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tamil nadu minister seeks central funds, says delay will hit 2019 poll prospects


written by arun janardhanan | chennai | published: june 21, 2018 8:10:21 am the memorandum reminded the centre about the struggles of the state to maintain basic amenities in local bodies. (representative image)top newsin a memorandum to the centre, tamil nadu’s minister for municipal administration and water supply s p velumani has warned that the delay in releasing the 14th finance commission grants will have an adverse impact on the centre and the state government in the 2019 general elections.the memorandum submitted to parshottam rupala, minister of state for panchayati raj, agriculture and farmers welfare, in delhi on wednesday said, “now, the tamil nadu legislative assembly is on session for passing the ‘demand for grants’ for the financial year 2018-19. the opposit...






o panneerselvam meets pm narendra modi, seeks funds for drought-hit tn


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 19, 2017 10:36 pm former tamil nadu chief minister o panneerselvam. (pti/file)former tamil nadu chief minister o panneerselvam met prime minister narendra modi on friday to discuss state-specific issues, including pending central funds. in light of the severe drought in the state, panneerselvam sought funds to ensure availability of drinking water and water for agricultural practices. in the 30-minute long meeting, the three-time chief minister also raised issues regarding exempting the state from the ambit of national eligibility and entrance test (neet) and the setting up of a cauvery management board.“there were no discussions on politics of the state, however, i put forth state-specific issues including funds that has been pending,...






tamil nadu cm palaniswami meets pm narendra modi, seeks funds


by: express news service | new delhi | published:february 28, 2017 2:41 am chennai: tamil nadu chief minister ‘edappadi’ k palaniswami along with ministers during the swearing-in ceremony at raj bhavan in chennai on thursday. pti phototamil nadu chief minister edappadi k palaniswami met prime minister narendra modi on monday and sought his urgent attention on 23 crucial issues relating to tamil nadu, including cauvery water and central aid for drought relief.on the cauvery issue, palaniswami said that a pressing issue is immediate constitution of the cauvery management board in accordance with the final order of the cauvery water disputes tribunal. he urged modi to ensure that the cauvery management board and cauvery water regulation committee are constituted immediately in accord...






tn govt to sanction 3 lakh houses in 2017-18: venkaiah naidu


by: pti | chennai | published:may 14, 2017 8:51 pm union minister m. venkaiah naid. (pti photo)tamil nadu would sanction three lakh houses in 2017-18 under the central government’s ‘housing for all’ scheme, union minister m venkaiah naidu said here today. “tamil nadu government today assured me that it will sanction three lakh houses during 2017-18. because after 2017-18, i am not going to sanction… 2019-20 are election years and there will not be any time”, he told reporters.on funds allocated to the state under the scheme, he said “the total outlay is rs 3,855 crore. and the amount released to the state is rs 1,433 crore so far”.“tamil nadu is one of the top performing states with reference to obtaining sanction from government of india. the state should maintain i...






tamil nadu cm palaniswami to meet pm modi


by: pti | new delhi | updated: february 27, 2017 3:34 pm chief minister edappadi k palaniswamy (reuters/stringer photo)tamil nadu chief minister edappadi k palaniswami is in the national capital to meet prime minister narendra modi where he is expected to raise issues like cauvery water sharing and exemption of the state from neet. this is palaniswami’s maiden visit to delhi after taking charge as chief minister.he is expected to raise before the prime minister a range of issues including exempting tamil nadu from neet, cauvery water sharing, besides seeking central funds for damage caused by cyclone ‘vardah’ in the meeting this evening.lok sabha deputy speaker m thambidurai and other mps belonging to v k sasikala camp made visits to the tamil nadu house to meet palaniswami .tam...






tamil nadu: aiadmk factions blame each other for ‘delay’ in merger talks


by: pti | chennai | published:april 24, 2017 8:24 pm former tamil nadu chief minister o panneerselvam. (pti/file)days after the two factions of aiadmk announced panels for the merger talk, the move hit yet another roadblock on monday as both sides blamed each other for the “delay” in taking the proposal forward. the o panneerselvam led faction said the rival camp headed by tamil nadu chief minister k palaniswami was “in a state of confusion”, adding that some unseen hand was controlling it. rejecting the charges, the ruling camp asserted there was no confusion and it had already sent the invite for talks.meanwhile, the panneerselvam camp has stuck to its demands of a cbi probe into the death of late chief minister jayalalithaa and expulsion of general secretary v k sasikala, ...






cauvery board delay: protests affect normal life in tamil nadu, pro-kannada outf


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: april 5, 2018 8:18:51 pm tamil nadu witnessed huge protests over the issue. protesters also tried to disrupt rail and road traffic.tamil nadu on thursday witnessed a bandh led by dmk and other opposition parties over cauvery water dispute, a matter that has gained pitch in both the houses of parliament. while dmk working president mk stalin was at the forefront of protests in tamil nadu on thursday, poll-bound karnataka also called for a state bandh on april 12. the two states have pitched up their battle over the water-sharing issue, accusing centre of delaying and not taking the supreme court’s order seriously.read | tamil nadu bandh live updates: stalin leads march for cauvery boardthe top court had in february asked the centre to resol...






tamil nadu: tamil nadu cm writes to pm on 'cold blooded' killing of fisherman, s


chennai: in a letter to the prime minister narendra modi, the tamil nadu chief minister edappadi k palaniswami has urged "strong and decisive" action in connection with what he termed as the "cold blooded" killing of a 21 year-old fisherman from ramanathapuram district in tamil nadu. "i write in deep anguish to bring to your urgent notice the cold blooded, inhuman, horrific and illegal barbaric killing of a young indian fisherman from tamil nadu due to the unprovoked firing by sri lankan navy on indian fishermen while peaceably fishing in their traditional waters of palk bay," palaniswami wrote in his letter. the chief minister said he had been informed that the deceased fisherman britjo sustained a bullet wound on his neck and died while being brought to the shore. ...






release drought relief funds: tamil nadu cm to pm narendra modi


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 27, 2017 10:55 pm tamil nadu cm palaniswami on monday appealed to pm modi to immediately release relief funds for the drought-hit state and for the damage caused by cyclone vardah. (source: pti photo)tamil nadu chief minister edappadi k palaniswami on monday appealed to prime minister narendra modi to immediately release relief funds for the drought-hit state and for the damage caused by cyclone vardah. reiterating the state’s demand, palaniswami sought rs 39,565 crore as drought relief package and rs 22,573 for the damage in the cyclone.watch what else is in the newsspeaking to reporters after meeting the prime minister, palaniswami said, “we have also sought rs 17,333 crore under various other central schemes.”the chief minister also pu...






tamil nadu most peaceful state in india: cm palaniswami


by: pti | coimbatore | updated: february 19, 2018 1:27 pm tamil nadu chief minister k palaniswami (file photo)related newschief minister k palaniswami has hit out at union minister pon radhakrishnan over his remarks that tamil nadu was turning out to be a “training centre” for extremists, saying the state was the “most peaceful” in the country.a few days back radhakrishnan had alleged, “tamil nadu is no longer the peaceful state (“amaidhi poonga”)… naxalites, maoists, tamil extremists and islamic terrorists have joined hands against the administration, which was evident during the jallikkattu agitation last year.”palaniswami said, “it is a blatant lie… in the present situation, tamil nadu is the most peaceful state in india and law and order situation is also ver...






siddaramaiah: tamil nadu cm seeks meeting with karnataka counterpart


bengaluru |chennai: karnataka chief minister siddaramaiah is under pressure from neighbouring tamil nadu to release water from the disputed river cauvery, an issue that could affect the congress party's prospects in the 88 seats in the old mysuru region. tamil nadu chief minister edapadi palaniswami's office has asked for an appointment with siddaramaiah to pressure him to release more water to save their samba (rice) crop. about two weeks ago, palaniswami had written a formal letter on the same subject and siddaramaiah had decisively said there was insufficient water in his state's reservoirs to release any more. congress holds 40 of the 88 seats in old mysuru, where the main water source is the cauvery. their main rival in the region, formerpm hd deve gowda's janata ...






tamil nadu got higher funds allocations, projects under nda regime: pm modi in c


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 24, 2018 10:32 pm prime minister narendra modi on saturday launched the ‘amma scooter scheme’ and handed over the keys and registration certificate copies to five women beneficiaries (express photo)related newsprime minister narendra modi on saturday took a dig at the previous congress regime and said tamil nadu got higher funds allocations and projects with huge investments under his national democratic alliance (nda) government. “when there was a congress-led government at the centre, tamil nadu had received rs 81,000 crore under the 13th finance commission. after the nda came to power, tamil nadu received rs 1,80,000 crore under the 14th finance commission,” pm modi said while addressing a gathering in chennai.according...






m k stalin demands loan waiver for tamil nadu farmers


new delhi: dmk working president m k stalin today visited the protesting tamil nadu farmers at jantar mantar here, and demanded that prime minister narendra modi waive off their loans like he promised in uttar pradesh during the recent assembly polls there. leaders from tamil nadu cutting across the political spectrum have offered their support to the state's farmers who have been protesting at jantar mantar for the past 19 days demanding a drought relief package of rs 40,000 crore from the centre and farm loan waiver. "just like how bjp promised farmer loan waiver to up in its poll manifesto recently, it should promise the same to tamil nadu farmers," he told reporters. the leader of opposition in tamil nadu assembly also said that modi should allow the farmers to meet him and offer a ...






tamil nadu farmers drink urine to protest over drought relief funds: what all ha


by: express web desk | updated: april 22, 2017 7:57 pm (file photo)dmk working president mk stalin requested tamil nadu’s drought-hit farmers protesting in delhi on saturday urged them to defer their strike and asked the farmers to join the april 25 bandh that tamil nadu’s opposition parties were organising in their support. meanwhile, desperate to have their voices heard, the farmers demanding relief funds and farmer loan waivers drank their own urine taking their protest to extreme levels.the principal opposition party in tamil nadu, dmk, decided on april 16 that it will lead a state-wide bandh in tamil nadu on april 25. discussions were held with congress, cpi(m), cpi, vck, mmk and iuml. the parties have raised a demand to the centre to declare the drought situation in tamil na...






sasikala: sasikala faction may use new symbol to contest tamil nadu bypoll


the delhi high court today asked the election commission of india (eci) whether the sasikala- ttv dhinakaran faction of aiadmk can use the 'hat' symbol to file nominations for the upcoming by-poll to the r k nagar assembly constituency in tamil nadu.justice s p garg asked the poll panel's lawyer to take instructions and inform the court on this aspect at 2.30 pm today.the hat symbol was given to the sasikala-t t v dhinakaran group by the eci in march this year after it had frozen the use of the 'two-leaves' symbol, to which a group led by tamil nadu chief minister e k palaniswami and o panneerselvam had also laid claim.the palaniswami-panneerselvam faction had at the same time been granted the 'electric pole' symbol.however, on november 23 the poll panel ruled in favour of palaniswa...






dmk leader stalin demands loan waiver for tamil nadu farmers protesting at janta


by: pti | new delhi | updated: april 1, 2017 12:40 pm (source: ani_news/twitter)dmk working president m k stalin today visited the protesting tamil nadu farmers at jantar mantar here, and demanded that prime minister narendra modi waive off their loans like he promised in uttar pradesh during the recent assembly polls there. leaders from tamil nadu cutting across the political spectrum have offered their support to the state’s farmers who have been protesting at jantar mantar for the past 19 days demanding a drought relief package of rs 40,000 crore from the centre and farm loan waiver.“just like how bjp promised farmer loan waiver to up in its poll manifesto recently, it should promise the same to tamil nadu farmers,” he told reporters. the leader of opposition in tamil nadu as...






tamil nadu cm k palaniswami completes 100 days in office


by: pti | chennai | published:may 26, 2017 3:57 pm tamil nadu chief minister ‘edappadi’ k palaniswami. (source: pti)tamil nadu chief minister k palaniswami today released a souvenir marking ‘achievements’ of the government led by him in its first 100 days in office.palaniswami handed over the souvenir to chief secretary girija vaidyanathan and state ministers including forest minister dindigul c srinivasan and school education minister k a sengottaiyan.on february 16, palaniswami took over as the 13th chief minister of tamil nadu along with a council of 30 other ministers. english and tamil dailies today had front page advertisements inserted by the government detailing “100 days achievements” of the palaniswami regime.prominent among the ‘achievements’ featured were a...






tamil nadu: govt announce rs 56 crore package for cauvery delta farmers for ‘kur


by: pti | chennai | published:june 12, 2017 5:28 pm tamil nadu chief minister k palaniswami (file)top newsthe tamil nadu government on monday announced a rs 56 crore package for farmers in cauvery delta districts in the state to take up ‘kuruvai’ (short-term) paddy and pulses plantation. this included supply of 12 hours of three phase power, chief minister k palaniswami said.considering the low water storage level at the mettur dam, he said it was not possible to open the sluice gates for irrigating kuruvai crops this year. water is released from the dam when the storage level is at 90 feet as against its full capacity of 120 feet, he said in a statement. he also said karnataka “had not released” tamil nadu’s due share of cauvery water last year, affecting the prospects of b...






stalin demands loan waiver for tamil nadu farmers


leaders from tamil nadu cutting across the political spectrum have offered their support to the state’s farmersnew delhi: dmk working president m k stalin on saturday visited the protesting tamil nadu farmers at jantar mantar here, and demanded that prime minister narendra modi waive off their loans like he promised in uttar pradesh during the recent assembly polls there.leaders from tamil nadu cutting across the political spectrum have offered their support to the state’s farmers who have been protesting at jantar mantar for the past 19 days demanding a drought relief package of rs40,000 crore from the centre and farm loan waiver.“just like how bjp promised farmer loan waiver to up in its poll manifesto recently, it should promise the same to tamil nadu farmers,” he told reporters...






pondy cm lashes out at pm modi for delay in forming cauvery management board


by: pti | puducherry | published: may 5, 2018 6:41:31 pm the lt governor had no authority to block implementation of schemes in rural areas by imposing “amusing conditions”, puducherry chief minister alleged. (file photo)puducherry chief minister v narayanasamy today lashed out at prime minister narendra modi and the centre for “letting down farmers in tamil nadu and puducherry by deliberately delaying the formation of cauvery management board (cmb).”“the delay by the prime minister and the centre in constituting the board exposes the nda government’s intention to let down farmers of tamil nadu and puducherry dependent on the cauvery system for irrigation,” he told reporters here.he said the centre was also “adopting all means to ensure the cmb was not formed in spite ...






union minister pon radhakrishnan criticises dmk, asks for reports of its contrib


by: pti | puducherry | published:may 13, 2017 4:15 pm people were appreciating the various welfare measures and people centric programmes of prime minister narendra modi at the centre, he said. (file)union minister pon radhakrishnan today asked dmk to present detailed accounts of its contributions for the development of tamil nadu, as the party was in power in the state for nearly five decades. talking to reporters here, the minister for road transport, highways and shipping, said though dmk had been in power for nearly five decades in tamil nadu “it had done nothing in the field of education, agriculture and for the development in tamil nadu. calling upon the congress government in puducherry to evolve revenue generating schemes, radhakrishnan said spending money for freebies woul...






tamil nadu to host first ever defence expo in april, says nirmala sitharaman


by: pti | chennai | published: january 18, 2018 5:59 pm union minister nirmala sitharaman. express photo: praveen jain.related newsdefence minister nirmala sitharaman said on thursday tamil nadu will host its first-ever bi-annual defence exhibition in april. the exhibition will take place from april 11 to 14 and nearly 80 countries are expected to take part in it. “there have been queries regarding the expo… as to why it got delayed.. i must say that there was no delay.. after the cabinet reshuffle in september last year, we (ministry) started the process,” she said in her address at the two-day defence industry development meet at chennai.sitharaman said the ministry officials had earlier visited several states to hold the event and the tamil nadu government immediately came ...






modi government ‘neglecting’ tamil nadu farmers’ interests, says dmk chief stali


by: pti | coimbatore | published:april 4, 2017 3:51 pm dmk working president mk stalin. (pti file photo)accusing the bjp-led central government of neglecting tamil nadu’s interests, dmk working president m k stalin on tuesday alleged it had failed to turn its attention to the woes of farmers agitating in the national capital for over 20 days. “despite suicides of nearly 250 farmers in tamil nadu,the modi government is not interested in solving serious problems being faced by the agitating farmers,” he told reporters at the airport here.on the april 12 r k nagar by-poll, the opposition leader in the assembly said both aiadmk factions would lose their deposits.stalin, on his way to alampalayam near pollachi to condole the death of dmk leader and former union minister m kannappan






tamil nadu fishermen: tell sri lanka to stop nabbing fishermen: tamil nadu chief


rameswaram/chennai: sri lankan navy today arrested 12 indian fishermen from tamil nadu, prompting the state government to ask the centre to send an "unequivocal message" to colombo to stop the apprehensions. chief minister k palaniswami said the 12 persons were arrested today in two different instances after they set sail from jegathapattinam and kottaipattinam fishing bases in puthukottai on early hours. the chief minister told prime minister narendra modi that the arrest came days after external affairs minister sushma swaraj had met tamil nadu ministers and the fishermen representatives separately this month. "it is unfortunate that these incidents have taken place at a time when our fishermen are hopeful that a pragmatic and permanent solution to this issue woul...






tell sri lanka to stop nabbing fishermen: tamil nadu cm palaniswami to pm modi


by: pti | rameswaram/chennai | published:march 26, 2017 8:38 pm prime minister narendra modi and tamil nadu chief minister ek palaniswami.sri lankan navy today arrested 12 indian fishermen from tamil nadu, prompting the state government to ask the centre to send an “unequivocal message” to colombo to stop the apprehensions.chief minister k palaniswami said the 12 persons were arrested today in two different instances after they set sail from jegathapattinam and kottaipattinam fishing bases in puthukottai on early hours.the chief minister told prime minister narendra modi that the arrest came days after external affairs minister sushma swaraj had met tamil nadu ministers and the fishermen representatives separately this month.“it is unfortunate that these incidents have taken pla...






tamil nadu cm palaniswami raises neet, cauvery issues at niti aayog meeting


by: pti | chennai | updated: april 24, 2017 10:26 am tamil nadu chief minister ‘edappadi’ k palaniswami. (source: pti)chief minister k palaniswami on monday said he had raised a number of issues concerning tamil nadu, including its demand for exemption from neet test, at the niti aayog meeting held in new delhi. “we stressed for the exemption of neet for tamil nadu at the niti aayog meeting, chaired by prime minister narendra modi…also, it has been insisted that the cauvery management board (cmb) should be constituted immediately,” he told reporters here upon his return from delhi.tamil nadu has been insisting that it be given exemption from the national entrance cum eligibility test (neet) for mbbs and bds courses, with the state assembly having adopted two bills in this re...






tamil nadu cm palaniswami raises neet, cauvery issues at niti aayog meeting


by: pti | chennai | updated: april 24, 2017 11:54 am tamil nadu chief minister ‘edappadi’ k palaniswami. (source: pti)chief minister k palaniswami on monday said he had raised a number of issues concerning tamil nadu, including its demand for exemption from neet test, at the niti aayog meeting held in new delhi. “we stressed for the exemption of neet for tamil nadu at the niti aayog meeting, chaired by prime minister narendra modi…also, it has been insisted that the cauvery management board (cmb) should be constituted immediately,” he told reporters here upon his return from delhi.tamil nadu has been insisting that it be given exemption from the national entrance cum eligibility test (neet) for mbbs and bds courses, with the state assembly having adopted two bills in this re...






narendra modi in chennai live updates: pm meets eps, ops, offers assistance to r


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: november 6, 2017 12:03 pm narendra modi in chennai live updates: the prime minister is given a warm reception on arriving in the city (source: ani)related newswith chennai reeling under the impact of heavy rains, prime minister narendra modi landed in tamil nadu’s capital on monday. he met chief minister edapaddi k palaniswamy and deputy cm o panneerselvam. after taking stock of the situation due to the rain, modi offered central assistance to the state government. he later attended the platinum jubilee celebrations of tamil newspaper dina thanthi. modi is scheduled to meet dmk patriarch and former tamil nadu chief minister m karunanidhi this afternoon.national general secretary of the bjp, p muralidhar rao, tweeted this morning, “during...






tamil nadu: assembly session will be convened soon, says cm palaniswami


by: pti | udhagamandalam | updated: may 19, 2017 4:16 pm tamil nadu chief minister edappadi k palaniswamy (source: reuters)tamil nadu chief minister k palaniswami on friday said that the state assembly would be convened soon. replying to a specific question on the demand from various political parties to hold the assembly session, he told reporters here that the house would be convened soon.the chief minister, however, refused to take questions on politics, stating that he had come to attend a government function, to inaugurate the two-day annual flower show.responding to the demand from the local mp and mlas in the district, palaniswami said the government would modernise the central bus stand here at a cost of rs two crore.similarly, the government would sanction rs eight crore for ...






tamil nadu: tamil nadu farmers call off jantar mantar agitation after 40 days


new delhi: tamil nadu farmers protesting at jantar mantar here "temporarily" called off their agitation today after over 40 days after chief minister edappadi palaniswami "promised" to meet their demands. "the chief minister and the union finance minister have the power to take a call on our demands. we have decided to call off the agitation for a period of one month based on the assurances given by our chief minister," farmers' leader ayyakkannu told reporters. "if the promises are not met, we would resume the protest in the national capital in a bigger way on may 25," he said. ayyakkannu said the decision was taken also based on the assurances given by leader of opposition in the tamil nadu assembly m k stalin, mdmk's premalatha vijayakanth, tamil manila congress chief g k vasa...






sasikala: 95 per cent think panneerselvam is right and sasikala is wrong: toi on


new delhi: pretty much everyone wants to see o panneerselvam return to the chief minister's chair. this is not only true of tamil speakers, but also seemingly of people from across the country, as online polls by toi and tamil samayam have shown. however, tamil speakers seemed to be slightly more in favour of panneerselvam, or ops as he is widely known, than the respondents of the all-india poll. the toi online poll saw more than 82,000 people cast their votes. of this, a jaw dropping 95 percent of the respondents - 78,700 - said they thought panneerselvam was right in striking out in rebellion against vk sasikala in the post-jayalalithaa struggle for control of the tamil nadu government and the ruling aiadmk. only 3,740 people who took part in the online poll thought sasikala was in th






tamil nadu chief minister launches rs 1,580 crore housing scheme


by: pti | chennai | published:march 9, 2017 5:26 pm tamil nadu chief minister k palaniswami on thursday launched a housing scheme estimated at rs 1,580 crore. (source: pti photo)tamil nadu chief minister k palaniswami on thursday launched a housing scheme estimated at rs 1,580 crore. the scheme was being implemented by the state government with central assistance for the economically poor, an official release said.watch what else is in the newsin the year 2016-17, concrete houses will be constructed for 50,170 beneficiaries in town panchayat limits, it said.to mark the launch of the scheme palaniswami gave away work orders to five beneficiaries, it added.






cauvery water dispute: protests affect normal life in tamil nadu, pro-kannada ou


by: express web desk | new delhi | published: april 5, 2018 7:13:21 pm tamil nadu witnessed huge protests over the issue. protesters also tried to disrupt rail and road traffic.tamil nadu on thursday witnessed a bandh led by dmk and other opposition parties over cauvery water dispute, a matter that has gained pitch in both the houses of parliament. while dmk working president mk stalin was at the forefront of protests in tamil nadu on thursday, poll-bound karnataka also called for a state bandh on april 12. the two states have pitched up their battle over the water-sharing issue, accusing centre of delaying and not taking the supreme court’s order seriously.read | tamil nadu bandh live updates: stalin leads march for cauvery boardthe top court had in february asked the centre to res...






presidential polls: meira kumar seeks support of tamil nadu legislators for her


by: pti | chennai | published:july 1, 2017 9:56 pm presidential candidate meira kumar described tamil nadu as a “culturally very superior” and “politically very aware” state. related newsopposition’s presidential hopeful meira kumar on saturday appealed to “all the mlas and mps” from tamil nadu to extend support to her in “this ideological war.””i have to come to this state to personally appeal to all mlas and mps of tamil nadu to support me in this ideological war,” kumar told reporters at the airport on her arrival here.the former lok sabha speaker, the opposition’s pick to take on bjp-led nda’s ram nath kovind in the presidential election, also described tamil nadu as a “culturally very superior” and “politically very aware” state.extending her wi...






centre releases rs 1,712 crore to tamil nadu, rs 1,234 crore to karnataka for dr


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:april 1, 2017 7:24 pm mdmk chief vaiko interacts with tamil nadu farmers during a protest at jantar mantar in new delhi on sunday. (source: pti)the centre has released rs 1,712.1 crore for tamil nadu from the national disaster response fund (ndrf) for drought and cyclone relief and another rs 1,235.52 crore to karnataka for drought. the decision comes in the wake of tamil nadu farmers protesting in the national capital demanding loan waiver and other assistance. tamil nadu and karnataka are both facing severe drought in many districts.“the central government is concerned at prevailing drought situation in the states of tamil nadu and karnataka,” an official statement said. the decision to provide relief under ndrf to both states was tak...






warriors get a bit of a breather amid a grinding schedule


p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1stephen curry (30) reaches out to high five klay thompson (11) after thompson hit a three pointer in the second half as the golden state warriors played the dallas mavericks at oracle arena in oakland, calif., on wednesday, january 27, 2016. lessstephen curry (30) reaches out to high five klay thompson (11) after thompson hit a three pointer in the second half as the golden state warriors played the dallas mavericks at oracle arena in oakland, calif., ... more p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle warriors get a bit of a breather amid a grinding schedule1 / 1back to gallerythree weeks ago, head coach steve kerr called the looming parade of january games the “dog days” of the long nba season. now, as the calen