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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Arun Janardhanan


Vaishnav menu on table: TN govt faces heat for Akshaya Patra tie-up for school breakfast
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Projected as a brainchild of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, the project has been allocated Rs 5 crore from the Governor’s discretionary fund.

Tamil Nadu denies Centre’s claim on secondary school dropouts
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

In July 2019, the National Health Index had ranked Tamil Nadu ninth in the country despite remarkable performance in quality and affordable healthcare over the years.

A young dancer takes a hard look at Bharatanatyam’s burden of caste
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Nrithya Pillai, a Bharatanatyam dancer from the Isaivellalar community, tries to reclaim her lineage.

In Tamil Nadu, Dalit youth stops to defecate, is lynched
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

While the incident happened on Wednesday, after videos of the torture began circulating in the area, police on Friday arrested seven people and said they were investigating the role of others.

Tamil Nadu police crackdown sparks more protests, DMK leader seeks action against officer
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

The police action on Friday evening also dented the image of the police and AIADMK government who have so far restrained from using force or imposing serious charges over nearly 100 peaceful anti-CAA protests held across the state since December last year.

Chennai: Police lathicharge anti-CAA protesters; 150 in custody
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

At least four police personnel were injured in the clashes, as they alleged protesters indulged in stone-pelting, whereas the latter rebutted with allegations of injuries to the protesters during police lathi charge.

Coming soon in Tamil Nadu: A safe, secure digital vault to store your docs
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

The plan that comes under e-Governance makes people free from the usual processes of applying for various government services like certificates, documents, licenses to various different government departments.

Cauvery delta protected zone, no hydrocarbon project: Tamil Nadu
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

With the government’s announcement, the Centre’s ambitious hydrocarbon project — conceived during the UPA government and projected as a solution to the increasing reliance on petroleum products — now faces an uncertain future.

Rajinikanth set to launch party in April
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

While the name has not been announced, a top office-bearer of Rajini Makkal Mandram said the launch could be any time after April 14.

Explained: Long wait and many twists in the story of Rajiv Gandhi case convict Perarivalan
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

Perarivalan alias Arivu was 19 when he was arrested in June 1991. He was accused of having bought two battery cells for Sivarasan, the LTTE man who masterminded the conspiracy, and which were used in the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi.

In searches on Vijay and producer Anbu Chezhiyan, a link to Rajinikanth’s Darbar
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

I-T searches started Wednesday morning at the premises of AGS Cinemas and Chezhiyan, and led to Vijay by noon, when I-T sleuths arrived at a film set in Neyveli where the actor was shooting for the under-production Master.

Kumbhabishegam row: How the old Aryan-Dravidian tussle played out in an iconic Tamil Nadu temple
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Kumbhabishegam at Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur: This enormously significant event was held after 23 years — and after the Madras High Court had settled an old argument over the ritual purification process only five days previously.

Tamil Nadu govt drops plan to conduct public exams in Classes 5, 8
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

As per the state government’s plan, students of Class 5 were to appear for three exams —English, Math and Tamil — while Class 8 students were to appear for all five subjects.

T M Krishna book event denied venue: ‘May instigate disharmony’
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

The book chronicles the century-old history of mridangam, the primary percussion instrument in Carnatic music, through the stories of legendary mridangam players and makers, who were mainly from Dalit Christian communities.

CB-CID makes fourth arrest, says insiders involved in TNPSC exam fraud
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Over 16 lakh candidates appeared for the TNPSC Group IV examination on September 1, 2019, to fill up 6,491 vacancies. The results were published on November 12.

Coronavirus outbreak: Yet to get solid reply from embassy, say Indian students in Wuhan
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

The Indian Embassy in Beijing on Monday issued an alert, seeking information about Indians facing shortage of food, water and other essentials.

DMK calls farmers’ agitation against Cauvery drilling plan
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Known as the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, the Cauvery region witnessed massive projects two years ago over the Centre’s decision to launch a hydrocarbon project in the region by drilling about 341 wells to hunt for hydrocarbon reserves.

Panic withdrawal in TN village after RBI adds NPR to KYC papers
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Following the RBI decision, a local branch of Central Bank of India put out an advertisement, informing that an NPR letter would also be accepted as a valid document for KYC verification.

Rajinikanth refuses to apologise for Periyar remark; ‘think and speak’, urges Stalin
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

When asked about DK leaders refuting his claims, Rajinikanth said: “It was not (an incident) to be denied but to be forgotten…” The DK party has asked the actor should either apologise or produce copies of the Thuglak magazine from 1971 to validate his claims.

Case against Rajinikanth for ‘defaming’ Periyar
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

DVK chief Kolathur Mani said Rajinikanth uttered a “blatant lie that the images of Lord Ram and Sita were taken nude to a rally, which was held as part of a superstition eradication conference in 1971 in Salem”.