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TN assembly okays bill to exempt state from NEET

TN assembly okays bill to exempt state from NEET

Rediff.com2 days ago

The Bills adopted in 2017 for the same purpose during the AIADMK regime did not get the President's assent.

All about US Open champion Daniil Medvedev

All about US Open champion Daniil Medvedev

Rediff.com3 days ago

Factbox on Daniil Medvedev, who defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open final on Sunday to win his first Grand Slam title.

NEET result fear claims TN MBBS aspirant's life; AIADMk blames DMK

NEET result fear claims TN MBBS aspirant's life; AIADMk blames DMK

Rediff.com3 days ago

Hours before he was to appear for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for a third time, a 19-year old youth belonging to a village near Salem died by suicide on Sunday, fearing the outcome of the test he was to take.

WC qualifiers: England thump Hungary; Spain shocked

WC qualifiers: England thump Hungary; Spain shocked

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Summary of World Cup qualifiers played across the world on Thursday

I could not give my best due to rain: Mariayappan

I could not give my best due to rain: Mariayappan

Rediff.com31 Aug 2021

Mariayappan Thangavelu on Tuesday rued that rain foiled his bid for a second consecutive gold medal at the Paralympics, saying the wet sock did not let him give his best in the T42 event in Tokyo.

Jhajharia, Deepa, Rahelu - Meet India's Paralympic medallists

Jhajharia, Deepa, Rahelu - Meet India's Paralympic medallists

Rediff.com23 Aug 2021

With the Tokyo Paralympics opening on Tuesday, here's a look at all the past Indian medallists.

Tennis: Osaka stunned by Teichmann at Cincinnati

Tennis: Osaka stunned by Teichmann at Cincinnati

Rediff.com20 Aug 2021

Opelka, Kyrgios included in Team World for Laver Cup.

From luxury cars to business jets, small-town tycoons aiming big

From luxury cars to business jets, small-town tycoons aiming big

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

With growing revenues, a spreading business empire, and surging aspirations, companies are seeing a strong demand for luxury products from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.

'Kongu Nadu' part of BJP's Grand Plan?

'Kongu Nadu' part of BJP's Grand Plan?

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

New Union minister L Murugan's declaration of Kongu Nadu as his native place, instead of Tamil Nadu, may be part of a grand BJP strategy to create new states out of existing ones, particularly those that have anti-BJP governments, mulls N Sathiya Moorthy.

Rio gold medallist Mariyappan named flag-bearer for Tokyo Paralympics

Rio gold medallist Mariyappan named flag-bearer for Tokyo Paralympics

Rediff.com2 Jul 2021

Thangavelu had won the Rio Paralympics T-42 high jump gold by clearing 1.89m.

HC upholds Taurani's acquittal, says Nadeem, Abu Salem behind Gulshan Kumar murder

HC upholds Taurani's acquittal, says Nadeem, Abu Salem behind Gulshan Kumar murder

Rediff.com1 Jul 2021

Gulshan Kumar, also known as the 'Cassette king', was shot dead in August 1997 outside a temple in suburban Andheri.

Stalin meets Modi, raises scores of issues

Stalin meets Modi, raises scores of issues

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday said he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the state.

When Mamta Banerjee married Socialism

When Mamta Banerjee married Socialism

Rediff.com15 Jun 2021

It's not every day that you will hear about Mamta Banerjee getting married to Socialism, but that's what happened in Salem on Sunday.

'The top-down management of a party stifles ambitious political leaders'

'The top-down management of a party stifles ambitious political leaders'

Rediff.com14 Jun 2021

'We must encourage ambitious leaders and not stifle them.'

Mamata Banerjee to marry Socialism in Tamil Nadu

Mamata Banerjee to marry Socialism in Tamil Nadu

Rediff.com12 Jun 2021

CPI sources said Socialism is the son of party's Salem secretary A Mohan alias Stalin Mohan and the bride is the grand daughter of a Congress man, who named her after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after being inspired by her actions and style of functioning.

Lockdown to continue in Tamil Nadu till June 14 with relaxations: CM

Lockdown to continue in Tamil Nadu till June 14 with relaxations: CM

Rediff.com5 Jun 2021

Announcing relaxations such as allowing shops selling essential commodities to reopen and government offices to resume work, Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday announced extension of lockdown by one week till June 14 to combat COVID-19.

Israel, Hamas agree to ceasefire to end days of deadly fighting

Israel, Hamas agree to ceasefire to end days of deadly fighting

Rediff.com21 May 2021

The ceasefire, which followed mounting pressure from the United States, Egypt and other international brokers to halt the violence, came into effect on Friday.

PIX: Horror in Hamas, India's Covid pandemic and more

PIX: Horror in Hamas, India's Covid pandemic and more

Rediff.com17 May 2021

Coping with COVID-19 in India, the flare-up of Israel Palestinian violence, muted celebrations of Eid amid the coronavirus pandemic, and much more -- that's the week that was.

Israel strike flattens Gaza building housing AP, Al-Jazeera offices

Israel strike flattens Gaza building housing AP, Al-Jazeera offices

Rediff.com15 May 2021

The strike on the building housing media offices came in the afternoon, after the building's owner received a call from the Israeli military warning that it would be hit.

Wrestling world shocked over accusations against Sushil

Wrestling world shocked over accusations against Sushil

Rediff.com10 May 2021

WFI is concerned that the good reputation built over the years with stupendous international performances has been ruined.

Stalin goes with experience, expertise

Stalin goes with experience, expertise

Rediff.com8 May 2021

Stalin has given due respect to seniority in the pecking order, but has also taken into consideration the demands of individual ministries and the suitability of individuals, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

DMK returns to power in Tamil Nadu after 10 yrs; Stalin to be CM

DMK returns to power in Tamil Nadu after 10 yrs; Stalin to be CM

Rediff.com3 May 2021

Ending its decade long stint in the opposition, even relegated to the third spot in the House in 2011, the M K Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam made a spirited comeback to the ruling saddle to unseat its rival the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

ELECTION RESULTS: How did the heavyweights fare

ELECTION RESULTS: How did the heavyweights fare

Rediff.com3 May 2021

As results pour in for the four states -- West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam -- and one Union Territory -- Puducherry - here's a glimpse at the leaders who are trailing and those who are leading.

Steely Stalin steals Modi's show too

Steely Stalin steals Modi's show too

Rediff.com2 May 2021

Stalin owes his victory this time, like in 2019, to the hate-campaign of the local Hindutva forces, which kept haranguing him, and even his dead father, notes N Sathiya Moorthy.

M K Stalin: Emerging from Karunanidhi's shadow

M K Stalin: Emerging from Karunanidhi's shadow

Rediff.com2 May 2021

Stalin, 68, was contesting as the chief ministerial candidate for the first time during these polls. He was elected unopposed as the DMK chief in August 2018, after the death of his father, a post that Karunanidhi held for 49 years. That didn't come as a surprise to anyone, as during his lifetime, Karunanidhi, on multiple occasions made his preference for his successor abundantly clear and systematically groomed him for the job.

Centre's divestment plan: A stress test for zombie steel plants

Centre's divestment plan: A stress test for zombie steel plants

Rediff.com30 Apr 2021

With the government looking to divest loss-making steel assets, significant interest from secondary players is most likely this time apart from the anticipated list of large integrated primary steel producers, said industry experts. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL), NMDC Integrated Steel Plant (NISP)-Nagarnar, Ferro Scrap Nigam Ltd and three units of Steel Authority of India (SAIL) - Alloy Steels Plant, Durgapur; Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant, Bhadravati; and Salem Steel Plant, Salem - constitute the divestment list. All the three units of SAIL have been loss-making for more than five years.

MCA defers T20 Mumbai League; TNPL could start from June 4

MCA defers T20 Mumbai League; TNPL could start from June 4

Rediff.com29 Apr 2021

T20 Mumbai League Governing Council chairman Milind Narvekar in a separate tweet stated that the decision was taken to reduce the load on the authorities.

Why BJP keeps harping on Periyar legacy in Dravidian TN

Why BJP keeps harping on Periyar legacy in Dravidian TN

Rediff.com17 Apr 2021

The contemporary problem with the BJP in Tamil Nadu is that it has been trying hard to package the DMK especially as anti-god and anti-Hinduism, and seeking it to link to Periyar and M Karunanidhi, and by extension to Stalin, the latter's son and successor to the party mantle. Their hope was to consolidate the perceived 'pro-god, pro-religion votes', which they saw returning to the fold post-MGR, post-Jayalalithaa. But no such substantial vote-bank existed even in Periyar's time, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

Famous faces at polling stations

Famous faces at polling stations

Rediff.com6 Apr 2021

Among the long queues of voters, there were some famous faces too who exercised their franchise.

Kerala, TN, Assam, WB, Puducherry to vote on Tuesday

Kerala, TN, Assam, WB, Puducherry to vote on Tuesday

Rediff.com6 Apr 2021

More than 750 constituencies spread across four states and one union territory will go to the polls on Tuesday

DMK MP A Raja extends apology to TN CM Palaniswami

DMK MP A Raja extends apology to TN CM Palaniswami

Rediff.com29 Mar 2021

Raja said he clarified in a public meeting in Gudalur in the district on Sunday that he did not intend to defame Palaniswami or his late mother, but was making a comparison between the leadership qualities of his party chief M K Stalin and the CM, using a children's analogy.

It's raining poll promises in TN but here's the catch

It's raining poll promises in TN but here's the catch

Rediff.com17 Mar 2021

Back of the envelope calculations put government expense on each of the new schemes promised by the DMK and the AIADMK at tens of thousands of crores. But then, neither party has said how they are going to also address the mounting debt burden either, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

MAPPED: Most 'liveable' cities in India

MAPPED: Most 'liveable' cities in India

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

Bengaluru was adjudged the most liveable among 111 cities in India in the government's 'Ease of Living Index' on Thursday, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodra, Indore and Greater Mumbai.

Bengaluru tops in ease of living index, Pune 2nd

Bengaluru tops in ease of living index, Pune 2nd

Rediff.com4 Mar 2021

Bengaluru topped the list of 111 cities in the government's 'Ease of Living Index' on Thursday, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore and Vadodara.

Sino-India disengagement in eastern Ladakh complete: Rajnath

Sino-India disengagement in eastern Ladakh complete: Rajnath

Rediff.com21 Feb 2021

The country will not allow any "unilateral action" on its border and will pay any cost to thwart such attempts, he told the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha's state conference.

Tamil Nadu politics gets a personal touch

Tamil Nadu politics gets a personal touch

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

As leaders go, while Modi's visits to the state will be watched with curiosity, Rahul will need to be dislodged from the popular consciousness -- Tamil Nadu is one state where he's present, notes Aditi Phadnis.

Natarajan thanks fans in Salem for rousing welcome

Natarajan thanks fans in Salem for rousing welcome

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

India's new fast bowling find Thangarasu Natarajan on Tuesday said he was "ecstatic and extremely surprised" by the reception he was accorded on his return to his native village after an impressive show in Australia.

Natarajan visits temple, tonsures head

Natarajan visits temple, tonsures head

Rediff.com1 Feb 2021

'Feeling blessed,' the left-arm pacer -- the first Indian player to make his debut across all three formats in the same series -- tweeted.

Did not expect to make debut in Australia: Natarajan

Did not expect to make debut in Australia: Natarajan

Rediff.com24 Jan 2021

Natarajan also revealed how spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was by his side throughout, giving him advice and helping him play better during the Australian tour.

Rousing welcome for Natarajan, Rahane, Shardul

Rousing welcome for Natarajan, Rahane, Shardul

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

Chants of 'aala re aala Ajinkya aala' headlined a red carpet welcome for Ajinkya Rahane

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