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May 21, 2018 5:14 am gmt |
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Four persons, including two women, were killed on the spot and 25 others injured when a car coming to Theni from Madurai collided head on with a van going to Peraiyur on Andipatti-Theni Highway at Kanavai near Thimmarasanaickanur in Andipatti block on Sunday. The deceased were R. Ramar (21), M. Chell...
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May 20, 2018 6:50 am gmt |
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Stressing the need to protect farmers and agriculture in the State, actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan on Saturday announced six points, on which a group comprising “friends of farmers” would deliberate further. Addressing the press after holding discussions with representatives of ...
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May 18, 2018 12:04 pm gmt |
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 The BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in yesterday as Chief Minister of a minority government in Karnataka, has to take a trust vote at 4 pm tomorrow, the Supreme Court said today, drastically slashing to 24 hours the time he has to win over more lawmakers. Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala h...
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May 15, 2018 6:16 am gmt |
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Election leads from the south Indian state of Karnataka show India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead of the Congress party which currently rules the state. The BJP is ahead in 112 of 216 seats for which leads are available, according to the Election Commission. The polls are being ...
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May 15, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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The counting of votes cast in 222 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on May 12 will be taken up today. “All arrangements have been made for counting of votes in 222 seats from 8 a.m. onwards at 38 centres in 30 districts, including five in Bengaluru where polling was held in 26 of the 28 segm...
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May 12, 2018 4:37 am gmt |
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Voting has begun in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, in a bitterly contested election. More than 49 million people are eligible to vote for the state’s 224 assembly seats. The poll is significant for both India’s major parties ahead of general elections next year. The state is the ...
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May 11, 2018 12:15 pm gmt |
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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday (May 11) met Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw. Reportedly, seven agreements related to capacity building, renovation of Pagodas and other key areas were signed following talks between Suu Kyi and Swaraj. Swaraj also met Myanmar Arm...
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May 10, 2018 9:55 am gmt |
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The judicial custody of suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi, accused in the audiotape scandal, was extended till May 23, on Wednesday. Ms. Devi, who is accused of attempting to traffic four college students to do some favours for higher officials of the Madurai Kamaraj University in return for...
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May 10, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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A trend has started among lawyers to target the judges, which would ultimately lead to the “killing of the institution”, a Supreme Court bench observed today. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit, while hearing a Kerala medical college matters, was critical of the lawyers critici...
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May 9, 2018 5:27 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday criticised the Congress over its “latest misadventure against the judiciary” and said “fishing in troubled waters” would hurt the Opposition in the May 12 Karnataka elections. In a series of tweets, he said the Congress’s “latest misadventure against the judiciar...
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May 8, 2018 8:55 am gmt |
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India’s eastern Jharkhand state police have arrested 15 people in eastern India in connection with two separate rape cases involving teenage girls, said officials as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Police arrested 14 people in one of the cases after a 1...
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May 8, 2018 3:55 am gmt |
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Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on aspirants of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) aspirants in Tamil Nadu facing trouble due to unavailability of examination centres, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBS...
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May 7, 2018 3:48 am gmt |
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The Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorms accompanied with squall, dust storm at isolated places in Punjab from May 6 to May 8. It said that a dust storm may hit 8 districts of Punjab. The information procured from the Met Department Chandigarh office revealed that light rain, thunder...
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May 5, 2018 11:06 am gmt |
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India‘s northern Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state is reeling under an acute water crisis as the area looms under an intense heat wave and drought. The situation is so bad that people in Bhagli village do not have access to clean water and consume dirty water drawn from ponds and pit...
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May 4, 2018 11:14 am gmt |
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At least 125 people are now reported to have died in fierce dust storms in northern India, with officials warning of more bad weather to come. High-speed winds and lightning have devastated many villages, brought down walls and left scores injured. A spokesperson for the Uttar Pradesh relief commissi...
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May 2, 2018 11:44 am gmt |
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Fourteen Indian cities are among the world’s 20 most polluted, according to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The study says the northern city of Kanpur tops the list of cities that had the highest PM2.5 levels in 2016. PM2.5 are tiny but deadly air particles, which can ...
In India
May 1, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader and Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar MLA T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Sunday faced an embarrassing situation when a group of women waved ₹20 notes at him in a bid to ‘redeem’ cash for votes during his visit to the constituency. In the run-up to the byelection to the R.K. Nagar con...
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April 27, 2018 5:35 am gmt |
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Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was sworn in as judge of the Supreme Court on Friday. Her appointment received the Presidential warrant, or requisite clearance to take oath, Wednesday. She is the first woman to be elevated to the post of Supreme Court judge from the Bar. On taking oath, Malhotra will b...
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April 26, 2018 11:23 am gmt |
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Thirteen children were killed on Thursday (April 26) when a school van collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a railway official said. The accident took place early in the morning when the children were on their way to school. There were 2...