Tamil Nadu

Ask OPS to prove his majority in House, Stalin urges Governor

Move follows growing calls for Sasikala to take over the reins of government : DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin on Monday reiterated his demand that Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao should direct Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to prove his majority in the Legislative Assembly in the wake of ministers and …

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New Year’s eve sales give TASMAC a new high

New Year’s eve sales give TASMAC a new highOn December 31, the total sale value stood at ₹112 crore Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) clocked revenues of Rs. 210 crore during the New Year weekend, an increase of 6 per cent when compared to same period last year. …

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Jayalalithaa’s absence a political opportunity for BJP Venkaiah

Says he was not involved in the selection of Panneerselvam as the Chief Minister Even as he declined to comment on the AIADMK’s new general secretary, BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that the absence of Jayalalithaa in the State’s political landscape offers an opportunity to …

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Smart ration cards will be issued soon: Food Minister

Joining issue with DMK leader M.K. Stalin, who questioned the delay in issuing smart ration cards, Food Minister R. Kamaraj on Monday said the cards would be issued in a few months, as about 49 per cent of the ration cards in the State with Aadhaar numbers of all family …

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2 killed, 5 injured as explosive material goes off

Two persons were killed on the spot and five others injured when an explosive material went off at Keezhanilaikottai near Aranthangi in Pudukottai district on Sunday. The incident happened when one of the workers dropped a gunny bag with explosive material used for making country bombs. When it exploded, two …

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Wind power potential high in Dhanushkodi

stitute has set up facility to study offshore winds The results of measuring offshore wind potential in the Dhanushkodi region have been encouraging, according to the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE). In its report on Offshore Wind Profile Measurement at Dhanushkodi, the NIWE said its assessment showed there was …

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Thambi Durai ‘appeals’ to Sasikala to become Chief Minister

Mr. Thambi Durai’s statement on Monday joins the chorus of several other party functionaries, who have openly declared their support for Ms. Sasikala to become the Chief Minister. Two days after V.K. Sasikala took over as the AIADMK General Secretary, senior party leader and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha M. …

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With Sasikala’s elevation, OPS takes a back seat

AIADMK prefers to identify Panneerselvam as Finance Minister or treasurer than as CM With V.K. Sasikala’s formal ascension as general secretary of the ruling AIADMK, O Panneerselvam is no longer being identified as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in publicity material put up by the party and its functionaries. …

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Hope sprouts in the harsh agrarian landscape

Even as thousands of farmers are facing an unprecedented crisis, a few initiatives offer the promise of water and improved livelihoods By several accounts, Tamil Nadu is in the thick of a severe agrarian crisis after several seasons of crop failure. The death/suicide of farmers, being reported across the State …

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A confident leader, says Thirumavalavan

VCK leader Thol. Thirumavalavan has praised AIADMK’s newly elected general secretary V. K. Sasikala, calling her a “very confident leader”. “She promised to run a party and a government that is free of casteist and religious interference, along the lines of Jayalalithaa,” Mr. Thirumavalan told The Media, following his meeting with Ms. …

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