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Three from Tamil Nadu arrested for ATM fraud

Three from Tamil Nadu arrested for ATM fraud

They were educated and having their own business In a breakthrough in the ATM fraud case, the Crime and Intelligence wing on Sunday arrested three persons from Tamil Nadu, including the brain behind the cybercrime, and seized objects worth ₹ 1 crore from them. The police identified the arrested persons …

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Alliance Francaise goes green

Alliance Francaise goes green

The heritage building will be restored and solar power systems installed in three phases In an initiative aimed at self-sufficiency, the Alliance Francaise in Puducherry, the oldest unit in Asia, is planning to “go green” by reducing its energy consumption. Since April 2018, the institute has begun switching over to …

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Our space is being taken away from us: Javed Akhtar

Our space is being taken away from us: Javed Akhtar

Expressing concern over the growing danger to freedom of expression, democracy and Constitution, poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar on Friday exhorted film-makers, artists and poets to “fight against divisive forces trying to tear apart the country”. Addressing the 14th Progressive Writers and Artists Association State meet, Mr. Akhtar said, “our territory is …

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Freedom of expression essential to democracy, say writers

Freedom of expression essential to democracy, say writers

Those who curtail them are incapable of accepting different opinions: Perumal Murugan “Freedom of expression is a state where opinions are expressed without fear and opportunities are given to debate on opinions, criticise or accept them,” writer Perumal Murugan said on Friday. Addressing the audience during a convention on “Freedom …

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Yoga enthusiasts seek to raise the bar

Yoga enthusiasts seek to raise the bar

A group of 121 women is aiming for an entry into the Guinness Book by doing asanas for 36 hours at a stretch Imagine performing about 3,000 yogasanas in 36 hours without a break! In a display of a new level of dedication, a group of 121 women is bidding …

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NLCIL commissions new conveyor

NLCIL commissions new conveyor

The public sector company expected to save about ₹17 crore a year S.K. Acharya, chairman and managing director, NLCIL, has commissioned the re-routed conveyor system in Mine-I, which is expected to bring down the production cost of lignite. It will help the company to save about ₹17 crore a year, …

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‘Art is not given the importance it deserves’

‘Art is not given the importance it deserves’

Artist Santhi Siri talks about linocut at a printmaking workshop at TASMAI As the mild afternoon winds down to a breezy evening, a group of people sit together and carve their art out of a sheet of linoleum at TASMAI, a Centre for Art and Culture as Santhi Siri instructs …

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On a mission to avert monsoon woes

On a mission to avert monsoon woes

PWD will desilt 20 tanks and 32 ponds and clear weeds from canals ahead of the rains The PWD will undertake a drive to desilt 20 tanks and 32 ponds and to clear weeds from canals, ahead of the South-West monsoon. This was one of the decisions taken at the …

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Narayanasamy hosts iftar party

Narayanasamy hosts iftar party

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy hosted an iftar party on the Waqf Board premises here on Thursday evening. Mr. Narayanasamy said Ramzan promoted compassion, tolerance and universal brotherhood. “We must invoke the teachings of the Prophet and adopt them and promote equality and brotherhood,” he said. Those who participated in the …

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