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Kanimozhi taken into custody during protest

March 13, 2017

CHENNAI: DMK leader and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi was taken into custody by police on Monday here as she led a protest against the non-availability of essential commodities at ration shops. The DMK party held protests across the state against the erratic supply of essential items through public distribution system (PDS). Speaking at the protes...

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TN CM Palaniswami greets Modi

March 11, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the BJP’s electoral success in Uttar Pradesh and other states. “I would like to convey my congratulations to you on the resounding victory of your party in the recently concluded assembly elections,” the Chief Minister wrote to M...

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I recommended Panneerselvam to Jayalalithaa: T T V Dinakaran

March 10, 2017

CHENNAI: AIADMK deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran lashed out at O Panneerselvam and said recommending Panneerselvam to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was the 'first mistake' he made. Dinakaran said that before the 2001 assembly polls, Jayalalithaa asked him to travel across the state and identify good administrators. Dinakaran recalle...

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Pro-Panneerselvam AIADMK MPs walk out of Lok Sabha

March 10, 2017

NEW DELHI: Eight members of the AIADMK on Friday walked out of the Lok Sabha after their adjournment notice demanding a discussion on the death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was disallowed. Soon after the house met, the AIADMK members aligned with former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam trooped near Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s podium...

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Jayalalithaa's soul would never forgive O Panneerselvam: TTV Dinakaran

March 09, 2017

CHENNAI: AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran accused O Panneerselvam of being a 'B' team of the opposition DMK and trying to destroy the party. "Panneerselvam's greed for power has him sacrificing the deceased leader's personal freedom, defaming medical profession and portraying the doctors as that of henchmen," Dinakaran said. Dinakara...

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R K Nagar By election to be held on April 12

March 09, 2017

CHENNAI: Bypoll to Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency in Chennai will be held on April 12, the Election Commission announced on Thursday. The byelection is necessitated by the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. As per the schedule put out by the poll panel, the poll notification will be made on March 16. The last date of nomination is...

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Panneerselvam leads hunger strike demanding probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

March 08, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and his followers began their one day fast on Wednesday demanding a judicial inquiry into the death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. The hunger protest is being held at all the district headquarters in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. The protest began at 9 a.m. and w...

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India should curb Sri Lanka's aggression against our fishermen, Palaniswami to Modi

March 07, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to curb Sri Lanka's "aggressive actions" against innocent Indian fishermen. In a letter to Modi, which was released to the media here, Palaniswami said: "I strongly urge the Prime Minister to intervene personally in this sensitive liveliho...

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Sri Lankan Navy kills Indian fisherman, Colombo promises probe

March 07, 2017

CHENNAI: A Tamil Nadu fisherman was shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy in the sea dividing the two countries. As India voiced "deep concern", Colombo promised a thorough probe. Six fishermen from Thangachimadam in Ramanathapuram district were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet when the Navy targeted them on Monday night, Indian officials said on Tu...

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Sri Lankan Navy kills Indian fisherman, TN announces compensation

March 07, 2017

CHENNAI: An Indian fisherman was shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy in the Palk Straits on Monday night, evoking sharp criticism from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, who announced a solacium of Rs five lakh for the bereaved family. He also announced compensation of Rs one lakh for an injured fisherman. Six fishermen from Thangachimadam in...

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