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After DMK, DK challenges 10 per cent quota in Madras HC

The bench had Monday posted to February 18 the DMK's petition challenging the quota for the general category poor after issuing a notice to the Centre.

Tamil Nadu urges Centre to release due funds from finance commission

Velumani also thanked Tomar for recommending to the central government to release the second installment of the basic grant of Rs 758.06 crore for 2017-18, to the rural local bodies.


Tamil Nadu rejects Kerala contention that Mullaperiyar dam water release caused floods

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said Kerala suffered the deluge due to the discharge of excess water from 80 reservoirs spurred by heavy rains in that state.

SC tells Tamil Nadu to maintain water level in Mullaperiyar dam due to Kerala floods

The Supreme Court bench said that it would confine itself to the aspect of disaster management and said that the decision to lower the water limit in the dam was taken in view of Kerala's recent deluge.

Tamil Nadu government announces release of 67 life convicts, DMK welcomes move

In the first phase, 67 convicts who have served 10 years, in prisons across the state, as on February 25 would be released. The decision had been announced by Chief Minister K Palaniswami during an MGR birth centenary event at Dindigul in December last.

Tamil Nadu announces Rs 750 crore for retirement dues of transport workers

Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the amount would be given before Pongal (January 14) and it would benefit those who retired up to November 30, 2017. Settlement of pending dues is one of the key demands of the striking workers


Transport workers strike enters 7th day in Tamil Nadu, buses remain off road

On Tuesday, Chief Minister K Palaniswami told the Assembly that it had been decided that wages would be raised by 2.44 times. The workers had demanded a 2.57-time hike

Tamil Nadu govt to set up E-villages named after former CM J Jayalalithaa

Making suo motu announcements in the state assembly covering the IT department among others, Palaniswami said Tele Education and Tele Medicine Services will also be provided to the selected village under this scheme.

Tamil Nadu government proposes new housing policy

Highlights of the policy include promoting standard urbanisation, ensuring provision of all basic amenities, developing infrastructure, amending master plans and development control rules and fixing time frames for building approval, among others.

Claims of plastic rice in market just rumours, says Tamil Nadu government

"Plastic rice has not been seized in any part of India. In Tamil Nadu, social media is creating rumours of plastic rice," Food and Civil Supplies Minister R Kamaraj said.

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TN suicide case: Govt. denying second post-mortem raises suspicion

Chennai, Feb 09 (ANI): Speaking on the Villupuram medical students' suicide case, advocate Rajnikanth said many parts have been removed from one of the medical student's body after the post-mortem. He questioned the purpose of the Tamil Nadu government of denying the second post-mortem. He said it seemed that the Government was supporting the culprits. He asserted that the court is of the view that second post-mortem was unnecessary, which is not right and indicated something suspicious. He further added that they would appeal for conducting the second post-mortem.