The union government has proposed the linking of Godhavari and Cauvery rivers to facilitate the optimum utilisation of surplus water going waste into the sea, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has said. With the Cauvery case coming up before the Supreme Court today, the current situation does not warrant any discussion with anyone over the issue of sharing of Cauvery… Continue reading "Central govt planning to link Cauvery-Godhavari, TN will get more water: CM"
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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"
Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has urged district collectors to ensure that no file stagnates on their desks. Addressing IAS officers on the second day of collectors and superintendents of police conference at the secretariat here on Tuesday, he asked them to perform better service to people. He also had a word of praise for their handling of the drought… Continue reading "Don’t allow files to stagnate, CM tells Collectors"
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy on Monday described extremism, communalism and left-wing terrorism as “very big threats” to the society, and called for strengthening intelligence mechanisms to tackle anti-social elements. Inaugurating the three-day conference of Distrct Collectors and the Superintendents of Police (SPs) at the State Secretarat here, he said only if the Collectors and SPs maintain law and… Continue reading "CM orders strict action against wrong-doers"
Meetings were on in full swing in both Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and O Panneerselvam camps as Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dinakaran is expected to break his silence and announce his political plans on August 5. Dinakaran on Tuesday said he will resume party work on August 4 after a two-month hiatus and embark on a state-wide tour to seek merger… Continue reading "Ahead of Dinakaran comeback, EPS & OPS teams weigh merger and other options"
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought exemption for the state from the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. “The chief minister insisted that exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu should be given considering the welfare of the students,” said an official release. Also, Palaniswami on Tuesday called on NDA’s vice presidential nominee M… Continue reading "CM meets Modi, OPS meets Kovind"
Both the warring factions of the ruling AIADMK on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of Union Ministers in New Delhi to exert pressure on the Centre to get the Presidential assent for two Bills exempting Tamil Nadu from NEET, besides taking up other issues concerning the state. Quoting sources, reports said that former chief minister O… Continue reading "OPS, EPS teams in Delhi over AIADMK, TN issues"
Close on the heels of chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announcing that his party AIADMK (Amma) would support the NDA presidential candidate, the rival faction led by former CM O Panneerselvam followed suit and extended support to former Bihar governor, Ram Nath Kovind. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi sealed the pact with EPS, BJP national president Amit Shah is said… Continue reading "With EPS, OPS supporting Kovind, what will Dinakaran decide?"
A day after AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran met aunt and party chief V K Sasikala in Bengaluru jail, more than 20 party MLAs from the Edapaddi Palaniswani (EPS) camp met Dinakaran at his residence on Tuesday. According to a Sasikala loyalist, VP Kalairajan, as many as 29 MLAs so far met Dinakaran. Kalairajan affirmed that Dinakaran is still the deputy… Continue reading "As 29 MLAs meet Dinakaran, CM & OPS go into huddle"
The two factions of the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu- AIADMK Amma led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and AIADMK PTA headed by his predecessor O Panneerselvam-vied with each other in inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the birth centenary celebrations of AIADMK founder M G Ramchandran, popularly called as MGR. Palaniswami submitted a letter requesting him to unveil the… Continue reading "Edappadi’s or OPS’: Whose function Modi will attend?"