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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 […]


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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 […]