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Shutdown evokes mixed response in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown Thursday called by the BJP and the Left parties over the central government's recent economic measures evoked a partial response in Tamil ... Read more...

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Mixed response to shutdown call in Tamil Nadu


September 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) It was a mixed response in Tamil Nadu to the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday with buses plying on the roads and government offices as well ... Read more...

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Exempting Russians from n-liability unacceptable: CPI


September 19th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu unit of the CPI Wednesday demanded that Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as a whole be subject to the nuclear liability law and ... Read more...

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Devi Sri hopes to hit hattrick with ‘Damarukam’ album


September 9th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) "Damarukam" promo songs were received well on YouTube by the fans and composer Devi Sri Prasad hopes to have another hit to his credit when the ... Read more...

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Business-friendly Gujarat appeals to US firms


July 14th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New York, July 14 (IANS) Leading American businesses on the US East coast have greatly appreciated Indian state of Gujarat's business-friendly approach to economic development and are upbeat about ... Read more...

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On one year of Jayalalithaa’s rule, opinions vary


May 16th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) A year after she stormed to power in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa still enjoys wide support in the state. But the number of critics ... Read more...

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Goa illegal mining scam: Panaji port to be made accountable


April 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) A Goa government-run minor port at Panaji, which has allegedly been the clearing house for millions of tonnes of dubiously sourced iron ore, could be back ... Read more...

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Illegal mining forces drop in ore export figures


April 5th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) The dark clouds of illegal mining in Goa have cast a shadow on export statistics of the Mormugao Port Trust, the state's only major port. It ... Read more...

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Goa to attract ocean cruise liners


April 5th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Goa could soon be a leading ocean cruise stopover, with a dedicated berth being developed at its only major port, a senior official said Thursday.Mormugao Port ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa condoles legislator’s death


April 1st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday condoled the death of Communist Party of India legislator S.P. Muthukumaran, representing Pudukottai constituency, in a road accident.Muthukumaran, 43, ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu parties again demand India back US UNHRC resolution


March 13th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) The demand of Tamil Nadu's political parties that India support a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) got stronger ... Read more...

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Houses of three Karunanidhi PSOs raided


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) The homes of three personal security officers (PSOs) of former chief minister M. Karunanidhi were raided here on allegations that they had cheated the Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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‘Marina’ feel-good movie with strong message (Tamil Movie Review)


February 5th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Marina"; Cast: Siva Karthikeyan , Oviya, 'Pakada' Pandian, Sundararajan, Jitan Mohan, Attakati Aarumugam, Jayashree; Director: Pandiraj; Cinematographer: Vijay; Composer: Girish G; Rating: ***National award winning director Pandiraj has tried to ... Read more...

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Chennai Open chess: Pandian upsets GM Gomez


January 8th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Former junior Asian champion and International Master Pandian Karthikeyan defeated Philippino Grandmaster John Paul Gomez in the seventh round of the SDAT-RMK Chennai Open International Grandmaster ... Read more...

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CPI to fight Tamil Nadu local polls with DMDK


September 28th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sept 28 (IANS) After failing to reach an electoral understanding with Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK for next month's local body elections, the Communnist Party of India (CPI) Wednesday announced ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu firing: Ramadoss demands cops’ suspension


September 13th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramadoss Tuesday demanded the suspension of police officials involved in the firing in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu two days ago in ... 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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Tamil Nadu police firing: Toll rises to six


September 12th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The toll in police firing on a Dalit mob in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district rose to six with one more person succumbing to his injuries early ... Read more...

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Three dead as police fire on mob in Tamil Nadu


September 11th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) Three people died when the police opened fire on a mob of angry Dalits indulging in arson and stone pelting in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district ... Read more...

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CPI leader gets taste of loan recovery agents’ methods


September 9th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader R. Nallakannu Friday got a taste of the tactics employed by loan recovery agents of a private bank when he ... Read more...

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Sohrabuddin case: Order on cop’s bail plea reserved


August 26th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 26 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Friday reserved its order on the bail plea of former Gujarat deputy superintendent of police N.K. Amin ... 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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New fee structure for Tamil Nadu private schools released


June 13th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) A committee headed by retired Justice K. Raviraja Pandian Monday released the new fee structure for around 6,400 private schools in Tamil Nadu.The new fee ... Read more...

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Administrative tribunal gives relief to Gujarat cop


April 21st, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Wednesday stayed the downgrading of the annual confidential report (ACR) of Rajnish Rai, a senior police officer who arrested three colleagues ... Read more...

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Outgoing Tamil Nadu legislator’s election quashed on voting day (Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday set aside the election of P. Veldurai, a Congress member of the outgoing Tamil Nadu assembly, on the day he was ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu legislator’s election quashed on polling day


April 13th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) On a day A. Veldurai, the Congress candidate from Radhapuram in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, is seeking people's mandate to re-enter the state assembly, the Supreme ... Read more...

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Best district in rural jobs scheme - really?


April 9th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ganjam (Orissa), April 9 (IANS) The home district of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was twice awarded for best practices in the implementation of the rural jobs scheme. But a report ... 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 working out patch-up formula with allies (Lead)


March 19th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party AIADMK Friday inked seat sharing deals with seven of its allies and also held marathon discussions with other allies upset at ... Read more...

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AIADMK allies upset over seat allotment


March 17th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) AIADMK allies have expressed unhappiness over the list of 160 constituencies announced by the party which its candidates will contest in the April 13 assembly elections.The ... Read more...

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AIADMK allots 22 seats to Left parties


March 14th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) The deadlock between Tamil Nadu's opposition AIADMK and the two left parties -- the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) -- ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands apology from three news outlets


March 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 7 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has served legal notices to three media outlets, demanding an unconditional apology for their "malicious" reports suggesting that a huge cache ... Read more...

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AIADMK in seat-sharing deal with Muslim party


February 20th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's main opposition AIADMK Sunday concluded a seat-sharing agreement with the MNMK, a party supported by Muslims, for the ensuing assembly polls and also held talks with ... Read more...

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MDMK leader goes on hunger strike protesting against fishermen killings


February 6th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu), Feb 6(ANI): Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary, Vaiko, went on a hunger strike on Sunday to protest against the recent killings of local fishermen by the Sri ... Read more...

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Indian to install ‘Asia’s first commercial-scale tidal power station’ in Gujarat


January 19th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): India is planning to install Asia's first commercial-scale tidal power station off the coast of Gujarat.Atlantis Resources, a UK engineering firm specializing in underwater turbines, would ... Read more...

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