K Palaniswami

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

01 Nov 2020

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.

TN government launches TV channel for students preparing for JEE

28 Aug 2019

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).

AIADMK and PMK join hands ahead of Lok Sabha polls

19 Feb 2019

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.

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

18 Dec 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

AIADMK MLA Karunas arrested over provocative remarks

23 Sep 2018

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

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

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.

TN opposes Higher Education Bill; says no to scrapping UGC

14 Jul 2018

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

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

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.

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

10 Jun 2018

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

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

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.

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

17 May 2018

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

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.

Tamil Nadu's maiden UDAN flight takes off from Salem

25 Mar 2018

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

10 Mar 2018

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.

Tamil Nadu government unveils 24-hour helpline for students

01 Mar 2018

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.

TN CM Palaniswami orders judicial probe on Jayalalithaa's death

18 Aug 2017

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.

Mystery continues: After guard's murder, Jayalalithaa's estate accountant found dead

04 Jul 2017

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.