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Rajya Sabha stunned over Tamil MPs sensational protest

New Delhi, March 22: The Rajya Sabha witnessed emotional violent scenes Friday before it went on a recess as agitating members from the DMK and AIADMK turned emotional, breaking the chairperson’s mike. The upper house met at 2.30 p.m. after two adjournments. Members from DMK and AIADMK, who were protesting over the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils, trooped near the chairperson’s podium. Contending... 

Obama visits Bethlehem church, Holocaust memorial

Jerusalem, March 22: US President Barack Obama Friday made a historic visit to Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem which marks the birthplace of Jesus, and also paid tributes at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accompanied Obama in his visit to the church, Xinhua reported. Obama toured the church and listened to a brief of its history before praying... 
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Kerala Christians readying for Easter

Thiruvananthapuram, March 22: With Easter Sunday fast approaching, it’s a mixed bag for Christians as most of them will be in a pensive mood starting Palm Sunday till Easter Sunday, when things brighten up. Easter Sunday is in this month after a long time, while Palm Sunday is on March 24. Most Christians usually change their regular routine in the entire week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday... 
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Rajinikanth disturbed over verdict on Sanjay Dutt

Chennai, March 22: Reacting to the Supreme Court verdict on actor Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, superstar Rajinikanth Friday said he is “disturbed” and will pray to god on his behalf. “I was very disturbed when I heard about my friend and a lovely person Sanjay Dutt’s verdict. The current support and appeal for his pardon is giving me hope. I pray to god that he... 

Diplomacy wins, Italian marines coming back, says Khurshid

New Delhi, March 22: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Friday said diplomacy has done its work and secured the return of the two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, to India to stand trial. “We have a confirmation that the Italian Government is arranging for the return of the two Italian marines within the time frame permitted by the Supreme Court,” Khurshid... 

Act against Sri Lanka, Karunanidhi tells UPA

Chennai, March 16: DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Saturday pressed the central government to take a tough line against Sri Lanka at the upcoming UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meet in Geneva. The former Tamil Nadu chief minister said it was important for India to bring in amendments in the US-sponsored on Sri Lanka in Geneva to demand a probe into “war crimes” in the island nation. On Friday... 

Solar energy workshop in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, March 14: About 120 students belonging to 16 educational institutions will participate in a solar lamp workshop in an engineering college here to learn basics of its technology, an official said. The students will participate in the solar lamp workshop and competition to learn basics of solar energy, electronics, circuit design and also to design and make solar lamps, the official added. “The... 

Protect Indian fishermen, Jayalalithaa says to PM

Chennai, March 14: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to step up efforts to secure the release of 53 Indian fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan naval force. “We are agitated by incidents of repeated capture of our fishermen while pursuing their livelihood. We expect the government of India to also respond and react pro-actively when... 

Debutant Nesan’s challenge – working with two superstars in ‘Jilla’

Chennai, March 14: He is making his debut as a director with Tamil action-drama “Jilla” and says the biggest challenge for him is to work with two superstars – Vijay and Mohanlal. “To work with two superstars in one film will certainly be very challenging. I need to be highly responsible in my work or else I will be answerable to millions of fans of the actors. I also have... 

Sri Lanka arrests 53 Indian fishermen

Colombo, March 14: The Sri Lankan Navy Thursday said it had arrested 53 Indian fishermen who entered Sri Lankan waters illegally. Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya told Xinhua that the Indians were arrested at two separate locations. Wednesday evening 19 were caught off the northern seas of Mannar while Thursday morning another 34 Indians were arrested off Delft islands, also in the north. Warnakulasuriya...