International

US urges Pakistan to take ‘sustained and irreversible’ actions against terrorists

The U.S has noted Pakistan’s recent action against terrorists and terror organizations, including the detention of 44 individuals connected to terror groups, but wants to see sustained and irreversible action. “…The United States notes these steps and we continue to urge Pakistan to take sustained, irreversible action against terrorist groups that will prevent future attacks […]

International

Donald Trump’s ex-aide Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months for bank fraud

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for tax and bank fraud on Thursday, much shorter than expected. Prosecutors had recommended a sentence between 19.5 to 24 years behind bars, reports Xinhua news agency. In a federal courtroom in Virginia on Thursday afternoon, an attorney […]

International

S.Korea’s Moon replaces minister in charge of relations with North

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has replaced his unification minister in charge of relations with North Korea and appointed a longtime confidant, Moon’s office said on Thursday. Kim Yeon-chul, a pro-engagement scholar who has headed the state-run Korea Institute for National Unification since last April, will replace Cho Myoung-gyon as the new point man on […]

National

T.N. ups vigil along Kerala border

The Naxal Special Division and the Special Task Force (STF) of the Tamil Nadu Police tightened security along the border with Kerala in the Nilgiris and Coimbatore, and carried out combing operations on Thursday, after an alleged Maoist, C.P. Jaleel, was killed in a gunfight with Kerala Police’s anti-Maoist force, Thunderbolt, on the premises of […]

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Spectator gored in manju virattu event

A spectator was gored and at least 12 people, including six bull tamers and two policemen, were injured in the manju virattu organised at Irumathi village, near Devakottai on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri on Wednesday evening. The police said, C. Mani, 48, was among the 6,000 spectators who came to witness the event at […]

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Penalties for violation of plastic ban announced

Local bodies in the State can soon start imposing fines on those violating the ban on 14 kinds of single-use plastics, with the government announcing their quantum. The ban, which came into force on January 1, did not have any penal provisions and was enforced using different sections of local body Acts, including “causing malaria.” […]

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AIADMK gives DMDK time

Despite the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) getting exposed publicly on Wednesday over its attempts to reach out to rival camps simultaneously, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) appears to be giving some more allowance to the DMDK for joining its front. The ruling party’s leaders including M. Thambi Durai, the party propaganda […]