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A K Viswanathan is new Chennai police commissioner

May 13, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu government on Saturday appointed A K Viswanathan as commissioner of Greater Chennai Police. He replaces Karan Singha who has now been transferred and posted as member of Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board. M Ravi has been posted as ADGP, headquarters in the existing vacancy, while Sunil Kumar Singh as additional c...

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19-year-old head severed, thrown into police station

May 11, 2017

'Suventhan' CHENNAI: In an extremely barbaric incident in Tamil Nadu last night, a teen was hacked, allegedly by a gang that later flung his severed head into a police station. In CCTV footage, two bikers stop at the entrance, throw the head and drive off into the night. The police have identified the victim as Suventhan, 19. Based on the video ...

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TN govt plans to revise syllabus for state board schools

May 11, 2017

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to revise the syllabus for state board schools, beginning with higher secondary classes in 2018-19. This comes in the wake of criticism that the state government syllabus is below par and is insufficient to equip students to meet the challenges of multiple national-level competitive examinations. "Te...

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Justice Karnan vacates Chennai room, to visit Srikalahasti temple

May 10, 2017

CHENNAI: Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan, sentenced to jail for six months by the Supreme Court, was not at the state guest house here where he checked in on Tuesday and is expected to go to the temple town of Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh, officials said. Officials also said two other advocates who came along with Karnan have been asked ...

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Justice Karnan in State Guest House in Chennai

May 09, 2017

CHENNAI: Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan, sentenced to jail for six months by the Supreme Court, reached here on Tuesday and moved into the State Guest House. An employee at the guest house confirmed that Karnan was there. The apex court ordered the Director General of West Bengal Police to set up a team to implement its order "forthwith...

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Chennai may receive rainfall this week

May 08, 2017

CHENNAI: According to a forecast by the Met office, there would be partly cloudy sky on Monday and Tuesday, followed by thunderstorms and rain on Wednesday. Area Cyclone Warning Centre director S Balachandran reportedly said, “There may be rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms in one or two parts of the state,” adding some parts could...

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Four die in Chennai apartment fire

May 08, 2017

CHENNAI: Four persons, including two minors, were suffocated to death due to fumes in an apartment fire here on Monday, police said. Five others, who sustained injuries, were hospitalised and their condition is stable. According to the police, the fire broke out at the apartment in Vadapalani around 4.45 a.m. and several two wheelers that were pa...

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Six persons die as bus hits stationary truck in TN

May 05, 2017

CHENNAI: Six people, including a woman and a 14-year-old boy, died when a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus they were travelling in hit a stationary truck near Dindigul on Monday morning. Police identified four of the six deceased as Seeniammal, 65, of Kalladipatti near Nilakottai, Benedict Sanjay, 14, of Ammaiyanaickanur in Dindigul dist...

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SC rejects plea for making Hindi compulsory in Schools

May 04, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Centre, the states and union territories to make Hindi compulsory for students of class I-VIII across the country to promote national unity. Taking note of the fact that petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay was a spokesperson of the BJP’s Delhi chapt...

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CM Palanisamy asks ministers not to criticise central govt

May 03, 2017

CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has reportedly asked his ministers to refrain from criticising the union government in public. Palanisamy held a cabinet meet on Tuesday where he advised his ministers not to speak ill of the BJP government in the centre in public. Sources added that the cabinet discussed topics such as convening of ...

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