Tamil Nadu

Women wave ₹20 notes at Dhinakaran in R.K. Nagar

Women wave ₹20 notes at Dhinakaran in R.K. Nagar

People were instigated by AIADMK leader, he claims Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader and Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar MLA T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Sunday faced an embarrassing situation when a group of women waved ₹20 notes at him in a bid to ‘redeem’ cash for votes during his visit to the constituency. …

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TRS chief meets Stalin, dismisses talk of third front

TRS chief meets Stalin, dismisses talk of third front

Chandrasekhar Rao says ‘so-called front’ is a media creation Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, a strong votary of State autonomy, on Sunday called on DMK leaders M. Karunanidhi and M.K. Stalin but rejected any talk of a third front for now. Nonetheless, he …

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PM yet to grant appointment to Cauvery delegation: CM

PM yet to grant appointment to Cauvery delegation: CM

No reply despite reminders, but still hope Centre will obey SC directive’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi was yet to grant an appointment for a meeting with an all-party delegation from Tamil Nadu to discuss the formation of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC), Chief …

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Protesters stand their ground, continue fast

ProtestProtesters stand their ground, continue fasters stand their ground, continue fast

70 teachers who fainted were rushed to govt. hospital Continuing their agitation for the third consecutive day on Wednesday in support of their charter of demands, several teachers fainted and were admitted to hospital. Over 1,000 secondary grade teachers have been protesting since Monday in the city demanding that the …

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Dhivakaran has no connection with AMMK, says Dhinakaran

Dhivakaran has no connection with AMMK, says Dhinakaran

‘I am answerable only to party general secretary Sasikala’ The discord simmering among the extended family members of V.K. Sasikala, close aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, deepened on Wednesday, with her nephew and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran making it clear that her brother Dhivakaran had …

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OPS faults DMK on Cauvery issue

OPS faults DMK on Cauvery issue

Says the party withdrew cases against Karnataka, fearing Sarkaria Commission Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday criticised the DMK at a public meeting in Nagapattinam saying it had continuously been forsaking Tamil Nadu’s interests. Addressing the first of the series of meetings organised by the party in the delta …

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SC says no to quota for govt. doctors in PG courses

SC says no to quota for govt. doctors in PG courses

‘Such a reservation will lower standards of education’ In a severe blow to government doctors in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a petition seeking exclusive quota for ‘in service doctors’ in admission to postgraduate medical degree courses. A five-judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India …

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Advertisement hailing Edappadi as God, an insult to people: Ramadoss

Advertisement hailing Edappadi as God, an insult to people: Ramadoss

Says misuse of taxpayers’ money is unacceptable PMK leader S. Ramadoss on Tuesday criticised a government advertisement being screened in cinema theatres, in which a woman hails Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami as a God. In the advertisement, a temple priest asks a woman if an archana could be performed in the …

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War of words in Sasikala family intensifies

War of words in Sasikala family intensifies

The rift within the extended family members of V.K. Sasikala, jailed aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, widened on Tuesday with her brother V. Dhivakaran disowning the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), floated by her nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran. Earlier in the day, Mr. Dhinakaran said “traitors and enemies” had joined …

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Stalin sees bid to shield gutkha scam culprits

Stalin sees bid to shield gutkha scam culprits

‘Transfer of official will cripple probe’ DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Tuesday alleged that the recent transfer of CB-CID Additional DGP Manjunatha was a blatant attempt to shield a Minister and a top police officer accused of involvement in the ₹40 crore gutkha scam. “The inquiry into the case …

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