As TN assembly speaker P. Dhanapal was pushed and shoved in the commotion created by DMK MLAs, assembly marshals stepped in and safely escorted him out.
Many of the existing benefits and beneficiaries have failed to find protection under the Act, which is limited only to the distribution aspects, ignoring several vital elements such as agriculture, climate change and farmer’s rights.
The BJP and its supporters, who sparked and sustained the pro-Jallikattu protests, do not seem to take the very real dangers associated with the sport seriously.
Palaniswamy’s appointment ended the ten-day political flux in the state which began with O. Panneerselvam’s revolt against the AIADMK general secretary.
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Ending the 10-day impasse in Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami has been invited by the governor to form the government and seek a vote of confidence as soon as possible.
The court also commented on the role played by Jayalalithaa in the conspiracy to amass wealth and strongly indicted her.
Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, discusses Sasikala’s conviction and what it means for the state’s politics in a Facebook Live chat.
Tamil Nadu continues to witness cycles of flood and drought annually. Mismanagement of traditional water management systems is one of the main reasons.
While O. Panneerselvan says V.K. Sasikala is keeping MLAs ‘hostage’, reports say she may go on hunger strike if the governor does not invite her to take the oath of office soon.
As O. Panneerselvam and V.K. Sasikala continue to vie for party loyalty, there is trouble brewing for Tamil Nadu’s courts.
Providing a UBI in place of existing schemes will not change the fundamentally unequal income distribution in the country. The way to resolve the crisis is a redistribution from the rich to the poor.
Tamil Nadu’s governor is still evaluating the legal opinion on V.K. Sasikala’s claim to the chief minister post, while several MLAs from the Panneerselvam camp have approached the Election Commission.
In an interview, V.C. Arukutty discusses the trials faced by AIADMK legislators on the ground as people show their anger at Sasikala’s leadership.
The pride that Jallikattu evokes is clearly associated with people from a particular dominant caste, often at the forefront of violence against Dalits.
In an exclusive interaction with The Wire, O. Panneerselvam, the caretaker chief minister of Tamil Nadu, says that he is prepared to prove his support on the floor of the legislature.
Observers are asking why the Governor cannot be open about what exactly is happening in the state
“Amma gave him several opportunities when she was alive. Which is why I gave him an opportunity as well,” Sasikala on Pannerselvam.
Asked if she thought her swearing-in was being delayed by the governor even though she has been elected leader of the legislature party, Sasikala told reporters, “I feel exactly what you feel.”
If Sasikala is found guilty in the disproportionate assets case, in which the Supreme Court is set to deliver its judgment soon, she will have to step down as chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
Sasikala has several hurdles to overcome if she wants a long innings in office, from the numerous power struggles within her family to public animosity.
The cow, the bull and the buffalo are unlikely to disappear from mainstream Indian politics for some time.
A journalist’s account of the perils of investigating illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu.
The recently declassified report dated as early as March 1986 details CIA’s thorough analysis on possible repercussions of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.
S. Vaikundarajan has been accused of large-scale illegal mining, a charge he denies, though he admits to using all sorts of methods to tackle those who stand in his way.
BJP functionaries have blamed ‘vested interests’ for the allegations of sexual harassment against the former governor, saying he was targeted for his ‘anti-conversion work’.
Violations of regulations continued unchecked under both Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, while successive governments at the Centre chose not to act either.
Public anger in the state against economic dislocation had been building up and needed a trigger to explode.
The Madras high court is inching closer to a final verdict on allegations of large-scale loot, with official collusion, of precious minerals from the coast of Tamil Nadu
Violence erupted after police tried to remove people from Marina beach on Monday morning.
The state government is seeking to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
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Instead of defying the Supreme Court, jallikattu supporters should turn their energies and passion to finding ways to bring bulls back into agriculture and educate our polity and society about the virtues of native genes in agriculture and animal husbandry.
Out of the 144 recorded farmer suicides, over 40 were from outside the Cauvery delta region. Observers and farmers directly attribute demonetisation as one major factor behind the suicides.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
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While the powers in AIADMK are backing Sasikala unanimously, there is a great deal of anger against her amongst party cardres and the general public.
The resolution makes it clear that Sasikala will be formally elected at a later date in keeping with the party’s constitution.
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Rao has not been suspended, but remains in service without a posting.