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BJP Siding With "Corrupt" AIADMK: DMK's MK Stalin Hits Back

BJP Siding With "Corrupt" AIADMK: DMK's MK Stalin Hits Back

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, Chennai

DMK leader MK Stalin on Monday sought to make light of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's allegation of corruption against his party, saying it was the BJP that "stands by corruption" by aligning with the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

High Court To Take Up IPS Officer's Harassment Case Against Top Cop Today

High Court To Take Up IPS Officer's Harassment Case Against Top Cop Today

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin , Edited by Stela Dey | Monday March 01, 2021, Chennai

The Madras High Court will take up a sexual harassment complaint by a woman IPS officer in Tamil Nadu against a high-ranking male colleague later today.

Six More Months For Sex Assault Case Against Actor Dileep: Supreme Court

Six More Months For Sex Assault Case Against Actor Dileep: Supreme Court

Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday March 01, 2021, New Delhi

The Supreme Court today gave six more months as a "last opportunity" to complete the trial in the sexual assault case against Malayalam actor Dileep. The case is being heard by a local court in Kochi. A local Kerala court judge had sought six months because the trial was delayed due to litigation in the High Court. This is the second time such an extension has been granted.

Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown Till March 31, Offices To Stagger Timings

Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown Till March 31, Offices To Stagger Timings

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Sunday February 28, 2021, Chennai

Tamil Nadu has extended existing coronavirus-related restrictions till March 31, meaning offices, shops, and industrial and commercial establishments will continue with staggered working hours.

PM Modi Regrets Not Learning Tamil, The "World's Oldest Language"

PM Modi Regrets Not Learning Tamil, The "World's Oldest Language"

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Sunday February 28, 2021, New Delhi

Not learning the Tamil language was one of his long-standing regrets in a long political career, Prime Narendra Modi said today calling it the "world's oldest language". In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio talk today, he also praised Tamil literature and poetry. His reference to the language comes weeks ahead of the southern state going to polls on April 6.

Rs 220 Crore In Black Money Detected After Raids On Chennai-Based Company

Rs 220 Crore In Black Money Detected After Raids On Chennai-Based Company

Press Trust of India | Sunday February 28, 2021, Chennai

The Income Tax Department has detected undisclosed income of about Rs 220 crore after it raided a leading tiles and sanitaryware manufacturer based in Chennai, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said.

AIADMK's Last-Minute Quota Deal Seals Alliance, Seat-Sharing Done

AIADMK's Last-Minute Quota Deal Seals Alliance, Seat-Sharing Done

Reported by Arvind Gunasekar,J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Saturday February 27, 2021, Chennai

Minutes before the Election Commission announced the poll schedule for five states, including Tamil Nadu, yesterday, the state Assembly cleared 10.5% reservation for the Vanniyar community in educational institutions and in the appointment of posts in government services. What was not reported then is that the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (AIADMK) also sealed a poll deal with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), a party with strong roots in the community that the legislators just favoured.

Tamil Nadu To Vote On April 6, Results To Be Declared On May 2

Tamil Nadu To Vote On April 6, Results To Be Declared On May 2

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

The state of Tamil Nadu will go to polls on April 6, the Election Commission announced today. The counting of votes and declaration of results will happen on May 2, along with the process in others four states - Puducherry, Kerala, West Bengal, and Assam - where elections will be held.

Bengal, Tamil Nadu's Last Minute Schemes Before Poll Dates Announcement

Bengal, Tamil Nadu's Last Minute Schemes Before Poll Dates Announcement

NDTV Newsdesk | Friday February 26, 2021, Chennai

At least two of the five poll-bound states today rushed to announce populist schemes hours ahead of the election dates being announced. Tamil Nadu and West Bengal introduced various policy changes seemingly aimed at electoral prospects. The model code of conduct, which comes into effect immediately after the Election Commission declares the poll dates, prohibits governments from making fresh welfare announcements so as to minimise any undue advantage accruing to ruling parties.

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan Joins BJP In Kerala

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan Joins BJP In Kerala

Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Friday February 26, 2021, Malappuram

E Sreedharan, a retired engineer famous for spearheading the Delhi Metro project, has joined the BJP. The 88-year-old was welcomed in the party by Kerala BJP chief K Surendran at a meeting organised at Mallapuram on Thursday.

Rahul Gandhi Clubbed With Yogi Adityanath By Kerala Chief Minister

Rahul Gandhi Clubbed With Yogi Adityanath By Kerala Chief Minister

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Thursday February 25, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday lashed out at Congress leader and Wayanad parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi as well as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, days after the two had hit out at the Left government in Kerala during their respective campaigns in the state.

Girl, 19, Killed In Andhra Pradesh's Guntur: Police

Girl, 19, Killed In Andhra Pradesh's Guntur: Police

ANI | Thursday February 25, 2021, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)

A 19-year-old student was allegedly murdered in Narsaraopet town of Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Wednesday afternoon, the police said.

RSS Worker Killed In Kerala Clash, Say Police, 8 Arrested

RSS Worker Killed In Kerala Clash, Say Police, 8 Arrested

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Stela Dey | Thursday February 25, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was killed in a clash between two groups in Kerala's Alappuzha district on Wednesday night, police said. The BJP has called for a 12-hour shutdown in the district after the incident.

"I Was Shocked": PM Attacks Rahul Gandhi Over "Fisheries Ministry" Remark

"I Was Shocked": PM Attacks Rahul Gandhi Over "Fisheries Ministry" Remark

Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday February 25, 2021, Puducherry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked the Congress, especially its leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on creating a fisheries ministry at the Centre. He expressed shock that the former party chief wasn't aware of such a ministry having been set up in 2019 by the Central government.

Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls: DMK-Congress Seat Sharing Talks Begin Today

Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls: DMK-Congress Seat Sharing Talks Begin Today

Reported by Arvind Gunasekar, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

The Congress and the DMK today begin their seat-sharing talks as Tamil Nadu gears up for its assembly elections. Their Secular Democratic Alliance (SDA) alliance is looking to replace the AIADMK-led combine, now serving its second straight term in the state. The polls, the dates for which are expected to be announced in the first week of March, are likely to be held in April-May.