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  • M.K. Stalin condemns killing of 15-yr-old boy for alleged mobile theft

    Chennai: DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday demanded action against those who beat to death 15-year-old P. Balasubramani for allegedly stealing a mobile phone. In a statement issued here, Stalin said the killing of the boy, who belonged to Tamil Nadu’s Karur district, is condemnable and not acceptable in a civilised society.

  • As fuel prices skyrocketed, friends present ‘petrol’, to Tamil Nadu groom as wedding gift

    Cuddalore (TN): Friends of a man who got married here presented him with five litres of petrol, the price of which has skyrocketed, as a ‘wedding gift.’ The young man and his newly wedded wife were greeting guests at a marriage hall when his friends trooped in and gave him the petrol in a five litre can as a gift, ‘Puthiya Thalaimurai’ Tamil television channel reported. Amid laughter all around, the man

  • No reference has been made to centre for release of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit denied Saturday reports in a section of media that he had forwarded to the Centre the state government’s recommendation to release all the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The Governor said a decision on the issue would be taken in a “just and fair manner” in accordance with the Constitution. “A section of media has been reporting that in the matter of the release of

  • Tamil Nadu Minister SP Velumani rubbishes corruption allegations

    Coimbatore: Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and implementation of special programmes, SP Velumani, said that all allegations of corruption levelled against him were false and baseless. The clarification came after a leading news channel accused the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader of granting government contracts to firms owned by individuals known to him.

  • Vijay to play for Essex in County

    New Delhi : Senior India opener Murali Vijay will be playing three matches for Essex in the final phase of the division one of English County Championship, the BCCI announced on Saturday. Essex county has also confirmed the development on the club’s official website.

  • Girl’s arrest on flight is fascism on display: Cong

    NEW DELHI : The Congress on Tuesday expressed shock over the Tamil Nadu BJP president getting a girl arrested for shouting the slogan of “down with this fascist BJP government” on a flight from Chennai to Tuticorin on Monday.

  • Panneerselvam dismisses Stalin’s ‘saffronisation’ charge against BJP, says its his ‘personal opinion’

    Madurai: Ruling AIADMK Co-Ordinator and Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam today dismissed as ‘personal opinion’ the charge of DMK president MK Stalin that the BJP-led central government was trying to “saffronise” the country. He also said the AIADMK would lead an alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and it would emerge victorious.

  • Take me back or be ready for consequences: Alagiri to DMK

    Madurai : A day ahead of his brother MK Stalin’s elevation as the DMK president, expelled leader MK Alagiri on Monday hardened his stance saying he will continue with the proposed September 5 march and warned the party of consequences if he was not readmitted.

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    SC order to maintain water level of Mullaperiyar dam

    New Delhi : As a blame-game erupted between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the devastating floods, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the panel on the Mullaperiyar Dam to ensure that the water level at the reservoir is maintained at 139.99 feet till August 31.

  • Kerala government deliberately giving false information on Mullaperiyar dam: K Palaniswami

    Tiruchirappalli (TN): The Tamil Nadu government today rejected Kerala‘s contention that sudden water released by Tamil Nadu from the Mullaperiyar dam was one of the reasons for the deluge in the neighbouring state. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said Kerala suffered the deluge due to the discharge of excess water from 80 reservoirs spurred by heavy rains in that state.

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    Kerala Floods: Supreme Court orders to maintain water level of Mullaperiyar dam at 139 feet

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered that the water level at the Mullaperiyar dam be maintained at 139 feet till August 31 keeping in mind the grave devastation that has taken place due to the unprecedented floods in Kerala. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the Centre’s submission that the sub-committee of the Mullaperiyar dam had met on August 23 and

  • A big THANKS to defence personnel

    ‘THANKS’, read the simple message in huge font in white paint on the terrace of a home, encapsulating sentiments of grateful Keralites rescued by defence personnel after raging floods left them marooned. This note on the mossy roof of a two storeyed building at Paravoor near Kochi can be read by personnel from helicopters engaged in rescue operations. Incidentally, this was the very same house from which two women were dramatically winched