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Don't turn Jayalalithaa's house into memorial: Niece

August 18, 2017

CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's niece J Deepa and nephew J Deepak have laid claims to her Poes Garden residence, which Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said will be converted into a memorial. Ms Deepa and Mr Deepak said they were the legal heirs to Jayalalithaa and rightful inheritors of their aunt's plush Poes Garden re...

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TN CM announces judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death

August 17, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that a judicial commission will probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and said her Poes Garden house will turn into a memorial, meeting the main demands of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam for the two AIADMK groups to merge. "The government has decided to app...

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Irom Sharmila gets married in Kodaikanal

August 17, 2017

CHENNAI: Civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila on Thursday married her lover Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. The low-key ceremony was held in the sub-registrar's office in the hill station in Dindugal district. "The two came in the morning and completed the formalities. They also exchanged garlands," an official in the sub-regis...

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Banks to go ahead with August 22 nationwide strike

August 16, 2017

CHENNAI: The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on Wednesday declared that their nationwide strike call for August 22 stands as the talks with the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) in Mumbai have failed. The Forum is an umbrella body of nine unions in the Indian banking sector. The UFBU has given notice of a nationwide strike on August 22 to protes...

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DMK President Karunanidhi admitted to hospital

August 16, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu's opposition party and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday was admitted to Kauvery Hospital here for a minor procedure, the hospital said. A statement issued by the hospital said the DMK chief would be discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday. ...

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Chennai hotels set to serve special food for I-Day

August 12, 2017

CHENNAI: Star hotels here are getting ready to celebrate the country's 70th Independence Day with tri-colour themed food, regional cuisines and even the dishes that were served on the night of August 14, 1947. "We have decided to have tri-colour themed dishes. In India people are reluctant to cut dishes resembling the national flag unlike the west...

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Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth attend DMK function

August 11, 2017

CHENNAI: The two big stars of the Tamil movie world, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, on Thursday attended the 75th anniversary celebrations of DMK mouthpiece, Tamil daily Murasoli. Haasan, who has of late been critical of the AIADMK government, was seated on the dais next to DMK Working President M.K. Stalin. Rajinikanth, who may enter politics, wa...

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Tamil Nadu appoints new vigilance chief as per HC order

August 03, 2017

CHENNAI: The state government on Wednesday appointed senior bureaucrat V K Jeyakodi as vigilance commissioner. Jeyakodi replaced Niranjan Mardi, home secretary, who was holding additional charge of vigilance. The 1984-batch officer will oversee the probe by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) into the gutka scam, allegedly inv...

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Hindustan Group institutes awards to honour 50 eminent people

July 28, 2017

CHENNAI: As part of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Hindustan Group of Institutions will recognise 50 eminent personalities across various fields for their contribution to the betterment of the society. The group has instituted awards in the name of its founder late Dr. KCG Verghese and will present the excellence awards across various categories...

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Man poses as cop to extort money from public, held in Chennai

July 27, 2017

CHENNAI: A 35-year-old man with walkie-talkie in hand convincingly posed as policeman to extort money from many people on Anna University campus was held by police on tuesday night. A police officer said the imposter (Ghanasekar) targeted people he found sitting near the CEG outdoor sports ground and elsewhere on university the campus. Ghanaseka...

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