Tamil Nadu

Upper age limit for TNPSC Group I posts relaxed by 2 yrs

Upper age limit for TNPSC Group I posts relaxed by 2 yrs

CM makes announcement following representations from various quarters Making a slew of announcements in the Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said the upper age limit for candidates appearing for examinations conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) for Group I, I-A and I-B posts would …

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UN working group flays police action in Thoothukudi

UN working group flays police action in Thoothukudi

Describes the firing as excessive use of lethal force; calls for independent probe UN human rights experts have condemned the “disproportionate and excessive use of lethal force” by the Tamil Nadu police against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi, and have called for an independent investigation to ensure that those who had …

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State’s liquor revenue dips by ₹200 crore

State’s liquor revenue dips by ₹200 crore

Though VAT increased by ₹37 crore, excise collection fell sharply due to the closure of several private bars, restaurants In the steepest drop in the last 15 fiscal years, the revenue generated through liquor sales fell by about ₹200 crore and stood at ₹26,794 crore during 2017-18 against ₹26,995 crore …

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Toll in caste clash rises to 3

Toll in caste clash rises to 3

SP orders suspension of two SIs for dereliction of duty, suspected collusion The toll in the bloody caste clash at Kachanatham village has risen to three, with V. Chandrasekar, 34, succumbing to cut injuries at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai on Thursday even as the district police suspended …

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Security beefed up at actor’s house

Security beefed up at actor’s house

Report of likely picketing by outfits The city police have enhanced security cover at actor Rajinikanth’s house in Poes Garden on Thursday. During his visit to Thoothukudi, Mr. Rajinikanth had stated that certain extremists had infiltrated the Sterlite protests, which led to the violence in which 13 people were killed …

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Continuous protests will turn T.N. into a graveyard: Rajini

Continuous protests will turn T.N. into a graveyard: Rajini

Actors comments stir a hornet’s nest; BJP endorses his stand After visiting the victims of police firing on Wednesday, actor and Rajini Makkal Mandram founder Rajinikanth set off a political storm with his comments on protests and the role of the police, the State government and the Opposition parties, among …

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498 constables inducted into State police force

498 constables inducted into State police force

All were trained in use of weapons, crowd control and a short course in law Close to 500 constables were inducted into the Tamil Nadu police after a seven-month training in the training centres in Vellore on Wednesday. While 248 constables underwent training in the temporary training centre, 250 of …

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CM accuses DMK of instigating Sterlite protesters

CM accuses DMK of instigating Sterlite protesters

Makes no reference to ‘police firing’ in the House Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday accused the DMK of instigating the anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi on May 22. Speaking in the Assembly, he said DMK legislator P. Geetha Jeevan (Thoothukudi constituency) had led a rally of about 200 persons …

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T.N. to take back land allotted to Sterlite

T.N. to take back land allotted to Sterlite

SIPCOT order cites pollution concerns; NHRC team to visit Thoothukudi A day after the Sterlite Copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi was sealed, the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (SIPCOT) decided to take back 342.22 acres of land allotted to the Vedanta group in Thoothukudi for expansion. In …

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Tamil Nadu class 11 board exam results out, 91.3 per cent pass

Tamil Nadu class 11 board exam results out, 91.3 per cent pass

Girls secure a pass percentage of 94.6 per cent, boys 87.4 per cent Of the students who took up the class 11 board exam in March, 91.3 per cent have cleared it, the Directorate of Government Examinations announced on Wednesday. After a gap of nearly three decades, the State government …

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