Tamil Nadu

It’s a strategic call to dissidents, says AIADMK

It’s a strategic call to dissidents, says AIADMK

The AIADMK leadership’s decision to reach out to “party brethren” who chose to part ways has sparked a debate whether the move is part of a strategy for reconciliation or a clear sign of weakness of a ruling party short of a comfortable majority in the Assembly. Against the backdrop …

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Govt. heaves a sigh of relief

Govt. heaves a sigh of relief

It’s advantage Edappadi as verdict is seen boosting the sagging morale of leaders, cadre Following the verdict of the third judge of the Madras High Court upholding Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal’s disqualification of the 18 legislators close to AMMK deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran, there is lack of clarity on …

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Parties united in opposition to Committee’s decision

Parties united in opposition to Committee’s decision

Urge Centre to withdraw clearance; say State govt. should take legal steps All major political parties in the State have voiced opposition to the Expert Appraisal Committee’s decision to grant permission to develop the Terms of Reference for the Kerala government’s proposal to construct a new dam across the Periyar …

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Madras High Court upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs

Madras High Court upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs

Justice M. Sathyanarayanan concurs with the view taken by Justice Indira Banerjee on Speaker, P. Dhanapal’s decision. Justice M. Sathyanarayanan, the Supreme Court-appointed third judge of the Madras High Court, on Thursday upheld the validity of an order passed by Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Speaker, P. Dhanapal on September 18, 2017 disqualifying …

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Three youths crushed to death in accident near Ramanathapuram

Three youths crushed to death in accident near Ramanathapuram

Car collides with a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus near Kilakarai In a gruesome road accident, three people, including two teenagers were crushed to death and five others suffered injuries in a car-bus collision in Keelaselvanoor police limit in the district on Wednesday morning. Police said the deceased, identified as M …

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State plans to repossess land allotted to Anna’s heirs

State plans to repossess land allotted to Anna’s heirs

DMK opposes move to transfer property to AIADMK functionary The AIADMK government’s proposed move to take over seven acres of land in Kancheepuram, in the possession of the legal heirs of former Chief Minister and DMK founder C.N. Annadurai, and allot it to a local functionary of the ruling party …

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‘We have proof against the CM’

‘We have proof against the CM’

DMK organising secretary says party ready to prove graft charges against Ministers too With the Madras High Court ordering a CBI probe into the contracts awarded by the Highways Department, a portfolio held by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, the petitioner in the case, R.S. Bharathi, DMK organising secretary, says …

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Music, dance fraternity backs movement

Music, dance fraternity backs movement

A petition signed by 200 musicians appeals to artists to speak up to create a safe environment The ‘#MeToo’ storm has not left the world of Carnatic music world untouched with the names of several prominent personalities doing the rounds for their alleged sexual misconduct. Against this backdrop, a collective …

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Distressed local Congress leaders plan to field rebel from Ramanagaram

Distressed local Congress leaders plan to field rebel from Ramanagaram

A day after prominent Congress leader L. Chandrashekar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress was dealt another blow as a section of local leaders raised the banner of revolt and declared that they would field a rebel candidate in the by election to the Ramanagaram Assembly seat. Some of them …

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