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July 27, 2018 2:57 am gmt |
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The recent demand for ₹2 lakh as caution deposit from students of SSM School in Chennai and the subsequent arrest of its correspondent, K. Santhanam, has yet again put the focus on the fixation of fees in self-financing schools and the viability of running such institutions. The Tamil Nadu Schools (R...
In India
July 26, 2018 3:29 am gmt |
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Expressing concern over the “unsatisfactory” operation of State pollution control boards, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has suggested that officials with a ‘legal background’ should be appointed to the boards, to deal with matters that require judicial knowledge. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson...
In India
July 25, 2018 3:10 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court on yesterday (Tuesday) said the government’s stand on completing the appointment of a Lokpal, an ombudsman to protect the common man from corruption in public service and power centres, was “wholly unsatisfactory.” The court was reacting to an affidavit filed by the government, the ...
In India
July 24, 2018 3:15 am gmt |
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India extended $200 million lines of credit to Rwanda yesterday (Monday) as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with President Paul Kagame and discussed measures to boost the bilateral strategic ties by strengthening cooperation in trade and agriculture sectors. After the one-on-one ...
In India
July 23, 2018 3:15 am gmt |
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Two engineers have been arrested in connection with an accident at the construction site of a hospital in Kandanchavadi on the day before night (Saturday), in which one person died and 32 were injured after a building collapsed. Around 7.15 p.m. on the day before (Saturday), a structure, which was be...
In India
July 22, 2018 2:47 am gmt |
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One person was killed and several others were injured as a shed of a hospital under construction collapsed near Taramani in Chennai on July 21 night. All those who were hurt and trapped under the debris, including three who suffered head injuries, were rescued. At least 28 persons have been admitted ...
In Business
July 20, 2018 5:43 am gmt |
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Continuing its slide for the third session, the rupee on today (Friday) collapsed to a life-time low of 69.12 against the US dollar after the Chinese central bank weakened its daily reference rate for the yuan by the most in two years. The yuan dropped further by 0.28% to 6.7943 per dollar, its lowes...
In India
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,...
In India
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...
In India
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...
In India
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...
In India
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...
In India
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 (...
In India
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...
In India
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...
In India
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...
In India
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...