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Jallikattu ban: Waves of protest hit Tamil Nadu, CM Panneerselvam to meet PM Narendra Modi
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Jallikattu ban: Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today

Jallikattu protests: Leaderless on Marina Beach, they kept the leaders away
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Jallikattu protest: A group of 50 protesters had gathered on Tuesday morning for a day long protest which later turned into a massive gathering of over 3,000 people.

BJP trying to split AIADMK party, says Sasikala’s husband
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

He asserted that AIADMK will not allow saffron forces to damage Dravidian politics.

‘Manufacturing sector suffers from considerable job loss post note ban’
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

AIMO said that those in the age group of 40 to 55 are the worst hit with 40 per cent job losses due to note ban, based on data till December 31.

At this Writers’ Cafe, every face has a story to narrate
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Staffed by 7 women, all survivors from burns ward

Demonetisation: Banks face ire as Pongal adds to cash woes
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

According to a senior official at the SBI headquarters, “As the currency shortage has existed for over 60 days, demand has doubled while supply is down.”

SC rejects Jallikattu plea for early order, protests erupt in Tamil Nadu
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

A leading Jallikattu organiser told The Indian Express that they have decided to organise the sport this year even if it meant going against the apex court ruling.

Elderly woman verbally abused for allegedly not standing up for national anthem
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

According to an eyewitness, who was also a delegate of the film fest, the three were not standing when the National Anthem was played before the film.

Kiren Bedi is trying to become Super CM of Puducherry: Congress
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

In an interview to The Indian Express, Bedi said she could choose to overlook the legislature depending on the circumstances, and that she would have a say in the budget for the coming year.

Kiran Bedi says need not consult Cabinet, will have a say in Budget
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

In the interview, she added that “the imbalance” in allocation of money for urban and rural areas had left her disturbed.

Demonetisation: 35 per cent job losses, 50 per cent revenue dip, says study by largest organisation of manufacturers
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

The study, conducted by AIMO, has also projected a drop in employment of 60 per cent and loss in revenue of 55 per cent before March 2017.

NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu over farmer deaths
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Two days ago, the state government directed all district collectors to submit reports on crops and drought in the region based on spot assessment.

Kiran Bedi revokes Puducherry CM Narayanasamy’s social media order
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Narayanasamy maintained that using social media for giving information about transfers, decisions and circulars is illegal.

Free dhotis, sarees, cycles for students ahead of Pongal
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

A government release said that 1.62 lakh saris and 1.62 lakh dhotis would be distributed at an estimated cost of Rs 486 crore this year.

MK Stalin named DMK working president
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Stalin, now 63, has been in active politics ever since the Emergency in mid-1970s when he was arrested and tortured.

AIADMK leaders vie to prove loyalty to Sasikala
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

While senior leaders say she is unlikely to move in a hurry, a section of second and third-level leaders in the party are competing with each other to prove their loyalty.

Amma was my life: Sasikala
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

V K Sasikala took over the reins of Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) as its general secretary on Saturday. She garlanded AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran’s statue amid slogans praising her before entering the party office to hold discussions with senior functionaries. A close aide of late chief minister J […]

No predictions from an unpredictable Tamil Nadu on New Year’s Eve
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Other than Sasikala and M K Stalin, other politicians to look out for in 2017 are the current AIADMK Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and DMK leader and Stalin’s sister Kanimozhi.

Sasikala set to become AIADMK chief
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Clashes at party office on the eve of crucial AIADMK meeting, expelled party MP’s husband thrashed

The parties launched by Devi Lal, Chandumajra and Shibu Soren aide
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

In Haryana, Punjab and Jharkhand, groups that merged or morphed into larger parties are among the 255 delisted by Election Commisison