If need arises, will consider an alliance with Rajinikanth: OPS

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has reportedly said that he will consider an alliance with Rajinikanth if the need arises. The statement comes after the reports suggesting that the actor may enter politics. Panneerselvam further said that Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami continues to function under the guidance of jailed AIADMK (Amma) leader Sasikala Natarajan.

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226 cases filed against milk adulteration: Minister

Tamil Nadu Dairy Development Minister K T Rajenthra Bhalaji on Thursday reportedly informed that the state govt had filed 226 cases against people for adulterating milk and dairy products in the last six years. Speaking at the Assembly, the Minister also announced that 137 people had been convicted in those cases.

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4 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Navy spokesperson Lt Commander Chaminda Walakuluge announced that the Lankan Navy had arrested four Indian fishermen for illegally entering the country's territorial waters on Thursday. The arrests were made on Monday night, and the authorities also seized a trawler used by the fishermen.

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O Panneerselvam extends support to NDA candidate

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has reportedly extended his support to NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the upcoming Presidential election. According to reports, Panneerselvam has said that he and the leaders of his faction would soon meet Kovind in Delhi. Notably, Panneerselvam’s move comes after Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced that his faction would unanimously support Kovind.

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TN Chief Minister backs NDA's Ram Nath Kovind for President

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday announced that the lawmakers of his faction would unanimously support Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA-nominated candidate in the upcoming Presidential elections. With this, the NDA will get a paramount boost in support, as AIADMK constitutes up to 5.39% in electoral college votes. Notably, the poll to elect India’s next President will be held on July 17.

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Robert Payas writes letter to CM, seeks mercy killing

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Robert Payas has reportedly written a letter to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami pleading mercy killing. According to reports, Payas, in the letter, also mentioned that 26 years of prison life had isolated him and asked the government why was he not released even after 26 years. Notably, Supreme Court commuted Robert Payas’s death sentence to life in 1999. 

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I will vote against BJP: Thamimun Ansari

AIADMK ally MLA and Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi leader Thamimun Ansari has reportedly said that he would vote against NDA candidate in the upcoming Presidential election. According to reports, Ansari, along with other allies Thaniyarasu and Karunas, walked out of Assembly on Tuesday urging the State to move a resolution against Centre’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughter.

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1,600 tonnes waste plastic used to lay 1,000 km roads in TN: Minister

Tamil Nadu Municipal administration minister SP Velumani has reportedly said that over 1,600 tonnes of waste plastic have been used to lay over 1,000 km length of roads in the State in the last five years. The initiative is part of the government's emphasis on creating a plastic-free environment. Self-help groups are being trained to promote the collection, segregation and shredding of plastic, say reports.

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39 dogs poisoned to death in Vellore

Vallavan a Tamil Nadu farmer allegedly killed 39 stray dogs in Pasumathur near KV Kuppam in Vellore.According to reports, Vallavan killed the dogs by feeding them poison laced meat. Notably, the farmer killed those dogs after he suspected that his chickens were killed by stray dogs.The KV kuppam police have reportedly filed a case against Vallavan for killing those dogs.

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DMK moves 'no-confidence motion' against EPS govt

DMK on Wednesday reportedly moved a ‘no-confidence motion’ against the Edappadi Palaniswami government in the Tamil Nadu assembly. Notably, this comes two days after TN acting Governor Vidyasagar Rao ordered the government to look into the alleged 'horse-trading' by the AIADMK MLAs.

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Chennai Silks building finally demolished

The fire engulfed Chennai Silks building in T Nagar finally got fully demolished on Tuesday. But, the debris from the demolition is only expected to be cleared by Thursday. Notably, the Usman road flyover that has remained shut for 20 days has been reopened on Tuesday night. However, will remain cordoned on both sides, till the debris on it is cleared.

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11 engineering colleges to be closed in TN

Tamil Nadu Higher Education Secretary Sunil Paliwal on Tuesday announced that eleven engineering colleges in the state had been closed down in this academic year. Notably, the colleges have been shut down due to the poor enrolment of students in the last few years.  However, the second, third and fourth-year students will continue their studies in these colleges. Notably, 527 engineering colleges and 53 B Arch colleges will take part in the engineering counselling this year.

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Perarivalan's plea rejected

The Tamil Nadu prison authorities have reportedly rejected the 30-day leave application submitted by A G Perarivalan. Notably, A G Perarivalan is one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Perarivalan has been in prison since 1991 and this is his first application seeking leave.

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Pillion should also wear an helmet

Tamil Nadu State Transport Authority on Tuesday issued five new regulations to suspend(temporary/permanent) the licence of the motorist in the state. It includes a compulsory helmet for pillion riders. Other violations include, over speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and violating traffic signals. Notably, the violators will be given a two-hour compulsory class on road traffic safety and also will be fined.

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Former Justice CS Karnan arrested

West Bengal police with the assistance of Tamil Nadu police reportedly arrested Justice (retd) C S Karnan from an apartment near Coimbatore on Tuesday. Notably, CS Karnan had been absconding from May 9 as a last ditch attempt to evade an arrest. Supreme Court had earlier sentenced him to a six-month term of imprisonment for contempt of court offence.

 

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EPS writes to PM over arrest of fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on day wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking intervention in the release of Tamil fishermen. Notably, five Tamil fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday. Mr Palaniswami also urged the Prime Minister to secure the release of 136 fishing boats remanded by the Sri Lankan Navy.

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TN govt rejects demand against cattle trade ban

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday reportedly rejected the demand of opposition parties to pass a resolution against the Centre's cattle trade ban. Following the rejection of the proposal, MLAs belonging to the DMK, the Congress, the IUML and three AIADMK allies staged a walkout.

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Sasikala to decide on supporting President nominee

AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran has reportedly said that the party’s general secretary Sasikala would decide on whom to support in the upcoming Presidential election. According to reports, Dhinakaran’s statement comes after BJP announced Ram Nath Kovind as NDA's Presidential candidate on Monday.

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Kudankulam to have another Nuclear plant

The ASE Group who have taken charge of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project has reportedly announced that the foundation of unit three nuclear plant will be laid by the end of June or beginning of July. Notably, On June 1, India and Russia signed an agreement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit for the construction of units 5 and 6 of the project.

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TN Governor orders action against alleged 'horse trading'

Tamil Nadu's acting Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Monday reportedly ordered the Tamil Nadu government to seek appropriate action against the 'horse trading' allegations levelled against  AIADMK MLAs. Notably, the Governor's order comes two days after Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin submitted a memorandum and a CD to Governor levelling allegation of 'horse trading' by AIADMK MLAs before the vote of confidence.

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