Why TN is forbidden land! — 12: It’s lonely at the bottom

In the very first article I had made it clear that the isolation of the State, as most recently reflected in its bucking the national poll trend, is both imposed and self-inflicted. In my view the island at the south east bottom of India is not Sri Lanka, but Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

TN CM Palaniswami asserts himself like his leader Jayalalithaa

In these last 2.5 years, Palaniswami, the joint coordinator of the AIADMK, has proved that he is a fast learner, both in government and political dynamics. And, the recently-concluded Assembly session has conveyed a message to his opponents, critics and supporters – that EPS has clearly emerged as a leader, someone who can give rivals a run for their money. Continue Reading

Give Indian citizenship to Lankan Tamil refugees, says Trinamool MP

Hassan said the government has, through a bill, proposed to give Indian citizenship to Hindus and other persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The same should be extended to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees. Continue Reading

DMK stages walkout from Assembly, seeks Minister’s resignation

The DMK today staged a walkout after raising the NEET issue in the Assembly. Bringing a calling attention motion on the issue during Zero Hour, Leader of the Opposition in the House, M K Stalin, said the two resolutions against NEET, passed in the Tamilnadu Assembly two years ago, were sent back by the President 19 months ago. Continue Reading

Palaniswami convenes Cabinet meeting ahead of Assembly session

The Tamilnadu Cabinet met today ahead of the 28 June Assembly session. Reports state that the meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, will be taking up for discussion ways to handle the debate on the water crisis and drought in the State that would be raised in the Assembly. Continue Reading

Stalin leads DMK protest in Chennai against water crisis

Holding aloft a plastic pot which had the slogan in Tamil, ‘Kudam Inge, Thanneer Enge?’ (pot is here, where is the water?), Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly and DMK president M K Stalin is leading a protest rally here at Chepauk now. Continue Reading

Business Advisory Committee meets today ahead of TN House session

Tamilnadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal will be conducting the Business Advisory Committee meeting today at 12 noon to decide on the activities of the session that is being convened 28 June. Continue Reading

AMMK goes into huddle to discuss situation post 2019 elections

It is expected that today’s meeting would discuss the election debacle and the way ahead for the fledgling party that is headed by general secretary Dhinakaran. Continue Reading

9 newly-elected AIADMK MLAs take oath in TN Speaker’s Chamber

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and senior leaders were present during the oath-taking ceremony that took place in the Speaker’s Chamber in the Secretariat. Continue Reading

Newly-elected Tamilnadu MLAs to take oath in Secretariat

The political battles might have ended in the election field. But fiery debates are expected to take place in the Assembly in the days to come, as the newly-elected MLAs of archrivals DMK and AIADMK are all set to take oath tomorrow and Wednesday, respectively. Continue Reading