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History-sheeter held with pistol in Madurai

Madurai City Police on Friday seized a country-made pistol, two magazines and one bullet from a history-sheeter, N. Sarathkumar (30) who was arrested on robbery charges. The police said that Sarathkumar had threatened an individual, A. Hariharasudhan, of Old Vilangudi at the Arasaradi Vegetable Market with the pistol and robbed him of ₹1,100 on Thursday evening. Based on his complaint, ...

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Withdraw weekend closure of temples: devotees

Devotees of Swaminatha Swamy Temple and local traders on Thusrday staged a demonstration at Swamimalai near Kumbakonam urging the State government to lift closure of temples during weekends. Participating in the demonstration held near the temple, they raised slogans condemning the government for shutting down shrines from Friday to Sunday while throwing open other business establishments such as cinema theatres, ...

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Coastal security beefed up after intelligence inputs

13 Sri Lankan nationals reportedly readying plans to travel to Pakistan through Kochi The police machinery in Kochi city and Ernakulam rural are maintaining alert following an intelligence report on the possibility of 13 boat-borne Sri Lankan nationals, who are said to have illegally entered India through Tamil Nadu, readying plans to travel to Pakistan through Kochi on fishing trawlers. ...

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Karnataka Governor announces cash award for Olympians

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot announced a cash award of ₹1 lakh each for three sportspersons who represented India at the Tokyo Olympic games in July 2021. They are Aditi Ashok (golf), Fouaad Mirza (equestrian) and Srihari Nataraj (swimming). The Governor also announced a cash prize of ₹1 lakh to women’s hockey coach Ankita Suresh. Aditi Ashok and the women’s hockey ...

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2,527 new COVID cases in Ernakulam

A total of 2,527 persons were reported as having contracted COVID-19 on Thursday in Ernakulam district. A communication from the district administration said that 11 persons among the newly-infected had come from outside the State while there were 2,456 cases of local spread. Seven health workers were among those infected and source infection among 53 people was not known. The ...

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HC grants relief to retired school librarian

The Bombay High Court recently granted relief to a retired librarian by directing the school management she was working with to pay her pensionary benefits. A Division Bench of Justices R.D. Dhanuka and R.I. Chagla was hearing a petition filed by the retired librarian from Seva Ashram Vidyalaya, Boisar. She was appointed in 1996 by an education officer as a ...

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Calicut University accused of hiding information on interview

Selection of Assistant Professors in Dept. of Education at Calicut University The University of Calicut has been accused of withholding information related to the interview held for the post of Assistant Professor in one of its departments, in which wives of CPI(M) leaders were in the rank list. It has been claimed that the university disobeyed a directive of Vishwas ...

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Punch and ‘parambarai’: How boxing flourished in Madras

Watched ‘Sarpatta Parambarai’? Find out why boxing caught the fancy of Madras, and how it still has a keen following ‘Tiger’ Nat Terry was one of the most feared names in the Madras of yore. This Anglo-Indian boxer, after successful bouts all over the country, challenged one of Madras’ most popular boxers, Arunachalam, for a fight in the 1940s. That ...

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