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Kochi now connected to Europe by ship


November 14th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 14 (IANS) The International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) here Monday announced that the first weekly service vessel, connecting Kochi directly to European ports, had berthed here.The ship ... Read more...

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Sexually transmitted infections drop in Tamil Nadu: Survey


November 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has observed a sharp decline from 25 percent to 6 percent over a period of 8 years in ... Read more...

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AIADMK sweeps Tamil Nadu civic polls


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Six months after it won the assembly elections, the AIADMK Friday swept the two-phased Tamil Nadu civic polls by winning all the 10 mayoral posts in ... Read more...

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DMDK fields its own mayoral candidates


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's DMDK Friday announced its list of mayoral candidates for the October elections to nine municipal corporations in the state, but refused to rule out ... Read more...

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Starwood plans more Aloft hotels in India


September 11th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Sep 11 (IANS) Global hospitality major Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide plans to add more hotels under its brand Aloft in India, a company official said Sunday."We ... Read more...

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‘New Karnataka naval base won’t eat into Goa operations’


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The newly-developed naval base INS Kadamba in Karnataka, a short distance from Goa, will not make the naval bases in Goa, especially INS Hansa, redundant, a ... Read more...

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Hazare gets support in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) People in 13 districts in Tamil Nadu Tuesday extended support to activist Anna Hazare's demand for a strong anti-corruption bill.More than 500 people in around 10 ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu ‘lottery king’ arrested


August 14th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Businessman Santiago Martin, termed the "lottery king", was arrested here Saturday in a land grab case, police said.According to police, Martin was arrested by a police ... Read more...

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DMK moots filling cabinet posts, alliance


July 24th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 24 (IANS) A day after its succession rivalry became apparent, the politically-battered DMK Sunday again met here to discuss the electoral debacle of May, continuation of alliance with ... Read more...

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Gaurav Gill poised to win Rally of Coimbatore


July 24th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 23 (IANS) Favourite Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sheriff) of Team MRF looked set to clinch the overall title in the Rally of Coimbatore with a 28.6 seconds lead ... Read more...

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JK Tyre National Racing: Bala, Prakash, Ameya post wins


July 16th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 16 (IANS) Defending champion B. Bala Vijay of Moto-Rev India survived a strong challenge from Diljith Shaji (LCT Sigaram Sports) to win a thrilling and dramatic race in ... Read more...

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Noorani bags surprise pole in round two of Polo Cup


July 16th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 16 (IANS) Mumbai driver Rahil Noorani's aggressive strategy in the opening laps paid off as he claimed the pole position in the rain-affected qualifying session of Polo Cup ... Read more...

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Front-runners might have it tough in JK Tyre National Racing


July 15th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 15 (IANS) Barring reliability issues, the early championship leaders, Deepak Ravi Kumar (LGB Swift), veteran Radha Selvarajan (Super Saloon) and Bala Vijay (Indian Junior Touring Car) are set ... Read more...

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Notice to Tamil Nadu Police over daylight murder


July 13th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu Police over the murder of a man by four others in broad ... Read more...

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Crowd watches as goons kill man on street


July 13th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 13 (IANS) Police have arrested four men who tripped a man driving a motorcycle on a busy street here and murdered him as dozens of people watched in ... Read more...

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Badly sullied DMK is down but not out


July 7th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) With the high profile Dayanidhi Maran quitting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet Thursday over corruption charges, the DMK, one of India's oldest political entities, is ... Read more...

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Pricol Travel plans two acquisitions


June 27th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Pricol Travel, part of the Coimbatore-based Rs.1,500-crore Pricol Group, is looking at acquiring two companies and hopes for a three-fold increase in its turnover.Vikram Mohan, Director, ... Read more...

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DMK to discuss ties with Congress July 23-24


June 25th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) The DMK will deliberate on the nature of its relationship with other political parties, including the Congress, at a two-day meeting of its general council in ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu tender to grind out small grinder makers


June 17th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Small grinder manufacturers in Tamil Nadu are feeling excluded as the AIADMK-led government's tender specifications for sourcing 2.5 million units for its free distribution scheme disqualifies ... Read more...

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Chadha moves to top, Chikka lying second at Inter State Golf


June 16th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, June 16 (IANS) Asian Games silver medalist and Faldo series winner Chandigarh's Abhijit Chadha played consistently and reaped rich rewards as he moved into a four-shot lead with one ... Read more...

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Delhi’s Semwal leads in Inter-state golf


June 14th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, June 14 (IANS) Sidharth Semwal (73) and Honey Baisoya (76), representing Delhi B, took a three-shot lead at the end of the first round of the Interstate Golf championship ... Read more...

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Sidharth, Praful share lead in TN Open


June 10th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, June 9 (IANS) After trading the lead for the first two days, Bangalore's Praful Chand and Delhi's Sidharth Seth shared the lead with one more round to go in ... Read more...

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Bosch group to invest Rs.2,500 crore in India


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) Global supplier of technology and services Bosch group Thursday announced a planned investment of Rs.2,500 crore over the next two years to augment its production capacity, ... Read more...

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Prakash Karat to continue as CPI-M chief


May 13th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prakash Karat will continue to be the general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) despite the defeat of the Left Front in West ... Read more...

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SC split verdict on Madani’s bail plea in Bangalore blast case


May 4th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): A Supreme Court bench today referred the bail plea of People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast, to Chief ... Read more...

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DMK-Congress alliance will win: Thangkabalu


April 6th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Labelling opinion polls manipulated, Congress chief in Tamil Nadu K.V. Thangkabalu says the DMK-Congress alliance will surprise pundits by winning the April 13 elections on ... Read more...

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Airtel grabs two million 3G subscribers in India


April 5th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Tuesday said its 3G suscriber base has reached two million. The operator is also extending its new generation mobile telephony services ... Read more...

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Singapore Airlines cuts fares for summer tourism


April 5th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Singapore Airlines along with it regional subsidiary Silk Air Tuesday announced special airfare for the summer holidays to promote Indian tourism to the city state starting ... Read more...

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Sport and diplomacy should not be clubbed: Sushma Swaraj


March 31st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 31 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, said Thursday sport and diplomacy should not be clubbed.She was commenting on the meeting held between the Prime Ministers ... Read more...

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Free grinders, mixies in Tamil Nadu polls leave traders apprehensive


March 27th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Free wet grinders and mixies to women voters in Tamil Nadu! This grand poll promise by the major political parties in the southern state has invited ... Read more...

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Saif’s date with Chris Pfeiffer in Pataudi


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan will play host to ace motorbike stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer at the Pataudi Palace Tuesday, and he is quite ... Read more...

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AIADMK candidates list out, Jayalalithaa to contest Srirangam


March 17th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) The AIADMK Wednesday announced 160 candidates for the Tamil Nadu assembly polls and the constituencies from where they will contest in the April 23 elections. Party ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel launches 3G service in Delhi circle


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Thursday launched its third generation (3G) service in the national capital region spanning Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida."We are definitely witnessing ... Read more...

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Telangana supporters paralyse rail traffic for separate state (Third Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Intensifying the movement for separate statehood to Telangana, protesters in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday paralysed rail transport in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region.Massive protests on ... Read more...

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Telangana supporters disrupt train traffic (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Rail transport was paralysed in Hyderabad and nine other districts of Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Tuesday as protesters demanding separate statehood to the region squatted on ... Read more...

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