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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy

Days are numbered for Edappadi govt, say farmers


Farmers protest

Farmers associations across the state have been protesting and demanding waiver of farmers’ loans, formation of the Cauvery Management Board, sanction of drought relief, implementation of crop insurance schemes, compensation for dead coconut trees, incentives for cultivation, settlement of dues for sugarcane procurement from private sugar cane mills and clearance of encroachments of water bodies across the state.

They charged that the ruling parties were not paying heed to their pleas ever since they came to power.

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Tamil Nadu government signs MoU with Central govt on regional air connectivity


Air Bus

The state government signed an MoU with the Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday for the implementation of the scheme in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy at the Secretariat. 

Steps were being taken to start flight services to Hosur, Salem and Neyveli in the first phase under the “Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik” (UDAN) or regional connectivity scheme, a government release said. 

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Edapadi K Palanisamy meets MLAs, Speaker ahead of Assembly session


Edapadi K Palanisamy

Though stated to be an interaction, where the legislators put across demands for various constituency related issues, the move assumes significance due to the ongoing battle for supremacy within the party, as MLAs shifting allegiance could spell doom for the EPS government. P Vetrivel, TTV Dinakaran supporter, was also present and when asked about his presence in a meeting chaired by EPS, he said both issues should not be mixed as they were different. 

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All eyes on Palanisamy as Dinakaran returns


Dinakaran

Besides, the woes of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy, who is surviving on a razor thin majority, have compounded with a section of ministers having already endorsed Dinakaran with some even asking him to act.  “EPS should either rein in by stating his stand or would have to watch the government crumble,” opined the leaders from O Panneerselvam (OPS) faction. 

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Stalin warns repeat of Marina protest


DMK working President MK Stalin

Coming down heavily on the Modi-led central government at a stir organised by his party against the ban on cattle slaughter, DMK working President MK Stalin said that a situation had arisen where “we should eat only what the Prime Minister desires and civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution are being curtailed”. 

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Khushbu flays Centre on cattle ban, tells BJP men to boycott leather


National spokesperson of the Congress Khushbu

She asked whether the Centre would ban consumption of fruits and vegetables, since flora was classified as living things. “Soon the BJP would also say breathing would affect the living organisms in the atmosphere, therefore stop breathing too,” she charged. 

Khushbu further said, “I choose what food should be there on my platter. Nobody else can decide that for anyone. If it is done, then it is a clear violation of fundamental rights.” 

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TN got highest drought assistance, claims Minister


R B Udaykumar reviewing the drought control measures in Thanjavur, Tiruchy, Tiruvarur and Cuddalore

The minister was here on Friday to review the drought control measures initiated by the officials in four districts and disbursal of compensation to affected persons.

Tamil Nadu received the highest quantum of relief amount among the 10 drought-hit states from the Centre, said Revenue Minister R B Udayakumar. 

The minister was here on Friday to review the drought control measures initiated by the officials in four districts and disbursal of compensation to affected persons.

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Villupuram, Dharmapuri, Ramnad to get law colleges


Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy

The state government will start three new law colleges in Villupuram, Dharmapuri and Ramanathapuram districts at a total cost of Rs 6.81 crore to help students in the surrounding districts to study law. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy announced the formation of the new colleges on Thursday.

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Funds to dams: Edappadi Palanisamy lists all issues to PM Modi


PM Narendra Modi,Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy

The state government has urged the Centre to clear a Rs 14,500-crore scheme to improve and rehabilitate water resources in the Cauvery delta region, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy told the media after meeting PM Narendra Modi at New Delhi on Wednesday.

 The TN government has requested the central government to sanction Rs 500 crore as subsidy for the state government’s kudimaramath scheme for the current financial year. 

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CM may take up ryot’s issues with PM, says Ayyakannu


P Ayyakannu

Following a meeting with the Agriculture Minister R Doraikannu on Tuesday, P Ayyakannu, president, Desiya Thennindia Nadigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam, revealed that the Minister had agreed in principle to their demands and to convey it to the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy, so that it can be taken up with the Prime Minister, when the CM meets him on Wednesday.

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