• Sat, Mar 25, 2017
  • Won’t allow SSP to go into private hands: Tamil Nadu

    Updated: Mar, 25, 201707:45 AM

    Putting an end to speculation, the state government on Friday gave an assurance in the Assembly that the Salem Steel Plant (SSP), a special steels unit of Steel Authority of India, would not be...
    Won’t allow SSP to go into private hands: Tamil Nadu
    While the Opposition members also voiced their support, the ruling party recalled a precedent, in which the AIADMK government offered relief in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) case after the Centre’s proposed disinvestment plan. MC Sampath, Minister for Industries, during the debate on the budget, stressed the point to a question on this issue raised by KR Ramsamy, state Congress legislature party leader. “It is a fact that speculation is rife over the privatisation of Salem Steel Plant due to loss of revenue. However, the government has continuously been in touch with the Centre regarding this and we will never allow the plant to be privatised,” the minister replied. “Everyone knows what happened when the Congress at the Centre tried to disinvest shares in NLC in 2013,” the minister said. “The AIADMK government bought 3.56 per cent...
  • LPG blast triggers UFO scare in Vellore village LPG blast triggers UFO scare in Vellore village
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201707:15 AM

    Vellorians are yet to get over their fixation on UFO sightings and their tendency to relate anything that blasts over their roofs with mysterious flying objects was brought to the fore on Friday when...

  • No ‘fiscal discipline’ in state, charges Opposition Leader No ‘fiscal discipline’ in state, charges Opposition Leader
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201706:45 AM

    The Leader of Opposition MK Stalin charged the AIADMK government for presenting a deficit budget for 2017-18. The Opposition Leader, during the debate on the budget, said that the government was...

  • Government ready to conduct local body poll, says Finance Minister Jayakumar Government ready to conduct local body poll, says Finance Minister Jayakumar
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201706:45 AM

    The Tamil Nadu government was ready to conduct the local body election in the state. This was disclosed by Finance Minister D Jayakumar in the Assembly, while intervening Leader of the Opposition MK...

  • 3,000 undergoing treatment for TB in Madurai district: Collector 3,000 undergoing treatment for TB in Madurai district: Collector
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201706:15 AM

    About 3,000 people are getting treated for tuberculosis at 262 dedicated DOT centres in Madurai district.

  • Collector clears plastic on medical college campus Collector clears plastic on medical college campus
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201706:00 AM

    Setting an example to others on safe disposal of plastic sachets, Madurai Collector K Veera Raghav Rao cleared several plastic water sachets that were strew on Madurai Medical College campus and asked...

  • After stents, government to track drug and device prices After stents, government to track drug and device prices
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201706:00 AM

    After a price cap on stents, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers is under the process of preparing a database for monitoring the prices...

  • Khadi’s Samayapuram unit rolls out herbal soap Kumari Khadi’s Samayapuram unit rolls out herbal soap Kumari
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201705:00 AM

    The modern soap making unit of Tamil Nadu Khadi and Village Industries Board has started producing herbal bathing bars. The unit at Samayapuram near here was set up at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore.

  • 4-member gang robs 60 kg gold from Tirunelveli shop 4-member gang robs 60 kg gold from Tirunelveli shop
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201704:30 AM

    In a daring operation, a four-member gang robbed gold jewellry from a multi-storey outlet in Palayamkottai at Tirunelveli on Thursday night.

  • No question of supplying water to Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka No question of supplying water to Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201704:00 AM

    Karnataka on Friday said there was no question of releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in line with the Supreme Court’s directive as the state itself was facing acute shortage of drinking water.