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Nation bids tearful adieu to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam; PM Modi attends funeral in Rameswaram
Nation bids tearful adieu to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam; PM Modi attends funeral in Rameswaram

Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest on Thursday here with full military honours in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders who paid tributes to the man who strengthened India's missile programme and played a key role in country's 1998 nuclear test -- making him a national hero.

Appointemnt of teachers in TN's Women's Christian college: HC notice to govt

Madras High Court has issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition filed by the management of Women's Christian college, the first private women's college in the state, over the education department's refusal to approve appointment of 19 teaching staff.

19 Tamil Red sander smugglers arrested in Andhra

At least 19 Tamil Red sander smugglers have been arrested by Kadapa Police, including a most wanted smuggler.

114-year old Toda woman passes away

A 114-year-old woman, said to be the oldest member of the Toda community, passed away at Glenmorgan, near here on Thursday following an age-related illness.

PM Modi, top leaders pay tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to late former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam here.

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Dr Kalam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to late former president APJ Abdul Kalam here.

APJ Abdul Kalam's last journey underway in Rameswaram, nation bids a teary adieu
APJ Abdul Kalam's last journey underway in Rameswaram, nation bids a teary adieu

The mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house here to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old -- poured into the island town to pay their last respects.

Liquor outlets, bars in TN to remain closed tomorrow

 Tamil Nadu government today ordered closure of all liquor outlets and bars tomorrow in the state in view of the funeral of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as a 'mark of respect' to the departed soul.

Karnataka CM to attend funeral of Kalam

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be attending the last rites of former President A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram on Thursday.

APJ Abdul Kalam envisioned an entrepreneur university in Ramanathapuram

Late former president APJ Abdul Kalam had envisioned a unique university in his hometown Ramanathapuram that would bring out entrepreneurs who would generate jobs.

Thousands swarm Rameswaram for last glimpse of 'missile man' APJ Abdul Kalam

A sea of humanity, especially school and college students, have thronged to catch a last glimpse of former president APJ Abdul Kalam before his last rites on Thursday.

People gather in large numbers at APJ Abdul Kalam's Rameswaram house

A large number of people have gathered at former president APJ Abdul Kalam`s house at Rameswaram to pay their last respects, a relative said on Wednesday.

APJ Abdul Kalam's last rites to be held in Rameswaram on July 30

The mortal remains of late president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will be flown to his native town Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday where last rites will take place on July 30.

Last rites of Kalam to be held in his native place: Collector

The last rites of former President APJ Abdul Kalam would be held at his native place here on Wednesday with his body expected to arrive by noon, District Collector K Nandhakumar said.

AIADMK suspends party functions for a week

AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalaithaa Tuesday canceled all her party programmes for a week as a mark of respect and to facilitate homage for former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away yesterday.

APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to be held in Rameswaram on July 30
APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to be held in Rameswaram on July 30

The mortal remains of late president APJ Abdul Kalam will be flown to his native town Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday where last rites will take place on July 30.

'Though a rocket scientist APJ Abdul Kalam was grounded to reality'

Though former president APJ Abdul Kalam was a rocket scientist, he was grounded to reality, DMK leader MK Stalin said on Tuesday.

Left joint movement asks Centre to not hang Yakub Memon

A joint movement of six political parties including the CPI(M), CPI and MDMK on Monday urged the Centre not to hang 1993 Mumbai blast death row convict Yakub Memon.

Jayalalithaa drops Transport Minister V Senthil Balaji

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday dropped Transport Minister V Senthil Balaji from her council of ministers, a Raj Bhavan statement issued here said.

SC issues notice to Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case
SC issues notice to Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on a petition by the Karnataka government challenging the state high court verdict acquitting her and three others in a disproportionate assets case.

Jayalalithaa orders solatium to kin of 4 killed by elephants

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday condoled the death of four persons killed in wild elephant attacks, and announced a total relief of Rs 12 lakh to their families.

Delhi: Two held for bid to smuggle gold, star tortoises

An air passenger who arrived from Sharjah here on Saturday was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle Rs 40 lakh worth gold.

Jayalalithaa orders higher outflow from Mettur Dam for Aadiperukku

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday directed to increase the quantum of water released from Mettur Dam so that the farmers can joyfully celebrate 'Aadiperukku' festival on August 3.

DMK wants Tamil Nadu govt to hold talks to end NLC stir

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday expressed concern over the continuation of strike at Neyveli Lignite Corporation and its possible impact on power generation in the state, and urged the Tamil Nadu government to hold talks to amicably settle the issue.

NDA anti-people, Congress will rise under Rahul's leadership: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday hit out at the NDA regime for being "anti-people" and vowed his party would rise again under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

Leaders of Tamil Nadu not listening to voices of the people: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday paid tributes to Kamaraj and said that today the leaders of Tamil Nadu were not listening to the voices all the people.

Jayalalithaa seeks PM's intervention to end NLC strike

Tamil Nadu government has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to end the strike by trade unions of Neyveli Lignite Corporation "at the earliest" in the interest of the industrial climate of the state and also in ensuring uninterrupted power supply.

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Tiruchi, meet farmers today
Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Tiruchi, meet farmers today

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is expected to discuss farmers' issues, including the Land bill that has led to a raging debate between the NDA and Opposition, during his one-day visit to Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

No option for govt except to withdraw land bill: Karat

Former CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday said that the Centre has no other option but to withdraw the Land Acquisition Bill, as there were large scale protests against it across the board.

'Provide full, sufficient, proper protection to Rahul Gandhi'

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu DGP "to ensure full, sufficient and proper protection" to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Tiruchirapalli on July 23 during his one-day state visit and disposed of a petition seeking provision of outer ring security by the state government to him.