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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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September 3, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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At the 2+2 dialogue between India and the U.S. here on coming Thursday (September 6), an announcement could be made about an in-principle agreement between the two sides on the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), but its signing is doubtful, say officials on both sides. “Wo...
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September 2, 2018 3:00 am gmt |
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The Centre will not advance the 2019 general election, and it will be held as per schedule, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told yesterday (Saturday). “The 2019 Lok Sabha election will be held on time. There is no question of advancing the poll dates. The entire process will be over before May 15, ...
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September 1, 2018 2:55 am gmt |
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A year into her marriage, Savita, 24, wishes she had never left her father’s home, which is in another part of Kanpur. She and her husband live in a house that overlooks a 20-ft wide drain. Beginning at Shitla Bazaar, on the outskirts of Jajmau — a major industrial cluster of tanneries in north-easte...
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August 31, 2018 2:55 am gmt |
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The rupee hit a historic intraday low for the second straight session, falling to 70.86 against the dollar. Month-end dollar demand from importers and the recent rise in oil prices have spurred the trend. Opening at 70.69, from Wednesday’s record closing low of 70.59, the rupee fell 0.21% to an all-t...
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August 30, 2018 2:54 am gmt |
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Professor Anand Teltumbde, whose official Goa residence was raided by the Pune police in his absence the day before (Tuesday), made a surprise appearance at a press conference held to condemn the arrest of five activists in Mumbai. “This is the face of the ‘urban Naxal’,” Mr. Teltumbde said, who is a...
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August 28, 2018 7:01 am gmt |
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The General Council of the DMK convened at the Kalaignar Arangam in party headquarters Anna Arivalayam to elect its President, a poll necessitated by the demise of its only President since the creation of the post in the late 1960s — M Karunanidhi. His son MK Stalin was announced as the Preside...
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August 28, 2018 6:30 am gmt |
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The police in Kottayam, Kerala were alarmed as a caravan of trucks bearing flags similar to that of the Tamil armed group LTTE arrived with flood relief material. Indian website Manorama Online said. The website added that the vehicle had a banner with the picture of late LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabh...