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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 […]


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Democrats take control of US House after 12 years

November 8th, 2006

Washington, Nov. 8 (AP): Democrats won control of the House of Representatives early on Wednesday after a dozen years of Republican rule in a resounding repudiation of a war, a president and a scandal-scarred Congress. “From sea to shining sea, the American people voted for change,” declared Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the hard-charging California Democrat in […]


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Sarath Kumar quits AIADMK : I have been forced to take a hard but painful decision

November 7th, 2006

CHENNAI: Actor R. Sarath Kumar has quit the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in view of his “professional workload.” In a statement here on Monday, Mr. Sarath Kumar said he had tendered his resignation to party general secretary Jayalalithaa since his role as president of the South Indian Artists Association needed an “undivided […]


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95 % of work on golden quadrilateral to be completed before December: Baalu

November 7th, 2006

Ninetyfive per cent of the work relating to the golden quadrilateral will be completed before December-end and the completion of the remaining portion may be delayed by court cases, said Union Minister of Shipping, Road and Highways T. R. Baalu here on Monday. (The golden quadrangle connects all four major metropolitan cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata […]


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Saddam Hussein sentenced to death

November 6th, 2006

Deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and two of his co-defendants on Sunday were sentenced to death by a tribunal for their role in the killing of 148 people. Immediately after the sentence, violence broke out in Baghdad’s Sunni-dominated Azamiya district. Defying curfew, thousands of Mr. Hussein’s supporters took to the streets in his hometown Tikrit. […]


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ISRO to launch Anna varsity micro satellite in ‘07

November 6th, 2006

Indian Space Research Organisation plans to launch Anusat, the Anna University micro satellite next year on one off its satellite launch vehicles, Dr G. Madhavan Nair, chairman ISRO said on Sunday. Speaking to this newspaper before inaugurating Sathyabhama – ISRO village resource centre at Muttam village in Kanyakumari district, Dr Nair said the ISRO would […]


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Air Arabia to expand

October 31st, 2006

Chennai: Close on the heels of its success in India, Air Arabia, the first low fares airline in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced expansion of its operations with the launch of Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram service in November and operations to Ahemadabad in March 2007. Air Arabia will now connect six Indian stations to the […]


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India tops list of arms buyers in devp countries

October 30th, 2006

Washington: India topped the list of arms purchasers in the developing world in 2005, concluding weapons agreements worth 5.4 billion dollar, according to a Congressional study. Saudi Arabia ranked second in such agreements at 3.4 billion dollar while China ranked third with 2.8 billion dollar in agreements. However, there was a difference between the agreements […]


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Maran rules out merger of BSNL with MTNL

October 26th, 2006

Telecommunication minister Mr Dayanidhi Maran said on Thursday that there is no possibility of merging BSNL and MTNL into one entity in the near future. He said that both the PSUs are doing well and have been asked to increase their subscriber base.  Mr Maran was speaking to reporters on the occasion of MTNL and […]


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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 […]