TN is major base for leather industry with 70% output: Dy CM

“The leather industry is one of the oldest manufacturing industries in Tamilnadu. The State is the major base for the industry in India contributing 70 per cent of the leather product output, and 40 per cent of the leather exports of the country,” said Deputy Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, O Panneerselvam Continue Reading

Indian leather industry is among top 10 forex earners: CLE chairman

He said this during a road show event for the leather fair on Wednesday and added that Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will be inaugurating the 34th edition of India International Leather Fair (IILF) today at Chennai Trade Centre. Continue Reading

Alliance with BJP will be decided later: CM Palaniswami

Speaking to reporters in New Delhi after meeting Prime Minister Modi, Chief Minister Palaniswami said funds for developmental schemes and plans for Tamilnadu were the main agendas behind today’s half-an-hour meeting. Continue Reading

Will not allow any project that affects TN: Deputy CM

With the Centre awarding oil and gas exploration contracts to Vedanta and ONGC reportedly in blocks of Tamilnadu, the state government Tuesday said it would not allow any project “affecting” the citizens, while opposition DMK announced a protest against the “fascist” BJP government. Continue Reading

AIADMK panel condoles death of Vajpayee, Karunanidhi

The ruling AIADMK condoled the deaths of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, DMK president M Karunanidhi and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, hailing their work in their respective fields. Continue Reading

AIADMK demands Bharat Ratna for Jaya, Periyar and Anna

A meeting of the party’s Executive Committee, a key decision-making body, urged the Central government to award Bharat Ratna posthumously for the three leaders for their struggles and achievements in public life. Continue Reading