Edappadi K. Palaniswami: News

13 Jun 2023

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK passes resolution against BJP's Annamalai over 'jibe' at Jayalalithaa

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday said that a condemnation resolution has been passed against K Annamalai, Tamil Nadu's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, reported ANI.

09 Mar 2023

Tamil 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 2022

Tamil 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 2022


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 2022

Tamil 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 2020

Narendra 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 2020

Tamil 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 2020

Tamil 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 2020

Tamil 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 2020

Narendra 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 2019

Tamil 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 2019

Tamil 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 2019

Tamil 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 2019

Tamil 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Narendra 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018


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 2018


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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Narendra 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.

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 2018

Narendra 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 2018

Sasikala 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Madras 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018

Tamil 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 2018


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 2018

Tamil 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.'

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 2018

Tamil 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 2017

Sasikala 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 2017


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 2017

Tamil 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 2017


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 2017

Sasikala 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.

07 Aug 2017

Tamil 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.

14 Jun 2017

Tamil 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 2017


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.