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Past articles by Dharani:

Modi inaugurates big-ticket projects in Tamil Nadu and Kerala

In Tamil Nadu’s Madurai, Modi lays the foundation stone for a new AIIMS hospitalHe inaugurates an ₹16,504 crore expansion project of BPCL in Kerala's Kochi → Read More

Tamil Nadu says deals worth over ₹3 trillion signed at global investors’ meet

The investments would generate employment opportunities for 10.5 lakh youths, says CM PalaniswamiMoUs worth ₹30,000 crore signed between Tamil Nadu government and nearly 12,000 MSMEs → Read More

Tamil Nadu to start new year with plastics ban

TNPCB has listed out 14 banned plastic products including plates, cups, bags, plastic packaging material → Read More

Tamil Nadu after Jaya, Karuna: Lok Sabha polls to influence state’s politics

Biggest challenge for AIADMK is to win bypolls to 18 constituencies. For DMK, LS and local body polls are important → Read More

Alliance of opposition parties is for personal survival: Modi

Modi says people will soon realize about the ‘incoherent alliance of rich dynasties’ → Read More

Rajinikanth to launch television channel

VM Sudhakar, a long time associate of Rajinikanth, has approached the Trademark Registry to register trademarks in the name of Superstar TV, Rajini TV and Thalaivar TV → Read More

Sterlite approaches Tamil Nadu pollution control board to operate plant

The development comes less than a week after the NGT set aside the Tamil Nadu government’s order, clearing the way for the reopening of the copper unit → Read More

Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 15,000 crore from Centre to rebuild after cyclone Gaja

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami sought Rs 14, 910 crore for permanent restoration and mitigation works in the cyclone-hit areas of the state → Read More

Cauvery delta residents angry with slow cyclone relief

The cyclone preparedness of the ruling AIADMK government received praise from all quarters, including from its arch-rival DMK, but tardy relief and rehabilitation work has made the people furious → Read More

Cyclone Gaja kills over 25 people in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

IMD says as the ‘severe cyclonic storm’ weakened into a ‘cyclonic storm’ as it moved inland, heavy to very heavy rain are expected to occur over Trichy, Namakkal, Dindigul, Madurai, Theni, Karur, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Nilgiris and Virudhunagar → Read More

In the name of caste, violence rules in Tamil Nadu’s Kongu region

Western Tamil Nadu has witnessed the most gruesome killings of Dalit youth in recent times → Read More

Tamil magazine editor held over articles against governor

Tamil magazine editor R R Gopal was arrested by the Chennai police for allegedly defamatory articles on Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit over a sex scandal in universities → Read More

Tamil Nadu on alert for very heavy rain on Sunday

The India Meteorological Department (IMD)has warned that Tamil Nadu may see more than 25 cm rainfall on Sunday → Read More

A year after taking the plunge, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth yet to become full-time politicians

A close associate of Rajinikanth said the actor is expected to launch his party within the next two months → Read More

Stalin files nomination for DMK president post

Last week, the party’s general secretary had announced that DMK’s general council would be held on 28 August at Anna Arivalayam (party’s headquarters) to elect the ‘party’s president and treasurer’ → Read More

DMK in pole position, but Stalin’s political acumen has yet to be put to test

Unlike the two major Dravidian parties of the state, the newer politicians—Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth—do not have ready-made political infrastructure to back them up → Read More

Karunanidhi still in Kauvery Hospital ICU, condition stable

DMK workers continued to throng Kauvery Hospital, despite police asking them to avoid crowding the area, even as party leader M.K. Stalin appealing for calm → Read More

Signs of fresh rift in AIADMK between Palaniswami and Panneerselvam

The Tamil Nadu government has informed the Madras HC that an enquiry has been initiated against O. Panneerselvam and his family members in an alleged disproportionate assets case → Read More

Flood warning sounded in TN as Mettur dam reaches full capacity

The announcement was to alert people in the low lying areas to move to safer locations due to a possible flood after the heavy downpour in catchment areas of the Cauvery upstream → Read More

Ties between AIADMK, BJP hit a rough patch over income tax raids

I-T raids on offices of SPK group, whose director is a relative of CM Palaniswami, has raised eyebrows → Read More