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What Question Do You Have For PM, Rahul Gandhi Was Asked. His Reply

What Question Do You Have For PM, Rahul Gandhi Was Asked. His Reply

ANI | Tuesday March 02, 2021, Kanyakumari

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday interacted and danced with the students at St Joseph Matric Higher Secondary School in Kanyakumari.

Tamil Nadu Polls: DMK To Release Election Manifesto On March 7

Tamil Nadu Polls: DMK To Release Election Manifesto On March 7

ANI | Monday March 01, 2021, Chennai

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Monday expressed confidence of forming the next government and announced that the party will be releasing its manifesto for the upcoming state elections and party's vision for Tamil Nadu.

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 Monitor IPS Officer's Harassment Case Against Top Cop

High Court To Monitor IPS Officer's Harassment Case Against Top Cop

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

The Madras High Court on Monday said that it will monitor a sexual harassment case by a woman IPS officer in Tamil Nadu against a high-ranking male colleague. The court had taken up the case on its own today. Justice N Anand Venkatesh ordered no politicisation in the case and said he was "deeply saddened" by the issue.

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.

"Have Defeated Much Bigger Enemy Than This": Rahul Gandhi's Dig At PM

"Have Defeated Much Bigger Enemy Than This": Rahul Gandhi's Dig At PM

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

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "formidable enemy" who ''crushed'' his opponents.

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.

DMK's MK Stalin Likely To Contest Taml Nadu Polls From Kolathur Again

DMK's MK Stalin Likely To Contest Taml Nadu Polls From Kolathur Again

ANI | Sunday February 28, 2021, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Sunday formally expressed his willingness to the party to contest from the Kolathur constituency in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election.

"Weapon To Communalise": Rahul Gandhi Slams Centre Over Education Policy

"Weapon To Communalise": Rahul Gandhi Slams Centre Over Education Policy

ANI | Sunday February 28, 2021, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed the centre for introducing the National Education Policy 2020 without consulting teachers and students and said it is being "used as a weapon to communalise and push a particular ideology" into Indian society.

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.

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.

Top Tamil Nadu Cop Accused Of Harassment, "Shame," Says MK Stalin

Top Tamil Nadu Cop Accused Of Harassment, "Shame," Says MK Stalin

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Chennai

A woman IPS Officer in Tamil Nadu has alleged sexual harassment and misbehaviour by a high-ranking male colleague while she was on duty during Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami's tour of central districts a few days ago