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TN Govt nominates 2 officers to Cauvery Authority

The Tamil Nadu Government has nominated two officers to the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) set up by the Centre  in accordance with the Supreme Court directive to regulate sharing of Cauvery waters among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. TN chief secretary Girija...

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Environment

TN CM orders permanent closure of Sterlite

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has ordered the permanent closure of Sterlite Copper smelting unit in Tuticorin. Meanwhile, District revenue officials have sealed the factory according to police sources. Despite this, residents of Kumarediyapuram, the focus of the 100- day...

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Politics

In Tuticorin, an anger that turned radical

Raja, a contract labourer at the Tuticorin port, was heading to the collectorate on the morning of Tuesday, May 22, as per plan, when he saw fires raging inside the complex and policemen in uniform and civvies standing there. Raja was among those walking, or rather...

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Politics

At Mullivaikal, a battle for survival and dignity

Muhilan* had tied his lungi high up on his waist. During the strip search, he lifted the lungi and bunched it over his bullet wounds – the bullet had entered his body just above the right hip and left the body through the other side. He removed his banian and threw it to the ground. The...

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Opinion

Tamil nationalism: Why India should be worried

Starting from the January 2017 jallikattu protests, Tamil Nadu has been on the boil. There is an overwhelming feeling that the entire country -- Parliament, central government, Supreme Court, and the north Indian media -- has ganged up against Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu went to the wires. The...

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Politics

Kamal’s party: Where MGR is no template

On February 21, from his modest housing board allotted home in RA Puram, M Kesavan, an auto driver, watched actor Kamal Haasan live on the news launching his political party from Madurai. Wasting no time, Kesavan quit from his position in the Mylapore division of the Congress party, of which he has been a member from the 90s. The following day, he registered online on Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) website. Not particularly tech savvy, he took the help of kids in the neighbourhood.

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