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August 16, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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The healthcare sector has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement in his Independence Day address that the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, also known as Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), will be launched on September 25. The government-sponsored hea...
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August 14, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Ahead of the DMK’s emergency executive council meeting slated today (Tuesday), late party leader M. Karunanidhi’s son M.K. Alagiri yesterday (Monday) raised a banner of revolt against younger brother and party working president M.K. Stalin, alleging that the party’s assets and funds are being misused...
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August 13, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday (Sunday) conducted an aerial survey of flood-ravaged Kerala and announced an immediate relief of ₹100 crore as the State braced for another spell of heavy rain after a fresh low pressure area developed in the Bay of Bengal. State authorities said the death ...
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August 12, 2018 3:06 am gmt |
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V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as A Bend in the River and A House for Mr. Biswas and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died yesterday (Saturday) at his London home, his f...
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August 10, 2018 4:42 am gmt |
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The Chennai police on Thursday arrested May 17 Movement co-ordinator Thirumurugan Gandhi in Bengaluru International Airport on charges of sedition. He has been actively campaigning against the 8-lane Chennai Salem Green Corridor project and the police firing in Thoothukudi over the Sterlite stir rece...
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August 10, 2018 4:41 am gmt |
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The poignant scenes and emotional moments witnessed during the funeral of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi at Anna Memorial here yesterday (Wednesday) evening brought to the fore yet again the love, affection and respect the five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu commanded among his family members, long-time...
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August 8, 2018 4:33 am gmt |
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M Karunanidhi, five-time chief minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state and one of the dominant figures in the politics of southern India for half a century, died on Tuesday (August 07) at the age of 94. An outspoken atheist in a country where politicians often trumpet their piety, Karunanidhi buil...
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August 8, 2018 4:33 am gmt |
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DMK president M. Karunanidhi’s health suffered a setback yesterday (Monday) and doctors treating him at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai set a 24-hour timeframe to determine the prognosis. A large number of DMK cadres and supporters gathered outside the hospital soon after it issued a medical bulletin...
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August 6, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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Unease and growing anxiety was palpable in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday (Sunday), a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on whether a Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which empowers the State legislature to define “permanent residents” and provide special rights and pri...
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August 5, 2018 3:18 am gmt |
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It is 12 noon and the small Ayyappan temple in Tallakulam is closing. The bell tolls softly to signal the end of the annadhanam (free) lunch and people slowly walk out of the temple after eating a fulfilling meal. T. Marichamy, the temple priest, finishes off the last few archanais (personalised puja...
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August 4, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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The world forward is not necessarily the three career choices — engineering, accountancy and medicine. It is opening up for new start-up initiatives that are going to be the future of the country, said Venita Kaul, professor emeritus (education), Ambedkar University, Delhi. “Are we preparing our chil...
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August 3, 2018 3:10 am gmt |
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Amidst concerns that monsoon rains could fall short of “normal,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is reviewing its projections. Officials, however, while July rains were less than expected, the shortfall was confined to the northeastern States of India and below-normal rains were unlikely to...
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August 2, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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The government has the least to lose due to disruptions in Parliament and it is the country which loses the most, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said while stressing on effective functioning of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. He also said it is the duty of each Parliamentarian to lend voic...
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August 1, 2018 3:16 am gmt |
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The Union Home Ministry has sent an advisory to State governments to enumerate, observe and collect biometric data of Rohingya migrants living in India, and told the Lok Sabha that the government had received reports of their involvement in illegal activities. The government also made it clear that R...
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July 31, 2018 6:58 am gmt |
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The condition of DMK chief M Karunanidhi remained stable on Monday even as a host of leaders, including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Nationalist Congress Party founder Sharad Pawar visited Kauvery Hospital, where he is being treated, in Chennai.After a long night and day for t...