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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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DMK opposed to Goods and Service Tax: Karunanidhi


August 24th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) DMK MPs have passed a resolution opposing the implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST), party chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said Tuesday. "A detailed debate ... Read more...

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Restart Sethusamudran project: Karunanidhi


June 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Thursday urged the central government to restart the Rs.2,427-crore (Rs.24.27 billion) Sethusamudaram shipping canal project.Inaugurating the Rs.616-crore Ramanathapuram combined drinking water scheme ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi battles to end family impasse over Cabinet berths


May 24th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 24 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi was meeting senior party leaders individually at his residence here on Sunday before taking a ... Read more...

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To join or not to join - Karunanidhi meets senior DMK leaders


May 24th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Hectic moves were afoot in the DMK camp Sunday to resolve the impasse on ministry sharing with party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi meeting ... 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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BJP promises to build Ram temple


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday reiterated its commitment to the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya as well as the removal of the ... Read more...

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BJP will declare Ramasetu a heritage monument: Ganesan


March 22nd, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tamil Nadu unit president L. Ganesan on Sunday said that his party would declare the Ramasetu a heritage monument, if his party voted ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi thanks PM for Rs.16 bn Chennai Expressway


January 8th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on the sidelines of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Thursday thanked the prime minister for the Rs.16 billion (Rs.1,600 crore) Chennai Expressway which is being ... Read more...

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CPI-M reiterates Sethu stance, hopes to convince ally AIADMK


December 21st, 2008 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday demanded speedy implementation of the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project - a stance contrary to its newfound ally AIADMK's position."Our views ... Read more...

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Congress comes wooing, Left spurns move


August 8th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Concerned over the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attempt to consolidate Hindu votes through emotive issues, the Congress has tried to persuade its estranged Communist allies to stand ... Read more...

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Supreme Court threatens to issue arrest warrant against Karunanidhi


August 4th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday threatened to issue arrest warrants against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways T. ... Read more...

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BJP not to allow demolition of Ram Setu


August 3rd, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Aug 3 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh has said that he will not allow the UPA Government to go ahead with a Sethusamudram shipping canal project which hurts Hindu sentiments. Addressing ... Read more...

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BJP harps on Hindutva, terrorism at Lucknow rally


August 2nd, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday fell back on Hindutva and terrorism, with its president Rajnath Singh harping on the Ram Setu controversy, the Amarnath shrine land transfer ... Read more...

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Government to consider alternative alignment on Sethu project


July 30th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , July 30 (ANI): The Centre told the Supreme Court today that it is seriously considering the possibility of pushing the Sethusamudram shipping canal project through an alternative alignment ... Read more...

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Centre says, Rama Sethu not a national monument


July 29th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it does not consider the Rama Sethu a national monument.Senior advocate Fali S. Nariman, appearing for the Centre, ... Read more...

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VHP rejects Governments claim that Lord Rama destroyed Ram Sethu


July 28th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, July 28 (ANI): The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has rubbished the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Governments assertion before the Supreme Court that the Ram Sethu or Adams bridge had been ... Read more...

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Ram Setu affidavit is price for DMK’s support: BJP


July 24th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday criticised the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for a controversial affidavit on the Ram Setu in the Supreme Court, terming ... Read more...

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What happened to probes into terror attacks, Advani asks PM


July 21st, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Leader of Opposition L.K. Advani Monday recounted the terror attacks during the last four years of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and demanded to know the ... Read more...

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Fisherman dies as boat collides with dredger


July 12th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), July 12 (IANS) A fisherman was killed and two others were injured when their boat collided with a dredger off the Tamil Nadu coast early Saturday, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Kanimozhi in poll mode, hits out at ‘communal’ forces


June 15th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu), June 15 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member M.K. Kanimozhi Sunday said communal forces are the biggest enemy of women's rights. The daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi was ... Read more...

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We don’t go to sun to worship it, Swamy tells apex court


May 7th, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday had to contend with a blunt answer to its poser as to who goes to the Rama Sethu in the sea to worship ... Read more...

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Must religious beliefs impede development, wonders apex court


May 6th, 2008 - 9:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court, hearing arguments on the Ram Setu and a shipping canal project, Tuesday wondered if religious beliefs should be allowed to impede modernisation and development ... Read more...

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Ram Setu an ancient heritage, Jayalalitha tells apex court


May 1st, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Ram Setu, in the eye of a row over a shipping canal project, is "an ancient heritage of the country's composite culture" and the government is ... Read more...

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Hearing on Swamy petition against Baalu deferred to Thursday


April 30th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday deferred the hearing on a petition by former minister Subramanian Swamy alleging that Transport Minister T.R. Baalu is trying to hurry up the ... Read more...

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`BJP ready for electoral tie-up with AIADMK’


April 29th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ready for an electoral alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), BJP president Rajnath Singh told reporters here Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Baalu’s business interest in Sethu project: Swamy


April 28th, 2008 - 9:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Former Union Minister Subramanian Swamy Monday alleged in the Supreme Court that Union Transport Minister T.R. Baalu is trying for expeditious implementation of the Sethu Samundram Shipping ... Read more...

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Bangalore steps up security for Karunanidhi’s daughter


April 1st, 2008 - 10:54 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The police Tuesday stepped up security for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's daughter in Bangalore and intensified vigilance in the Tamil-populated areas in the city as pro-Kannada ... Read more...

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Decision on Sethusamudram affidavit likely Thursday


February 27th, 2008 - 11:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The government is likely to take the final decision Thursday on the affidavit to be filed in the Supreme Court on the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, Culture ... 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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DMK asks UPA to follow coalition ‘dharma’


February 15th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Friday asked the central government to abide by coalition 'dharma' in the face of widespread reports that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the next ... Read more...

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TN requests Centre not to shelve Sethusamudram project


January 23rd, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Jan 23 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government has requested the Centre not to shelve the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project because of the issues raised by some people for their political gain. In ... Read more...

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Indian Naval Chief says, Sethu Samundram is not good for big ships


January 22nd, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Jan 22 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Suresh Mehta has said that the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP), which will dredge a channel in a narrow strip of sea between ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb questions existence of Ram


December 7th, 2007 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata/Ahmedabad, Dec 7 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has questioned the historical existence of Lord Ram thus opening a Pandoras Box in connection with the Sethu Samundram project. Where is ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu Assembly session likely to be stormy


November 14th, 2007 - 2:22 am ICT by admin
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