Tamil Nadu

AIADMK leaders’ meeting with RS official leads to speculation

AIADMK leaders’ meeting with RS official leads to speculation

A meeting of three second line AIADMK leaders with Rajya Sabha Secretary General Deepak Verma here on Tuesday led to speculation that they had broached with him the possibility of initiating action against three AIADMK dissident MPs of the Upper House, who have expressed solidarity with sidelined leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran. …

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1 crore knocked off PDS rolls in Tamil Nadu, but no change in rice offtake

Officials cite increased entitlements; card holders say they don’t get full allocation Nearly one crore ‘beneficiaries’ have been knocked off the rolls of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in the last one year after the State government decided to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA). As many as 10 …

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Police seize key evidence in exam fraud case involving IPS officer

Police seize key evidence in exam fraud case involving IPS officer

Intelligence Bureau takes stock of situation, more arrests likely soon; teams from Chennai leave for Hyderabad and Kochi The police have seized storage devices, mobile phones and other incriminating documents from the possession of suspects in the high-tech exam fraud case which may lead to more arrests soon. While the …

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Political leaders pay homage to Muthuramalinga Thevar

Political leaders pay homage to Muthuramalinga Thevar

Thousands throng memorial amid elaborate security arrangements Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, along with leaders of various political parties and tens of thousands of people from all walks of life, paid homage to freedom fighter Muthuramalinga Thevar on the occasion of his 55th guru puja (death anniversary) at his memorial …

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GST Intelligence collects 9-crore excise for gutkha

GST Intelligence collects 9-crore excise for gutkha

DVAC, I-T department cross swords over access to original storage devices In an interesting twist to the sensational gutkha scam, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Intelligence unit has collected about 9 crore excise duty from the manufacturer of the banned gutkha/pan masala products. After registering a case of duty …

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Enumeration of children for Aadhaar to be completed soon

Enumeration of children for Aadhaar to be completed soon

Will help in identifying those who dropped out of anganwadi centres The enumeration of children below the age of five, numbering 45 lakhs in the State, for Aadhaar is likely to be completed in a few months, official sources said. Even though the biometric features of the children are not …

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Joe D’Cruz appointed to Shipping Board

Joe D’Cruz appointed to Shipping Board

Supporter-turned-critic of BJP lays down road map for developing ports; says modernisation is key Sahitya Akademi award-winner Joe D’Cruz, a supporter-turned-critic of the BJP government at the Centre, has been appointed as a member of the National Shipping Board, functioning under the Union Ministry of Shipping. “I have received the …

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DMK, AIADMK top earners among regional parties: report

DMK, AIADMK top earners among regional parties: report

During 2015-16, the DMK had the highest income of 77.63 crore, followed by the AIADMK, which had an income of 54.93 crore, the second highest in the country. The DMK and AIADMK had the highest total income during 2015-16 respectively among the 32 regional parties in the country that submitted …

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Ration sugar will not be so sweet any more in Tamil Nadu

Ration sugar will not be so sweet any more in Tamil Nadu

Price to be doubled from November 1; Antyodaya Anna Yojana cardholders spared. The price of sugar supplied through ration shops across the State will almost be doubled from 13.50 a kg to 25 with effect from November 1 this year. However, a GO issued by the Co-operation, Food and Consumer …

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Veeramani defends Tamilisai

Veeramani defends Tamilisai

However, he advises her to weigh her words before speaking In a rare gesture, Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani came to the defence of Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday by speaking against widespread trolling of the BJP State president on social media. In a statement, Mr. Veeramani said that the trolling …

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