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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...
In India
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...
In India
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...
In India
June 11, 2018 11:01 am gmt |
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Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweller at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case + , has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the News reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials. Britain’s Home Office said, it does not provide information on individual cases...
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June 10, 2018 12:50 pm gmt |
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The Election Commission of India has approved the amended bylaws of the ruling AIADMK, thereby strengthening the position of party coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami within the party. The revised bylaw had done away with the post of party general secretary. The c...
In India
June 9, 2018 11:37 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in on the sidelines of the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao on Saturday (June 09). This is the second time in six weeks Modi is visiting China. Reportedly, In...
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June 8, 2018 12:18 pm gmt |
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Militants attacked a patrol party in Kupwara district of India‘s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Friday (June 08). The militants launched the attack at a patrol party of Indian Army in Haril area of the district, however according to local media reports, no injuries or casualties have been ...
In India
June 5, 2018 12:12 pm gmt |
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A 17-year-old girl who was found dead at her home in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district on Monday is suspected to have killed herself by consuming poison after she failed in NEET 2018, the nationwide examination to select students for undergraduate medical and dental courses. S Prathiba was a resident ...
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June 5, 2018 12:08 pm gmt |
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India is the host to this year’s World Environment Day and the theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’ Every year, June 5 is observed as World Environment Day to raise awareness and increase government action on the pressing issue. This year, the theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ with focus on single-use ...
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June 2, 2018 4:17 am gmt |
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UN human rights experts have condemned the “disproportionate and excessive use of lethal force” by the Tamil Nadu police against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi, and have called for an independent investigation to ensure that those who had violated human rights were brought to justice. They h...
In India
May 30, 2018 7:17 am gmt |
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Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday accused the DMK of instigating the anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi on May 22. Speaking in the Assembly, he said DMK legislator P. Geetha Jeevan (Thoothukudi constituency) had led a rally of about 200 persons in the coastal town on that day, in...
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May 25, 2018 11:31 am gmt |
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The three-day-old Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka today won the vote of confidence in the Legislative Assembly amid a walkout by the BJP MLAs. The motion expressing confidence in the Kumaraswamy government was adopted by voice vote in the presence of JD (S)-Congress coalition MLAs and other lawma...
In India
May 24, 2018 9:12 am gmt |
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin was detained on Thursday after he held an agitation outside Tamil Nadu secretariat over Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, where 13 people have died until now. Earlier, a clash also broke about between DMK workers and the police when the fo...
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May 24, 2018 5:56 am gmt |
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The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has ordered the closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant in Thoothukudi with immediate effect and disconnected electricity supply to the unit early on Thursday morning. Orders to close the plant were issued by the Chairman of the TNPCB on Wednesday. The ...
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May 23, 2018 5:24 am gmt |
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A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday (May 22), with at least nine more being treated. An assistant professor at a regional medical college said that of 18 people screened for the...