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Madras HC summons Bengaluru Jail official with Jayalalithaa's fingerprints

Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday summoned the Superintendent of Parappana Agrahara Jail in Bengaluru to appear before it with the fingerprint records of Tamil Nadu's late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa in connection with affixing of the thumb impression on poll documents, said a lawyer. The prison official will have to appear before the High Court on December 8, V.Ar...

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By-election in R.K. Nagar on Dec 21: EC

New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday announced by-election to the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on December 21, a day after it allotted the AIADMK's two leaves symbol to the ruling faction headed by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The counting of votes and results would be announced on D...

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TN bypoll: R.K.Nagar to vote on Dec 21

Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Friday announced that the by-election for Tamil Nadu's Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency will be held on December 21. The poll body said the bypoll for assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh (Pakke Kasang, Likabali), Uttar Pradesh (Sikandra) and West Bengal (Sabang) will also be held on that day. According to th...

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'India must ask Sri Lanka for transshipment facilities for firecrackers'

Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Centre should convince Sri Lanka to provide transshipment facilities to Indian firecracker exporters so that the Indian products can light up foreign skies, said an official of The Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers' Association (Tanfama). India is the second largest firecracker manufacturer in the world, next to China. However its share in...

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CCTV cameras in various state courts for live recordings of proceedings, SC told

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday was informed by the Central government that various states have installed CCTV cameras in court rooms and live audio and video recordings of judicial proceedings have started. A division bench of Justice Adarsh Goel and Justice U.U. Lalit asked the government to explore the possibility of connecting the live recordings with the Natio...

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Amarinder wants government intervention in Punjab liquor trade

Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Excise Department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor, as a step towards ending monopolistic practices in the trade and earning revenue for the state exchequer. The decision was taken at the first meeting of the cabinet sub-committee ...

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Railways saved Rs 5,600 cr in power bills in two years

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Railways on Thursday said it had saved about Rs 5,600 crore vis-a-vis the 'Business As Usual' (BAU) mode by procuring power directly under the open access arrangements. The Indian Railways succeeded in achieving a cumulative saving of Rs 5,636 crore from April 2015 to October 2017 against the BAU mode by procuring power directly under open access arrangements...

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Road projects worth around Rs 60,000 cr sanctioned for TN: Gadkari

Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said road projects worth around Rs 60,000 crore has been sanctioned for Tamil Nadu. He also said several thousand crore rupees worth of projects in logistics and ports will be developed in Tamil Nadu. Interacting with reporters here, Gadkari said the work of Rs 20,000 crore Chenn...

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Blow to Sasikala, ruling AIADMK gets 'two leaves' symbol

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In a severe blow to the AIADMK faction led by the now jailed V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran, the Election Commission on Thursday allotted the hugely popular two leaves symbol to the faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The announcement was greeted with joy by Palaniswami and Panneerselv...

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EC allots 'two leaves' symbol to AIADMK led by TN CM

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In a blow to the AIADMK faction led by the now jailed V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran, the Election Commission on Thursday allotted the hugely popular two leaves symbol to the faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The Commission is of the considered opinion that the petitioners group led ...

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Ruling AIADMK faction gets 'two leaves' symbol: AIADMK leader

Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday decided to allot the two leaves symbol of the AIADMK faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, an AIADMK leader said. We are happy with the EC decision. We are waiting to get the full order, former MP and party spokesperson K.C. Palaniswamy told IANS. --IANS<...

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Not looking at any competition with Pandya: All-rounder Vijay

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Having made it to the Indian squad, batting all-rounder Vijay Shankar is not in any way losing his sleep thinking about a certain Hardik Pandya and possible comparisons and competition with the in-form cricketer as he prepares to join the Indian team for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Pandya has done well so far and his rise has been amazing. I am n...

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Law, movie world should put stop to usury: Kamal Haasan

Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) With political voices raised over his silence on the suicide of movie co-producer Ashok Kumar due to pressure from a loan shark, actor Kamal Haasan on Thursday said the law and movie industry has to put a stop to usury. In his tweet Kamal said usury affects poor farmers and also people in the movie world who are considered rich. He also said there should be...

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TN varsity students indulge in arson, violence

Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Students of Satyabama University near here on Wednesday late evening set on fire their hostel beds late on Wednesday and engaged in acts of vandalism, said a Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department official. The students have set fire to some beds in their hostel. They started stoning our vehicle. There is no major fire, the fire services official told IANS....

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Modi expresses concern over large number of grievances of consumers

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed concern over large number of grievances of consumers and called for improvement in administrative arrangements to benefit them, an official release said. Modi, who chaired his twenty-third interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation - revi...

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Steps to find solutions to movie financing must: Tamil Nadu BJP chief

Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday expressed grief at the suicide of movie co-producer Ashok Kumar owing to usury pressure. In her tweet, Soundararajan said it is saddening to note the suicide of Kumar due to usury pressure. She said steps should be taken to find a solution to the problems afflicting the movie industry. On...

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Congress finally seals deal with Hardik Patel

Ahmedabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced his support to the Congress in the Gujarat Assembly election after it reached an understanding with him by promising job quotas to the agitating Patel community if it comes to power. Hardik Patel made the much-awaited announcement on behalf of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at a crowded press conference...

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TN has highest number of women entrepreneurs: Report

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India, followed by Kerala and West Bengal, reveals a new report. Nearly 80 per cent of women entrepreneurs in India are self-financing their businesses, with little utilisation of the various government schemes that provide financial aid to them, according to the state-wise analysis of state of women ent...

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AIADMK MP Maitreyan says he echoed majority view

Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) AIADMK Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan on Wednesday said he had echoed the views of the majority of party cadres in his Facebook post on Tuesday, not just his own. The simmering discontentment within the unified AIADMK on Tuesday came out in open with Maitreyan stating that three months have passed after the merger of the OPS-EPS factions after the earlier split.

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ISRO, CMFRI join hands to help identify fishing zones

Kochi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will now help Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to identify potential fishing zone (PFZ) in the seas surrounding the subcontinent. The project named 'Samudra' is aimed at helping fishermen easily locate shoals of fish without wasting time and fuel. The satellite based numerica...

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