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TN government calls all party meeting to discuss Cauvery verdict

Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Conceding to DMK's demand for an all party meet to discuss the Supreme Court verdict on sharing of Cauvery river water, the Tamil Nadu government has called for a meeting here on February 22. The Tamil Nadu governmentm in a statement issued here, said discussions are being held with legal experts on the apex court's February 16 order. According to the state...

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15 'Samsung Smart Healthcare' centres launched in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) To provide affordable yet quality healthcare to patients from the lower strata of society, Samsung India and the Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched 15 Samsung Smart Healthcare centres in the state. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami formally launched the centres by inaugurating one such centre at the government hospital at Edappadi in Salem district. Our ...

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Karnataka lawmaker, farmer leader Puttannaiah dies

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Karnataka's regional party lawmaker and popular farmer leader K.S. Puttannaiah has passed away. He was 69, an official said on Monday. Puttannaiah died on Sunday night at Mandya, about 100km from here. Puttannaiah breathed his last at 10.55 p.m. on Sunday night in a state-run hospital at Mandya after a cardiac arrest, the district official told IANS. <...

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India's Sri Lanka challenge

My wife and I recently visited Sri Lanka on a holiday with friends. For both of us, it was the first visit after almost 15 years. At that time, the idyllic island country was caught up in a deadly civil war that claimed countless lives and devastated the economy. When Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed power as the Sri Lankan President, he made the elimination of the Tamil Tigers his foremost objective. A...

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Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters found in Andhra lake

Amaravati, Feb 18 (IANS) Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters were found in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Sunday, police said. Police were investigating the cause of their death. It is suspected that they drowned in the lake while trying to escape the police searching the area to check smuggling of the rare wood. Locals spotted the bodies floating in Vontimitta ...

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Delhi feels like my own city: Anil Kapoor

Noida, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, says that whenever he visits the national capital he feels like he is visiting his own city. The actor-producer was here to inaugurate Malabar Gold & Diamonds' store in sector 18 where hundreds of fans were gathered to catch a glimpse of the Mr. India star. I have been coming to Delhi for ...

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Kamal Haasan calls on Rajinikanth

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Days after he ruled out an alliance with actor Rajinikanth's political party if the latter acquires a saffron hue, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday called on Rajinikanth at his residence here. Haasan told reporters that it was a friendly meeting. Both the actors have announced their decision to plunge into active politics in Tamil Nadu. Haasan will star...

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Merged with ruling faction on Modi's advice: Panneerselvam

Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Finally, it is official. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday told AIADMK office-bearers in Theni district that he merged his faction with the ruling faction on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. All these days, the two factions -- one led by Panneerselvam and the ruling faction led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami -- had been saying...

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Cauvery verdict: Farmers, TN government welcomes it, opposition opposes

Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community and the government looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated. In a way, this is a historical judgment where the apex court has said no state can claim ownership over a rive...

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SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a tribunal in 2007. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar reduced the state's share as it noted that the Cauvery tribunal had not taken into...

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Cauvery verdict draws mixed reactions in TN

Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated. In a way, this is a historical judgment where the apex court has said no state can claim ownership over a river. The Central gove...

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Poaching pushes anteaters to near extinction as environment ministry shuts its eye

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Though on the verge of extinction, pangolins or scaly anteaters -- among the most traded animals in the world that has now found a local market in India -- is yet to catch the attention of the Union government. With the Environment Ministry keeping its eyes shut to the crisis, saying the animal was not yet threatened or calling it a state-subject, poaching and tr...

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Let Madras HC deal with Dinakaran plea, Delhi HC told

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday told the Delhi High Court on Friday that the plea of sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran seeking direction to use the pressure cooker symbol in the upcoming civic polls in Tamil Nadu should be heard in Madras High Court. Palaniswami's counsel told Justice Rekha Pall...

2 days ago
SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a Tribunal in 2007. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar reduced the share of the state as it noted that the Cauvery Tribunal had not taken...

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TN farmers welcome, political leaders oppose Cauvery verdict

Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) It was a mixed reaction in Tamil Nadu over the Supreme Court's judgment on the sharing of the Cauvery river water with the farming community looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated. In a way, this is a historical judgment where the apex court has said no state can claim ownership over a river. The central go...

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Karnataka bus services to TN hit after Cauvery verdict

Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The state-run Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation's (KSRTC) services to neighbouring Tamil Nadu were hit on Friday after the Supreme Court's verdict on the Cauvery river water, an official said. The buses from both the states (Karnataka and Tamil Nadu) are operating only up to the state border as of now as advised by the police officials, the General Manag...

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Karnataka relieved over 'favourable' Cauvery verdict

Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Karnataka on Friday heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court gave a verdict in its favour in a dispute over the sharing of the Cauvery river water with neighbouring Tamil Nadu, an official said. Chief Minister (Siddaramaiah) expressed relief that the state got a favourable verdict in the dispute and its stand was partially accepted by the apex court by inc...

2 days ago
SC reduces TN's Cauvery water share

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) down from 192 tmcft allocated by a Tribunal in 2007. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar reduced the share of the state as it noted that the Cauvery Tribunal had not taken into...

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SC reduces TN's share of Cauvery water

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday reduced Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery water and increased Karnataka's share. It said that given the global status of Karnataka's capital city of Bengaluru, hence it will get more Cauvery river water. --IANS pk-in/ksk ...

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Dinakaran wants to continue with 'pressure cooker' in TN civic polls

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Thursday requested the Delhi High Court to issue directions to the Election Commission to allow him to use the pressure cooker symbol in the upcoming civic polls in Tamil Nadu. Dinakaran's counsel requested Justice Rekha Palli to to use this symbol in the upcoming civic polls and other upcoming elections as local admini...

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