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Ten TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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Rameswaram (TN): Ten fishermen were today arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel when they were fishing off Neduntheevu near the island nation, officials said. The Lankan Naval personnel also allegedly damaged fishing nets and other equipment besides seizing their boat, Assistant Director of Fisheries Kolinjinathan said. ALSO READ: Pollution claims eight deaths daily in Delhi, says …

Sasikala opposes Sasikala for CM position

Monday, February 06, 2017

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Expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Puspha today opposed party chief V K Sasikala becoming the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, alleging she had a “criminal background”. In letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, she said, “It is condemnable to nominate or invite Sasikala Natarajan to be a Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu due to her criminal background. All criminal …

Chennai clears oil spill manually

Thursday, February 02, 2017

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Amid massive oil spill following the collision of two cargo ships off the Kamarajar Port in Ennore has been polluting Chennai’s beaches. Hundreds of Coast Guard personnel and volunteers have taken it upon themselves to manually clear the near 20 tonnes of oil spill. According to reports, along the beach near Ennore, a Chennai suburb, …

SC to hear Jallikattu matters on Jan 31

Friday, January 27, 2017

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will hear all Jallikattu matters on January 31 after the Centre filed a plea seeking to withdraw the January 6 notification, allowing the bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra allowed all the applications related to Jallikattu to be …

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 …

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