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December 29, 2017 4:41 am gmt |
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India’s lower house of parliament passed a bill on Thursday (December 28) aimed at prosecuting Muslim men who divorce their wives through the “triple talaq,” or instant divorce. The bill would make the practice a non-bailable offence with a possible three-year jail term. It now move...
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December 28, 2017 4:31 am gmt |
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With the State Assembly likely to begin its first session for the New Year on January 8, the focus has turned to the impact that the latest entrant to the House, T.T.V. Dhinakaran, is likely to have on the ruling party and the deliberations of the Assembly. While a representative of the Dhinakaran ca...
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December 27, 2017 7:37 am gmt |
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Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar on Tuesday took umbrage at the term “impotent” used by “Thuglaq” magazine editor S Gurumurthy to describe the action taken by the ruling AIADMK against supporters of sidelined leader TTV Dhinakaran, after his shock victory in the RK Na...
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December 27, 2017 4:13 am gmt |
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Despite actor Rajinikanth enjoying sky-high popularity as a movie star in Tamil Nadu and the existence of a major political vacuum, political observers feel that he might not be able to leave a lasting impact on the State’s political scene without commitment and strong ideological content. Criticisin...
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December 26, 2017 4:13 am gmt |
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Pakistan allowed the wife and mother of an Indian man convicted of spying to visit him on Monday (December 25) in Islamabad, eight months after he was sentenced to death by a military court. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a former officer in the Indian navy, was arrested in March 2016 in the Pakistan prov...
In India
December 25, 2017 12:18 pm gmt |
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The wife and mother of the imprisoned Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan have met him on Monday (December 25), in a rare meeting. It was the first meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, who’s accused of espionage and sabotage, and his family since he was arrested in March 201...
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December 25, 2017 4:35 am gmt |
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DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Sunday sought to downplay the result of the R.K. Nagar bypoll, describing it as a “Himalayan defeat” for the Election Commission rather than his own party. His comments came even as party spokesperson T.K.S. Elangovan admitted that the result was a blow to the DMK...
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December 24, 2017 12:09 pm gmt |
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The result of the by-election for Chennai’s RK Nagar assembly constituency, which fell vacant after the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa last December, were declared today. Independent candidate TTV Dhinakaran, who was sidelined from the AIADMK by the EPS and OPS faction...
In India
December 24, 2017 4:32 am gmt |
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All arrangements are in place for the counting of votes on Sunday at the Queen Mary’s College for the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar bypoll. Security has been beefed up in various parts of the city, officials said. “The by-election will have 19 rounds of counting. Randomisation of counting personnel will be...
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December 23, 2017 4:27 am gmt |
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President Ramnath Kovind is scheduled to arrive in Madurai on Saturday, as part of a two-day visit to the State — his first since assuming office in July. His itinerary includes a visit to Rameswaram and appointments in Chennai. The President would be received by Governor Banwarilal Purohit upon his ...
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December 22, 2017 5:24 am gmt |
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The Congress on Thursday obstructed the maiden speech of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in the Rajya Sabha, where he is a nominated member. He was nominated to the House by the UPA government in April, 2012. Mr. Tendulkar was to have initiated a short-duration discussion on the right to play and the futu...
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December 21, 2017 10:00 am gmt |
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Former telecom minister A Raja was on Thursday acquitted in the 2G spectrum case along DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter M Kanimozhi and 15 others. Mr Raja was accused of allocating airwaves and licenses for cellphone networks in exchange for kickbacks and causing the state a loss of Rs. 1.76 ...
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December 19, 2017 4:39 am gmt |
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The assembly election results proved that India is ready for reform and transformation, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious in a close fight with opposition Congress party in his home state and northern Himachal Pradesh on Monday (December 18). ...
In India
December 18, 2017 6:58 am gmt |
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After a high-pitched and bitterly-fought election campaign by the BJP and Congress in Gujarat, all eyes now focus on the Gujarat Assembly election result which will be declared today. Counting of votes began at 8 am sharp. The BJP has extended the lead after the Congress gave a tough challenge. The C...
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December 18, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
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Two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Cyclone Ockhi-hit Kanyakumari district, the Tamil Nadu government on Sunday held a review meeting over the central assistance to be sought for the relief works in the region. Chief Minister K Palaniswami, who is expected to accompany Modi duri...
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December 17, 2017 4:30 am gmt |
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Stating that the outcome of the R.K. Nagar byelection would be the starting point for the elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Saturday called upon the voters of the constituency to teach a lesson to the ruling AIADMK, alleging that the party had drained the Stat...
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December 16, 2017 11:26 am gmt |
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Rahul Gandhi was appointed the president of the Indian National Congress Saturday, as supporters broke into loud celebrations and shouted slogans at the party headquarters in New Delhi. Rahul took over the reigns from his mother Sonia, 71, who has led the party for 19 long years. She said Friday it w...
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December 16, 2017 4:40 am gmt |
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Kausalya, whose father was among six people to be awarded the death sentence for conspiring to kill her husband Shankar, has urged the police to continue protecting her and act against those who post defamatory content against her on social media sites. Addressing reporters along with Dalit rights ac...
In India
December 14, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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We will put pressure in the Parliament and the Tamil Nadu State Assembly about the issues faced by the fisherman, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi said. Rahul Gandhi is in Kanyakumari, visiting the fishing villages which were adversely affected by Cyclone Ockhi today (Thursday). While his visit ...