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OPS gets ‘Electric pole’, Sasikala gets ‘Hat’ by the Election Commission

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Amid the division of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK, the Election Commission on Thursday allotted the O Panneerselvam camp the name AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma with the symbol of ‘Electricity Pole‘, while the Sasikala faction has been named AIADMK Amma with the ‘Hat‘ symbol. ALSO READ: Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir dispute: SC tells parties to …

DMK to move no confidence motion against speaker in TN assembly

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Amid political instability in the state, Tamil Nadu Opposition party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday to move a no-confidence notice against Speaker P Dhanapal. This comes a day after the Election Commission had issued an interim order freezing the ‘two leaves’ election symbol of AIADMK, saying both the rival camps cannot use the party symbol …

‘TN may become another Punjab due to easy tobacco access’ says HC

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Alarmed that “Tamil Nadu may become another Punjab one day” due to easy availability of tobacco products to young students, the Madras High Court today asked authorities to conduct preventive raids to check the malady.  “If this situation is allowed to continue, one day Tamil Nadu might become another Punjab,” observed Justice N Kirubakaran while …

Indian fisherman shot dead by Lankan navy

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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Rameswaram: A 22-year-old Indian fisherman was allegedly shot dead  by the Sri Lankan navy while he was fishing in a mechanised boat at a short distance off Katchatheevu islet, fisheries department officials said. The incident occurred this evening when Bridgo, from Thangachimadam in central Rameswaram of Tamil Nadu, was fishing near the islet along with …

Madras HC gives a nod to Coca Cola, Pepsi to use Tamiraparani River water

Thursday, March 02, 2017

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The Madras High Court said today that Coca-Cola and Pepsi will not be banned from using water from the river Tamiraparani in Tamil Nadu. The verdict came four months after the cola giants were stopped from using the water amid protests. A petitioner had argued that thousands of farmers are suffering as Pepsi and Coke …

Jayalalithaa’s niece makes political debut; announces new political outfit

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Amid political instability in the state of Tamil Nadu, in a bid to claim the legacy of aunt, Deepa Jayakumar, niece of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa formed a new political outfit on Friday and is all set to jump into poll fray from Chennai’s RK Nagar. ALSO READ: ‘Kanpur train accident was conspiracy from across …

Three-year-old’s body found in dumping yard

Monday, February 20, 2017

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The body of a three-year-old was found in a dumping yard on the outskirts of the city in Ennore on Monday. The bothree-year-olddy of the baby was found with a piece of cloth inside her mouth and two persons have been arrested for the same. ALSO READ: Home Ministry forwards MLAT request to MEA to bring …

Tamil Nadu government announces closure of 500 liquor retail outlet

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced the closure of 500 state-run liquor retail outlets. The announcement was part of late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa’s promise to usher in prohibition in the state in a phased manner, Palaniswami said in his first formal press conference since his elevation as Chief Minister last …

Tamil Nadu crisis: ‘Trust vote won by Chief Minister E Palaniswami Illegal,’ DMK claims in Court

Monday, February 20, 2017

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The theatrical trust vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly in which Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami won took another turn as it had been challenged by the opposition DMK. Its request to cancel the vote is likely to be heard by the Madras High Court on Tuesday. Reports suggests that, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday asked for …

Tamil Nadu Crisis LIVE updates: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami wins trust vote

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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The Tamil Nadu crisis for the leadership of the state will come to a close as  Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami will seek a vote of confidence in the Assembly on Saturday. According to TNCC chief Su Thirunavakkarasar, Congress will vote against Edappadi K Palaniswami government. ALSO READ: Stone-pelting youths waves Pakistani flags during clash with security …

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