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Jallikattu: Kamal Haasan condemns police action; demands explanation

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Chennai: A day after police forcibly evicted pro-jallkattu protesters, actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday questioned the action and said he was shocked that women and children were also reportedly caught in the melee. The popular actor said he wanted ‘reasonable explanation’ for the police action. He said women and children were also reportedly affected by …

Jallikattu: ‘Some protesters belong to ultra-left outfits,’ says Police

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Theni (TN): Police on Tuesday said some of the protesters, who took part in the pro-jallikattu agitation here, belonged to ultra-left organisations such as the CPI(ML) and Revolutionary Youth Front of India. Police said many protesters did not have a proper answer when they were asked why were they continuing with the protest when an ordinance …

Jallikattu protest: Tamil Nadu government passes bill to revoke ban on Jallikattu

Monday, January 23, 2017

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In a major move by the state government, the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly on Monday passed a bill to revoke Supreme Court’s ban on bull-taming festival Jallikattu. Earlier, Protests at Chennai’s Marina Beach over Jallikattu reached a new high when it turned violent as hundreds resisted the police who arrived at 5 am in large numbers and physically removed protesters. …

Jallikattu: DMK working chief sits on fast

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Chennai: DMK MLAs, MPs and party workers, led by its Working President M K Stalin, began a fast here today demanding permanent removal of the ban on Jallikattu. DMK cadres and party functionaries from various districts are also participating in the fast. ALSO READ: Tamil Nadu to issue ordinance to ensure conduct of Jallikattu DMK said …

Centre clears ordinance on Jallikattu to allow TN govt to promulgate it

Friday, January 20, 2017

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Moving swiftly, the Centre tonight cleared an ordinance on Jallikattu, paving the way for Tamil Nadu government to promulgate it in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the state for the last four days. Officials said they said the Home Ministry cleared the ordinance after the Law Ministry approved the draft ordinance …

Tamil Nadu to issue ordinance to ensure conduct of Jallikattu

Friday, January 20, 2017

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New Delhi: In a bid to defuse the swelling street protests, Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it will issue an ordinance to ensure the conduct of Jallikattu sport in a day or two and has submitted a draft of it to the Union Home Ministry. After discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and consultations with …

Marina beach erupts in protest

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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After the court had banned the traditional Jallikattu, and the Union government has remained mum on the subject. The protests in Tamil Nadu against the ban on the sport have refused to die down. Thousands of  youngsters gathered at the Marina beach in Chennai through Tuesday and stayed overnight, asking for the ban to be revoked. …

Change in guard, DMK elevates Stalin as Working President

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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Chennai: The DMK on Wednesday appointed party Treasurer M K Stalin as its Working President, marking his elevation to the top post at a time when party patriarch Karunanidhi is recuperating after the illness. Necessary amendments were made in rules facilitating 63-year-old Stalin’s elevation to the post at the DMK general council meeting where Karunanidhi …

‘Keep eye on rise of Disruptive Technologies’: PM Modi asked scientists

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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Tirupati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday exhorted scientists to keep an eye on the rise of disruptive technologies even as he underlined government’s commitment to supporting different streams ranging from fundamental science to applied science with emphasis on innovations. In his address at the inauguration of the 104th session of the Indian Science Congress, …

IIT Madras websites hacked, institute says “examining” issue

Friday, December 30, 2016

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Chennai: Some auxiliary websites of the IIT Madras here have been found hacked and the institute on Friday said it was examining the “vulnerabilities” that led to the hacking episode. The institute said it runs a “main website and auxiliary sites,” and these were “maintained by different entities,” such as “centres, labs and student bodies.” …

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