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Jayalalithaa again becomes Tamil Nadu chief minister

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time on Saturday within a fortnight of the Karnataka High Court acquitting her in a corruption case. Jayalalithaa, 67, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K. Rosaiah at the packed Madras University Centinary Auditorium. The governo...

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The iron lady of Tamil Nadu

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) J. Jayalalithaa, often described as the 'Iron Lady of Tamil Nadu', returned to power on Saturday - after a seven month break that ended when she was acquitted in a corruption case, bringing joy to her party cadres and an apparent relief to several sections of the people. Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as chief minister for the fifth time on Saturday. According t...

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Modi's shaky race to save India's girls

Amritsar, May 23 (IANS/IndiaSpend) It's a substantial but sparse two-room house, and flies infest the courtyard, buzzing ceaselessly around Manseerat Gill, 14 days old. Undisturbed by their buzzing, she sleeps peacefully. For the next six years -- thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's determination to fight the country's bias against daughters -- Manseerat's well-being and survival wi...

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Rana Daggubati behind Karan Johar, Rajamouli collaboration

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar will be releasing Hindi version of S.S. Rajamouli's Telugu film Baahubali - The Beginning. Actor Rana Daggubati is the one who brought the two titans together. Rana, who features in the magnum opus, introduced southern director Rajamouli to Johar and paved way for a professional bond. Confirming this, the film's spokesperson said: Rana...

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Akshara Haasan approached for Sandakozhi 2'

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Akshara Haasan, who was recently seen in R. Balakrishnan aka Balki-directed Shamitabh, has been approached to play the leading role in upcoming Tamil actioner Sandakozhi 2. Talks have been initiated with Akshara, but there hasn't been any confirmation yet. The makers will wait for another couple of weeks to decide whether she will be part of the project or ...

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Arijit Singh to sing for 'Guddu Rangeela'

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Bollywood playback singer Arijit Singh will be croon a romantic song for Subhash Kapoor's forthcoming film Guddu Rangeela. The singer, who has spread love and ignited romance with his music through songs like Tum hi ho, Muskurane and Hamari adhuri kahani, has given his voice to a song titled Suiyaan. The director is excited to have him on board and believes...

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Suriya's friendly gesture for actor Rahman

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Tamil star Suriya is set to travel to Kochi to promote upcoming Malayalam film Lavender, which features actor Rahman, who recently played an important role in the former's Tamil home production 36 Vayadhinile. As a friendly gesture for working in '36 Vayadhinile', Suriya is returning the favour by planning to promote Rahman's film 'Lavender'. Suriya will grace the ...

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10 injured as train derails in Assam

Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured after a passenger train derailed in Assam on Saturday morning. Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials said five coaches and the engine of the train derailed over a bridge near Salakati station in Kokrajhar district. The NFR had to cancel at least 10 trains due to the accident. Long-distance trains have also bee...

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Indian Naval vessel to participate in ASEAN excercise

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy's indigenous offshore patrol vessel, INS Saryu, will participate in a week-long ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx), an offiial statement said on Saturday. The vessel is commanded by Cdr Sreekumar Pillai and operates under the the Andaman and Nicobar Command. Co-hosted by Malaysia and China, the exercise will kick-...

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Rajinikanth attends Jayalalithaa's swearing-in ceremony

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, along with several other Tamil actors, attended the swearing-in ceremony of AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa for the fifth time as chief minister of Tamil Nadu here on Saturday. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Madras University Centinary Auditorium. Other Tamil actors present were Siva Kumar, Karthi, Sarath Kumar, Vivek, Arjun...

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Should do an action film together: Stallone tweets to Salman

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Sylvester Stallone and Salman Khan have a mutual admiration society, it seems. The Hollywood star is all praise for the super talented Indian superstar, and has thrown up a suggestion to the Dabangg star to do an action film together. On Friday, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor had called upon his 12 million fans on micro-blogging website Twitter to follow the legendary ...

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Panneerselvam again reverts to No.2 position

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) For the second time in his political career, AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam was Tamil Nadu's stop gap chief minister till party's general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was acquitted in a corruption case. He now reverts to the No.2 slot in the Tamil Nadu government. Last September Panneerselvam, 64, a staunch loyalist of Jayalalithaa took over as the chief minister afte...

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Jayalalithaa sworn-in as TN chief minister

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time on Saturday. Jayalalithaa, 67, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K. Rosaiah at the packed Madras University Centinary Auditorium. The governor also administered oath of office to the council of ministers. Jayalalithaa wo...

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US FDA approves first drug to treat radiation sickness

New York, May 23 (IANS) A drug originally used to treat side effects of chemotherapy has now been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the deleterious effects of radiation exposure following a nuclear incident. The drug, Neupogen, is the first ever approved for the treatment of acute radiation injury and the approval came as a result of research performed by the...

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Say hello to 'nastiest' star ever

Washington, May 23 (IANS) NASA's Hubble space telescope has spotted a weird star in our galaxy and has been nicknamed nasty owing to its behaviour never seen before. The hefty, rapidly ageing star Nasty 1 may represent a brief transitory stage in the evolution of extremely massive stars. First discovered several decades ago, Nasty 1 was identified as a Wolf-Rayet star, a rapidly-...

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Jayalalithaa sworn-in as TN chief minister

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as Tamil Nadu chief minister for the fifth time here on Saturday. Jayalalithaa was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K. Rosaiah. The governor also administered the oath of office to the council of ministers. ...

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Parrikar to visit LoC, review security situation

Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived in Jammu on Saturday to review the overall security situation in the region and visit some forward areas on the Line of Control (LoC). A special plane carrying the defence minister landed at Jammu airport on Saturday morning. Accompanied by Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and GOC of the northern command ...

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Sunny Saturday in Delhi

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 29.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day ahead. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 44 degrees Celsius. The sky will remain clear on Saturday, said an official of the India Me...

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French Open leading seeds warn against writing off Nadal

Paris, May 23 (IANS) Maria Sharapova slammed the disrespectful decision on Friday to pick nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal as the sixth seed despite his domination of the event, a media report said on Saturday. Nadal will kick off his defending campaign at Roland Garros as the sixth seed after having slipped to the seventh in the ATP world rankings. The 28-year-old Spaniard co...

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Sharapova wants to stay focussed on tennis

Paris, May 23 (IANS) French Open defending champion Maria Sharapova said that she is happy to see other players get married or have a baby but wanted to stay focussed on tennis as it comes to herself. The world No. 2, who came to Paris with a clay title won in Rome last week, has collected all four Grand Slam trophies since she claimed the maiden victory in 2004 in Wimbledon as a 17-yea...

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