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AIADMK factions may seek legal recourse to defreeze party symbol

March 23, 2017

Chennai: The two warring factions in the AIADMK have expressed their plans to seek legal recourse to defreeze the party's "two leaves" symbol as ordered by the Election Commission. In a statement on Wednesday night, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said: "Despite placing before the Election Commission strong arguments, it is sad w...

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TN wants bodies of fishermen from Saudi Arabia

March 22, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged the Indian government to bring back the bodies of three Indian fishermen who reportedly died while fishing off Saudi Arabia. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Palaniswami said the three fishermen from Kanyakumari reportedly lost their lives while fishing off the Saudi ...

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Election Commission to decide on AIADMK symbol

March 22, 2017

CHENNAI: The Election Commission is expected to decide on Wednesday the allocation of "two leaves" symbol to one of the factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK. The ruling faction is led by now jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala while the other is headed by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The poll panel has three options: allot the sym...

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Sri Lankan navy detains 10 Indian fishermen

March 21, 2017

CHENNAI: A Sri Lankan Navy vessel apprehended a mechanised fishing boat with 10 Indian fishermen on board, arrested them and impouned their craft for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), an official said here. The arrests occured post-midnight south of Delft Island, the official said, adding that according to report...

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BJP names Gangai Amaran for RK Nagar bypoll

March 18, 2017

Chennai: BJP on Friday announced veteran Tamil film music director Gangai Amaran as its candidate for the April 12 byelection to the Tamil Nadu assembly from R K Nagar constituency. The candidature of Gangai Amaran, who has recently publicly supported former chief minister O Panneerselvam for his revolt against AIADMK chief V K Sasikala, was ann...

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Racing champ Ashwin Sundar and his wife die in car crash

March 18, 2017

Chennai: Double Formula 4 racing title holder Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhita died here on Saturday after the car they were travelling rammed into a road side tree and caught fire. According to information reaching here, the couple was returning home around 3.30 am when its speeding BMW ploughed into a roadside tree on the Santhome High Roa...

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Formula car racer Ashwin Sundar, wife die in car crash

March 18, 2017

Chennai: Double Formula 4 racing title holder Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhita died here on Saturday after the car they were travelling rammed into a road side tree and caught fire. According to information reaching here, the couple was returning home around 3.30 am when its speeding BMW ploughed into a roadside tree on the Santhome High Road ...

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CII condemns Stayzilla founder's arrest

March 17, 2017

The arrest of online homestay marketplace Stayzilla's founder Yogendra Vasupal over a civil dispute is disturbing, said a top official of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Start-up Council. In a statement here on Friday, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, CII Start-up Council, said: "The legal developments around Vasupal are disturbing." "Th...

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Son killed father after fight over Rs 200

March 13, 2017

CHENNAI: Anjan(67) man was pushed to death by his son, after he rebuked him for taking money from his pocket, in Kodambakkam on Saturday night. Anjan, was at home in Periyar Pathai Sivan Koil Street, when he saw his son picking Rs 200 from his pocket. His son Jagadish was unemployed and is said to have troubled his father frequently for money to ...

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Second N-Plant at Kudankulam to restart by March-end

March 13, 2017

CHENNAI: India’s atomic power plant operator will restart its second 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu in two weeks’ time while the first unit of similar capacity will be stopped for refuelling in mid-April, a senior official said on Monday. He also said that the first pouring of concrete for construction of the third reactor f...

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