Coimbatore: Close on the heels of DMK demanding convening of the Assembly session to discuss release of five fishermen sentenced to death by a court in Sri Lanka, Puthiya Tamizhagam today said Chief Minister O Paneerselvam should convene it to discuss various issues,including construction of dams across Cauvery and Pambaru by Karnataka and Kerala.
Former chief election commissioner TS Krishnamurthy on Sunday said it was the prerogative of the Election Commission (EC) to consider various facts before announcing Assembly elections or by-elections.
A day after dropping hints of breaking away from Congress and reviving the erstwhile Tamil Maanila Congress, former Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan on Sunday said the final decision on the future course of action tomorrow would reflect aspirations of leaders and workers.
Two Government Law College students, among 50 students on fast for the last four days protesting against transfer of three of them to Tirunelveli last week, were on Friday hospitalised as their condition was deteriorating, police said.
BJP mayoral candidate R Nandakumar sustained minor injuries on his hand after he was allegedly attacked by AIADMK workers at Sowripalayam here following altercation between them on distribution of money to the voters for tomorrow's polls, police said.
Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Pon Radhakrishnan, today sought cancellation of civic bye-elections in Tamil Nadu, alleging that the ruling AIADMK was indulging in distribution of money and also misuse of official power.
Urging people to become participatory citizens in the changing India under Narendra Modi's leadership, social activist Kiran Bedi on Thursday said she had noticed tightening of bureaucracy and shifting of foreign policy during the 100-day rule of NDA government.