Monthly Archives: February 2017

In TN, all eyes on Raj Bhavan now

OPS promises inquiry into Jaya’s medical treatment; Most MLAs are with us, claims Sasikala camp. With the battle lines clearly drawn between the rival camps of the ruling AIADMK following the revolt by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, the Sasikala camp, which claimed the support of the majority of MLAs, late …

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‘Dhanush approached HC with fake birth certificate’

Elderly couple say they are sure of proving their claim MADURAI: An elderly couple who had filed a maintenance case against actor Dhanush before a judicial magistrate court at Melur near here last year after claiming that he was their son have now accused him of having approached the High …

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A jumbo holiday awaits TN’s elephants

Orders awaited to inaugurate the rejuvenation camp, a pet project of the late CM J. Jayalalithaa : Arrangements are nearing completion for the 48-day long rejuvenation camp for Tamil Nadu’s temple and mutt elephants although the official machinery appears to be waiting for orders to inaugurate the camp. A pet …

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Stalin demands CBI inquiry into threat to Panneerselvam

Reiterating that the DMK had nothing to do with the “farcical drama and political comedy” playing out in the ruling AIADMK, Opposition leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to order a CBI inquiry into the allegation of Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam that he was compelled to …

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A stopgap Chief Minister who became unstoppable

People thought Sasikala’s act smacked of naked ambition Overnight on Tuesday, an unlikely hero was born in Tamil Nadu. He rose from the ashes of a pliant, acquiescent man, even genuflecting man. The metamorphosis of O. Panneerselvam was spectacular as it was unexpected, or perhaps because it was unexpected. After …

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Explain stand on TN drought relief: HC

Asks Centre to clarify steps taken to sanction funds The Madras High Court Bench here on Wednesday directed the Centre to explain by March 9 the steps it had taken with respect to a plea made by the State government last month to sanction ₹39,565 crore from National Disaster Response …

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Kerala Law Academy students end stir

The 29-day stir at the Kerala Law Academy Law College here came to end on Wednesday after the conciliatory talks chaired by Education Minister C.Raveendranath with representatives of student organisations and the management. As per the agreement, P.Lekshmi Nair will be removed from the post of Principal, based on the …

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Salt-tolerant paddy brings hope to farmers

Scientists at the Rice Research Station of the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) at Vyttila have successfully completed the first phase of field trials of a new variety of paddy tolerant to salinity intrusion, a major challenge faced by lowland farmers in Kerala. The new variety was engineered in 2015 by …

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Govt. can take over law academy land: report

Recommendation to remove hotel and bank from college campus : Principal Secretary (Revenue and Housing) P.H. Kurian has recommended the resumption of a portion of the land, possessed by the Kerala Law Academy Law College, and an inquiry into possible alterations made in the society’s Memorandum of Association (MoA) after …

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