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After 74 days of struggle, Jayalalithaa is dead

Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, died here on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, ending an era in Tamil Nadu politics and plunging the state in immense grief. She was 68. Jayalalithaa, a spinster, breathed her last at the Apollo Hospitals just before midnight, over 24 hours after she suffered a cardi...

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Panneerselvam sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam was on Tuesday sworn in as Chief Minister after the death of J.Jayalalithaa. Within hours of Jayalalithaa's passing away, Panneerselvam was elected AIADMK legislature party leader. He was then sworn in as Chief Minister at Raj Bhavan by Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. This is the third time Panneerselvam becom...

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Jayalalithaa an iconic leader: Stalin

Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Tuesday mourned the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, calling her an iconic and courageous leader. Deeply saddened by the demise of our CM Selvi Jayalalithaa. My deepest condolences to the party cadres and well wishers in this hour of grief, Stalin tweeted. She was an iconic and courageous leader. This is an irrepa...

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Jayalalithaa lived her life with 'indomitable courage': Sonia

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, saying she lived her life with same indomitable courage with which she battled her last illness. I am deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, said Gandhi in a statement. As the leader of the AIADMK and as four-times Chie...

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No point marrying Jane Fallon, says Gervais

Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Comedian Ricky Gervais doesn't see the point in marrying author Jane Fallon. Gervais has been in a relationship with Fallon since 1984, but sees no point on walking down the aisle as they are married in all ways except from in the eyes of God, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I just don't see the point. We share everything. I mean we are married, apart from in...

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Panneerselvam elected AIADMK legislature party leader

Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam was elected the AIADMK legislature party leader early on Tuesday, to succeed Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa who died on Monday night. A meeting of AIADMK's MLAs was to be held at 6 p.m. on Monday but was postponed. Panneerselvam is expected to submit the letter of support extended by his party lawmakers to Governo...

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India loses visionary leader: Pranab on Jayalalithaa

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said he was extremely sad as the country lost a visionary leader in the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. In a condolence message to Vidyasagar Rao, the Tamil Nadu Governor, Mukherjee said the country has lost an icon who was loved and admired by millions. He said Jayalalithaa was a visionary leader ...

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Jayalalithaa's life full of struggle: Ramadoss

Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) PMK founder S.Ramadoss on Tuesday expressed his shock and grief at the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa. In a statement issued here, he said Jayalalithaa's journey in Tamil Nadu politics was notable in every manner. Her life was full of swimming against the stream and struggle, Ramadoss said. Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 p.m. a...

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TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa dead

Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa died here on Monday night after battling for life for 74 long days, triggering immense grief across the sprawling state. She was 68. It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Puratchi Thalaivi Amma at 11.30 p.m., Apollo Hospitals said in a brief statem...

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'Big loss': Mamata on Jayalalitha's death

Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Expressing shock at the death of her Tamil Nadu counterpart J. Jayalalithaa, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it was a big loss. Paying tributes to the AIADMK, Banerjee described her as popular, strong, bold, efficient, people-friendly, charismatic leader. Amma. Always at the heart of people. Big loss. I am shocked, saddened, Banerj...

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Rahul mourns Jayalalithaa's death

New Delhi Dec 6 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, calling her the leader of marginalised. We lost a great leader. Women, farmers, fishermen and the marginalised dreamt through her eyes. We will miss Jayalalithaaji, Amma to millions, Gandhi tweeted. Jayalalithaa died at Apollo hospital here after...

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Jayalalithaa's death will leave void: PM

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, saying that her death had left a huge void in Indian politics. Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics, Modi tweeted. Defining Jayalalithaa as a mass leader, Modi in another tweet wro...

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Political leaders condole Jayalalithaa's death

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Leaders of political parties on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief J. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night. Popular, strong, bold, efficient, people- friendly, charismatic leader, Amma. Always at the heart of people. Big loss.I am shocked,saddened, tweeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. I humbly urge the people of Tamil Nadu and...

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa dead

Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa died at a hospital here on Monday night, a day after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was 68. In a statement issued here, Apollo Hospitals said: It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Puratchi Thalaivi Amma at 11.30 p.m. today (Sunday). It...

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is dead

Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa died at a hospital here on Monday night, a day after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was 68. --IANS vj-sar/pgh/ ...

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Oil market stabilised by output cut vital for India: OPEC

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The 13-nation OPEC cartel said on Monday that a stable oil market, which will result from the recent move to cut output, is vital for India as it will guarantee assured supply for the country. At a meeting in Vienna last week, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to reduce its production by 1.2 million barrels a day, beginning January 1.

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Tata Group no one's personal fiefdom, says Mistry; Tatas hit back

Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Ahead of the extraordinary general meetings called by several Tata Group companies to remove him from their boards, Tata Sons' ousted Chairman Cyrus Mistry appealed for support from stakeholders on Monday, saying the group is no one's personal fiefdom, even as the Tata Sons hit back at him. The Tata Group is no one's personal fiefdom: it does not belong to any indivi...

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Demonetisation implementation shows centre's bankruptcy of ideas: Meghalaya CM

Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) Continuing his attack on the Narendra Modi government over the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said the implementation of the move shows its bankruptcy of ideas. Believe me this country is going to face real challenging circumstances in the days to come, Sangma told media persons here. St...

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Merkel 'saddened' by Renzi's referendum rout

Essen (Germany), Dec 5 (IANS/AKI) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she was sad that Italian Premier Matteo Renzi had lost a referendum on key constitutional reforms to overhaul the country's political machinery. I am said that the referendum did not go as the Prime Minister wished because I always supported his reform policies, Merkel said in the western German city of Esse...

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Auto-drivers protest 'permit, financing scams'

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Hundreds of auto drivers under the banner of Swaraj India on Monday protested at Delhi Secretariat against the auto permit and finance scams. Auto drivers along with their autorickshaws moved from ITO to Delhi Secretariat in central Delhi at around 10 a.m. and demonstrated outside gate number-6, demanding Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Transport Minister Satye...

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