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IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. J. Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, termed the ra...

1 day ago
IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. The Chief Minister totally distanced his gover...

10 days ago
AAI to come out with new tender document for Jaipur, Ahmadabad airports

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The government is expected to come out with a new tender document offering the operational and maintenance control of Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports to private players, a senior official said on Thursday. The development comes after the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) was unable to attract any bidders for its Request for Proposal (RFP) for operation and...

16 days ago
Madras HC orders Rs 10 lakh each to kin of two girls who were electrocuted

Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday ordered payment of Rs 10 lakh each to the families to two girls electrocuted in the state capital. Bhavana and Yuvashri, both aged eight, died on November 1 when they stepped on a power cable submerged in water in the Kodungaiyur locality. The High Court ordered the Tamil Nadu government to pay compensation after it took suo m...

23 days ago
Jayalalithaa death inquiry panel assures transparent probe

Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Justice (retd) A. Arumughaswamy, who heads the one man inquiry commission looking into the circumstances leading to hospitalisation of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her treatment, on Friday assured the probe will be transparent. He was speaking to the media here as the commission began its work. A notification seeking information from t...

25 days ago
Police can book Kamal Haasan for his tweet on case's merit: Madras HC

Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday said that the state police can register a case against actor Kamal Haasan if there is a prima facie case against him for his comments on a herbal drink the Tamil Nadu government is advocating to counter dengue and chikungunya. Hearing a petition filed by Devarajan to order registration of case against the actor, the court said pol...

1 month ago
SC refers Sabarimala temple's ban on women to Constitution Bench

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a Constitution Bench the question whether a ban on the entry of women in the age group 10-50 years in Kerala's Sabarimala temple on grounds of biological factors was discriminatory and violative of the Constitution's Articles 14, 15 and 17. Article 14 guarantees right to equality, Article 15 prohibits discrimination on gro...

1 month ago
Even if SC allows, devout, decent women will not enter Sabarimala: TDB president

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court referring to a Constitution Bench the issue of whether a ban on entry of women aged between 10-50 years in Kerala's Sabarimala temple was discriminatory, Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) president Prayar Gopalakrishnan on Friday said even if the court allows them, devout and decent women won't come to the temple. TDB owns temple...

1 month ago
TN seeks Rs 256 cr from centre to tackle dengue

Chennai, Oct 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has sought Rs 256 crore from the central government to manage dengue in the state, said state Health Minister C. Vijaybaskar. Talking to reporters here, Vijaybaskar said the funds request was made to the team deputed by the central government on the directors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to investigate the dengue outbreak in Tamil Nadu....

1 month ago
TN to cut entertainment tax by two per cent

Chennai, Oct 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to reduce the local entertainment tax by two per cent to eight per cent after talks with the movie industry, a Tamil Film Producers Council official said on Friday. Speaking to reporters here the official, Vishal, said the decision on tax reduction follows a meeting of Chief Minister K. Palaniswami with Tamil movie industry rep...

1 month ago
SC refers Sabarimala temple's ban on women to Constitution Bench

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a Constitution Bench the question whether a ban on the entry of women in the age group 10-50 years in Kerala's Sabarimala temple on grounds of biological factors was discriminatory and violative of the Constitution's Articles 14, 15 and 17. Article 14 guarantees right to equality, Article 15 prohibits discrimination on grou...

3 months ago
'Judicial probe into Jaya's death funny'

Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's announcement to hold a judicial probe into the death of J. Jayalalithaa is funny, said MGR Amma Deepa Peravai, a forum led by the late Chief Minister's niece. This is an attempt to fool the AIADMK cadres, the J. Deepa-led forum said in a statement late on Thursday. It demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ...

3 months ago
Probe on Jayalalithaa's death a good move: Apollo Hospitals

Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to set up an inquiry commission to probe the cause of death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa is a good move, said Apollo Hospitals on Thursday. It was in Apollo Hospital here Jayalalithaa was hospitalised for over 70 days. In a statement issued here, the hospital said: The Tamil Nadu Government's decision to set u...

3 months ago
Probe treatment given to Jayalalithaa since 2011: OPS faction

Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The judicial inquiry commission to be set up by the Tamil Nadu government to probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has to look into her past five year medical records and the treatment given to her, a spokesperson for the AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Thursday. The inquiry commission should study and probe five yea...

3 months ago
SC orders status quo on admission to medical courses in TN

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there could be no compromise on intellect as it ordered status quo on admissions to undergraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. You can't compromise on intellect, said the bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M.Khanwilkar also saying no to state government's plea that it wanted to accommodate stu...

3 months ago
TN presents Centre draft of ordinance on NEET exam

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Monday handed over to the Centre a draft of the proposed ordinance it plans to enact to give exemption to students from the NEET examination for admission to government colleges in the state. Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan handed over the documents to R.K. Mitra, Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry, a day after Un...

3 months ago
Panneerselvam meets Modi

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) 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. Talking to the media, he said he had detailed discussions with the Prime Minister on the prevailing political situation, the stance of Tamil Nadu government hea...

3 months ago
'Absence of doctors, two lives lost, TN should be ashamed'

Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government should hang its head in shame over the death of two persons in a hospital in Vellore district due to the absence of doctors, PMK founder Anbumani Ramadoss said on Monday. The Ambur Government Hospital, around 190 km from here, should have at least 10 doctors on duty at all times, he said. It is highly condemnable that yesterday (Su...

3 months ago
Centre to consider one year exemption for TN from NEET: Nirmala

Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) The Central government is prepared to consider an exemption of one year from the NEET system for students of government colleges in Tamil Nadu if the state brings forward an ordinance, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday. If the Tamil Nadu government brings forward an ordinance seeking exemption for students of government colleges only just for a year,...

3 months ago
Everything happens for best: Madhavan on success of 'Vikram Vedha'

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan is happy for the success of his Tamil crime thriller Vikram Vedha and says despite facing hurdles during its release, the film has made history. The Tamil Nadu government had decided to levy 30 per cent entertainment tax in addition to the 28 per cent under the GST, taking the total tax amount to a whopping 58 per cent. In protest, theatres acros...

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