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Honoured to be associated with Kabbadi: Kamal Haasan

July 19, 2017

CHENNAI: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has been appointed as the brand ambassador of team Tamil Thalaivas in the fifth season of Pro Kabbadi League. He says that he is honoured to be associated with a sport developed by his ancestors many years ago. The tournament starts from July 28 in Hyderabad. Tamil Thalaivas is owned by a consortium of cricke...

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O.Panneerselvam camp to support Naidu

July 18, 2017

Chennai, July 18: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam has announced support of the AIADMK faction led by him for National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Vice Presidential candidate M.Venkaiah Naidu. In a statement issued here late Monday, the Panneerselvam faction said Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought their support for Naidu in the Au...

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Man arrested in Chennai for suspected links with IS

July 04, 2017

CHENNAI: The anti-terrorism squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan Police on Tuesday arrested here a person suspected of links with the Islamic State terror group, said police. The suspect, Haroon Rasheed, runs a shop in Burma Bazaar here, according to officials. Rasheed was alleged to have raised funds for the terror outfit. He was also suspected of bein...

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1,000 theatres across Tamil Nadu shut today

July 03, 2017

CHENNAI: Nearly 1,000 theatres across Tamil Nadu will remain shut on Monday, the first day of an indefinite strike called by theatre owners to protest against the state's imposition of 30% entertainment tax in addition to the 28% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on film trade. Tamil Nadu Cinema Theatre Owners Federation president Abirami Ramanathan on...

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Presidential poll: Kovind meets AIADMK factions, seeks support

July 01, 2017

CHENNAI: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) candidate for the President's post Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday arrived here and sought the political parties' support in the July 17 presidential polls. Kovind was received at the airport by the BJP leaders. He met former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneer...

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ONGC should shut operations in TN's Thanjavur

July 01, 2017

CHENNAI: Political party leaders have asked the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) to shut its operations in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district following police action on people protesting against oil spill after a pipeline burst. In a statement issued here on Saturday, PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss demanded the ONGC to halt operations in Kadi...

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Ruling AIADMK enacting drama: Panneerselvam

June 12, 2017

CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday accused the ruling AIADMK faction of enacting a drama and said he was disbanding the merger negotiating team of his own group. Panneerselvam told the media here: "After the setting up of the negotiation team, they started playing a drama. We were not ready to play any dramas." H...

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Scare over 'Plastic rice' spurs inspection across 74 outlets

June 10, 2017

CHENNAI: Two days after claims of plastic rice being sold in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the food safety department here undertook inspections at retail stores across the city on Friday. Officials say they found no trace of plastic grains. Following a directive from the state food safety commissioner, officials inspected rice sold at 74 outlets ...

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NEET Exam: Madras high court poses 12 questions to CBSE

June 10, 2017

CHENNAI: How could CBSE conduct NEET for students from various boards, including its own students, and how could a single test assess the intellectual capability of students aspiring to do medical education? These are some of the questions raised by Madras high court, which said only a minuscule percentage of students in urban areas would benefit b...

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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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