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Hindi plays a big role in unifying India: Vice President

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Hindi has played a historic role in the development of India's unity, integrity and linguistic goodwill and for the unification of the nation there is no element more powerful than the language spoken by most Indians, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Naidu was addressing the 16th annual convocation of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (DBHPS...

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ISL: Second-half goals a lesson for us, says FC Goa coach

Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) FC Goa chief coach Sergio Lobera felt that having a three-goal cushion before winning 3-2 against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) contest here on Sunday was a way of learning for them. Ferran Corominas Telechea (25th minute), Manuel Lanzarote Bruno (29th) and Mandar Rao Desai (39th minute) gave a 3-0 lead at half-time to Goa but Chennaiyin made a sti...

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Chennaiyin FC began with wrong formation: Coach Gregory

Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC chief coach John Gregory admitted that he began with a wrong formation and shape of his team in the first half which saw them concede three goals during their close loss against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) contest here on Sunday. Chennaiyin opted for a 3-5-2 formation and it resulted in goals from Ferran Corominas Telechea (25th minute), M...

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ISL: FC Goa pip Chennaiyin FC in 5-goal thriller

Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) FC Goa saw off a stirring fightback from Chennaiyin FC as they won 3-2 in their opening match of the fourth Indian Super League (ISL) here on Sunday. Goals from Ferran Corominas Telechea (25th minute), Manuel Lanzarote Bruno (29th), Mandar Rao Desai (39th) exposed Chennaiyin's weaknesses in their defensive structure in the first half. Down 0-3 at half-time...

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Racers Anindith, Chittesh emerge champions in JK Tyre Nationals

Greater Noida, Nov 19 (IANS) Hyderabads Anindith Reddy and Kolhapurs Chittesh Mandody were crowned Euro JK 2017 and LGB 4 champions in the final of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Sunday. As expected, Chennai's Joseph Mathew took home the Suzuki Gixxer Cup despite not even taking the podium in the weekend's second race.

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IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. J. Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, termed the ra...

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Anindith consolidates position in 20th JK Tyre National Racing Championship

Greater Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending champion Anindith Reddy swept both his races on the opening day of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Saturday to take a massive jump towards his second consecutive Euro JK 17 title. The LGB Formula 4 championship, however, took an exciting turn, with overnight leader Avalanche Racing's Chi...

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IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. The Chief Minister totally distanced his gover...

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HCL Foundation's sports meet held

Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 350 children participated in HCL Foundation's first national sports meet 'Sports for Change' here on Saturday. Union Minister of State for Culture, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma felicitated the winners. The meet hosted teams from South Zone (Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Madurai) and North Zone (NCR, Lucknow) in the following events: Trac...

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Sitharaman stokes row after CG firing incident

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday ruffled feathers of political leaders and fishermen organisations with her claim that distanced the Coast Guard from a firing incident off the Rameswaram coast earlier this week in which two fishermen were injured. Where did the bullet (that hurt fishermen) come from. We don't have such bullets. How could it be from u...

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ISL: Chennaiyin FC, Goa set to renew rivalry

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Chennaiyin FCs battles with FC Goa in the first three seasons have produced plenty of drama and excitement. Think of the Indian Super League (ISL) final in 2015 when Stiven Mendoza produced magical goals in the dying minutes of the match or the last clash between these two teams in Goa when nine goals were scored, including an incredible 95th-minute winner. Those w...

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Sasikala family to be blamed for IT raids at Jayalalithaa's residence

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Saturday blamed jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala and her family for the Income Tax (IT) raids at late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence late on Friday night. J. Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, also termed the raid a conspiracy of the Sasikala family. She said the IT officials did not inform her about the raid. ...

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From airports to seaports, ITDC cruises along

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Moving out of airports due to stiff competition from private players, the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) is making a gradual comeback with duty-free outlets at seaports. Currently operating at 11 seaports across the country, ITDC aims to to cover all the major ports in the country with duty-free outlets by 2020. The seaport duty-free out...

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'Indian industry to chart out plan to supply for defence'

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday urged the industry to chart out a plan for the next 50 years and work with the armed forces. Speaking at an interactive meeting organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here, Sitharaman said Tamil Nadu-based companies should plan ahead in meeting the demands of the defence forces. The Defe...

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Jaya's niece blames Sasikala for IT raids at aunt's house

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Saturday blamed jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala and her family for the Income Tax (IT) raids at late Chief Minister and her aunt J. Jayalalithaa's residence late on Friday night. Speaking to reporters here Jayakumar said it is painful to note the IT raids at Jayalalithaa's residence. It is the family of Sasik...

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IT team searches two rooms of Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden

Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Friday night recovered a laptop, a desktop and four pen drives from two rooms used by AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala at late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence here, said a senior official late on Friday night. We received an input that some important electronic storage devices are going to be clandestinely removed from two rooms u...

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GoAir adds 30 flights, launches fares at Rs 1,212

Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir on Friday said it will operate 22 additional flights on new routes, along with increasing the frequencies by eight flights on existing routes, during the winter schedule effective from November 23. The airline said with the new services, it would operate an average of 240 flights a day. GoAir will strengthen its market presence at Ahmeda...

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Stage set for JK Tyre National Racing Championship finale

Greater Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) The 20th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship is poised for a spectacular finish, with Anindith Reddy and Chittesh Mandody looking strong favourites to run away with the Euro JK 17 and LGB 4 titles at the Buddh International Circuit here over the weekend. A complete bouquet of entertainment has been etched for the grande finale on Super Sunday, with exh...

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ICAO carries out 'Universal Safety Oversight Audit' of India

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has carried out an audit of India's civil aviation safety system and procedures. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the audit was carried out under the ICAO's Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme. A five-member audit team carried out the audit of India in areas of personal licensing, air...

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Madras HC upholds 2-year jail to Natarajan, three others

Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday confirmed the two-year jail term awarded to M. Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, for evasion of customs duty on the import of a luxury car. The court also confirmed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court 2010 ruling of two-year jail for three others in the case. In 1994, Natarajan impo...

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