The Tamil Nadu Police, who on Sunday arrested from New Delhi two persons who were allegedly involved in a robbery in late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s Kodanadu estate in the Nilgiris and had accused the incumbent CM Edappadi Palaniswamy of having links with the break at the estate in April 2017, reportedly brought them to Chennai today. The two —… Continue reading "Two men who alleged EPS’ hand in Kodanadu crimes brought to Chennai from Delhi"
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Coming down heavily on opposition parties for their efforts to form a grand alliance against the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday the BJP is here to serve the country whereas on the other side there are “opportunistic alliance, dynastic parties”. During an interaction with booth-level BJP workers from five parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu, he said, “They… Continue reading "Modi interacts with TN BJP workers, asks them to focus on first-time voters"
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami Saturday denied any links with the murder of a security guard and break-in at late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s Kodanadu estate bungalow in 2017, as claimed in a video release by Tehelka former Editor and said legal action would be taken against those involved in publishing such false information. Referring to journalist Samuel Mathew releasing… Continue reading "CM denies murder charges, says rivals behind allegations"
The Madras High Court on Friday rejected former Minister P Balakrishna Reddy’s plea to suspend his three-year imprisonment sentence in a 1998 rioting case. Justice V Parthiban dismissed the plea by Reddy, seeking to suspend the conviction and three-year sentence till the final disposal of his appeal challenging the January 7 order of the special court. The judge said, “This… Continue reading "No relief for Balakrishna Reddy, as HC refuses to stay sentence by special court"
In a breather to the Tamil Nadu government, the Madras high court today relaxed its earlier order restricting distribution of Rs 1,000 Pongal cash gift to ration card holders belonging to below poverty line and low-income group only. The High Court said in its order: “Since a responsible officer has submitted through a sworn affidavit that those with non-priority household… Continue reading "HC relaxes stay on Rs 1000 Pongal gift"
Pointing out that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was looking forward to strengthen the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that they cherished their old friends and were open to alliances. The Prime Minister’s remarks came during his interaction with booth level BJP workers of five parliamentary constituencies of Arakkonam, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Erode and… Continue reading "Modi drops hints about BJP’s alliance in TN"
The Madras High Court today once again refused to stay the ban on single-use plastic products. It has also instructed the authorities concerned to not needlessly harass traders in the guise of the plastic ban. The traders have been alleging that the officials, confused over the G.O, indiscriminately confiscated all plastic items which are not listed in the annexure of… Continue reading "HC’s warning to officials over plastic ban, asks them not to harass traders"
Greater Chennai city Police have launched a new online citizen service–Police Verification Services dispensing with the present system of visiting the police station for verification. It was launched by Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan in the presence of State Crime Records Bureau Additional Director Seema Agarwal, who is his wife. She said the aim of the new service would be to… Continue reading "Chennai police get more tech savvy, launch online verification services"
The Madras high court today stayed the Tamil Nadu government’s Pongal gift of Rs 1,000 in cash to all ration card holders. The court restricted the State government from giving Pongal gift of Rs 1,000 to those above the poverty line. It also questioned why cash is being given to everyone and not just to those below the poverty line.… Continue reading "High Court says Pongal cash gift only for those below poverty line"
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced the creation of a new district with Kallakurichi as its headquarters. This will be done by bifurcating Villupuram district. With the creation Kallakurichi district, the number of districtsin the state will go up to 33. The CM was making the announcement while replying to the motion of thanks to the governor’s… Continue reading "Kallakurichi becomes TN’s 33rd district, to be carved out from Villupuram"