In a statement, the former Chief Minister said the then AIADMK government launched concrete and concerted measures since the outbreak of the pandemic in Tamil Nadu on March 7, 2020, and contained the contagion.
The contributions of both Tamil Nadu, a pioneering state committed to social justice and that of the DMK would find a place in history for sure, the Dravidian party chief said.
His first task as the CM was to contain the second wave and his ministerial colleagues, officials and staff of various departments including health and family welfare and civic bodies and police stood by him in his efforts.
Asked about an 'attack' on Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) cadres days ago by DMK functionaries at Dharmapuri, Murugan alleged that carrying out such acts was customary for Tamil Nadu's ruling party.
"With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident," the IAF said in a tweet.
The Chief Minister, referring to his Tuticorin visit on Thursday, said people knew more than officials on the reasons for inundation and requested officials to factor in local wisdom in their proposals to avert flooding.
On Thursday, Tamil Nadu opened eight shutters of the dam, again during wee hours of the day at around 3.00 AM, and without sufficient warning released 6,413 cusecs of water which was later increased to 8,017 cusecs at 4.00 AM by raising all 10 shutters.
In the wake of monsoon rains and water-logging, 15,111 medical camps have been set up in Greater Chennai Corporation localities in which over 4,88,000 people have participated.
The AIADMK district secretary-level meeting held on Wednesday was vociferous with several leaders accusing the present leadership of soft-pedaling certain issues and not acting as a constructive opposition.
In a high level meeting of the ministers and officials at Tamil Nadu secretariat, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin directed the state agriculture minister and chief secretary to conduct a detailed study on the losses incurred by farmers, including the poultry and cattle farmers.
It was Karunanidhi who got Chief Ministers the right to unfurl Tricolour on I-Day
State Finance Minister P.T. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, during his budget speech in the assembly, said that he had been instructed by Chief Minister M.K Stalin to provide some relief to the working class and middle class.
The government also gave Rs 5 lakh each to Tokyo-bound Nethra Kumanan, Varun Thakkar, K C Ganapathy, G Sathian, A Sarath Kamal and paralympian T Mariappan
With his experience at managing disasters – tsunami, cyclones and floods-, Gagandeep Singh Bedi’s appointment as Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation during the second wave of Covid-19 was a real master stroke.
The state government has also decided to withdraw cases against most protesters
Tamil Nadu's newly minted cabinet will have a Gandhi running the Khadi and rural employment department, and a Nehru captaining urban development.
DMK president MK Stalin took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Friday morning.
While Rahul has repeatedly tried to justify the Congress’ poor poll performance by accusing the BJP of capturing key institutions, Mamata, Stalin and Vijayan have proved that electorate support trumps all other factors
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.