Tamil Nadu

When a politician said no to money

When a politician said no to money

Former AIADMK leader’s biography unveils little known facts of the Dravidian Movement In an era where money is ubiquitous in every sphere of electoral politics, it is difficult to believe that DMK founder C.N. Annadurai rejected a proposal to distribute money during the crucial 1962 Assembly elections even though a …

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DMK cracks the whip in western belt

DMK cracks the whip in western belt

In-charges replaced, prominent regional leaders given additional responsibilities The DMK leadership on Sunday made sweeping changes in the party administration in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem and Namakkal districts, replacing existing party in-charges with new faces, and in some cases, giving additional charge to prominent regional leaders. The western region has …

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State govt. announces ₹115 cr. kuruvai package

State govt. announces ₹115 cr. kuruvai package

But water cannot be released from the Mettur dam on the customary date of June 12 owing to poor storage, says CM Making it clear that water cannot be released from the Mettur dam on the customary date of June 12 owing to poor storage, the State government unveiled in …

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Opposition parties stage walkout

Opposition parties stage walkout

The DMK on Friday led a walkout by Opposition parties from the Assembly, in protest against the statement of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami that the release of water from the Mettur dam on June 12 would not be possible this year. However, the CM hit back at the principal …

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Sand mining streamlined in the past year, govt. tells HC

Urges court to vacate the stay order on quarrying in the Cauvery riverbed The State government on Thursday told the Madras High Court that though some excesses had occurred in the past with respect to quarrying of river sand, the entire process had been streamlined in the past year with …

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CCB gets more time to wrap up job scam probe

CCB gets more time to wrap up job scam probe

It can’t continue forever, says TNPSC The Madras High Court on Thursday granted two more months to the Central Crime Branch police here to investigate the alleged malpractices in the main written examinations conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) for Group-I services in July 2016. A Division Bench of …

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Another MBBS aspirant ends life after failing NEET

Another MBBS aspirant ends life after failing NEET

17-year-old had scored only 24 marks A day after an 18-year-old girl ended her life in Villupuram over her inability to clear the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), a 17-year-old girl from Uthamarkoil, on the outskirts of Tiruchi, committed suicide on Wednesday night, after she failed the test. The deceased Subashree …

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Stalin demands reduction in sales tax on petrol, diesel

Stalin demands reduction in sales tax on petrol, diesel

‘T.N. should take a cue from Kerala’ Opposition leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday urged the State government to reduce the sales tax on petrol and diesel for the benefit of the public, who were reeling from spiralling fuel costs. He said Tamil Nadu should take a cue from the Kerala …

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Chief Minister announces ₹7 lakh solatium to Pradeepa’s family

Chief Minister announces ₹7 lakh solatium to Pradeepa’s family

Government job for family member need of the hour: Stalin Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Wednesday announced ₹7 lakh as solatium to the family of Pradeepa, a medical aspirant from Villupuram district who committed suicide over her failure to crack the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test. He said the AIADMK government …

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Google’s doodle remembers Apgar Score and its creator Virginia Apgar

Google’s doodle remembers Apgar Score and its creator Virginia Apgar

Google on Thursday created an animated doodle dedicated to Dr. Virginia Apgar, who is best known for developing the ‘Apgar score’ to test newborn infants. The Apgar in the Apgar Score is an acronym for Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration. Apgar created a scale to judge the skin colour, pulse, reflex, …

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