Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicTamil Nadu

Topic: Tamil Nadu

‘Propagates separatism’ — A. Raja’s ‘separate Tamil Nadu’ comment draws BJP, AIADMK rebuke

Speaking at a meeting Sunday, former Union minister Raja said Prime Minister and home minister shouldn’t 'force' them into demanding a 'thani nadu (separate nation)'.

Two men and a boat — India’s Team Sea Sakthi races in Monaco but for a local cause

While India is shifting to electric cars on road, a group of Coimbatore students thinks electric boats are the future of Tamil Nadu's fishing community.

Stalin’s archaeology push in Tamil Nadu is the stuff of culture wars. Experts have a warning

Stalin-led DMK govt’s push for archaeological work has reignited conversations around Tamil pride and antiquity. But researchers are concerned.

AIADMK caught in leadership battle — as EPS camp ‘eyes sole charge’, OPS wants key meet deferred

At AIADMK general and executive council meeting scheduled for 23 June, EPS camp is expected to push for single leadership of the party. OPS camp wants meeting postponed.

After the most important archaeology findings in Keeladi, now come the drawings

Archaeologists have relied on draughtsman Palanivel's drawings to document 5,800 artefacts dating back more than 2,000 years ago that have been dug up in Tamil Nadu.

Facing shutdown, Ford Chennai plant employees ‘hold cars hostage’, stage sit-in for severance

Ford says it continues to remain engaged with employees and union representatives on all outstanding matters including compensation.

Neither governors nor CMs can be state university chancellors. It needs someone accountable

If we want our academic institutions to improve and feature higher in world rankings, we need to think beyond CMs and governors as chancellors.

From toilets for disabled to ‘coffee with collector’, a Tamil Nadu IAS officer shows the way

Virudhnagar in Tamil Nadu was one of India’s 112 under-developed districts. The current DM is trying to change that.

District collector gets notice over beef, pork ban at biryani fest in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupattur

The biryani fest was postponed citing ‘forecast of heavy rains’ but not before Tirupattur Collector Amar Kushwaha was pulled up by the Tamil Nadu State Commission for SC/ST.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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