Chennai sources have reported that continuing uncertainty of Tamilnadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court said that floor test should not be conducted till further orders. It said that a final decision on the matter will be taken in the next hearing on October 4. According to sources the court's ruling came during a hearing on a batch of petitions challenging Speaker P Dhanapal's order disqualifying 18 rebel lawmakers of the ruling AIADMK.
Chennai sources have stated that the big question haunting Tamilnadu politics ever since the demise of Jayalalitha will another film star ever become the chief minister of Tamilnadu. Meanwhile the answer is blowing in the winds as both Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan have woken up from their hibernation and thrown hints about joining politics. The political establishment may be a little wary, but dismisses it off as a “wild dream that will never come true”.
Sources from Kollywood have stated that the industry’s filmmaker Gautam Menon’s Neethaane En Ponvasantham was one film which was a decent outing for Samantha as she played the female lead in both Telugu and Tamil and won a lot of critical acclaims. This movie had earned positive feedback and her acting opposite Jiiva was a successful one.
Sources from Bengaluru have stated that AIADMK (Amma) General Secretary VK Sasikala will decide tomorrow the party's stand on the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, party leader TTV Dhinakaran said after meeting her in jail in Bengaluru. Meanwhile when emerging from the prison after meeting Sasikala,
Chennai sources have made a statement that Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that the Tamilnadu government on Monday announced a 56 crore package for farmers in Cauvery delta districts in the state to take up ‘kuruvai’ (short-term) paddy and pulses plantation and this included supply of 12 hours of three phase power.
Chennai sources have stated that currently water drawn from the quarries in Sikkarayapuram would be supplied to augment the city’s drinking water needs till the end of August. Meanwhile when reviewing the works to provide water from the quarries on Saturday, Minister for Municipal Administration S.P. Velumani said about 30 million litres of water a day
Chennai sources have made a statement that high drama prevailed in the Poes Garden area on Sunday morning as Deepa Jayakumar attempted to enter the Veda Nilayam bungalow of her late aunt and former Chief Minister Jayalalitha.
Chennai sources have made a statement that ruling AIADMK (Amma) in Tamilnadu, which has a wafer thin majority of five members in the House, witnessed signs of internal turmoil with around 26 MLAs reportedly expressing solidarity with party deputy general secretary and jailed leader V.K. Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran in the past two days. There is, however, no immediate threat to the government as Mr. Dhinakaran is in no hurry to rock the boat.
As per report from sources it was stated that the Election Commission had added that Panneerselvam camp had approached the Election Commission urging it to restrain the VK Sasikala faction from using the AIADMK office. The counsel for the Panneerselvam camp also submitted fresh documents to the poll panel against the elevation of Ms Sasikala as the interim general secretary of the party.
Sources from Chennai have stated that the Opposition Leader and DMK working president M.K. Stalin had blamed the State government of failing to rehabilitate water bodies in the State. Meanwhile in an informal chat with reporters after inspecting the desilting work at the tank of Sri Perianachiamman temple here, he said that the DMK had been voicing its demand for desilting water bodies in the State for long. Many of them were in neglect. Without rehabilitation and restoration of inlet and outlet
Virudhunagar sources have stated that Aruppukottai had received ice rain at this terribly hot summer. After the commencement of Agni Natchatram in Tamilnadu, hot climate is making the people in trouble. It was stated that few places in Tamilnadu is experiencing rainfall every now and then. Right from 7am the climate is extremely hot and in many places of Tamilnadu the temperature had crossed 100 degree Fahrenheit.
Sources from Mumbai have stated that currently SBI had made a shocking statement that for each swipe made through ATM machine Rs 25 will be charged. After hearing the shocking news people stood before the ATM counters. It was stated that after demonetization banks are making shocking statements which makes the people get tensed.
Sources have stated that main motive behind the Kodanad murder was looting of cash, Nilgiris SP Murali Rambha has said. He told press persons in Udhagamandalam on Saturday that special teams of the Nilgiris police had arrested four people on Saturday.
Chennai sources have stated that when brushing aside reports that the Income Tax (I-T) department has sent a letter to the Chief Secretary, naming Ministers and officials who allegedly received bribes from arrested sand mining baron Sekhar Reddy, Finance Minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday dismissed such reports as rumors. Mr. Jayakumar said while interacting with media persons that “It is wrong.
Chennai sources have stated that an estimated 88,000 students had registered across the State and over 95% of them took the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) held on Sunday. A CBSE official said that Tamil Nadu had the highest enrollment of candidates when compared to other States. Around 35,000 candidates took the test in Chennai.
Chennai sources have stated that despite the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) playing hardball on the merger issue and senior AIADMK (Amma) leader and Finance Minister D. Jayakumar said on Sunday that they were still willing to accept the rival faction. Meanwhile when talking to reporters on the sidelines of a government function here, Mr. Jayakumar said, “There is a proverb that little drops of water make a mighty ocean.
Sources have stated that a Delhi court on Monday remanded AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran and his co-accused Mallikarjuna to judicial custody in the case of alleged attempt to bribe certain officials of the Election Commission for allotment of `two leaves’ symbol to the Amma faction.
Sources from New Delhi have stated that the Delhi police Crime Branch late on Tuesday arrested AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran in connection with an alleged attempt to bribe Election Commission officials to secure the ‘two leaves’ symbol for his faction. He was said to have made the attempt through middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who was arrested last week.
Sources have stated that the Delhi Police on Monday said that after days of denial, both public and during questioning by the police, AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran had admitted that he knew alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrasekar. As Mr. Dhinakaran’s questioning entered the third day, he purportedly made the admission that he had, in fact, met Sukesh once.
Chennai sources have stated that the Opposition leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday urged Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal to hold the session of the House to discuss demands for grants for various departments, saying the State government had plunged into coma with the administration coming to a standstill.
Sources have stated that a day after Tamilnadu ministers have announced their decision to oust him and his family members from the part, AIADMK (Amma) faction deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran on Wednesday said he distanced himself from the party on Tuesday itself. When speaking to reporters outside and economic offences court here, Dhinakaran said: "I don't regret the action (ouster). Had I been told, I would have participated in the minister's meeting."
Chennai sources have stated that a DMK delegation, comprising Duraimurugan, R.S. Bharathi and Trichy N. Siva, met Governor CH. Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Wednesday and presented a memorandum to him, demanding the removal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanaswami and other Ministers in the wake of their alleged involvement in cash distribution in the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency
Chennai sources have stated that with a view of prevent deaths due to trespassing on tracks and the railway authorities have begun work on constructing compound walls. The Southern Railway’s Chennai division operates three major suburban networks, apart from the Mass Rapid Transit System and in most places, the train tracks are unprotected, leading to a number of commuters crossing them and often getting killed or injured in the process.
Chennai sources have stated that the DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Monday said even though the cancellation of the byelection to the R.K.Nagar Assembly constituency had conveyed the Election Commission’s desire to conduct a free and fair election, the situation would not improve so long as the AIADMK government was in power.
Sources from Chennai have stated that the Income Tax Department has summoned Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar, actor cum politician R. Sarath Kumar and Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University Vice-Chancellor Geethalakshmi, in whose houses it conducted searches on Friday last, to appear before it for questioning on Monday.
Chennai sources have stated that the Income Tax Department on Saturday sent a report to the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) detailing the searches carried out on Friday, which revealed the route of distribution of 89 crore by the AIADMK (Amma) to voters in R.K. Nagar, which goes to by-poll on April 12.
Chennai sources have stated that many interior parts of the State will have to brace up for a hotter weekend as the day temperature is expected to be two degrees above normal.
Prolonged dry weather and cloudless sky conditions have led to day temperature peaking beyond an uncomfortably hot 40 degree Celsius in places such as Vellore. Places like Dharmapuri, Tiruttani, Tiruchi, Madurai and Salem were under the grip of sizzling heat with the mercury level touching 39 degree Celsius.