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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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa expressed his displeasure over his Tamil Nadu counterpart K Palaniswami's latest project linking Vellar-Vaigai-Gundar rivers with Cauvery. CM Palaniswami had laid the foundation for the Rs.14,400 crore riverine project to use 6,000 cubic feet of surplus water in arid zones. "We will not allow Tamil Nadu to do that. We will take tough measures," said CM Yediyurappa. Earlier, Karnataka initiated building a reservoir… read-more
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Ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan met superstar Rajinikanth on February 20 conjecturing to offer support. Surprisingly, the move came after Rajinikanth announced to quit politics in December. Meanwhile, Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will be holding inaugural function on February 21 for which he publicly sought Rajinikanth’s support. While Haasan will be accepting candidates through online… read-more
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The expelled AIADMK leader, VK Sasikala, has filed an application in a Chennai court, reclaiming the top post of the party. The application, scheduled for hearing on March 15, was filed against Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami (EPS) and his Deputy O Panneerselvam (OPS). Earlier, CM Palaniswami joining hands with Paneerselvam had removed Sasikala from the post after she was jailed. Sasikala recently completed her four-year imprisonment over holding… read-more
A petrol pump in Tamil Nadu's Karur is offering one-litre free petrol to school students driving with their parents for successfully reciting at least 20 couplets of Thirukkural - a classic Tamil text. Introduced on January 16 to commemorate Thiruvalluvar day, the fuel-pump owner K Senguttuvan said the aim was to inculcate the interest for Thriukkural in children. While the offer valid till April 16, around 176 people have availed the offer… read-more
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A firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi went ablaze on February 12, leaving 11 dead and 37 injured. The eruption was a result of friction in manhandling chemicals, which caused critical burn to 26 people including four with 90% burns. Reportedly, five special medical teams have been deployed for the rescue. While the PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2,00,000 for the deceased'd kin, the TN CM Palanaswami declared Rs 3,00,000 for the… read-more
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The Tamil Nadu government has seized multi-crore properties of former AIADMK leader VK Sasikala days after her release. Reportedly, on the court orders, the government seized her properties in Tanjavur, Kanchipuram and Tiruvarus. Sasikala, a close aide of late CM Jayalalithaa, was convicted for holding disproportionate assets and was released in January after serving a four-year term. Meanwhile, isolating herself, Sasikala has asked her… read-more
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