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India asks Sri Lanka to free fishermen


July 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India Thursday asked Sri Lanka to release 23 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested on charges of entering the island nation's waters on humanitarian grounds.External Affairs ... Read more...

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India hopeful fishermen captured by Sri Lanka will be released


July 24th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India said Tuesday it has been pressing Sri Lanka for the early release of 23 its fishermen who were captured by Sri Lankan Navy on ... Read more...

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Daiwik Hotels to have five properties in two years


July 18th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Kolkata-based Daiwik Hotels Private Ltd,, operating on the pilgrimage hospitality concept plans, will have five hotels in major pilgrimage centres in the country over the ... 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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Sri Lanka Navy harassing Indian fishermen: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up with Colombo the alleged harassment of Indian fishermen by the ... Read more...

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Take up fishermen harassment issue with Sri Lankan government: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of harassment of fishermen by the Sri Lankan ... 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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Top Tamil Nadu cop suspended after raids


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Additional Director General of Police M.S. Jaffer Sait, intelligence chief during the DMK regime, has been suspended following raids by the Directorate of Vigilance ... Read more...

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Homes of Tamil Nadu ex-intelligence chief, official’s son raided


July 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's vigilance department Tuesday raided the houses of former state intelligence chief M.S. Jaffer Sait, a bureaucrat's son and others in a graft case.Officials ... Read more...

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Malayalam superstars feel heat of IT raids


July 23rd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 23 (IANS) Superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal reigned supreme when they played sophisticated conmen or upright bureaucrats in reel life, but in real life they have begun to feel ... Read more...

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IT raids on superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal on (Roundup)


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 22 (IANS) Raids were conducted by Income Tax officials on two of India's biggest filmstars, Mammootty and Mohanlal, and their business associates across four southern cities Friday, and ... Read more...

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Income tax raids on Mammooty, Mohanlal (Third Lead)


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 22 (IANS) Income tax officials Friday raided two of India's biggest film stars, Mammootty and Mohanlal, across four southern cities. Both the Kerala-based actors have been asked to ... Read more...

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Factfile on J. Dey murder case


June 27th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The following is a factfile on the J. Dey murder case, which the Mumbai police said they had cracked Monday with the arrest of seven people.Victim: ... Read more...

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Killers had no idea who Dey was: police


June 27th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The seven men from the underworld who killed investigative reporter Jyotirmoy Dey had no idea who he was when they shot him dead, police said Monday.Mumbai ... Read more...

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23 Indian fishermen to be released by Sri Lanka


June 24th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Twenty-three Indian fishermen taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly crossing into the island nation's waters would be released in two days.In ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa seeks PM’s help to free fishermen (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure the early release of the 23 fishermen from Tamil Nadu taken into custody ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka arrests 23 Indian fishermen


June 21st, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Twenty-three fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for fishing in the island nation's waters, police said Tuesday.The fishermen had set ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM to suspend ferry service to Colombo


June 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, June 14 (IANS) A day after a ferry service from Tuticorin to Colombo was flagged off, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday asked the central government ... Read more...

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Ferry service between Tuticorin-Colombo flagged off


June 13th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu), June 13 (IANS) Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan Monday said the central government is working on resuming the ferry service between Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Thalaimannar ... Read more...

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Probe human rights violations, India urges Sri Lanka


May 17th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India Tuesday asked its Indian Ocean neighbour Sri Lanka to "expeditiously" act for "genuine reconciliation" by taking number of measures, which include probe into allegations ... Read more...

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Indian travellers to boost aviation, hospitality industry


May 13th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) With around 9 million Indian travellers all set to travel around the country and abroad this holiday season, the country's aviation and hospitality sector are ... Read more...

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Take steps to locate missing fishermen: Jayalalithaa


April 12th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged the central and Tamil Nadu governments to locate and bring back the two Indian fishermen who have gone ... Read more...

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Coast Guard likely to have two hovercraft in Chennai


August 17th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard is planning to station two hovercraft in Chennai for security purposes, a senior officer said Tuesday. "The Coast Guard is likely to induct 12 more ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka promises India quick political settlement, signs 7 pacts (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday assured India of a political settlement for minorities and quick resettlement of the displaced Tamils. The two countries also signed seven accords as ... Read more...

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India to protect fishermen from Lankan naval attacks


January 31st, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) India will take necessary steps to protect fishermen from the attacks of Sri Lankan Navy and will ask the island government to look at a political resolution of ... Read more...

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Fire in Rameswaram Express, no one injured


January 12th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Timely warning by disembarking passengers helped around 100 people in the Rameswaram-Chennai Express escape unhurt after a fire broke out in the train Tuesday. Passengers, who got down at ... Read more...

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Torrential rains continues to lash Pudducherry, Karikal


December 16th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Dec 16 (ANI): Incessant rains continued to lash Pudducherry and Karikal for the fourth consecutive day today.The Union Territory government has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu coastal districts (Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Heavy rains Tuesday lashed the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Puducherry due to a low pressure over Sri Lanka and its neighbourhood. According to a ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa blasts government over Katchatheevu island


December 14th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday criticised External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna over Katchatheevu, a small island ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974 and a source ... Read more...

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No LTTE infiltration into India


August 4th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) There has been no infiltration into India of Tamil Tiger guerrillas since the Sri Lankan military crushed them in May, parliament was told Tuesday. Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gets a fair share of new railway projects


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu figured prominently in the budgetary proposals of Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee tabled in parliament Friday. Whether it is the upgrade of railway stations, introduction of ... Read more...

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Actor Jeeva opts for ‘commercial’ roles


June 22nd, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 22 (IANS) Actor Jeeva, with back-to-back Tamil hits in "Thenavattu" and "Siva Manasula Sakthi", is done with experimental roles and is now gearing up for a new "commercial streak". "I have ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan refugees traumatised after nine-day ordeal at sea


May 1st, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, May 1 (IANS) Sitting in the lap of his father Sivadas Jagadeeswaran, one-year-old Kubel is crying for milk, not aware of the tragedy in the high seas that forever ... Read more...

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India breaks another LTTE weapon smuggling ring


April 5th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India has broken yet another Tamil Tiger ring that sought to smuggle war material to the rebels, arresting four men including a British national ... Read more...

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Orissa neglected in interim railway budget: Patnaik


February 13th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) Orissa has been neglected in interim railway budget presented by Railways Minister Lalu Prasad in Parliament Friday, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here. "I am disappointed as ... Read more...

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