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May 2, 2018 11:45 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 ...
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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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May 1, 2018 3:25 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 27, 2018 5:35 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...
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April 24, 2018 9:56 am gmt |
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BJP functionary S.Ve. Shekher has moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a case booked against him by the Cyber Crime Cell of the Central Crime Branch, Chennai, for having shared a derogatory post about women journalists on his Facebook page on April 19. In an affidavit filed in sup...
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April 24, 2018 3:46 am gmt |
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DMK working president M.K. Stalin, who led a massive human chain protest organised by the Opposition parties in Pudukottai town demanding the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board on Monday, claimed that the BJP-led Centre and the AIADMK government in the State were working as a “double-barrel...
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April 24, 2018 3:45 am gmt |
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CPI(M) State secretary K. Balakrishnan has written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging them to immediately recall Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. In his letter to both the leaders, a copy of which has been released to the media, he noted that assistant profes...
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April 23, 2018 3:26 am gmt |
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Indian President Ramnath Kovind has signed the ordinance of death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 was sent to the President for an approval soon after the meeting of Union Cabinet to bring in force a stringent punishme...
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April 22, 2018 7:06 am gmt |
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India’s cabinet on Saturday (April 21) approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases. The executive order, or ordinance, amends the criminal law...
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April 22, 2018 3:34 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a short stop in Berlin on Friday (April 20) to sit down with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after concluding visits to Sweden and Britain. The meeting between the leaders focused on bolstering economic cooperation between the two nations. Germany is IndiaR...
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April 20, 2018 11:29 am gmt |
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“Until the elections, Karnataka BJP’s headquarters has been shifted from Malleshwaram to Fairfield Layout,” joked one of the party workers waiting outside the duplex bungalow in Fairfield Layout, in the heart of Bengaluru. The bungalow was rented out by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and would be u...
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April 16, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said on Sunday that, the State government would consider the pleas for allowing peaceful protests on the Marina beach. The government would examine whether or not allowing peaceful protests would create law and order issues in the area or cause disturbance to the publi...
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April 16, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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India’s federal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) put a lawmaker from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under a seven-day judicial custody on Saturday (April 14), in connection with the rape of a teenager, after days of protests by activists accusing authorities of falling t...
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April 15, 2018 8:41 am gmt |
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DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Saturday said the protests in Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) would not stop until the board was formed by the Centre. “The [Cauvery Rights Retrieval] rally was part of our struggle. We won that battle. The war is going on,” he said in a stateme...
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April 15, 2018 3:48 am gmt |
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Environmental activists protesting against the Sterlite copper plant and its expansion in Thoothukudi have filed RTI pleas with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) invoking a special clause for getting information in 48 hours. On Friday afternoon, activists, including Madras High Court ret...