Free Press Journal
  • Anti-Sterlite protests: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami to visit injured, kin of deceased

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami is slated to visit Thoothukudi on June 9 to meet the families of those killed by police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests. The Chief Minister will also meet those injured. Earlier, Kollywood star Vijay visited the families of those who died during the protests. The 43-year-old actor also handed over a solatium of Rs 1 lakh to each family. Superstar

  • DMK MP Kanimozhi detained after opposition parties’ protest

    Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi was detained on Friday after DMK-led opposition parties’ held a protest against police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi. Nine people died on Tuesday when their protest against the construction of a new smelter by the Sterlite Copper turned violent in the coastal city. Four more people died on following days.

  • Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami, Dy. CM Panneerselvam reaches Madurai for Jallikattu event

    Madurai (Tamil Nadu): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam have reached in Madurai’s Alanganallur to attend a Jallikattu event. Jallikattu is a bull taming festival, which was banned by the Supreme Court 2014 after the complaints of extreme animal cruelty. Interestingly, O. Panneerselvam picture was missing from the poster at this event.

  • 18 rebel MLAs disqualified, Palaniswami has an edge

    Chennai : In a controversial action, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal on Monday disqualified 18 dissident ruling AIADMK legislators who had met the Governor last month and submitted letters withdrawing support for Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

  • Tamil Nadu: TTV Dinakaran meets governor,seeks removal of CM K Palaniswami

    Chennai: Sidelined AIADMK (Amma) deputy chief TTV Dhinakaran today said he has sought the removal of Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam during his meeting with Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao even as he asserted that he didn’t want the state government to fall.

  • Palaniswami claims full support of all AIADMK MLAs in the house

    Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today claimed his government enjoyed the support of “all the AIADMK MLAs” in the Assembly even as the legislators loyal to sidelined party deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran continued to stay put at a Puducherry resort.

  • AIADMK row: After DMK, Congress demands floor test in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: A day after the DMK’s demand for a floor test in the Assembly, Congress Legislature Party leader K R Ramasamy today backed it and urged Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to direct Chief Minister K Palaniswami to prove his majority in the House.

  • AIADMK merger: 19 MLAs revolt, withdraw support to CM

    Chennai: Twenty-four hours after the two AIADMK factions merged in Tamil Nadu, 19 rebel party legislators owing allegiance to jailed Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V Dhinakaran met Governor Vidyasagar Rao and withdrew support to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami plunging the government into a fresh crisis.

  • PM Modi assures Centre’s support to EPS-OPS-led Tamil Nadu Govt

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, congratulated O Panneerselvam, who was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu under the merged All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government, and assured all possible support from the Centre. New Delhi , August 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, congratulated O Panneerselvam, who was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu under the merged All

  • Kamal Haasan takes on Tamil Nadu Government, AIADMK hits back

    Chennai : Veteran Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan, who has been critical of the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday for the first time, launched a direct attack demanding Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s resignation drawing angry reactions from some ministers and party leaders. He also subtly nudged the opposition DMK be more proactive.

  • AIADMK merger: Dinakaran hits back at Palaniswami, claims he is in control

    Thanjavur (TN): T T V Dinakaran today warned of “surgical action” against Chief Minister K Palaniswami and rubbished the party statements questioning his appointment as AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary and that of party chief V K Sasikala. As Sasikala’s handpicked CM raised a banner of revolt against her, Dhinakaran wondered how the Palaniswami camp could comment against Sasikala when they themselves had furnished an affidavit to the EC, endorsing her appointment

  • Dissent brewing in ruling AIADMK over IT searches

    Chennai : Dissent is brewing within the ruling AIADMK (Amma) headed by jailed leader Sasikala in Tamil Nadu over a demand to drop Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar, who is under the scrutiny of the Income Tax Department. Many ministers are seeking his ouster from the Cabinet, it is learnt.

  • Will not let AIADMK go into hands of Sasikala’s family members: Panneerselvam

    Chennai: After losing the post of Chief Minister to AIADMK legislature party leader Edappadi K. Palanisamy, caretaker chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday said his faction won’t let the party go into the hands of few of V.K. Sasikala’s family members.