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India

Salem Steel Plant will not be privatised: Tamil Nadu CM

Tamil Nadu CM assured AIADMK’s cooperation in both LS & RS to raise issue of Salem Steel Plant so that privatisation move could be thwarted

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India

AIADMK to continue with EPS-OPS duo as supreme leaders

The AIADMK wouldn’t deliberate upon changing the duo of EK Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam as its top leaders as of now because it needs to concentrate on the upcoming civic polls

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India

AIADMK must have one leader: MLA Ramachandran

After Sasikala was eased out of the AIADMK, O Panneerselvam and EK Palaniswami came together to lead the party

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Economy

Palaniswami: Land needed for expressway won’t be snatched

Chennai: Batting for the Salem-Chennai expressway, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has assured that land meant for the project “will not be snatched away” from their owners and the matter will be discussed with them. The statement of Palaniswami comes days after the Supreme Court refused to stay the Madras High Court order quashing the […]

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Political Space ‘Available’ In Tamil Nadu

Politics in Tamil Nadu will never be the same again after the death of the DMK stalwart M Karunanidhi. Though it is not correct to say that a political void is there post Karunanidhi Tamil Nadu, a better assessment of the situation will be to say that at present there is no leader in Dravidian […]

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India

AIADMK MLA disqualification: Madras HC delivers split verdict

Chennai: In a major relief to the Palaniswami government, the two-judge bench of the Madras High Court Thursday delivered a split verdict after hearing the case against the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs for “anti-party activities”. The matter will now be heard by a third judge. The court has ordered that no floor test or bypolls can […]

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India

TN Govt bans plastics from 1 Jan 2019

Chennai: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edapadi Palaniswami made an announcement in the TN Assembly just a while ago that the government will bring in a proper legislation banning the manufacture and use of plastic bags in the State with effect from 1 January 2019. Palaniswami made this announcement to mark the World Environment […]

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India

TN govt orders permanent closure of Sterlite Copper plant

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government today issued a Government Order, directing the state Pollution Control Board to seal the Vedanta group’s copper plant and close it down permanently following last week’s violent protests during which 13 people were killed in police firing. The Government Order (GO) said it endorsed the recent closure direction of the Tamil […]

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Editorial

Tuticorin Predicament: Development At What Cost?

The violent protests against the ‘polluting’ smelter Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi or Tuticorin, which met with highhanded police action costing 11 precious lives, must highlight once again the nefarious designs of foreign-funded NGOs who wish to scuttle the economy of the country, lest it should throw a formidable challenge to the products made by the […]

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India

Tuticorin on boil as police firing kills nine people

Tuticorin: At least nine people were killed on Tuesday and nine others critically injured after the Tamil Nadu Police opened fire as protests against Sterlite’s industrial plant intensified in Tuticorin. Residents have been demanding the closure of the plant, citing that the pollution it generates is causing serious health issues. The agitation against Sterlite Copper, which represents the […]