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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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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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Apex court to hear case against AIADMK’s freebies


July 29th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the city-based advocate S.Subramaniam Balaji to file a petition to transfer his case against the freebies announced by the AIADMK government ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s poll freebies hang on legal thread


June 13th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's promised poll freebies, including mixers, grinders, fans and laptops, are to roll out from September, but her plan could hit ... Read more...

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70 million hold key in three states Wednesday (Curtain Raiser)


April 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram/Puducherry, April 12 (IANS) Nearly 70 million people will be eligible to vote Wednesday in assembly elections in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry where ruling ... Read more...

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Dravidian land all set for battle for power (Curtain Raiser)


April 11th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Amid charges of big-time corruption, Tamil Nadu is set for assembly elections Wednesday, its result bound to cast a shadow on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ... Read more...

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Appliance industry booms ahead of Tamil Nadu polls


April 1st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Apr 1 (ANI): Ahead of April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly elections, the appliance industry in Coimbatore booms after politicians promised to gift them to voters.The ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and ... Read more...

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DMK, PMK poll promises are bribe: Chennai advocate files complaint


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) City-based advocate S. Subramaniam Balaji has complained to the Election Commission that the freebies announced by the ruling DMK and its ally PMK as poll promises ... Read more...

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DMK offers free rice, grinders to poor, laptops to students


March 20th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) From free grinders to 35 kg free rice every month for 1.6 million poor families, free bus passes for senior citizens to free laptops for Dalit ... Read more...

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Electoral Officers asked to monitor, investigate paid news


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): After the announcement dates for the assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, West Bengal and Puducherry, the Election Commission has asked the Chief Electoral Officers to ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi disappointed with Tamil Nadu election schedule


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): Chief Minister and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi objecting to the election schedule for the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, on Wednesday said the gap of a ... Read more...

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Stop distribution of TV sets: EC tells Karunanidhi Govt.


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): A day after announcing the poll schedule for Tamil Nadu, three other states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Election Commission on Wednesday began a strict implementation ... Read more...

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Ban on colour television distribution in Tamil Nadu


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) A day after the announcement of the date for the state assembly election, Tamil Nadu's chief electoral officer Wednesday ordered district collectors and heads of various ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu assembly adjourned sine die


February 10th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu assembly was adjourned sine die Thursday after Finance Minister K.Anbazhagan presented supplementary demand for grants for Rs.11,772 crore for the 2010-11 fiscal.Anbazhagan said ... Read more...

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Ensure poor benefit from welfare schemes: Karunanidhi


August 27th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Friday asked district collectors to ensure that the government's various welfare schemes reach the intended beneficiaries and to complete the free distribution ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to source 4 million colour TVs for Rs.8.24 bn


December 15th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday finalised 17 suppliers for sourcing four million 14-inch colour television for its free TV scheme at Rs.2,061 per set, totalling around Rs.8.24 billion. ... Read more...

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Price bids for supply of TV sets to be opened Dec 15


December 9th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will open Dec 15 the price bids submitted by select companies to supply four million 14-inch colour television sets for the government's free TV ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to spend Rs.100 crore on Sri Lankan refugees camps


November 12th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Thursday decided to allocate Rs.100 crore for improving the amenities in the 115 camps for Sri Lankan refugees in the state and also for ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to issue tender for sourcing television sets


November 5th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will issue a global tender this month for sourcing 4.8 million colour television sets for distribution under its free colour television sets scheme. In an ... Read more...

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YSR - a Congress icon and a true mass leader (Lead, Obituary)


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Sep 3 (IANS) YSR was a true mass leader, one who ruled the hearts of people in Andhra Pradesh.For Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, YSR in short, the end came ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi increases freedom fighters’ pension


August 15th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi announced a marginal increase in the monthly pension of freedom fighters and their families on the occasion of Independence Day Saturday. Saluting those ... Read more...

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YSR sworn in Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister


May 20th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, May 20 (ANI): Dr. Yaduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, popularly known as YSR, was sworn-in as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister for the second consecutive term at the sprawling Lal Bahadur Stadium here ... Read more...

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YSR’s performance, credibility behind Congress magic in Andhra


May 17th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) The Congress in Andhra Pradesh has created a record of sorts by retaining power for a second consecutive term - the first time in three decades ... Read more...

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It’s the people’s victory, says Andhra chief minister


May 16th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who led the Congress party to power in the state once again Saturday, termed the election result the "people's victory". Talking ... Read more...

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YSR leads Congress to renewed mandate in Andhra Pradesh (Second Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's magic worked again in Andhra Pradesh as Congress party retained power with a simple majority. Facing a united opposition alliance and the Praja Rajyam Party ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu loves to play kingmaker (Profile)


May 15th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) Once a poster boy of India's economic reforms, Nara Chandrababu Naidu is today a changed man as he gears up to play a key role ... Read more...

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Three-cornered contest in second phase (Poll curtainraiser - Andhra Pradesh)


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The stage is set for a keen contest among the ruling Congress, the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) of film ... Read more...

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Caste to play key role in Andhra Pradesh


April 21st, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) The battle lines in south coastal Andhra Pradesh and the Rayalaseema region going to the polls in the second phase Thursday have been drawn on the ... Read more...

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Down but not out - Junior NTR campaigns from bed


April 14th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) He is still recovering from injuries suffered in a road accident last month. But popular Telugu actor Junior NTR is back to campaigning for the Telugu Desam Party ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh may be heading for hung assembly


April 14th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) As the curtains ring down Tuesday on campaigning for the first phase of the Andhra Pradesh assembly polls - and for round one of the ... Read more...

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An unusual candidate seeks to redefine politics (With Image)


April 14th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) No tall promises, none of the usual pomp associated with the campaign. Pratibha Rao, who set up a renowned eye hospital here with her husband on ... Read more...

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Andhra set for polls, hung assembly predicted


April 13th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) Amid predictions of a hung assembly in Andhra Pradesh, the stage is set for the first phase of simultaneous elections to the state legislature and the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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With no Telangana sentiment, TRS is on sticky wicket


April 12th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) With only four days to go for the first phase of elections in Andhra Pradesh, separate statehood to Telangana seems no longer a key poll issue ... Read more...

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Muslims in Andhra Pradesh may back Congress


April 12th, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Muslims in Andhra Pradesh are likely to throw their weight behind the ruling Congress party in the elections to parliament and the state assembly.Muslims, who ... Read more...

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Populist schemes? It might have started in Tamil Nadu


April 11th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, April 11 (IANS) If political outfits need winning manifestoes, they should simply take a leaf out of the book of Tamil Nadu parties. Be it cheap rice, free ... Read more...

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