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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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.
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The sanitation ministry has stated that efforts should be made to ensure that members of the community are “recognised as equal citizens”.
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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.
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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.
A story written by Cho Ramaswamy in 1996 has a lot to say about Tamil Nadu politics.
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.
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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.