While suicides and shock deaths have seen a sudden spike in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery delta region, the government does not believe the drought is the cause and is continuing to direct water away from rural areas.
The CM was responding to DMK leader M. K. Stalin and Congress members who raised the issue of EC asking the state chief electoral officer to lodge a police case on the alleged bribing of voters in R K Nagar constituency in north Chennai.
The cows were being taken for a national cattle breeding programme, the ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’, which aims to preserve indigenous cattle breeds.
The Tamil Nadu Postal Department has recently seen a spike in the number of people from Haryana excelling in their recruitment exams – including in the Tamil language.
Farmers of Vedaranayam in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu are surviving the current drought by growing diverse crops that suit their soil, despite the failure of the rains and not getting water from the Cauvery River for many years.
Fear and hope were two reasons why Peter Jones stayed silent for so long.
The political vacuum in Tamil Nadu comes at a time when the divergence between the fundamental interests of the state and India are beginning to accelerate owing to demographic trends.
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Apart from economic gains and increased production, mixed cropping has helped a Tamil Nadu farmer save on water for irrigation – a precious resource in the drought ridden region.
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Farmers in the southern reaches of Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu have turned to agroforestry to boost incomes after falling groundwater levels and overuse of chemical fertilisers made agriculture unsustainable in the area.
R. Baskaran has been studying climatic variations and planning his crops accordingly to achieve a good yield, even under drought conditions.
DMK working president M.K. Stalin courted arrest in the Cauvery delta region of Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.
The factors the finance commission takes into account when deciding the state share of central taxes appear to be awfully simplistic, even regressive.
Tamil Nadu Cabinet Revolts, Dumps Dhinakaran and Sasikala; Talks on for Merger of EPS-OPS Factions of AIADMK
The AIADMK (Amma) group is open to a merger with the O. Panneerselvam faction but the details have not yet been worked out.
“All the 123 MLAs and all ministers are of the same view. The rule of Amma should continue and two-leaves symbol (of AIADMK) should be retrieved,” finance minister D. Jayakumar said.
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There is one basic question no one is asking – where does the money come from?
An IT department probe, following widespread allegations of bribery, revealed that Rs 89 crore was likely routed for distribution to voters in R.K. Nagar.
Inconsequential to the state government yet fought fiercely – the effort of many aspirants to establish themselves as the late Jayalalithaa’s ‘true political heir’ makes R.K. Nagar a key by-poll.
The sanitation ministry has stated that efforts should be made to ensure that members of the community are “recognised as equal citizens”.
In ‘When Crime Pays’, Milan Vaishnav explores the factors that influence voter demand for candidates with criminal reputations, showing that voters prefer them not despite their dubious record but because of it.
Women in this Tamil Nadu village would be baffled by Census 2011 figures which claim that the number of women who work in rural areas are fewer than men.
As the land around them gets acquired for industry, villagers in Tamil Nadu have found religion is the best way to lay claim to what they can.
It takes months of hard work to find water in Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu. Meet the people who dig wells for a living.
Midday meals not only promote enrolment in educational institutions but also encourage equality by mandating that children sit together and eat regardless of caste.
The Tamil writer will be remembered for his views on communalism, the battle of the sexes and the Emergency, but also his silence on caste.
The researchers have now set their sights on developing software to calculate optimum fertiliser amounts for crop fields given other cultivation parameters.
Sandhya Ravishankar has been receiving threats and abusive messages ever since she published a four-part exposé on the sand mafia in The Wire.
The petitioners have demanded action against the people threatening Sandhya Ravishankar, saying their actions violate the freedom of press.
Chandra Subramanium was married at 16 and widowed at 24. At 28, she has now built a life for herself as a farmer.
Farmers from Tamil Nadu are protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against state apathy towards their concerns.
Ever since the series came out, Sandhya Ravishankar says she has been harassed by online trolls and on the phone, receiving multiple threats of violence.
Desalination is considered a solution to increasing water shortage in the world. A few functional desalination plants in Tamil Nadu, however, show a different picture.
Thiruvengadam from Tamil Nadu has diversified from simply cultivating paddy to growing vegetables and selling saplings to increase his income.
What the leaders of bahujan parties have done by asserting their backward identity and standing up to oppression is bring the millions that hail from the oppressed sections into mainstream political discourse.
Court orders and executive decisions made by states’ stamp and registration departments all want such fraudulent transfer cases declared ‘null and void’.
While farmers, researchers and activists want politicians to be more transparent and honest, the government continues to say due process will be followed in Neduvasal.
The ‘drought fighter’ helps reduce fuel consumption, making crop cultivation cheaper and more efficient.