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The reel Kaala versus real Rajinikanth

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

Thalaiva’s political ideology seems to be far removed from that of the character he portrays in his recent film, Kaala. Can he fill the void left by the death of AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa, asks Kumar Chellappan Yatha raja tatha praja (As is the king, so are the subjects) is an ancient Indian saying, which quite substantiates the current situation in Tamil Nadu. Jayalalithaa, the supreme leader of the ruling AIADMK, breathed her last almost two years ago, and since then, the...

Stalin seeks Guv’s resignation, detained

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI | in Sunday Pioneer

MK Stalin, Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, who is also the working president of the DMK, staged a demonstration with hundreds of party activists in front of Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Saturday demanding the resignation of Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Stalin and the DMK, trying desperately to come...

BJP worker stabbed to death in Karnataka

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru | in Sunday Pioneer

In a gruesome incident, a BJP worker was murdered in Chikmagalur in Karnataka on Friday night. According to police 44-year-old Mohammed Anwar was on his way home when he was stabbed to death by bike-borne assailants near Gauri canal on the outskirts of the town. Mohammed Anwar was the BJP...

PC rubbishes Jaitley’s charge against RaGa

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday rejected the BJP’s charge that ‘jehadis’ and Maoists have earned party president Rahul Gandhi's sympathy and said that the Congress was stoutly opposed to the two groups. Taking to Twitter, he said that the charge made by Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday was...

HDK rejects guidelines of Cauvery River Water Regulation Committee

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru | in Sunday Pioneer

Karnataka on Saturday rejected the guidelines formulated by the Centre on Cauvery River Water Regulation Committee and Authority and said they need to be corrected. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is heading a fragile coalition with the Congress, on Saturday rejected the guidelines formulated by the Centre on...

TN on verge of taking over by secessionists, warns Radhakrishnan

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai | in Sunday Pioneer

There is every possibility of Tamil Nadu being taken over by secessionists and anti-social elements, warned Pon Radhakrishnan, Union Minister of State for Finance, Surface Transport and Shipping on Saturday. Reacting to media reports that a war of words have been erupted between the BJP and the ruling AIADMK over his...

Latvian woman’s murder: Live-in partner blasts LDF

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

The partner of a 33-year-old Latvian woman who was raped and murdered over three months ago in Kovalam near Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday unleashed scathing criticisms against the State Government and police for the way they had been handling the case and said he was waiting for the outcome of the...

WhatsApp updates privacy policy

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi/New York | in Sunday Pioneer

WhatsApp, which is testing its payments services in India, on Saturday said it is updating its terms of service and privacy policy to “reflect the addition of payment interoperability features” ahead of the full-fledged launch of the service. Almost one million people are “testing” WhatsApp’s payments service in India, which is...

Infosys stable and on verge of something momentous: Nilekani

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PTI | BENGALURU | in Sunday Pioneer

Infosys Non-Executive Chairman Nandan Nilekani on Saturday said the company has taken several steps during the year to remedy the concerns raised on the matter of stability and is on the verge of something momentous. “When I stepped for the second time into Infosys in August last year, one of the...

S Balasubramanian to take over as Bharti Infratel CFO on Aug 10

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Mobile tower firm Bharti Infratel on Saturday said it has appointed S Balasubramanian as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who will take over the role with effect from August 10. Balasubramanian takes charge from Pankaj Miglani, who is moving to a different role in the Bharti Group. “Pankaj Miglani will be stepping...

Prepare policy to set up stalls of GI products at airports: Prabhu to officials

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday directed officials to prepare a policy to set up stalls of GI products at all the airports of the country. The move will help promote these products in the country. A Geographical Indication (GI) is primarily an agricultural, natural or a manufactured product (handicrafts...


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U.P. ministers constructs road

24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Cabinet minister and Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar along with his supporters constructed a road in his village near Varanasi on Saturday. The minister, a compulsive dissident in the Yogi government, resorted to the extreme step maintaining that despite repeated requests, the Public Works Department (PWD) refused to construct the road...

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