In Virudhunagar, a ‘Garbage Bank’ for waste management

To address the issue of waste management and eliminate landfills and incinerators in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, a group of local residents have been educating people about waste segregation, up-cycling, and recycling their garbage through a ‘Garbage Bank’. The ‘Garbage Bank’, functioning since October 2, 2019, also segregates the waste from people’s houses … Read more

PM in Chennai: Stalin demands official status for Tamil, even as Modi calls the language ‘eternal’

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday placed an array of demands in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Chennai to inaugurate and lay the foundation for various developmental projects worth over Rs 31,500 crore. While addressing the gathering, Stalin said Tamil Nadu’s growth is to do not just with economy, … Read more

Perarivalan: From flaying ruling to silence on Stalin bid to respecting Gandhis, Congress walks a tightrope

When the Congress party officially criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to release AG Perarivalan — one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case who has already served over 30 years in prison — earlier this week, it raised many eyebrows as the members of the Gandhi family had made statements in the past … Read more

Congress holds silent protest against Perarivalan’s release, BJP slams rival for ‘double standards’

Opposing the Release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convictsthe Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) on Thursday held a silent protest in several parts of the state while the BJP accused the grand old party of adopting double standards in the issue. The Congress party said its stand against AG Perarivalan’s release and key ally DMK … Read more

‘His (Perarivalan) suffering lasted 31 years…ours is forever’: the families of Rajiv Gandhi assassination victim recall struggle

As the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of AG Perarivalanone of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, families of the victims who died with the former Prime Minister in a suicide bomb attack at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991, said the verdict was as an “injustice” to … Read more

Perarivalan release: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin terms Supreme Court order ‘historic’, ally Congress differs

Following the development, most political leaders in Perarivalan’s home state Tamil Nadu welcomed the apex court’s decision. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin congratulated AG Perarivalan on his release. Addressing media persons, Stalin said the Supreme Court order was a historic one. He noted that the DMK had promised to make efforts for the release … Read more

Once crowd-pullers, actor lookalikes living hand to mouth in film-crazy Tamil Nadu

For many decades, cinema has been a part of life in Tamil Nadu, a state where people have built temples for actors and elected them to power. The hero-worship culture is deeply rooted in the state; From the legendary MK Thyagaraja Bhagavathar to MG Ramachandran to Sivaji Ganesan to Rajinikanth to Kamal Haasan to Vijay, … Read more

Welfare and federal push, run-ins with Governor: How Stalin ‘Year One’ shaped up

On just a year in office, DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday referred to the legacy of his father and former CM M Karunanidhi. “I am not ‘Kalaignar (how Karunanidhi was popularly known as)’,” Stalin told the Assembly. “I cannot speak like Kalaignar, I cannot write like him. But I … Read more

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin hits out at PM Narendra Modi over fuel tax cuts

Training guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of tax cuts on petroleum productsTamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday said people were aware of the fact behind the issue and pointed to his government effecting a Rs 3 a litre cut on petrol earlier. Since 2014, whenever international crude rates dipped, … Read more