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  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami Announces Closure Of 500 Liquor Shops
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced the closure of 500 state-run liquor retail outlets.
  • Chief Minister E Palaniswami In Charge, <i>Amma's</i> Chair Used For First Time
    E Palaniswami, freshly victorious in a trust vote now challenged by the opposition in the High Court, officially started work as Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister this morning.
  • Trust Vote Won By Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami Illegal, DMK Says In Court
    The action-packed trust vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly that Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami won after hours of drama has been challenged by the opposition DMK. Its request to cancel the vote is likely to be heard by the Madras High Court tomorrow.
  • Film Stars Outraged After Malayalam Actor Allegedly Molested In Moving Car
    Three men have been arrested in Kerala amid massive anger over the assault on a film star in a moving car. Top South film actors and others have taken to social media to express their horror and to demand immediate action by the government and police.
  • Tamil Nadu Governor Asks For Report Over Trust Vote Violence
    Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has asked for a report from the assembly secretary on the incidents during the trust vote on Saturday, Raj Bhavan sources have said.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam Meet Governor
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and his challenger O Panneerselvam today met Governor Vidyasagar Rao shortly before he left for Mumbai. Mr Palaniswami won his trust vote yesterday after a five-hour drama and violence by the DMK over their demand for a secret vote. Mr Pannerselvam, who also supported the demand, has said the battle is far from over and threatened to go to the people.
  • Tamil Nadu Government Like A 'Criminal Conglomerate': Kamal Haasan
    Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami may have won the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, but Kamal Haasan, one of the biggest stars of the South, said it's not an outcome he accepts. "The emotion(s) on streets denote something else," he told NDTV in an exclusive interview.
  • E Palaniswami Wins Tamil Nadu Floor Test After 5 Hours Of Drama: 10 Facts
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami won a test of strength on Saturday in an assembly where close to 100 opposition lawmakers were missing after violence and chaos over a demand for secret voting. But the trust vote may only be the first of many battles that the 63-year-old Chief Minister will have to fight. Former chief minister O Panneerselvam has promised that he had lost the battle, not the war, and said he would go back to the people. DMK chief MK Stalin first complained to the Governor about the way the vote was conducted, and then, sat on a hunger strike under the gaze of Mahatma Gandhi's statute at the city's Marina Beach before he was detained by the police and whisked away.
  • Malayalam Actor Molested In Moving Car Near Kochi, One Arrested
    A noted South Indian film actor has alleged that she was molested by two men who forced their way into her car in Kerala's Erankulam district last night. Her driver is suspected of involvement and has been taken into custody. A case of molestation and kidnapping has been registered against the accused.
  • Case Against DMK's MK Stalin Who Stole The Show In Tamil Nadu Trust Vote Chaos
    Chennai Police has filed a case against DMK's MK Stalin for protesting without permission at Marina Beach. He took centre-stage in violent protests in the assembly on Saturday against a trust vote that Chief Minister E Palaniswami eventually won.
  • Resort Where Team Sasikala Camped For Days Shuts Down For 'Maintenance'
    As turbulence hit the Tamil Nadu assembly over Chief Minister E Palaniswami's trust vote, a luxury resort near Chennai that reluctantly hosted political drama for the past 13 days quietly shut shop. The sign 'Resort Under Maintenance' was seen today outside the Golden Bay where over 100 lawmakers of the ruling AIADMK camped for nearly two weeks, sequestered in the middle of a power tussle.
  • Chairs Thrown, DMK Lawmakers On Table In Tamil Nadu Chaos, Speaker Shoved
    A free-for-all erupted inside the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday over a trust vote as aggressive demands for secret voting degenerated into chairs and tables being broken, mics being broken and the Speaker being manhandled.
  • DMK's MK Stalin Detained At Marina Beach After Protest Against Trust Vote: Highlights
    E Palaniswami today won the trust vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after the house witnessed chaos and violence. He won 122 votes with only 11 rebels of his AIADMK voting against him. He needed the backing of at least 117 legislators in the 234-member State Assembly. Mr Palaniswami took oath on Thursday with a 30-member cabinet. He is widely seen as a proxy for AIADMK chief VK Sasikala, who is currently serving a jail term of four years in Bengaluru prison after being convicted in a corruption case by the Supreme Court.
  • E Palaniswami Wins Tamil Nadu Floor Test Amid Chaos: 10 Facts
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami won a test of strength today in an assembly where close to 100 opposition lawmakers were missing after violence and chaos over a demand for secret voting. But the trust vote may only be the first of many battles that the 63-year-old Chief Minister will have to fight. O Panneerselvam has promised that he had lost the battle, not the war, and would go back to the people. DMK chief MK Stalin started right away, heading first to Raj Bhavan to complain about the way the vote was conducted, and then, sat on a hunger strike under the gaze of Mahatma Gandhi's statute at the city's Marina Beach before he was detained by the police and whisked away.
  • VK Sasikala Asked To Explain Her Appointment As General Secretary In AIADMK
    Acting fast, the Election Commission today asked V K Sasikala to respond to a petition filed against her challenging her appointment as AIADMK interim general secretary by the O Panneerselvam camp.

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