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Pranab won’t be rubber-stamp president (Comment)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pranab Mukherjee's relatively uneventful, to use a post-operative surgical term, journey to Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the Congress' few success stories of late. What made it possible was the ... Read more...

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Former LTTE leader slams Tamil Nadu politicians


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) A former Tamil Tiger rebel now in the custody of the government Sunday slammed Indian Tamil politicians for using the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka for ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen’s status; Jayalaithaa demands they be sent home (Third Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear instance of disconnect, the Press Information Bureau's Chennai wing said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near Chennai were ... Read more...

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Pranab all set for Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appeared set to enter Rashtrapati Bhavan as the BJP remained undecided over the issue and even sections of the party-led National Democratic ... Read more...

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Consensus growing in favour of Pranab (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appears to be set for Rashtrapati Bhavan as consensus was growing in sections of the NDA that, considering his political stature and ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s tribal leaders support Sangma for president


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 22 (IANS) After Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha MP Nand Kumar Sai, now senior Congress leader and former union minister Arvind Netam has openly backed former Lok ... Read more...

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Mamata government’s ad blitz on anniversary


May 20th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government marked its one year in office Sunday with an advertisement blitzkrieg in local and national dailies.Virtually emulating Tamil nadu Chief ... Read more...

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BJD, AIADMK back Sagma for president (Roundup)


May 17th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik of Orissa and J. Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu Thursday backed former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma for the presidency, giving ... Read more...

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Sasikala meets Jayalalithaa at her residence


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa met her long-time aide V.K. Sasikala at her Poes Garden residence here Monday evening, two days ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu won’t allow Mekedatu dam across Cauvery’


March 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday assured the state assembly that her government would not permit neighbouring Karnataka to build a dam across the river ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka war crimes: AIADMK dissatisfied with PM’s response


March 14th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said India should support the US-sponsored resolution on the war crimes allegedly committed during Sri Lanka's civil war ... Read more...

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NCTC controversy: Playing politics with terrorism (Comment)


February 25th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Considering that P. Chidambaram, according to Wikileaks, told FBI director Robert Mueller that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) could supersede the states in its probes and trials and that the ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa dubs illegal assets’ case politically motivated


November 24th, 2011 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday dubbed the disproportionate assets' case against her politically motivated at the behest of the opposition DMK party on a ... Read more...

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BJP top brass descend for Modi fast


September 16th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) A galaxy of BJP leaders will be present on the first day of Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fast beginning in Ahmedabad Saturday.Those who are arriving ... 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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Anand to defend world title in Chennai


July 13th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Chennai will host the World Chess Championship title match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand of Israel in April-May next year.Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha ... Read more...

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Exercise restraint against Indian fishermen, Sri Lanka urged


May 16th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna asked the Sri Lankan government to exercise maximum restraint in dealing with Indian fishermen during talks with his ... Read more...

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2G no issue, Congress won’t embrace AIADMK: DMK (Interview)


May 16th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The 2G corruption row was "not a factor" in the Tamil Nadu polls, says DMK leader T.K.S. Elangovan, adding the Congress would not embrace ... Read more...

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Out: the palpably corrupt and the pretentious ideologue (Comment)


May 14th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mamata Banerjee's and Jayalalitha's victories in the West Bengal and Tamil Nadu assembly elections reflect two crucial aspects of Indian politics. One is that Marxism has lost much of its ... Read more...

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Some prominent winners


May 13th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Some of the prominent candidates who emerged victorious Friday in the 2011 assembly elections.- Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achutanandan (LDF) won from the Malampuzha constituency ... Read more...

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2G plays nemesis for DMK in Tamil Nadu polls: Analysts


May 13th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The anti-incumbency factor has historically played a major role in Tamil Nadu, but this time the 2G spectrum scam and the alleged involvement of the ... Read more...

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Politicians praise Election Commission


May 13th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Friday praised the Election Commission for conducting free and fair elections in five states."I ... Read more...

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Congress wishes ‘best’ to Jayalalithaa on poll victory


May 13th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Congress Friday admitted to its election defeat by the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and wished the best to J. Jayalalithaa, who is set to ... Read more...

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Trinamool, AIADMK poised to win, Left fights in Kerala


May 13th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Boisterous celebrations erupted in Kolkata and Chennai Friday as the Trinamool Congress and the AIADMK-led alliance were headed for stunning wins in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi, Jayalalitha condole Sathya Sai Baba’s death


April 24th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M. Karunanidhi and Leader of Opposition J. Jayalalithaa condoled the death of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba, who passed ... Read more...

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Campaigning ends in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry


April 11th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry, April 11 (IANS) Electioneering in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry ended Monday with rival fronts and other political parties making a last minute effort to woo the voters.As ... Read more...

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AIADMK to announce its candidates’ list Monday


March 20th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Three days after the AIADMK unilaterally released a list of 160 candidates much to the fury of its allies, party chief J. Jayalalithaa Saturday said the ... Read more...

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AIADMK, CPI-M sign seat sharing pact


March 19th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) After discussions that lasted past Friday midnight, the AIADMK agreed to let the Communist Party of India (CPI-M) contest from the 12 Tamil Nadu assembly seats ... Read more...

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No indication of AIADMK supporting Congress: CPI-M


March 6th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With a seat-sharing pact between the Left and AIADMK expected to be sealed soon, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said that there was ... Read more...

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Raja seeks time after CBI summons him, Radia in 2G probe


December 20th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Former communications minister A. Raja Monday sought time after the CBI summoned him and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and interrogated a top retired official over the 2G ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to hold rally in Madurai today


October 18th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Madurai, Oct 18 (ANI): Despite getting over a dozen threat letters, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo J Jayalalithaa will address a rally here today.The rally has been organised ... Read more...

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CBI asked to be probe death threats to Jayalalitha


September 28th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday decided to hand over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) letters received by former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa threatening her with death. The ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asserts she fought for state’s rights


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Friday accused the union government of taking actions against her during 1991-1996 for standing firm on the state's rights. "I stressed on the ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth’s daughter ties knot with Stanford graduate in Chennai


September 3rd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Cheenai, Sep 3 (ANI): Film star Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya wed Ashwin, a Stanford graduate, here on Friday. The typical Brahmin ceremony was organised at the Rani Meyammai Hall in Chennai.Invitees belonging ... Read more...

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‘Saradaga Kasepu’ -A Complete Family Entertainer


June 19th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Vamsi has an inseparable attachment with Godavari. Almost all his films have the River Godavari as the backdrop. Once again, Vamsi is ... Read more...

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