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Tamil Nadu CM asks PM’s intervention on Mekedatu reservoir dispute

New Delhi, April 25: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting reportedly came after the DMDK and PMK had urged the Chief Minister to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevent Karnataka from going ahead with construction of a dam across the Cauvery at Mekedatu. Bilateral talks were held and matters of importance were discussed during... 

Earthquake toll rises to 58 in Bihar

Patna, April 26: The toll in Bihar following the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday has risen to 58, officials said on Sunday. Besides, over 60 people have sustained injuries, said officials. People rushed out of their houses and gathered at nearby open spaces after tremors were felt in the state again on Sunday at 12.40 p.m. On Sunday, people were on the guard as the state government, meteorological... 
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Delhi gangrape: All four accused sentenced to death

New Delhi, Sep 13: Four convicts in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case were on Friday awarded death penalty by a Delhi court which said the gravity of the offence cannot be tolerated. “Death to all,” Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna said while delivering the verdict in the case that had evoked nationwide outrage and led the government to bring in a stringent anti-rape law. “Besides... 

Modi all set to be announced as BJP’s PM candidate

New Delhi, Sep 13: Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is set to be named as Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate on Friday evening, capping a 12-year reign as Gujarat chief minister with an anointment that could underscore isolation of dissenting senior leader LK Advani. On Thursday, Advani was the last person in the party standing against Modi’s immediate elevation, with several... 

ISRO unveils orbiter for Mars mission, launch in Oct-Nov

Bangalore, Sep 13: India’s upcoming Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) seeks to reveal whether there is methane, considered a “precursor chemical” for life, on the Red Planet, key officials behind the ambitious venture said on Wednesday. A Methane Sensor, one of the five payloads (scientific instruments) onboard the spacecraft, would look to detect the presence of the gas, MOM Project Director... 

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... 

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...