Articles about Edappadi K. Palaniswami

Chennai: Cops face murder charges in custodial death case

07 May 2022

India
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.

Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

27 Jan 2021

Politics
Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

VK Sasikala, the expelled AIADMK leader and close aide of Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, was on Wednesday released from a Bengaluru prison after spending four years behind bars.

Jayalalithaa's legacy continues: Amma mini clinics inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

15 Dec 2020

India
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.

Tamil Nadu: Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu, 72, dies due to COVID-19

01 Nov 2020

India
Tamil Nadu: Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu, 72, dies due to COVID-19

Tamil Nadu's Minister for Agriculture, R Doraikkannu, passed away on Saturday after battling COVID-19. The 72-year-old leader breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai.

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

10 Aug 2020

Politics
Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

With a tweet on Sunday, Lok Sabha MP from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi sparked a heated conversation surrounding language and attempted to slam the BJP-led Centre for imposing Hindi across the nation.

Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP

03 Aug 2020

India
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).

Tamil Nadu: Father, son die in police custody, outrage follows

27 Jun 2020

India
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.

TN: Panic buying grips 5 cities ahead of complete lockdown

25 Apr 2020

India
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.

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh extend lockdown till April 30

13 Apr 2020

India
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.

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

12 Mar 2020

Politics
Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday announced that he never wanted to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but wants to bring change in the political discourse.

Coimbatore: Woman hit by truck while avoiding AIADMK flagpole

12 Nov 2019

India
Coimbatore: Woman hit by truck while avoiding AIADMK flagpole

A 30-year-old woman met with a road accident on Monday as an AIADMK flagpole allegedly fell on a highway in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

TN government launches TV channel for students preparing for JEE

28 Aug 2019

India
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).

Hostels shut, offices struggling: Water crisis cripples life in Chennai

19 Jun 2019

India
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.

Kamal Haasan withdraws from poll-race, promises 50L jobs in manifesto

25 Mar 2019

Politics
Kamal Haasan withdraws from poll-race, promises 50L jobs in manifesto

On Sunday, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan announced that he wouldn't contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections or Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu while stressing that all "candidates were his faces".

AIADMK, BJP seal Tamil Nadu's deal for Lok Sabha elections

19 Feb 2019

Politics
AIADMK, BJP seal Tamil Nadu's deal for Lok Sabha elections

A day after BJP and Shiv Sena reached an understanding in Maharashtra for the upcoming general elections, the saffron party sealed a deal with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

AIADMK and PMK join hands ahead of Lok Sabha polls

19 Feb 2019

Politics
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.

TN: Body of fisherman, who drowned off Sri Lanka, cremated

19 Jan 2019

India
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.

Plastic manufacturers move Madras HC against government's plastic ban order

18 Dec 2018

India
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.

Salem-Chennai Expressway plan has 89% takers, says K Palaniswami

15 Dec 2018

India
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.

Madras HC stays defamation case proceedings against DMK chief Stalin

30 Nov 2018

India
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.

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja death toll rises to 45

18 Nov 2018

India
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.

Cyclone 'Gaja' claims 11 lives in TN, says CM Palaniswami

16 Nov 2018

India
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.

AIADMK launches TV channel 'News J' to take on rivals

15 Nov 2018

Politics
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.

TN: Disqualified MLAs asked to vacate hostel rooms, pay rent

31 Oct 2018

Politics
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.

Dreams of those who wanted to break AIADMK shattered: Palaniswami

27 Oct 2018

Politics
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.

Win for EPS, Madras-HC upholds disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs

25 Oct 2018

Politics
Win for EPS, Madras-HC upholds disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs

In a major relief to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs, loyal to the Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction of AIADMK.

AIADMK MLA Karunas arrested over provocative remarks

23 Sep 2018

India
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.

Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Bay of Bengal in Chennai

26 Aug 2018

India
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.

Tamil Nadu hotels offer discounts to encourage customers shun plastic

20 Aug 2018

India
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.

Karunanidhi is stable, DMK cadres shout 'Yamraj Go Away'

30 Jul 2018

Politics
Karunanidhi is stable, DMK cadres shout 'Yamraj Go Away'

Thousands of DMK cadres refused to leave Chennai's Kauvery Hospital and chanted 'Yamraj Go Away' after the former chief minister M Karunanidhi's health suffered a slight setback.

TN opposes Higher Education Bill; says no to scrapping UGC

14 Jul 2018

India
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

25 Jun 2018

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.

New AIIMS will come up near Madurai: TN CM Palaniswami

20 Jun 2018

India
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.

Relief for AIADMK-government: Madras HC delivers split-verdict on MLAs' disqualification

14 Jun 2018

Politics
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.

Sasikala's estranged brother Dhivakaran launches 'Anna Dravidar Kazhagam' political party

10 Jun 2018

Politics
Sasikala's estranged brother Dhivakaran launches 'Anna Dravidar Kazhagam' political party

The estranged brother of deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, V Dhivakaran, today launched his political party "Anna Dravidar Kazhagam", named after Dravidian veteran CN Annadurai in Tamil Nadu's Mannargudi.

Tamil Nadu announces ban on plastic items, effective from 2019

05 Jun 2018

India
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.

Woman held for making derogatory remarks against TN CM Palaniswami

03 Jun 2018

India
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.

Sterlite violence: 'Police shot agitators to safeguard themselves,' says CM

24 May 2018

India
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."

Tamil Nadu: Government to offer UG engineering courses in Anna-University

17 May 2018

India
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.

Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for Jaya memorial 'mandapam'

07 May 2018

India
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.