AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam. (File)
Chennai News Highlights, January 21, 2022: AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, involved in an acrimonious leadership tussle with another former CM K Palaniswami, on Saturday announced to field his party candidate for the February 27 by-poll in Erode East Assembly constituency. However, his faction was willing to support the BJP candidate in the by-election if the national party wanted to contest, according to news agency PTI.
Meanwhile, the Greater Chennai Traffic Police (GCTP) has announced traffic changes to be implemented in Korukkupet as the Greater Chennai Corporation and the railways have proposed the construction of a railway overbridge (ROB) at the Korukkupet railway crossing on Manali Road. As per the announcement from the GCTP, the diversions will come into effect today and will be in place for the next two years till 2025.
In other news, the Chennai airport has come up with an initiative that will facilitate air passengers to check in their luggage at Metro rail stations, which has a great demand among airport-bound commuters. A meeting on the initiative was convened by Chennai Airport Director Dr Sharad Kumar recently in which the officials from Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) and representatives of airlines, including IndiGo, Air India, and Vistara airlines participated.
Chennai News Highlights: Chennai police seize ganja near school; GK Vasan says it is important for AIADMK-led alliance to win Erode bypoll; worker dies in firecracker unit blast. Follow this space for all the latest updates from Tamil Nadu
16:05 (IST)21 Jan 2023
AIADMK factions reach BJP's Chennai office for talks
Rival AIADMK factions headed by E Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam have reached BJP's Chennai office to hold discussions on the upcoming Erode bypoll.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu | AIADMK EPS camp and AIADMK OPS camp reach BJP office to hold talks regarding Erode East Assembly by-elections. Senior leaders from both camps to arrive at Kamalalayam - the BJP's office in Chennai. pic.twitter.com/xEC5UEKU6i— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2023
13:22 (IST)21 Jan 2023
Home Guard personnel arrested with fake currency notes worth Rs 1.33 lakh in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Crime Branch officials on Saturday apprehended a Home Guard personnel and seized counterfeit notes worth Rs 1.33 lakh. The accused has been identified as belonging to Morpannai. (ANI)
13:07 (IST)21 Jan 2023
CM Stalin issues orders for increase in salary to temporary teaching and non-teaching staff of 5 colleges and 1 school under HR&CE department
11:33 (IST)21 Jan 2023
TN bypoll: TMC, AIADMK determined to edge out Cong, BJP keen on upsetting Cong calculation
The grand old party may feel elated over retaining the Erode East Assembly constituency to re-establish its hold but in a charged-up political atmosphere, the Congress may not find the February 27 by-poll a cakewalk.
This will be the first bypoll in Tamil Nadu after the DMK-led alliance won the 2021 Assembly polls. (PTI)
10:58 (IST)21 Jan 2023
GCC lists clinics available for psychiatric consultations today
Dear #Chennaiites,— Greater Chennai Corporation (@chennaicorp) January 21, 2023
Mental health and physical health are equally important components of overall well-being.The following #GCC Polyclinics will be open for Psychiatric consultations today (21.01.2023).
Visit us to make your mental health a priority.#ChennaiCorporation pic.twitter.com/BEeYI8RdF7
10:06 (IST)21 Jan 2023
OPS faction of AIADMK set to contest in Erode bypolls
Tamil Nadu | "O Panneerselvam faction of AIADMK to contest in Erode East assembly constituency by-election. I have full rights over AIADMK’s two-leaves symbol as I am the party’s coordinator. I am ready to sign the B-form of the AIADMK to get the symbol," says O Panneerselvam. pic.twitter.com/1Fi25nVNQW— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2023
09:30 (IST)21 Jan 2023
Tamil Nadu to open 708 urban clinics like Delhi’s mohalla clinics in February
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said Tuesday that 708 urban clinics similar to Delhi’s “mohalla clinics” would be set up in the state by February-end.
Subramanian recalled M K Stalin’s visit to Delhi in April 2022 and said the chief minister had witnessed how the clinics, staffed by a doctor, nurse and a pharmacist, were functioning effectively and wanted to replicate them in the southern state.
08:38 (IST)21 Jan 2023
Chennai police seize 8 kg ‘ganja chocolates’ near school in Mambalam
The Chennai police have arrested a man from Bihar for allegedly selling “ganja chocolates” on a two-wheeler near a school in the city.
Police said they arrested Surendhiran Yadav (43) near a school in Mambalam on Thursday and seized around 8 kg “ganja chocolates” and read more here
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19:05 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Tamil Nadu BJP passes resolution against CM Stalin for 'disrespectful' remarks against Governor
Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday passed a resolution in the party's executive meeting at Cuddalore against Chief Minister MK Stalin seeking his apology for 'disrespectful' remarks against Governor RN Ravi.
This comes after Stalin on January 14 took a veiled dig at Governor RN Ravi without mentioning his name during a Youth wing event organised to remember DMK founder Peraringar Anna. (ANI)
17:04 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Udhayanidhi Stalin visits Isaneswar Basti, a slum development area of Jaga Mission scheme, in Odisha
Today, I visited Isaneswar Basti, a slum development area of Jaga Mission scheme. The impact of 'Drink From Tap', a novel initiative by Odisha govt, is huge. Also interacted with SHGs there, whose role in 'governance by community', a main reason behind such successful schemes. pic.twitter.com/FLG4I3hJzF— Udhay (@Udhaystalin) January 20, 2023
16:14 (IST)20 Jan 2023
We are against one India, one election, says CPI leader
The CPI opposes the proposal of 'One India-One Election' formula, as it is impossible to implement the system in the country, said R Mutharasan, secretary of the CPI Tamil Nadu unit, on Friday.
He told reporters here that the pressure mounted by the Centre made the Tamil Nadu government revise and increase the electricity tariff. Further, the CPI is insisting on the State government to make permanent contract labourers working in various departments including in the local bodies.
Regarding the Union government, he said law and order was deteriorating in the BJP-ruled States, and that the BJP would be defeated in almost all the States in the 2024 Parliamentary election. (PTI)
15:15 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Upset with parents’ argument, 19-year-old boy dies by suicide in Chennai
A 19-year-old boy in Chennai’s Kundrathur died by suicide on Thursday allegedly because he was upset with his parents for constantly quarrelling, the police said.
The police identified the boy as P Balakrishnan, a second-year B Com student, and said that his father Prabhakaran, an auto driver, and mother Gangai Ammal had lately been having several arguments. Gangai Ammal was reportedly upset that Prabhakaran was not going to work. Read more
13:48 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Goddess Kali poster row | SC grants filmmaker Leena Manimekalai protection from coercive action in connection with FIRs.
In connection with the multiple FIRs registered against filmmaker Leena Manimekalai in several states over a controversial poster of her upcoming documentary film, the Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from coercive action to the filmmaker.
The poster showed a woman dressed as the Hindu Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette and read more here
13:09 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Govt announces short film festival in Tamil Nadu
திரைப்படம் மற்றும் புகைப்படம் எடுப்பதில் திறமை உள்ளவர்களுக்கு அவர்களின் படைப்பாற்றலை வெளிப்படுத்தும் ஒரு வாய்ப்பாக, அவர்களது திறமையை வெளிப்படுத்த “நான் முதல்வன்” திட்டத்தின் மூலமாக குறும்படத் திருவிழா அறிமுகப்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது.#CMMKSTALIN #TNDIPR@CMOTamilnadu @mkstalin pic.twitter.com/5ypGQebn5Z— TN DIPR (@TNDIPRNEWS) January 19, 2023
11:54 (IST)20 Jan 2023
AIADMK to contest Erode bypoll, Tamil Maanila Congress leader GK Vasan supports ally’s decision
The All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is set to contest the Erode (East) bypoll, which is being conducted following the demise of Congress MLA E Thirumahan Everaa, son of former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) head E V K S Elangovan. The bypoll will be held on February 27. Read more here
11:27 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Minister inaugurates dialysis centre Urban PHC at ward 45
இன்று மாண்புமிகு நகராட்சி நிருவாகத் துறை அமைச்சர் திரு.@KN_NEHRU அவர்கள் சென்னை தண்டையார்பேட்டை மண்டலம், வார்டு 45 க்குட்பட்ட நகர்ப்புர ஆரம்ப சுகாதார மையத்தில் ரூபாய் 1.36 கோடி மதிப்பில் அமைக்கப்பட்ட டயாலிசிஸ் மையத்தினை திறந்து வைத்து அவற்றின் செயல்பாட்டினை பார்வையிட்டார். 1/4 pic.twitter.com/Zx3pOP3SJO— Greater Chennai Corporation (@chennaicorp) January 20, 2023
10:46 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Watch | TN BJP chief Annamalai speaks on Tejasvi Surya flight incident
— ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2023
TN BJP chief,who was onboard the flight with Tejasvi Surya when accidental opening of emergency exit occurred,narrates the incident
"...His hand accidentally touched the door. It got slightly disturbed from its position...He wrote incident report form&apologised to everyone..." pic.twitter.com/MUHI33b7yw
10:35 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Did not suggest renaming Tamil Nadu as Tamizhagam: Governor RN Ravi clarifies
Days after a Raj Bhavan invitation in Tamil angered the ruling DMK and caused unease within the BJP when it referred to him as the “Governor of Tamizhagam”, and not Tamil Nadu, Governor R N Ravi clarified Wednesday that he had not suggested changing the name of the state to Tamizhagam.
The word refers to a geographical region, historically inhabited by ancient Tamil people, that covers present day Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, and has obvious political implications. Know more here
10:02 (IST)20 Jan 2023
AIADMK to contest in Erode bypolls
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is set to contest in the Erode (East) assembly constituency. Tamil Maanila Congress leader GK Vasan said in a statement that considering the current political situation and in the interest of the alliance, they have accepted AIADMK's request to contest the by-polls.
09:43 (IST)20 Jan 2023
Explained | What is the Guevaras’ connection to India?
This week, physician and human rights advocate Aleida Guevara has been making stops in and visiting several Indian cities. Guevara is the eldest daughter of the Cuban Marxist revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara and his second wife, Aleida March. Guevara will be visiting the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal etc, accompanied by her daughter Estefania Machin Guevara.
In Chennai, members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) received her at the airport. Whiledelivering a speech Wednesday at an event organised by the CPI(M) in association with the National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba on Thursday, she spoke at length about the various struggles Cuba encounters due to the economic sanctions imposed by the US. Read fully here