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MLA seeks public’s opinion on support to AIADMK factions

Monday, February 13, 2017

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Nagapattinam: Amid political instability in Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam MLA M Thamimum Ansari has sought a referendum asking people to tell him which of the two AIADMK factions should receive his support. The MLA is the general secretary of Manithaneya Jananayaka Katchi which contested in alliance with the AIADMK on that party’s two leaves symbol in the …

Tamil Nadu crisis LIVE Updates: Panneerselvam recommends inquiry into Jayalalithaa’s death

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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The death of J Jayalalithaa led to a major political unrest in the state of Tamil Nadu as AIADMK General Secretary, VK Sasikala, is taking over as Chief Minister of the state after forcing O Panneerselvam to resign. In a dramatic press conference outside J Jayalalithaa’s memorial at Marina Beach late on Tuesday evening,  Panneerselvam claimed …

Panneerselvam dismisses Sasikala’s charge of DMK conspiracy

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam on Wednesday dismissed AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala’s charge that DMK was behind his revolt against the party leadership and said she has no powers to sack him as Treasurer. “She should be asked to explain the basis of her charge. I was never cordial with DMK. A look …

Ten TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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Rameswaram (TN): Ten fishermen were today arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel when they were fishing off Neduntheevu near the island nation, officials said. The Lankan Naval personnel also allegedly damaged fishing nets and other equipment besides seizing their boat, Assistant Director of Fisheries Kolinjinathan said. ALSO READ: Pollution claims eight deaths daily in Delhi, says …

Sasikala opposes Sasikala for CM position

Monday, February 06, 2017

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Expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Puspha today opposed party chief V K Sasikala becoming the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, alleging she had a “criminal background”. In letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, she said, “It is condemnable to nominate or invite Sasikala Natarajan to be a Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu due to her criminal background. All criminal …

Chennai clears oil spill manually

Thursday, February 02, 2017

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Amid massive oil spill following the collision of two cargo ships off the Kamarajar Port in Ennore has been polluting Chennai’s beaches. Hundreds of Coast Guard personnel and volunteers have taken it upon themselves to manually clear the near 20 tonnes of oil spill. According to reports, along the beach near Ennore, a Chennai suburb, …

SC to hear Jallikattu matters on Jan 31

Friday, January 27, 2017

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will hear all Jallikattu matters on January 31 after the Centre filed a plea seeking to withdraw the January 6 notification, allowing the bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra allowed all the applications related to Jallikattu to be …

Jallikattu: Kamal Haasan condemns police action; demands explanation

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Chennai: A day after police forcibly evicted pro-jallkattu protesters, actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday questioned the action and said he was shocked that women and children were also reportedly caught in the melee. The popular actor said he wanted ‘reasonable explanation’ for the police action. He said women and children were also reportedly affected by …

Jallikattu: ‘Some protesters belong to ultra-left outfits,’ says Police

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Theni (TN): Police on Tuesday said some of the protesters, who took part in the pro-jallikattu agitation here, belonged to ultra-left organisations such as the CPI(ML) and Revolutionary Youth Front of India. Police said many protesters did not have a proper answer when they were asked why were they continuing with the protest when an ordinance …

Jallikattu protest: Tamil Nadu government passes bill to revoke ban on Jallikattu

Monday, January 23, 2017

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In a major move by the state government, the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly on Monday passed a bill to revoke Supreme Court’s ban on bull-taming festival Jallikattu. Earlier, Protests at Chennai’s Marina Beach over Jallikattu reached a new high when it turned violent as hundreds resisted the police who arrived at 5 am in large numbers and physically removed protesters. …

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