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July 17, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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The Chennai Corporation is likely to start work soon on restoring damaged roads along 17,000 stretches in various parts of the city. The civic body will kickstart the work this week after the government sanctions ₹260 crore in the first phase. “Priority has been given to added areas such as Ambattur,...
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July 16, 2018 3:21 am gmt |
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No sanitary worker has availed himself of the benefits under the National Scheme for Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers (NSLRS) in the last five years, said officials from the Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation (TAHDCO). Officials added that no worker came forward to...
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July 15, 2018 3:07 am gmt |
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With many of the city’s schools badly in need of maintenance, the Chennai Corporation has come up with an estimate of ₹40 crore for improving their infrastructure. “The Buildings Department will restore 155 schools at an estimate of ₹8.5 crore. Work will begin shortly,” said an official. The funds wi...
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July 12, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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Chennai may enjoy its tryst with thunderstorms for one or two more days during evening or night hours. For the second consecutive day on Wednesday, rain lashed several parts of the city. The weather station in Nungambakkam recorded nearly 2 cm of rainfall till 8.30 p.m. Many places like Poonamallee a...
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July 11, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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A person’s choice of a partner is a fundamental right, and it can include same-sex partner, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said on Tuesday. The observation came on the first day of hearing by a Constitution Bench of petitions challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colo...
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July 10, 2018 4:07 am gmt |
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One person died, innumerable potholes scarred roads amid widespread waterlogging, Tulsi lake overflowed and schools were closed as Mumbai struggled through its wettest monsoon till July 9 in five years. BMC’s weather stations recorded 78.7mm of rain on Monday, as the India Meteorological Department (...
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July 9, 2018 3:34 am gmt |
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The Tiruchi City Corporation plans to start a public bicycle sharing system by building 50 stations at busy points. The project will be implemented under the Smart City Proposals. All railway stations, bus stands, shopping malls, markets and tourists places will be linked in the bicycle sharing proje...
In India
July 8, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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A 25-year-old student haling from Warangal was shot dead in a restaurant in the Kansas City of the USA on Friday. The youth was identified as Sharath Koppu, whose family stays in Ameerpet in the city. He was pursuing his masters degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas. The shooting took place ...
In India
July 7, 2018 5:49 am gmt |
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The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa in India, said it was “carefully looking into” charges of baby trafficking leveled against a nun and a worker at one of its homes. Indian authorities sealed a home which provides shelter for pregnant unmarried women run by t...
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July 6, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, met Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, after he arrived in New Delhi on Thursday (July 05). “Exceptional, time-tested and everlasting relationship! EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on Prime Minister of #Bhutan @tsheringtobgay. Warm discussions on ta...
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July 5, 2018 7:10 am gmt |
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India is WhatsApp’s biggest market with over 200 million users. But false information on its app this year has contributed toward the triggering of mass beatings of more than a dozen people, at least three of whom have died.  On Sunday, five more people were lynched in the western state of Maharashtr...
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July 5, 2018 4:36 am gmt |
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Indian Information and Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Wednesday (July 04), said that he was “happy” that the notice was sent to Whatsapp on Tuesday (July 03) and they have already sent a reply from California and appreciated the “promptness” in WhatsApp’s reply. Fac...
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July 4, 2018 4:52 am gmt |
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Fishermen in India’s southern coastal town Rameswaram on Tuesday (July 03) were forced to dock nearly half of their boats after the government failed to provide fuel for the boats on subsidized rates as per norm. The government provides about 1200 litres fuel for fishing boats to fishermen at a...
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July 1, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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Sathyasri Sharmila registered with the Madras Bar Council on Saturday (June 30) to become the first transgender lawyer of the country. It was my dream to become a judge and I want to see members of my community achieve great successes in their respective fields, said Sathya Sri. In a landmark judgmen...
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June 30, 2018 5:40 am gmt |
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The birth anniversaries of thespian Sivaji Ganesan and freedom fighter Ramasamy Padayachi would henceforth be celebrated as a government function, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami announced in the Legislative Assembly on Friday. Mr. Palaniswami said that in memory of freedom fighter and crusade...
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June 29, 2018 4:36 am gmt |
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In a covert operation in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts of Tamil Nadu, the Mahalakshmi Layout police on Wednesday busted an ivory smuggling racket and arrested a gang of five men led by Khader Basha, who is believed to be a functionary of the DMK party. The six men are suspected of poaching ele...
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June 21, 2018 5:17 am gmt |
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Protests against the survey of land and other properties for the proposed Salem–Chennai ‘green corridor’ project continued for the third day in Salem district on Wednesday. However, officials of the Revenue Department went ahead with their task and undertook the survey work in Velliyampatti, Valasaiy...
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June 20, 2018 4:20 am gmt |
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The Central Government of India said releasing the four foreign nationals convicted of committing the gruesome assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, in connivance with three Indian nationals, “will set a very dangerous precedent and lead to international ramifications.” In its communic...
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June 19, 2018 4:26 am gmt |
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Taking pride in his government completing 16 months in power, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday taunted the DMK, saying the AIADMK dispensation was strong, and “cannot be destabilised even if 1,000 [DMK leader] Stalins emerge.” “The present government could never be toppled by Mr. Stal...