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SC puts on hold counselling for medical courses in Tamil Nadu

The Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold till August 22, the counselling for admissions for MBBS and BDS seats in Tamil Nadu, and asked MCI and the state government to find a "balanced" solution to deal with the interests of state board students and those who cleared NEET.

Tamil Nadu CM agrees to Panneerselvam's demand,  orders probe into Jayalalithaa's death
Tamil Nadu CM agrees to Panneerselvam's demand, orders probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Sasikala is serving a prison term in a disproportionate assets case.

NEET exams: Tamil Nadu students move to SC, seek start of counselling soon

The medical students from Tamil Nadu moved the Supreme Court seeking directive for the state government to start medical counselling soon.

DMK chief Karunanidhi admitted to hospital
DMK chief Karunanidhi admitted to hospital

M Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Wednesday for a minor procedure

TTV Dhinakaran warns AIADMK factions to mend their ways

Dhinakaran had said in April that he was "stepping aside" after the Palaniswami and Panneerselvam camps decided to initiate talks for merger of the two factions.

Kamal Haasan fires fresh salvo at ruling AIADMK, demands Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami's resignation
Kamal Haasan fires fresh salvo at ruling AIADMK, demands Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami's resignation

Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo at the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu virtually calling for Chief Minister K Palaniswami's resignation over alleged corruption.

Merger of AIADMK warring factions to take place soon, says Tamil Nadu minister

The Panneerselvam-led Puratchi Thalaivi Amma faction had set as preconditions for talks with the Amma camp --a probe into the death of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, besides removal of jailed AIADMK chief V K Sasikala and her family members from the AIADMK.

Tamil Nadu CM E K Palaniswami in I-Day speech:Smashing all hurdles, govt working for public service
Tamil Nadu CM E K Palaniswami in I-Day speech:Smashing all hurdles, govt working for public service

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami on Tuesday said his government was working with the sole aim of public service by "smashing all hurdles before us."

O Panneerselvam meets PM Narendra Modi, discusses political situation in Tamil Nadu
O Panneerselvam meets PM Narendra Modi, discusses political situation in Tamil Nadu

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and discussed the political situation in the state, including the possibility of the merger of AIADMK factions.

Centre to cooperate if Tamil Nadu brings ordinance on NEET: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Centre will cooperate with Tamil Nadu if it brings an ordinance seeking exemption from NEET for government colleges for one year.

TTV Dinakaran is 420: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy
TTV Dinakaran is 420: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy on Friday described VK Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran as '420'.

Tamil Nadu: PT teacher arrested on charge of sexual harassment of student

A physical education teacher of a government aided higher secondary school has been arrested on the charge of sexually harassing a Class 8 girl student, police said on Friday.

AIADMK merger: All eyes on OPS after EPS camp adopts resolution against Sasikala, Dinakaran
AIADMK merger: All eyes on OPS after EPS camp adopts resolution against Sasikala, Dinakaran

A day after the AIADMK faction led by Chief Minister Edapaddi Palaniswamy (EPS) adopted a resolution against jailed party general secretary VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakran, all eyes are now on former chief minister O Panneerselvam who heads the other faction.

TTV Dhinakaran warns of 'surgical action' against CM Palaniswami, claims he is in control
TTV Dhinakaran warns of 'surgical action' against CM Palaniswami, claims he is in control

T T V Dhinakaran on Thursday warned of 'surgical action' against Chief Minister K Palaniswami and rubbished the party statements questioning his appointment as AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary and that of party chief VK Sasikala. 

Madras HC stays look out circular against Karti, 4 others

Justice M Duraiswamy granted the interim stay when petitions filed by Karti and others seeking to quash the circulars came up for hearing, and directed the central government to file its counter by September 4.

Kamal Haasan on stage, Rajinikanth in audience at DMK event
Kamal Haasan on stage, Rajinikanth in audience at DMK event

Rajinikanth, however, chose to sit in the front row at the function organised to celebrate the 75 years of the founding of DMK mouthpiece 'Murasoli.'

TTV Dhinkaran camp hits back at K Palaniswami; calls him 'traitor'

The TTV Dhinkaran camp in AIADMK on Thursday hit out at Chief Minister K Palaniswami for questioning the authority of the Deputy General Secretary, terming it as a "betrayal" and warned him of a backlash.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen

The fishermen were arrested while reportedly fishing off Neduntheevu, Fisheries Inspector Bala said.

AIADMK merger: EPS faction adopts resolution against Sasikala, removes Dinakaran
AIADMK merger: EPS faction adopts resolution against Sasikala, removes Dinakaran

 The two warring factions of the AIADMK have given in-principle nod to the merger move.

Address increase in attacks against Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka: Palaniswami to PM Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to address alarming increase in the number of attacks against Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy.

Tamil Nadu fishermen go on indefinite strike from today
Tamil Nadu fishermen go on indefinite strike from today

 In Tamil Nadu, fishermen in Pudukottai district announced indefinite strike from Wednesday urging immediate release of fishermen and their boats by Sri Lanka.

Ex-DMK leader's son held in Rs 97 cr money laundering case

According to the sources, Mani Anbazhagan, son of late senior DMK leader and former minister Ko Si Mani, was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act yesterday and later produced before a magistrate court.

Nine Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy
Nine Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy

Nine Indian fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy along with two boats from the Palk Strait area.

Tamil Nadu to formulate new integrated textile policy, says Chief Minister K Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu to formulate new integrated textile policy, says Chief Minister K Palaniswami

The scheme of supplying sarees and dhotis to beneficiaries free of cost during the harvest festival of Pongal in January provided employment to weavers throughout the year as they are procured from them.

Madras HC ends mother's 24-yr struggle for compensation for son death

The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of a mother who has been fighting for nearly 25 years to get compensation for the death of her son, a truck driver, in a road mishap.

Tamil Nadu CM announces 3 lakh ex-gratia to families of police
Tamil Nadu CM announces 3 lakh ex-gratia to families of police

Palaniswami offered his deep condolences to the families of 16 police personnel who lost their lives due to various reasons including "ill-health".

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami's camp questions Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran's appointments

A minister from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami's camp on Saturday questioned AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran's eligibility to name some of his loyalists as party office-bearers.

Tamil Nadu Congress stages 'road roko', condemns attack on Rahul Gandhi's convoy

Cadres of Congress' Tamil Nadu unit led by its chief Su Thirunavukkarasar on Saturday blocked the road near Valluvar Kottam here to protest against the attack on the convoy of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat.

Tamil Nadu: Two more succumb to dengue in Coimbatore; one dies of swine flu

A four-year-old girl and a middle-aged woman died of dengue and a man allegedly succumbed to swine flu (A1H1) at the government hospital here, hospital sources said on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu makes 'final effort' to exempt state from NEET

In February, the assembly had passed two bills seeking to pave the way for the continuation of undergraduate medical admissions on the basis of Class 12 marks, exempting Tamil Nadu from the ambit of NEET.