Sidharth MP

The author is Chennai-based reporter with Wion

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ISRO's PSLV-C51 successfully places 19 satellites into orbit

PSLV-C51 is the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), ISRO's commercial arm, and the launch was watched among others by Brazilian government officials at the mission…

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Madras High Court asks Tamil Nadu government to form policy on ownership of elephants

According to the petition, the original caretaker was appointed as a watchman in another temple, following which the elephant was handed over to a caretaker who had resorted to inhuman tactics to…

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Indian Coast Guard commissions 105-ton indigenous Interceptor Boat C-453 for Eastern Fleet 

With C-453 having joined the fleet, the ICG strength stands at 157 Ships & Boats and 62 Aircraft. Further,40 Ships are at various stages of construction at different Shipyards in India and 16…

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Actor Ajith requests fans to wait, maintain decorum over ‘Valimai’ movie updates

While Producer Boney Kapoor was the first to tweet saying that the team was working on presenting the first look soon and that it was in the best interests of the film, Ajith issued a statement…

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India’s student-built SD Sat to carry copy of Bhagwad Gita to space

This indigenously designed and developed miniature spacecraft is meant to test the capabilities of LoRa(Long range) technology in Space, which could prove helpful for many applications in the…

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25,000 extra booths, voting time extended by an hour for Tamil Nadu elections, says CEC

Regarding requests to hold the election in the last week of April, the CEC said that many political parties had asked for the same due to exams, intense summer and festivals among others. The CEC…

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495kg of Red Sanders bound for Singapore seized in Chennai

Total 25 cut logs weighing 495 kg of Red Sanders valued at Rs. 25 lakhs were recovered and seized under Customs Act 1962 read with Foreign Trade (D&R) Act.

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Elephant deaths in Tamil Nadu to be probed by CBI, orders Madras High Court

One of the PILs was filed by advocate Manoj Immanuel, and it was regarding the 7 suspicious elephant deaths in Meghamalai, Tamil Nadu in 2018. According to the petitioner’s counsel Alagumani and…

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IIT Madras incubated start-up ‘Pi-beam’ launches 'Made in India' e-bike 

According to the company, the e-bike neither requires a registration nor would the rider have to possess a license. It also offers a ‘Battery Swapping’ Technology, through which a drained battery…

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Chennai: Drugs worth Rs 5.1cr hidden in cargo bound for Doha, seized; 2 arrested 

According to officials, the digital weighing scales were found to be unusually heavy, on inspection. Thereafter, all the machines were disassembled with a screwdriver and 52 machines had metal…

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Exporter arrested; 24.5kg drugs seized in kitchenware bound for Australia

Total 12 polythene bags containing 24.5 Kg of Pseudoephedrine valued at Rs. 2.45 Crore or USD3.36 lakh were recovered from four coconut scrapers and was seized under the NDPS Act 1985.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announces waiver on Rs.12,110cr farm loans from cooperative banks  

Palaniswami said that this announcement was meant to ease the burden on farmers who have been struggling owing to the pandemic, two cyclones and the unusual rains in the most of January. Tamil…

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Indian techies perform underwater wedding in traditional Tamil style — clad in dhoti, sari

The groom Chinnadurai, who hails from Tiruvannamalai, says that his and bride Swetha’s was a perfectly arranged marriage and that the decision to go underwater was to try something different,…

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Tamil Nadu unlock: Colleges, schools to resume from February 08

Cinema halls can also permit 100 per cent seating from February onwards. Exhibition halls can also function.

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6,000 boats and 40,000 fishermen escorted safely to harbours in 2020, says Indian Coast Guard

Amid the pandemic year, the Coast Guard has been deploying 50 ships and 12 aircraft every day to maintain vigil within India’s Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ), which is approximately over 2.3 million…

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