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Rumblings over ‘hasty’ swearing-in of O Panneerselvam

CHENNAI: Less than 24 hours after AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa was laid to rest, rumblings have started in the party. Senior leaders have begun to question the “indecent haste” with which O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the chief minister as they feel it was a temporary move before Sasikalaa makes her ambitions clear. A quiet power struggle between two ... 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 »

Demand for Prohibition gains ground among parties in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: The latest buzzword in Tamil Nadu politics is prohibition. With major political parties in the state, including the DMDK, PMK and BJP, jumping on to the prohibition bandwagon, it is well likely to be a key campaign issue in the assembly elections. Citing the recent case of a four-year-old child being forced to consume alcohol, DMDK chief Vijayakanth and ... Read More »

From Tomorrow It Will Be Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Again

CHENNAI:  J Jayalalithaa has been invited by Governor K Rosaiah to be chief minister of Tamil Nadu again, eight months after she had to resign when a Bangalore court convicted her in a corruption case. The 67-year-old is expected to be sworn in with her council of ministers at about 11 am tomorrow. In swift activity early on Friday morning, O ... Read More »

Jayalalithaa condemns hike in petrol price

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday condemned the hike in the price of petrol and demanded withdrawal of the rights conferred on oil companies to fix the price of petroleum products. In a statement here, she likened the hike to “a bird pecking at the wound of a bull.” Ms. Jayalalithaa said the hike would have a direct bearing on transport ... Read More »

Probe ordered into fire at Mettur plant

CHENNAI/METTUR: The Tamil Nadu government has ordered an enquiry into the fire accident at the 840MW Mettur thermal power plant which killed one person. The fire was sparked off from a conveyor belt carrying coal to the furnace. Sources in the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board told TOI that a probe would unearth the causes of the fire at the plant which forced managers to ... Read More »

After Guj, TN makes chess compulsory in schools

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has adopted Gujarat’s strategy of introducing chess in all schools in an apparent bid to improve cognitive skills of students. The unique initiative, to be launched next academic year, is aimed at exposing students, especially those from “educationally backward” districts, to the rudiments of the game. A senior education department official said the state was following up ... Read More »

Ennore to get new 600-MW power plant

Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa announced Sunday a new 600-MW thermal power plant at Ennore at a cost of Rs 3,600 crore to replace the 40-year-old 450-MW plant. The new plant, to come up on a 90-acre area, would become operational by 2015. The new alternative Ennore Thermal Power Station (ETPS) would replace the five units of the existing plant that ... Read More »