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Resolution against NEET presented in Tamil Nadu Assembly

The resolution seeking permanent exemption from NEET was presented by CM MK Stalin   Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has sought exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical course. The resolution was presented by Chief Minister MK Stalin in the Assembly on Saturday. The resolution comes close on heels of a...

Farm laws: Tamil Nadu passes resolution urging Centre to withdraw three laws

Chennai: Even as protests continue against the three farm laws introduced by the Centre, the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday passed a resolution urging the Centre to withdraw these laws. Tamil Nadu is the seventh state Assembly to do so. Earlier, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh, Delhi, Kerala and West Bengal had passed a resolution against these...

Rajinikanth says no plan to enter politics in future, dissolves outfit

Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday said he has no intention of entering politics and disbanded the Rajini Makal Manram (RMM) or the Rajini People’s Forum, indicating an end of his political aspirations. On Monday, he stated that since he had no plans to enter politics in the future, he was disbanding the RMM. His fans would...

Tamil Nadu govt wants ban on season 2 of ‘The Family Man’, makers clarify

The Tamil Nadu government has approached the Centre seeking a ban on the second season of the Amazon Prime web series ‘The Family Man’ not just in the state but throughout the country. A letter has been written by the state’s information technology minister T Mano Thangaraj to Union minister Prakash Javadekar claiming that the...

DGCA orders probe on mid-air marriage in Tamil Nadu in violation of COVID-19 guidelines

At a time when the government is urging people to cancel their planned wedding or opt for a simple marriage function owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a mid-air marriage aboard a chartered flight has infuriated the country’s aviation regulator—the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). In fact, the aviation watchdog on...

Madras HC lambasts EC, says “Your officers should be booked on murder charges probably”

The Madras High Court on Monday lambasted the Election Commission saying that it is responsible for the second wave of COVID and should be probably booked for murder. The strong remarks against the poll panel came for its abject failure to ensure COVID-appropriate guidelines in election rallies in Tamil Nadu and four other states where...

15 dead, 36 injured in explosion at firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu

In an unfortunate incident, at least 15 people died and 36 got injured in an explosion at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.  The explosion happened at around 1.30 pm during the mixing of chemicals for manufacturing firecrackers. The death toll is likely to go up. Following the incident, 10 fire tenders were...

Cyclone Nivar: 3 people killed in Tamil Nadu, rains to continue

Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry in the early hours on Thursday as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’. It accompanied heavy rainfall and gusty winds that resulted in the uprooting of trees and flooding in low-lying areas. It has lost its intensity after the landfall but will cause rain in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka and...

As Cyclone Nivar approaches, PM Modi assures help to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised all possible help to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as they gear up to face Cyclone Nivar. Notably, the Cyclone is likely to make landfall on Wednesday evening through the coastal states with expected wind speeds upto 120 km per hour. PM Modi spoke to the chief ministers of both...

COVID-19: India’s case tally crosses 15 lakh

48,513 fresh cases of novel coronavirus recorded in last 24 hours Total case count crosses 15.31 lakh 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours India’s death toll touches 34,193 India has reported 48,513 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. With the addition of the fresh cases, the COVID-19 case count in the...

India records 34,884 new COVID-19 cases, 671 deaths in 24 hours

COVID1-9 cases in India touched 10,38,716 on Saturday as the country recorded 34,884 new cases in the last 24 hours. Of the total number of cases, 3,58,692 are active cases. This is a record single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. India crossed the 10 lakh mark within three days of it touching the...

Father-son thrashed by cops in Jamnagar for violating COVID-19 norms

After Tamil Nadu, a case of a father-son duo being allegedly thrashed for violating COVID-19 norms in Kalavad police station of Jamnagar district in Gujarat has emerged. Ghanshyam Udeshi and his son Nishant were allegedly thrashed inside a police station for not wearing a mask. The two have been admitted to a hospital. A head...