Tamil Nadu News

On Plea To Declare Covishield "Unsafe", High Court Notice To Centre

On Plea To Declare Covishield "Unsafe", High Court Notice To Centre

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Friday February 19, 2021, Chennai/ New Delhi

The Madras High Court has issued a notice to the central government over a petition to declare the Pune-based Serum Institute of India's "Covishield" unsafe.

K Palaniswami Attacks MK Stalin, Says Chief Minister's Post Not Sold In Shops

K Palaniswami Attacks MK Stalin, Says Chief Minister's Post Not Sold In Shops

Press Trust of India | Friday February 19, 2021, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Hitting out at DMK President MK Stalin for his Chief Ministerial aspirations, incumbent K Palaniswami on Thursday wondered if the post was something that could be purchased from a shop and said it has to be decided by the people.

VK Sasikala's Court Move To Reclaim AIADMK Top Post Ahead Of State Polls

VK Sasikala's Court Move To Reclaim AIADMK Top Post Ahead Of State Polls

Reported by Arvind Gunasekar, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday February 18, 2021, Chennai

VK Sasikala, the sacked AIADMK chief released from jail last month, has taken a legal step towards reclaiming her position in Tamil Nadu's ruling party months ahead of polls.

"I Forgive...": Rahul Gandhi When Asked About His Father's Killers

"I Forgive...": Rahul Gandhi When Asked About His Father's Killers

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday February 17, 2021, Puducherry

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he felt "tremendous pain but no anger" to those who assassinated his father - former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi - and that he "forgave" them

Amid Congress' Numbers Crisis, Rahul Gandhi In Puducherry Ahead Of Polls

Amid Congress' Numbers Crisis, Rahul Gandhi In Puducherry Ahead Of Polls

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday February 17, 2021, Puducherry

Rahul Gandhi is in Puducherry today - he began the day by meeting fishermen, whom he praised as "farmers of the sea" and with whom he expressed a desire to travel on one of their trips - to launch the Congress campaign for Assembly polls in May.

"Does PM Support Corruption By Holding Tainted Hands?" DMK's MK Stalin

"Does PM Support Corruption By Holding Tainted Hands?" DMK's MK Stalin

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 17, 2021, Chennai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held the hands of the ruling AIADMK's two top leaders and raised them, in a politically significant gesture ahead of the approaching election in Tamil Nadu. All three, PM Modi, Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam, stood on the stage with their linked hands held high.

P Chidambaram's 2009 Lok Sabha Election Win Holds, Says Madras High Court

P Chidambaram's 2009 Lok Sabha Election Win Holds, Says Madras High Court

Edited by Shylaja Varma | Tuesday February 16, 2021, Chennai

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's victory from Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga constituency in the 2009 national election holds, the Madras High Court said today, cancelling a petition which challenged the former Union Minister's Lok Sabha election win.

Kamal Haasan Calls For Tamil Nadu Poll Candidates Online, Rs 25,000 Fee

Kamal Haasan Calls For Tamil Nadu Poll Candidates Online, Rs 25,000 Fee

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Monday February 15, 2021, Chennai

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will begin accepting online applications from party members as it selects candidates for the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Assembly elections, it was announced Monday evening

In Chennai To Open Infra Projects, PM Applauds Farmers Of Tamil Nadu

In Chennai To Open Infra Projects, PM Applauds Farmers Of Tamil Nadu

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday February 14, 2021, Chennai

PM in Tamil Nadu: "Want to appreciate farmers of Tamil Nadu for record food grain production, good use of water resources"

PM Modi Hands Over 'Made-In-India' Arjun Battle Tank To Army In Chennai

PM Modi Hands Over 'Made-In-India' Arjun Battle Tank To Army In Chennai

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Sumana Nandy | Sunday February 14, 2021, Chennai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (Mark 1A) tanks to Army Chief General MM Naravane in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Government Rolls Out Rs 12,110 Crore Crop Loan Waiver Scheme

Tamil Nadu Government Rolls Out Rs 12,110 Crore Crop Loan Waiver Scheme

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 13, 2021, Chennai

Marking the rollout of the Rs 12,110 crore crop loan waiver scheme for over 16 lakh ryots in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday gave away certificates to nine farmers in Chennai.

K Palaniswami Announces 24-Hour Power Supply For Tamil Nadu Farmers

K Palaniswami Announces 24-Hour Power Supply For Tamil Nadu Farmers

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 13, 2021, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu

Farmers would henceforth be provided 24-hour-three phase electricity for their pump sets, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced here on Friday.

15 Dead, Many Injured In Explosion At Firecracker Factory In Tamil Nadu

15 Dead, Many Injured In Explosion At Firecracker Factory In Tamil Nadu

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Friday February 12, 2021, Chennai

At least eleven people have died and 36 injured after an explosion at a private firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar, around 500 kilometres from Chennai.

Actor Kamal Haasan's Political Party MNM Makes Him "Permanent President"

Actor Kamal Haasan's Political Party MNM Makes Him "Permanent President"

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 11, 2021, Chennai

The Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam or MNM today authorised its chief to decide on the party's electoral strategy for the coming Assembly polls and announced that he will be the party's "permanent president."

Two Murder Accused Hacked To Death In Tamil Nadu: Police

Two Murder Accused Hacked To Death In Tamil Nadu: Police

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 11, 2021, Erode

Two murder accused were hacked to death by a group of people on a road in broad day light in Erode on Wednesday while returning home after appearing in a court, police said.