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MaLA confers lifetime achievement award on ex-British Library

The Madras Library Association (MaLA) today felicitated and conferred the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' on Dr T K Subramoni, former chief librarian of the British Library. DNA, 2 months ago

It's 378th birthday for Chennai

From one of the early settlements of the British East India Company to a vibrant metropolis retaining its cultural moorings, erstwhile Madras (Chennai) has come a long way. On Tuesday the city celebrated its 378th birthday. It was on August 22, 1639, when ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago
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When the British arrested Annie Besant, who, with Tilak, demanded Home Rule

Dr Annie Besant, an Englishwoman, was part of India's freedom movement. 100 years ago, she was placed under house arrest by the British in a bungalow in Ooty.It was here she unfurled the Home Rule flag as a symbol for India's right to self government.Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Places of lived history, like a house, lead one to wonder what the past must have been like. Stockbridge House in Ooty is where Dr Annie Besant was placed under house arrest by the British for three months ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Week after Madras HC vacates interim stay, Chennai court files fresh case against TTV Dhinakaran

A week after the Madras High Court vacated an interim stay on proceedings against AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran for alleged violations of the Foreign Exchange Regulations Act (FERA), a court in Chennai framed fresh charges against him.
 DNA2 months ago
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TN Muslim outfit opposes HC direction to sing Vande Mataram in all educational institutes, offices

The Madras High Court order that made singing Vande Mataram compulsory in all educational institutions and offices in Tamil Nadu, has stirred a controversy with Muslim outfits opposing the direction, while the BJP welcomed it. Justice MV Muralidharan on ...
 DNA2 months ago
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SC dismisses Dinakaran's plea challenging Madras HC order in FERA case

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the plea filed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham ( AIADMK ) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran seeking relief and challenging the Madras High Court order against him in Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case. In its ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago FERA case: SC dismisses AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's appeal  catchnews.com1 month ago FERA case: SC dismisses Dinakaran's appeal  Business Standard1 month ago FERA case: Dinakaran believes law will do justice with him  catchnews.com2 months ago

Mumbai floods: Why India's cities are struggling with extreme rainfall

Heavy rains Tuesday brought Mumbai to a halt flooding vast areas of the city. Image: AP Mumbai : As parts of India’s financial capital went under after more than 200 mm rainfall–the equivalent of 11 days of average daily monsoon rainfall in 12 hours–on ...
 Sify1 month ago
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The time to quit India had come

Historian Mridula Mukherjee narrates how the Quit India movement swept across the country even in the absence of its leaders, convincing the British that they could no longer continue to rule India.   Bombay, August 9, 1942 The city awoke to news of the arrests of the entire Congress leadership. People in their hundreds of thousands rushed to Gowalia Tank (now August Kranti Maidan) where, a day earlier, Gandhiji had made his famous 'Do or Die' speech in an open session of the All India ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Poet, writer Vijay Nambisan no more

Noted poet and writer Vijay Nambisan breathed his last on Thursday. The 54-year-old writer has been terminally ill for quite some time.A graduate from IIT-Madras, Nambisan went on to win the first ever All India Poetry Competition in 1990, organised by the ...
 Prokerala2 months ago
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JNU tank row: War is no cause for pride

In yet another move to establish themselves as the custodians of patriotism, the powers that be have decided to install a symbol of the nation in an institution that they believe is breeding sedition – Jawaharlal Nehru University. The problem with this move ...
 Sify2 months ago
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