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October 15, 2018 2:23 am gmt |
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Granting bail to S. Subair, an accused in the murder of Hindu Munnani leader Sasikumar, the Madras High Court has held that investigating agencies cannot file chargesheets on a piecemeal basis against select accused just to prevent them from obtaining statutory bail. He is among the five accused in t...
In India
October 9, 2018 11:46 am gmt |
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A blast at Steel Authority of India‘s plant in central state of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday (October 09) killed at least six people, a police official said. State-run SAIL is one of India‘s biggest steel producers, and the blast occurred at its Bhilai plant. The fire, which occurred during a ...
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October 3, 2018 10:40 am gmt |
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Justice Ranjan Gogoi today took charge as the Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Justice Gogoi replaces Justice Dipak Misra, who completed a 13-month term as the Chief Justice of India on October 2...
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September 27, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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M.K. Stalin, the president of Tami Nadu opposition DMK was on Wednesday admitted to the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for treatment. Sources said he may undergo a minor surgery for an ailment. The hospital is expected to issue a medical bulletin on Thursday....
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September 26, 2018 7:03 am gmt |
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The DMK and the Congress were fully responsible for the genocide of a large number of Tamils during the final phase of the Eelam war in Sri Lanka, and should be booked for war crimes,   Edappadi K. Palaniswami, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu said on Tuesday. Speaking at a protest meeting organised ...
In India
September 23, 2018 3:26 am gmt |
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Industrial leaders paid tributes to departed former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, hailing him as a doyen of industrial development in the State and the country. At a meeting organised by Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) and other industry bodies in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, they ...
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September 20, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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The Union Cabinet yesterday (Wednesday) cleared an ordinance that makes talaq-e-biddat, or instant triple talaq, a criminal offence that will attract a maximum jail term of three years. President Ram Nath Kovind later in the day gave his assent. The new law, however, incorporates safeguards, includin...
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September 19, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday (Tuesday) donned the hat of a parliamentarian as he gave an account of work done in his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi,over the past four years to his “high command”, the people of the temple city. Launching or inaugurating projects worth more than ₹550 crore ...
In India
September 17, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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The late-night dark skies at Sriharikota lit up in bright orange hues as the PSLV-C42 lifted off and vanished into the thick black clouds, carrying two satellites from the United Kingdom – NovaSAR and S1-4 from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR here. The lightest version of...
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September 16, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Left parties indulged in a blame game on Saturday as they accused each other of roughing up their members in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) with the Left alleging that attempt was made to kidnap one of their woman members out...
In India
September 15, 2018 3:33 am gmt |
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The government announced a set of five measures late on Friday aimed at supporting the rupee, which has been under pressure in the last few weeks, and ensuring that the current account deficit stays in control. The government will also take necessary steps to cut down non-essential imports and increa...
In India
September 14, 2018 4:15 am gmt |
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The President has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi will assume office from October 3. He is the first Chief Justice of India from Assam. The warrant of appointment comes in less than 10 days after incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra recommended Justice ...
In India
September 13, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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The Centre has announced a ₹15,053 crore scheme to ensure that farmers growing oilseeds, pulses and copra actually get the minimum support prices (MSP) they are promised for their crops every year. The umbrella policy — Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) — was approved by the C...
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September 12, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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India is facing an embarrassing situation at the first ever military exercise of the regional grouping BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) with Nepal and Thailand backing out from sending full contingents. Yesterday (Tuesday), Nepal also conveyed t...
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September 11, 2018 3:40 am gmt |
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The Tamil Nadu government yesterday (Monday) announced a revised Information Communication Technology Policy 2018, catering to information technology (IT), information technology-enabled services (ITeS), MSME and the start-up sectors. The State last saw an IT policy rolled out during the DMK’s rule i...
In India
September 10, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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A Nataraja idol, smuggled 36 years ago from the Kulasekaramudayar Aramvalartha Nayaki Amman temple at Kallidaikurichi in Tirunelveli district, was traced to Australia. A museum in Australia had bought the statue for ₹30 crore and a team headed by Inspector General of Police(IG) A.G. Ponn Manickavel, ...
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September 9, 2018 3:07 am gmt |
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The Brahmaputra was till 1962 the only river in India that had not been bridged along its entire length either for road or railway, according to a 1988 book co-authored by former railwayman and IIT Madras teacher S. Ponnuswamy. The river, more than 10 km wide in several stretches, now awaits the comp...
In India
September 8, 2018 2:51 am gmt |
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Former Commissioner of Police S. George, arraigned in the gutkha case, conceded on Friday that a scam did take place, though he sought to blame his subordinate. Addressing reporters at his residence in Nolambur, Mr. George, a retired DGP-rank officer, claimed that the then Deputy Commissioner of Poli...
In India
September 6, 2018 2:50 am gmt |
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DMK president M.K. Stalin and other Opposition leaders on Wednesday demanded the dismissal of Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, DGP T.K. Rajendran and other senior officials whose residences and offices were searched by the CBI in connection with the gutkha scam yesterday (Wednesday). “Mr. Vijaya Bas...