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Palaniswami announces compensation for 4 killed CRPF men from TN

April 25, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday condoled the death of four CRPF personnel from the state who were killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh and announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh each to their families. Palaniswami said he was deeply grieved at the death of four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel hailing fro...

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Shutdown in TN, DMK's Stalin arrested

April 25, 2017

CHENNAI: Normal life was affected in Tamil Nadu amid a shutdown called by opposition parties on Tuesday to press for immediate resolution of farmers' issues. DMK Working President M.K. Stalin and others were arrested. Several DMK cadres, along with Stalin, protesting in Tiruvarur were detained by the police. DMK and other opposition parties were h...

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Now, protesting TN farmers drink urine

April 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Protesting in the national capital for over a month, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank their own urine to draw the Centre's attention to the drought in their state and other demands. On Friday, they had collected their urine in plastic bottles and threatened to consume it if the Union government fails to respond to their demands, inc...

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Delhi Police question Dinakaran in poll symbol row case

April 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Saturday questioned sidelined AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials in a case related to the party's poll symbol. Dinakaran, the nephew of jailed party chief V.K. Sasikala, appeared before the investigators after arriving in the national capital f...

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CPI seeks Centre's intervention to help TN farmers

April 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: The CPI on Friday flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it said was "utter disregard" towards the plight of protesting Tamil Nadu farmers and sought the government's immediate intervention. Communist Party of India General Secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy and National Council Secretary K. Narayana visited the Jantar Mantar -- where th...

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EC gives AIADMK factions more time to prove their claims

April 21, 2017

CHENNAI: The Election Commission has given time, till June 16, for both the warring factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK to submit documents proving their claim. In an order dated April 20, the poll panel said as both the parties - E.Madhusudanan and two others, respondents V.K.Sasikala and another) had asked for additional time for filing docum...

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Deepa Jayakumar's husband launched new political party

April 21, 2017

CHENNAI: Deepa Jayakumar's husband Madhavan has now started a political outfit of his own. the party named "MGR Jayalalithaa Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam" (MJDMK). Deepa Jayakumar, the neice of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa launched her party, the MGR Amma Deepa Peravai, on 24 February. Deepa was supposed to contest on the RK Nagar ...

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AIADMK leaders meet TN Governor

April 20, 2017

CHENNAI: Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai called on Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao here on Thursday. Thambidurai later told reporters that it was a courtesy call as he has known Rao for a long time. He said he did not discuss the political situation in the state with Rao. Tamil Nadu Finance and Fisheries Minister D...

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Sasikala, Dinakaran ouster first victory: Panneerselvam

April 19, 2017

CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday said the ouster of the rival AIADMK faction's two leaders was his faction's first victory in the "dharma yudh". He was referring to the ruling AIADMK faction's decision to sideline now jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala and her nephew and Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Di...

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Ministers fear, want to keep me out of party: Dinakaran

April 19, 2017

CHENNAI: AIADMK’s Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday said the state ministers have decided to keep him out of the party due to some fear. Speaking to reporters here he said: “Due to some unknown fear, the ministers have taken the decision.” Dinakaran, who is AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala’s nephe...

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