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India's press council head calls for unification

NEW DELHI, July 31 (UPI) -- The head of India's Press Council has suggested India, Pakistan and Bangladesh should unite to form one secular country to avoid the excesses of nationalism.

BJP functionary hacked to death in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI, July 23 (UPI) -- Police in India's Tamil Nadu state are hunting the killers of a senior Hindu nationalist who was hacked to death at his home.

Russian ambassador: Nuclear power India's future

PANAJI, India, May 28 (UPI) -- Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin said that nuclear power is the future of energy for India.

India gives go-ahead to disputed nuclear plant

NEW DELHI, May 7 (UPI) -- India's Supreme Court has given the green light for the commissioning of the controversial Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

Thugs target Sri Lankan newspaper office

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 5 (UPI) -- Masked men in northern Sri Lanka trashed the office of an opposition Tamil newspaper and beat up staff in the latest attack on journalists.

Seven killed in bus crash in India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, March 25 (UPI) -- A bus rolled 150 feet down a hillside in India Monday, killing seven people and injuring several others, authorities said.

India police seize pirated DVDs

KERALA, India, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Police in India said they have seized hundreds of pirated DVDs of a controversial Bollywood spy thriller "Vishwaroopam."

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Ban lifted on film Muslim groups oppose

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An Indian court lifted the Tamil Nadu state government's ban on a film after opposition from some Muslims, ending the delay in screening the costly thriller.

Indian states aim to boost solar power

NEW DELHI, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- As India aims to boost solar power as part of its national solar mission, many individual states are also ramping up their own solar targets.

India Oil to shelve refinery proposal

NEW DELHI, May 16 (UPI) -- State-run Indian Oil Corp. is contemplating shelving its 15 million-ton greenfield refinery in southern Tamil Nadu state.

Indian police on lookout for Tamil rebels

NEW DELHI, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Indian police say they are on the lookout for 50 Sri Lankan Tamil rebels who are hiding in southern Tamil Nadu state.

India sets 10,500 MW wind-power target

NEW DELHI, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- India has set a wind-power capacity target of 10,500 megawatts over the next five years.

Irish firm to set up power plant in India

NEW DELHI, March 23 (UPI) -- India has said McNamara International, an Irish firm, will set up a 2,000 MW power plant in southern Tamil Nadu state.

Politician: Gandhi misled Tamil Tigers

CHENNAI, India, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi knowingly misled Tamil Tigers fighting for nationhood in Sri Lanka, a Tamil Nadu party leader said Sunday.
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Coordinates: 13°05′N 80°16′E / 13.09°N 80.27°E / 13.09; 80.27 Tamil Nadu (Tamil: தமிழ்நாடு "Country of the Tamils", pronounced ( listen)) is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai (formerly known as Madras). Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by Puducherry (Pondicherry), Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is bound by the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west, Bay of Bengal in the east, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait in the south east and Indian Ocean in the south.

Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state in India by area (about the size of Greece) and the seventh most populous state. It is the fifth largest contributor to India's GDP and the most urbanised state in India. The state has the highest number (10.56%) of business enterprises in India, compared to the population share of about 6%. It is one of the foremost states in the country in terms of overall development. Tamil Nadu lately emerged as the most literate state in India as announced by HRD Ministry.

The region has been the home of the Tamil civilization since at least 1500 BC (Adichanallur). Its classical language Tamil has been in use in inscriptions and literature for 2500 years. Tamil Nadu is home to many natural resources, grand Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, hill stations, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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