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Tamil Nadu would soon become surplus in power: Jayalalithaa


June 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday reiterated that the state would soon become surplus in power owing to various measures taken by her government."I am ... Read more...

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AIADMK following vindictive politics, says Karunanidhi


June 6th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday accused the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu of practising vindictive politics, after he was not allowed to meet a jailed party ... Read more...

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Two former DMK ministers arrested


June 4th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) Two former DMK ministers -- Veerapandi S. Arumugam and I. Periyasamy -- were Monday arrested by Tamil Nadu Police on various charges, police said here.While Arumugam, ... Read more...

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DMK appeals to Neyveli contract workers to end strike


May 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Claiming the Tamil Nadu government was blind to their issues, DMK president and former chief minister M.Karunanidhi Thursday appealed to the contract workers of Neyveli ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned, BJP cries foul


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was Tuesday adjourned sine die without taking up important listed business due to protests by DMK members to a bill. The ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu ex-minister, kin raided for graft (Lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The houses of former Tamil Nadu minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam, his relatives and his two personal assistants and premises of an educational institution were Thursday raided ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu ex-minister, kin raided for graft


May 17th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The houses of former Tamil Nadu minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam, his relatives and his two personal assistants were Thursday raided by officials of the anti-corruption wing, ... Read more...

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Tamil New Year celebrated with traditional fervour


April 13th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu heralded Nandhana - the Tamil New Year - Friday with traditional fervour with people visiting temples in the morning. "Puthandu Vazthukkal" (New Year greetings) ... 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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Tamil Nadu scraps power joint venture, BHEL surprised (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Taking the state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) by surprise, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday scrapped the 1,600 MW power joint venture with ... Read more...

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Two former DMK ministers raided


February 10th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) The residences and business premises of two former DMK ministers in Tamil Nadu were raided Friday morning for allegedly having assets disproportionate to their known sources ... Read more...

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Power situation to improve from June: Jayalalithaa


February 4th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday said the power shortage in the state would start easing from June this year.Replying to the debate on the ... Read more...

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Former DMK minister’s home raided


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) The residence and business premises of former DMK minister N.K.K.P. Raja were raided Wednesday morning for allegedly possessing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income, ... Read more...

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Another former DMK minister arrested


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police Monday arrested former DMK minister M.P. Saminathan following a land grab complaint against him, officials said.Saminathan, former minister for highways in the erstwhile ... Read more...

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Ex-police chief to head Tamil Nadu public service panel


January 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Friday appointed retired director general of police (DGP) R.Natraj as the chairman of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) that is ... Read more...

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DMK demands all-party meet on Mullaperiyar Dam


December 9th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi Friday urged the state government to call an all-party meet to discuss the Mullaperiyar Dam issue.Speaking ... Read more...

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Former DMK minister’s houses raided in Tamil Nadu


November 24th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The residences and business premises of D. Duraimurugan, former law minister in the DMK government in Tamil Nadu, and those of his close relatives were raided ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu hikes bus fares, milk prices


November 17th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) In a double blow to the residents of Tamil Nadu already reeling under double-digit inflation, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday announced a steep hike in bus ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu government to convert library into hospital


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) The Anna Centenary Library, built by the previous DMK government, will be converted into a super specialty paediatric hospital, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa announced ... Read more...

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Supreme Court to hear Tamil Nadu’s freebie case


September 16th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) In a major setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court Friday ordered the transfer to itself of a case against the freebies announced by ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders inquiry into police firing


September 12th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday decided to constitute a commission headed by a retired high court judge to conduct an inquiry into Sunday's police ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Tamil Nadu freebie case Sep 16


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu is likely to go ahead with its planned distribution of free mixers, grinders, fans, laptops for students and other ... Read more...

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Respect the law: Congress on Rajiv killers


August 30th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Congress wants the law of the land to be honoured, state party chief K.V. Thangkabalu said Tuesday, after the Madras High Court ... Read more...

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Court pleas, threats, protests to save Rajiv’s killers (Lead)


August 29th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Three convicted men facing the gallows for involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Monday moved court to stay their ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu reverts to New Year in Chithirai again


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The first day of the Tamil month of Chithirai (mid-April) will once again mark the official New Year in Tamil Nadu.Going back to the age-old tradition, ... Read more...

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100 days later, Jayalalithaa invites praise and scorn


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) As J. Jayalalithaaa Tuesday completed 100 days as Tamil Nadu's chief minister, the poor are not complaining. But others are divided in their assessment of the ... Read more...

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New secretariat in Chennai to be made a hospital


August 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday announced the new complex built by the DMK government to house the assembly and the secretariat, will be converted into ... Read more...

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Freebies important for a welfare government: Jayalalithaa


August 15th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) It is the duty of a welfare government to provide essential items free to the poor and these should not be considered as doles, Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Apex court approves common curriculum for Tamil Nadu schools (lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) In a jolt to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the state government to implement the uniform system of school ... Read more...

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Verdict on uniform school syllabus in Tamil Nadu welcomed


August 9th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) Leaders of various political parties in Tamil Nadu Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict directing the state government to implement immediately a uniform system of school ... Read more...

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Apex court approves common curriculum for Tamil Nadu schools


August 9th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) In a jolt to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the state government to implement the uniform system of school ... Read more...

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AIADMK government to present its first budget Thursday


August 4th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) The J. Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu will present its first budget Thursday on the first day of the nearly month-long budget session.Finance Minister O. ... Read more...

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Stalin, 40,000 protesting DMK activists detained (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin and around 40,000 of his party cadres were Monday detained while staging protests in various parts of Tamil Nadu. The former deputy ... Read more...

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Stalin, 40,000 protesting DMK activists detained


August 1st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin and around 40,000 of his party cadres were Monday detained while staging protests in various parts of Tamil Nadu. The former deputy ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia should clarify on Raja’s charges: Jayalalithaa


July 30th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi should ... Read more...

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