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TASMAC decides to increase cost of beer

Beer guzzlers will now have to cough up a little more to purchase their ‘priced’ goodies as the state-owned Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) Ltd has decided to increase the retail price

Collector slaps Notice on panchayat chief

The Madurai district collectorate has served a chargesheet notice on the panchayat president of Silaiman village panchayat coming under Thiruparankundram union in Madurai district.

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Prisoner in death row in Rajiv Gandhi case tops plus-two exam score in TN jails


Death row convict Perarivalan, sentenced in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has topped among the 45 prisoners from various jails in the state who took the plus-two examinations this year.

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Jaya may give nod; Koodankulam plant set to bloom


Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has called a cabinet meeting on Monday reportedly to discuss the report submitted by the expert panel that went into safety aspects of Koodankulam Nuclear Pow

Jaya may give nod to N-plant

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AIADMK-DMDK split: Parting to hit both, Captain more


Though the angry parting of ways between the AIADMK and DMDK was not wholly unexpected, the spite, suddenness and rancour that characterised the separation have jolted political observers.


PM, Jaya may discuss dam, n-plant today

The Mullaperiyar dam row with Kerala and the stalemate over Koodankulam nuclear power plant could figure at the meeting chief minister J. Jayalalithaa is expected to have with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his two-day visit to the Tamil Nadu beginning Sunday.

Jaya chooses auspicious moment to hoist tricolour, DMK rages

Tamil Nadu chief minister Ms Jayalalithaa avoided the inauspicious rahu kalam to hoist the national tricolour at 0930 hours, an hour behind the time nationally followed for the solemn ceremony.


Jayalalithaa makes clean sweep of Chennai


Chennai will be much cleaner in just three months, chief minister Ms Jayalalithaa has promised.

She had undertaken an aerial survey of the metropolis and its suburbs by a helicopter on Friday and wa

Survivor shudders at gunshot memory

Eleven-year-old Sanjay shudders recalling the gunshot that felled his friend Dilshan inside the Army officers’ quarters near the Island Ground on Sunday. His version, explained to this newspaper even as his father Rajesekar, a coolie, kept comforting him against breaking down, left no doubt that it was indeed a bullet that killed the boy,

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