The agitation saw the participation of 147 farmers when it started, which number swelled to 325 by the time it ended. The Tamil Nadu farmers who held a 47-day long agitation in New Delhi demanding the waiver of their loans, returned to Chennai on Tuesday morning by train. They had suspended their agitation following an assurance from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, who belongs to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Among those who received them at the ... Rediff.com, 4 hours ago
IMAGE: A boy collects drinking water for his family from a small well dug into a beach in Chennai. Photograph: Reuters With a 60 per cent rainfall deficit in 2016, Tamil Nadu is witnessing its worst drought in 140 years. In January 2017, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam declared the state drought-hit after nearly 150 farmers committed suicide in three months. Over the last 40 days, 200 farmers from the state held protests at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar holding dead rats in ...Rediff.com, 5 hours ago
After staging protests in the national capital for 41 days, Tamil Nadu farmers reached Chennai on Tuesday to participate in the state-wide bandh in support of drought-hit farmers. Led by the opposition party, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham, the strike has been called to pressurise the state government and Centre to fulfill the demands made by the farmers. The ruling AIADMK government, on the other hand, has described the shutdown as politically motivated.Farmers are demanding a slew of ...Rediff.com, 7 hours ago Coca-Cola India Foundation mulls watershed projects in drought-hit states Sify, 1 week ago Tamil Nadu observes bandh for drought-hit farmers Rediff.com, 3 hours ago Public resist relocating of liquor shops in Tamil Nadu DNA, 1 week ago
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Chennai: The makers of actor Prabhass next film announced on Sunday that the film has been titled "Saaho", and it will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. In an official statement, UV Creations, makers of the film, announced that after playing the title role ...Mathrubhumi, 21 hours ago
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