Tamil Nadu

Bypoll-scarred AIADMK rethinks ties with BJP

Bypoll-scarred AIADMK rethinks ties with BJP

Minister’s statement on sticking to Jaya’s stand on alliance creates a flutter The ruling AIADMK, perceived widely as the ‘B’ team of the BJP, has indicated that it may not be averse to distancing itself from the national party. An indication to this effect was given by Sellur K. Raju, …

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Alagiri snipes at Stalin, says DMK won’t win under him

Alagiri snipes at Stalin, says DMK won’t win under him

Senior leaders flay former Minister for comments, say he is envious Former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri, who was expelled from the DMK, has come under strident criticism from party leaders for his remarks against working president M.K. Stalin and the party’s performance in the R.K. Nagar bypoll. In an interview …

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Ockhi killed 93, damaged over 10,000 houses: Minister

Ockhi killed 93, damaged over 10,000 houses: Minister

Kiren Rijiju denies delay in alerting State-level authorities on ‘impending danger’ Informing Parliament that 93 lives were lost and 10,468 houses were damaged due to Cylone Ockhi, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday that the Union government, besides deploying its armed forces in the rescue …

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A double blow for fisherfolk

A double blow for fisherfolk

Shadow of Cyclone Ockhi hovers over tsunami anniversary In a span of 13 years, the fisherfolk in Kanniyakumari district have witnessed two major disasters, both resulting in significant loss of lives and livelihood. While the tsunami caught the fishing community unawares on December 26, 2004, when they were just waking …

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Soon, travel from Chennai Central to airport in 45 minutes

Soon, travel from Chennai Central to airport in 45 minutes

Ticket fare likely to be increased when operations begin on stretches from Chennai Central and AG-DMS to the airport  In just a few months, commuters can travel from the Chennai Central and AG-DMS (Gemini) to the airport much quicker when services of the Metro Rail services are launched from the …

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Train services affected after derailment at Avadi station

Train services affected after derailment at Avadi station

Suburban train services operating from Chennai Moore market complex (MMC) on Wednesday suffered cancellation following a derailment at Avadi. Two EMU coaches (second and third coaches from the front) of a Pattabiram train derailed at Avadi Station at 23.25 hrs on Tuesday while leaving Avadi station. There was no injury …

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When Jaya’s convoy vehicle was held for rash driving

When Jaya’s convoy vehicle was held for rash driving

Mystery continues over incident that occurred in Rajasthan in 2012 A vehicle that was part of the VIP convoy of the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, when she went to Ahmedabad in December 2012 to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in as Gujarat Chief Minister, was detained by the Rajasthan police …

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What worked in Dhinakaran’s favour

What worked in Dhinakaran’s favour

Besides adopting innovative strategies, sidelined leader fully exploited the weakness of rivals T.T.V. Dhinakaran’s emphatic victory in the recent R.K. Nagar bypoll was made possible by a combination of strategies including intense booth-level campaigning involving women, exploiting the “intra-party rivalries” within the AIADMK, and the deployment of seasoned, grassroots leaders …

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