Where’s river Ganga in Tamil Nadu? | Chennai News

CHENNAI: A statement in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that Clean Ganga Fund under corporate social responsibility (CSR) had been used in Tamil Nadu, with firms spending Rs 52 lakh in the past three years, raised eyebrows and DMK’s P Wilson tweeted: “I didn’t know Ganga flows through TN!”. To a question raised by Wilson, … Read more

Tamil Nadu: Son a Union minister, but L Murugan’s independent mom and dad toil in fields | Chennai News

KONUR (NAMAKKAL): As the sun blazed down on her, L Varudammal, 59, plucked weeds and cleared bushes in a field at Konur village of Namakkal district. She was dressed in a red sari, a shabby white shirt buttoned over her choli and a red towel wrapped around her head. In another field, her husband, Loganathan, … Read more

Lockdown in Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till July 31; ITIs and industrial schools to open | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced extension of the lockdown till 6am on July 31. In an official statement, chief minister M K Stalin said certain activities remained prohibited, including inter-state public and private transport except to and from the Union territory of Puducherry, international air travel except the purposes permitted by the … Read more

Annamalai: Tamil Nadu BJP will stand by state govt, Annamalai says | Chennai News

TRICHY: BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit will stand by the state government on the Mekedatu dam issue for the best interest of the farmers of the state, newly appointed state president of the party K Annamalai said on Thursday. “We are very clear about our stand on the Mekedatu issue, and we do not want to … Read more

Get a broom, let’s clean Madras HC, says Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Madras high court has directed its registry to ensure that the campus is 100% disabled-friendly and elderly-friendly besides being litter-free and green. “One Sunday, come with a broomstick and bucket, we will all clean the high court campus together. I will also come,” chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee said on Wednesday. The first bench … Read more

BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy flies DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran | Chennai News

CHENNAI: DMK Lok Sabha MP from Central Chennai, Dayanidhi Maran, got a surprise welcome when a familiar voice greeted him onboard a late-evening IndiGo flight from Delhi to Chennai on Tuesday. The MP was returing home after a meeting of the Parliamentary Estimates Committee in New Delhi. “So, you are traveling in this flight as … Read more

actor Vijay: Luxury car tax evasion: Madras high court imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on actor Vijay, makes some punch observations | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Madras high court has imposed Rs 1 lakh cost on Tamil actor Vijay for failing to pay entry tax for import of a luxury car — Rolls-Royce Ghost — from England in 2012. The amount would go to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to fight Covid-19. Justice S M Subramaniam … Read more

Tamil Nadu parties urge Centre not to give clearances to Karnataka’s Mekedatu dam project | Chennai News

CHENNAI: An all-party meeting led by Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on Monday urged the Union government not to give clearances by any of its ministries to Karnataka’s Mekedatu dam project. The meeting of legislature parties unanimously passed three resolutions after a two-hour-long session at the secretariat. “No construction should be made in … Read more

Rajinikanth decides to dissolve Rajini Makkal Mandram | Chennai News

CHENNAI: With no possibility of him entering politics, actor Rajinikanth on Monday decided to dissolve his Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM). His fans will continue to undertake welfare measures through his original Rajinikanth Fans Welfare Clubs. Rajinikanth, who returned from the US last week after a health check-up, met RMM district secretaries and other office-bearers at … Read more

MK Stalin: Karnataka’s Mekedatu dam plan; Tamil Nadu CM Stalin convenes all-party meeting | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin has convened an all-party meeting on July 12 to discuss Karnataka’s plan to construct a dam across the river Cauvery near Mekedatu. The move comes in the wake of Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa asserting that none could stop the project. The chief minister’s meeting is … Read more