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Restructuring of electricity tariffs need to happen sooner than later: Finance secretary

Restructuring of electricity tariffs in Tamil Nadu needs to happen sooner than later and people should be ready to pay for drinking water supply which can be monitored through smart metering systems, Finance Secretary S. Krishnan said. Speaking during a panel discussion on the Tamil Nadu Budget 2020-21 organised by the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Mr. Krishnan said the ...

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India should have evacuated Indians from Afghanistan much earlier, says Yechury

The CPI (M) leader also demanded that the government provide information on the steps taken to ensure the safety of Indian citizens there Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday criticised the Central government for its alleged failure in planning the evacuation of Indians from Afghanistan much earlier, as the airspace was shut down following the ...

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Spotlight on Keezhur

Keezhur, a small village on the Puducherry-Tamil Nadu border off Villianur, has an outsized role in the history of the freedom movement of erstwhile Pondicherry. An exhibition of panels featuring various events that eventually led to the transition of power from France to India was hosted at Keezhur on the occasion of De Jure Day celebrations on Monday as the ...

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Madras Week | The city’s tryst with epidemics and vaccination

From smallpox vaccine to pulse polio immunisation, and now, COVID-19 vaccines, the city has come a long way in not only in handling disease outbreaks but also in overcoming challenges in vaccinating its population Wherever we go, there it is. The COVID-19 pandemic has overwritten several scripts, laid to waste the plans of everyone. And this year, as the city ...

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Shobha Karandlaje to lead Janashirvada Yatre in Udupi

The Janashirvada Yatre to introduce the newly-inducted ministers to the Union Cabinet will start in Udupi district on Wednesday with Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje leading it. With the Prime Minister being unable to introduce the new Ministers to the Parliament in the recently-concluded sessions owing to disturbances, the party had asked the Ministers ...

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61 new cases, three deaths in Cuddalore

Cuddalore district reported three more COVID-19 deaths and 61 new cases on Monday, taking the district’s tally to 61,553. Two women, aged 52 and 71 and an 83-year-old man died of the disease, taking the toll to 825. With 59,996 recoveries, the district has 675 active cases. Villupuram district reported one death and 31 cases, taking the tally to 44,348 ...

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DYFI petitions against irregularities in Salem Corporation

Members of Democratic Youth Front of India petitioned with the District Collector alleging financial irregularities in a zonal office of the Salem Corporation. In their petition, the members alleged that financial irregularities have occurred at Kondalampatti zonal office. A few staff have allegedly siphoned off public funds. The petitioners demanded that a transparent investigation must be conducted into the matter. ...

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Gang robs jewellery, cash at knifepoint in Karaikudi

In a daring daylight robbery, four youths came on two-wheelers and decamped with gold jewellery, ₹15,000 in cash and four ATM cards from a house at Valluvar Nagar here. The gang members forcibly pushed the three inmates, including a pregnant woman, inside a room and left after locking them. Karaikudi North Police said on Monday that Chidambaram, who was working ...

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