TAMIL NADU EXIT POLL 2019
Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC asks TN to inform if decision taken on convict's mercy plea
The apex court also pulled up the Centre for filing a similar status report on a probe done by a CBI-led Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) into unravelling a larger conspiracy behind the killing of the former prime minister.
10 candidates score overall 100 percentile in CAT 2019, all from tech backgrounds
This year, 75004 female candidates and 134917 male candidat...
Tenders floated for setting up solar panels on Tamil Nadu government buildings
More than 1.6MW capacity rooftop solar panels are to be instal...
Ruling AIADMK faced first electoral rout in 8 years in 2019
In 2019, the AIADMK had little to cheer electorally, as it failed miserably in the Lok Sabha polls, the first major such exercise faced by the ruling party since the death of its General Secretary and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2016, the year it stormed to a successive term in office.
Jharkhand Election Results: Power shift from 2014 to 2019 in state
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress alliance appears set to form government as it is leading in over 40 seats in Jharkhand, accord...
Tamil Nadu cable operators switch off Zee channels over discounts
As per multiple local cable operators (LCOs) in Tamil Nadu, Arasu Cable and SCN have switched off ZEE’s channels from their platform, while VK Digital has removed Zee Tamil from the base pack and changed its placement on its service. The issue, operators say, is related to dispute over discounts. The timing is crucial as ZEE is launching a Tamil movie channel, Zee Thirai, in the market.
73 Rajya Sabha seats to see election this year, maximum held by BJP
A close analysis of the data reveals that the BJP, which was moving towards the majority mark in the Rajya Sabha with steady movement of opposition MPs to the ruling party, is unlikely to make any substantial gain in the biennial elections, as it lost quite a few assembly elections in 2018 and 2019.
Tamil Nadu's Trichy City Corporation launches work on solar power plant
To harness sunlight to generate electricity, the corporation mooted a plan in October 2018 to utilise Smart Cities Mission fund. The urban local body subsequently identified 13.75 acres of land near Panchapur STP for the purpose.
Family and Friends' primary source of funding for Indian startups: RBI survey
Nearly 43 percent of the 1246 startup participants said that Families & friends were their largest source of funding.
Tamil Nadu textile units ping Centre on working cap shortage
Tamil Nadu's textile entrepreneurs are claiming a severe shortage of working capital with rising manufacturing costs and customers taking more time to pay, which they say is pushing their businesses into negative performance cycles.
Work on new education policy gained ground in 2019
Work on the BJP government's ambitious project -- the new education policy -- started with a committee headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan submitting the policy draft to Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', who took charge as the new HRD Minister in the year gone by.
EV firm Ather to set up vehicle, lithium-ion battery factory in Tamil Nadu
The investment to be committed by Ather would be Rs around Rs 635 crore and estimated to create 4300 jobs. A mail has been sent to Ather with queries about the period over which the investments would be committed.
Tamil Nadu panchayat tops ranking; Gujarat has most top 10 entries
Without any plan or budget of its own, Mission Antyodaya under Union rural development ministry is conceived as a convergence platform to bring about the consolidated implementation of existing schemes to improve physical and social parameters in a panchayat.
PM-Kisan, mandi reforms steal the show in 2019
The Centre's focus in 2019, continued to be 'kisan kalyan' (farmers' welfare) in the second term of the Modi administration and the policy changes were as per the recommendations by the Dalwai Committee for doubling farmers' 2015-16 income level, in real terms, by 2022.
Lower tax revenue forecast a worry for the southern states
Senior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu government officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said any fall in central funds would weigh on capital spending and welfare programmes of the state governments. Telangana finance minister T Harish Rao expressed concerns over slowing growth in the economy and devolution of funds to states.
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