Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said 17 trekkers lost their lives in the Kurangani Hills forest fire in Theni district on March 11, because of not following rules. Addressing the assembly during the debate session, DMK working president MK Stalin alleged that forest officials didn’t get in touch with the updates of Forest Survey of India (FSI).… Continue reading "CM talks about forest fire, cops’ suicides"
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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband Natarajan Maruthappa passed away at the age of 76 at a hospital in Chennai Tuesday morning. The Gleneagles Global Health City said in a statement: “It is with profound grief and sorrow that we announce the sad demise of Mr. Natarajan Maruthappa at 1.35 am today (20.3.2018).” It added: “Every possible clinical attempt was… Continue reading "Sasikala’s hubby Natarajan passes away"
Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband, M Natarajan, is critical and on ventilator support at Gleneagles Global Health City in Chennai. It is said that Sasikala has applied for parole and would come out of Parpana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru to visit her husband. “Natarajan Maruthappa was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), Gleneagles Global (Hospital), on March 16… Continue reading "Natarajan condition critical, Sasikala to come out on parole"
Sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out a search at the house of the four accused in 2016 murder of Hindu Munnani leader C Sasikumar in Coimbatore. Taking up the investigation into the murder of Sasikumar, the NIA has recently sought custodial interrogation of two suspects who were arrested in the connection with the murder. NIA officials interrogated two… Continue reading "NIA raids houses of suspects in Hindu Munnani leader’s murder"
Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar on Friday found himself in a fresh controversy after the footage of his interaction with a woman reporter of a Tamil news channel was aired in the media. On Thursday, Vijayabaskar had praised the reporter’s spectacles on camera and called her “beautiful” multiple times in response to a question asking details about a meeting… Continue reading "Minister Vijayabaskar calls female reporter ‘beautiful’, regrets later"
After Andhra Pradesh’s ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday pulled out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and was set to move a no-confidence motion against the government, Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK said it was yet to decide on its move. Meanwhile, speaking to newsmen at Erode on Friday afternoon, Stalin said chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and deputy… Continue reading "AIADMK yet to decide on ‘no-confidence motion’ in Parliament, DMK backs Dravida Naadu demand"
The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the Centre set up a Cauvery water management board and a Cauvery water regulation committee within six weeks as ordered by the Supreme Court on February 16. Soon after Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami moved the resolution at a special sitting of the Assembly, floor leaders of various… Continue reading "TN Assembly passes unanimous resolution urging Centre to form Cauvery board"
Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam, also handling finance portfolio, presented the State budget 2018-19 in the Assembly on Thursday. There were no new taxes in the Tamil Nadu budget for the year 2018-19, but OPS made a slew of announcements worth thousands of crores of rupees in the budget. Panneerselvam presented a budget that projected a revenue… Continue reading "OPS presents tax-free budget, DMK stages walkout"
The budget session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly started today, with deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, who holds the finance portfolio, presenting the budget. In the evening, both the ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK have called for meetings of their MLAs, to discuss strategies for the Assembly session. Tamil Nadu government is mulling passing a resolution on Cauvery… Continue reading "TN budget session starts, AIADMK & DMK MLAs meeting in evening"
A special CBI court in Chennai on Wednesday discharged former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran in the “illegal” telephone exchange case. The Maran brothers and the others, the former Minister’s then personal secretary V Gowthaman; former Chief General Managers of BSNL K Brahmanathan; former Deputy General Manager of BSNL M Velusamy; Sun TV network’s vice-president (technical)… Continue reading "Maran brothers discharged in illegal telephone exchange case"