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Greenpeace flays crackdown on Kudankulam protest


September 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Monday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for its crackdown and use of force on protestors at the upcoming Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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Kudankulam, villages tense after violent protest (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) About eight villages near Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district are tense following a cane charge by police on hundreds of villagers, including women and children, who were ... Read more...

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Police crack down on Kudankulam protest, enter Idinthakarai village (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police Monday resorted to a cane charge to disburse thousands of villagers, including women and children, staging protests on the beach at Kudankulam, behind ... Read more...

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Exempt Tamil Nadu from common dental entrance exam: Jayalalithaa


September 7th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday protested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the nationwide common entrance exam for Dental Council of India (DCI) ... Read more...

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Sivakasi blast: NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu


September 7th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice the Tamil Nadu government and sought a report on the explosion in the Sivakasi fireworks factory that ... Read more...

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Ensure safety of Sri Lankans in India: Amnesty


September 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to ensure safety of Sri Lankans visiting India and investigate the recent attacks on them."The ... 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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DMK to submit Tamil meet resolutions to UN: Karunanidhi


September 4th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) DMK president M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said that his party will send the resolutions passed at the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meet here to the United Nations ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues travel warning for southern India


September 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has issued a travel warning to Sri Lankans visiting southern India following a spate of incidents targeting Sri Lankan nationals, the external ... Read more...

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Resolve Cauvery water dispute, SC tells PMO (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday expressed displeasure over the failure of the PMO (Prime Minister's Office) to hold a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority ... Read more...

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India’s PC market grew 17 percent in Q2 of 2012


August 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Personal computers (PC) sales in the country grew 17 percent during the second quarter of 2012 over the like period of the previous calendar year ... Read more...

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Send back Lankan defence personnel: Jayalalithaa


August 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday charged the central government with having a "reprehensible attitude" in training two Sri Lankan defence personnel in the ... Read more...

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Rights panel issues notice to Tamil Nadu


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Tuesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government over news reports of 50 Scheduled Castes families being forced to live ... Read more...

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Fisherman killing: India seeks transparent probe from US


August 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India Thursday said it has sought from the US a "full, transparent and expeditious investigation" into the death of an Indian fisherman killed off ... Read more...

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Kudankulam activists seek answers on nuclear power project


August 6th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Monday decided to send a postcard to the Russian ambassador ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor to be fuelled mid-August


August 5th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd is hopeful of soon getting clearance from the sectoral regulator to fuel the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Court demands criminal action in school girl’s death case (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The Madras High Court Friday asked the Tamil Nadu government to take criminal and civil action against those responsible for the death of a six-year-old girl ... Read more...

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Apex court asks Kerala to allow Mullaperiyar dam upkeep (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme court Monday directed the Kerala government to permit Tamil Nadu to undertake maintenance and cleaning work at the Mullaperiyar dam.The five-judge bench of ... Read more...

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Say no to more Kudankulam units, Jayalalithaa urged


July 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Anti-nuclear protestors resisting the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu have urged Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to oppose addition of two more units ... Read more...

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Don’t scrap wind power banking: Manufacturers tell Tamil Nadu


June 28th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) The Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) has asked the Tamil Nadu government to call a meeting of stake-holders in wind energy sector in the state ... Read more...

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Kudankulam inspections on after removal of dummy fuel


June 4th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) The first reactor of the two 1,000 MW protest-hit Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is undergoing inspection by atomic experts after allowing the removal of all ... Read more...

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Removal of dummy fuel assemblies begins at Kudankulam


May 25th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Working towards commissioning the first unit of the two 1,000- megawatt Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in August, scientists Friday removed one assembly of the dummy ... Read more...

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Inflation affected PC sales in Q1 of 2012 in India: Gartner


May 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) High inflation and increased prices during the first quarter of 2012 affected sale of personal computers in India, research firm Gartner Inc said Friday."Consumer buying ... Read more...

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DMK appeals to Neyveli contract workers to end strike


May 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Claiming the Tamil Nadu government was blind to their issues, DMK president and former chief minister M.Karunanidhi Thursday appealed to the contract workers of Neyveli ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned, BJP cries foul


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was Tuesday adjourned sine die without taking up important listed business due to protests by DMK members to a bill. The ... Read more...

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Ashok Leyland net in 2011-12 down by 10 percent


May 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Hit by higher finance cost, increased depreciation and a muted market in its southern strongholds, Hinduja group's flagship company Ashok Leyland posted around 10 percent reduction ... Read more...

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Yamaha to set up Rs.1,500 crore plant in Tamil Nadu


May 14th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) With demand for its premium bikes going up and sensing bigger opportunities, the India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. will be setting up here its largest plant ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protest: 23,000 surrender voter ID cards


May 9th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Around 23,000 people belonging to nine villages in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu have surrendered their voter identity cards to draw attention to the continued neglect ... Read more...

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Give Mullaperiyar report to Kerala, Tamil Nadu: Apex court


May 4th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed that the report of an expert committee that studied the safety of 119-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala be shared with ... Read more...

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Indefinite fast against Kudankulam N-plant resumes


May 1st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 1 (IANS) At least 24 activists of the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Tuesday launched an indefinite fast at four villages in Tirunelveli district, around 650 km ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam protestors to fast from May 1 onwards


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Upset with the Tamil Nadu government for going back on its assurances, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Monday announced that it would resume an ... Read more...

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Appoint chairman for Cauvery panel: Jayalalithaa


April 20th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to appoint a new chairman for Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal following the resignation ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to ink more investment agreements: Jayalalithaa


April 18th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will sign investment agreements with several automobile and auto component makers and come out with a series of industry-specific policies soon, Chief ... Read more...

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BHEL still keen on Udangudi power project


April 8th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has assured Tamil Nadu government that it would complete the 1,600 MW Udangudi power project by the target ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu won’t allow Mekedatu dam across Cauvery’


March 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday assured the state assembly that her government would not permit neighbouring Karnataka to build a dam across the river ... Read more...

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