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Chennai’s RK Nagar By-Poll Scrapped, Election Body’s Eye On VK Sasikala

New Delhi:  A high-stakes by-election in Chennai’s RK Nagar constituency was cancelled by the Election Commission just three days before voting on Wednesday, over allegations of voters being offered incentives in the form of cash and gifts. A detailed “payment plan” of 89 crores, allegedly to buy votes, was revealed in raids on Friday on state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar, ... Read More »

AIADMK vows free mobiles, laptops with internet free electricity in manifesto

The manifesto also promises expansion of Metro rail. It will also set up Lok Ayukta in the State The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has announced several freebies to voters in Tamil Nadu if re-elected. These include free mobile phones, free laptops, along with internet and free electricty. This time, other political parties including the main opposition ... Read More »

Rain hit Chennai back to normalcy, school and colleges reopen today

A Rs 940-crore package has been released by the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) for the rehabilitation work. A nine-member central team will on Thursday begin its on-the-spot assessment of the damages caused in the state due to recent rain and floods in the state. After an extended break imposed because of heavy rains in the state, all schools and ... Read More »

Jayalalithaa takes internet to rural households

CHENNAI: In a bid to make its ambitious ‘internet connectivity to every household’ scheme a reality, the state government on Monday announced that the state-run Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation would provide low-cost internet services, including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). The state would also implement the Union government’s BharatNet scheme, a high-speed digital highway , to link 12,524 village ... Read More »

Jaya announces Rs five lakh cash relief to family of fisherman

Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today condoled the death of a fisherman from the state who was shot dead in Bahrain-Qatar border and ordered a cash relief of Rs five lakh to his family. T Karthikeyan of Ramanathapuram district, who was working in Bahrain on contract basis for the last four months, was shot dead allegedly by ... Read More »