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AIADMK merger on cards: CM Palaniswami forms committee

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday formed a seven-member committee for holding merger talks with the rival O Panneerselvam faction.

 

Periyar, Anna statues at busy junction being shifted

A life-size statue of social reformer E V Ramasamy and a bust-size one of former Chief Minister C N Annadurai at a busy junction of five roads here is to be shifted to Paneerselvam Park.

 

AIADMK symbol dispute: VK Sasikala, OPS factions asked to submit documents till June 16
AIADMK symbol dispute: VK Sasikala, OPS factions asked to submit documents till June 16

The Election Commission on Friday granted time to both the factions of the AIADMK led by VK Sasikala and O Panneerselvam till June 16 to submit more documents and details in connection with party's frozen election symbol of two leaves.

Sasikala's relative threatens to release Jayalalithaa's hospital clip
Sasikala's relative threatens to release Jayalalithaa's hospital clip

Sasikala's nephew Jeyanandh Dhivakaran, in a Facebook post, said the clips will clear the kind of relationship Amma (Jayalalithaa) and Chinnamma (Sasikala) shared.

Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami faction goes into huddle
Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami faction goes into huddle

The AIADMK Amma faction today went into a huddle under Chief Minister K Palaniswami, a day after the O Panneerselvam camp set formal removal of party General Secretary V K Sasikala and her deputy TTV Dinakaran as conditions for merger talks.

Tamil Nadu: Bull used for jallikattu had 38.4 kg of plastic bags, LED bulb in stomach

Veterinarians at an institute here have removed 38.4 kg of plastic bags and a LED bulb from the stomach of a bull.

AIADMK crisis: TTV Dinakaran served with summons by Delhi Police, asked to join probe on Saturday
AIADMK crisis: TTV Dinakaran served with summons by Delhi Police, asked to join probe on Saturday

 Summons were served on TTV Dinakaran late on Wednesday night by the Delhi Police, which asked him to join a corruption probe against him on Saturday. 

After revolt in AIADMK, Sasikala's aide Dinakaran 'steps aside'
After revolt in AIADMK, Sasikala's aide Dinakaran 'steps aside'

Isolated in his party, AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran on Wednesday threw in the towel and "stepped aside" to pave the way for a merger of rival factions led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.

Amid power struggle in AIADMK, fire reported at Jayalalithaa's bungalow in Siruthavur
Amid power struggle in AIADMK, fire reported at Jayalalithaa's bungalow in Siruthavur

At a time when a biter power struggle continues to mar Tamil Nadu's ruling party AIADMK, a massive fire was reported at former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bungalow in Siruthavur on Wednesday.

Ministers fear, want to keep me out of party: AIADMK's TTV Dinakaran

AIADMK's Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday said the state ministers have decided to keep him out of the party due to some fear.

AIADMK crisis: TTV Dinakaran accepts fate, says 'no problem in stepping aside'
AIADMK crisis: TTV Dinakaran accepts fate, says 'no problem in stepping aside'

After ouster from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), VK Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran has called a meeting of party MLAs and District Secretaries at party headquarter in Royapettah on Wednesday. The meeting will be held at 3 pm to discuss the situation.

Tamil Nadu ministers revolt against Sasikala, Dinakaran; some loyalists back AIADMK general secretary
Tamil Nadu ministers revolt against Sasikala, Dinakaran; some loyalists back AIADMK general secretary

An influential section of Sasikala loyalists led by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami on Tuesday revolted against the AIADMK general secretary.

Tamil Nadu govt brings back senior IPS officer; posted as IG, Intelligence

Two months after he was shunted out, Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday brought back senior IPS officer KN Sathiyamurthy, posting him as IG, Intelligence.

AIADMK merger talks hit roadblock as EPS camp wants VK Sasikala, TTV Dinakaran to continue
AIADMK merger talks hit roadblock as EPS camp wants VK Sasikala, TTV Dinakaran to continue

The talks regarding merger of the two AIADMK factions appeared to have hit a roadblock on Tuesday as the EPS camp rejected O Panneerselvam's call for removing VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran from the party before a reunion.    

Tamil Nadu ministers hold emergency meet, hint at merger of two AIADMK factions
Tamil Nadu ministers hold emergency meet, hint at merger of two AIADMK factions

Confirming the development, state minister D Jayakumar said that they the leaders discussed Panneerselvam's “statement” on a possible merger. 

Naval ship INS Chennai dedicated to city
Naval ship INS Chennai dedicated to city

Indian Navy's indigenously designed guided missile destroyer "INS Chennai" was today formally dedicated to the city by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

Two dead, 80 injured during Jalikattu in Tamil Nadu village
Two dead, 80 injured during Jalikattu in Tamil Nadu village

At least two spectators died on Sunday during Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu.

AIADMK symbol row: VK Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran booked in bribery case, denies charges
AIADMK symbol row: VK Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran booked in bribery case, denies charges

AIADMK deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran has been booked for attempting to offer bribe to election commission officials in an FIR filed by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Monday.

OPS camp says no to merger as long as Dhinakaran holds sway
OPS camp says no to merger as long as Dhinakaran holds sway

Leaders in the Puratchi Thalaivi Amma camp said such a possibility does not exist as long as Dhinakaran, deputy general secretary of AIADMK Amma, continued to helm the faction.

Tamil Nadu can give reservation to rural students under NEET: Union Health Minister JP Nadda
Tamil Nadu can give reservation to rural students under NEET: Union Health Minister JP Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda today said the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was "being implemented" in Tamil Nadu also and asked the state government to consider giving reservation to rural students.

Three Tamil Nadu ministers booked for 'obstructing' Income Tax officers

Three Tamil Nadu ministers and two others were on Friday booked by police on charges of threatening and obstructing Income Tax officers from performing duties during searches, including at a minister's residence, here last week.

No revolt against me, no demand for sacking minister: Dhinakaran

Rallying behind embattled Tamil Nadu Minister C Vijayabaskar, AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dhinakaran today said no demand has been made by Chief Minister K Palaniswami or his colleagues to drop him.

EC says Tamil Nadu local body elections can't be held due to 'practical difficulties'
EC says Tamil Nadu local body elections can't be held due to 'practical difficulties'

The Tamil Nadu state Election Commission (TNSEC) on Thursday informed the Madras High Court that the polling to the local bodies cannot be held by May 14 in view of 'practical difficulties'.

Tamil Nadu: 10 students feared trapped as school roof collapses in Vellore
Tamil Nadu: 10 students feared trapped as school roof collapses in Vellore

As many as 10 students are feared trapped after a roof of a newly-constructed school collapsed in Koranthangal area of Vellore district here.

Caught on camera: Cop slaps woman during anti-liquor protest in Tamil Nadu - Watch viral video

A police official 'slapped' a woman protester during a crackdown on an anti-liquor agitation in Tirupur district.

Waiving state farmers' loan TN govt's responsibility: BJP

 BJP's Tamil Nadu unit today said it was the responsibility of the state government to waive the crop loans given to farmers, a demand being made by a group of ryots on a protest in New Delhi for the past one month.

DMK leaders meet Governor Rao, demands dismissal of Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

A delegation of DMK leaders today met Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao here and demanded dismissal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and some other ministers after tax officials questioned Health Minister C Vijayabaskar in an alleged tax evasion case.

Cop 'slaps' woman during anti-liquor protest in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur

A senior police official 'slapped' a woman protester during a crackdown on an anti-liquor agitation in neighbouring Tirupur district with the act, caught on camera, coming in for strong condemnation.

Five injured in clash between autorickshaw drivers in Tamil Nadu's Theni

Five persons were injured and several vehicles damaged when two groups of auto-rickshaw drivers clashed over picking up passengers at Allinagaram here on Tuesday, police said.