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17 Mar 2018, Edition - 977, Saturday


  • The Congress and other political parties have been alleging that EVMs tampered during polls and demanding reintroduction of the ballot paper system of voting.
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  • 43-year-old Tara had earlier confessed to his involvement in the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995.
  • Delhi: NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) busts big drug racket.
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  • Modi and his associates allegedly defrauded Punjab National Bank of around Rs 13,000 crore through fraudulent LOUs of PNB


Tamil Chair in Harvard University: Rs. 39.5 crore received so far

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: Tamil Nadu Minister of State for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture K. Pandiarajan on Friday said about Rs. 39.5 crore has been received for setting up Tamil Chair in Harvard University, so far.

The Tamil Nadu Government has contributed Rs. 10 crore for the chair, while World Tamil Research Centre Rs. 2.6 crore, even as 9,800 persons from 26 countries, have contributed for the purpose, Pandiarajan told reporters here.

“The university informed that it received $5.6mn (Rs.36 crore) for the chair till February end,” he said, adding that a detailed report in this regard will be given by the Chief Minister himself.

Asked about Cauvery Management Board, he said for the first time an all party meeting was held successfully on the issue and after detailed debate and discussion the parties have raised various points.

However, he termed as ‘politically motivated’ the remarks of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on the constitution of the board and expressed confidence that all will abide by the Supreme Court verdict and the Centre also respect it.