Tamilnadu government on Tuesday announced formation of 6 new Corporations by upgrading existing municipalities and merging a few adjoining local bodies. Referring to repeated requests to upgrade urban local bodies, Municipal Administration Minister KN Nehru, replying to the debate on demand for grants in the Assembly, said that a new Corporation would be created merging Tambaram, Pallavaram, Sembakkam, Pammal and… Continue reading "TN government announces formation of six new Corporations"
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday paid rich tributes to DMK stalwart and former chief minister, the late M Karunanidhi, and unveiled his portrait in the state Assembly at the centenary function on Monday. He also praised the Tamilnadu Assembly for enacting many progressive legislations, which were replicated across the country. After unveiling the portrait, the President who addressed the… Continue reading "Kovind unveils Karunanidhi’s portrait, Stalin recalls late CM’s contribution"
After Tamilnadu, the AINRC-led NDA government in Puducherry has decided to oppose Karnataka’s proposed dam on river Cauvery at Mekedatu, with Chief Minister N Rangasamy set to take up the issue with the Centre, official sources said on Wednesday. Rangasamy would write shortly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat seeking their intervention in… Continue reading "Puducherry to follow Tamilnadu’s way in Mekedatu issue"
At a time when Cauvery river water issue is boiling between Tamilnadu and Karnataka, Chief Minister M K Stalin, on Friday, announced that a meeting of all legislative parties to discuss Mekedatu issue will be held on 12 July. “Tamilnadu stands determined against contraction of dam despite Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa writing a letter and asking Tamil Nadu… Continue reading "TN legislative parties to discuss Mekedatu issue on 12 July"
Tamilnadu has reported 3,300 mucormycosis cases and 122 related deaths so far, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday. He appealed to the people to seek medical advice on time for early treatment. Owing to the increase in cases across the State, the government has established special wards to treat those infected with mucormycosis at government medical college hospitals and… Continue reading "Tamilnadu has reported 3,300 mucormycosis cases so far"
Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday urged his Karnataka counterpart B S Yediyurappa not to pursue the Mekedatu project, a day after the latter requested him to not oppose that initiative. Rejecting Karnataka’s stand that implementation of this project would not affect the interests of Tamil Nadu farmers, Stalin, in a letter to Yediyurappa, said that this view… Continue reading "Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin asks his Karnataka counterpart not to pursue Mekedatu project"
With the current phase of lockdown scheduled to end on 5 July, the State government on Friday issued orders to extend the lockdown with more relaxations. The government has removed the already existing divisions of districts into three and provided relaxations uniformly across the State, except the containment zones. The government has cancelled e-passes and e-permits required for inter-district travel… Continue reading "TN government extends lockdown, cancels e-pass, announces more relaxations"
A meeting of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) on Friday directed the Karnataka government to release the June and July monthly stipulated quantum of Cauvery waters to Tamilnadu for kuruvai cultivation. At the 12th meeting of CWMA, which was conducted through video conference facility, State PWD Additional Chief Secretary Dr Sandeep Saxena and other top officials from TN government… Continue reading "CWMA directs Karnataka to release Cauvery water to Tamilnadu for Kuruvai cultivation"
In a case of police brutality caught on camera, a Special Sub Inspector (SSI) was arrested on charges of murder after a farmer he allegedly beat up at a checkpost in Salem district succumbed to his injuriesat a hospital. The SSI, Periasamy was also placed under suspension, pending departmental inquiry. A day after the incident, A Murugesan, 40, the farmer… Continue reading "Farmer dies after getting beaten by police"
Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the Union Petroleum Ministry to cancel the bid process for hydrocarbon extraction at Vadatheru in Pudukkottai. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Stalin referred to bids invited by the ministry for development of oil and gas fields at Vadatheru in Pudukkottai district in Cauvery Basin on… Continue reading "Stalin asks Modi to cancel bid process of hydrocarbon extracation in TN"