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Shutdown affects normal life in Tamil Nadu

April 25, 2017

CHENNAI: Normal life was affected in Tamil Nadu due to the shutdown strike called by opposition parties in the state on Tuesday. While shops, hotels downed their shutters across the state, government buses were seen plying on the roads. Offices -- central/state government, public and private sector undertakings remained open. Police were deploye...

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Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25

April 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: Farmers from Tamil Nadu who have been on protest sit-in here for the past 40 days, on Sunday announced suspension of their demonstration till May 25 after they met state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami. During the meeting, Palaniswami assured the farmers of his help and said that he will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the loan w...

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Vijayabaskar and Thambidurai are creating obstacles: Senthil Balaji

April 21, 2017

CHENNAI: Aravakurichi legislator V Senthil Balaji has alleged that Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambidurai and transport minister MR Vijayabaskar are deliberately delaying the construction of a medical college building in Karur. In his petition to superintendent of police, Karur, Balaji stated that Thambidurai and Vijayabaskar remained a stumbling ...

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Class II student protest against liquor shop

April 19, 2017

CHENNAI: A 7-year-old boy, protest against liquor shop on a road in padur, a village on the outskirts of Chennai on Wednesday. A. Akash, class II student sat on a road in Padur protesting against liquor shop said " This land is for agriculture, the wine shop should not be here," Also, families really suffer because people drink. They do not have m...

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Neenu Ittyerah assumes charge as DRM of Madurai Railway Division

April 17, 2017

MADURAI: Neenu Ittyerah assumed charge as the divisional railway manager of the Madurai Division on Monday. She is first ever woman DRM of the Madurai Railway Division. Neenu belongs to the 1988 batch of the Indian Railway Traffic Service. She is a Fulbright scholar and was awarded the Hubert Humphery Fellowship for mid-career professionals in 20...

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TN Farmers Protests: DMK Calls all-party meeting

April 13, 2017

CHENNAI: The DMK on Thursday called an all-party meeting on April 16 to discuss the issues raised by farmers in Tamil Nadu. The meeting would be held in Anna Arivalayam at 10am on Sunday. "Invitations for the meeting have been sent to the leaders of all parties. The meeting will discuss the suffering of farmers, and we will get suggestion from th...

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School building collapse: one dead, 13 injured in Vellore

April 13, 2017

VELLORE: An under-construction school building in Tamil Nadu's Vellore collapsed leaving 13 severely injured and one dead. The incident happened today at the site of Pincushion Montessori International School and the people trapped were construction workers. The incident is said to have happened around 2:30 pm and the exact reason behind the inci...

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DMK's Kanimozhi is The Hindu staff union president

April 12, 2017

CHENNAI: Rajya Sabha MP M.K. Kanimozhi was on Tuesday elected president of The Hindu Office and National Press Employees’ Union. M. Kamalanathan was re-elected general secretary for the fourth consecutive time. In addition, two vice-presidents, one joint secretary, one treasurer and 13 executive committee members were elected. ...

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Tamil Nadu farmers strip outside PMO in protest

April 10, 2017

NEW DELHI: Some Tamil Nadu farmers, protesting at Jantar Mantar here for over three weeks demanding waiver of their loans, on Monday stripped outside the Prime Minister's Office after they were not allowed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Some of them rolled on the street outside the PMO in protest. On Friday, some of the farmers, including ...

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TN farmers protesting in Jantar Mantar cut their hands

April 07, 2017

NEW DELHI: Farmers from Tamil Nadu protesting at Jantar Mantar since March-14 demanding the waiver of their loans and disbursement of drought relief by the Centre, on Friday Five farmers including a women cut their hands, saying the Union government should wake up to their plight at least now. "We have been here for over Three weeks does anyone re...

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