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  • Protests continue over Cauvery issue in TN

    Chennai : Stirs, including rail blockades, by political parties and other outfits for setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) continued on Saturday in several parts of Tamil Nadu.

  • TN Ministers to take part in fast on Cauvery issue

     Chennai : The entire AIADMK cabinet barring Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam will participate in the April 3 fast to be observed by the party seeking formation of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

  • Dinakaran’s ‘Pressure Cooker’ whistles, major setback for ruling AIADMK, DMK

    Chennai : The massive victory of sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran in the Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K.Nagar) bypoll is a combination of various factors but in any case, a big setback for ruling AIADMK headed by Chief Minister K.Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam as well as the opposition DMK, said political analysts.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Depression alert over south Andaman Sea; death toll reaches 5

    Chennai: A low pressure system over the South Andaman Sea is expected to turn into a depression in the next 48 hours, which may bring more rainfall to Tamil Nadu, as the death toll due to Cyclone Ockhi in Kanyakumari district rose to five today. The deaths occurred in cyclone-related incidents in the district. Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced a solatium of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of

  • One-man commission probing Jayalalithaa’s death takes charge

    Chennai: Justice A Arumughaswamy, appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to inquire into the circumstances leading to the hospitalisation of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, assumed charge today. The assuming of office by the retired judge of the Madras High Court would be followed by a notification calling for information on the agenda of the one-man inquiry commission.

  • Madras HC directs police not to harass Dhinakaran supporter

    Chennai : The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed police not to harass sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, the party’s Karnataka unit secretary V Pugazhenthi and others, booked for allegedly defaming the prime minister and the Tamil Nadu chief minister.

  • Tamil Nadu government bids farewell to Vidyasagar Rao

    Chennai: Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who had been holding additional charge of Tamil Nadu since last year, was today given a warm farewell by top representatives of the state government including Chief Minister K Palaniswami. Rao’s successor, Banwarilal Purohit, will be sworn in tomorrow at 9.30 am, the Raj Bhavan said. At a function held at the airport, Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam gave a warm send-off to Rao, presenting

  • No floor test in Tamil Nadu assembly till September 20, says Madras HC

    Chennai: The Madras High Court today ordered that no floor test would be conducted in the Tamil Nadu Assembly till September 20. Justice M Duraiswami passed the interim order on petitions by DMK working president M K Stalin and MLA P Vetrivel, a staunch loyalist of ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran.

  • Tamil Nadu: Dhinakaran plays down ouster of VK Sasikala

    Madurai (TN): Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran today sought to play down the unified AIADMK’s decision annulling the appointment of his aunt V K Sasikala as party interim chief, indicating court could have a final say on the matter.

  • Deepa opposes plans to convert Jayalalithaa’s residence into memorial

    Chennai: Late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa has opposed the Tamil Nadu government’s plans to convert her aunt’s residence here into a memorial, saying she would take legal steps against it. Chief Minister K Palaniswami had yesterday announced that his government would appoint a commission of inquiry to probe the death of Jayalalithaa and convert her ‘Veda Nilayam’ residence into a memorial. Deepa said she has the “moral and legal

  • No link between Tamil Nadu govt and AIADMK: TTV Dinakaran

    Chennai: Intensifying his fight against the Chief Minister K Palaniswami led camp, beleaguered AIADMK (Amma) Deputy Chief T T V Dhinakaran today claimed there was no link between the CM-led government and the party.

  • Jayalalithaa death: OPS offers Rs 1,0000 to anyone getting reply from CM

    Tiruvarur (TN) : AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction leader O Panneerselvam on Sunday offered Rs 10,000 to anyone asking and getting a reply from Chief Minister K Palaniswami to whether he would order a judicial probe into the death of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

  • Consider plea to withdraw 30% local body tax: Rajini to govt

    Nearly 1,000 cinema halls in the state have remained shut since July 3 with exhibitors going ahead with their stir to protest imposition of 30 per cent local body tax in addition to 28 per cent GST.

  • Secure release of fishermen: Tamil Nadu tells Centre

    Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 20 fishermen and 137 boats, allegedly apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy.

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