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Chennai textile showroom fire continues for second day

June 01, 2017

CHENNAI: Fire service personnal on Thursday were still battling to douse the flames that has engulfed a multi-storied textile showroom - Chennai Silks - here, police said. The top four floors caved in on Thursday morning owing to sustained intense heat while thick dark smoke continued to bellow out of the building. Declaring the area unsafe, the ...

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Students protest against attack on IIT-Madras student

May 31, 2017

CHENNAI: Members of various students organisations on Tuesday protested outside the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) condemning the attack on a PhD student on Tuesday inside the campus for participating in a beef festival. Members of various student organisations, like the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Students Feder...

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Fire broke out in Chennai Silks textile showroom

May 31, 2017

CHENNAI: A fire broke out in Chennai Silks textile showroom at T Nagar here on Wednesday morning. According to the police, the fire was noticed around 5 a.m. and fire tenders were rushed to the spot. At least 11 employees who were staying at the shop were rescued and no casualties were reported. Thick smoke was emanating from several floors of t...

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36-year-old IIT Madras student participated in ‘beef fest’ assaulted

May 30, 2017

CHENNAI: A IIT-Madras PhD scholar was assaulted on Tuesday by a group of students on the institute's premise for partaking in a beef eating fest on Sunday. According to eyewitness accounts, the incident happened around 2.15pm as the victim R Sooraj(36) was having lunch with a friend, when a group of eight students, belonging to the Vivekananda Stu...

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TN CM rules out Cabinet reshuffle

May 27, 2017

CHENNAI: Denying media reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday ruled out any reshuffle in the state Cabinet. "It is only the newspapers that are publishing news about a ministry change. There will be no change in the ministry," he told the media at Yercaud, about 370 km from here. As for meetings of AIADMK legislators with ...

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Train ticket helps police to nab the murderer in Chennai

May 26, 2017

CHENNAI: A train ticket helped police to identify the victim of a murder and catch the killer in Vyasarpadi late on Tuesday night. Investigators on Thursday identified the victim as Dhanasekaran(23), an Airport employee who worked in the facility's cargo section. "We recovered the body from the railway tracks on Wednesday," an investigating o...

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IT raid on Kaleesuwari Refinery Oil Private Limited

May 17, 2017

CHENNAI: The income tax department officers on wednesday raided edible oil manufacturing firm 'Kaleesuwari Refinery Private Limited' in Tamil Nadu, suspecting tax evasion. Raids were on at more than 54 places across the State. Kaleesuwari Refinery are the manufacturers of "Gold Winner" brand of edible oils. ...

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CBI raids Chidambaram, son's residences; vendetta politics, says ex-minister

May 16, 2017

CHENNAI: The CBI on Tuesday raided the residences of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram here in connection with the grant of FIPB approvals when he was the Finance Minister. Chidambaram has termed it vendetta politics and declared the raids will not stop him from being critical of the government. A team of 11 CBI of...

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CBI raid at Chidambaram's residence

May 16, 2017

CHENNAI: Officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residence of former union minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in Chennai on Tuesday morning. According to reports, the raid may be followed in his native place Karaikudi also. The raids are happening at around 14 different locations in Chennai. According to repor...

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Petrol price cut by 2.16 a litre, diesel by 2.10

May 16, 2017

CHENNAI: Petrol price was on Monday cut by Rs 2.16 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.10 a litre. The reduction, which will be effective from Monday midnight, comes on back of a marginal 2 paise a litre increase in petrol and 52 paise per litre hike in diesel rates effected from May 1. Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation's largest fuel retailer, said the...

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