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High drama at airport before arrest

High drama at airport before arrest

Nakkheeran editor picked up before flight and whisked away to Chintadripet police station Early on Tuesday, Nakkheeran editor R.R. Gopal and two of his friends had cleared the security check at the Chennai airport and were waiting to board a scheduled flight to Pune. Suddenly, a police officer intercepted him near the …

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‘Nakkheeran’ Gopal arrested, court rejects police request for his remand

‘Nakkheeran’ Gopal arrested, court rejects police request for his remand

Initial report suggests that the action follows a complaint that he had published stories allegedly linking the office of the Governor with lecturer Nirmala Devi R.R. Gopal, Editor of Tamil magazine Nakkeeran, was on Tuesday arrested in Chennai under Section 124 IPC, a provision that deals with “assaulting President/Governor with intent …

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DVAC gives CM clean chit in highway contracts case

DVAC gives CM clean chit in highway contracts case

High Court reserves verdict on DMK plea for graft probe The Madras High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea that sought registration of a First Information Report (FIR) with respect to the alleged large-scale corruption in the award of five civil contracts by the State Highways Department …

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Apple executive shooting case: U.P. police to protest on October 10

Apple executive shooting case: U.P. police to protest on October 10

To express support for colleagues arrested in Apple executive shooting case The Uttar Pradesh police are bracing for another possible round of dissent by its personnel in solidarity with constable Prashant Chaudhary, who is accused of shooting dead Apple executive Vivek Tiwari for not stopping his car. Messages have been …

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Gujarat economy crumbling: Rahul

Gujarat economy crumbling: Rahul

No bigger terror than poverty’ Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that attacks on migrant north Indian workers in Gujarat is a sign of “a crumbling establishment and economy.” ‘Terror of poverty’ “There is no bigger terror than poverty. The root of the violence in Gujarat lies in unemployment …

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Duplicate goods packaging units busted

Duplicate goods packaging units busted

Products worth ₹32 lakh seized The Hyderabad police unearthed a major racket of duplicate tea powder and hair oil packing units on Monday. A team of Commissioner’s Task Force (East) along with Begum Bazar police raided a godown at Hindi Nagar in Goshamahal, where they seized inferior quality stocks packed …

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Checks reveal 8% error rate in VVPATs

Checks reveal 8% error rate in VVPATs

State to have latest and sophisticated M3 version of the VVPATs in all polling stations The error rate of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines supplied by the Election Commission of India is found to be around 8%. Assessment by the State election authority has revealed the error …

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Court raps GIDA, govt. for delaying Moolampilly-Pizhala bridge work

Court raps GIDA, govt. for delaying Moolampilly-Pizhala bridge work

Land yet to be acquired for constructing approach road from Pizhala side A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday criticised the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA) and the State government for their half-hearted efforts to construct the Moolampilly-Pizhala bridge. The Bench headed by Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy …

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SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking review of Sabarimala verdict

The review petitions argue that ‘reform’ does not mean rendering a religious practice out of existence on the basis of a PIL filed by “third parties” Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday denied an oral plea for urgent listing of review petitions filed against the September 28 judgment allowing women …

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