Amit vs Anna: How Hindi push snowballed into political row in TN

The timing of Home Minister Amit Shah’s call to promote Hindi, made on Hindi Diwas, might be appropriate for the north. But it was totally wrong for the south, especially Tamilnadu, for it came just a day ahead of the 110th birth anniversary of CN Annadurai, popularly Anna, a name that has been the driving force behind the Tamilnadu politics for the past six decades. Continue Reading

Hindi being thrust in an autocratic fashion, says Stalin

The DMK president M K Stalin on Sunday accused the Centre of “autocratic imposition of Hindi” and underscored the need for unity in opposition ranks to take forward protest against the government on such issues. Continue Reading

Where losers are winners

I was at once amused, astonished and aghast at a couple of news items that appeared one below the other in a national daily. PayTM, a much touted desi payment app, hogged the headlines for two diametrically opposite reasons. One proudly proclaimed that PayTM’s parent company would be bidding for a sizeable stake in the private sector Yes Bank. And another announced that the same parent has tripled its losses in three years between FY2016-19, from Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 4,217 crore. Continue Reading

Banner death: HC comes down heavily on govt officials

A day after a young woman died after a banner erected on a median fell on her, the Madras High Court has come down heavily on government officials for failing to implement court orders. Continue Reading

Modi’s presence could have been bad omen for ISRO moon mission: HDK

Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy stoked a major controversy yesterday by suggesting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence at the ISRO headquarters on 6 September could have proved a ‘bad omen’ as the soft landing of moon lander Vikram failed. Continue Reading

1.91 crore passengers travel in Metro train from Jan to Aug 2019

CMRL has undertaken several initiatives of providing several last mile connectivity measures for the Metro train passengers among which share auto and share taxi, Metro Cab services are currently plying at Metro Rail Stations in addition to small buses by MTC. Continue Reading