Tamil Nadu

TAMILNADU: OPS AND EPS WILL CONTINUE AS COORDINATOR AND JOINT-COORDINATOR OF THE AIADMK

O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palaniswami will continue as coordinator and joint-coordinator of the AIADMK in a dual leadership set up as the party on Monday announced that they have been unopposed in the intra-party elections to the top posts as there was no other team of nominees.... Read more

AIADMK ANNOUNCES POLLS FOR PARTY TOP POSTS ON 7 DECEMBER

A day after altering the bylaws for the party’s internal voting process, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Wednesday announced elections to the coordinator and joint coordinator positions to be held on December 7, said a statement from the party. Nominations for the posts will begin Friday, the statement said.... Read more

AIADMK MPs IN RAJYA SABHA; STALLS DEBATE ON DAM SAFETY BILL

The Dam Safety Bill 2021 was moved in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday but the debate could not be held because of disruptions from the Opposition parties. BJP’s ally AIADMK has decided to oppose the Bill whenever it comes up for debate.This Bill was approved by the Lok Sabha in the Monsoon session. There was a view among the Opposition parties that this Bill must be sent to a select committee, because of its wider implication. The Government, however, is in no mood to concede to the demand.... Read more

TAMIL NADU RAINS: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 12, RED ALERT IN THE STATE, PUDUCHERRY

Minister of Revenue and Disaster Management, K K S S R Ramachandran said that the death toll due to the rain had become 12. Thirteen NDRF Teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, with five teams in Chennai.... Read more

CHENNAI SUFFERS HEAVY RAIN AND WATER-LOGGING, IMD PREDICTS THUNDERSTORM

Chennai has been witnessing heavy overnight rains that led to flooding and waterlogging all across the city affecting lives and livelihood of the city’s residents.... Read more

‘GREATEST CHALLENGE ALSO GREATEST OPPORTUNITY’, SAYS INDIAN SCHOOL GIRL AT COP26

Ms. Vinisha Umashankar got the chance to express her concerns regarding the climate at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. She was one of the finalists for the Earthshot Prize and was asked by Prince William, of Duke to talk at the conference. “Young people have every reason to be angry and frustrated at leaders who have made empty promises and failed to deliver”, she said during her address.... Read more

TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES URBAN EMPLOYMENT SCHEME

The Tamil Nadu government has passed orders to implement the Tamil Nadu Urban Employment Scheme. According to the new order, 50% of the people benefitting from the new scheme will be women.... Read more

CUDDALORE MP SURRENDERS IN MURDER CASE

Tamil Nadu: Cuddalore MP TVRS Ramesh of the DMK who was booked by the police in connection with the murder of a worker, surrendered at the Judicial Magistrate court in Panruthi on Monday. The charge was that the MP murdered a worker in a cashew processing unit owned by the MP in Pakikankuppan.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

CM STALIN SEEKS SUPPORT TO BAN NEET, WRITES TO CHIEF MINISTERS OF 12 STATES

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday wrote to the chief ministers of 12 states calling for a united front to stand against the National Eligibility cum-Entrance test (NEET). He called for states to restore the primacy they have in administering education as originally enshrined in the Constitution.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

TAMIL NADU; NEW GOVERNOR APPOINTED

Ravindra Narayan Ravi was sworn in as the new governor of Tamil Nadu on Saturday. He is a former bureaucrat. He replaced Banwarilal Purohit, who has been shifted to Punjab. Mr. Ravi shifted from Nagaland.  The oath taking was administered by the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court... Read more

TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT TO WAIVE FEES FOR STUDENTS UNDER 7.5% QUOTA

The DMK government in Tamil Nadu has decided to bear the fee cost of students admitted under the 7.5% quota, Chief Minister M K Stalin announced on Monday. The quota has been implemented in engineering colleges, and would benefit up to 10,000 students who come from from socially and financially backgrounds... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more

Stalin government bans NEET

Taking into account concerns of elite only exclusive side NEET exams, Tamil Nadu government has passed the Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Medical Degree Courses Bill on Monday. The bill seeks to offer admission to students based on... Read more