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Srirangam byelection: S Valarmathi to be AIADMK candidate

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Srirangam byelection: S Valarmathi to be AIADMK candidate CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Friday announced that party's Trichy urban district wing joint secretary S Valarmathi would be its candidate for the byelection in Srirangam assembly constituency.

The bypoll has been necessitated by the d... Read Full Story »

Murugan glows as book over controversy rages on

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Murugan glows as book over controversy rages on CHENNAI: Perumal Murugan is not the first Tamil novelist who has landed in a controversy. Janaki Raman's 'Amma Vanthal' (1966), about a mother's alleged illicit affair with a landowner, poet Salma's fiction 'Irandaam Jaamangali Kathai' (Story of the Midnight) published in 2004 and Thoppil Mohamed Meeran's boo... Read Full Story »

Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee invites applications

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee invites applications CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee has invited applications from the Muslims in the state who intend to perform Hajj pilgrimage this year.

The forms can be obtained from the secretary/executive officer, Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee, Rosy Tower, III floor, 13, Mahatma Gandhi Road, ... Read Full Story »

Smog caused by Bhogi bonfire disrupts flight services in Chennai

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Smog caused by Bhogi bonfire disrupts flight services in Chennai CHENNAI: Smog triggered by burning of Bhogi bonfires disrupted flight operations at the Chennai airport for more than an hour after visibility dipped to 50 metres on Wednesday morning.

An Oman Air flight from Muscat scheduled to land at 6.20am was diverted to Bengaluru and a Saudi Arabian airli... Read Full Story »

Bangalore band Pinch open the rock show at IIT Saarang in Chennai

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Bangalore band Pinch open the rock show at IIT Saarang in Chennai It was a night that Chennaiites had waited for almost a year. Day four of IIT Madras's annual cultural festival Saarang 2015, brought to you by the Times of India, witnessed an unprecedented turnout as scores trooped in to enjoy the evening. The Times of India Rock Show was attended by a crowd of around 8,000... Read Full Story »

Haryana firm offers to help shift old Villupuram temple

Dec-04-2014 | 0 Comments

Haryana firm offers to help shift old Villupuram temple Villupuram: The residents of Thatchur in Villupuram district were a worried lot after the National Highways Authority of India issued notice two years ago directing them to demolish a temple in their village and paid just 1.71 lakh as compensation to facilitate widening of the Salem-Chennai highway. In Januar... Read Full Story »

Rajinikanth's film clears legal hurdle, set for release

Dec-04-2014 | 0 Comments

Rajinikanth's film clears legal hurdle, set for release MADURAI: Super star Rajinikanth's new film 'Lingaa' cleared a legal hurdle on Wednesday, with the Madras high court dismissing a petition filed by a filmmaker who claimed ownership of its story.

Justice M Venugopal said the petitioner approached the court without even knowing or attempting to ... Read Full Story »

Power tariff hike by state panel is illegal, says PIL

Nov-11-2014 | 0 Comments

Power tariff hike by state panel is illegal, says PIL CHENNAI: The suo motu decision by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) to revise the power tariff is legally untenable and technically flawed, a PIL in Madras high court said, seeking that the court restrain the authorities from increasing the cost of electricity in the state.

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Advocates boycott court over Sri Lankan issue

Nov-11-2014 | 0 Comments

Advocates boycott court over Sri Lankan issue CHENNAI: Underlining its demand to state government for appointing a counsel to represent the Indian fishermen who have been awarded capital punishment by a Sri Lankan court, the Madras High Court Advocate Association(MHAA), on Monday, boycotted the court proceedings.

Around afternoon a group ... Read Full Story »

Diabetes cases up tenfold in Chennai in 40 years

Nov-11-2014 | 0 Comments

Diabetes cases up tenfold in Chennai in 40 years CHENNAI: There has been a quantum leap in prevalence of diabetes in Chennai and Delhi, and if the figures apply for other parts of the country, India would be home to the largest diabetic population on earth.

The Centre for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS) study conducted b... Read Full Story »

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