• Thu, Feb 23, 2017
  • Stalin terms fast as war on ‘benami’ government

    Updated: Feb, 23, 201707:15 AM

    Calling the daylong hunger protest observed by party cadre across state on Wednesday as the war against a benami government, DMK Working President MK Stalin said that it was the responsibility of DMK...
    Stalin terms fast as war on ‘benami’ government
    “This protest is not for the sake of the DMK but for the general cause,” he said. Leading the party’s hunger strike at Valluvarkottam, former DMK MP T R Baalu on Wednesday criticized senior AIADMK leader Panruti S Ramachandran’s defense of the sequestering of the ruling party MLAs at Golden Bay resort prior to the confidence motion. The strike, which was largely observed by party cadre without visible participation of the people across the state, was in contempt of the alleged ‘undemocratic’ and ‘unconstitutional’ manner in which Speaker P Dhanapal had passed the vote of confidence motion moved by chief minister Edappadi K Palanisamy on Saturday last. Speaking at the occasion, Baalu took exception to Ramachandran’s reasoning and sought to know if the latter approves of the illegal sequestering of MLAs even after a few of them admitted to...
  • CM Edappadi K Palanisamy forms panel to study pay recommendations CM Edappadi K Palanisamy forms panel to study pay recommendations
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201707:00 AM

    Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy on Wednesday constituted a five-member committee to look into the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations of the central government and enable its implementation by...

  • Actor Udhayanidhi’s political dialogue draws big applause Actor Udhayanidhi’s political dialogue draws big applause
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201706:45 AM

    The next generation in DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s family may not be as unready as he was thought to be to take the plunge into politics. Udhayanidhi Stalin, the actor-son of Leader of Opposition M K...

  • Spurt in H1N1 trigger mask sale Spurt in H1N1 trigger mask sale
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201706:30 AM

    Fear of contracting A (H1N1) due to the spurt in number of persons hospitalised with the virus and related deaths has triggered sale of disposable masks as hundreds of persons are wearing it at the...

  • Stalin firm on probe into Jayalalithaa’s death Stalin firm on probe into Jayalalithaa’s death
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201706:15 AM

    DMK working president and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly MK Stalin on Tuesday vowed that if his party was elected to power it would definitely set up an inquiry commission to probe the death of...

  • None can question Speaker’s powers: Ramachandran None can question Speaker’s powers: Ramachandran
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201705:30 AM

    Conducting the Legislative Assembly was the sole responsibility of the Speaker in which neither the court nor the Governor can interfere, senior AIADMK leader Panruti S Ramchandran told the media on...

  • Nehru, Mahesh try to prove strength Nehru, Mahesh try to prove strength
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201705:00 AM

    While the DMK protest in Tiruchy also turned out to be a party’s show of strength as all the wings and functionaries of various units in the party right from village to state level took part in the...

  • Contractor stops judges convoy, creates tension Contractor stops judges convoy, creates tension
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201704:30 AM

    Pasumpon Raja who had taken up the contract of uprooting Seemai Karuvelam near Manamadurai in Sivaganga district intercepted the convoy of the Judges near Sivaganga and this created tension. He...

  • Fishermen plea to attend Katchatheevu fest in country boats dismissed Fishermen plea to attend Katchatheevu fest in country boats dismissed
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201704:00 AM

    The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court had disposed a plea demanding permission to attend Katchatheevu festival in country boats, on Wednesday. The Court also directed the Ramanathapuram Collector to...

  • 3-year-old boy dies of suspected H1N1 fever in Tiruchy 3-year-old boy dies of suspected H1N1 fever in Tiruchy
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201703:30 AM

    A three year-old boy from Thiruverumbur died due to suspected Swine Flu on Wednesday. The death on Wednesday increased the count to 13. The doctors have kept all the patients in the isolation ward...