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Chennai's show of strength for Jallikattu
The Hindu With the protests to remove the ban on jallikattu gaining momentum, thousands of people gathered at Marina Beach in Chennai to show their support. The protests which ran through Tuesday night hit the city's traffic movement. Protesters showed no signs ... -

NIA arrests one more ISIS-inspired suspect from Tamil Nadu
Reliable sources said the arrested person has been identified as Suba Kani, 31, a native of Kerala but currently residing at Kadayanallur in Tirunelveli.

Rough diamond imports drop 4.7 percent in Dec - trade body
Mumbai: India's rough diamond imports fell 4.7 percent in December from a year ago to $1.398 billion, a trade body said on Tuesday, as the scrapping of high value currency notes forced many small polishing units to idle their units. India is a global diamond polishing hub where 14 out of every 15 rough diamonds in the world are polished. The country's exports of cut and polished diamonds jumped 22.5 percent in December to $1.478 billion, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council said in a statement. "Demand for polished diamonds was good from the U.S. and European market for holiday season," said a Mumbai-based exporter, who declined to be named. In November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped 500- and 1,000-rupee banknotes, or 86 percent of the value of cash in circulation, as part of a crackdown on corruption, tax evasion and militant financing. The move disrupted diamond polishing in the country as small units mainly do business in cash.
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