Justice M. Nirmal Kumar extended the relief after clubbing all cases filed by the two MPs to quash the First Information Reports booked against them. In his petition, Mr. Maran said, he had unintentionally used the word Thazhthapattavargal (a reference to the Scheduled Castes) instead of Thaazhvaga (lowly) while addressing the press on May 13. … [Read more...] about HC extends protection for DMK MPs till June 10
He added that the government was looking to ensure that no regular works under schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) or kudimaramath were affected. “We want to be ready for rains that may arrive in October, November and December. Both COVID-19 works and these other works will take place simultaneously as the CM has stated,” he said. … [Read more...] about DMK not doing any real service during pandemic: Revenue Minister
The Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) founder and R.K. Nagar legislator, T.T.V. Dhinakaran, on Saturday, criticised the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for having failed to protect the interests of candidates belonging to Other Backward Castes (OBC) in respect of admission to medical courses under the all-India quota. … [Read more...] about DMK failed to protect OBC candidates’ interests: Dhinakaran
In a tweet, Mr. Stalin said he was sending six lakh more petitions received by the party, by email to the Chief Minister. “Along with the one lakh petitions submitted earlier, I urge the Chief Minister to take action on these along with the six lakh petitions being sent now,” he said. … [Read more...] about Stalin urges Chief Minister to take action on petitions
Given the Covid era pressures on family incomes, job losses and threats of more, the state government may be able to overcome some of the recent trends in environmentalists and a section of the local population opposing new projects -- but it can go only thus far. Higher the job losses, greater could be the frustration, and other issues could gain traction with the affected people. … [Read more...] about TN’s EPS woos investments amid Covid, but is the environment friendly?