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Pranab makes a point

Brushing aside demands by the Congress and his own daughter not to attend an RSS conclave, former President Pranab Mukherjee made it a point to take part and deliver an impactful speech in Nagpur. Interestingly, the meet was attended by former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s son Sunil Shastri, as also Netaji Suhbas Chandra Bose’s nephew Ardhendu Bose along with his wife and son. Speaking at the meeting, Pranab rightly warned that

Rain, rain come again

Wednesday turned out to be ‘wetnesday’ for Chennai, after sudden showers lashed various parts of the city and brought the temperature considerably down. While this was a welcome relief from the scorching summer heat, which was making people suffer for the past two months, the short spell of rains also exposed the civic unpreparedness of the metropolis. Many areas, including some arterial roads, witnessed waterlogging and people had a tough

Tick, tick, plastic

By making an announcement that plastic will be banned in Tamilnadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has put off a ticking bomb which was set to leave an indelible negative imprint on the State’s ecology. The announcement, under Rule 110 of the Assembly, could not have been made at a better time than this, as it was read out by the Chief Minister on World Environment Day. A right decision

Beware of duplicates

The recent unearthing of a fake currency racket in Coimbatore by the police and seizure of Rs 1.04 crore counterfeit notes has sent shock waves across the State. What is even more shocking was the police had said they were checking whether the arrested persons were funding extremists. Lately, Tamilnadu has become home to protests almost on a daily basis with fringe groups raising their voice against projects, factories, films,

Welcome back

The main opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, which last week decided to boycott the Assembly till Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami resigned, has withdrawn the decision and attended the session today. Soon after Leader of Opposition and DMK working president M K Stalin announced the boycott decision, many criticised and urged him to withdraw it, citing democracy could thrive only through productive arguments in the Assembly. This newspaper too carried an

Late, latest

The constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) by the Centre has brought cheer to the people of Tamilnadu. After protests and a lot of legal deliberations, the Centre has finally set up the CMA. Hopefully, the officials of the authority would now sit down and arrive at ways and means to ensure the welfare of the farmers in Tamilnadu. With no water, agriculture is becoming a burden. Acting on the Supreme