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Dalits in this village want to convert to Islam
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Dalits in this village want to convert to Islam

Disputes over a temple has torn a Tamil Nadu village apart.Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar reports. IMAGE: The temple in Malaykovilur village in Tamil Nadu's Karur district, which has become the cause for discord between different communities. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com Dalits in Malaykovilur in Tamil Nadu's Karur district threaten they will convert to Islam. Other villagers threaten self-immolation. All this because of a conflict over the local temple. Several castes live in the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Local scuffle brings out country bombs in TN village protesting N-plant

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com travelled to Idinthakarai, the epicentre of protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, where two factions of people chose to settle scores by hurling country bombs at each other. Idinthakarai has always been in the news for all the wrong reasons, ever since it became the epicentre of the protest against the Kudankulam nuclear plant barely 2 km away four years ago. In November last year eight people had been killed here when home-made bombs exploded here.
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Kalam memorial to be launched today

Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar visits the site for President Kalam's proposed memorial. IMAGE: The foundation stone for President A P J Abdul Kalam's memorial will be laid on Wednesday, July 27, by Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Manohar Parrikar. Photographs: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com Two JCB machines are relentlessly at work, filling up a huge dig outside the venue for President A P J Abdul Kalam's proposed memorial in Rameswaram, the foundation stone for which will be laid on Wednesday, ...
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Missing Coast Guard man's family hopes for a miracle

Muthukrishnan was one of the passengers on the IAF flight that has gone missing.Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar visited his family home on Monday. Muthukrishnan, 39, of the Coast Guard is one of the 29 passengers aboard the Indian Air Force plane that has gone missing in the Bay of Bengal since Friday, July 22. The plane was flying from the IAF base in Tambaram, Chennai, to Port Blair and Car Nicobar, Andaman and Nicobar. His home in Chembur is just off Alwarthirunagari town in Tamil Nadu, ...
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Man murders 'look alike' to evade rape case

To escape charges in a rape case, a man in Tamil Nadu commits a murder, reports A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com A 26-year-old man allegedly murdered a 'look alike' to escape charges in a rape case at Manimoortheeswaram in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district. Sudalairaj had a relationship with a Class 9 student in his village. After the girl became pregnant, the girl's family lodged a rape complaint against him with the police. The girl was a minor. Sudalairaj went missing. On May 8 a body was found ...
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The bold face of Tamil Nadu's honour killings

Yuvaraj, who is accused of killing a Dalit youth in Tamil Nadu, has been externed to Tirunelveli where A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com met him. In July 2015, Gokulraj, a Dalit, was murdered in Pallipalayam, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu. His crime: Speaking to a woman from the dominant Gounder caste. Some 17 people were arrested for the crime of who five were released on bail and seven were held under the Goondas Act. It is the 18th person to be arrested in the case, Yuvaraj, who has grabbed the ...
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Revisiting history: A Harappa in Tamil Nadu

Brick buildings, the drainage system excavated in Keezhadi village are on par with those found in Harappa, reports A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com IMAGE: A water tank with feeder channels discovered during excavation at Keezhadi village in Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu. All photographs: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com A major excavation by the Archaeological Survey of India of a Sangam era settlement is making big news with its amazing discoveries. About 12 km from Madurai on the highway to Rameswaram, a ...
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'I would not be comfortable in bed with Manoj Bajpayee'

'My worst experiences in the film world concern money. After signing contracts, they don’t pay. You always have to forget your last installment.' 'It is very difficult for an outsider to enter Bollywood. You must either have luck or a godfather. I have neither.' Bidita Bag, who will next be seen in Kushan Nandy’s Babumoshai Bandookbaz, discusses her big break. Though the gorgeous Bidita Bag is constantly travelling for work, that includes both modelling assignments and ...
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5 years later, India's longest anti-nuke agitation may have fizzled out

IMAGE: In an earlier photograph, the protestors, mostly women, in Idinthakarai at the height of the protests. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar visits Idinthakarai, the epicentre of the protests against the Koodangulam Nuclear Power Plant, a day after it was dedicated to the nation. 'Would you feel safe if a nuclear power plant was near your house?' Why India must pause its nuclear expansion plans Idinthakarai, in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, literally ...
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'Would you feel safe if a nuclear power plant was near your house?'

'Not a single person I spoke to there believes that the Kundalkulam plant is safe.''There is a huge trust deficit between the people and the government.''The government has failed to convince the people about the safety of Kundalkulam.' IMAGE: Demonstrators form a human pyramid in the waters of the Bay of Bengal as they protest against the Kudankulam nuclear power project, seen in the background, in 2012. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters When journalist Minnie Vaid decided to write a book on ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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