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India anti-AIDS effort too focused on sex

October 26th, 2006

India is making perilous mistakes in its fight against AIDS by assuming the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is being spread overwhelmingly by sex and especially by prostitutes, a study warns. In May, the Geneva-based agency UNAIDS said India had 5.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS — the highest in the world, ahead of South Africa […]


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SS Music contest

October 26th, 2006

CHENNAI: The next time you want to break into song look under your bed, check the closets and behind doors… the two suited and booted guys from SS Music may just be lurking in the shadows to carry you away. But then fame and fortune may follow. The south Indian music channel has launched the […]


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100 Accent cars donated to Chennai patrol streets

October 24th, 2006

Chennai: The Hyundai Motors on Tuesday gifted 100 cars to the city police for patrolling the city. In a bid to help the Tamil Nadu government “improve” local traffic conditions, Hyundai Motor India Limited donated 100 Accent CRDi cars to the city police on Tuesday. The managing director of the Korean major gave the cars […]


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Two AIADMK councillors resign

October 23rd, 2006

Two out of the four AIADMK councillors, who emerged victorious against the DMK wave in the Chennai Corporation elections, resigned on Monday from their posts. The councillors in their resignation letters to the Chennai Corporation commissioner M.P. Vijayakumar said since the elections were held in an undemocratic manner they were quitting from their posts. Councillors […]


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Winners in Chennai Corporation Council elections

October 22nd, 2006

Following is the list of winners and runners-up in the Chennai Corporation Council elections held on October 13. The results were declared on October 20-21. Division 1: Bhuvaneeswari S., AIADMK, 9,117 (elected); Ramani N.J., PMK, 6169; Div. 2: Sekar R.D., DMK, 8373 (elected); Jayapaul, AIADMK, 4,890; Div. 3: Jayanthi P., PMK, 11,900 (elected); Kumari L., […]


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Raadhika expelled from AIADMK

October 19th, 2006

Actress Raadhika Sarathkumar was expelled from the party on Wednesday(October 18) by party general secretary J Jayalalithaa. In a statement here, Jayalalithaa said “Raadhika has been relieved from the primary membership and other responsibilities in the AIADMK for her anti-party activities.” She said Raadhika had acted against the principles and policies of the AIADMK and […]


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US visa backlog to be cleared at chennai

October 19th, 2006

The US Consulate in Chennai has added an additional 30,000 visa appointments till the end of this year to clear the existing backlog in visa clearance and to ease the visa rules, Mr Peter Kaestmer, Counsellor for Consular Affairs, US Embassy in New Delhi, said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, here, Mr Kaestmer said the […]


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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple to get a facelift

October 19th, 2006

Meenakshi Amman Temple: Chief minister M Karunanidhi has directed immediate repairs to the Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple in Madurai, following representations by the temple authorities that the eight centuries old magnificent edifice had developed cracks and fissures. Following the chief minister’s order a technical expert visited the temple on Thursday and inspected the cracks and a […]


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Posters that appeared Kamal Haasan to ‘Prophet Nabi’

October 19th, 2006

Posters that appeared in some parts of Chennai likening film star Kamal Haasan to ‘Prophet Nabi’ had infuriated the city’s Muslim community who complained to the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK), which took up the issue with the actor’s office in the city. Kamal Haasan directly involved and now the issue is under control.


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DMK – The ruling alliance won majority in all the 29 district panchayats.

October 18th, 2006

Ruling DMK and its allies Congress, PMK, CPI(M) and CPI swept the civic polls in Tamil Nadu by capturing five municipal corporations in five major cities and winning majority of seats in 152 other municipalities. The DMK-led alliance was also way ahead of their main rival AIADMK in the poll to town panchayats and panchayat […]


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Jaya expels actor Radhika from AIADMK

October 18th, 2006

AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa today expelled actor Radhika Sarathkumar from the primary membership of the party for functioning in ”contravention to party’s principles and policies.” In a statement here, she said Ms Radhika was being relieved of all responsibilities as she had violated party discipline and brought disrepute to the AIADMK. She urged party […]


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Over 125 schools to take part in Talent Test

October 15th, 2006

CHENNAI: Over 125 schools will participate in this year’s edition of the City-wide Talent Search Test (CTST) to be conducted by The Hindu Education Plus and AIMS Education in October and November for students of classes 8 to 12. The test will be followed by workshops for toppers and their parents. The test and the […]