Tamil Nadu

‘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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Stalin demands recall of Governor

Stalin demands recall of Governor

At event to felicitate Nakkheeran editor, he vows to continue protest till this is done DMK president M.K. Stalin on Thursday called upon the Centre to recall Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Addressing an event organised by the Dravidar Kazhagam to ‘Save Freedom of Press’ and felicitate Tamil magazine Nakkheeran editor R.R. …

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AIADMK strength drops by 40 lakh

AIADMK strength drops by 40 lakh

‘Sasikala already removed from party’ Admitting to a steep fall in membership in the ruling party in less than two years after Jayalalithaa’s death, AIADMK co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday said the new membership tally was 40 lakh less than the much-touted figure of 1.5 crore …

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TDP plans to hold next ‘Dharma porata deeksha’ at Proddatur

TDP plans to hold next ‘Dharma porata deeksha’ at Proddatur

People aware of the ‘evil designs’ of Centre, says Somireddy The next venue of the ‘Dharma porata deeksha’, the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) flagship protest programme against the Centre’s alleged indifference to its requirements, is Kadapa district. The party has been considering holding the meeting either in Kadapa city or …

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High drama at airport before arrest

High drama at airport before arrest

Nakkheeran editor picked up before flight and whisked away to Chintadripet police station Early on Tuesday, Nakkheeran editor R.R. Gopal and two of his friends had cleared the security check at the Chennai airport and were waiting to board a scheduled flight to Pune. Suddenly, a police officer intercepted him near the …

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‘Nakkheeran’ Gopal arrested, court rejects police request for his remand

‘Nakkheeran’ Gopal arrested, court rejects police request for his remand

Initial report suggests that the action follows a complaint that he had published stories allegedly linking the office of the Governor with lecturer Nirmala Devi R.R. Gopal, Editor of Tamil magazine Nakkeeran, was on Tuesday arrested in Chennai under Section 124 IPC, a provision that deals with “assaulting President/Governor with intent …

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DVAC gives CM clean chit in highway contracts case

DVAC gives CM clean chit in highway contracts case

High Court reserves verdict on DMK plea for graft probe The Madras High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea that sought registration of a First Information Report (FIR) with respect to the alleged large-scale corruption in the award of five civil contracts by the State Highways Department …

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‘Nakkheeran’ Gopal arrested at Chennai airport

'Nakkheeran' Gopal arrested at Chennai airport

Initial report suggests that the action follows a complaint that he had published stories linking the office of the Governor with lecturer Nirmala Devi R.R. Gopal, editor and publisher of Tamil biweekly Nakkheeran was arrested by the city police at Chennai airport on Tuesday morning on charges of allegedly publishing defamatory content …

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