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Ex-IPS officer K. Annamalai. | Photo: ThePrint Team

Karnataka’s ex-IPS officer ‘Singham’ Annamalai joins BJP, will fight polls from Tamil Nadu

K. Annamalai, known as 'Singham', resigned as South Bengaluru DCP in 2019 after a 9-yr IPS career. He now wants to work in home state Tamil Nadu where he says BJP is 'misinterpreted'.
Madras High Court

‘In economy vs environment, latter reigns supreme’ — why HC upheld Vedanta plant closure

Madras HC dismisses Vedanta’s claims of being ‘victimised’ with the closure of its Sterlite Copper plant in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi.
Representational image. Ganesh Chaturthi. | Photo: Flickr

Yediyurappa govt reverses Ganesh Chaturthi order, allows low-key celebrations

Days after it banned all Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, the Karnataka government overturned its order. The move came after requests from Hindu groups.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami | Commons

Tamil Nadu rejects 3-language formula in NEP 2020, says will stick to existing policy

CM E. K. Palaniswami said the three-language formula in the NEP is 'painful and saddening' and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reconsider the policy.
An ambulance leaves Gandhi Hospital. the nodal Covid-19 centre in Hyderabad | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Why southern states that better handled Covid before now account for 33% of India’s caseload

Authorities in the five southern states say increased testing has led to a spurt in Covid numbers but point out that mortality rate is low despite the high number of cases.
Madras High Court

Governor to decide on release of Rajiv Gandhi case convicts after MDMA report, TN govt to HC

The Multi- Disciplinary Monitoring Agency was constituted to probe the larger conspiracy in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case involving persons of other countries.

‘Judge me for my work, not name’ — daughter Vidhya on Veerappan, politics and BJP

In an interview to ThePrint, BJP's TN Youth Wing vice-president Vidhya Veerappan says she met her father only once, when she was six years old.
Tamil Nadu Police

5 Tamil Nadu policemen sent to CBI custody for 2 days in Jayaraj & Bennix death case

The five included an inspector, two sub-inspectors and constables. A total of 10 policemen were arrested by the CB-CID, before the CBI took over the probe.
Supreme Court of India

SC asks Madras HC to decide Tamil Nadu’s plea for 50% OBC quota in medical admissions

The state government and various political parties have challenged the Centre's decision not to grant 50% reservation to OBCs as per Tamil Nadu law.
Madras High Court

Vested interests are acting against development of Siddha medicine, says Madras HC

The Madras HC has rebuked the Union Ayush ministry and Tamil Nadu government for not promoting the benefits of Siddha to treat Covid.

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.


File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.