Cauvery Project: Bommai calls Stalin’s letter to Modi a `political stunt’

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday called Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin’s letter to prime minister Narendra Modi seeking to block his government’s Cauvery river project a “political stunt” in a sign of escalation of tensions over the inter-state river. Tamil Nadu had been politicising the subject for many years now, Bommai told … Read more

Tax cut on fuel by Centre only ‘partial’, don’t expect states to slash rates, says Tamil Nadu FM

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday described the Centre reducing taxes on petroleum products as ‘partial’ and said “it is neither fair nor reasonable to expect States to reduce their taxes.” Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said the central government had never consulted states when it increased the taxes and that his state … Read more

Jail was a ‘torture camp’ during Emergency, TN CM Stalin says in his autobiography

Marked by a sense of detachment ‘like a saint’, late DMK patriarch and his father M Karunanidhi handed him over to police during the infamous Emergency period, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has reminisced in his autobiography. Recounting his entry into the Central Prison here following arrest in 1976, Stalin in his autobiography … Read more

DMK’s Stalin hints at meeting of opposition CMs in New Delhi

In the latest attempt to put up a third front against the ruling BJP ahead of the 2024 general elections, Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Sunday tweeted of a possible convention of chief ministers in New Delhi soon. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee supremo had reportedly called the DMK chief on Sunday to … Read more

Not keen on Minister’s post, says Udhayanidhi Stalin

Secretary of DMK Youth Wing Udhayanidhi Stalin on Sunday said he was not interested in the post of either minister or deputy minister in the Tamil Nadu Cabinet. Responding to suggestions and demands made in this regard by a few senior party leaders over a period of time, Udhayanidhi, speaking at a function got up … Read more

Stalin urges PM to grant TN special allocation of 1 cr Covid vaccine doses

However, Tamil Nadu has not received vaccines proportionate to its population size resulting in the current acute shortage of vaccines. Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his intervention to correct the imbalance in the Covid-19 vaccine allocation for the state and to make a special allocation … Read more

Tamil Nadu extends covid-induced lockdown by another week

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced extending the ongoing covid-induced lockdown, slated to end on May 24, by another week. Chief Minister M K Stalin announced the government”s decision after holding discussions with a medical panel and a legislature committee comprising of members from all parties on Saturday, besides with officials. “To control the … Read more

Make GST zero for COVID-19 vaccines, drugs: TN CM Stalin to PM Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring the Goods and Services Tax for COVID-19 vaccines and drugs to zero level. Pending GST compensation and subsidy on rice should be released immediately and adhoc grants-in-aid must be provided as the Centre has not shared with states the … Read more