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Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam tables Budget 2021-22 at state Assembly

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam tables Budget 2021-22 at state Assembly

DMK and Congress MLAs staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu Assembly today during the presentation of the interim budget by Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam. As per procedure, the FM tabled the budget and

Feb 23, 2021, 09:36 AM IST
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami announces reduction in Metro fares

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami announces reduction in Metro fares

According to the new fares, commuters will have to pay Rs 10 for a distance of upto two kilometres. The fare is Rs 20 for a distance between two and five kilometres. To travel a distance of more than

Feb 20, 2021, 13:12 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami announces withdrawal of cases against anti-CAA protesters

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami announces withdrawal of cases against anti-CAA protesters

About 10 lakh cases filed in connection with violation of lockdown norms to prevent spread of COVID-19, and cases over protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act early last year would be

Feb 19, 2021, 20:52 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami releases state's Industrial Policy 2021, to provide over 20 lakh jobs

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami releases state's Industrial Policy 2021, to provide over 20 lakh jobs

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami released the state's Industrial Policy 2021, with an objective to attract investments worth Rs 10 lakh crore and employment opportunities for 20 lakh people by

Feb 16, 2021, 17:35 PM IST
Amid skyrocketing prices, pump offers free fuel for children reciting Tirukkural couplets in Tamil Nadu

Amid skyrocketing prices, pump offers free fuel for children reciting Tirukkural couplets in Tamil Nadu

To avail of this free fuel, students between classes 1-12th must recite the famous couplets of the poet-saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukkural. Those reciting 10 couplets will get half a liter and those

Feb 16, 2021, 14:10 PM IST
Kerala custodial death: Nine police officials dismissed after commission’ report

Kerala custodial death: Nine police officials dismissed after commission’ report

The Kerala government on Monday (February 15) decided to dismiss from service of the nine police officials, who were responsible for the custodial death of a 49-year-old remand prisoner at a police

Feb 15, 2021, 18:06 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi visits Tamil Nadu ahead of assembly elections, says state is evolving as tank manufacturing hub of India

PM Narendra Modi visits Tamil Nadu ahead of assembly elections, says state is evolving as tank manufacturing hub of India

PM Modi expressed that he's proud to dedicate to the country one more warrior to protect India's frontiers. "I am proud to handover the indigenously designed and manufactured 'Main Battle Tank Arjun

Feb 14, 2021, 22:32 PM IST
Govt has always taken care of welfare of our Tamil brothers, sisters in Sri Lanka: PM Narendra Modi at Chennai

Govt has always taken care of welfare of our Tamil brothers, sisters in Sri Lanka: PM Narendra Modi at Chennai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that through development works, his Government is ensuring the welfare of Sri Lanka's Tamil community. "The resources given by our Government for Tamils have

Feb 14, 2021, 17:42 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to dedicate 118 Arjun MK-1A tanks to Army in Chennai

PM Narendra Modi to dedicate 118 Arjun MK-1A tanks to Army in Chennai

The Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday morning revealed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for several key projects and hand over the Arjun Main

Feb 14, 2021, 07:08 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of several projects in Tamil Nadu, Kerala; check details

PM Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of several projects in Tamil Nadu, Kerala; check details

In Tamil Nadu, PM Modi will inaugurate the Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension, completed at a cost of Rs 3770 crore. This 9.05 km long extension will link North Chennai with the Airport and Central

Feb 13, 2021, 17:31 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami rolls out Rs 12,110 crore crop loan waiver scheme, gives away certificates to farmers

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami rolls out Rs 12,110 crore crop loan waiver scheme, gives away certificates to farmers

This move by Chief Minister K Palaniswami was made after taking into consideration the damage to crops caused by back to back cyclones 'Nivar' and 'Burevi' last year, besides the heavy rains that

Feb 13, 2021, 16:31 PM IST
Firecracker factory explosion kills 16, injures 33 in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar; PM Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia

Firecracker factory explosion kills 16, injures 33 in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar; PM Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia

The Prime Minister Office in a tweet sent condolences to the families of the bereaved and also announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakhs to the families of those who lost their lives due to the fire. To

Feb 12, 2021, 17:31 PM IST
25,000 extra booths, voting time extended by an hour for Tamil Nadu elections, says CEC

25,000 extra booths, voting time extended by an hour for Tamil Nadu elections, says CEC

Owing to ensure physical distancing and Covid-19 safety norms there would be 25,000 additional polling booths in Tamil Nadu and the voting time will be extended by an hour. This means that the total

Feb 11, 2021, 22:00 PM IST
VK Sasikala pays tributes to MG Ramachandran statue at Ramapuram; political circles abuzz with her return in Tamil Nadu

VK Sasikala pays tributes to MG Ramachandran statue at Ramapuram; political circles abuzz with her return in Tamil Nadu

Sasilaka underwent her sentence in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case at the Parapana Agrahara central prison in Bengaluru since February, 2017 and was set free on January 27. However,

Feb 09, 2021, 07:23 AM IST
VK Sasikala returns into mainstream politics, says 'will dedicate rest of my life for AIADMK'

VK Sasikala returns into mainstream politics, says 'will dedicate rest of my life for AIADMK'

Sasikala, the close confidante of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, is on her way to Chennai after completing her four-year sentence in a corruption case. Her return to the state’s political arena

Feb 08, 2021, 21:37 PM IST
Former AIADMK leader Sasikala heads to Tamil Nadu after completing COVID-19 quarantine in Bengaluru

Former AIADMK leader Sasikala heads to Tamil Nadu after completing COVID-19 quarantine in Bengaluru

Sasikala is returning to Tamil Nadu today after completing her quarantine in Bengaluru. She will stay at her niece J Krishnapriya`s residence in Chennai`s T Nagar area. Krishnapriya is the daughter

Feb 08, 2021, 09:40 AM IST
Navy sailor abducted, burnt alive for Rs 10 lakh ransom in Maharashtra's Palghar

Navy sailor abducted, burnt alive for Rs 10 lakh ransom in Maharashtra's Palghar

The Navy sailor, identified as Suraj Kumar Dubey was returning from vacation on January 30 when he was abducted by three men at gun point outside Chennai Airport. The abductors demanded a ransom of

Feb 07, 2021, 07:52 AM IST
CM Palaniswami announces crop loan waiver worth Rs 12k crore in Tamil Nadu

CM Palaniswami announces crop loan waiver worth Rs 12k crore in Tamil Nadu

Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced the waiver on Rs. 12,110 cr crop loans for the farmers who borrowed from cooperative banks. According to the Chief Minister, this move is to benefit over 16.43

Feb 06, 2021, 19:24 PM IST
2.32 kg gold worth Rs. 1.14 crore seized by Chennai air customs; one arrested

2.32 kg gold worth Rs. 1.14 crore seized by Chennai air customs; one arrested

Based on an intelligence that gold was likely to be smuggled from Dubai by concealing in aircraft, Indigo flight 6E-66 was taken up for special rummaging. On searching, five rectangular heavy pieces

Feb 06, 2021, 17:37 PM IST
Chennai techies have underwater wedding: Clad in Dhoti, Sari Tamil Style

Chennai techies have underwater wedding: Clad in Dhoti, Sari Tamil Style

Picture an underwater wedding and one might think of a couple clad in tight fitting scuba attire and heavy gear. Perhaps, all of this in an exotic foreign destination.  But a techie couple in Chennai

Feb 03, 2021, 13:41 PM IST