Tue, Mar 02, 2021

  • BJP, Cong fight for political survival in Tamil Nadu
    With the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu round the corner, the BJP and the Congress are fighting for their political survival against the background of Dravidian parties ruling the roost in the southern...
    BJP, Cong fight for political survival in Tamil Nadu
    The 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly will go to the polls in a single phase on April 6. The results will be declared on May 2. While the AIADMK has offered 15 seats to the BJP in the Assembly elections, the DMK has offered 22 seats to the Congress. Both the national parties are trying to increase their share of seats, but both the AIADMK and the DMK don't seem to be in a mood to budge.  The reason for the Dravidian parties giving a cold shoulder to the national parties is based on the poor performances that they'd shown in the previous assembly and Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has set its eyes on Tamil Nadu for some time now. In a surpise move, the party had named former student leader Murugan as the party's state unit president. Murugan hails from the Dalit community and the BJP is trying a social engineering gambit by bringing in a Dalit...
  • COVID-19 mortality high in kidney transplant recipients, say experts COVID-19 mortality high in kidney transplant recipients, say experts

    COVID-19 mortality in kidney transplant recipients (KTR) is much higher compared to the general population, a recent study in India has concluded. However, local doctors state that the number is...

  • Senior cop sang songs, tried to hold officer’s hand while on official duty, reveals FIR Senior cop sang songs, tried to hold officer’s hand while on official duty, reveals FIR

    The senior police officer, facing sexual harassment charges by his subordinate, allegedly made the woman IPS officer sing a song, held on to her hand and tried planting a kiss on her hand on the...

  • Three held for hiding electrocuted agricultural coolie’s body in Ariyalur Three held for hiding electrocuted agricultural coolie’s body in Ariyalur

    Police from Thirumanur in Ariyalur district arrested three persons for hiding the body of an agriculture coolie, who accidentally hit an electric fence and died at a field in Senapathy village in the...

  • Computer-based test likely for classes 9-11 in schools Computer-based test likely for classes 9-11 in schools

    With confusion still prevailing among schools over the calculation of marks after all students were declared pass without examinations, the State government is working out possibilities of conducting...

  • 11K public take vax in TN, many face registration issues 11K public take vax in TN, many face registration issues

    The vaccination drive for senior citizens and those above 45 years with comorbidities began on Monday across the State.

  • EC identifies those eligible for postal votes EC identifies those eligible for postal votes

    The Election Commission on Monday intensified poll preparation works for Tamil Nadu and identified the list of people who are eligible for postal votes.

  • On song: Stalin Vararu to take on EPS’s Vetri Nadai On song: Stalin Vararu to take on EPS’s Vetri Nadai

    The April 6 Assembly polls would be a battle of perception between the DMK and AIADMK. While the ruling AIADMK trumpets the ‘achievements’ of the incumbent regime, the DMK is highlighting the...

  • Carcass of 15-yr-old tusker found, infighting suspected as cause of death Carcass of 15-yr-old tusker found, infighting suspected as cause of death

    The carcass of a tusker that died due to suspected infighting was found at Bitharkadu forest range in Gudalur Forest Division in The Nilgiris on Monday.

  • Parts of ATM stolen from Tirupur found in Erode site Parts of ATM stolen from Tirupur found in Erode site

    The automated teller machine (ATM) of a nationalised bank, which was lifted away by a masked gang from Tirupur district, was recovered from a vacant land in Erode on Monday.