Until last year, candidates appearing for postal entrance examinations could take the test in 15 languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. However, this year, the department said candidates would have to take the exam only in Hindi or English.
In a suo motu announcement in the Assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the districts of Tenkasi and Chengalpet were being created based on the demands from various groups of people.
The Madras High Court had on July 5 granted her the parole, her first such leave in 28 years of incarceration, to make arrangements for the wedding of her daughter, Charithra Sriharan, who was born in prison and is currently a medical practitioner in London.
During the searches Saturday, the NIA claimed to have seized nine mobile phones,15 SIM cards, seven memory cards, three laptops, five hard disks, six pen drives, two tablets and three CDs/DVDs besides documents, including magazines, banners, notices, posters and books.
On reaching Villivakkam station in Chennai on Friday, the train stopped at a track exclusively used by Integral Coach Factory. A 700-m pipeline parallel to the track was used to transfer water to processing and storage facilities.
Admitting the “existence of an unemployment problem”, Justice Vaidyanathan dismissed the petition, stating that “the Court has no other option, but to hold that the petitioner is not entitled to relief on account of overqualification”.
Palaniswami said MNREGA workers will be used in construction of these check dams, and they will be built along the floodplains, water channels and streams in rural areas to store water for irrigation and recharge groundwater table.
While the activist’s disappearance had led to state police facing charges of kidnapping him for his anti-government position and agitations, his sudden reappearance with a few Andhra police personnel has triggered speculation that he was in illegal custody of Andhra police.
Vaiko had made the speech during the launch of ‘Naan Kutram Sattugiren’, the Tamil version of his book ‘I Accuse’, in July 15, 2009. The case was filed at the Thousand Lights police station in Chennai.
The appointment of the film actor and producer gains significance as his father Stalin too began his political journey with the same post, which he had held from 1982 to 2017 — when DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi retired from politics.
Strongly opposing the scheme by calling it “anti-Constitutional,” DMK president M K Stalin said the attempt to roll it out immediately is “unilateral autocracy”. Indicating that this is an attack on India’s federal structure, Stalin pointed out that PDS is a state subject.
Subbaiah, who was a former minister in AIADMK government and is an influential leader, was organising secretary in Dhinakaran’s party. According to Subbiah, he will join AIADMK in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday.
Justice G R Swaminathan, who became the Madras High Court judge in June 2017, said in a letter on Thursday that he had decided to release the performance card on his own work as he believes “in judicial accountability”.