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Driver was talking on phone before collision

Arakkonam train tragedym Train Accident

Sept 16 (The Hindu) The driver of the Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) that met with an accident near Arakkonam in Vellore district on Tuesday night was speaking on his mobile phone just before the collision. The Chennai Beach-Vellore Cantonment MEMU rammed the rear of the Arakkonam-Katpadi passenger train, resulting in the death of ten […]

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Rs.150-cr for new insurance scheme

Rs.150-cr for new insurance scheme

August 4 (The Hindu) A sum of Rs.150 crore has been allotted initially against newly-formulated Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam announced in the Assembly on Thursday. The old insurance scheme of the DMK regime was terminated, but to benefit patients in the bridge period between suspending the old scheme and […]

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Shower of freebies in Tamil Nadu budget

Tamil Nadu budget, Jayalalithaa government

August 4 (The Hindu) Growth of above 10 per cent is the goal in the coming years. The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government’s first budget, presented on Thursday, unveiled new schemes and development initiatives totalling Rs. 8,900 crore. Tamil Nadu budget, Jayalalithaa government Among the new measures were free distribution of electric fan, mixie […]

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Home grown terror threat pretty high: Chidambaram

Home grown terror threat pretty high: Chidambaram

July 26 (The Hindu) Voicing concern over threats posed by indigenous terror groups, Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said they are no longer fledgling outfits but are experts in assembling and transporting bombs. Mumbai blasts, Mumbai serial blasts, P. Chidambaram The threat from them is pretty high, he told PTI against the backdrop of the July […]

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U.S. allays India’s fears over troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. allays India's fears over troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

July 20 (The Hindu) Hillary says Kabul, Islamabad, New Delhi and Washington need to work together. Clinton Chennai visit, Hillary India visit The visiting United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Wednesday spelt out her country’s perception of India’s role in South and Central Asia, as well as the Asia Pacific region, asserting […]

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U.S. looking at ‘creative ideas’ to break impasse in Sri Lanka

U.S. looking at ‘creative ideas’ to break impasse in Sri Lanka

July 20 (The Hindu) Hillary shares Jayalalithaa’s concern over condition of Sri Lankan Tamils. India-US relations, Clinton chennai visit United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday shared Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s concern over the plight of internally-displaced Sri Lankan Tamils living in camps and told her that the U.S. was looking at “innovative […]

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Corp Bank facing software violation charges

Corp Bank facing software violation charges

15 July, 2011 (FnF) Chennai: Country’s leading Mangalore-based Corporation Bank is facing software licence violation charges, sources said. Top officials at the state-run bank said it received a demand for around $2 million for violation of licensing conditions of a software “RMCOBOL” from the UK- headquartered Micro Focus International. Micro Focus has alleged that the […]

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DMK has not sought replacement in Cabinet reshuffle: Karunanidhi

DMK has not sought replacement in Cabinet reshuffle: Karunanidhi

July 12 (The Hindu) DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday said he has not sought any replacement in the Union Cabinet reshuffle for the party in the wake of resignations of A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran over the 2G spectrum scam. DMK has not sought replacement in Cabinet reshuffle: Karunanidhi “No,” was his reply when […]

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Cabinet berths: DMK divided on Congress offer

Cabinet berths: DMK divided on Congress offer

July 10 (The Hindu) The Congress on Saturday appeared ready to accommodate the nominees of the DMK in the Union Cabinet. This followed a meeting between senior Congress leader and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi. Cabinet berths: DMK divided on Congress offer However, the DMK remains divided on […]

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MK tunes into FM Radio for comfort

Cabinet berths: DMK divided on Congress offer

July 10 (IBM Live) CHENNAI: The Congress on Saturday sent its star firefighter, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, to Chennai to smooth things over with DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. MK tunes into FM Radio for comfort Mukherjee emerged from Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram residence with the message that all was well with the DMK-Congress alliance, after tainted […]

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