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Chennai’s kidney donors facing health problems

January 24th, 2007

NDTV has been reporting consistently on the poor fisherwoman of Chennai.Driven to poverty after the 2004 tsunami, they were convinced by touts to sell their kidney for money.Now many of them, unable to take proper post surgery care of themselves, are suffering major health complications and could even face death if their single kidney fails.Many […]


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IT department conducts raids on premises of Vijayakant, Jeppiar

January 24th, 2007

Officers of the Income Tax (Investigation Wing) commenced State-wide search operations on Tuesday, including on the premises of actor Vijayakant and president, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), and Jeppiar, who runs several educational institutions. According to official sources, the search operations were carried out on 14 premises in Chennai, Coimbatore, Puducherry, Cuddalore and Madurai. Besides, […]


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Helmets compulsory for the motorists

January 23rd, 2007

State transport minister K.N. Nehru on Monday told the Assembly that a decision on making helmets compulsory for the motorists would be taken after discussing the issue with chief minister M. Karunanidhi. When MDMK floor leader M. Kannappan asked for the government’s stand on the issue, Mr Nehru turned the table on him by saying […]



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Airlines told: Give refreshments if flights late

November 21st, 2006

The directorate-general of civil aviation (DGCA), the regulator in the civil aviation sector, has requested low-cost carriers to provide refreshments to passengers in case of flight delays caused due to any reason, whether it be technical delays or fog-related delays.“We (the DGCA) have requested the low-cost carriers to provide refreshments to passengers in case of […]


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Veteran director Bharathiraja’s son, actor Manoj entered wedlock

November 20th, 2006

Veteran director Bharathiraja’s son, actor Manoj entered wedlock with actress Nandana on 19th November, 2006. Their marriage was held at Kozhikode. Many actors and actresses including actress Radha, actors Napoleon, Vinith, Pandian, Film chamber president K.R.G., music directors Illayaraja and Deva participated in their marriage and blessed the couple.


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Tsunami alert in Japan and Russia after massive quake

November 16th, 2006

A massive earthquake struck the northern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, triggering fears of tsunami waves from Japan to Canada to Indonesia, officials said. The earthquake was magnitude 8.1, some 600 km northeast of Japan’s main northern island of Hokkaido, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.The area where the quake hit is isolated, with the Russian-administered […]


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Flights to US on high alert against hijacks

November 12th, 2006

New Delhi: America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent a communication to India’s Intelligence Bureau warning against an “imminent” terrorist threat, probably in the form of a hijack on US-bound flights from Indian airports. The FBI received an email that is believed to have originated from India, warning of terror attacks. Following the alert that […]


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Rajesh Lakhoni, IAS : New Commissioner for Chennai Corporation

November 8th, 2006

Rajesh Lakhoni, IAS will be the new Commissioner of Chennai Corporation. According to an official release, the services of Mr.Lakhoni, who was hitherto Collector, Theni district are placed at the disposal of the Chennai Corporation for appointment as its Commissioner. He replaces M.P. Vijayakumar, IAS, posted as State Project Director, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan vice T.K. […]


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Chennai, Southern Railway `Vigilance Week’

November 8th, 2006

Southern Railway, Chennai is observing a `Vigilance Awareness Week’ from November 6 to 10. In the headquarters here, General Manager Thomas Varghese administered a pledge to eradicate corruption and to bring about transparency in all spheres of activities to workers. Similar pledges were administered in all divisional headquarters. At a seminar organised, Mr. Varghese listed various […]


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AIADMK presidium chairman Kalimuthu passes away

November 8th, 2006

Chennai, Nov. 8 (PTI): AIADMK presidium chairman and former Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker K Kalimuthu died of a heart attack here today, hospital sources said. He was 64 and is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. Kalimuthu had been suffering from heart ailments and was admitted to Apollo hospitals here 10 days […]


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Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi condole death of former assembly speaker, K Kalimuthu.

November 8th, 2006

Chennai, Nov. 8 (PTI): AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi have condoled the death of former assembly speaker, K Kalimuthu. Expressing shock over his ‘untimely’ death and terming it as an irrepairable loss to the party, Jayalalithaa announced that her party would observe a three day mourning. Party flags would […]