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Kodali seeks release of ₹4,000-crore FCI dues

Minister for Civil Supplies Kodali Venkateswara Rao (Nani) and Civil Supplies Commissioner Kona Sashidhar on Tuesday met Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan in New Delhi, and requested him to release ₹4,000 crore due from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to Andhra Pradesh. Addressing the media after the […]

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Draft delimitation proposals published for three districts

Vellore, Ranipet and Tirupattur residents can file claims, objections before Feb. 22 Election Officers of Vellore, Ranipet and Tirupattur published the draft delimitation proposal for the three districts on Tuesday. Claims and objections can be filed before February 22 and a meeting will be organised at the Collector office to discuss the suggestions and objections […]

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In Namaste Trump, an Eisenhower throwback

US President Donald Trump’s comments on his event in Ahmedabad, Namaste Trump, have left no doubt about what he likes most about it: the crowds. This won’t be the first time India has impressed a visiting US President with a huge audience. The first time India used teeming thousands to woo a US president was during […]

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Green corridor created to transport heart from IGI

18.4 km covered in 21 minutes A team of doctors from Fortis Escorts, Okhla, retrieved a live donor heart from Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune on Tuesday. The live heart was air transported from Pune to Delhi and an 18.4 km-long green corridor was created from Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to Fortis Escorts in […]

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School breakfast scheme: T.N. open to tie-ups with voluntary sector

Chennai, Erode, Avadi already have such programmes The State government is receptive to the idea of working with voluntary organisations to implement breakfast schemes in government schools in various parts of the State, according to a senior official. Referring to the scheme being implemented in Chennai, the official said there were similar programmes in Erode […]

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Waterlogging: efforts on to widen Karanakodam Canal

Efforts are on to widen the Karanakodam Canal before the monsoon sets in to alleviate waterlogging issues at Kadavanthra, Kaloor and Elamkulam. “The canal may have originally been around 13-m wide, but considering the constructions in the vicinity, it might only be feasible to increase the width to around 8.5 m, which is the width […]

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‘Those asking others to go to Pakistan should go there’

Kanimozhi says minorities in India have done a lot for the country Those who were repeatedly asking the people who question the government [Centre] and raise voices against injustices to go to Pakistan are the ones who should go there as they seem to know more about Pakistan and are constantly referring to the neighbouring […]

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Centralised sewage treatment facility for city mooted

Amicus curiae submits report to HC in Marine Drive case The amicus curiae, appointed by the Kerala High Court in the Marine Drive case, on Tuesday suggested setting up a centralised sewage treatment plant in the city. In a report submitted to the High Court, Amicus Curiae Liju V. Stephen said that sewage waste disposal […]

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Donald Trump visit to Ahmedabad | Kerala social worker Aswathy Jwala launches hunger strike against wall ‘to hide slums’

600-metre wall apparently to hide slums from U.S. President Donald Trump’s sight. Kerala’s leading social worker Aswathy Jwala, who founded the Jwala Foundation that provides food and shelter to the displaced and the elderly, has launched her hunger strike at the Sharaniyavas slum where the Ahmedabad civic body has built a 600-metre wall apparently to […]

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Rs 500 crore outlay for airport at Ayodhya

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday allocated ₹500 crore for the construction of an airport in Ayodhya to boost tourism and pilgrim traffic to the temple town. An additional ₹85 crore has been earmarked for the development of tourism infrastructure and ₹10 crore for the renovation of the Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, a museum […]