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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...
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August 27, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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In a major breakthrough, the Crime Branch CID of the Tamil Nadu police has cracked the sensational train heist case in which ₹5.75 crore cash assigned to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was looted from a moving train a couple of years ago. The unprecedented train robbery occurred on the Salem-Chennai...
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August 26, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi yesterday (Saturday) accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being “unpatriotic” for misusing public anger over the country’s “job problem”. Reiterating a theme that has run through his interactions during his visit to the U.K. and Germany, Mr. Gandhi drew parallels be...
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August 25, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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The A.P. government, apparently, is sitting on a gold mine all these days. The government recently found that Chigargunta and Bisanatham gold block in Chittoor district is likely to fetch ₹947 crore. After conducting many exploration studies, the Mines and Geology department has come to a conclusion ...
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August 24, 2018 3:06 am gmt |
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The Kerala government yesterday (Thursday) claimed in the Supreme Court that sudden releases of water from the Mullaperiyar dam was a cause for the floods in the State. In an affidavit, Kerala slammed Tamil Nadu for allegedly ignoring its repeated entreaties for controlled release of water from the r...