M Thambidurai, leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhagam in Parliament, was unanimously elected as Lok Sabha's deputy speaker on Wednesday, making him the first leader to occupy the post twice. The sixty-seven-year-old AIADMK leader was elected to the post after a motion, moved by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and seconded by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj supporting him, was carried by voice vote amid thumping of desks from all sides. Thambidurai, who was deputy speaker from ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
One more person died on Wednesday in an act of suicide after being apparently upset over Jayalalithaa's conviction in the disproportionate asset case as protests against her conviction continued across the state for the fifth day. A 55-year-old farmer died at the government hospital in Nagapattinam, three days after he consumed poison at his house in Oorkuthi village near Nagapattinam, the police said. With this, the toll of those believed to have died in various parts of the state unable to ...Rediff.com, 10 hours ago
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, convicted on Saturday by a Bangalore special court in a disproportionate assets case, had fought more than a dozen cases and was acquitted in most of them. Following is the course the disproportionate assets case against Jayalalithaa has traversed, seeing legal and political twists and turns in the last 18 years after the Dravida Munetra Kazhagam government decided to form a special court on coming to power in 1996. 1996: Dr Subramanian Swamy, then a ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
The civil services examination will be held as per schedule on August 24, the government declared on Thursday in Parliament, while saying that consultations will be held with various parties and stakeholders on the matter after the current session. "As for this year, there is no scope for postponement of (UPSC preliminary) examination," Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said as opposition created uproar in Rajya Sabha demanding an all-party meeting immediately. Civil services ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Chennai, Aug. 4 (ANI): Representatives of the Tamil film industry staged a protest outside the Sri Lankan Consulate here on Monday over the release of an unethical article by the Government of Sri Lanka last week. They demanded the closure of the ...TruthDive, 1 month ago
On July 4, 2013, the body of a young Dalit boy, Ilavarasan, was found on a culvert adjoining the railway track in Dharmapuri, northern Tamil Nadu. Initially thought of as a suicide, his family suspected foul play by upper caste groups. Ilavarasan’s mistake was falling in love, and eloping and marrying Divya, who belonged to the higher, Vanniyar caste. Two Weeks after they were married, the Vanniyars had a meeting in Divya’s natal village of Sellankottai, constituted a kangaroo ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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