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UK Sepsis Expert Overseeing Jayalalithaa’s Recovery Now

Ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is recovering and a UK specialist in sepsis, an infection of the bloodstream that leads to serious medical condition, was flown in to supervise her treatment and she is responding positively, said a latest statement released by Apollo Hospital in Chennai. The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa (Amma for her fans) being in hospital has already ...

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Jayalalithaa Seeks Rs.5000 Crore for Slum Unseated Flood Victims

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has demanded the Centre to give more money for rehabilitation of floodv victims in the state and in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she sought Rs.5,000 crore for the purpose. Jayalalithaa said at least 50,000 multi-storied tenements are required to house the flood affected families on a land to be provided free ...

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RBI Nod to 10 Microfinance Players to Widen Banking in Rural Areas

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted its in-principle permission for 10 out of 72 applicants to foray into the rural and untrapped segments of households with set conditions, which they were asked to fulfil before finally allowing them to open banks. Based on Bandhan Microfinance that romped into full-fledged Bandhan bank this year, the country’s central bank is ...

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Not Golden Thali but Golden Moment: Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhu Clarify on Photo

Amitabh Bachchan knows how media works or to “silence the media” with facts and figures. When the social media was going abuzz over the so-called meals in gold plate at Prabhu Ganesan’s traditional home in Chennai after shooting for the Kalyan Jewellers’ ad, both Prabhu and Bachchan gave clarification, which otherwise would have been ignored by many top celebrities. The ...

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Cow’s heart valve saves 81 year old woman; All eyes on her survival time

In a remarkable medical success story, an 81-year-old woman from Hyderabad rekindled her life by getting a valve donation from a cow while undergoing a valve replacement surgery. The woman was experiencing thinning of the aortic valve in her heart and required the valve replacement surgery that was conducted at Frontier Lifeline Hospitals in Chennai, last Saturday. She had been ...

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‘Devadas’ Music composer M.S. Viswanathan Passed Away

  Indian cinema loses one of its iconic music composers. Our deepest condolences with the family of the legendary #MSV. pic.twitter.com/FXe3Si7FKb — Sony Music South (@SonyMusicSouth) July 14, 2015 Known to the Telugu filmfield for composing music to one of the early hits, ‘Devadas’ starred by Akkineni Nageswara Rao, veteran music composer M.S. Viswanathan died Tuesday in Chennai, after a ...

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ANR’s ‘Devadas’ Music Composer MS Viswanathan in ICU

Popular yester-years music composer MS Viswanathan who has composed for Tamil and Telugu films, including the outstanding film ‘Devadas’ of Akkineni Nageswara Rao, has taken taken ill and was admitted to the ICU of Chennai-based Fortis Malar Hospital on Tuesday. Known as MSV in the southern filmdom, MS Viswanathan, 87, was undergoing treatment for age-related ailments initially but when his ...

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Move Over Nokia, It’s ‘Microsoft Priority’ Now as First Re-Branded Store Opens in Chennai

Microsoft unlocked ‘Nokia Priority’ store which is re-branded Microsoft’s first Priority Reseller in Chennai on Wednesday, in a move to effect rebranding the new acquisition of the Finland-based Nokia handset business for $7.2 billion deal. “We are launching the first Microsoft Priority Reseller Store in Chennai today. In India itself it is a big change for us, which we are trying to ...

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Indian Metros Host 255 Malls but 90% Bleeding in Losses

According to property consultants JLL India, out of 255 malls in major Indian cities, merely 10 percent are running in break-even or profitable condition, while the rest are bleeding and making huge losses or loosing stream fast. Giving initial figures for Delhi NCR region, the report said out of 100, just 12 are making sense in the capital region known ...

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Astronaut Virts Aboard Space Station ISS Captures Amazing India in Night Lights

International Space Station astronaut Terry W. Virts has focused on India this time to take some amzing pictures from above, in absolutely unprecedented clarity with clouds reflecting the moon’s light and giving the nation’s southern peninsula an explicit image of a lit garland. From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Terry Virts took the photograph of India in the night ...

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Google Maps Adds Indian Railways Train Timings, Bus Routes Info for 8 Cities

Directions in Google Maps, despite several shortcomings, are still very sought-after information in India and now the search giant has partnered with Indian Railways to provide schedules and updated information about delays to simultaneously appear alongside the information. To be available for eight cities, the new application called Google Transit will allow users to access information about 12,000 trains. In ...

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Delhi-type Air Quality Monitoring to Extend to Other Cities: Minister

In view of complaints over Delhi pollution and deteriorating air quality monitoring, the Indian government has decided to increase these stations from the present 10 to more cities with 46 million population. Already, reports have highlighted the worsening air pollution in the capital compared to Beijing. Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told Rajya Sabha ...

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‘I’ Director Shankar faces wrath of transgenders in Chennai

Filmmaker Shankar has earned the wrath of a group of transgenders here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus “I”, which is currently running in cinemas. The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist, a transgender, Ojas M. Rajani. In the film, Rajani ...

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ISRO Team Receives Recovered Crew Module  Intact from GSLV MK III Launch

Following the successful launch of India’s first re-entry capable heavy load carrying GSLV Mark III on Friday, Indian space agency ISRO has recovered the crew module, the way NASA recovered its Orion crew module. With this last step, India has successfully joined the club of US<, Russia, Europe and China with the re-entry capability and raising the barrier high for ...

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Income Tax Case Likely to End as Jayalalitha Pays 2 Crore Fine

In regard to the four income tax cases against the AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha and her confidante Sasikala, an amount of 2 crore was paid by Jayalalitha to the Income Tax department in Chennai on Tuesday. The cases, which were pending in Chennai court for 18 years, will be closed now. The IT department have accepted the plea of Jayalalitha for ...

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Why Sundar Pichai Gets Precedence Over Others in Google?

Chennai-born Sundar Pichai, who is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, has been made the chief of core Google products, with more responsibilities to oversee research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure, said Re/code magazine citing a memo to staff by Google CEO Larry Page. The six executives in charge of newly added product areas, ...

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Jayalalithaa Returns to Chennai; AIADMK Cadres Celebrate Early Diwali

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, who was released on Saturday from a Bangalore jail after bail formalities were completed,  went straight to the airport and took a chartered flight to Chennai where she was greeted by her AIADMK cadre and supporters, bracing the heavy rain lined up to chant “Amma, Amma”, besides a drum beat reception. Jayalalithaa has spent ...

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Jayalalithaa to Step Down as CM Over Adverse Verdict of 4 Year Jail Term; Paneerselvam to Step in Again?

In a lesson to many politicians in India, the court verdict on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa sentencing her to four year jail term and a fine of Rs.100 crore comes as a major cleansing effort to make political leaders realise the fact that all citizens are equal before law and the Indian judiciary, with this case stands aloft worth ...

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