Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Friday made a strong pitch for a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, lauding him for the air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan and saying he was the "only qualified" leader to ensure the nation's security. Modi was an "efficient and strong leader", he said launching his campaign for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections in the state from here, his native district in west Tamil Nadu. Palaniswami, also the joint co-ordinator of ruling AIADMK, took a dig at the DMK-led opposition, saying it was seeking votes in the absence of a Prime Ministerial candidate whereas the NDA was projecting Modi. He also accused the DMK of doing nothing for the welfare of the people of the state despite having been a partner in the ruling coalitions for 11 years at the Centre. For a large democratic nation like India, security was very important and to ensure this, it was imperative that the country had an "efficient and strong leader," Palaniswami, whose … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami pitches for second term to Modi, says he alone is capable of protecting the country
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"I accept the verdict of the people of India. Congratulations to the winners, Mr Modi and the NDA. Thank you to the people of Wayanad for electing me as your MP. Thank you also to the people of Amethi. Thank you Congress workers and leaders for your hard work in this campaign," Gandhi tweeted later. … [Read more...] about Take ‘100% responsibility’ for defeat, CWC will decide my fate: Rahul
Large swathes of Tamil Nadu, particularly capital Chennai, have been left parched because of a deficient monsoon, lower water flow into the river Krishna from Andhra Pradesh and Kerala’s refusal to raise the waters in the Mullaperiyar dam. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has come under severe criticism for inaction on part of the government. Chennai’s large reservoirs Poondi, Cholavaram, Sengundram and Chembarambakkam were nearly dry as against 3 TMC (85 billion litres) of water in the same period last year. As against a usual inflow of 12 TMC of water from the Krishna, Tamil Nadu may get only 2 TMC this year. A favourable Supreme Court verdict won during the Jayalalithaa regime to raise the water level of the Mullaperiyar dam is facing headwinds from the Kerala government, Palaniswami said. Chennai is being fed with 525 million litres of water every day from two desalination plants, agricultural wells off the city, the Veeranam reservoir and some other … [Read more...] about Large swathes of Tamil Nadu left parched, Edappadi K Palaniswami faces heat
“To ensure equality and social justice, the Central government should immediately clarify its views on the subject. The 117th Constitution Amendment Bill 2012, which is pending in the Lok Sabha, should be passed and the SC, ST, OBC reservations inserted in the 9th Schedule of the Constitution,” she said. … [Read more...] about State govt. has decided not to apply reservation in promotion system: Haryana Cong.
While the elephant has revelled in dirtying herself in the mud, she has not taken kindly to any form of exercise, officials say. While elephants typically walk about 40 to 45 kilometres a day, Lakshmi reluctantly trudges about eight kms. “We’re trying to increase the distance gradually and improve metabolism,” an official said. … [Read more...] about Translocated temple elephant yet to adapt to new habitat