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  1. 'GST curtails mobility, hampers education’: Activists protest tax on equipment for disabled

    06.19 / 14:31 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    GST Activists are demanding that equipment used by persons with disabilities be exempted from the GST regime.Pheba Mathew gst_final.jpgOn Sunday morning, more than 40 persons with disabilities (PWD) came out in their wheelchairs, custom-made two-wheelers, and cars in Chennai protesting against the Centre’s decision to impose GST ranging from 5 to 18% on equipment used by them. Traveling a distance of 18km, the protest drive was organised by the December 3 movement and the S…
  2. ‘Yes, we are Mannargudi mafia’: Sasikala's nephew declares his aunt still leads party

    06.19 / 12:25 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    PoliticsJeyanandh Dhivakaran told a TV channel that Mannargudi mafia was needed to counter DMK mafia.TNM Staff dhivaharan jeyanandh.jpg 'Mannargudi mafia', a moniker used to describe AIADMK (Amma) General Secretary VK Sasikala's family. A family spread over many districts, that has its tentacles in almost every realm of administration. "Yes, we are the Mannargudi mafia, but we are here to counter the DMK mafia. It was a nickname given to us by MK Stalin. He was the first one to…
  3. 2 months after EC's orders, no FIR filed against CM and 5 ministers for bribing RK Nagar voters

    06.19 / 10:50 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    RK Nagar bye-pollsOpposition demands that accused step down to allow free and fair probe. Priyanka Thirumurthy EPS_mirrorshattered.jpgThe alleged cash for votes scam that brought the RK Nagar bye-polls in Tamil Nadu to a screeching halt is back to haunt the ruling AIADMK(Amma) Government. The reply to an RTI petition from the Election Commission of India, shows that directions to file an FIR against the Chief Minister and other leaders accused of bribing voters, has been blatantly…
  4. Rajinikanth meets fringe Hindu group, sets tongues wagging once again

    06.19 / 07:02 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    PoliticsThe superstar had a 30-minute meeting with members of the Hindu Makkal Katchi.TNM Staff rajinikanth_hindumakkalkatchi1.jpgEven as speculation continues to mount over when Tamil superstar Rajinikanth will take the plunge, the actor took many by surprise after leaders of fringe group Hindu Makkal Katchi met him at his Poes Garden residence in Chennai on Monday. Pictures that have emerged from the meeting show Hindu Makkal Katchi leader Arjun Sampath and General Secretary Rama…
  5. With water levels falling drastically, Chennai to stop taking water from four city reservoirs

    06.19 / 05:15 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    Water Metrowater will draw groundwater from alternative sources in Thiruvallur and Neyveli to continue supply of 470 to 500 million litres of water per day.TNM Staff Chembarambakkam_tank._watch_tower.jpgThe failure of north east monsoon has begun to adversely affect Chennai. Metrowater will stop taking water from four reservoirs in Chennai, including Chembarambakkam and Poondi within a week. Metrowater will draw groundwater from alternative sources in Thiruvallur and Neyveli to continue…
  6. UP highway horror: Chennai biker couple followed closely before being shot, murder case filed

    06.19 / 03:32 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    CrimeThe police claims that it could be a case of murder. TNM Staff gun_pixabay_750x500.jpgImage for representation/ Pixabay.comA day after a Chennai married couple was shot by two masked men on a bike in Uttar Pradesh, the police claims that it could be a case of murder, as the men followed them for more than 32 kilometres after they entered Uttar Pradesh. Arun Kumar Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nai Mandi in Muzaffar Nagar, told The New Indian Express that the…
  7. Grasping at straws: Why Thirumavalavan is welcoming Rajini into politics

    06.18 / 16:38 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    PoliticsDespite trying hard, Dalit parties have not been able to gain power in the state, and Rajini could be the answer.TN Gopalan rajini thiruma.jpgSuperstar Rajinikanth is once again making noise about entering politics, this time a little more seriously than in the past. And Thol Thirumavalavan, leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK), a leading Dalit outfit in Tamil Nadu, has heartily welcomed the prospect, saying Rajini could actually fill the vacuum left by a deceased…
  8. Better late than never: TN tribal settlement finally gets electricity for first time since independence

    06.18 / 13:52 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    Infrastructure50 out of 65 families that reside at the Sembukkarai settlement saw a bulb light up for the first time in their homes. Priyanka Thirumurthy cover picture.png 70 years after India declared independence, a tribal village in Coimbatore district is finally getting electricity. On Saturday, 50 out of 65 families that reside at the Sembukkarai settlement saw a bulb light up for the first time in their homes.  TANGEDCO was directed to supply electricity to two…
  9. Superstar gets schooled: Farmers remind Rajinikanth of his promise to donate Rs 1 cr

    06.18 / 08:17 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    Farmers’ issueRajinikanth had in 2002 promised to donate the money towards interlinking of rivers.Priyanka Thirumurthy Farmers with Rajinikanth.pngEven as Tamil superstar Rajinikanth considers taking the political plunge, farmers from Tamil Nadu on Sunday reminded the actor of the promise he had made fifteen years ago. Representatives of the National South Indian Rivers Inter-Linking Farmers Association, led by its President P Iyyakannu met  Rajinikanth at his Poes Gardens r…
  10. EPS asserts authority, doesn't invite TTV Dhinakaran for AIADMK's Iftar party

    06.18 / 04:26 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    PoliticsThe 25 MLAs who visited TTV as a sign of support are disgruntled and will be meeting Edappadi on MondayTNM Staff EPS_facebook_750x500.jpgIn a blatant sign of unwillingness to include the AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary in the party's activities, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswani has kept TTV Dhinakaran out of the Iftar party to be organised on Wednesday. This is also being seen as an effort by EPS to assert his position in the party and government, reports Times of…
  11. Highway horror: Chennai couple who were on a vacation shot at in Uttar Pradesh

    06.18 / 03:54 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Tamil
    CrimeThey were riding a motorbike from Haridwar and were crossing Muzaffarnagar district, when they attacked at around 4 pm. TNM Staff Gunshot PTI.jpegA newly married couple from Chennai were reportedly shot at in broad daylight by two unidentified bike borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place on National Highway 58 in Muzaffarnagar on Saturday, reports The New Indian Express.  According to reports, Aditya Ramkumar (31) and his wife Vijaya Lakshmi (28) who are…