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Mercury remediation level fixed

Mercury remediation level fixed

20 mg/kg level, as specified by CPCB panel, accepted by NGT; activists had wanted it fixed at 6.6 mg/kg The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given the go-ahead for Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) to carry out the mercury remediation at its Kodaikanal thermometer factory site, fixing the remediation level at …

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Ready for bypolls in 20 constituencies, says Kamal Haasan

Ready for bypolls in 20 constituencies, says Kamal Haasan

80% of poll in-charges appointed: Kamal Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said his party is ready for the bypolls in 20 Assembly constituencies in the State. On the occasion of his birthday in Chennai, Mr. Haasan said, “We cannot be too sure that the bypolls will …

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Naidu, Yechury to meet Stalin to forge front against BJP

Naidu, Yechury to meet Stalin to forge front against BJP

CPI(M) State secretary rules out any tie-up with Dhinakaran’s AMMK As part of the Left parties’ efforts to bring together political parties opposed to the BJP and its allies on a common platform, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury will meet DMK president M.K. Stalin on November 13. Separately, Telugu …

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Of idols, thieves and the security net with a hole

Of idols, thieves and the security net with a hole

Even as officials put in place an elaborate system to safeguard the precious idols, temple staff, who are uncared for, remain as vulnerable as ever At a time when the Idol Wing-CID and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are checking the antiquity of idols that are currently stored at …

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Of idols, thieves and the security net with a hole

Of idols, thieves and the security net with a hole

Even as officials put in place an elaborate system to safeguard the precious idols, temple staff, who are uncared for, remain as vulnerable as ever At a time when the Idol Wing-CID and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are checking the antiquity of idols that are currently stored at …

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Centre has been releasing funds without prejudice: Pon. Radhakrishnan

No personal animosity between me and AIADMK leader Thambi Durai, says Union Minister Pon. Radhakrishnan Senior BJP leader Pon. Radhakrishnan and AIADMK propaganda secretary M. Thambi Durai have been embroiled in a war of words over the allocation of Central funds to Tamil Nadu. Against this backdrop, the Union Minister …

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NGT stays implementation of INO project

NGT stays implementation of INO project

National Board for Wildlife’s nod needed, says green panel The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday ordered a stay on the implementation of the Neutrino project in Theni district, pending approval from the National Board for Wildlife. Observing that the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) was set to come up in …

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Opposition yet to decide on seat-sharing

Opposition yet to decide on seat-sharing

AIADMK has already appointed election in-charges Opposition parties in the State rallying behind the principal opposition, DMK, are yet to exchange notes over whether to seek seats for the soon expected bypolls in 20 Assembly constituencies. While the ruling AIADMK has already appointed election in-charges for the bypolls, the allies …

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DVAC seizes ₹44 lakh during raids

DVAC seizes ₹44 lakh during raids

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) has seized unaccounted money totalling ₹44.30 lakh during raids at various government offices across the State. According to a press release, the DVAC teams conducted raids in 24 districts on Thursday. The raids were conducted at Regional Transport Offices (RTOs), Tasmac offices, …

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