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Madras HC orders CBI probe into gutka scam

Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the multi-crore gutka scam in which a minister and top state police officers and government officials are alleged to be involved. Leaders of various opposition parties have welcomed the court order and also demanded the resignation of Chief Minister K. Palaniswami's government. The court ordered t...

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Apollo Hospital does not have Jayalalithaa blood sample

Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The Apollo Hospital on Thursday told the Madras High Court that it does not have blood samples of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. On Wednesday, the court had ordered Apollo Hospital to submit a report on the blood samples of Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to the hospital on September 22, 2016 and died on December 5 that year. The court ord...

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Madras High Court orders CBI probe into gutka scam

Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the multi-crore gutka scam in which a minister and top state police officers and government officials are alleged to be involved. The court ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe following a petition filed by DMK legislator J. Anbazhagan. The case is related to an Income Tax Depar...

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PM calls for faster action on ex-servicemen's grievances

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for faster disposal of grievances of the ex-servicemen, so that their problems can be resolved in the minimum possible time. Modi was chairing his 25th interaction through PRAGATI -- the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. According to an official release, P...

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Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved centrally-sponsored National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission till 2019-20. The CCEA has also approved empowerment of the executive committee for formulating the NBM guidelines and to ma...

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Madras HC orders Apollo Hospital to file report on Jaya blood sample

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered Apollo Hospital to submit a report on the blood samples of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa by Thursday. The court's order came as it heard a petition filed by S. Amrutha, who claims to be Jayalalithaa's daughter. It fixed the next hearing for June 4. Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospita...

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Congress taunts Modi for letting off mining Reddy brothers

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) The ruling Congress on Tuesday taunted the Narendra Modi government for letting off Karnataka's infamous Reddy mining brothers and fielding three of them for the May 12 state assembly elections. The Modi government has become the benefactor, protector, defender of the Bellary Gang (Reddy brothers) for denuding Kannadigas of their rich natural resources through ...

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Congress won't be able to win alone, federal front necessary: Mamata

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Congress alone won't be able to win the 2019 General Elections and urged it to be more flexible in seat sharing with the regional parties so as to confront the BJP in one-on one fights. Claiming that the idea of a federal front can work if the opposition parties unite on a common minimum agenda, she said ...

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ED freezes Rs 48 cr assets of Kanishk Gold

Chennai/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has frozen properties worth Rs 48 crore of Chennai-based Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd and others in connection with its ongoing probe in a multi-crore bank fraud, officials said on Tuesday. The agency has frozen land, buildings, plant and machinery available at the factory in Pukkathurai village in Tamil Nadu under Prevention of Mone...

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SC seeks report on compliance of safety features of Kudankulam n-plant

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to file an affidavit indicating the progress made on safety features of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the report from NPCIL, after i...

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AIADMK-BJP not a double-barrel gun, say AIADMK leaders

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Leaders of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Monday denied that they are acting like a double-barrel gun, along with the BJP. On Sunday, AIADMK's mouthpiece Namathu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma carried an article appreciating BJP and the signs of both the parties acting like a double-barrel gun are visible. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Fisheries Minister D. Jay...

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50 new 'Moto Hubs' opened in western UP

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Motorola on Monday opened 50 new Moto Hubs in western Uttar Pradesh, including in Noida, Ghaziabad, Agra and Meerut. Along with Moto x4 and Moto z2 Force smartphones, Moto Hubs provide access and availability to Motorola's online exclusive devices like Moto e4 plus and Moto g5 plus, the company said in a statement. We have received encourag...

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DRI busts diesel smuggling racketin Andhra, TN

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a diesel smuggling racket in the guise of mineral spirit by some operators based in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and here, an official statement said on Saturday. Diesel is a restricted commodity for import as per the Foreign Trade Policy and can be imported only by oil marketing companies. In a state...

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Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. I used to take rest while fielding. I need a break of minimum five overs. I always told the umpire that I had a bad stomach and used to leave the field. So Greg was...

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Motorola opens 25 'Moto Hubs' in North-East

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Motorola on Friday expanded its retail presence by opening 25 new Moto Hubs in the North-East region. Along with Moto x4 and Moto z2 Force smartphones, Moto Hubs provide access and availability to Motorola's online exclusive devices like Moto e4 plus and Moto g5 plus, the company said in a statement. With the concept of Moto Hubs, we are gi...

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Nine states/UTs warned of rough seas in next two days

Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Nine coastal states and islands have been warned about rough seas over the next two days, a senior Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)official said on Friday. There is no change in our warning issued on Thursday. As per our prediction, the rough sea condition will prevail in nine states during 21-22 April, R.Harikumar, Scientist and Inc...

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Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K. Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, in New Delhi and put across the state's views on the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR), an official said. The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the Finance portfolio, led a delegation of 40 parliamentarians from the AIADMK, including Lok Sabh...

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Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K.Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission in Delhi and put across the state's views on the the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR). Panneerselvam, who holds the Finance portfolio, also handed over a memorandum signed by Chief Minister K.Palaniswami. The state government's major concer...

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SC asks states to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 11 states and a union territory to expedite the process of appointing Lokayukta or Uplokayukta. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R. Banumathi said that appointment need not wait and the process (must) be expedited. Earlier, the court asked the Chief Secretaries of the states to explain the reasons for non-a...

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Centre to provide smartphones for promoting 'Poshan Abhiyaan'

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday decided to provide smartphones, instead of tablets, to Anganwadi workers to promote the Poshan Abhiyaan nutrition scheme, an official statement said. Some states have highlighted problems in procurement of tablets for Anganwadi supervisors. The issue was discussed and decided that smartphones may be procured for Anganwadi sup...

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