Monthly Archives: January 2017

MMD to irrigate one lakh acres in Sircilla Assembly segment

Minister K Taraka Rama Rao has said that the administration would provide irrigation facilities to one lakh acres in Sircilla Assembly segment by lifting water from the Mid-Manair Dam (MMD) project to Upper Manair Dam and fill all the minor irrigation sources en route. Participating in various developmental programmes in …

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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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‘Police to probe presence of Osama posters on Marina’

The photograph was shot when the vehicle was moving on the road and not on the Marina, says Thamimun Ansari. Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday told the Legislative Assembly that a police probe was on to verify whether the youngsters riding a two-wheeler with images of Al Qaeda founder …

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Alanganallur jallikattu on February 10

Organisers invite AIADMK general secretary Sasikala to flag off the event : The famed jallikattu at Alanganallur in Madurai will be held on February 10, the organisers announced here on Monday after thanking Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam for the steps taken by him to revive the rural sport and inviting …

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Jallikattu protests: TN govt. to release arrested students

“Cases against 36 students arrested for arson in Marina Protest will be withdrawn”, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said. The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday decided to withdraw cases against students who were arrested during the violent agitations on January 23 near Marina, in Chennai. “Cases against 36 students arrested for …

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