• Sun, Apr 23, 2017
  • Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi strike till 25 May

    Updated: Apr, 23, 201708:32 PM

    Tamil Nadu farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar have called off their strike till 25 May.
    Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi strike till 25 May
    The development came after Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palanisamy on Sunday urged the farmers from his state to call off their strike and assured them of taking up their demands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Palanisamy made the remarks after visiting the farmers at Jantar Mantar, for the first time, on the 41st day of their protest in which they have been demanding a Rs 40,000 crore drought relief package, farm loan waiver and setting up of the Cauvery Management Board by the Centre.“I will be taking up the issue of loan waiver among others with the prime minister while meeting him today,” Palanisamy said. The chief minister also talked about the steps the state government had taken to mitigate the hardship of farmers. “We had even submitted a memorandum comprising various demands from the state during my previous meeting...
  • AIADMK flays Stalin for  proxy regime  remark AIADMK flays Stalin for proxy regime remark
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201707:53 PM

    Flaying DMK leader M K Stalin's remarks that the Palaniswami government was a 'proxy regime' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ruling AIADMK faction said he was making such remarks only for political...

  • Dinakaran appears for questioning in Election Commission official bribery case Dinakaran appears for questioning in Election Commission official bribery case
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201705:18 PM

    AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dinakaran was questioned by the police here for close to seven hours over an alleged attempt to bribe an Election Commission official for retaining the 'two leaves' party...

  • BJP slams DMK for calling AIADMK government as benami of Centre BJP slams DMK for calling AIADMK government as benami of Centre
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201703:17 PM

    Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu hit out at the DMK for calling the AIADMK regime a benami government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking if it was right to call the DMK the benami of the Congress...

  • TN CM Edappadi K.Palanisamy meets protesting farmers in Delhi TN CM Edappadi K.Palanisamy meets protesting farmers in Delhi
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201709:29 AM

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy on Sunday met the farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi over drought relief funds and loan waivers.

  • Long-term vision behind the AIADMK merger Long-term vision behind the AIADMK merger
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201703:30 AM

    Though the two groups of the AIADMK, Amma and PTA, are almost close to clinching a merger deal, they need to compromise on several issues and sit on the talks table for many rounds before deciding a...

  • Stalin issues warning to PM Modi on pro-Hindi push Stalin issues warning to PM Modi on pro-Hindi push
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:30 AM

    It appears that the DMK has made up its mind on which side of the political table it wants to be in for 2019 Lok Sabha polls. On Saturday, the party reiterated its commitment to fight the BJP by...

  • Vijaya Baskar goes about his work unaffected Vijaya Baskar goes about his work unaffected
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:22 AM

    Unfazed by the political uncertainty engulfing his party and the state, Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar conducted a review meeting with the officials of various department in his native district of...

  • Ariyalur farmers seek resignation of minister Ariyalur farmers seek resignation of minister
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:19 AM

    A section of farmers from Ariyalur approached Tourism Minister Vellamandi N Natarajan and requested him to quit his post in support of their cause.

  • Chief Minister Palanisamy may meet agitating ryots in capital today Chief Minister Palanisamy may meet agitating ryots in capital today
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:16 AM

    Responding to appeals from various quarters, Tamil Nadu farmers, who have been resorting to several novel protests for the past 40 days in New Delhi, have decided to suspend their agitation on Sunday.