Ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Karnataka, Siddaramaiah raises host of issues

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s two-day visit to Karnataka, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Siddaramaiah has questioned him on a slew of issues in a series of tweets with “#AnswerMadiModi”, including on the “delay” in granting approval to Mekedatu project and alleged Hindi “imposition”. The PM’s visit comes at a time when … Read more

Tamil Nadu: Health technology set for growth spurt – ET HealthWorld

Chennai: For a state that is a hub for medical tourism, Tamil Nadu figures low as a healthcare innovation and R&D hub. Barring medical devices manufacturing, it has lost out to neighbours Telangana and Karnataka. However, industry trackers say there are green shoots. Most experts TOI spoke to pin their hopes on the IIT-Madras ecosystem. … Read more

Govt working on app to list blood donors in Tamil Nadu – ET HealthWorld

Chennai: The health department is working on an application to create a line list registry of regular blood donors at different geographical locations of the state, health minister Ma Subramanian said. On the international blood donors’ day, several hospitals, governments, and NGOs organised special blood donation camps, facilitated regular donors, conducted quizzes, and released pamphlets … Read more

Monsoon in India: IMD says monsoon on track, likely reach Maharashtra in next two days

The monsoon is progressing normally and will likely reach Maharashtra in the next two days, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday. Senior IMD scientist R K Jenamani said the monsoon covered south and central Arabian Sea, entire Kerala, parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu between May 31 and June 7. In the meantime, it … Read more

PM unveils slew of projects, Tamil Nadu CM harps on Dravidian model

Chennai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation several completed projects and laid the foundation stone for several new schemes during his visit here on Thursday. Chief Minister M K Stalin, in his address, sought a raise in funding to the state and outlined that Tamil Nadu‘s growth is unique as it is based … Read more

Lanka crisis: India, Japan to provide relief supplies as threat of severe food shortage looms

India and Japan will provide food relief supplies worth millions of dollars to Sri Lanka which is grappling with its worst economic crisis, leading to nationwide protests over the government’s mismanagement. The Indian High Commission said here on Friday that an Indian ship laden with urgent relief supplies like rice, medicines and milk powder for … Read more

BJP faces inflation heat ahead of local body polls in Karnataka

Bengaluru | Chennai: The price surge in items of daily use, reflected in the recent inflation numbers, may worry the ruling BJP in Karnataka, which is headed for local body polls before the assembly election in a year, but Tamil Nadu and Kerala have proved that pain mitigation is possible through robust public distribution systems … 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

Jyotiraditya Scindia objects to Shashi Tharoor’s remarks over replies in Hindi in Lok Sabha

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday took issue with Congress leader Shashi Tharoor‘s remarks on giving replies in Hindi in Lok Sabha. While responding to supplementary questions asked by members from Tamil Nadu in English, Scindia replied in Hindi. Soon after, Tharoor, who is a member from Kerala, commented that it was an “apman … Read more

MK Stalin writes to PM Modi on exclusion of Tamil Nadu tableau

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Monday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to have the state’s tableau included in the Republic Day parade, shortly after reports emerged that it has been excluded from the January 26 parade in the national capital. Tamil Nadu’s exclusion comes shortly after two other states–Kerala and West Bengal–were … Read more