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Stalin hopes Kovind will uphold Constitution

Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin has greeted President-elect Ram Nath Kovind on his big win and expressed the confidence he would be firm in guarding values like pluralism. “I wholeheartedly believe that he would be firm in guarding values like pluralism and uphold the Constitution,” he said. Stalin said he was extending the greetings on behalf of his party and its chief M Karunanidhi. The DMK, an ally

Govt to sell cheaper tomatoes, small onions

Chennai: After the unforeseen increase in the prices of tomato and small onion (shallots) in the city, the State government has decided to soften the blow by selling the two commodities at subsidised rates at State-run farm fresh stores and ration shops. The decision has been taken as a reaction to public woes. As per sources, three tonnes of tomato and five tonnes of onion have been procured by the

Neyveli mines water to quench Chennai thirst?

Chennai: The lack of rainfall in the city has severely depleted the water table. While water in open wells in the city dried up by early June, the borewells, which are the lifeline of several households, are beginning to suck air. Chennai gets its water from mainly four reservoirs – Poondi, Cholovaram, Red Hills and Chembarambakkam. As per data released by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, the collective storage level at these

Do not panic: ONGC appeals to people

Chennai: “There is a lot of false propaganda against ONGC which are totally baseless. Right from 1958, ONGC has been undertaking activities in TN. I want to clarify that we are extracting only crude oil and natural gas and the claims telling that we are extracting methane and shale gas is totally wrong. We drill holes up to 5,000 feet which never intersects agricultural lands. The pipes used are up

Sasikala's jail comforts: More videos on way

Chennai: It seems more video clips on the ‘comforts’ availed of by AIADMK (Amma) general secretary V K Sasikala in Parapana Agrahara jail are on way. A day after a video made its way to the social media, in which Sasikala, wearing plain clothes, is seen with two other women including Ilavarasi in the prison. Reports said that two more videos would ‘come’ soon. In the video, Sasikala is seen

Kamal plays ‘prank’ about political entry

Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan set his Twitter followers and others wracking their brains with a Tamil poem that sounded like signaling entry into politics. ‘Let us criticise as nobody now is the king. We will stand up as we are not a king like you. Defeated and dead then militant. If I decide, I am Chief Minister. Those who bow are they slaves? Those who give up crown are they