Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Thangam Thennarasu on Monday presented the budget for 2024-25 with a host of new schemes for almost all sections of the society based on the seven focal points – Social Justice, Welfare of the marginalized, Transforming young Tamils as global achievers, Knowledge based economy, Equality focused on welfare of women, Sustainable Green Future and Tamil Language… Continue reading "Key takeaways from Tamil Nadu Budget"
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Tamil Nadu Higher Education Secretary A. Karthik has instructed Periyar University Vice-Chancellor R. Jagannathan to suspend Registrar (full additional charge) K. Thangavel. Following various allegations against Periyar University and its registrar (FAC), K. Thangavel, on January 9, 2023, the Higher Education Department ordered an investigation into 13 complaints, including the appointment of a physical education director and librarian in violation… Continue reading "State government directs Periyar University V-C to suspend Registrar"
Chief Minister M K Stalin urged Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to ‘strongly take up the matter with the Sri Lankan Government’ for the immediate release of all the fishermen and their fishing boat apprehended in two back-to-back incidents during the Pongal season. ‘With a sense of deep anguish, I would like to draw your attention to the repeated… Continue reading "CM Stalin wants release of fishermen held in Lanka"
The State government on Thursday launched its fourth ambitious climate change mitigation mission called “Tamil Nadu Sustainably Harnessing Ocean Resources and Blue Economy (TN-SHORE), also known as Tamil Nadu Coastal Restoration Mission. With assistance from the World Bank, the State would be pumping in a whopping Rs 1,675 crore over the next five years to arrest sea erosion, reduce marine… Continue reading "State govt. to implement Coastal Restoration Mission at cost of ₹1,675 crore"
The indefinite strike that was started by Tamil Nadu transport unions on Tuesday has been called off, with buses set to resume services from Thursday. The transport strike had raised concerns amongst residents as the Tamil festival ‘Pongal’ is just around the corner. The unions have demanded the signing of the 15th wage revision agreement to increase pay and fill… Continue reading "Will suspend bus strike till January 19, transport unions tell HC"
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will visit the flood-ravaged southern district of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday and will also review the situation with the district collector. Normalcy is gradually returning in this coastal district with the State administration and civic authorities involved in relief and restoration work. Those who have been temporarily lodged in relief camps have started… Continue reading "Nirmala Sitharaman to assess flood damages today"
The Executive Committee and the General Council meeting of the AIADMK began today. More than 2,000 EC and General Council members are attending the key meeting of the party being held at a marriage hall at suburban Vaanagaram, the usual venue where such meetings are being held. even during the leadership of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa. This is the first… Continue reading "AIADMK to discuss LS poll plans in city today"
A six-member inter-ministerial central team led by Kunal Satyarthi, advisor (policy and plan), National Disaster Management Authority, will be visiting all rain-hit areas on Tuesday and Wednesday to make a spot assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Michaung. On Thursday, they may have a wrap-up meeting with Chief Minister MK Stalin before leaving for New Delhi. The team will… Continue reading "Central team to begin flood-damage study today"
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has written to Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Jiwal to book certain Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) officials. It has claimed that these DVAC personnel illegally entered the ED sub-zonal office in Madurai and stole various sensitive case records of the central probe agency. The DVAC was said to be investigating allegations… Continue reading "ED asks TN DGP to register FIR against DVAC sleuths"
In a move to curb and counter the radical elements in the state, the Tamil Nadu government accorded sanction to set up an Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). A Government Order (GO) — dated 18 November — issued in this regard stated that the squad would function under the control of an Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (Intelligence). The squad will… Continue reading "TN forms first Anti-Terrorism Squad with 383 police personnel"