Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Topic: PMK

AIADMK ally PMK walks out ahead of Tamil Nadu local body polls, accused of eyeing DMK tie-up

PMK says there wasn’t enough time to discuss seat-sharing with AIADMK, but latter’s leaders call its founder Dr S Ramadoss ‘unreliable’.

Chennai Port has stored over 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate — chemical behind Beirut blast

Ruling AIADMK’s ally S. Ramadoss of the PMK says the ammonium nitrate needs to be safely disposed of and used for making fertilisers.

Why BJP’s Tamil Nadu alliance has spurred hope among Rajiv Gandhi killers

Release of the 7 Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts is an emotive issue in Tamil Nadu, where AIADMK and DMK have both called for them to be freed.

AIADMK and BJP announce poll alliance in Tamil Nadu, saffron party to contest 5 seats

Earlier in the day, the AIADMK closed another poll deal with PMK, offering the Vanniyar-based party seven of 40 seats.

Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent, 1 killed in police firing

Police said section 144 of CrPc has been invoked in and around the Sterlite unit to provide security to it as per the orders of the Madras High Court.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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