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09 Mar 2023Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu: 13 BJP workers quit party, join AIADMK
A total of 13 functionaries from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) resigned on Wednesday and joined its alliance partner in Tamil Nadu, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
24 Nov 2022Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu: Palaniswami seeks action against DMK government, backs governor
Tamil Nadu Assembly's Leader of the Opposition and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) interim general secretary, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has leveled serious corruption charges against the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
11 Jul 2022AIADMK
AIADMK tussle: EPS elected as party's interim general secretary
In a big win for AIADMK coordinator E Palaniswami (EPS), the Madras High Court on Monday allowed the General Council meeting of the party where EPS was elevated as the interim general secretary of the party and abolished the dual leadership structure.
07 May 2022Tamil Nadu
Chennai: Cops face murder charges in custodial death case
An arrest threat looms large over several Tamil Nadu Police personnel in connection with the custodial death of a 25-year-old man, Vignesh, in Chennai.
15 Dec 2020Narendra Modi
Jayalalithaa's legacy continues: Amma mini clinics inaugurated in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated the Amma Mini Clinic Scheme, under which 2,000 mini clinics will be opened across the Southern state.
03 Aug 2020Tamil Nadu
Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday rejected the three-language policy as mentioned in the new National Education Policy (NEP).
27 Jun 2020Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu: Father, son die in police custody, outrage follows
In Tamil Nadu, the punishment for violating the coronavirus-induced lockdown is, shockingly, death, like the heart-wrenching story of one P Jayaraj and his son J Bennix has shown.
25 Apr 2020Tamil Nadu
TN: Panic buying grips 5 cities ahead of complete lockdown
After the Tamil Nadu government ordered a total lockdown in five cities from Sunday, social distancing went for a toss as thousands rushed to markets to stock up on essentials.
13 Apr 2020Narendra Modi
Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh extend lockdown till April 30
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced that the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be extended in the state till April 30.
28 Aug 2019Tamil Nadu
TN government launches TV channel for students preparing for JEE
In a bid to promote and boost education among all, the Tamil Nadu government launched an exclusive educational television channel called Kalvi Tholaikkaatchi (Education TV).
19 Jun 2019Tamil Nadu
Hostels shut, offices struggling: Water crisis cripples life in Chennai
In the wake of delayed monsoons and grueling heat, a severe water crisis has plagued Chennai. All four reservoirs that supply the city with water- including the Chembarambakkam lake, Chennai's largest source of drinking water- have turned dry.
19 Feb 2019Tamil Nadu
AIADMK and PMK join hands ahead of Lok Sabha polls
Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK announced a poll alliance with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) today and allotted seven Lok Sabha seats to it for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.
19 Jan 2019Tamil Nadu
TN: Body of fisherman, who drowned off Sri Lanka, cremated
The body of a 61-year-old Tamil Nadu fisherman, who drowned in the sea after his boat capsized off Neduntheevu while being chased by Sri Lankan Navy, was brought in to Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) from Lanka and cremated yesterday.
18 Dec 2018Tamil Nadu
Plastic manufacturers move Madras HC against government's plastic ban order
The Tamil Nadu Plastics Manufacturer's Association (TNPMA) moved the Madras High Court today seeking to quash a government order banning plastic, which would come into effect on January 1.
15 Dec 2018Tamil Nadu
Salem-Chennai Expressway plan has 89% takers, says K Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the land acquisition proceedings for the Salem-Chennai Expressway project was not opposed by as many as 89% of the people.
30 Nov 2018Tamil Nadu
Madras HC stays defamation case proceedings against DMK chief Stalin
The Madras High Court has stayed proceedings in a criminal defamation case against DMK president M K Stalin over certain remarks made by him against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in September.
18 Nov 2018Narendra Modi
Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja death toll rises to 45
The toll in cyclone Gaja has touched 45, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday, appealing to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities.
16 Nov 2018Tamil Nadu
Cyclone 'Gaja' claims 11 lives in TN, says CM Palaniswami
Severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja', which crossed Tamil Nadu's coast early today, has claimed 11 lives, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.
15 Nov 2018Chennai
AIADMK launches TV channel 'News J' to take on rivals
The ruling AIADMK launched 'News J', a Tamil TV channel, to take on propaganda against it by its rivals.
31 Oct 2018AIADMK
TN: Disqualified MLAs asked to vacate hostel rooms, pay rent
Post the disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators, their rooms at the MLA Hostel in Chennai have been sealed and the individuals asked to settle pending dues.
27 Oct 2018Tamil Nadu
Dreams of those who wanted to break AIADMK shattered: Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said the dreams of those who tried to break the AIADMK and come to power have been shattered following the Madras High Court verdict upholding the disqualification of 18 MLAs.
23 Sep 2018Tamil Nadu
AIADMK MLA Karunas arrested over provocative remarks
AIADMK MLA S Karunas was arrested from his residence in Chennai today over some alleged provocative remarks he made at a recent public meeting.
26 Aug 2018Tamil Nadu
Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Bay of Bengal in Chennai
The ashes of former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Bay of Bengal today, in the presence of top leaders of the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit.
20 Aug 2018Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu hotels offer discounts to encourage customers shun plastic
To encourage customers to do away with plastic bags for carrying food parcels, hotels in Tamil Nadu have announced discounts to those who bring utensils.
14 Jul 2018Narendra Modi
TN opposes Higher Education Bill; says no to scrapping UGC
The Tamil Nadu government today strongly opposed the Center's draft Bill on setting up a Higher Education Commission and wanted the existing arrangement with the University Grants Commission at the helm to continue.
25 Jun 2018Supreme Court Of India
SC to hear on plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea on June 27 filed by 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs seeking transfer of their case from the Madras High Court to the apex court after the split verdict by the High Court on June 14.
20 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
New AIIMS will come up near Madurai: TN CM Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the much-anticipated All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) facility will be set up at Thoppur near Madurai at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,500cr.
14 Jun 2018Sasikala Natarajan
Relief for AIADMK-government: Madras HC delivers split-verdict on MLAs' disqualification
The Madras HC failed to deliver a unanimous verdict on the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs last year.
05 Jun 2018Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu announces ban on plastic items, effective from 2019
On "International Environment Day", the Tamil Nadu Government announced a ban on the use of plastic items, including non-biodegradable bags, from January 2019 to "gift a plastic-free" state to future generations.
03 Jun 2018Tamil Nadu
Woman held for making derogatory remarks against TN CM Palaniswami
A 24-year-old woman, Surya Devi, was arrested today for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan in a video posted on social networking sites, police said.
24 May 2018Madras High Court
Sterlite violence: 'Police shot agitators to safeguard themselves,' says CM
A fresh controversy erupted today when TN CM E Palaniswami defended police-firing on protesters, saying they were "defend(ing) and safeguard(ing) themselves."
17 May 2018Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu: Government to offer UG engineering courses in Anna-University
Tamil Nadu government today introduced four undergraduate (UG) engineering courses in three zonal campuses of state-run Anna University.
07 May 2018Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for Jaya memorial 'mandapam'
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today laid the foundation stone for a memorial "mandapam" of late J Jayalalithaa in Chennai abutting her burial site on the Marina beachfront.
02 Apr 2018Rajinikanth
Kamal Haasan joins agitation against Sterlite plant
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan visited Kumarettiapuram in Tuticorin district to express support with people protesting against a Sterlite Industries plant for the last 49 days.
25 Mar 2018Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu's maiden UDAN flight takes off from Salem
Almost seven years later, flight services between Salem and Chennai were resumed on Sunday under the Centre's regional connectivity scheme 'UDAN.'
10 Mar 2018Supreme Court Of India
Water Resources Ministry's "Cauvery issue" meeting is "eye-wash": DMK's Stalin
Tamil Nadu's main opposition party DMK described as an "eye-wash" a meeting convened by Union Water Resources Ministry with stakeholder states on Cauvery issue yesterday.
01 Mar 2018Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu government unveils 24-hour helpline for students
Tamil Nadu Government today said a 24-hour helpline has been set up for the first time in the country that would provide information on education and offer guidance to students.
23 Nov 2017Sasikala Natarajan
EC: Two leaves symbol goes to EPS-OPS led AIADMK
In a setback to AIADMK's Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction, EC has granted the party's two-leaves symbol to the faction led by CM E Palaniswami (EPS) and deputy CM O Panneerselvam (OPS).
04 Nov 2017Chennai
Chennai reels under heavy rains: 12 killed, schools remain shut
Torrential rains continued to lash Chennai, crippling normal life and raising the death-toll to 12 from the northeast-monsoon that arrived on 27 October.
23 Sep 2017Tamil Nadu
We all lied about Jayalalithaa's health: TN forest Minister
Tamil Nadu Minister for Forests C. Sreenivasan apologized for "lying" to the people about the late CM J. Jayalalithaa's health when she was in the hospital.
12 Sep 2017AIADMK
AIADMK meet: Sasikala sacked, Jayalalithaa to remain "eternal general secretary"
At its general council meet, the AIADMK decided to sack VK Sasikala as the general secretary of the party.
06 Sep 2017Sasikala Natarajan
AIADMK politics: TN CM Palaniswami gets support of 111 MLAs
TN's opposition has been asking the AIADMK government to prove its majority. TTV Dhinakaran, Sasikala's nephew and head of AIADMK's another faction, has been claiming that he has sleeper MLAs within the party who will back him.
18 Aug 2017Tamil Nadu
TN CM Palaniswami orders judicial probe on Jayalalithaa's death
Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami has ordered a judicial probe on former CM and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's widely-speculated-about death.
07 Aug 2017Tamil Nadu
AIADMK crisis: Fresh war of words between Dhinakaran, Palaniswamy camps
The AIADMK's internal war reached new heights as both warring factions- one under Edappadi Palaniswamy and another led by TTV Dhinakaran- leveled accusations at each other.
04 Jul 2017Tamil Nadu
Mystery continues: After guard's murder, Jayalalithaa's estate accountant found dead
The chain of events following former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's death has become even more mysterious. Another person associated with her was found hanging, the second death in two months.
14 Jun 2017Tamil Nadu
TN cash for MLA sting: Opposition DMK members detained
Opposition DMK leader MK Stalin was detained along with other party members after a ruckus was created in the Tamil Nadu Assembly over the cash for MLAs sting operation.
05 Jun 2017Chennai
AIADMK's Dhinakaran out on bail; to resume party work
AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who is out of prison on bail, returned to Chennai sending the message he is still the party's boss and would resume the work.