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May 24, 2018 5:56 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...
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May 23, 2018 5:24 am gmt |
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The protests going on for last several months demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn on Tuesday with ten person feared dead in the clash between protesters and police in Thoothukudi (also known as Tuticorin). Tamil Nadu DGP TK Rajendran said, “People of Tu...
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May 22, 2018 9:55 am gmt |
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The Congress-JD(S) alliance in the State works into the narrative of a united Opposition against the Narendra Modi-led BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. At the same time, an aggressive State BJP that has won the most seats in the State in Lok Sabha polls from 2004, argues that the alliance will have l...
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May 22, 2018 5:04 am gmt |
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Four persons, including two women, were killed on the spot and 25 others injured when a car coming to Theni from Madurai collided head on with a van going to Peraiyur on Andipatti-Theni Highway at Kanavai near Thimmarasanaickanur in Andipatti block on Sunday. The deceased were R. Ramar (21), M. Chell...
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May 21, 2018 5:14 am gmt |
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Stressing the need to protect farmers and agriculture in the State, actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan on Saturday announced six points, on which a group comprising “friends of farmers” would deliberate further. Addressing the press after holding discussions with representatives of ...
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May 20, 2018 6:50 am gmt |
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 The BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in yesterday as Chief Minister of a minority government in Karnataka, has to take a trust vote at 4 pm tomorrow, the Supreme Court said today, drastically slashing to 24 hours the time he has to win over more lawmakers. Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala h...
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May 15, 2018 6:16 am gmt |
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Election leads from the south Indian state of Karnataka show India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead of the Congress party which currently rules the state. The BJP is ahead in 112 of 216 seats for which leads are available, according to the Election Commission. The polls are being ...
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May 15, 2018 6:15 am gmt |
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The counting of votes cast in 222 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on May 12 will be taken up today. “All arrangements have been made for counting of votes in 222 seats from 8 a.m. onwards at 38 centres in 30 districts, including five in Bengaluru where polling was held in 26 of the 28 segm...
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May 12, 2018 4:37 am gmt |
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Voting has begun in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, in a bitterly contested election. More than 49 million people are eligible to vote for the state’s 224 assembly seats. The poll is significant for both India’s major parties ahead of general elections next year. The state is the ...
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May 11, 2018 12:16 pm gmt |
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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday (May 11) met Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw. Reportedly, seven agreements related to capacity building, renovation of Pagodas and other key areas were signed following talks between Suu Kyi and Swaraj. Swaraj also met Myanmar Arm...
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May 10, 2018 9:55 am gmt |
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The judicial custody of suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi, accused in the audiotape scandal, was extended till May 23, on Wednesday. Ms. Devi, who is accused of attempting to traffic four college students to do some favours for higher officials of the Madurai Kamaraj University in return for...
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May 10, 2018 7:41 am gmt |
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A trend has started among lawyers to target the judges, which would ultimately lead to the “killing of the institution”, a Supreme Court bench observed today. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit, while hearing a Kerala medical college matters, was critical of the lawyers critici...
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May 10, 2018 4:56 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday criticised the Congress over its “latest misadventure against the judiciary” and said “fishing in troubled waters” would hurt the Opposition in the May 12 Karnataka elections. In a series of tweets, he said the Congress’s “latest misadventure against the judiciar...
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May 9, 2018 5:27 am gmt |
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Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on aspirants of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) aspirants in Tamil Nadu facing trouble due to unavailability of examination centres, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBS...
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May 8, 2018 8:55 am gmt |
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India’s eastern Jharkhand state police have arrested 15 people in eastern India in connection with two separate rape cases involving teenage girls, said officials as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Police arrested 14 people in one of the cases after a 1...