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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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PM Modi to inaugrate Abdul Kalam's memorial in Rameswaram today

July 27, 2017

CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram on the second death anniversary of the former President. Modi will unveil a statue of Dr Kalam and will offer a floral tribute. He is also scheduled to interact with the family members of Dr Kalam. Kalam died of cardiac arrest in Shi...

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Honoured to be associated with Kabbadi: Kamal Haasan

July 19, 2017

CHENNAI: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has been appointed as the brand ambassador of team Tamil Thalaivas in the fifth season of Pro Kabbadi League. He says that he is honoured to be associated with a sport developed by his ancestors many years ago. The tournament starts from July 28 in Hyderabad. Tamil Thalaivas is owned by a consortium of cricke...

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O.Panneerselvam camp to support Naidu

July 18, 2017

Chennai, July 18: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam has announced support of the AIADMK faction led by him for National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Vice Presidential candidate M.Venkaiah Naidu. In a statement issued here late Monday, the Panneerselvam faction said Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought their support for Naidu in the Au...

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