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.
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.
#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.
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.
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
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.
AIADMK’s candidate for Nagapattinam assembly constituency made heads turn on Monday when he washed clothes of a woman in public while canvassing for votes.
Following the year of pandemic, Health Minister Dr C #Vijayabaskar is seeking mandate for the third time from Viralimalai segment. The minister had been juggling party work and healthcare priorities of the State for the past several months. He had been making his presence felt in government hospitals, amid Covid patients and vaccination drives, till elections were announced. On March 18, Express caught up with #Vijayabaskar during his campaign trail in Illupur.
In this episode of In-Conversation, former leader of Naam Thamizhar Katchi Rajiv Gandhi who recently joined #DMK is interviewed by K Ezhilarasan, Reporter. Rajiv Gandhi is presently a DMK spokesperson.