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TN sets up judicial inquiry into Toothukudi firing

Chennai, May 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the police firing in the state's Toothukudi on Tuesday which left nine people, including a girl, dead. The inquiry will be conducted by a retired judge. The firing came as ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Col...

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Nine dead in police firing in Toothukudi as Sterlite protests turn violent

Toothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 22 (IANS) Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company. In the first major incident of police firing in Tamil Nadu on protesters and resultant dea...

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Nine dead in police firing in Toothukudi after Sterlite protests turn violent

Toothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 22 (IANS) Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with hundreds of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company. In the first major incident of police firing in Tamil Nadu on protesters and resultant deat...

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SC relief to BJP leader in Facebook post case

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In a relief to BJP leader S.Ve. Shekher, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu Police not to take any coercive action till June 1 against him. Shekher had moved the top court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with a criminal case registered against him for his alleged derogatory social media post against women journalists. The post alleg...

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Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit

Rostov-on-Don (Russia) May 22 (IANS) The steam generator for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu is three months away from completion at the Atomenergomash factory around three hours drive from here, according to its Director, Maksim Jidkov. Leading a party of Indian journalists on a tour of the facilities of this manufacturing arm of Russian state...

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I don't pay attention to trolls: Twinkle Khanna

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A frequent target of trolls and cyber-bullying on social media platforms, producer-entrepreneur and author Twinkle Khanna says she does not get much affected as she does not pay attention to them. Twinkle has been trolled on social media several times. The most recent being just last month over the auction of her husband and National Award-winning actor Akshay Ku...

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Internet Saathi reaches 15mn women, to expand to 4 new states

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After bridging the digital gender divide and empowering 15 million women in rural India, Google's Internet Saathi programme is set to expand to four new states. Launched as a pilot project in 2015 along with Tata Trusts, Internet Saathi focuses on educating women to use the Internet who then impart training to other women in their community and neighbouring villa...

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Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. Cricket Finals…Party Toh Banti hai will be telecast on Star Plus. It will see a melange of performances and fun-filled interactions with celeb...

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Unlike Modi, Rajiv Gandhi very tall leader: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi was a very tall leader unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress agenda is to see that Modi is ousted from power since he has butchered the sanctity of democracy, senior Congress leader A.K. Antony said on Monday. Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister sacrificed Congress governments in then troubled Punjab, Assam, and Mizoram to ensure t...

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'Deadpool 2' mints over Rs 30 cr in opening weekend in India

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Ryan Reynolds-starrer Deadpool 2 has registered a business of Rs 33.4 crore net in its opening weekend in India. The film collected Rs. 11.5 crore on Sunday, according to a statement issued on behalf of the makers. 'Deadpool 2' has crossed the lifetime collection of 'Deadpool' (Rs 30 crore) over the weekend itself. It should eventually do more than double...

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Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. 'Cricket Finals…Party Toh Banti hai' will be followed by the VIVO IPL 2018 grand finale on Star India Network on May 27, read a statement issu...

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Father taught me to love and respect all: Rahul

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday remembered his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary saying it was he who taught him to love and respect all beings. Rahul Gandhi in a tweet on Monday said: My father taught me that hate is a prison for those who carry it. Today, on his death anniversary, I thank him for teaching me t...

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Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM on Wednesday

Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular's (JD-S) legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday said he will take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister on May 23 here in the presence of several national leaders. I've deferred taking oath to Wednesday on the advise of the Congress as May 21 is (ex-Prime Minister) Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary. On Thursday, the Speaker will be elect...

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Chess: Rozum shots into lead in round five

Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Ivan Rozum of Russia shot into the lead with five points from as many rounds by defeating fellow Grandmaster Deep Sengupta in the 3rd International Grandmaster Chess Tournament here at Newtown School on Friday. Top seeded Nigel Short and National Champion M.R.Lalith Babu traded pieces in regular intervals to draw their game on the second table, but Narayanan Srinat...

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Yeddy does 'Atal', deals blow to BJP's south strategy

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP's efforts to expand in southern states suffered a blow on Saturday with its two-day old government collapsing as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned before a trust vote in an assembly where no party has majority. The party now hopes that the move, akin to what then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee did in 1996 after failing to garner enough support...

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Hope you fly strong: Kajol to Riddhi Sen

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Kajol has wished her Eela co-star Riddhi Sen on his 20th birthday on Saturday and said he should fly strong, straight and true always in his career. Kajol tweeted a selfie along with Riddhi and captioned it: Happy birthday Riddhi Sen. Last day on our shoot... First day of your new play 'The Starry Night' ('Taraye Taraye'). Hope you fly strong, straight and t...

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Chess: Rozum shoots into lead in round five

Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Ivan Rozum of Russia shot into the lead with five points from as many rounds by defeating fellow Grandmaster Deep Sengupta in the 3rd International Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Newtown School here on Friday. Top seeded Nigel Short and National Champion M.R.Lalith Babu traded pieces at regular intervals to draw their game on the second table. But Narayan...

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Winds, thunderstorm likely on Saturday but mercury to rise

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The national capital on Friday sizzled at 40.6 degrees Celsius, the season's average, even as the Met department warned of strong winds, with dust and thunderstorm towards Saturday. The Met also warned of moderate thunderstorm in different parts of the country with frequent lightning flashes, moderate to heavy spell of rain and maximum wind speed of 29 to 74 kmph...

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SC nod to Cauvery Water Management Authority

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday approved the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) for the implementation of the 2007 Cauvery Award, as modified and reaffirmed by the top court by its February 16 judgment. The corrected draft scheme is in consonance with the dictum and directions in the Award, as modified by this court and also in conformity with Section 6A of th...

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Superhero films go 'up, up', not away anytime soon

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Some have speed, flight and strength, others have special suits to take down the big bad guy. It's the age of larger than life superheroes who save the day, and the appetite for films based on caped crusaders or star-spangled hero or the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is only expected to grow irrespective of the threat of online piracy. On May 14, trade analys...

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