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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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TN hotels and restaurants to down shutters on May 30

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) The South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) on Saturday said it will support the May 30 shutdown called given by another industry body, the Tamilnadu Hotels and Restaurant Association, against the GST rate. Protesting against the levy of 12-28 per cent GST rate, the Tamilnadu Hotels and Restaurant Association had recently announced their decision to ...

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Will resign if proved wrong on adulteration by dairies: TN Minister

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Sticking to his charge that private dairies in Tamil Nadu mix chemicals in milk, Tamil Nadu Dairy Development Minister K.T. Rajenthra Balaji on Saturday said he will resign, or even hang himself, if proved wrong. Balaji had accused private dairies of mixing chemicals in milk produce to extend the product's shelf life. Samples drawn from milk produced at pri...

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Tamil Nadu dominate day two of Indian Open of Surfing

Mangaluru, May 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu dominated the penultimate day of the ongoing second edition of Indian Open of Surfing with most of their surfers booking their place in the semi-finals across all the categories held at the Sasihithlu beach here on Saturday. Amidst near perfect conditions thronged by almost a 6000-odd crowd, the Tamil Nadu surfers nearly walked away with semi-final spo...

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TN CM rules out Cabinet reshuffle

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Denying media reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday ruled out any reshuffle in the state Cabinet. It is only the newspapers that are publishing news about a ministry change. There will be no change in the ministry, he told the media at Yercaud, about 370 km from here. As for meetings of AIADMK legislators with him, Palaniswami said t...

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Four jewellers booked for cheating SBI of Rs 65 cr

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said it has registered a case against four jewellers for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 65 crore to the State Bank of India (SBI), an official said. N. Ashok, N. Balaji, V. Nagendran and Manoharan, promoters and directors of Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore-based Lavanya Gold Jewels India Private Limited, have been booked ...

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Constitution lays emphasis on removing social injustice: President

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the Constitution puts a lot of emphasis on removing social injustice and promoting positive actions to bring the disadvantaged sections in the mainstream. Presenting Dr Ambedkar National Awards for outstanding contribution to promotion of social understanding and for uplifting weaker sections of society, for the years 201...

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When Ham radio reunited brother-sister across two states

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Amateur radio, quintessentially a geeky hobby, has come to the rescue of a 35-year-old woman from Tamil Nadu who had puzzled doctors at a West Bengal hospital for four years for her inability to recall a shred of information about her life. In a few days, Visalakshi is all set to be united with her family here, over 1,500 km away from her native Krishnapuram villag...

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TN to set up three new law colleges

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said three new law colleges will be opened in Dharmapuri, Villupuram and Ramanathapuram districts during the academic year 2017-18. Palaniswami said the decision was taken to enable students in and around these districts to take up law education. Palaniswami said 80 students each will be admitted for the...

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Fadnavis, 5 others, survive chopper crash; Tweets 'We are ok'

Latur (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead electric cables in Latur district, sparking a major scare here on Thursday. He later tweeted, We are absolutely safe and ok. Nothing to worry. As the chopper appeared to lose control and suddenly came ...

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Fadnavis escaped air tragedy - list of politicians who didn't

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a providential escape when his copter crash-landed. But many other leading Indian politicians have not been as lucky, and got killed in air tragedies in the past few decades. Fadnavis, 46, three officials, a pilot and co-pilot managed to emerge virtually unscathed after their US-made Sikorsky helicopter cr...

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Shatrughan offers to guide Rajinikanth in politics

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday supported Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's move to join politics. Sinha also advised him not to join any political party, instead let others join him. Titanic Hero of Tamil Nadu and son of India - dearest Rajinikanth! Rise, Rise, Rise!! It's high time and the right time!. Nation is waiting with bated breath for Superstar...

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After Bihar, Lalu out to play 'grand alliance' card in Delhi

Patna, May 25 (IANS) Lalu Prasad Yadav -- a mass leader with rustic charm and a convict in the multi-million fodder scam -- is all set to embark on a rather difficult political mission: Bringing the non-BJP parties on one platform ahead of 2019 general elections. Lalu, also Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo, is scheduled to visit Delhi later this week to meet Congress President Sonia Ga...

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Palaniswami writes to Modi on TN issues

Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged the central government to urgently attend to nine issues related to the southern state. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, Palaniswami drew the former's attention to pending issues like approval for the state's Bills seeking exemption from Nationa...

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Modi agreed to attend MGR's centenary celebration: Panneerselvam faction

Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The AIADMK faction, led by Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to participate in the birth centenary celebration of party founder and late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran (MGR). In a statement here, the AIADMK-Puratchi Thalaivi Amma said Modi assured Panneerselvam and others about his partic...

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Top Indian surfers gear up for Indian Open

Mangalore, May 24 (IANS) Star Indian surfers including Ishita Malviya and Dharini Selvakumar will be seen riding the waves for the top slot in their respective categories during the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing, which gets underway at Sasihithlu beach here from Friday. Besides Malviya and Selvakumar, the other big Indian names in the premier competition include Sinchana G...

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ED arrests Madan of Vendhar Movies

Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said here on Wednesday that it has arrested B. Madan of Vendhar Movies under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) for cheating the public of Rs 91 crore in the guise of medical admission in the SRM Group of Institutions. The ED in a statement said it has registered a case under PMLA against Madan and...

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TN CM invites Modi for Jaya, MGR functions

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and is understood to have discussed the political situation in the state in the wake of the split in the AIADMK following Jayalalithaa's death. The meeting came close on the heels of the meeting former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam had with Modi here last week. ...

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TN CM meets PM, seeks Central help for various schemes

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Centre should reconsider its decision to introduce NEET examination in Tamil Nadu and exempt the state from it in the interest of students. Talking to newspersons after his meeting with Modi, he said exemption should be given from NEET to both government an...

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ED arrests Vendhar movies producer in Rs 91 crore MBBS scam

Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said it has arrested B. Madan, producer of Chennai-based film production and distribution company Vendhar movies, for cheating people of Rs 91 crore on the pretext of providing admission in medical college in 2016. Madan was arrested on Tuesday night under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, following his day-long questi...

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