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TN Adds Over 15,000 New Covid-19 Cases; Active Infections Top 75k Mark

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The sharpest increase in fresh infections was reported from Chennai with 6,484 cases, followed by Chengalpet 1,665, Tiruvallur 893, Coimbatore 863 and Madurai 512, while the remaining was spread across other districts.

AIADMK Welcomes SC Verdict On OBC Quota

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

In a joint statement, the two leaders said the Friday judgement of the apex court was a 'victory' to the party's long-pending and sustained plea on the OBC quota front, they said, adding it will enable increasing seats in medical admissions.

MK Stalin Welcomes Supreme Court's Order On OBC Quota For Admission Into Medical Colleges

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.

Palaniswami Hits Out At DMK Government For Mishandling Tamil Nadu

Jan 05, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"Though the law requires that a person be produced in court within 24 hours of being picked up by police, our party executives are being whisked away by the police under the pretext of inquiry and nothing is known about their whereabouts for two or three days," Palaniswami said.

Strictly Comply With Rules To Ensure Fair Elections: Madras HC Tells TNSEC

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) to strictly comply with its guidelines to conduct free and fair polls to the local bodies in the urban areas in the state.

03 January, 2022

TN CM launches COVID-19 vaccination drive for school children

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Launching a COVID-19 vaccination drive for those in the 15 to 18 years age group at a government school here, the Chief Minister appealed for increased public participation to achieve cent per cent vaccine coverage in order to keep the virus away.

31 December, 2021

Tamil Nadu: Heavy Rains Leave 3 Dead; Chennai Areas Remain Inundated


Tamil Nadu: The intense spell is likely to be one of the heaviest witnessed in recent years, while police said three subways were closed and in view of inundation and traffic moved at a snail's pace in at least 14 arterial Chennai city thoroughfares.

30 December, 2021

Rupa Gurunath, Daughter Of N Srinivasan, Resigns As Tamil Nadu Cricket Association President


Gurunath Rupa had taken over as the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) president in September 2019, becoming the first woman to head a state cricket association in India.

28 December, 2021

AIADMK Accuses DMK Of Double Standards On Metering Farm Power Connections

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Work to install electricity meters for agricultural power connections should be halted immediately in Tamil Nadu to allay the apprehensions of farmers, the main opposition AIADMK demanded on Tuesday.

22 December, 2021

Madras High Court Directs Anna University To Allow Student Continue Her Education

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As per the mandate of Regulation 5.1, students from the Higher Secondary stream ought to complete the course within 14 semesters.

16 December, 2021

Tamil Nadu CM Stalin Commemorates 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh', Pays Floral Tribute To Martyrs

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On December 16, 1971, Pakistan surrendered to Indian Armed forces and the day is observed as 'Vijay Diwas' and 2021 is the golden jubilee year, 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh.'


13 December, 2021

CDS Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash: People In Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor Appeal For Memorial


CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) General Bipin Rawat was killed along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others, when Mi-17V5 chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor last week.

12 December, 2021

Top Star Rajinikanth Turns 71, Wishes Pour In.

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Rajinikanth on Sunday turned 71. He was born on 12 December 1950. For many years now, the actor has been maintaining a practice of remaining away from home on his birthday, apparently to avoid overcrowding.

09 December, 2021

Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash: Witness Recalls Last Chat With CDS


Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash: Sivakumar, a social worker, was among the first respondents who reached the accident site where the Mi-17V5 heicopter carrying the late CDS, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 others crashed on Wednesday.

08 December, 2021

Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash: Sports World Mourns Tragic Death Of 'India's Pride' Chief Of Defence Staff General


Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 11 other armed forces personnel died on Wednesday after the military helicopter they were travelling in crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

08 December, 2021

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Condoles The Death Of CDS Bipin Rawat

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The IAF helicopter carrying General Bipin Rawat and his entourage crashed in apparently foggy conditions in Coonoor, killing the 13 out of 14 people on board instantly, with just one survivor.

08 December, 2021

Nation Lost A Hero, Dedicated Son And Professional Soldier : MP Chief Minister Chouhan Condoles CDS Bipin Rawat's Demise

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Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed in a IAF helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.


08 December, 2021

IAF Mi-17 Helicopter Crash Claims The Lives Of CDS Bipin Rawat, His Wife Madhulika And 11 Other Passengers

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"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.

Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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