Tamil Nadu

T.N. receives two-thirds of Cauvery quota

T.N. receives two-thirds of Cauvery quota

Has got 74.6 TMC more than what has been prescribed so far this year Tamil Nadu has realised nearly two-thirds of its quota of Cauvery water in a matter of 55 days with 10 more months to go before the water year (2018-19) draws to a close. Between June 1 …

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Schools asked to disclose criminal cases on websites

Schools asked to disclose criminal cases on websites

It is the first step towards bringing all educational institutions under RTI As a first step towards implementing the Tamil Nadu Information Commission’s order to bring educational institutions, including private schools, under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Directorate of School Education has instructed District Education Officers (DEOs) …

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OPS embarrassed by ‘meeting’ snub

OPS embarrassed by ‘meeting’ snub

On Monday evening, when Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam landed in New Delhi, a battery of AIADMK MPs and second line leaders queued up to greet him with bouquets. The grand reception and hype created over Mr. Panneerselvam’s proposed meeting with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday eventually turned out …

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Stanley reservoir reaches capacity

Stanley reservoir reaches capacity

Up to the brim for the 39th time in 85 years The Stanley Reservoir in Mettur achieved its full reservoir level (FRL) of 120 ft on Monday, marking the 39th time the water level at the dam has reached full capacity in its 85-year history. The last time this happened …

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DMK urges Governor to order CBI probe against CM

DMK urges Governor to order CBI probe against CM

Accuses Edappadi of awarding contracts to his friends and relatives The DMK on Monday stepped up its campaign against Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami by meeting Governor Banwarilal Purohit and seeking a CBI probe into what it had called “mega scams” and “illegal” contracts awarded to the friends and family …

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Samathuva Virundhu at Dalit cook’s house

Samathuva Virundhu at Dalit cook’s house

Pappal cooks a feast for more than 100 people and serves a message or two on equality In a bid to send across a strong message against casteism, members of the Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) on Sunday partook of a ‘Samathuva Virundhu’ feast organised at the residence of Pappal, …

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Flash floods in Cauvery claim 5 lives

Flash floods in Cauvery claim 5 lives

Five people were washed away while they were taking bath in Cauvery at Reddiyur, near Mettur, on Sunday. By dusk, the rescue teams managed to recovere the bodies of four. Gopal of Reddiyur was working at the Mettur Thermal Power Station. His brother, Saravanan, 35, of Vijayamangalam in Erode district, …

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‘Namperumal idol was not replaced’

‘Namperumal idol was not replaced’

Only patchwork done, says chief priest Priests of the Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy temple have denied reports in a section of the media that the processional idol of the shrine, Sri Namperumal, has been replaced. “The uthsava idol of Sri Namperumal cannot be replaced by anybody at any point of time. …

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Seeman, 8 party cadres granted bail

Seeman, 8 party cadres granted bail

The Judicial Magistrate Court No. VI here granted bail on Thursday to Seeman, founder of the Naam Tamilar Katchi, who was arrested on Wednesday while holding discussions with aggrieved farmers over the green corridor project. Seeman was interacting with the people of Koomangadu village in Parapatti panchayat, who were aggrieved …

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Oppn. making unsubstantiated allegations: CM

Oppn. making unsubstantiated allegations: CM

‘I-T raids nothing to do with my govt.’ The Opposition’s allegations against the State government in connection with the raids targeting a Highways Department contractor and an egg supplier were unsubstantiated and politically motivated, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said here on Wednesday. Addressing reporters at the Coimbatore airport, he …

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