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Tamil Nadu SSLC results out

May 23, 2018

CHENNAI: A total of 94.5 % of the students who appeared for the Tamil Nadu state board Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Class 10 exams passed, said KA Sengottaiyan, the state school education minister on Wednesday. There has been a marginal increase in overall pass percentage by 0.1 %. Last year, the pass percentage was 94.4. Following...

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Police Fire During Anti-Sterlite Protest In Tamil Nadu: 9 Dead

May 22, 2018

CHENNAI: Police opened fire on protesters who went on a rampage today demanding closure of a copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu's port city of Tuticorin, prompting the ruling AIADMK government to issue appeals for calm and a promise to take legal action against the plant. A statement by the state government did not specify the casualties in the cl...

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Anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu turns violent

May 22, 2018

TUTICORIN: The months-long protest demanding closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit here took a violent turn today with agitators pelting stones and toppling police vehicles after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. More than one person has reportedly died. Police said section 144 of CrPc has been invoked in and around the Ste...

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SHRC slaps Rs 1 lakh fine on sub-inspector in TN

May 22, 2018

CHENNAI: For not issuing a receipt after getting 500 for a traffic violation from a motorist and subsequently abusing him when he asked for the same, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on then sub-inspector of Chidambaram Taluk police station, Vasanthakumari. The incident happened five years ago, in 2013, when...

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Failure to pay rent: Landlord locks up woman tenant in Chennai

May 22, 2018

CHENNAI: A 45-year-old landlord allegedly locked up his 65-year-old tenant at the house in Kasimedu as she failed to pay the rent for the last four months. The woman called up her relatives over phone, who freed her from the house. Papathi, was residing alone in the first floor of a building at Kasima Nagar in Kasimedu. Ranganathan, a fisherman ha...

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Work on, stretch of Anna Salai to be two-way soon

May 12, 2018

CHENNAI: Frequent riders of metro rail may be looking forward to the opening of a 3.3-km underground stretch beneath Anna Salai, between AG-DMS and Saidapet, but nothing quite compares to the anticipation of motorists waiting for vehicular movement to be streamlined again above the transit system’s tunnels — once the busy section of roa...

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New textbooks for TN State Board students released

May 04, 2018

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday released new textbooks for Classes I, VI, IX and XI based on the revamped syllabus. Upgraded visual representations, internet activities page having website/mobile links and QR codes that can help students directly access info about topics are some of the features of the new textb...

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Edappadi Palaniswami asks students not to waste time on WhatsApp and websites

May 04, 2018

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday asked students to be cautious about those spreading fake news. He also appealed to the student community not to waste their golden time on websites, WhatsApp and small and big screens. Palaniswami said WhatsApp, websites and others should be used only for expanding one's knowledge...

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Comedian S.Ve.Shekhar apologies for Facebook forward

April 20, 2018

CHENNAI: Under all-round attack, actor-turned-politician S.Ve.Shekhar on Friday apologised for forwarding a message that was defamatory of women journalists on his Facebook page. In a statement issued here, the noted comedian and a former legislator, who is now with the BJP, said he had forwarded a message on his Facebook page without reading it....

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M.K. Stalin writes to Modi seeking appointment

April 17, 2018

CHENNAI: DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an appointment on behalf of political parties, farmers associations, traders' groups and labour unions to appraise him of the Cauvery water dispute. "Through this letter, we seek an appointment to meet and apprise you of the sentiments prevailing in Tamil Nadu and...

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