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SC gives more time to centre on Palk Strait channel


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the government six more weeks to spell out its stand on building the Sethusamudram ship channel in the Palk Strait ... Read more...

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Secure fishermen’s release from Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa urges PM


July 5th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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‘Attacks on Indian fishermen not treated as national issue’


March 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that attacks on Indian fishermen were not being treated as a national issue.In ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to jointly develop fisheries


January 15th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, Jan 15 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Colombo, India and Sri Lanka have agreed to repatriate genuine fishermen held in each other's territory ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh winds up two-day Tamil Nadu visit (Roundup)


December 26th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday wound up his two-day Tamil Nadu visit, during which he inaugurated the 125th birth anniversary of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Chennai, Jayalalithaa raises Mullaperiyar (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Sunday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Raj Bhavan here and submitted a memorandum reiterating her earlier requests ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa slams Coast Guard call for curbs on fishing


November 26th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday termed as "illogical, preposterous and absolutely outrageous" the central government's stand that the state proclaim a "no fishing ... Read more...

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India should assert with Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa


November 16th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged the central government to assert itself and tell Sri Lanka to control "rogue elements" in its navy ... Read more...

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Take strong stand against Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa urges PM


November 7th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take a strong stand against the Sri Lankan government over repeated attacks on ... Read more...

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UPA penalizing non-Congress states: Jayalalithaa


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday hit out at the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government accusing it of penalizing non-Congress-ruled states and said people ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa writes to PM over attacks on fishermen


October 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to look at the Sri Lankan Navy attacks on Indian fishermen hailing from ... Read more...

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Indian, Lankan fishermen bodies discuss trans-border fishing options


August 21st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Aug.21 (ANI): Representatives of fisherman's associations from India and Sri Lanka are currently engaged in a dialogue from August 20 to 22 here, and, issues such as trans-border fishing and the ... Read more...

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Government plans environmental study of Sethusamudram channel


January 14th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will carry out an environment impact assessment of the Sethusamudram channel, which aims to dredge a navigable link through the Palk ... Read more...

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Sethusamudram canal work will be stopped, says Rajnath Singh


April 20th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad/ New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh vowed to stop a controversial Sethusamudram shipping canal project, if voted to power.Religious groups say the project will ... Read more...

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VHP launches nationwide rallies to protect Ram Sethu


March 4th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday launched rallies all over the country demanding 'monument of national importance' status to Ram Sethu, popularly known as the Adam's Bridge, ... Read more...

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CCPA to take a final decision on Setusamudram affidavit


February 28th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) is likely to meet today to take a final decision on an affidavit that the Government will file before the ... Read more...

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Experts ask government to come clean on Sethusamudram


February 16th, 2008 - 11:23 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Scientists and experts at a meet organised here Saturday urged the central government to table a white paper in parliament on the "economic viability, environmental and ecological sustainability, ... Read more...

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SC grants four weeks time to Centre to file affidavit on Sethusamudram project


January 31st, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): The Supreme Court has granted four weeks time to the Centre to file its affidavit on Sethusamudram project on Thursday.Juctice K G Balakrishnan headed the bench.Next ... Read more...

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Security beefed along Indian coast to ward off suspect LTTE intrusion


January 28th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Jan.28 (ANI): A naval defence Boat T-60 and the Coast Guard ship Razia Sultana have been deployed in the Palk Bay in the wake of intelligence reports that the LTTE could ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa should approach competent authority on Ram Sethu: Supreme Court


January 28th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , Jan 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court has asked former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to approach competent authorities for declaring the Ram Sethu a monument of national heritage.Jayalalithaa, ... Read more...

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Hindus, Muslims join hands against Sethusamudram Project


December 13th, 2007 - 6:58 pm ICT by admin
Varanasi, Dec 13 (ANI): People belonging to the Hindu and the Muslim communities offered prayers here for protection of the Ram Setu. They said that the mythological bridge was under threat by the ... Read more...

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