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Bull gores 40 year old man to death during jallikattu

January 18, 2017

VELLORE: A 40-year-old man has been gored to death by a bull when the animal rammed into a group of spectators during an event involving bulls at Vellakuttai village in Vellore district. The man, identified as P Shanmugam, suffered serious injuries after the incident on Monday evening. He died at the Government Hospital in Vaniyambadi after failin...

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Former CM MGR stamp released on his 100th Birthday

January 17, 2017

Chennai: Tamil Nadu State Government has now launched the special edition MGR stamp at the celebration of centenary year of birthday celebrations of Late former Chief Minister MGR featuring his image. This was held during the special celebration ceremony that happened this morning at Dr. MGR Medical College in Guindy, Chennai. Lots of cultural even...

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Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa mulls joining AIADMK

January 17, 2017

Chennai: Announcing her decision to enter politics, late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece J. Deepa on Tuesday said she wasn't sure whether she will join the AIADMK or float a new party. Speaking to the media here, Deepa said there were two views on her political journey. "I need time to decide. Have to discuss with people. We have...

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AIADMK worker and his friend die as car hits two-wheeler

January 16, 2017

CHENNAI: Two people died after a two-wheeler they were travelling on collided with a car on the Maduravoyal-Minjur Road near Chennai on Saturday. Police identified the deceased as Gopal, 65, a resident of Vilangadupakkam near Red Hills, and his close friend Thangaraj, 60, of Arumandai near Cholavaram. Police said Gopal was an AIADMK worker and Th...

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Chennai boy on his way to Columbia University riding on squash success

January 13, 2017

CHENNAI: Velavan Senthilkumar, The 18-year-old British Junior Open squash champion is on his way to Columbia University in August to pursue a degree in economics, and it's all because of his excellence in the sport. "I was approached by the assistant squash coach at Columbia when I was playing the British Open. At Columbia, I am going to be playin...

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All parts of the state will be declared drought-hit: O.Panneerselvam

January 10, 2017

Tamil Nadu chief minister O.Panneerselvam on Tuesday announced that all parts of the state will be declared drought-hit, owing to the failure of the northeast monsoon last year. Land tax will be waived totally for farmers. The chief minister said that 17 farmers had committed suicide in the last two months and a relief assistance of Rs 3 lakh wou...

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Tamil Nadu joins UDAY discom debt restructure scheme

January 10, 2017

CHENNAI: After long opposition to the Centre's debt restructuring scheme for discoms, Tamil Nadu on Monday joined the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (Uday) scheme under which it stands to benefit by Rs 11,000 crore through savings in interest cost and on power distribution and transmission losses, an official statement here said. By signing the Uday...

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Tamil Nadu asks Andhra to release water for Chennai

January 07, 2017

TAMIL NADU: With drinking water scarcity here, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday requested his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu to release Krishna river water. In a letter to Naidu, Panneerselvam said: "I write seeking your urgent personal intervention for the release of Krishna water to meet the drinking water ...

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Madras HC confirms Rs 28 cr penalty on former AIADMK MP

January 06, 2017

Madras High Court confirms Rs 28 cr penalty on former AIADMK MP The Madras High Court on Friday upheld the Rs 28 crore penalty levied on T.T.V.Dinakaran, nephew of AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala, in a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) violation case. The penalty was levied by FERA Appellate Board in 2000 and relates to deposit of larg...

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Farmers death toll touches 61 in one month in TN

January 05, 2017

TRICHY: Four more farmers died of cardiac arrest in the state, thereby taking the death toll to 61 in one month. Murugaiyan, 70, of Araikal village in Nagapattinam district collapsed on his farm and died on Tuesday morning. He had taken up direct sowing on his farm, which failed due to poor rain. At Nathapallam village Laadan, 60, also died of hea...

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