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G. Kasturi, former editor of The Hindu is dead (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) G. Kasturi, former editor of The Hindu group, passed away here Friday, said a family member. He was 87.He was also the former managing director of ... Read more...

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Exciting races on cards


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) With a maximum of 75 points up for grabs, the three LGB Formula 4 races scheduled for the weekend are likely to generate a lot of ... Read more...

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Now mobile phone jammers to minimise road accidents


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Mobile phones may have brought instant communication within the reach of all, but they are also fast turning into a global killer, accounting for 20 ... Read more...

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Taj city lashed by heavy showers


September 10th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) Ending a spell of hot and humid weather of the past few days, heavy showers Monday afternoon brought cheer and turned conditions pleasant for visitors at ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Close battles in the offing at national racing


August 24th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Competition is likely to be hotter and closer in more ways than one as the curtain goes up on the third round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI ... Read more...

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Goair flies new aircraft on Goa-Bangalore service


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based Wadia group's low-cost carrier Go Airlines India Ltd (GoAir) Tuesday launched its service to Goa (Panjim) from Bangalore with a brand new aircraft (A320) of ... Read more...

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Top navigators for National TSD Rally


August 18th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Some of country's top navigators will be seen in action in the first round of the inaugural JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship, promoted by ... Read more...

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Action against cheating emu farm owners, says Jayalalithaa


August 17th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday directed the police to arrest the promoters of emu farms who are absconding after failing to honour commitments to ... Read more...

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Double for Mohite’s Racing


August 5th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, Aug 5 (IANS) Team Mohite's Racing Academy, Kolhapur, achieved a double as Pradyumn V. Danigond (Micro Max) and Krishnaraj Mahadik (Junior Max) won titles in their respective categories in ... Read more...

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Myneni pockets title


July 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) India's Saketh Myneni, second seed, got past fourth seed Suk-Yun Jeong of Korea 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to lift the singles title in the Indian Oil Servo ... Read more...

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Tube Investments to acquire Shanthi Gears for Rs.292 crore


July 13th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Multi-product company Tube Investments of India (TI), part of the $4.4 billion Murugappa Group, Friday announced plans to acquire promoter holdings of gear maker Shanthi Gears."We ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Passport offices to work on weekend


June 28th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the surging demand for passports and glitches in online applications, the external affairs ministry Thursday announced that passport offices will remain open this weekend ... Read more...

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ITC to expand Wealth-out-of-Waste project


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Catch-them-young to spread a good concept is what diversified corporate ITC Ltd. has decided to follow in propagating its wealth-out-of-waste (WOW) initiative.The WOW initiative started in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

South African Tourism woos India’s high income segment


June 20th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) With more and more Indian tourists going to South Africa, the country's national tourism agency is focussing on tapping three high-income segments, a senior official said."We ... Read more...

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Close races likely in National Motorcycle meet


June 1st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, June 1 (IANS) With 64 entries in the Championship category and a further 212 riders in the three single-make series, the 2012 MMSC-Sidvin National Motorcycle Racing Championship here this ... Read more...

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Shutdown call evokes partial response in Tamil Nadu


May 31st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown called by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties Thursday to protest the recent hike in petrol prices evoked a partial ... Read more...

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Air Arabia to increase frequency from Nagpur


May 29th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Low cost airline Air Arabia Tuesday announced that it will increase the frequency of flights from Nagpur to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to four times a ... Read more...

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Big grids likely for National Motorcycle Championship


May 29th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) With over 200 entries and 10 categories, including three single-make series, the MMSC-SIDVIN Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, commencing at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore ... Read more...

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Petrol cars for Polo Cup


May 17th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 17 (IANS) Volkswagen Motorsport has shifted gears by moving from diesel to petrol engine and introducing a more powerful car for its 2012 Polo R Cup championship.The 20 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Efforts made to strengthen medical education: Health Minister


May 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In order to overcome the human resource shortage in the health sector, the government has increased the number of medical seats at the post-graduate level ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tatra scam: CBI registers case against BEML chief


April 19th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The CBI Thursday registered a case against V.R.S. Natarajan, chief of the the state-owned Bharat Earth Movers Ltd, and Tamil Nadu-based consultancy firm Astral Consultants' ... Read more...

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CBI searches BEML chairman’s office, residence


April 19th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 19 (IANS) The CBI Thursday searched the office and residence of V.R.S. Natarajan, chairman and managing director of the state-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML), here for evidence ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to study LNG power project feasibility


March 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will examine the feasibility of setting up a 500 MW power plant to be fired by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Jewellery shop burgled in Tamil Nadu town


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Burglars targeted a jewellery shop in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur hoisery town and fled with gold and diamond jewellery worth around Rs.14 crore, police said Tuesday.According to ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar’s home district gets development award


January 29th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 29 (IANS) Development works in Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's home district of Nalanda have won it a national award, an official said Sunday."Never before has a ... Read more...

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Crucial CPI-M politburo, central committee meetings from Tuesday


January 16th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) top leadership would, during a four-day sitting beginning here Tuesday, discuss crucial documents determining the party's future tactical line ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Three flights from Mumbai cancelled


January 14th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Three Air India (AI) flights from Mumbai were cancelled owing to the pilots' agitation Saturday morning, an official here said.The flights from Mumbai to New Delhi, ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu bets on Pulse Wonder to increase production


January 10th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) In an attempt to increase pulse production, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday ordered the usage of Pulse Wonder, a crop booster with nutrients.In a ... Read more...

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Maudany denied bail in Bangalore blast case (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Abdul Nazir Maudani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast case.An ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Air Arabia bags Indian award


December 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 28 (IANS/WAM) Air Arabia, the low-cost airline from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has bagged the award for best low-cost international carrier at the Travel Agents ... Read more...

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Vijayakant held for black flag protest against PM


December 26th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly and DMDK leader A. Vijayakant was arrested Monday along with party legislators and cadres for staging a ... Read more...

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Shops owned by Keralites attacked in Tamil Nadu


December 7th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The political tussle between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the Mullaperiyar Dam has shifted to the streets of Chennai, Coimbatore and Thanjavur with fringe Tamil groups ... Read more...

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Shops in Tamil Nadu closed to protest FDI in retail


December 1st, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) The protest shutdown by traders and shopkeepers against permitting 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail was total in Tamil Nadu Thursday.At some places ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to appoint psychologists in prisons


November 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to take the help of psychologists to understand the mental make-up of jail birds and counsel them so that they ... Read more...

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Gill looking to consolidate in National Rally


November 17th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chikmagalur (Karnataka), Nov 17 (IANS) In what could be viewed as a strong indicator of its popularity, the Coffee Day Rally, the fifth round of the Indian National Rally Championship, ... Read more...

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