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Driver of Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad estate dies in accident

April 29, 2017

CHENNAI: A former driver Kanakaraj, employed in late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad Estate, died in a road accident on Saturday morning in Salem district, police said. According to the police, a car hit Kanakaraj who was riding a two-wheeler. He was taken to the hospital where he died. The death of Kanakaraj has deepene...

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India to launch GSAT-9 communication satellite on May 5

April 28, 2017

CHENNAI: India will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5, the ISRO said on Friday. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the GSAT-9 communication satellite is being launched with an objective to provide different communication applications in Ku-b...

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T.T.V. Dinakaran, Mallikarjuna brought to Chennai for questioning

April 27, 2017

CHENNAI: Ruling AIADMK General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested by Delhi Police for alleged bribery, was flown here on Thursday for further investigation. Soon after landing at the Chennai airport, Dinakaran was taken to Rajaji Bhavan in Besant Nagar where central government offices are located for questioning. Dinakaran is the nephew of AIAD...

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Tamil Nadu CM urges Modi not to privatise Salem Steel Plant

April 27, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has urged the Centre to reconsider its plan to privatise Salem Steel Plant, citing the package of incentives given by the state government to the plant. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, the text of which was released to the media here, Palaniswami said the state gov...

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Delhi police to search Dinakaran and Mallikarjuna's residence

April 27, 2017

NEW DELHI: A day after a court here remanded AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran to five-day's police custody, a Crime Branch team on Thursday flew him and his aide Mallikarjuna to Chennai for further investigations into the alleged attempt to bribe officials of the Election Commission to release the party's "two leaves" symbol. "The Crime Branch team ...

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Court reserves verdict in 2G spectrum case

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: A court here on Wednesday reserved verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case, in which former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi are being tried. CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini said the verdict may be delivered on July 15. The Central Bureau of Investigation court also directed both the prosecution and defence...

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Dinakaran remanded in five-day police custody

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: A court here on Wednesday sent sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested on the charge of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials, to five-day police custody. Special Judge Poonam Chaudhary allowed the Crime Branch to quiz Dinakaran, a nephew of jailed AIADMK party chief V.K. Sasikala, for five days after the Delhi Po...

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V.K. Sasikala's banners removed from AIADMK office

April 26, 2017

CHENNAI: AIADMK cadres on Wednesday removed sidelined party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's banners from the party office here in Tamil Nadu. The removal comes hours after party Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran, a nephew of Sasikala, was arrested by Delhi Police on Tuesday night. Earlier, E. Madhusudanan, an AIADMK leader and part of f...

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'Dinakaran arrest not to impact proposed unification talks in AIADMK'

April 26, 2017

CHENNAI: The midnight arrest of AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Delhi Police will not affect the proposed unification talks between the two factions in the party, said a former AIADMK parliamentarian. "The law has done its duty. Dinakaran attacked democracy by trying to bribe the Election Commission officials. He was sent o...

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TTV Dinakaran arrested in EC bribery case

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran was arrested by the Delhi police on Tuesday night after four days of grilling in the EC bribery case. Dinakaran was accused of trying to bribe an Election Commission (EC) official to retain the AIADMK symbol of two leaves for his party, AIADMK (Amma), for the RK Nagar bypolls in Tamil Nadu. The RK Nagar c...

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