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Rahul Gandhi sharpens attack on Land Bill

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said farmers will reduce his (Modi) “56-inch chest” to “5.6 inches” in six months and not an inch of land will be ceded. Sharpening his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the land bill, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said farmers will reduce his “56-inch chest” to “5.6 inches” in six months ... Read More »

Why Not Back Rakesh Maria like Sushma Swaraj Vasundhara: Shiv Sena Stings BJP

MUMBAI:  The Shiv Sena has stung its ally BJP in the Lalit Modi controversy, questioning why the party hasn’t given Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria the same consideration as its senior leaders Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje. “The Centre and the BJP have steadfastly backed Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje despite opposition uproar… why not the same justice for a brave ... Read More »

By-election imposed on people: Jayalalithaa

“Opposition parties afraid of contesting against me” Hitting the campaign trail on Monday, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the R.K. Nagar by-poll was imposed on the people because of political conspiracy against her. “When there is only a year a left for the Assembly elections, the by-election has been necessitated due to political conspiracy. I was not able to continue as ... Read More »

Ray of hope for these kidney recipients

Institute of Nephro Urology to give free life-long supply of immuno-suppressants A 42-year-old renal patient from Davangere, who was lucky to get an organ donation from his wife in 2011 at the State-run Institute of Nephro Urology, has been struggling to maintain his post-transplant medication regimen. “We have to spend at least Rs. 15,000 a month on the post-transplant medications, ... Read More »

Jaya announces Rs five lakh cash relief to family of fisherman

Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today condoled the death of a fisherman from the state who was shot dead in Bahrain-Qatar border and ordered a cash relief of Rs five lakh to his family. T Karthikeyan of Ramanathapuram district, who was working in Bahrain on contract basis for the last four months, was shot dead allegedly by ... Read More »

Isro begins integrating payloads for ‘Project Mars’

With the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) integrating payloads for the “Mars Orbiter Mission”, India’s plan to send a spacecraft to the red planet is inching towards reality. After leaving the earth’s orbit in November, the spacecraft will cruise in deep-space for about 10 months and will reach Mars around September 2014. Sources within the Isro confirmed that the agency ... Read More »

Chennai: Day after, Govt hospitals get makeover

Chennai: Almost every State-run hospital underwent a mass cleaning exercise that left them almost unrecognizable, a day after the Chief Minister directed hospitals to increase the standards of hygiene. On Wednesday, squads of staff, conservancy workers and exterminators combed the premises of the major hospitals and ensured that they were animal-free zones. The Government Kasturba Gandhi Hospital, where a child’s ... Read More »

Revised marriage aid scheme launched

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday launched the revised marriage assistance schemes for women, which includes 4 gm gold for the ‘thirumangalyam’. For women holding undergraduate degree or diploma, the assistance has been hiked from Rs.25,000 to Rs.50,000. In the case of poor women, it will be Rs.25,000. For both categories, the 4 gm gold will be given free. At a ... Read More »