Kamal Haasan's MNM to contest alone in upcoming local body polls in Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will contest alone in the upcoming local body polls in Tamil Nadu. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 23:20
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Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will contest alone in the upcoming local body polls in Tamil Nadu. He will campaign in 9 districts. 

PM Narendra inaugurated Defence Offices Complexes in Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Army chief General MM Naravane were also present.

A  6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted China's southwestern province of Sichuan killing at least three people, the state media reported. The China Earthquake Networks Center said the epicentre of the earthquake was 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. It struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at 4:33 a.m. (2033 GMT).

Earlier in the day, history was made as Elon Musk's SpaceX sent - for the first time in the world - a rocket toward orbit with an all-amateur crew, with no professional astronauts.

In Afghanistan, problems continue and even as country stares at economic crisis, Imran Khan batted for the Taliban government.

Back in India, rain alert was issued in the capital and several other states, while the swearing-in of Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel’s Cabinet took place. 

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16 September 2021, 21:35 PM

Rajasthan: State Intelligence and Military Intelligence Southern Command arrested a gas agency incharge Sandeep Kumar for supplying sensitive info & photos of Army Camp Narhar to Pakistani handlers over WhatsApp/voice call/video call. He was questioned on 12th Sept and later arrested 

16 September 2021, 21:31 PM

Shiromani Akali Dal to organise a 'Black Friday Protest March' tomorrow from Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to the Parliament building to mark one year of the three farm laws. The protest march will be led by party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal. (ANI)

16 September 2021, 20:23 PM

West Bengal | 3 children suffering from fever and respiratory problems have died in Malda over past 24 hours "Situation is not alarming. We've constituted a special team to monitor cases of fever, respiratory issues," says PP Mukherjee, Principal, Malda Medical College and Hospital

16 September 2021, 19:39 PM

We've ongoing work on Central Vista Avenue. The next 26th January Republic Day parade will be held on the new Central Vista. We'll ensure that the winter session of Parliament during the 75th year of our independence will be in the new Parliament:Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri (ANI)

16 September 2021, 19:38 PM

West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee offers prayers at Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Bhabanipur constituency.

16 September 2021, 19:23 PM

Union Home Amit Shah will visit Nanded, Maharashtra on September 17 to participate in a tree plantation drive by CAPFs and plant the 10 millionth sapling. He will also inaugurate a blood donation camp tomorrow in Telangana's Nirmal District. (ANI)

16 September 2021, 17:02 PM

Congratulations to all Party colleagues who have taken oath as Ministers in the Gujarat Government. These are outstanding Karyakartas who have devoted their lives to public service and spreading our Party’s development agenda. Best wishes for a fruitful tenure ahead: PM Narendra Modi

16 September 2021, 16:50 PM

We've seen a missing person's reports about a reported Indian national - Bansuri Lal - missing in Kabul. We're in touch with all concerned. We've seen reports about local authorities undertaking investigation. We'll continue to monitor situation and tell you of any developments: MEA (ANI)

16 September 2021, 16:22 PM

Bids have been completed. Government is evaluating technical aspects of the bids received. We are very hopeful. We are looking forward to taking the whole process to its logical conclusion: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Air India disinvestment (ANI)

 

16 September 2021, 15:43 PM

Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) to contest alone in the upcoming local body polls; actor-turned-politician to campaign in 9 districts. (ANI)

 

16 September 2021, 15:41 PM

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated Oxygen PSA Plant, Child Abuse Protection Centre and Elder Abuse Care Centre at Safdarjung Hospital. "It will enable hospital to provide care to most vulnerable sections of society and provide enhanced health facilities to people," he tweeted. 

16 September 2021, 15:35 PM

A total of 24 ministers have been sworn in the new cabinet, in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and former CM Vijay Rupani.

16 September 2021, 14:15 PM

16 September 2021, 14:15 PM

A total of 24 ministers have been sworn in the new cabinet, in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and former CM Vijay Rupani.

 

16 September 2021, 14:09 PM

 Harsh Sanghvi, Jagdish Panchal, Brijesh Merja, Jitu Choudhary, Manisha Vakil sworn in as ministers of state with independent charge in Guajarat. (PTI)

16 September 2021, 13:56 PM

Kanubhai Desai, Kiritsinh Rana, Naresh Patel, Pradip Parmar, Arjunsinh Chauhan sworn in as Gujarat ministers. (PTI )

16 September 2021, 13:54 PM

16 September 2021, 13:44 PM

Rajendra Trivedi, Jitu Vaghani, Rushikesh Patel, Purnesh Modi, Raghavji Patel sworn in Gujarat ministers. (PTI)

16 September 2021, 13:40 PM

27 new ministers take oath in Gujarat in Bhupendra Patel's new Cabinet

16 September 2021, 13:10 PM

The first cabinet meeting of the Council of Ministers, led by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel to take place at 4.30 pm today, in Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister's Office
 

16 September 2021, 12:55 PM

Majority of ministers in the cabinet headed by previous Chief Minister Vijay Rupani are likely to be dropped, including Nitin Patel. Over 20 leaders would be sworn in as ministers which may make way for young ministers, sources said.

(ANI)

16 September 2021, 12:19 PM

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi submits his resignation, which is effective from today.
 

16 September 2021, 12:01 PM

"New defence office complexes to further strengthen efforts to make working of forces more convenient," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after inaugurating two buildings. (PTI) 

16 September 2021, 11:50 AM

New ministers of the Bhupendra Patel-led government in Gujarat will take oath on soon at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar amid speculation that the BJP may induct new faces into the state cabinet, with just over a year left for the state Assembly polls.  There has been suspense over ministerial faces, in the backdrop of the BJP's "no repeat" formula. According to sources, the BJP leadership has decided to try new faces this time and drop almost all the past ministers, even some senior ones, who were part of the previous Rupani government. However, there was no official word from the BJP about it. Many believe that the "no repeat" formula has been proposed keeping in mind the 2022 Assembly polls as the BJP, which has been in power in Gujarat for more than two decades, wants to go to voters with a clean slate. (PTI)

16 September 2021, 11:31 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Defence Offices Complexes at Delhi's Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Army Chief General MM Naravane were also present. (ANI)

16 September 2021, 11:21 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Defence Offices Complexes at Delhi's Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Army chief General MM Naravane also present. (ANI)

16 September 2021, 11:21 AM

In Tamil Nadu, Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) conducts searches at the residence of former state minister KC Veeramani in Chennai.

 

16 September 2021, 11:19 AM

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday reviewed the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) covering the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Addressing media in Sohna, Gadkari said, "Delhi-Katra expressway will be launched in two years, to reduce the distance from 727 to 572 kilometres, you will reach Katra from Delhi in six hours. We are also working on new roads from Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Dehradun and Delhi-Haridwar, to take you there in two hours." (ANI)

 

16 September 2021, 11:14 AM

China launched an emergency response on Thursday after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted its Sichuan province. Sichuan's earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China's four-tier emergency response system. Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response. (Reuters)

16 September 2021, 11:13 AM

New ministers of the Bhupendra Patel-led government in Gujarat will take oath today at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar amid speculation that the BJP may induct new faces into the state cabinet, with just over a year left for the state Assembly polls.

16 September 2021, 11:12 AM

American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX on Thursday launched the Falcon 9 carrier rocket that placed the Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit. This was the first-ever fully civilian crew mission dubbed as Inspiration4. The launch took place at 00:03 GMT from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (ANI)