Banwarilal Purohit

PM Narendra Modi attends IIT Madras convocation in Chennai, says 'even today Tamil echoes in entire America'

The PM also outlined his recent speech at the UNGA where he had invoked three-Millenium old Tamil poet and philosopher Kaniyan Poongundranar and called Tamil as the oldest language of the world.

Sep 30, 2019, 10:44 AM IST

Crores exchanged hands in appointment of VCs: TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Reacting to his remarks, the ruling AIADMK said it had no role to play in the appointments of vice-chancellors.

Oct 06, 2018, 22:01 PM IST

Don't release Rajiv killers till plea in SC is disposed of: Victims' kin urge TN governor

The attack on May 21, 1991, killed the former prime minister and 15 people.

Sep 26, 2018, 22:20 PM IST

Tamil outfits rally against Governor over release of Rajiv case convicts; Raj Bhavan silent

Pro-Tamil outfits say the Governor is acting under pressure from north India.

Sep 14, 2018, 19:11 PM IST

Case registered against DMK's MK Stalin for protesting against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Stalin was protesting against the arrest of DMK party cadres at Namakkal while accusing the Governor of acting against the principles of federalism.

Jun 24, 2018, 11:30 AM IST

DMK's MK Stalin detained in Trichy for protesting against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

The DMK working chief led the party worker's rally to the office of Governor Purohit in Chennai.

Jun 23, 2018, 12:38 PM IST

BJP leader S Ve Shekher apologises for offensive Facebook post against women journalists

The post said women reporters had to sleep with their bosses to get their jobs, among other things.

Apr 20, 2018, 17:57 PM IST

BJP leader H Raja calls DMK MP K Kanimozhi an 'illegitimate child', sparks outrage

Raja's tweet seemed to question the journalists who were demanding an apology from Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit for touching a lady reporter's face without seeking her consent.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:59 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Governor apologises, says patted journo's cheek considering her as my granddaughter

According to the Governor, the pat was an expression of affection and appreciation for her “performance as a journalist”.

Apr 18, 2018, 13:59 PM IST

TN journalists demand apology from Governor Purohit for patting cheek of lady reporter

Journalists in Tamil Nadu are outraged and say it is the act - and not necessarily the intention - which is appaling. 

Apr 18, 2018, 07:00 AM IST

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit faces outrage after patting journalist on the cheek without seeking consent

Consent and violation of personal space dominated the discussion of the incident.

Apr 17, 2018, 23:28 PM IST

Tamil Nadu college 'sex scandal': Let police do its job, I've set up a committee for investigation, says Governor

Nirmala Devi, an assistant professor in Devanga Arts College in Aruppukottai in Virudhunagar district has been arrested on the charge of suggesting to some girl students that they yield themselves to keep the "higher-ups" in the Madurai Kamaraj University happy so that the college gets facilities.

Apr 17, 2018, 21:23 PM IST

Tamil Nadu opposition seek intervention of Governor Banwarilal Purohit in Cauvery issue: Full text of the memorandum

They met him as a culmination of the week-long march demanding the constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board.

Apr 13, 2018, 14:41 PM IST

You are Tamil Nadu's First Citizen, speak up on Cauvery issue: Opposition leaders tell Governor Banwarilal Purohit

They accused the Centre of attempting to delaying the constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board with an eye on the coming Karnataka Assembly election.

Apr 13, 2018, 14:27 PM IST

Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati interred at Kanchi math

Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati has been interred at the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. The 69th head of the math died of a cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning. He was 82.

Mar 01, 2018, 07:11 AM IST

On Jayalalithaa's 70th birth anniversary, PM Modi launches 2-wheeler subsidy scheme for women

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Tamil Nadu government's Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme, which offers a subsidy to women to purchase scooters. The launch of the scheme was held to mark the 70th birth anniversary of former AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.

Feb 24, 2018, 20:48 PM IST

Tamil Nadu assembly session from January 8, duration to be decided later

The Tamil Nadu Assembly will meet for its next session from January 8, 2018. The session would commence with the customary address by the Governor Banwarilal Purohit, his first after taking over last month.

Dec 28, 2017, 14:26 PM IST

DMK taunts Governor; asks will he direct floor test for AIADMK govt

Opposition DMK on Tuesday took on Governor Banwarilal Purohit over the latter's assertion that he worked as per the constitution, and asked whether he would convene the state assembly to test the majority of the K Palaniswami government as per constitution.

Nov 21, 2017, 21:16 PM IST

Nothing is impossible to achieve: Assam Governor to students

Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday said positive attitude, strong determination and judicious time management can lead to a successful life.

May 20, 2017, 17:58 PM IST

Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit, CM Sarbananda Sonowal greet people on Bohag Bihu

Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Bohag or Rongali Bihu and Assamese New Year.

Apr 14, 2017, 19:20 PM IST