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DMK forms four-member team to hold seat-sharing discussions

Saturday, March 12, 2016

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DMK today announced a four-member team led by party Treasurer M K Stalin which would hold seat-sharing discussions with alliance parties for the May 16 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. Besides Stalin, senior leaders and former ministers Durai Murugan and I Periasamy and Organisation Secretary R S Bharathy were named in the panel by the …

10 dissident MLAs submit resignation to Speaker

Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Ten dissident MLAs in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, including eight from the main opposition DMDK, today tendered their resignation to Speaker P Dhanapal, a move which comes ahead of the Assembly elections in the state. “Yes. It is true. Ten of us have tendered resignation,” one of the MLAs who did not want to be …

WATCH: Deputy Jailer’s peppy dance performance leads to suspension

Friday, February 12, 2016

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58-year old Shankaran, deputy jailer in Tamil Nadu’s Salem, has become a social media sensation after his video of dancing in uniform on peppy drum beats went viral on the web. In the video, deputy jailer is dancing in front of other police personnel inside a closed room and that’s when someone took the video …

Explosion at engineering college kills one

Saturday, February 06, 2016

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Vellore: One person was killed and three others were injured when a mysterious heavy object fell close to the building complex of a private engineering college near Vellore in Tamil Nadu, causing an explosion. The explosion, which created a crater, occurred near the Bharatidasan Engineering college complex at Natarampalli with eyewitnesses claiming that the object …

9-year-old boy injured in a mobile explosion

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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A nine-year-old boy was severely injured when a mobile phone which was charging exploded on his face. According to reports when Dhanush picked up the phone to answer an incoming call, the mobile phone exploded. The boy suffered burn on his right hand, face and both the eyes. The incident occurred on Friday night. After …

Selfie craze kills one more: Schoolboy run over by train in Chennai

Monday, February 01, 2016

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In a shocking incident in the selfie obsessed world of the new generation, a 17-year-old was run over by a train between Vandalur and Ooorapakkam stretch on Sunday evening when he was trying capture a speeding train behind him while taking a selfie with his friends. The incident occurred on Sunday evening when the boy …

3 women medical students commit suicide; college blamed

Monday, January 25, 2016

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Chennai: Hot on heels of a dalit student committing suicide in Hyderabad, three girl students of SVS Yoga Medical College at Kallakurichi near Villupuram in Tamil Nadu committed suicide on Saturday evening accusing the administration of charging excess fees and “torture”, and blaming college chairman Vasuki Subramanian for their death. The deceased girls have been …

UK government nails passport cons in Bangalore

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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People looking to migrate to the UK from any part of Southern India, be aware. Three travel agents from Bangalore are now under investigation, by the Central Crime Branch, after the UK Government uncovered wide scale fraud in which they were producing fake documents and supplying counterfeit immigration stamps to support their customer’s visa applications …

Supreme Court puts hold on Jallikattu

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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New Delhi: In another development in Tamil Nadu’s traditional bull-fighting sport, the apex court on Tuesday suspended Centre’s notification lifting the ban on Jallikattu. A week ago, the Centre had lifted the ban on the sport circumventing a Supreme Court ruling of May 2014. Citing cruelty to the animals, the Animal Welfare Board, People for …

Centre allows Jallikattu despite massive protests

Friday, January 08, 2016

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The Centre on Friday allowed the conduct of jallikattu in Tamil Nadu by altering a 2011 Ministry of Environment notification by exempting the sport from performances for which the bulls should not be used. The decision to allow Jallikattu and bullock cart races in other parts of the country came despite objections by animal rights …

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