Palanivel Thiagarajan

Accident happened due to carelessness of central government contractors: Tamil Nadu Minister Velu

According to Tamil Nadu State Highways Minister EV Velu, the Rs. 545 crore Madurai-Natham four-lane highway is monitored by the central government's National Highways Authority of India.

published on : 29th August 2021

TN Budget 2021: PTR presents budget sans populist measures, says time not ripe for fiscal consolidation

Finance Secretary S Krishnan said the aim of the government is to allocate much of the funds borrowed on capital expenditure.

published on : 13th August 2021

TN Budget 2021: DMK govt okays World Bank-funded Chennai City Partnership 

Initially, the DMK government has sought more time before signing the agreement with the World Bank as the state wanted full ownership of what they are going to sign.

published on : 13th August 2021

Kodambakkam to Poonamalee Chennai Metro stretch to be operational by June 2024

The Finance Minister also said that work on the 16km first phase extension from Chennai Airport to Kilambakkam where the new bus terminus is coming will start soon.

published on : 13th August 2021

Tamil Nadu Budget HIGHLIGHTS |  Petrol to be cheaper by Rs 3 per litre in state as cess is reduced

The TN budget's biggest announcement was made upon the intructions of CM MK Stalin, PTR said, of a move that will be widely cheered.

published on : 13th August 2021

Will DMK budget have a growth plan for South Tamil Nadu?

The region lacks equitable development, resulting in huge migration of workforce from Madurai, Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts to Chennai and Coimbatore.

published on : 13th August 2021

Budget session of TN Assembly to last till Sept 21: Speaker

Decisions to this effect were taken at the Business Advisory Committee meeting of the State Assembly, chaired by Assembly Speaker M Appavu.  

published on : 10th August 2021

White Paper: TN's financial report out in the open

A reading of the White Paper hints that the State government may be considering hikes in power tariff, property tax, motor vehicle tax, and water cess.

published on : 10th August 2021

Centre’s moves reduced TN revenue: PTR

The weightage for the area criteria and the introduction of forest cover also affected State, the paper stated. 

published on : 10th August 2021

Tamil Nadu government has no plans to revive lottery sales: PTR Palanivel Thiagarajan

In an official statement, Thiagarajan said, “Palaniswami has issued a false claim that the DMK government is mulling to revive lottery sales.” 

published on : 26th July 2021

Soon, white paper on fiscal position will be released: PTR

During the first wave of the Covid outbreak, people donated about Rs 400 crore in 14 months - from March, 2020 to May 6, 2021.

published on : 10th July 2021

A new Rao-Manmohan team in the offing?  

In May, no bookie would have put money on an understated Southern politician becoming India’s most progressive leader.

published on : 27th June 2021

Can’t cut fuel prices now; It’s Centre’s fault: Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan

Palanivel Thiagarajan said it is currently not possible to decrease fuel prices, and blamed the Central government, saying it tripled the tax per litre from Rs 10.39 in 2014 to Rs 32.90 now.

published on : 21st June 2021

FinMin PTR reiterates zero tax demand on Covid medicines

He also urged the Council to approach the issue of deciding tax ratio for items relating to Covid treatment with compassion.

published on : 13th June 2021

MSMEs need a helping hand from banks: Palanivel Thiagarajan

The benefits of various relief measures announced by the RBI should also reach the intended beneficiaries.”

published on : 13th June 2021
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