Tamil Nadu

SC refuses to stay TN’s new jallikattu law

But asks whether conservation of ‘culture’ involves inflicting unnecessary pain and suffering to animals A few hours after the President gave his assent on Tuesday to the Tamil Nadu amendments in the Prevention of Cruelty Act of 1960 to allow jallikattu, the Supreme Court refused to stay the new State law. Allowing …

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Jallikattu protests: T.N. govt. to withdraw cases against students

A retired Judge will probe the arson and alleged police excesses and submit a report, says Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday decided to withdraw cases against students arrested during the violent agitations on January 23 near the Marina in Chennai. “Cases against 36 students arrested …

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Oil pollution threatens Chennai’s beaches too

Morning walkers shocked to find oil on the sands of the Marina at Nochikuppam, Pattinapakkam; fishermen demand immediate action Sunday’s oil spill as a result of the collision of two cargo ships off the Kamarajar Port in Ennore has been polluting Chennai’s beaches too. On Monday morning beach walkers found …

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States should focus on ease of doing business: Deepak Parekh

Exports and private spending are not working, says the HDFC chairman. Twenty years ago, Tamil Nadu was number one when it came to ease of doing business but now it has been pushed to the 18th position, said Deepak S. Parekh, chairman, HDFC. Mr. Parekh, who was in Chennai for …

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Prices of some vegetables start going up

Wholesale traders said there has been a 20 per cent increase in price of locally grown vegetables in the past few days. After remaining stable for nearly three months, the prices of some vegetables have started spiralling this winter. Customers are feeling the pinch as locally grown vegetables such as …

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Three gaurs trapped in well

Three Indian gaurs, including a calf, fell into a well at Kosipatti village near Thuvarankurichi in the district on Sunday evening. With efforts to rescue the three animals by engaging firefighters not fructifying on Monday, Forest department officials have sought the services of a veterinarian from Pollachi to tranquillise the …

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Alagiri supporters celebrate his birthday sans much fanfare

He left for Chennai two days ago, celebrated his birthday with his family members in Bangalore. Supporters of former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri celebrated his birthday here on Monday. Distributing saris, dhotis, sewing machines and food at many orphanages in the city and in a few neighbouring districts, the supporters …

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No avian flu in State, asserts health minister

 Health minister C. Vijaya Baskar on Monday described as “completely incorrect” the reports that bird flu caused deaths of humans in Vellore district. “There are no such incidents in Tamil Nadu. Whenever there was an outbreak of bird flu, the Health Department worked closely with the Animal Husbandry Department to …

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DMK legislators see red as AIADMK members heap praise on Sasikala

There was nothing wrong in legislators praising their leaders, says Speaker Long adulatory references made by AIADMK legislators to their party general secretary V.K. Sasikala in their speeches became a topic of debate yet again on Monday. While the opposition DMK members objected to it and claimed they wouldn’t indulge …

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