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Savukku Shankar: ‘Can we trust news media?’

Savukku Shankar stepped beyond the boundaries of government service into the public domain as a whistle blower at just about the right time that social media started taking a gigantic avatar. His methods and inferences are often anathema to journalists who need profession-bound to reveal their...

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Contract jobs, a non-political view

Instead of new recruitment as Tamilnadu government employees, governments have been using contract workers for a long time. From life saving professions to nurses to others, contract workers are being used extensively by government and are paid contract wages. Frequent announcements are made...

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EPS dominates but OPS has legal grip over AIADMK party

What cannot be cured, must be endured, especially in the AIADMK party. This is the moral of the story for the broken and bruised AIADMK camp, divided sharply between the Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and O Panneerselvam (OPS) groups. Today's AIADMK general council meeting, where the number two...

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G Square, Annamalai: Reality check on plot approval

Last week in a press conference, BJP state president had alleged that the group of property developer firms, G Square, has been able to get CMDA plot approval within eight days. He also said it takes 200 days for others to get their plot approval typically. Here’s a reality check from the...

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Sri Lanka food crisis: Famine, starvation looms

Media reports suggest that the Sri Lanka food crisis has reached such a point that starvation deaths on Colombo streets may be seen in October if urgent measures are not taken to improve the situation. Social and human rights activist Tharmalingam Ganesh, however, says the newly formed ministry...

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