Chennai sources reported that with prices of petrol and diesel touching record highs, the Tamilnadu government on Monday hinted it may not cut the Value Added Tax (VAT) on these products, saying they form a key part of the state's own tax revenue (SOTR). Meanwhile the Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said the state extends benefits and sops worth Rs 77,000 crore to various segments, with salary of government employees constituting 70% of its expenditure.
Chennai sources have stated that actor Kamal Hassan has said that he can juggle both his acting and political career simultaneously. Meanwhile when speaking to reporters on Monday, after paying his respects to the late writer Balakumaran, Kamal responded to a question on how he will host Bigg Boss season 2 even as he continues his political journey. When asked whether he will be able to devote time and attention to both, he said, "I definitely can."
We all would know about The Jallianwala Bagh massacre where British Army fired rifles into a crowd of Indians. This incident happened on April 13, 1919 and now such an incident has been repeated by the impotent ADMK Government on the protesters who protested against the closure of a factory which pollutes and causes cancer.
The Protests against Sterlite happened today and slowly the agitation turned violent as stones were pelted against the police. Three protesters have died in the violence. The protesters who mobbed the Collector's office ransacked the entire building and many people were badly injured.
It is a shocking allegations made by Ramana Dikshitulu the Former Chief Priest at Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanams on ruling AP Government and TTDs Governance blaming them responsible for Unholy Prasadam (Offerings) to Lord Venkateswara, and Precious Ornaments missing from the Lords abode
The legendary actor Kamal Hassan's political party Makkal Needhi Maiam is all set to face a test, as the election commission has given out a notification stating that anyone opposing the recognition of MNM as a political party can file their disagreement before May 31.
Legendary actor and the founder leader of Makkal needhi Maiam political party, Ulaga nayagan Kamal Hassan, has today met the Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and made discussions. Kamal Hassan had met the Chief Minister in Kochi, and had a discussion with him for few hours.
Chennai sources stated that though the Indian Meteorological Department issued an advisory to the state over cyclonic storm ‘Sagar’, regional meteorological centre officials say that the storm is unlikely to affect the weather in Tamilnadu. Meanwhile the IMD issued a warning stating that the cyclonic storm Sagar over the Gulf of Aden would move further west-southwestwards with a speed of 16 kmph and lie centered over the Gulf of Aden about 120 km east-southeast of Aden (Yemen) and 900 km west-so
Chennai sources have stated that former CM of Tamilnadu J. Jayalalitha's foundation stone was laid for her memorial at Marina Beach, Chennai, on May 7. Presently she currently lies buried next to her mentor and former Tamilnadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, and the temporary memorial will be converted to a permanent structure.
The members of the Congress party have gone against their own party member, actress Kushboo, after the actress, who is also the TN Congress spokesperson had said that the TN Congress wanted a different leader, and now they demand a disciplinary action against her.
Chennai sources stated that Career consultant Jayaprakash A.Gandhi said the Engineering education is going to be very challenging in the coming years. Students need to choose a primary or basic course rather a specialized course. Presently in India, we have more than 50 branches and in countries like US and Germany, we don't have more than five or six branches.
Accordingly even as the Tamilnadu government said it would first study the Cauvery Draft Water Management Scheme submitted by the Centre in the Supreme Court, major state parties voiced opposition to the scheme. Meanwhile when speaking to reporters in Madurai, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said that the state government would first study the draft scheme and then decides on the next course of action.
The Meteorological department has revealed that Tamil Nadu will face heavy showers and thunderstorms for the next 48 hours. Summer is just toiling the people of South India for past few weeks. Whole people are suffering in the heat and now this rainfall news has been a whip of fresh air for them.
BJP leader Tamilisai Soundarrajan has confessed that the people of Tamil Nadu will get Cauvery Water only if BJP can rule Karnataka. Tamilisai who met the media at Trichy Airport said, "BJP has won the elections in Karnataka clearly.
Vattal Nagaraj who contested in the Karnataka Elections has lost pathetically. The elections for Karnataka happened on May 12th. Out of 224 constituencies, 222 constituencies election happened on the 12th of May.
Meanwhile when addressing the press from his head office in Chennai, Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Hassan has said that an exclusive meeting will be held in Chennai to discuss Tamilnadu’s rights in the ongoing Cauvery tussle with other states on May 19 and that water experts, farmers and party members will take part in it. Meanwhile Kamal also left the meeting open for other parties to participate as well.
Vishal is facing some heat against a section of Tamil film producers as they lashed out the actor and questioned him on various issues. A few days back, a whistleblower website alleged that Vishal had struck a deal with Lyca Productions and that has been the main reason behind.
Recently as per report Income Tax department has charge sheet former Union Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram, his daughter in law Srinidhi and wife Nalini under the Black Money Act. Accordingly the charge sheets have been filed under Section 50 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets)
Chennai sources reported that when letting the cat out of the bag, Tamilnadu BJP State President Tamilisai Soundararajan admitted that BJP was not trying to hide the fact that the delay in setting a scheme to implement the Supreme Court judgment was owing to the elections in Karnataka.
Actor Vishal's latest release, the much expected Irumbuthirai directed by debutante director PS Mithran, and costarring Action King Arjun as the antagonist, besides Samantha, Robo Shankar and Delhi Ganesh, has released today worldwide. The film happens to be a cyber thriller, based on how data thefts lead to huge cyber crimes. The movie has a detailed account and episodes on Online hacking methodologies.
Chennai sources stated that the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) organized a meeting with Commercial Public Companies and NGO’s (CSR) regarding the rehabilitation of the ponds and lakes in the city. Meanwhile the Greater Chennai Corporation has estimated that the city has 206 ponds and lakes, of which 32 of them will be rehabilitated with an allocation of Rs 5.85 crore from smart city fund in its first phase.
Minister Jayakumar has said that if the songs of Kaala disrupt the peace existing in the state, severe actions will be taken, while warning that all Kaala will be lost like a fresh sprout mushroom. The Superstar Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar starrer, Pa. Ranjith directorial Kaala is all set to release on June 7. The audio of the movie, composed by Ranjith's regular, Santhosh Narayanan was released today (total of 9 songs) amidst huge expectations. A grand audio launch event has been scheduled today
Following digital payments, digital India, cashless transactions and E payments, the Chennai city traffic police have come up with a new cashless mode of payment for cases of traffic violations. People, who commit traffic offenses in Chennai city, can collect the issued E Challan, and transfer the penalty amount via different modes of payment like Paytm, SBI, via the QR code on the challan, or through Debit and Credit cards.
A complaint has been filed with Chennai Commissioner AK Vishwanathan for the portrayal of Women, LGBT community, and homosexuals in a derogatory manner in the recently released Tamil movie Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu directed by Santhosh Jayakumar. The complaint was filed LGBT activist Apsara reddy, and Chennai Dost, an LGBT organization.
Chennai sources stated that over a year after former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha passed away in December 2016, the ground has been broken for a permanent memorial for the late Dravidian leader. Earlier on Monday, Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam laid the foundation during a ceremony at Marina Beach.
According to sources in a welcome move for the people of Tamilnadu, the Southern Railways has begun issue of unreserved train tickets in Tamil. Meanwhile as per report the Southern Railways formed a committee to look into introducing Tamil. Accordingly the team was tasked with figuring out the adaptability and translation and following trials at a few stations, the Railways rolled out the scheme.
The orders sending students from Tamilnadu to appear in NEET examinations at the borders of Pakistan and China, has created a huge sensation across the nation. In fact, Tamilnadu had been completely opposing the whole concept of NEET examination, and wanted to Ban NEET. Even student Anitha had committed suicide after failing in her mission to ban NEET failed.