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Centre proposes Water Transport Corporation

June 09, 2017

CHENNAI: The central government has proposed forming a Water Transport Corporation in cooperation with the Tamil Nadu government and has committed Rs.200 crore, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. He said the corporation would run ferry services from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala to Kanyakumari and...

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Vaiko barred entry into Malaysia

June 09, 2017

CHENNAI: MDMK Chief Vaiko was on Friday barred from entering Malaysia on the ground that he was a supporter of the banned LTTE and was detained at the airport in Kuala Lumpur to be sent back to Chennai in the night. Immigration officials told Vaiko, a strong supporter of LTTE, that his entry into the country has been barred, and took him to higher...

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Two bus drivers, conductors held in TN for molesting teenager

June 06, 2017

CHENNAI: Two bus drivers and a conductor of a private bus operator have been arrested in Tamil Nadu's Salem district for trying to sexually assault a teenager, police said on Tuesday. A police official in Salem's Omallur said the three persons - Perumal, Manivannan and Murugan - have been taken into custody for trying to assault the girl on Monday...

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DMK chief Karunanidhi turns 94

June 03, 2017

CHENNAI: DMK President M. Karunanidhi on Saturday turned 94 and party leaders and cadres in large numbers gathered outside his residence here to greet him. Apart from Karunanidhi's birthday, the DMK party is also celebrating its leader's diamond jubilee in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. However, the senior leader will not be making a public appearance ...

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Tamil Nadu wants all food items to be nil-rated in GST regime

June 03, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Saturday demanded that all food items whether branded or not should be nil rated in the new GST regime to be rolled out next month and that some of the rates need to be revisited in the interest of the common man. Addressing the GST Council meeting, state Finance Minister Jayakumar said cereals like rice, wheat and barley ha...

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Tamil poet Kavikko Abdul Rahman passes away

June 02, 2017

CHENNAI: Syed Abdul Rahman (80), popularly known as Kavikko Abdul Rahman, died here in the early hours of today. He had been suffering from urinery infection for some time. Born in Madurai on November 2, 1937, Rahman served as a professor for 29 years at Islamiah College in Vaniyambadi. Rahman is the author of around 30 books. He has translated t...

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New India to assess Chennai Silks fire loss

June 01, 2017

CHENNAI: The New India Assurance Company Ltd will soon appoint assessors to determine the loss suffered by The Chennai Silks showroom that was gutted down in a fire here, said a senior insurance official. The multi-storied textile showroom is covered under a package policy for shops, the official said preferring anonymity. The policy covers stocks...

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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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