Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicEdappadi Palaniswami

Topic: Edappadi Palaniswami

What makes Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami and deputy CM Panneerselvam eat out of Amit Shah’s hand

Sasikala will be out of jail before the Tamil Nadu election. The chief minister and his deputy must brace for a storm in the AIADMK.

Health minister’s confidante, Congress leader’s daughter: Why TN health secretary was shunted

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Palaniswami’s Tamil Nadu govt is safe for now after assembly bypoll wins

Amid the DMK wave across Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK won 9 out of 22 seats in the assembly bypolls, helping it reach a small majority of 122 out of 234 MLAs.

ADMK cheers Madras HC split verdict on 18 disqualified MLAs — for now

Verdict buys Tamil Nadu chief minister Palaniswami  time, ruling out by-elections and a floor test till case is heard afresh.

Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery setback was ‘minimal’, legal team debating whether to seek review

Shekhar Naphade, who represented the state in the SC, says TN will insist on Centre constituting court-mandated water management board within 6 weeks.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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