Sivakasi produces firecrackers worth an estimated Rs 4,000 crore every year, said to be 80% of such products across India. Traders nationwide buy firecrackers from here for Diwali and special occasions. During Diwali, manufacturers say, 15% of orders are from Delhi-NCR.
Senior CPI leader Annie Raja on Wednesday visited the family of Hadiya, the Kerala woman whose conversion to Islam and now annulled marriage to a Muslim youth has pulled her family into the vortex of national attention, an experience her father Asokan said made him feel “desperate”. Asokan, during his first interview in over four […]
State ministers who are supporting the unified AIADMK ruling the state had recently raised allegations against the Sasikala family and claimed that party leaders were forced to narrate false stories about Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation.
On September 1, 17-year-old S Anitha of Ariyulur district in Tamil Nadu, who was a petitioner in the Supreme Court against imposition of NEET in the state, committed suicide after failing to get a medical seat.
With the extension of the ordinary leave by one month under Sub-rule (2) of Rule 22 of the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules, 1982, Perarivalan will be able to stay at his home in Jolarpet till October 24.
Those loyal to V K Sasikala, who is in jail in a corruption case and is represented by her nephew and sidelined party deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran, claim she is still the general secretary and a claimant for the party symbol.
Kejriwal was accompanied by senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Somnath Bharti and Ashutosh to Chennai and was received at the airport by Haasan’s younger daughter Akshara. This, however, was not the first meeting between the two, said Delhi government sources.
Sasikala and Dinakaran were ousted from the party after Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam merged their factions last month to reach a power-sharing agreement.
The latest disqualification proceedings and the decision today is likely to take the state’s political crisis into a complex scenario as Dinakaran camp is raising multiple arguments to challenge the speaker’s decision.
On Thursday morning, Justice M Duraiswamy asked the advocate general for instructions from the Speaker on the issue. Later, the government counsel submitted that the Speaker was not in a position to make any statement in court and that he was exercising his constitutional authority on the issue.
When contacted, IIT-M Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said he was not aware of the incident. Faculty advisor K C Sivakumar, who was allegedly involved in the decision to cancel the lectures, refused to comment.
Dinakaran’s allegations come a day after the ruling faction, led by Palaniswami and also including rebel-turned-ally O Panneerselvam, expelled Sasikala and Dinakaran, who had been appointed the party’s deputy general secretary by Sasikala before she went to jail in Bengaluru in a disproportionate assets case.
With the political situation in Tamil Nadu in a state of flux, sources close to Haasan told The Indian Express that the veteran actor is planning to launch his political outfit by the end of this month, with an eye on the local body elections expected to be held in November.
In a general council meeting, the ruling group, headed by Chief Minister E Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, announced that the late J Jayalalithaa would be the party’s permanent general secretary.
On the latest justifications being given by the RBI, Franco asked “what was that economics he (Governor Patel) learnt to roll out a financial policy like Demonetisation troubling the entire population?”
S Anitha, 17, committed suicide at her home days after SC turned down TN govt's petition that sought a year’s exemption from the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to medical courses.
On Thursday, schools in Delhi issued advisories to parents on Internet safety as police in Madurai handed over the alleged suicide of a 19-year-old college student to its Serious Crime Investigation Cell because of the sketch of a blue whale on his left arm.
A third resolution says the appointment of Sasikala was an interim arrangement, and her appointment of Dinakaran as AIADMK deputy general secretary was against party bylaws. The fourth resolution resolves to take legal action over Dr Namadhu MGR, the party’s media organ, and Jaya TV channel, both of which are controlled by members of Sasikala family.
Clarifying that some 19 MLAs supporting him were staying at a resort in Puducherry not out of fear but to teach a lesson to those who dared announce the plan to remove party chief V K Sasikala, Dinakaran said he was waging a war.
The ruling faction headed by CM Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam, it is learnt, is holding discussions with top ministers on plans to delay the floor test and stopping those rumoured to join the rival faction.