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16 February, 2018 7:50 PM Cauvery verdict: Palaniswami vows to fight for State’s ‘rightful share’

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister questions DMK’s track record on the Cauvery water issue. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday vowed to take all necessary steps including consultation with legal experts to ensure that the State got its rightful share of Cauvery water. In a statement, Mr. Palaniswami said that several decisions in the case went in the State’s 39

14 January, 2018 11:28 AM Pongal celebrated in India-Myanmar border town of Moreh

Tamil Sangam Moreh, an organisation of Tamil traders, said the three-day Pongal festival will conclude with a feast at the Kondong Lairembi temple near Moreh. Tamil Sangam Moreh, an organisation of the Tamil traders at the India-Myanmar border town of Moreh organised its 50th Pongal festival on January 14. It will continue for three days. People from other 40

11 January, 2018 1:59 AM CM must hold talks with unions to end strike: Vijayakanth

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami should hold talks with the striking trade unions to end the transport corporation workers’ strike immediately, founder of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) Vijayakanth said here on Wednesday. The workers were fighting for their rights and the failure of the Chief Minister to end the strike through talks should 59

21 December, 2017 6:55 PM Sahitya Akademi Awards announced for 24 languages; Tamil poet's family declines award

The Sahitya Akademi on Thursday announced its annual awards in 24 languages. New Delhi: The Sahitya Akademi on Thursday announced its annual awards in 24 languages, but the family of late Tamil poet Inqulab has decided not to accept the award. Inqulab, who was born as Shahul Hameed, won the Sahitya Akademi Award in Tamil for his collection of poems titled 42

11 December, 2017 1:44 AM T.N. Congress leaders campaign in Gujarat

With the contest hotting up in the Gujarat Assembly elections, the Congress has roped in a number of members from the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee to woo Tamil voters. Some seats going to the polls in the second phase have a sizeable Tamil population. To reach out to these voters, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su. Thirunavukkarasar is currently 71

18 October, 2017 7:06 PM From Nepal to US, how Diwali is celebrated across the world

Here's a little Diwali trivia for you. 10 countries have declared holidays on Diwali. And the list doesn't include India. NEW DELHI: Did you know Diwali is an official holiday in 10 different countries, not counting India. And did you also know that the festival of lights is celebrated in a big way in at least 25 nations with major Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh populations 87

18 September, 2017 9:30 AM Rohingya crisis: Why India needs to have a concrete refugee policy and a law

India is home to the largest number of refugees in South Asia yet it does not have a specific legal framework to deal with the problem. Rohingya crisis presents an opportunity to put in place a law relating to status of refugees. According to United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 3 lakh Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since 60

17 September, 2017 6:29 PM Vaiko in Geneva after 16 years

Sri Lankan Tamils’ issue is slated to be taken up for debate MDMK chief Vaiko reached Geneva on Sunday to take part in the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), where the Sri Lankan Tamils issue is scheduled to be taken up for debate, a party release stated. The last time Mr. Vaiko was in Geneva was in 2001 and his applications 45

12 September, 2017 10:34 AM The disaster next door

In a span of two weeks, almost 300,000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh from the northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, putting Bangladesh under immense strain and compelling the refugees to find shelter in squalid, unsanitary camps scattered along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Excluded from the 135 officially recognised ethnic groups, the Rohingya 75

8 July, 2017 7:04 AM Bengali chauvinism fuels Darjeeling unrest as statehood demand escalates

Mamata has run out of ideas about controlling situation except for more security personnel It is strange that despite past examples of the incendiary potential of linguistic chauvinism, politicians still pursue the same fateful path. The latest instance of such short-sighted policies is West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to make Bengali 67