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AITC, AIADMK absent from all-party meet

Two major regional parties Trinamool Congress from West Bengal and AIADMK from Tamil Nadu were not represented in the all-meeting called by the Government today to discuss the issues before the Monsoon session of Parliament which begins tomorrow. The AITC could not participate in the meeting as the party was holding its meeting in Kolkata while AIADMK did not send ...

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Chittoor encounter: Naidu assures Tamil Nadu CM of speedy probe

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has assured his Tamil Nadu counterpart O Panneerselvam that probe into the Chittoor incident, in which 20 people were shot dead in an alleged operation against Red Sanders smugglers, would be completed speedily. In reply to Panneerselvam who had expressed concern over the April 7 incident, Naidu said in a letter that to ...

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DMK hits out at AP over encounter, seeks probe by judge

Accusing the Andhra Pradesh government of wrongly using its powers, DMK leader MK Stalin on Wednesday termed as a blatant human rights violation the ‘fake encounter’ in which 20 people, many of them Tamils, were killed and demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge. “My anguish is that the Andhra Pradesh government wrongly used its powers. The police action ...

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TNCC slaps show cause notice on Karti Chidambaram

Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Friday issued a show cause notice to its leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, seeking explanation for some of his remarks against the party and veteran leader Kamaraj. “A show cause notice has been served to Karti Chidambaram asking him to explain his conduct in criticising veteran leader Kamaraj and ...

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Salman Khan a betrayer, says MDMK chief Vaiko

Hitting out at Bollywood actor Salman Khan for allegedly campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday dubbed him as a ‘betrayer.’ “He is also a betrayer,” Vaiko told reporters here when asked about this. Earlier, reports had suggested that the Indian superstar, along with actor Jacqueline Fernandez, had been roped in to campaign for the ...

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Madras HC direction to TN Transport Corporation on filling posts

Madras High Court on Friday directed all Transport Corporations functioning in Tamil Nadu to call for applications to fill up the posts by direct recruitment through open market besides calling for names from the employment exchange. Justice D Hariparanthaman was disposing of a petition filed by one J.Kovaisamy (44) who had registered his name in the Employment Exchange two decades ...

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TN govt rubbishes claims of flight of investment

Tamil Nadu Government today rejected the opposition’s charge that there is a flight of investment from the state to neighbouring states and asserted that it offered the ‘best business-friendly’ environment. “In the past three years, Tamil Nadu has attracted Rs 44,402 crore of foreign investments,” Industries Minister P Thangamani told the state Assembly referring to Foreign Investment Statistics of the ...

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No arrangements for ailing person like me in Assembly: Karunanidhi

Taking a swipe at Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, DMK president M Karunanidhi today said no proper seating arrangements were made in the Tamil Nadu Assembly for an “ailing” person like him who had participated in debates for over 50 years. After signing the Assembly attendance register, Karunanidhi, who has been wheel-chair bound for the past few years, told reporters outside ...

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Modi is not above criticism, says Ramadoss

Magnifying the diminishing unity between BJP and its alliance parties in the state, PMK founder S Ramadoss on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not above criticism, joining voices in support of fellow alliance leader Vaiko of MDMK. “BJP and (party’s Tamil Nadu president) Tamilisai (Soundararajan) may be proud of Narendra Modi being the Prime Minister. But a Prime ...

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GK Vasan revives Tamil Maanila Congress, mounts scathing attack on Congress

Former Union minister GK Vasan on Friday formally launched his new political party Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar), billing it as a departure from the traditional high command culture followed in his erstwhile Congress and flaying its style of functioning. Addressing a well-attended rally, organised to mark the birth of the new regional party, a virtual revival of the TMC founded ...

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