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Friday, February 26, 2021

Janardhan Koushik


TN polls: DMK draws over 5K applicants for tickets, AIADMK to close entries on March 5
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Reports suggest most of the senior leaders have already submitted their forms, wishing to contest seats that they previously had success in.

Commuters, students bear the brunt as TN transport workers strike over wage demands
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The striking unions, including the DMK-affiliated LPF, CITU, AITUC and INTUC, have also sought pending terminal benefits of workers who retired last year and non-allocation of funds in the budget to compensate for the losses incurred by transport undertakings.

TN issues new guidelines for travellers entering the state by rail, air and road
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

The announcement comes days after Health Minister J Radhakrishnan expressed concerns over the increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu government to probe sexual allegation complaint against Special DGP; officer put on ‘compulsory wait’
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

According to sources, the IAS officer had filed the complaint to both Home Secretary and the Director General of Police a couple of days ago, claiming that Das had misbehaved with her in his car.

Chennai: DAV group clarifies on exam paper row, says question on farmers’ stir doesn’t reflect institution
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

The response from the school comes a couple of days after the screenshot of the exam paper led to furore on social media, with many claiming that the school had shamed the protesting farmers by labelling them as ‘miscreants’ and ‘violent maniacs’.

Tamil Nadu: Doctor held for ‘stabbing wife, running his car over her’
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

According to the police, while the woman died, her parents are in the hospital. The 35-year-old man has been arrested.

Mahout, assistant booked for brutally attacking elephant at rejuvenation camp
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Within a few hours of the clip going viral, several wildlife conservationists and activists demanded strict action against the caretakers.

Chennai: Multi-level parking facility in T Nagar likely to open this month
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

The parking facility can hold as many as 222 four-wheelers and 513 two-wheelers. It is completely automated with minimal human interface.

In Puducherry, Rahul forgives father’s killers, takes aim at BJP but stays off political crisis
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

The comment is significant as it comes weeks after Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit refrained from taking a call on the premature release of AG Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Metro line Prime Minister Modi inaugurated to ease commute for North Chennai residents
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

The stretch from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar includes seven Metro stations, with two undergrounds. It will significantly cut travel time from North Chennai to the airport.

Explosion at firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu, 15 feared dead; owner booked
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Offering condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his thoughts are with the bereaved families. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.

Tamil Nadu minister’s ‘unity’ call sparks talks of AMMK merger with AIADMK
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Several senior leaders of the AIADMK, including CM Palaniswami, have been firm about not allowing Sasikala and her nephew Dhinakaran back into the party.

Tamil Nadu: 48-day retreat for temple elephants kicks off near Mettupalayam
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

According to officials, Rs 1.67 crore was allocated for the camp, to set up facilities such as shelters, bathing platforms, walking tracks and kitchens.

Will remain in active politics, win upcoming polls for Amma: Sasikala
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

Sasikala, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case, was in jail for four years, before being released on January 27.

VK Sasikala flaunts AIADMK flag again as she returns to Tamil Nadu
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

Sasikala's return to Tamil Nadu is being keenly watched for political impact as it comes months ahead of Assembly polls in the state.

History-sheeter linked to BJP arrested in Andhra Pradesh
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

The gangster, Kalvettu Ravi, was inducted into the Tamil Nadu BJP last year which drew huge criticism on social media.

Tamil Nadu: Five blindfold man, thrash him with cane; video goes viral
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

The police have not registered an FIR so far. Two persons allegedly involved in the incident have been called for inquiry, officers said.  

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala to reach Chennai on February 7
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

AMMK general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who visited Madurai earlier today to attend a family event of his party functionary, said cadres and the general public are waiting to provide a rousing welcome to ‘Chinamma’ (Sasikala) on her return to Chennai.

Baskaran: Chepauk’s cobbler for the stars
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

Baskaran has been in the business since 1996, when Mohammed Azharuddin led the Indian cricket team. His shop is on the pavement, a few meters away from the Pattabiram gate entrance on Wallajah Road.

Chennai Corporation aims to set up 1000 more urban forests in the city
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash requested resident associations, private firms, and NGOs to create more urban forests. He said private firms can even place advertisements and signboards in the forests they maintain.

Temple built in memory of ex-CMs Jayalalithaa, MG Ramachandran unveiled in Madurai
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

The shrine is built on a 12-acre site at T.Kunathur near Tirumangalam in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. Senior AIADMK functionaries paid their tribute to their beloved leader.

Rajini aide Arjunamurthy to launch new party, will contest all TN seats in Assembly polls
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Arjunamurthy said that the Periyar ideology, which the Dravidian parties thrived on for the last 50 years, has worn out.

Four booked for assault on Dalit teen in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

As the complainant obliged with the information they sought, Pradeep allegedly used a derogatory word for his caste and demanded to know how they dared to ride a bike in front of them (the implication being that people from lower castes can’t ride bikes like they can).

Chennai Corporation to launch online registration for pet licences
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

According to the officials, people going for a licence for their pet/s will get free anti-rabies vaccination from civic bodies' pet clinics present in Nungambakkam, T Nagar, Meenambakkam and Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar.

Jayalalithaa’s residence inaugurated as a memorial
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Jayalalithaa's legal heirs filed petitions challenging the government’s notification for the acquisition of Veda Nilayam to turn it into a memorial and the award passed by the land acquisition officer.