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    Tamil Nadu: Special pooja for Kamala Harris's victory in her ancestors' village

    ETB Sivapriyan, November 3 is undoubtedly a very crucial day for Kamala Harris, the US Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate. On Tuesday, when the US goes to polls, people from Harris' maternal grandfather's native village will seek divine intervention for her "grand victory". Painganadu, a nondescript village 350 km from here in Tiruvarur district in the...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Karnataka logs 3,146 new Covid-19 cases, 55 deaths

    PTI, With 3,146 fresh infections and 55 deaths on Wednesday, Karnataka's Covid-19 tally and cumulative fatalities reached 8,12,784 and 11,046 respectively, the health department said. A total of 7,384 people were discharged, taking the aggregate recoveries to 7,33,558 and the active cases stood at 68,161, including 939 in intensive care units of various hospitals. Bengaluru Urban district...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    ED questions Kerala former minister

    Arjun Raghunath, The Enforcement Directorate quizzed Indian Union Muslim League leader and former minister V K Ebrahim Kunju in connection with a probe related to money laundering, in Kochi on Wednesday. The allegation against him was that he deposited Rs 10 crore illegally earned money in the account of IUML's mouthpiece. The agency initiated the probe on the basis of a high court directive on a public...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    ABVP president accused of harassing woman gets AIIMS Madurai directorship

    ETB Sivapriyan, ABVP President Subbiah Shanmugam, who was accused of harassing a 62-year-old widow by urinating in front of her apartment, has been appointed Board Member of the yet-to-be-built All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Madurai, prompting condemnation from Opposition parties who demanded its revoking. An order issued by the Union Ministry of Health and...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Hyderabad airport first in India to offer e-boarding for domestic and international flights

    Prasad Nichenametla, The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad has become the first airport in India to enable e-boarding for international flights. The RGIA operated by the GMR Group went live for its domestic e-boarding facility in December 2015. "The GMR Group led Hyderabad airport has the credit to be the first and only airport in India...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Warangal well horror: Accused migrant worker sentenced to death for killing nine

    Prasad Nichenametla, A court in Warangal gave the death sentence to Sanjay Kumar, a migrant worker from Bihar for killing nine others from Bihar and Bengal, including six members of a family, on 20 May night. Kumar had mixed sleeping tablets in their dinner. And then dragged the deep asleep men, women and a toddler, one by one, to a well in the industrial unit...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Childless for years, Covid-19 patient delivers twins in Tamil Nadu

    PTI, A 44-year-old pregnant woman, who was undergoing treatment for Covid-19, successfully delivered twins at a government hospital here. Besides handling a Covid-19 patient, the doctors also encountered complications during the caesarean surgery as the woman started bleeding. A few months back, the childless woman consulted doctors who got her pregnant through artificial...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Female elephant Sreekutty to cut cake, celebrate first birthday in Kerala

    Arjun Raghunath, A first birthday celebration of a different sort will happen in Kerala on November 8 as 'Sreekutty', a female elephant at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Thiruvananthapuram will cut a cake. It is not just a birthday celebration for the forest officials, but the celebration of their efforts in helping the elephant survive. The elephant was hardly one...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Over one third people in Tamil Nadu don't wear masks, says CM

    PTI, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Wednesday rued that about 35 per cent of the people in the state don't wear mask, one of the preventive measures against Covid-19, and urged authorities to ensure strict implementation of the safety protocols. The pandemic, however, was under control in the state due to a multi-pronged approach of the government, he said, reviewing the...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Isha Foundation conducts online Yoga classes for prisoners

    PTI, Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Isha Foundation has been offering online Yoga sessions for inmates in central prisons across Tamil Nadu. The sessions were conducted in central prisons in Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Vellore, Salem, Cuddalore, Palayankottai and in special prisons for women in three months from July. A total of 8,165 men and 3,453 women inmates, as well as...

    • 14 hrs ago

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