The Pune Police on March 8 arrested a Major rank Army officer from Tamil Nadu's Wellington in connection with the Army Relation Recruitment exam paper leak. Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta stated that "the military and police are working together" as investigation is underway. As of now, seven persons, including two army personnel, have been arrested in the case. The exam was earlier scheduled on February 28 in Pune and 40 other… read-more
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In what could be called a heart-warming initiative, Coimbatore-based trust Thaaimai Arakkattalai offers pro bono funeral service 'Ilavasa Neethar Sevai' to families who have lost their loved ones. Run by the family of 43-year-old Satheesh, the initiative provides various free services like transport, freezer box and other necessary devices related to the funeral within a 12 km radius of the city. Notably, the trust does not have any paid… read-more
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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on March 3 announced her exit from politics. Thanking the cadre and supporters, she released a two-page statement that read, “I am not for any position, title or power. I will remain grateful." She also urged the party to stay united and continue the legacy of former chief ministers MG Ramachandran and Jayalalitha. Convicted for holding disproportionate assets, Sasikala was recently released in January after… read-more
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Tamil Nadu’s Erode district administration is planning to provide free gloves to the voters in the upcoming Assembly elections. Notably, the administration has ordered 19 lakh gloves for the same. Moreover, due to the current ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the administration will use thermal scanners and sanitisers to conduct polling safely. Ensuring the safe disposal of the used gloves, District Collector C Kathiravan said boxes would be kept… read-more
PM Narendra Modi at his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme lauded a TN-based farmer PM Murugesan for his agro-based innovation. Making ropes out of banana fibre, Murugesan also developed four rope making machines from plantain waste of which three have been even patented. Besides selling the fibre rope made handicrafts, bags and baskets for additional income. Murugesan has also trained over 1500 people from six states to export as he looks forward to… read-more
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The Income Tax Department has raided the premises of a reputed Chennai-based tile manufacturer recovering undisclosed income worth Rs 220 crore. In the search and seizure drive launched in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Kolkata based facilities, the IT department seized Rs 8.30 crore. While over 50% of unaccounted money was found to be stored in a cloud storage system, the CBDT suspected its use in influencing voters in the upcoming polls.
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The Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu Government to create a uniform policy towards elephant ownership owing to their exploitation. Further, the court suggested ensuring all private and temple-owned elephants should come under the Forest Department, meanwhile ban the private ownership of elephants completely. Moreover, listening to the petition of a Srirangam temple devotee against elephant exploitation, the court added that… read-more
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For four poll-bound states and one Union Territory, the Election Commission of India on February 26 announced the schedule. While Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry will have a single-phase election on April 6, Assam will have a three-phase election from March 27 to April 6. Meanwhile, the elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The votes for all states will be counted on May 2.
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Owing to COVID-19 situations in Tamil Nadu, CM K Palaniswami has exempted class 9, 10 and 11 students from appearing for exams in the 2020-21 academic year. Besides, students of the aforementioned grades have been declared "all pass''. While the school were closed since March 25, 2020, the Tamil Nadu Government had launched the ‘Kalvi Tholaikatchi’ educational channel and had reduced the syllabus.
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The Tamil Nadu Government has created a six-member committee to probe the sexual harassment charge over DGP (law and order) Rajesh Das. Presided by Additional Chief Secretary Jayashree Raghunandan, the committee will investigate the allegations by women IPS officer, who was allegedly abused by Das in the vehicle. Earlier, the opposition leader Kanimozhi had blamed the AIADMK government for lax behaviour on the issue.
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