Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Paneerselvam on December 24 paid floral tributes to late MGR on his 33rd death anniversary at MGR Memorial on Marina Beach in Chennai. Actor-turned politician, MGR served as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for 10 years from 1977 to 1987. MGR is widely respected in the state and mentored former chief minister J Jayalalithaa under his wings.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami held a rally in his Assembly constituency in Edappadi, Salem district on December 19. Political campaigns have begun in Tamil Nadu ahead of Assembly elections. The Chief Minister said that the basic amenities in his constituency have improved. Tamil Nadu Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in the year 2021.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav hit out at the Central government over the three farm laws. Yadav, along with other party workers and leaders, participated in a protest against the farm laws. In Patna, the RJD leader asked the government to take back the farm laws. “We have to save the country from the privatization of the farming sector,” Yadav said. Meanwhile, DMK chief MK Stalin reportedly questioned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami over his silence on the farm laws. Stalin, who was participating in a public rally to protest against the farm laws, hit out at Tamil Nadu CM. Watch the full video for more.
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Heavy rains lashed Chennai and its suburbs since early Tuesday, prompting authorities to gear up for releasing surplus water from the Chembarambakkam Reservoir here and alert people living on the banks of the Adyar river to be on the vigil. The incessant rains, which returned to the city after a break of several weeks, led to waterlogging in several roads, and motorists and others faced a tough time reaching their destinations. The Met office here issued an alert for heavy rain (7 cm to 11 cm) at isolated places over Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, and Tiruvannamalai districts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Tuesday. Watch the full video for more details.
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Slammed by the severe cyclonic storm Nivar early Thursday, Tamil Nadu is likely to receive another spell of very heavy rainfall as a fresh low pressure area is expected to form in the Bay of Bengal from November 29 onwards, the IMD said. Cyclone Nivar, which hit the Tamil Nadu coast as a 'very severe cyclonic storm' in the early hours of Thursday, has brought heavy rains over the state, especially in its northern parts. Under its influence, Puducherry received 30 cm rainfall, the highest among the affected regions, followed by Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu with 27 cm precipitation. Nagapattinam recorded 6.3 cm rainfall, Karaikal 9.6 cm and Chennai 11.3 cm. The IMD has also issued an amber-coloured warning (second most dangerous in the list) for coastal Andhra Pradesh on November 27. Tamil Nadu chief minister and Puducherry chief minister reviewed the situation at the state and union territory respectively. Watch the full video for more details.
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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and the team of her upcoming flicker 'Dhaakad' met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal. 'Dhaakad' will be shot in MP. Kanagana is playing a role of an officer and the movie will be a spy/thriller.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House Projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India on January 01 via video conferencing. LHPs will be constructed in Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow, comprising about 1,000 houses at each location along with allied infrastructure facilities. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri, and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, CM of Gujarat, and Vijay Rupani along with other CMs were present at the event.
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on December 28 said that CM Nitish Kumar agreed to become Chief Minister of Bihar on request of Janata Dal (United), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) leaders. He said, "Nitish Kumar didn't want to be the Chief Minister (of Bihar). BJP and JDU leaders told him that we fought the poll on his name and vision and said that people had voted for him. In the end, he accepted to become the Chief Minister on request of JDU, BJP and VIP leaders." On JD (U) MLAs joining BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, Sushil Modi said, "Leaders of JD (U) have said that whatever has happened in Arunachal Pradesh will not affect the alliance in Bihar and Bihar government. BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar is unbreakable. The government will work for 5 years under the guidance of Nitish Kumar."
The 2nd day of 'Jallikattu' or bull fight festival began in TN's Madurai on Jan 15. The medical check-ups of bull were conducted before the fight commenced. In wake of COVID-19, the state government directed that number of players should not be more than 150 at an event. COVID-19 negative certificate is mandatory for all the players. The number of spectators should not to be more than 50% of the gathering.
BJP president JP Nadda attended party's Pongal festival in Chennai on January 14. During his address, Nadda said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ensuring that Tamil Nadu takes a big leap as far as development is concerned. He further compared the functioning of finance commission towards Tamil Nadu under UPA and PM Modi. "PM Modi has tried to see to it that the whole country goes forward. At the same time, he has made sure that Tamil Nadu takes a big leap as far as development is concerned. The 13 finance commission during the UPA government gave Rs 94,000 crores to Tamil Nadu for the development. But the same commission under PM Modi gave Tamil Nadu Rs 5 lakh 42,000 crores. Mainstreaming and bringing people of Tamil Nadu in the front of the development have been the basic ethos on which PM Modi is working," said BJP president JP Nadda.
Malappuram District received COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of pan-India vaccination drive. The first consignment of Covishield also arrived at Leh. So far, several states including Karnataka, New Delhi, Telangana, Bihar and Tamil Nadu have received the vaccine. First phase of COVID vaccination is scheduled to begin from Jan 16.
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy's agitation demanding Centre for the removal of Kiran Bedi as Lieutenant Governor of the union territory entered 3rd day on January 10. Narayanaswamy along with Congress legislators are demonstrating outside the Raj Nivas, the official residence of Lieutenant Governor Bedi. Narayanaswamy said his party will start a signature campaign urging the President and Prime Minister to recall Bedi. The signature campaign, the CM said, will be followed by agitations in every constituency and hunger strike. If the Central government will not budge, he will call for a bandh across Puducherry, Narayanaswamy told ANI. Narayanaswamy is currently holding a four-day demonstration against Bedi, alleging she is not letting the government function and is interfering in day-to-day administration.
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy continued his sit-in protest for the third day. The protest was launched by Congress-led Secular Democratic Alliance near Raj Nivas for the third day on January 10. They are demanding the Centre to call back Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi claiming that she is not allowing the elected government to function. Speaking to ANI, CM said, "She isn't allowing elected govt to function and is interfering in day to day administration." They were seen holding placards reading "Go back Bedi".
Cyclone Burevi weakened into a depression and off Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram over Gulf of Mannar, Thoothukudi received moderate rainfall on December 05 which has caused severe water-logging in several..