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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... 

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... 

New UPSC norms violate constitution: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, March 14: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday termed the changes made by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in the scheme of civil services exams as “highly discriminatory” and “is calculated to bias the system against civil services aspirants from non-Hindi speaking regions”. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Jayalalithaa termed the... 

28 Indian sailors released by Somali pirates: Vasan

Chennai, March 9: India has secured the release of 28 of its sailors on two ships held by Somalian pirates and the freed men will be back in the country soon, union Shipping Minister G.K.Vasan said Saturday. Speaking to reporters here, Vasan said: “Yesterday (Friday) 28 Indian sailors in two ships (MV Royal Grace and MT Smyrni) were freed. They will come back here and joint their families in... 

Centre’s response to Sri Lankan Tamil issue unsatisfactory: Karunanidhi

Chennai, March 8: DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday urged all sections to make the March 12 general strike a success to put pressure on the central government, calling its response to the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils unsatisfactory. He urged the central government to announce that rail and air service would be stopped on the day of the strike in Tamil Nadu. The DMK-backed Tamil Eelam Supporter’s... 

Sri Lanka intimidating India: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, March 7: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday alleged that Sri Lanka is attempting to “intimidate” India into not raising its voice against the atrocities on Tamils in that country by arresting Indian fishermen. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, she said: “The incidents of arrests of fishermen and the recent firing should be viewed as an indirect... 

Temple tuskers in Tamil Nadu on annual jumbo junket

Chennai, Nov 17 : Happy days are ahead for elephants belonging to temples and ‘mutts’ in Tamil Nadu as they will head for a special rejuvenation camp starting this month as ordered by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday. At the camp, the elephants will be provided special diet and their health and mental condition will be checked and monitored. The 48-day special rejuvenation camp for... 

Girl falls to death through hole in school bus in Chennai

A 6-year-old girl was run over by the rear wheels of her schoolbus, after she slipped through a hole on the floor of the vehicle, at Mudichur near Tambaram on Wednesday. Angry residents and other motorists set upon the bus and set it on fire, demanding strong action against those responsible for the accident. Gaping hole S.Sruthi, a class II student of Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School in...