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Rajapaksa visit: Vaiko, supporters detained


September 21st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 21 (IANS) MDMK leader Vaiko and his around 700 supporters, who were protesting Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to Madhya Pradesh, were Friday detained in Chhindwara district ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa discuss Tamil situation, bilateral ties (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday met Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and pressed him for an early solution to the decades-long ethnic issue and stressed ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa, Manmohan to meet for talks


September 20th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) India Thursday will press Sri Lanka to speed up an inclusive solution to the decades-long ethnic issue when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets President Mahinda ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa to meet Manmohan Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived here Wednesday night for a three-day official visit during which he is to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ... Read more...

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Situation calm in Kudankulam, protest leaders abducted by fishermen (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) After two days of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power project, the situation in Idinthakarai village in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli was calm Tuesday even as protests ... Read more...

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Situation calm in Kudankulam, more protestors arrested (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) After two days of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power project, the situation in Idinthakarai village in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu was calm Tuesday even as ... Read more...

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Attack on Lankan visitors unacceptable, says Karunanidhi


September 5th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) DMK President M. Karunanidhi Wednesday said attacking Sri Lankans visiting Tamil Nadu or other parts of India is unacceptable and will affect ties between the two ... Read more...

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175 Sri Lankan tourists to return following protests (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) One hundred and seventy-five Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit. ... Read more...

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Protest against Sri Lankan tourists near Trichy


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Over 175 Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit, said ... Read more...

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Get compensation to families of Indian fishermen: Jayalalithaa (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure compensation to the families of Indian fishermen killed and wounded by ... Read more...

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Around 75 percent voting in Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Voting for the by-poll in Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district came to an end Sunday with around 75 percent of the voters ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Tamil Nadu bypoll (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was witnessed in the bypoll to the Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu Sunday.Voting began at 8 a.m. in 242 polling booths in ... Read more...

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Polling begins for Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll


March 18th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Voting for the by-poll in Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district began amid tight security at 8 a.m. Sunday.Thirteen candidates, including six independents, ... Read more...

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Stage set for Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll Sunday


March 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The stage is set for Sunday's by-poll in the Sankarankoil assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district.Thirteen candidates, including six independents, are in the fray ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa deputes two MPs to attend Badal’s swearing-in


March 10th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa has deputed two of her party MPs to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Punjab Chief Minister ... Read more...

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13 in fray in Sankarankoil by-poll


March 4th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Thirteen candidates, including six independents, are in the fray in the Sankarankoil by-poll to be held March 18, the Election Commission said Saturday."Out of the ... Read more...

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All arrangements for peaceful Sankarankoil by-poll: Poll panel


February 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) All necessary steps will be taken to hold a peaceful by-poll to the Sankarankoil assembly constituency March 18, poll officials said Saturday.Speaking to reporters here, chief ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan president’s kin attacked in Tamil Nadu


January 10th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's relative Thirukumuran Nadesan was Tuesday attacked by MDMK activists with sticks and footwear when he was coming out of a house ... Read more...

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Moves to defuse Mullaperiyar dispute


December 5th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) Two Kerala ministers went on fast Monday, including one at Rajghat in New Delhi, to demand a resolution of the Mullaperiyar dam issue as ... Read more...

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Supreme Court to hear Rajiv killers’ plea Oct 19


October 11th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday adjourned hearing on a petition seeking transfer of a case pending before Madras High Court in which the execution of ... Read more...

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DMDK, CPI-M tie up for Tamil Nadu local polls


September 27th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) The DMDK of actor-turned-politician A. Vijayakant and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) have joined hands to take on the AIADMK, the DMK and other parties ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi killers move court for stay of hanging


August 29th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) The three convicts facing the gallows for their involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Monday moved the Madras High Court ... Read more...

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Election Commission should be neutral: Karunanidhi


April 7th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), April 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday said the Election Commission (EC) should be neutral "like the judiciary"."The EC should be ... Read more...

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AIADMK releases list of 160 candidates for TN polls


March 21st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 21 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J. Jayalalithaa has announced the names of her party's 160 candidates for the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.The AIADMK ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu polls: Allies urge Vaiko to reconsider boycott


March 21st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 21 (ANI): Allies of the J. Jayalalithaa-led All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) have appealed to M. Vaiko, the leader of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), to reconsider ... Read more...

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AIADMK saves alliance, DMDK agrees to list


March 20th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) A three-day crisis that threatened to break the AIADMK camp ended Sunday with its major ally DMDK agreeing to contest from the 41 constituencies allotted to ... Read more...

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MDMK quits AIADMK alliance, to boycott elections (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Vaiko's MDMK party Sunday said it was quitting the AIADMK-led alliance and boycotting the coming elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after being denied the seats ... Read more...

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Vaiko quits AIADMK alliance over seat sharing disagreement


March 20th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar. 20 (ANI): : The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) today decided against contesting assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.Led by Vaiko, the MDMK said that it was breaking its ... Read more...

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MDMK breaks away from AIADMK, to boycott elections


March 20th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Slighted by Tamil Nadu's main opposition party, Vaiko's MDMK Sunday said it had snapped links with the AIADMK and will not take part in assembly elections ... 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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AIADMK discusses seat sharing differences with allies


March 18th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's main opposition AIADMK and its allies Friday held discussions to iron out differences over seat sharing for the April 13 assembly elections.Trouble had arisen ... Read more...

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Fissures in alliance, Jayalalithaa puts off poll campaign


March 18th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Its seat-sharing discussions with upset allies not reaching any conclusion, AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa Thursday postponed her election campaign tour.On Wednesday, Jayalalithaa had announced she would ... Read more...

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Ditched by AIADMK, MDMK to decide its future action


March 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The AIADMK's move of sealing seat-sharing agreements with 10 parties for 74 seats and announcing its candidates for the balance 160 Tamil nadu assembly seats for ... Read more...

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AIADMK allies upset, exploring third front? (Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The AIADMK's allies were furious Thursday after it named the 160 seats it will contest in Tamil Nadu's assembly elections, sparking murmurs that some of them ... 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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