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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 […]


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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. […]