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Sushma Swaraj meets Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met leaders of Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party TNA led by its chief R Sampanthan, who briefed her about the efforts made by the government in moving forward the reconciliation process with the ...

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Many trains cancelled


Hundreds of commuters at Chennai Central had to make alternative plans to reach Bengaluru following the derailment of Kanyakumari – Bengaluru Island Express (Train No. 16525) near Jolarpettai in Vellore district early on Friday. Southern Railway cancelled the Double Decker, ...

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Vijayakant meets district secretaries


Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) leader Vijayakant on Friday held a closed-door meeting with party district secretaries, leading to wide speculation that he may have elicited their views on alliance for the upcoming Assembly elections. However, party leaders were tight ...

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Holiday in three districts


The Tamil Nadu government has declared a public holiday for three districts – Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, and Thiruvarur on February 22, in connection with the Kumbakonam Mahamam festival. The government said the holiday was being announced as a ‘very special case’ ...

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Strong quake hits Taiwan, death toll rises to 7

Strong quake hits Taiwan

Rescuers raced to find survivors after a powerful, shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn on Saturday, collapsing a high—rise residential complex and killing at least seven people, sending scores to hospital and leaving about a couple dozen missing. ...

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