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Tamil Nadu Student who fought against NEET Exam, commits suicide

September 01, 2017

Anitha, a young Dalit 17-year-old student from Ariyalur, who fought against NEET exam commits Suicide Today. Anitha’s father is a daily wage labourer at the Gandhi Market in Tiruchi who worked hard to pay for her education, and her mother is no more. she was an extremely bright student. She scored 1176 marks out of 1200 in her 12th board exa...

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'Blue Whale' claims first victim in Tamil Nadu

August 31, 2017

'The ink sketch on the victim's hand' CHENNAI: A 19-year-old college student Vignesh in Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game Blue Whale, police said. According to the police, the second year B.Com was found hanging at his home by his father on Wednesday evening. A picture of blue whale was drawn o...

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Dinakaran faction wants new CM, PMK asks government to prove majority

August 22, 2017

CHENNAI: The minor AIADMK group led by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday told Governor C.V. Rao that it wants the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister changed, a faction member said. PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss meanwhile said the Governor must ask Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to prove his government's majority imme...

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O.Panneerselvam gets additional portfolios

August 22, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam was allocated additional portfolios on Tuesday, an official statement said. Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao's office said in the statement that Panneerselvam was allocated the additional portfolios of Planning, Legislative Assembly, Elections and Passports, which were previously held by MLA D. J...

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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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