opined that CM Chandrababu Naidu should be made the President and IT Minister Nara Lokesh be made the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. As the President of India Pranab Mukherjee’s term is nearing completion, there has been a great debate on who’s going...
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June 11, 2017 7:12 am gmt |
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Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar staked claim to her Poes Garden residence in Chennai. Deepa along with her husband Madhavan arrived at Jayalalithaa’s Veda Nilayam residence at 10 am on Sunday morning, but were denied entry. A three-tier security continues to be i...
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June 10, 2017 9:29 am gmt |
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Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday (June 10) said the force needed women in combat positions to tackle the women members of the public, often encountered during operations. Rawat was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the passing out parade of cadets at Indian Military Academy i...
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June 10, 2017 7:27 am gmt |
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Asserting that his government was ‘strong’, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Friday alleged that falsehoods were being spread about its stability by those who cannot ‘stand’ its various achievements. “The Tamil Nadu government is strong. The party (AIADMK) is r...
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June 9, 2017 6:39 am gmt |
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Amid the changing power equations in the ruling AIADMK’s Amma faction, the rebel Puratchi Thalaivi Amma group led by O.Panneerselvam on Wednesday said it will not hurt the prospects of the E Palaniswamy government in Tamil Nadu. “The Palaniswamy-led government will not face a situation wh...
In India
June 8, 2017 11:50 am gmt |
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Minister of India’s central Madhya Pradesh state Bhupendra Singh on Thursday (June 08) admitted five farmers who died during a protest in Mandsaur city were killed in police firing, days after he denied it. The killings escalated tensions in the Indian heartland with protesters burning vehicles...
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June 8, 2017 7:37 am gmt |
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Fifteen Indian fishermen from Sharjah who were arrested by the Iranian authorities allegedly for entering into their waters in 2016 were released after six months and returned home this morning (June8). They were welcomed by the Indian fisheries department officials at the Chennai airport on their ar...