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Manoj Pandian reiteratescharge against Sasikala

Manoj Pandian reiteratescharge against Sasikala

Asks panel to check instructions given to NSG personnel AIADMK organising secretary Paul Manoj Pandian on Tuesday repeated his allegation that Jayalalithaa’s jailed aide V.K. Sasikala was responsible for what he called the “mysterious death” of the former Chief Minister. However, before the Justice (Retd.) A. Arumughaswamy Commission — where …

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‘Chola idol moved out before Independence’

‘Chola idol moved out before Independence’

HR&CE staff federation says CID officers’ charge is false propaganda The Tamil Nadu Aranilayathurai Anaithu Sangankalin Koottamaippu, representing all employees’ associations of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, has countered the recent claim of the Idol Wing CID that HR&CE staff were involved in smuggling the Sembiyan Mahadevi idol. …

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‘Northeast monsoon may be favourable’

‘Northeast monsoon may be favourable’

Flash floods, heavy rainfall due to global warming, says Earth Sciences Secretary Madhavan Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, on Tuesday said the northeast monsoon was likely to be favourable and that heavy rainfall could be expected during the period. Addressing a press meet here at the National Institute of …

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Verdict in Rajkumar abduction case today

The judgment is to be delivered after 18 years A court in Gobichettipalayam in Erode district will deliver the verdict in the case related to abduction of Kannada actor Rajkumar and three others by forest brigand Veerappan and his associates on Tuesday. 108 days in jungle When the actor was …

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Police agree not to bar Sofia’s return to Canada

SHRC member wonders why officials are keen on arresting the research scholar The police on Monday agreed not to object to or obstruct the travel plans of Lois Sofia who was arrested for allegedly raising anti-BJP slogans in the presence of party’s State president Tamilisai Soundararajan on a Chennai-Thoothukudi flight on September …

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All accused in Kannada actor Rajkumar abduction case acquitted

All accused in Kannada actor Rajkumar abduction case acquitted

The judge said that the prosecution failed to prove that the nine accused had any connection with Veerappan in the abduction. The Third Additional District Court in Gobichettipalayam, Erode district acquitted all nine people accused in the abduction of Kannada actor Rajkumar and three others by forest brigand Veerappan and …

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Prashant Bhushan seeks JPC probe into Rafale deal

Prashant Bhushan seeks JPC probe into Rafale deal

Says government forcing Air Force personnel to lie over the issue Claiming that the Centre’s Rafale defence deal with France was not only the “the largest defence scam” in the country but also one in which national security had been severely compromised, noted advocate Prashant Bhushan on Sunday urged the …

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Health cover scheme in new avatar launched

Health cover scheme in new avatar launched

Each beneficiary family to get free cover of ₹5 lakh; State’s corpus to stay Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar launched a new health cover scheme that combines the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) with the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. The latter was launched by the Prime Minister …

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