Tamil Nadu

Rain hampers relief in Gaja-hit areas

Rain hampers relief in Gaja-hit areas

Braving the elements, Tangedco workers continue restoration work through the day Overnight rain and inundation of agricultural fields in parts of the Cauvery delta slowed down relief and restoration work in cyclone affected areas on Thursday. Agricultural fields in many parts of the core delta districts of Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and …

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SC bars T.N. from transferring Nilgiris Collector

SC bars T.N. from transferring Nilgiris Collector

Move to protect official’s actions in elephant corridor The Supreme Court on Wednesday barred the Tamil Nadu government from transferring the Nilgiris District Collector without the court’s prior permission. A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur passed the order to protect the District Collector from any backlash in the …

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1 lakh concrete houses will be built for cyclone-hit: CM

1 lakh concrete houses will be built for cyclone-hit: CM

Edappadi visits affected places in Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Wednesday announced that over one lakh houses will be built as part of a scheme to rehabilitate those who had lost their huts during Cyclone Gaja. A senior IAS official would be appointed the Special …

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After Duraimurugan snub, Vaiko calls on Stalin

After Duraimurugan snub, Vaiko calls on Stalin

Avoids questions on tie-up ; says DMK-led alliance will win the elections MDMK leader Vaiko met DMK president M.K. Stalin at Anna Arivalayam to put to rest speculation about a brewing unrest in the DMK-led alliance. Mr. Vaiko had conveyed publicly that his supporters were unhappy with the statement of …

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Senior citizens get back land from children

Senior citizens get back land from children

Collector invokes legal provisions; hopes it will teach younger lot ‘a lesson’ about caring for elders An elderly couple, abandoned by their children, got relief from the district administration, which retrieved five acres of land that they had transferred to their two sons seven years ago, and returned it to …

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Chief Minister writes to Prime Minister on Mekedatu project

Chief Minister writes to Prime Minister on Mekedatu project

Tamil Nadu government objects to Central Water Commission giving its nod The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday objected to the Central Water Commission (CWC) giving its nod to Karnataka’s proposal for a balancing reservoir-cum-drinking water project at Mekedatu across the Cauvery, and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the …

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Supreme Court dismisses T.N.’s review plea in Sterlite case

Supreme Court dismisses T.N.’s review plea in Sterlite case

State had challenged NGT’s decision to appoint a panel The Supreme Court has refused a plea by the Tamil Nadu government to review its September 10 order allowing a National Green Tribunal-appointed ‘independent and credible committee’, led by former high court judge Justice Tarun Agarwala, to look into the State’s closure of …

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No remission rules framed in 2015, MHA tells Perarivalan

No remission rules framed in 2015, MHA tells Perarivalan

Says that a compiled copy of older orders will be provided as per CIC’s direction The Ministry of Home Affairs has informed A.G. Perarivalan, one of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, that the Central government did not frame any remission rules under Article 72/73 or …

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