Six candidates from Tamil Nadu set to be elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

An official release here said three nominations were rejected, leaving only the six in the fray.

Mar 16, 2020, 18:48 PM IST

AIADMK govt puts National Population Register on hold in Tamil Nadu

TN Minister Udhayakumar said even though several state governments have issued notification for the NPR, the Tamil Nadu government has issued notification only for Census exercise.

Mar 12, 2020, 23:18 PM IST

AIADMK names two senior leader as candidate for Rajya Sabha polls

In a party release, AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Chief Minister and co-coordinator K Palaniswami named Thambidurai and Munusamy and allotted one seat to the TMC.

Mar 09, 2020, 14:36 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami says only 15 per cent medical seats allotted to other states

Tamil Nadu will have a large share in the number of medical colleges in the country, Palaniswami said, adding there were only 1,945 medical seats till 2011 . The late chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa created an additional 885 medical seats, he said.

Mar 06, 2020, 15:05 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami launches Rs 2,857 cr health system reform programme

The health scheme will be implemented with funding support from the World Bank. 

Mar 04, 2020, 09:10 AM IST

DMK announces names of three candidates for Rajya Sabha polls

The ruling AIADMK has 125 members (including the Speaker) in the Assembly and the DMK and its allies have 106 members (DMK 98, Congress 7 and IUML 1).

Mar 01, 2020, 23:00 PM IST

Rajya Sabha elections to fill 55 seats on March 26, results on same date

Elections to fill the 55 Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant in April will be held on March 26, 2020. Announcing the dates of the Rajya Sabha election, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday (February 25, 2020) announced that biennial elections will be held in 17 states following the retirement of the members.

Feb 25, 2020, 13:27 PM IST

Muslim organisations hold anti-CAA protest in Chennai, other cities of Tamil Nadu

Despite repeated assurances by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami that the CAA would not harm Indian citizens, Muslims organizations took out massive rallies in Chennai, Madurai, and Tirunelveli among other cities of Tamil Nadu to express their opposition to the CAA-NRC-NPR. 

Feb 20, 2020, 00:11 AM IST

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami announces subsidy for ulemas to buy 2-wheelers; Rs 15 crore for Haj house

The Chief Minister said that his government will celebrate former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s birthday as `State Women Children Protection Day` on February 24.

Feb 19, 2020, 16:22 PM IST

Tamil Nadu budget 2020: Rs 8876.57 cr allotted to police department

It was also announced that a world-class new museum would be set up at Keeladi village and Rs 12.21 crores has been sanctioned for the same.

Feb 14, 2020, 13:27 PM IST

DMK, AIADMK come out in support of Periyar, flay Rajinikanth

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) DMK President MK Stalin called on Rajnikanth to think and speak. "Rajinikanth is not a politician, he is an actor. Please think and speak about Periyar. I appeal to you. Periyar lived for 95 years and worked for the Tamil race," Stalin said.

Jan 22, 2020, 17:52 PM IST

Tamil Nadu rural local body polls; DMK alliance wins majority seats

 DMK President M.K.Stalin said the polls have proved that the power of people can overcome any kind of atrocity.

Jan 03, 2020, 23:27 PM IST

Release Rs 7,825 cr dues to Tamil Nadu govt: AIADMK to Centre

The AIADMK at its General Council meeting on Sunday resolved that the central government release Rs 7,825 crore due to the state under various schemes including Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Nov 24, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

AIADMK leads in Tamil Nadu Assembly by-polls, supporters celebrate

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party workers were seen celebrating at the party headquarters as initial trends showed the candidates of its alliance leading in the assembly by-polls on two seats.

Oct 24, 2019, 13:32 PM IST

Chennai techie death: Police arrests AIADMK functionary Jayagopal who was on the run

Weeks after the death of 23-year old techie Subhashree in Chennai, as an illegal banner fell on her scooter and a truck ran over her, the Chennai Police has arrested AIADMK functionary Jayagopal, who was absconding, from Krishnagiri district. The banner that fell on Subhashree was illegally erected along the stretch of Pallikaranai Radial road, for a wedding in Jayagopal’s house. Chennai Police had filed two cases against Jayagopal — one for illegally putting up the banners, and another one for causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means under Section 326 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

Sep 27, 2019, 21:28 PM IST

AIADMK asks partymen not to put banners that inconvenience people

The statement from the ruling party came after a 23-year-old woman was crushed to death in Chennai by a water tanker after a hoarding allegedly fell on her.

Sep 13, 2019, 16:31 PM IST

MK Stalin warns party members of action if banners put up

DMK President MK Stalin on Friday warned his partymen that he will not participate in any function if banners or hoardings are put up. He also said strict action will be taken by the party against those who put up hoardings and banners, inconveniencing the public and hindering traffic flow.

Sep 13, 2019, 14:32 PM IST

DMK's Kathir Anand defeats AIADMK nominee AC Shanmugham to win Vellore Lok Sabha bypoll

DMK candidate Kathir Anand, son of senior leader Durai Murugan, won by a margin of 8,141 votes against the AIADMK’s AC Shanmugam.

Aug 09, 2019, 16:52 PM IST

DMK takes protests to the streets as Chennai's water woes persist

DMK's TR Baalu also gave notice in Lok Sabha over the prevailing water crisis in the state.

Jun 24, 2019, 10:21 AM IST

Puducherry: AIADMK accuses Congress of no long-term plan to prevent drinking water crisis

AIADMK in Puducherry Sunday charged the Congress government with lacking a long-term plan to protect the Union Territory against the drinking water crisis.

Jun 16, 2019, 14:23 PM IST