Tamil Nadu News

Madras HC directs state EC to conduct civic polls by May 14
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 21 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to hold local body elections by before May 14. Read Full Story

TN Power Tussle: Madras HC to hear DMK's plea challenging trust vote today
Chennai , Feb. 21 : The Madras High Court today will hear the DMK's plea seeking to declare null and void, the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami. Read Full Story

TN CM Palanisamy announces five welfare schemes promised by Jayalalithaa
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb 21 : On the very first of assuming office as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, E. Palanisamy, announced five welfare schemes, to fulfill the promises made by the late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa in her election manifesto. Read Full Story

DMK to bring no confidence motion in TN assembly against speaker
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 20 : Coming down heavily upon Tamil Nadu speaker for giving decision in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palanisamy's favour, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Monday said his party will bring a no confidence motion against the speaker in the state assembly. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: CM Palanisamy orders closing down of 500 state-run liquor shops
Chennai, Feb 20 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy announced on Monday that another 500 state-run liquor shops would be wound up with immediate effect.media reported. Read Full Story

Trust vote was illegal, cancel it: DMK moves Madras High Court
Chennai, Feb 20 : Challenging the validity of Saturday's Trust vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, the Opposition DMK has moved the court, requesting for its cancellation, reports said. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Governor seeks report on Assembly violence during Trust vote
Chennai, Feb 20 : : Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has asked for a report from the assembly secretary on the incidents during the trust vote on Saturday, NDTV reports. Read Full Story

DMK moves Madras HC against Palaniswami's trust vote, hearing tomorrow
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 20 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday approached the Madras High Court demanding that Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami's trust vote in the State Assembly be declared null and void. Read Full Story

Trying to meet President Mukherjee: Stalin as DMK calls for hunger strike
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 19 : As the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) announced that it will hold a hunger strike on February 22 in all district offices of the party in Tamil Nadu, party president M.K. Stalin on Sunday said he will participate in the strike from Tiruchi, adding that the party members are trying to meet President Pranab Mukherjee. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu trust vote: DMK calls for hunger strike
Chennai, Feb 19 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party on Sunday called for a hunger strike on Feb 22 at all of its district offices in Tamil Nadu to protest against the forceful eviction of its MLAs from the state Assembly during the trust vote, media reports said. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu crisis: DMK leaders to go on hunger strike on Feb 22
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 19 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday announced that it will hold a hunger strike on February 22 in all district offices of the party in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

FIR registered against DMK working president M.K. Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 19 : An FIR was registered against Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Sunday. Read Full Story

Swamy blames DMK for TN assembly ruckus
New Delhi , Feb. 19 : Blaming the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for the ruckus that took place in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during the floor test, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that DMK MLAs were the ones who created chaos in the assembly while AIADMK MLAs sat quietly. Read Full Story

Floor test in absence of Opposition is undemocratic, Governor worked against Constitution: Congress
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 19 : Condemning the recent floor test conducted in the Tamil Nadu Assembly in absence of the Opposition, former Union Minister and Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily on Sunday termed it as a 'black day' in the history of democracy and accused Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao for not functioning the Constitution. Read Full Story

BJP slams TN assembly ruckus, says Opposition's behavior unfavorable for democracy
New Delhi , Feb. 19 : Branding the recent chaos in the Tamil Nadu Assembly as shocking, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday slammed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) saying that their behavior was very disappointing and unfavorable in a democracy. Read Full Story

TN floor test: Democratic process conducted in 'undemocratic' way, claims TN BJP
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 19 : Condemning the voting process conducted in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after evicting the Opposition, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Tamilisai Soundararajan on Sunday said that the voting was a democratic process which had been conducted in an undemocratic way. Read Full Story

Floor test in absence of DMK members unconstitutional: M.K. Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 18 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday wrote to Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao dubbing the floor test conducted in the absence of his party members as foul and unconstitutional. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: MK Stalin arrested following agitation
Chennai, Feb 18 : Tamil Nadu opposition leader MK Stalin was arrested by Chennai Police following agitation by the lawmaker and his men after chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami's win in the floor test, reports said. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu : Palaniswamy remains CM winning Trust vote, but Paneerselvam camp says crusade will be on
Chennai, Feb 18 : : Edappadi Palaniswamy, who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Thursday, won a ruckus-marred Trust vote in the Assembly on Saturday, but the rival group within the ruling AIADMK said the "crusade" against him will be on. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu : People will decide whether the Trust vote was valid, says Paneerselvam
Chennai, Feb 18 : : Expressing disappointment after his rival and Sasikala protege E Palaniswamy won a ruckus-marred Trust vote, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said the people will decide whether the voting was valid. Read Full Story

Actor Kamal Hasaan slams ruckus in TN assembly
Chennai, Feb 18 : Actor Kamal Haasan and others have reacted on digital media about the ruckus in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday, when Sasikala loyalist Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswamy was preparing for the floor test. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam worked against Amma's govt.: TN CM Palanisami
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami on Saturday lashed out at former state chief minister O. Paneerselvam, saying that the latter worked against late J. Jayalalithaa's government. Read Full Story

M.K. Stalin, DMK MLAs detained while protesting at Marina Beach
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb.18 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin and other protesting MLAs have been detained on Saturday by police at Marina Beach. Read Full Story

Coimbatore: PM Modi to unveil 112-feet tall face of Adiyogi on Feb. 24
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Feb.18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on February 24 unveil a 112-feet tall face of Adiyogi, the source of yoga, designed and consecrated by Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation on Mahashivaratri at the Isha Yoga Center. Read Full Story

DMK to hold protest at Marina beach against floor test result
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb.18 :The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party headed by its working President M.K. Stalin is likely to hold a protest on Saturday at Chennai's Marina Beach following the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Edappadi K. Palanisamy who won vote of confidence in floor test. Read Full Story

Tamil people betrayed by MLAs, Amma's rule will be established: Panneerselvam
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 18 : Expressing absolute resentment over the victory of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy in the floor test, former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam said the people of the state have been betrayed by the MLAs, adding that at the end Amma's rule will be established. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Assembly floor test: Democratic traditions ignored, says Congress
New Delhi , Feb. 18 : Expressing disappointment over the mayhem in the Tamil Nadu state assembly, the Congress Party on Saturday said democratic traditions were violated. Read Full Story

Palanisamy wins vote of confidence in Tamil Nadu assembly amidst uproar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 18 : Amid the uproar in the Tami Nadu Assembly during Saturday's much-anticipated floor test, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy won the vote of confidence with 122 MLAs supporting him. Read Full Story

Palaniswamy wins ruckus-marred trust vote in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 18 : Amid adjournments and violence, Sasikala loyalist Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswamy won the trust vote for his newly installed Government, as 122 MLAs voted in his favour in the 234-member state Assembly. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Assembly reconvenes for third time, evicted DMK MLAs to meet Governor
Chennai, Feb 18 : : The Opposition DMK MLAs were evicted as the Tamil Nadu Assembly reconvened at 3 pm after being adjourned twice suspending E Palaniswamy Government's Trust vote following continued violence and bedlam by a section of legislators. Read Full Story

Sasikala much better than 'violent', 'anti-national' DMK: Swamy
New Delhi , Feb. 18 : Terming the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) as a 'violent and anti-national party', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said the state needs to be rescued from such anti-social elements. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Assembly adjourned, trust vote halted by ruckus
Chennai, Feb 18 : : A trust vote of the E Palaniswamy government was halted and ruckus and violence forced the adjournment of the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Assembly adjourned, trust vote halted by ruckus
Chennai, Feb 18 : : A trust vote of the E Palaniswamy government was halted and ruckus and violence forced the adjournment of the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday. Read Full Story

Trust vote continues in TN Assembly amid ruckus
Chennai, Feb 18 : : The floor test to prove the majority of the E Palaniswamy Government is underway in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday amid ruckus after the Speaker denied request for secret ballot voting, reports said. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Chief Minister Palaniswami seeks confidence vote
Chennai, Feb 18 : All eyes are on the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday as Sasikala loyalist chief minister E Palaniswamy is seeking a trust vote on the floor of the House this morning even as one more legislator of the ruling AIADMK has declared to vote against him. Read Full Story

Speaker evicts DMK MLAs, Tamil Nadu assembly adjourned till 3 pm
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 18 : As soon as the Tamil Nadu Assembly resumed functioning after getting adjourned over the uproar on the secret ballot, Speaker P. Dhanapal ordered the Assembly Police to evict the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MLAs from the house. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu assembly adjourned after uproar over secret ballot
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 18 : The Tamil Nadu assembly has been adjourned till 1 p.m. after a huge uproar over the secret ballot in the special session today. Read Full Story

Congress to vote against confidence motion in TN assembly special session
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 18 : The Congress is all set to vote against the confidence motion to be moved by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy today even as the Tamil Nadu assembly gets ready for its first floor test in 30 years. Read Full Story

MK Stalin says DMK MLAs will vote against Palaniswami
Chennai, Feb 17 : Tamil Nadu's main opposition party-DMK's-MK Stalin has said his party's 89 legislators will vote against Chief Minister E Palaniswami, who has been invited by Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to prove majority in a trust vote on Saturday, media reports said. Read Full Story

Don't buckle under pressure, vote against Palanisamy: Panneerselvam
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 17 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday appealed the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs to vote against party's general secretary Sasikala's loyalist Edappadi K. Palanisamy. Read Full Story

We will oppose Palanisamy in floor test: DMK's M.K. Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 17 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M.K. Stalin on Friday said they would oppose Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy in the assembly in Saturday's floor test. Read Full Story

EC issues notice to Sasikala over Maitreyan's petition challenging her nomination
New Delhi , Feb. 17 : The Election Commission (EC) on Friday issued a notice to V.K. Sasikala on a petition filed by O. Paneerselvam loyalist Maitreyan and others challenging the nomination of J. Jayalalaithaa's loyalist as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (AIADMK) general secretary. Read Full Story

Madhusudanan has no power to remove Sasikala: TN minister Sengottayan
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 17 : Tamil Nadu Minister K.A. Sengottayan on Friday said former party presidium chairman E. Madhusudanan has no power to remove general secretary Sasikala. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu : Paneerselvam group meets Speaker a day ahead of Palaniswamy's confidence vote
Chennai, Feb 17 : A day ahead of Tamil Nadu Chief Ministder E Palaniswamy's floor test, members of the rival faction, led by O Paneerselvam met Speaker P Dhanapal on Friday, reports said. Read Full Story

K.A. Sengottayan appointed floor leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 17 : Minister K.A. Sengottayan has been appointed as the floor leader of the Tamil Nadu Assembly ahead of Saturday's floor test. Edappadi K Palaniswamy's Read Full Story

Panneerselvam camp urges Speaker to have secret ballot of confidence
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 17 : In yet another major development in Tamil Nadu politics, former chief minister O. Panneerselvam and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders backing him met Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal here on Friday and urged him to have a secret ballot for confidence vote. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam camp urges Speaker to have secret ballot of confidence
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 17 : In yet another major development in Tamil Nadu politics, former chief minister O. Panneerselvam and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders backing him met Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal here on Friday and urged him to have a secret ballot for confidence vote. Read Full Story

BJP trying to fish in troubled waters in TN: CPI
New Delhi , Feb. 17: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday cornered the ruling BJP at the Centre over the ongoing political developments in Tamil Nadu and expressed concern that there should not be any horse trading as newly-appointed Chief Minister E. Palanisamy proves his majority on the floor of the assembly as directed by Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. Read Full Story

TN CM Palanisamy says he has no plans to meet Sasikala today
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 17 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter Edappadi K. Palaniswamy on Friday confirmed that he has no plans to visit All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala in jail in Bengaluru. He, however, intends to go to the Kuvathur resort to meet the MLAs residing there. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam camp sacks Sasikala and Dinakaran from AIADMK primary membership
Chennai , Feb. 17 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam and leaders of his faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) today sacked jailed general secretary V.K. Sasikala from the primary membership of the party. Read Full Story

With Palaniswami sworn-in as CM, AIADMK calls on Panneerselvam to back off
Chennai , Feb. 17 : With former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam announcing protests and processions in each constituency opposing Edappadi K. Palaniswami's appointment as the new Chief Minister, the AIADMK has called on the former to stop his futile efforts, as the 'truth' has prevailed. Read Full Story

31-member Palaniswamy Ministry takes oath in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 16 : : Edappadi K Palaniswamy, the leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party, took oath as Tamil Nadu's 29th Chief Minister on Thursday alon with 30 other members of his Cabinet. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu : Palaniswamy takes oath as TN Chief Minister
Chennai, Feb 16 : : Edappadi Palaniswamy on Thursday took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu govt. sworn-in today is anti-people: Panneerselvam
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 16 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Paneerselvam on Thursday expressed immense dissatisfaction over the present political scenario in the state, dubbing the present state government as anti-people. Read Full Story

PM Modi congratulates newly appointed TN Chief Minister Palanisamy
New Delhi , Feb. 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated newly appointed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu CM Palanisamy to seek vote of confidence on February 18: AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 16 : Newly appointed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy will seek the vote of confidence on February 18, the AIADMK said. Read Full Story

AIADMK supporters yet to decide on party leader
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Feb. 16 : Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday appointed Edappadi K. Palaniswami as the state next chief minister. Read Full Story

Palanisamy takes oath as new Tamil Nadu CM
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 16 : Edappadi K. Palanisamy on Thursday took oath as Tamil Nadu's 29th Chief Minister. Read Full Story

TN political crisis: All eyes on Sasikala loyalist Palanisamy to prove majority
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 16 : In a major jolt to caretaker chief minister O. Panneerselvam, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao has appointed AIADMK legislature party leader Edappadi K. Palanisamy as the Chief Minister. Read Full Story

Biggest road-block in forming stable govt. in Tamil Nadu is PM Modi: Congress
New Delhi, , Feb. 16 : In the wake of the latest political developments in Tamil Nadu, the Congress on Thursday trained its guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the biggest road-block in forming a stable government in the state is the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre. Read Full Story


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