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It won't be smooth going in Tamil Nadu
The confidence motion exercise in Tamil Nadu has turned violent following the decision of the Speaker to disallow secret voting.

There has been throwing of chairs, mikes and papers and records.

The Speaker was escorted out, the session adjourned till 1 pm.
When it reconvened, it was not smooth going. DMK MLAs were expelled, but they refused
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Millions face deportation in US, citing illegality?
Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation, including people simply arrested for traffic violations, under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

Any immigrant who is in the country illegally and is charged or convicted of any offense,
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Kerala
Jayalalithaa's trusted aides removed from positions
In a surprise development, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam removed Jayalalithaa’s thr
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• E.Ahamed collapses in Parliament; Dies in hospital
• Minister Moni urges people to co-operate for load-shedding
• Minister M.M.Moni has to face trial in murder case; Discharge plea rejected
 
National
SC to deliver verdict in assets case involving Sasikala on Tuesday
The fate of AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan, fighting a bitter power battle with in
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• Sabarimala all-women's entry: Larger bench or not, order reserved
• SC says Sasikala guilty, 4 years in jail, fine too
• SC declines plea against Sasikala's planned elevation as CM
 
 
Election
Edappadi Palaniswami Ministry wins trust vote
After two adjournments and expulsion of DMK MLAs, Edappadi Palaniswami Ministry today won the t
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• DMK challenges trust vote in High Court
• Now it is turn of OPS:Sasikala removed from party
• Edappady K Palaniswami administered oath as CM
 
Cinema
Kamal Hassan bats for Panneerselvam
Tamil super hero Kamal Hassan has come out supporting continuance of O.Panneerselvam as Chief M
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• Gana Gandharvan Yesudas among Padma Vibhushan recipients
• Likely Oscar-contending films leaked
• Veteran actor Om Puri is no more
 
 
Crime
Pak Minister says Hafiz Saeed can pose serious threat
Pakistan has said Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been listed under an anti-terrorism
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• Sasikala has to surrender immediately, says SC
• No safety for working girls? Techie girl found murdered
• Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmughanathan quits after sex scam
 
Sports
Vinod Rai to head BCCI panel
Former C &AG Vinod Rai will head a four- member panel of BCCI. The Supreme Court on Monday a
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• Virat Kohli likened to Christiano Ronaldo
• Atletico Kolkata lift ISL trophy, beating Kerala Blasters
• Norwegian Magnus Carlsen World Chess Champion third time
 
 
Edappady Palanisamy is the CLP leader
Sasikala group has elected Edappadi Palanisamy as its CLP leader, meaning he could be its CM candidate. This is at a time when caretaker CM O.Panneerselvam is also staking his claim to become CM. Jayalalithaa's niece, Deepa Jayakumar, has exten
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Kamal Hassan bats for Panneerselvam
Tamil super hero Kamal Hassan has come out supporting continuance of O.Panneerselvam as Chief Minister. He has done his job fairly well. Sasikala really hurts him, he has said.
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Deepa Jayakumar to float party on Feb 24
Deepa Jayakumar, niece of Jayalalithaa would float her own party on February 24, it has been reported. Some reports speak about O.Panneerselvam, P.H.Pandian and others associating with her.
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Upto Rs 50,000 withdrawal from Feb 20, total withdrawal of ban from March 13
"The limits on cash withdrawal from savings bank accounts continue to be in place. In line with the pace of remonetisation, it has now been decided to remove these limits in two stages," said RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi. "Effective February 20,
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