I-T raids at TN real estate firm G Square across 50 locations after 'DMK files' episode

IT department conducts raid in 50 locations related to popular real estate firm G Square in TN and Karnataka. The raids come a week after TN BJP state president K Annamalai released 'DMK Files'. The file contained details of properties owned by DMK family members, Ministers, MLAs and MPs.

published on : 24th April 2023

Tamil Nadu custodial torture: All you need to know

At least 10 young men from the Ambasamudram police division in Tamil Nadu have come forward, alleging that Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Balveer Singh IPS tortured them by removing their teeth with cutting pliers and, in the case of two men, crushing their testicles.Tamil Nadu CM, MK Stalin, informed the State Assembly on March 29 that ASP Balveer Singh has been placed under suspension.

published on : 29th March 2023

AIADMK power struggle: EPS takes over as general secretary after Madras HC rejects OPS' plea

In a big setback for O Panneerselvam, the Madras High Court on March 28 dismissed his plea, paving the way for interim chief Edappadi K Palaniswami’s (EPS) elevation as the AIADMK general secretary, its top, powerful post. Madras HC refused to stay election to the post of general secretary of AIADMK. HC also dismissed pleas moved by the OPS faction challenging the resolutions passed in the July 11, 2022, general council of the party.

published on : 28th March 2023

Tamil Nadu Budget 2023-24: All you need to know

Tamil Nadu's Finance Minister P Thiaga Rajan presented the MK Stalin-led government's third budget for 2023-24 on Monday with a significant emphasis on education, infrastructure and healthcare sectors.

published on : 20th March 2023

AIADMK leader EPS, MLAs arrested for holding protest against Speaker without police permission

AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami was detained by police officials, along with his supporters, for holding a hunger strike in Chennai’s Valluvar Kottam on Wednesday. The leaders were then detained by the police since they did not seek permission for holding the protest.

published on : 19th October 2022

AIADMK power tussle: OPS wins legal battle in Madras HC, major setback for EPS

In a major setback for AIADMK leader E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court ruled that his appointment as the party's general secretary is not valid. It also reinstated former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam as the coordinator of the AIADMK. On the issue of party leadership, the court has now ordered a status quo as on June 23. Justice G Jayachandran made it clear that the general council meeting can only be convened jointly by the coordinator and joint coordinator of the party. Hence, the general council meeting that happened on July 11, in which Edappadi K Palaniswami was made the interim general secretary, stands invalid.

published on : 17th August 2022

BJP office-bearer sticks Modi's photograph on billboards for 44th Chess Olympiad

A BJP office-bearer on Wednesday affixed bright portraits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on billboards put up here as part of the Tamil Nadu government's publicity campaign for the 44th Chess Olympiad, set to commence on July 28. Amar Prasad Reddy, president of the sports and skill development cell of Tamil Nadu BJP, released a video clip of him fixing photographs of Modi on hoardings, along with two others.

published on : 27th July 2022

AIADMK scraps dual leadership; EPS to take on the reigns, OPS ousted

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) annulled the dual leadership structure and formally appointed Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) as the party’s Interim General Secretary. O Panneerselvam was expelled from the party's primary membership for allegedly "anti-party" activities. Meanwhile, workers of the two rival factions clashed outside the party headquarters. AIADMK men threw stones at each other and damaged vehicles.

published on : 11th July 2022

Miffed Panneerselvam walks out of AIADMK general council meet

AIADMK Coordinator O #panneerselvam on June 23 walked out of the party's General Council meeting here after it stuck to the single leadership demand and favoured his rival and party Joint Coordinator #edappadipalanisamy (EPS).

published on : 23rd June 2022

Tamil culture is global, its language eternal: PM Modi; CM Stalin demands official status for Tamil

#PMModi on May 26th said that Tamil language is eternal and Tamil culture is global. PM Modi's statements came after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said Tamil should be considered equal to Hindi. The debate around national language versus regional language has raged for several decades with DMK steering the protests from the forefront.

published on : 27th May 2022

How Tamil Nadu government is extending 'helping hand' to Sri Lanka

DMK members of Parliament will donate their one month's salary towards aid for the crisis-hit Sri Lanka, the party said on May 5th. This follows an appeal from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, for donations to help the Lankan people. It may be noted that the party has already announced Rs 1 crore towards this purpose. In a bid to help Sri Lankans who are battling the impact of the battered economy with suppl of essentials like food, CM Stalin had appealed to the people of TN to make donations.

published on : 6th May 2022

Tamil Nadu Budget 2022-23: Fiscal deficit will reduce by Rs 7,000 crores, says PTR

Presenting the first full-fledged budget of the DMK government led by Chief Minister MK Stalin today, Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan brought cheers to the state's economy by announcing that the revenue deficit which has been going up in an alarming trend since 2014 will be reversed this year. The revenue deficit is expected to be reduced by Rs.7,000 crore - i.e, it will go down from 4.61 percent to 3.80 percent. He said concrete steps taken by the state government and efficient administration has made this possible.

published on : 18th March 2022

Working to ensure studies of students from Ukraine go on: DMK Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva

#TiruchiSiva, Rajya Sabha MP, who headed the special rescue team constituted by Chief Minister MK Stalin to bring back Tamil Nadu students from Ukraine, shared his experience with The New Indian Express in Tiruchy.

published on : 15th March 2022

DMK alliance sweeps urban local body polls, AIADMK bested in Edapaddi too

The ruling DMK and its alliance parties have secured victory in over 75 percent of the wards whose vote counting was completed on Tuesday. As of 2 pm, the State Election Commission has released the results of 448 ward member posts out of 1374 in 21 Corporations.

published on : 22nd February 2022

TN civic polls: 57,770 candidates in fray for over 12,500 ward member posts across the state

The voting in the urban civic polls in Tamil Nadu began on Saturday at 7 AM across the state amid tight police security and arrangements including ramps to ensure hassle-free experience to the differently- abled. Voting began in urban regions spread across 38 districts at 7 AM with Tamil Nadu State Election Commission ensuring monitoring polling stations through web streaming and CCTV cameras and state police deploying nearly 1 lakh personnel for security. #TamilNadu #TamilNaduUrbanLocalPolls #UrbanPolls

published on : 19th February 2022

All you need to know about the Tamil Nadu Budget 2021-22

The DMK government presented the revised budget for 2021-22 at 10 am on August 13 at the Kalaivanar Arangam. Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiaga Rajan presented a paperless budget for the first time. PTR stated that this is the first time in the country that a state is presenting an e-budget. The Budget comes days after PTR brought out a white paper on the state's finances.

published on : 14th August 2021
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