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Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Country not run by IAS, politicians must be accountable, Tamil Nadu FM says ahead of budget

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister in an exclusive interview with ThePrint says the 13 August state budget will be a vision document, different from the 'irrelevant' Union budget of the past few years.
The Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai opens for visitors at 6:30 pm in the evening. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Not blindly praying in Sanskrit anymore, Tamil Nadu devotees on Stalin’s temple reform

The newly-elected DMK government has given devotees of 47 state temples the option to offer prayers in Tamil. Many say will understand meaning now, some aren’t so happy.
Representational image. | Photo: Flickr

India’s elderly population to rise 41% over next decade to touch 194 mn in 2031: Govt report

Kerala has the current highest elderly population (16.5%) followed by Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam have the least, according to National Statistical Office report.
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Why it won’t be easy for Tamil Nadu to tighten Covid curbs for travellers from Kerala

Tamil Nadu says restrictions are a 'public health measure' and may only apply to those who are travelling by train, flights, and tourists entering by road.
Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko speaks at Rajya Sabha in New Delhi

Centre trying to take away rights of states in PG medical admissions, says MDMK chief Vaiko

Vaiko, who's also a Rajya Sabha MP, said the Union government holding counselling for admissions to all postgraduate seats in state-run medical colleges is unacceptable.
Cauvery river near Mekedatu | Commons

‘Will start work’, reiterates Karnataka CM amid row over Mekedatu project with Tamil Nadu

The Mekedatu reservoir project is proposed to be built at a deep gorge situated at the confluence of river Cauvery and its tributary Arkavathi in Karnataka’s Ramanagara.

Rajinikanth reconsiders entering politics, says will ‘consult’ RMM functionaries

Rajini Makkal Mandram was previously considered a launch vehicle for Rajinikanth's political entry. However, last December, the actor said he would not join politics.
Ex-IPS officer K. Annamalai. | Photo: ThePrint Team

BJP appoints ex-IPS officer ‘Singham’ K Annamalai as Tamil Nadu unit chief

K Annamalai, who quit the IPS to join politics, will take the place of L Murugan who was inducted into the Union Cabinet on Wednesday as a minister of state.
Cauvery river near Mekedatu

The Rs 9,000-cr Cauvery reservoir project Karnataka & TN have clashed over for decades 

The Mekedatu project is proposed to be built at a deep gorge situated at the confluence of the Cauvery and its tributary Arkavathi in Karnataka’s Ramanagara district. 
Representative Image | A health worker draws out a vaccine dose from a vial | Bloomberg

Covid vaccines 95% effective in preventing deaths, data from Tamil Nadu Police shows

Researchers from ICMR & CMC Vellore who studied the data said the number of Covid deaths among those not vaccinated was 1.17 for every 1,000 people.
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