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: Five temple priests drown in temple lake during ceremony

Five temple priests allegedly died by drowning in a lake at Moovarasanpet near Madipakkam on Wednesday morning. The five men were part of a group of 25 priests who were taking part in a ceremony at the late.

published on : 5th 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

TNIE Documentary | 450 residents, two storeys, zero amenities: Chennai's den of misery

Right in the heart of Chennai city is a worn-out and cramped two-storey building that is home to over 128 families. Over 450 people are currently housed in these cage-like rooms, many of whom have been here for over two decades. Unhygienic living conditions, poor infrastructure, a lack of basic amenities, and whatnot. This documentary tells the story of how they ended up here, their everyday challenges, and their petition to the government.

published on : 18th March 2023

Tamil Nadu: Migrant worker arrested for spreading ‘fake video’ for publicity

A migrant worker in Tamil Nadu's Tambaram was arrested by cops for allegedly spreading a fake video. The accused has been identified as Manoj Yadav, 43, a migrant worker from Jharkhand. In the video, Manoj claimed he and his friends were being beaten by locals and harassed at their workplace.

published on : 9th March 2023

Influenza virus behind spike in fever cases in Tamil Nadu

The State Public Health Laboratory analysis shows that the increase in fever cases in the state is linked to Influenza subtype A(H3N2) virus and other subtypes. The analysis is in line with the findings in other parts of the country. Usually, the fever cases come down in January.

published on : 6th March 2023

Human development is at core of Tamil Nadu model: PTR | ThinkEdu 2023

The hallmark of the Tamil Nadu model is the human capital and a harmonious society, said Tamil Nadu Finance Minister P Thiaga Rajan at the TNIE ThinkEdu Conclave, on the topic ‘The Tamil Nadu Model: Lessons for India’, chaired by author and analyst Shankkar Aiyar. Commenting on the ‘Revdi culture debate,’ he said that the first question that comes up is who decides what is populist. “Some of the freebies will be accretive. Some will have mixed outcomes - they will add some value and also create inflation/some other problems. So these things need to be thought of carefully,” he said.

published on : 10th February 2023

New tax regime could have been more progressive, PTR on Budget 2023

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister ptr madurai shares his thoughts on the Budget 2023. He feels that the taxation regime could have been more progressive. Right now too much of the tax comes from the poor and the middle class and too little comes from the rich. Palanivel Thiagarajan was speaking about the Tamil Nadu Model: Lessons for India, ,at the ThinkEdu conclave on Thursday, February 9.

published on : 10th February 2023

Tamil is world’s oldest language, let your chest swell with pride: PM Modi

Tamil is the oldest language of the world, and is a big treasure and source of pride, PM Modi said in his address to students at the 6th edition of the Pariksha Pe Charcha event held Jan 27.

published on : 28th January 2023

Tamil Nadu: 4 Killed, 9 injured as crane collapses during temple festival in Arakkonam

Four people died and nine others were injured after a crane collapsed during a temple festival at the Draupadi Amman temple in Arakkonam. The horrifying incident was captured on camera, and the video showed people in a state of frenzy as the crane suddenly collapsed. More than 1,500 devotees, mostly from the village and neighbouring hamlets, were present. The injured were rushed to the Government Taluk Hospital in Arakkonam and the Primary Health Centre at Ponnai.

published on : 23rd January 2023

Tamil Nadu Governor walks out of assembly after CM Stalin moves resolution against his speech

In a rare scenario, TN Governor R N Ravi walked out of the state Assembly while CM M K Stalin was delivering a speech. Stalin moved a resolution urging Speaker M Appavu to retain the speech prepared by the state government as part of the governor’s customary address.

published on : 9th January 2023

Inside Chennai's oldest barbershop | TNIE Explore

Kerala Hair Dressers is the oldest barbershop in Chennai and one of the oldest in Tamil Nadu. Started by V Sankunni Nair, the saloon has been serving customers since 1939. It has been running continuously for 82 years. The barbershop is now run by his grandson A Sandeep. He took over the barbershop in 1990 and has diligently maintained its classic appeal.

published on : 4th January 2023

Cyclone Mandous weakens into deep depression; many areas waterlogged, trees uprooted

The cyclonic storm 'Mandous', which crossed the coast near Mahabalipuram in the wee hours of Saturday, has moved completely inland and weakened into a deep depression over north Tamil Nadu. Light to moderate rainfall is predicted in most places, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places across north interior Tamil Nadu. Over 9,000 people have been lodged in 205 relief centers.

published on : 10th December 2022

Cyclone "Mandous": Red alert in 13 TN districts, heavy rain predicted; flights cancelled in Chennai

Cyclone Mandous, currently present over southwest Bay of Bengal, moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph in the past 6 hrs. "Mandous is likely to weaken into a cyclonic storm in the following three hours," Chennai Meteorological Centre said in a statement.

published on : 9th December 2022

Cyclone "Mandous" approaching, heavy rain alert for TN, Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Mandous brewing in Bay of Bengal is inching closer to the Tamil Nadu coast. The cyclone is expected to cross the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on midnight of Dec 9. A red alert has been issued for three districts Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.

published on : 8th December 2022

Tamil Nadu: How teen footballer Priya died due to "medical negligence"?

A delay in removing the compression bandage is what turned fatal for 17-year-old R. Priya, who died of multiple organ failure. The victim, Priya R, a first-year student of BSc Physical Education, who hailed from Vyasarpadi, Chennai. The state Health Department had suspended two doctors from the Peripheral Hospital over alleged medical negligence.

published on : 16th November 2022

SC sets free all Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts after 33 yrs

The SC ordered to set free all six convicts facing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The order included the release of Nalini, PR Ravichandran, Robert Pias, Suthendraraja, Jaykumar and Sriharan. Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the decision of the SC is "totally unacceptable and completely erroneous".

published on : 14th November 2022

Can a Governor hold back bills? Ex-Telangana Advocate General explains

In the recent session of the Telangana state assembly, eight bills were adopted and forwarded for Governors's assent. Of the eight, the governor gave her assent to only one bill – Telangana Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2022. In an extensive interview with TNIE reporter VV Balakrishna, the former Advocate-General of Telangana K Ramakrishna Reddy, comments on the do's and don'ts of both the Governor and the state government with respect to following protocols.

published on : 11th November 2022
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