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'TN govt will herald new era of development under guidance of Sasikala'

With a "stable" government in place, Tamil Nadu will see a new era of development to realise late J Jayalalithaa's dreams under the guidance of V K Sasikala, senior AIADMK leader Thambidurai said today.

Chennai shocker: 3-year-old girl sexually assaulted, killed; body found in dump yard
Chennai shocker: 3-year-old girl sexually assaulted, killed; body found in dump yard

The girl went missing from her house in the 26th Block of Tsunami Quarters in Ennore on Saturday evening. 

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami takes charge, announces five major sops for women, fishermen
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami takes charge, announces five major sops for women, fishermen

Newly-sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a series of sops on Monday, that were a part of AIADMK's poll promise, on his first day in office. 

DMK moves Madras HC against Palaniswami's trust vote, hearing tomorrow
DMK moves Madras HC against Palaniswami's trust vote, hearing tomorrow

: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday approached the Madras High Court demanding that Chief Minister EK Palaniswami`s trust vote in the State Assembly be declared null and void.

DMK approaches Madras High Court on trust vote

Earlier, DMK leader MK Stalin had urged the Tamil Nadu Governor to nullify the Assembly proceedings of Saturday when Palaniswami won the confidence vote amid bedlam.
 

Supreme Court to hear plea on Cauvery dispute between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka today
Supreme Court to hear plea on Cauvery dispute between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka today

The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the plea regarding the dispute on Cauvery river between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. 

Governor seeks report on Tamil Nadu Assembly incidents during trust vote
Governor seeks report on Tamil Nadu Assembly incidents during trust vote

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had on Saturday comfortably won the vote of confidence in the state Assembly.

DMK urges Governor to 'nullify' trust vote; To stage fast on Feb 22

DMK today appealed to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to "nullify" the vote of confidence won by Sasikala loyalist E K Palaniswami, alleging it was adopted by contravening the rules of the state Assembly.

AIADMK MLA says he is receiving threat calls
AIADMK MLA says he is receiving threat calls

A local AIADMK MLA today alleged he was receiving threat calls over phone for voting in favour of Edappadi K Palaniswami government in the Assembly.

Tamil Nadu crisis: CM Palaniswami calls on Governor Rao, holds brief discussion
Tamil Nadu crisis: CM Palaniswami calls on Governor Rao, holds brief discussion

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, along with his cabinet colleagues on Sunday called on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan here.

Tamil Nadu crisis: Panneerselvam meets Governor, DMK calls for statewide hunger strike on Feb 22
Tamil Nadu crisis: Panneerselvam meets Governor, DMK calls for statewide hunger strike on Feb 22

DMK has announced a statewide hunger strike on February 22 against the trust vote in Tamil Nadu assembly.

FIR filed against DMK leader Stalin for protest against trust vote at Chennai's Marina Beach
FIR filed against DMK leader Stalin for protest against trust vote at Chennai's Marina Beach

The Chennai Police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against DMK Working President and Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin for holding a protest in Chennai on Saturday. 

Subramanian Swamy attacks DMK for TN assembly ruckus, hails Guv for appointing Palaniswami as CM
Subramanian Swamy attacks DMK for TN assembly ruckus, hails Guv for appointing Palaniswami as CM

Blaming the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for the ruckus that took place in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during the floor test, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that DMK MLAs were the ones who created chaos in the assembly while AIADMK MLAs sat quietly.

Floor test in absence of DMK members unconstitutional: MK Stalin
Floor test in absence of DMK members unconstitutional: MK Stalin

"The agenda of the Speaker is to go ahead with voting and announce that the Chief Minister has succeeded in getting the confidence of the House, in the absence of the DMK members. This is totally a foul play and unconstitutional," the letter stated.

Sasikala's vow has been fulfilled: Tamil Nadu CM
Sasikala's vow has been fulfilled: Tamil Nadu CM

Palaniswami was apparently referring to Sasikala's earlier assertion that Jayalalithaa's government would continue in the state.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami wins trust vote by 122-11 margin; says fulfilled Sasikala's vow
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami wins trust vote by 122-11 margin; says fulfilled Sasikala's vow

The proceedings witnessed an absolute pandemonium during which the mikes were uprooted, chairs toppled and sheets of papers torn and hurled around.

Palaniswami's govt has absolute majority: TN Assembly Speaker
Palaniswami's govt has absolute majority: TN Assembly Speaker

Declaring the result of the confidence vote, won by the government with a 122-11 margin, he also charged DMK with stalling the House proceedings.

'People will decide whether election of CM was valid or not'
'People will decide whether election of CM was valid or not'

"People of Tamil Nadu will decide whether the resolution passed today (electing Edappadi K Palanisami) in the Assembly is valid or not," Panneerselvam told reporters at the Secretariat.

Protesting DMK MLAs taken into custody
Protesting DMK MLAs taken into custody

DMK's Working President Stalin, along with party MLAs, sat on protest near the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the Marina beach.

MK Stalin sits in protest in Marina under Gandhi statue

DMK working president MK Stalin on Saturday sat in protest near the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Marina beach against the manner in which he and his party legislators were evicted from the state assembly.

Chaos reigns in Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK MLAs heckle Speaker P Dhanapal: Watch video
Chaos reigns in Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK MLAs heckle Speaker P Dhanapal: Watch video

Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday witnessed unruly scenes when DMK members gheraoed Speaker P Dhanapal seeking secret ballot for the trust vote, who subsequently left the House with marshals escorting him, stalling the proceedings.

Tamil Nadu assembly adjourned till 3 pm after massive ruckus by DMK MLAs
Tamil Nadu assembly adjourned till 3 pm after massive ruckus by DMK MLAs

Amid pandemonium, the Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal on Saturday sent out legislators belonging to DMK for creating ruckus and adjourned the House till 3 p.m.

DMK is anti-national, VK Sasikala much better:  Subramanian Swamy
DMK is anti-national, VK Sasikala much better: Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday termed Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) a violent and anti-national party.

Heated arguments take place between Stalin, Speaker as Tamil Nadu CM moves confidence motion

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday moved a motion of confidence in the assembly in favour of his government.

Tamil Nadu Assembly floor test: Panneerselvam camp appoints Semmalai as Whip

The O Panneerselvam camp has appointed sitting MLA Semmalai as the party whip and sent a letter to the Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal to this effect.

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami loses another legislator ahead of confidence vote

Hours before Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami seeks a vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday, Arun Kumar, a legislator from Coimbatore North has also jumped shift.

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami set to seek vote of confidence, expected to sail through
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami set to seek vote of confidence, expected to sail through

Palaniswami, 63, a senior leader in the ruling AIADMK of the VK Sasikala camp, was sworn in on Thursday. He needs the support of 117 legislators to continue in the post.

Confidence motion: Vote against Palaniswami to safeguard interests of Amma, Panneerselvam urges AIADMK MLAs
Confidence motion: Vote against Palaniswami to safeguard interests of Amma, Panneerselvam urges AIADMK MLAs

On Thursday, Edappadi K Palaniswami, of the Saskala camp, was sworn in as Chief Minister and 30 ministers also took oath.

Cyanide Mallika - Sasikala shares a wall with her in Bengaluru prison
Cyanide Mallika - Sasikala shares a wall with her in Bengaluru prison

Sasikala is reportedly not talking to anyone and has even refused requests by party leaders for an audience.

Get instructions from Tamil Nadu government on PIL against Isha: Madras High Court to Government Pleader

The Madras High Court today directed the government pleader to get instructions from Tamil Nadu government in connection with a PIL alleging violations by Isha Foundation in construction around the proposed 112-foot statue of Lord Siva at its yoga centre in Coimbatore district.