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The cancer of terrorism detected at ‘phase 1’

The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ Branch police (a special team specializing in terrorism cases) arrested two men from Melur near Madurai on March 21, for their alleged role in a number of bomb cases in and around Madurai in the last three years. The police claimed that they seized around 40 types of items including batteries, timers, wicks, PVC pipes and micro switches from Piranmalai Hills, Sivaganga district based on the information given by the two. The materials were hidden in a bucket under bushes at a secluded location halfway up the hill. Both the arrested men live in Mohamadiyapuram, Melur. S Abbas Mydeen (40), one of two held, is running a courier franchise while M Mubarak (21) is working in a footwear shop.

Poles pat mutual pleasantries

Last week there was an interesting exchange of laudatory letters between DK and RSS in Tamilnadu. It all began when K Veeramani, President of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) issued a lengthy statement about exemplary behavior of North Indian politicians. He cited the example of PM Narendra Modi attending Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter’s marriage. Veeramani had called for congenial relationship between opposing political leaders of Tamilnadu. On March 9, G. Bakthavatsalan, Uttar Tamilnadu Prant Pracharak wrote a letter to K Veeramani expressing appreciation over the fact that in the Statement he had set aside North-South divide and spoke for entire society. On March 15, K Veeramani replied to Bakthavatsalan pointing out that two major organizations of diametrically opposite view point’s exchanging pleasantries is a good example. It is not rational to show personal bitterness towards an ideological adversary, noted Veeramani. (In Tamilnadu leaders of DMK and ADMK are known to avoid saying a formal ‘Vanakkam’ if they happen to meet say in a marriage hall.)

India Post remembers Emperor Rajendra Chola 1.

The 3 day International Conference titled “India & the Indian Ocean: Renewing the Maritime Trade and Civilisational Linkages”, was inaugurated by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs along with Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the chief patron of the conference and Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas on 20th March 2015 at Bhubaneshwar. On the occasion, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, and Shri Naveen Patnaik jointly released the commemorative stamp on ‘Indian Ocean and Rajendra Chola I’. The stamp is priced at Rs. 5 and depicts the ocean and a statue of the king who was extremely powerful and reigned most of South East Asia in the early 11th century. The stamp also commemorates the 1000th anniversary of the coronation of ancient Tamil King Rajendra Chola I.

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