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Swine Flu Wrap: Nation Stares as J&K SP Dies, Ghaziabad DM infected, toll reaches 743

Crossing all the inter-state borders, swine flu is taking national character with top government officials becoming the latest victims after many doctors succumbed to the dreaded virus that is spreading fast all over the country with the total number of positive cases as of Friday reaching 11,955, with 743 deaths.. Sunil Gupta, superintendent of police in Jammu and Kashmir died ...

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Mahindra plans to set up plant in Tamil Nadu investing Rs.4,000 crore

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Saturday said that it plans to invest Rs 4,000 crore over seven years for setting up a manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu. “We have been promised that the land will be allocated very soon. The MoU (memorandum of understanding) will be signed during the Global Investors Meet,” Pawan Goenka, executive director, automobile division told reporters ...

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Neutrino Project: Unrelenting Vaiko Tries to Rope in Kerala Against it

Unrelenting, MDMK general secretary Vaiko has met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seeking his support against the prestigious Rs.1,500 crore neutrino project in Tamil Nadu. In his meeting, Vaiko submitted a petition to Chandy to join the opposition against the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project as it would impact Kerala’s Idukki district too. Vaiko told Chandy that the Tamil Nadu ...

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Neutrino Observatory Makes India Part of Hub for High-end Physics Research: Expert

By N.B. Nair Mumbai: High-energy physics in India is set for a Rs.1,500 crore ($235 million) boost in the shape of a laboratory for studying neutrinos – subatomic particles produced by the decay of radioactive elements in the atmosphere, a project that aims to make this country a global hub for high-end scientific experiments. The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project ...

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Why Vaiko Opposes Neutrino Project?

Vaiko, the General Secretary of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), has asked the people of Kerala  and Tamil Nadu to protest against the India-based Neutrino project, which is about to function in Theni district. Claiming it would cause more harm to Idukki district, Vaiko said that it would cause air pollution, which would affect the agriculturists. He said, “Agricultural lands ...

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‘Amma Canteen’ to ‘Amma Cement’: What is Next?

The “Amma” Brand of Tamil Nadu has come up with its new scheme, “Amma Cement,” of supplying cements at a subsidised rate on Monday. While the price of cement varies from Rs 350 to 375 in the market, Amma Cement emerges with a price of Rs 190. The Amma brand has gained popularity in and around the state due to ...

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Bird Flu: Maldives Warns Imports of Poultry from Kerala

Days after the bird flu hit Kerala, the Maldivian government on Tuesday warned against the import of poultry from the state due to an outbreak of the H5N1 avian influenza in the region. The Maldives health ministry, in a statement, warned against importing live birds, flesh and eggs from Kerala, Xinhua reported. “Over 15,000 ducks have died in Kerala from ...

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GK Vasan Quits Congress; Party Splits in Tamil Nadu

The Congress in Tamil Nadu split with senior leader G.K. Vasan announcing his decision to float a new party on Monday. “The people are looking for an alternative. We want to give an alternative in Tamil Nadu,” Vasan told reporters. He said the new party’s name and flag will be announced at the party’s conference to be held in Trichy ...

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Defamation Case: SC Stays Proceedings Against Subrahmanian Swamy

The Supreme Court suspended defamation proceedings in five cases initiated by the Tamil Nadu government against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for making critical observations against former chief minister J. Jayalalitha, on Thursday. An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and UU Lalit, while suspending defamation proceedings before a Chennai court, also issued notice to the central government, the ...

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‘Kaththi’ First Day Collections Cross Rs.15.4 Crore, Set to Cross ‘Thuppakki’ First Week Box Office Record

Despite some harsh reviews amid jubiliant supporters, Vijay-starrer Tamil film “Kaththi” was able to collect a whopping Rs.15.4 crore on its opening day, hoping to make it big this weekend after Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan films. According to trade analyst Trinath, “Braving all the controversy and low-key promotions, ‘Kaththi’ has registered Rs.15.4 crore at the ticket window on release day ...

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Deepavali Festivities Begin in Tamil Nadu

Early morning festivities were witnessed across Tamil Nadu as people woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Deepavali – the festival of lights – on Wednesday. People had special sesame oil bath and wore new clothes. Relatives and friends asked one another “Ganga Sthanam Aachha?” (Is bathing with the water of holy river ...

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Jayalalithaa’s Conviction: 16 Die in Tamil Nadu

After a special court in Bangalore has sent AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha for four year imprisonment in the 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case on Saturday, a minimum of 16 people has reportedly committed suicide or died of cardiac arrest across Tamil Nadu on Monday. There have been wide protests in the State regarding the arrest of “Amma.” After the conviction ...

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Brihadeeshwar temple – A Marvel to the South Indian Architecture

The Brihadeeshwar temple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, is the world’s first complete granite temple. Brihadeeshwar temple is the best example of excellent workmanship, grandeur and it has stood the testimony of time with its magnificent central dome which is a great attraction for one and all. The temple has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This temple ...

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