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Karti Chidamabaram appears before ED

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader P. Chidambaram, on Thursday appeared before ED officials in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in a FIPB clearance accorded to INX Media in 2007. A senior Enforcement Directorate official told IANS that Karti Chidamabaram arrived at the agency's headquarters. The agency issued summons to him...

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Jayalalithaa died on Dec 4, not Dec 5, 2016: Sasikala's brother

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) In a new twist to the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the brother of her close aide, now jailed, V.K.Sasikala on Wednesday said that she died on December 4, 2016 and not on December 5 as officially announced by Apollo Hospitals. Participating at the AIADMK founder and former Chief Minister M.G.Ramachandran (MGR) birth centenary celebrations in T...

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CBI should probe TN doctors's death: Stalin

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the death of a Tamil Nadu doctor who was found dead in his flat in Delhi earlier in the day. S. Sharath Prabhu, a postgraduate student of University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) under Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi, hailed from Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur. Stalin said a similar incident was r...

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260 players in fray at Chennai Open chess

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Around 260 players, including defending champion and fourth seed Grand Master (GM) Tukhaev Adam and 15 other GMs and 18 International Masters (IM), will be fighting it out for top honours at the 10th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2018 that starts here on Thursday. They will be crossing their swords over 64-squares on the chess board for th...

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Price Waterhouse moves SAT against SEBI's ban order

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Global audit firm Price Waterhouse on Wednesday moved the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) against the market regulator's order banning it from auditing the books of listed companies for two years, said an informed source. The matter has been listed for Friday at the SAT, the source told IANS over phone from Mumbai. Last week, the Securities and Exchange...

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Rajini offers best wishes to Kamal

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday said only time will answer the question whether he and Kamal Haasan could tie up in politics. Only time will tell, he said in reply to questions by reporters whether the two actors, who are long-time friends, will combine together in the political arena. Both have announced their entry into politics in Tamil Nadu at a time...

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Ashok Leyland signs pact with Israeli firm for electric vehicle

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Wednesday announced it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy of Israel to secure long-term arrangements for its electric vehicle plans. In a statement here, Ashok Leyland said: With the intention of providing varying Energy Management solutions to the customers, Ashok Leyland and Phinergy will work towards ...

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Ilaiyaraaja sings for 'Maari 2'

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush says he is thrilled that music-composer Ilaiyaraaja sang a song for the upcoming film Maari 2. Dhanush on Tuesday night shared a string of photographs of himself along with maestro from the music studio. So happy to announce that the maestro Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja sang a song for 'Maari 2'. What a delightful divine experience. ...

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Kamal Haasan to annnounce political party's name on Feb 21

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party. He made the announcement in a statement issued late on Tuesday night, saying his purpose in life is to challenge the status quo that has been plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu for some tim...

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States should follow Tamil Nadu example in organ transplantation: Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday here urged Indian states to follow the example of Tamil Nadu in respect organ transplantation. Addressing a function to felicitate surgeon Mohammed Rela of Gleneagles Global Health City for touching a milestone of 1,000 liver transplants over a seven year period, he noted Tamil Nadu is a pioneer in organ transplantation in...

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Three Jallikattu spectators die in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Three spectators of Jallikattu or bull taming sport were killed and several injured at different places in Tamil Nadu when bulls attacked them, according to reports reaching here. In a village in Sivaganga district -- around 500 km from here -- two persons were killed when a bull attacked them on being released. Around 50 persons were injured in the attack. ...

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Four decades in Malayalam filmdom, Asokan going strong as ever

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) After successfully donning the greasepaint in the Malayalam film industry for the past four decades, actor Asokan is going strong as ever before. The 55-year-old actor, who has worked in close to 200 Malayalam films, told IANS that there's no truth in reports that he has quit films and is now concentrating only in TV serials. This is nothing but ...

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Sugar remains sweet as prices dip

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) There is good news for those with a sweet tooth. Sugar prices have fallen in the last one month and are expected to remain low for the coming months. The price of sugar in the retail markets in major cities have dipped Rs 1-4 per kg in the last one month while the rates have slumped by up to Rs 9 in some cities in the northeastern states, according to government ...

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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 1,310 crore

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,310 crore across various business segments, the company said in a regulatory filing here on Monday. It has won orders worth Rs 631 crore in the water and effluent treatment segment from the Bihar and Karnataka governments, the company said, adding that it has also bagg...

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Spectator gored to death at Jallikattu venue in TN

Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) A youth who had come to see 'Jallikattu', the traditional bull taming sport, was gored to death in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district, said police. Kalimuthu, hailing from Dindigul district, suffered serious injuries when a bull attacked him while he was near the bull collection point by the animal owners, while around 25 others were injured in the event at Palamedu in ...

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Was never insecure about my height, built: Nikitin Dheer

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Tall and brawny actor Nikitin Dheer, seen in television show Ishqbaaz, says his height and build has never been a hindrance in his career. Best remembered as Tangaballi of Chennai Express, Nikitin has also featured in movies like Jodhaa Akbar, Dabangg 2, Housefull and Ready. In Star Plus' Ishqbaaaz, he features as the negative lead. I was never insec...

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Several peaks to scale, not just Everest: HMI

Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) There are several mountain peaks in the world to scale and not just Mount Everest, said a senior official of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) in West Bengal's Darjeeling district. He said the institute has recently decided to offer courses in mountaineering on actual cost basis to meet the increasing demand from students, corporate executives and foreigners...

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Indian job market grew 10% in December: Naukri.com report

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India's job market grew 10 per cent in December 2017 compared to the corresponding month in 2016, a report by Naukri.com said here on Monday. The job market continues to sustain the momentum gained in November. The (Naukri.com) JobSpeak Index has witnessed a 10 per cent y-o-y (year-on-year) growth in December. Non-IT sectors like industrial products, construction...

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Veteran journalist Gnani Sankaran is dead

Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Multi-faceted personality Gnani Sankaran, who made his mark as a dramatist, writer, journalist and political analyst died here on Monday morning due to illness, family members said. He was 64. Sankaran was suffering from kidney ailment for quite sometime. Gnani, as he was known, was forthright in his views when queried about the current political climate an...

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Tax base, digitization of economy expanding: Jaitley

Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the tax payer base, tax collections and digitization of the economy are expanding following a series of measures taken by the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his address at the 48th annual reader's meet of Tamil magazine 'Thuglak' here, Jaitley said the demonetisation of high value curren...

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