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Highlighting schemes for the welfare of women, Palaniswami said the AIADMK government had distributed over Rs.4,200 crore worth marriage assistance in the last 10 years.(Twitter/@CMOTamilNadu)

Tamil Nadu CM drops charges against CAA protestors, other groups ahead of polls

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 07:48 PM IST
  • Palaniswami also announced that they will consider withdrawing cases filed between 2011 and 2014 against people who protested against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
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File photo of Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(PTI Photo)

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami likely to meet PM Modi today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:30 AM IST
During his meeting with PM Modi, Palaniswami is likely to invite him to unveil a memorial for late former chief minister and AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa in Chennai.
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File photo of Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(Twitter/@CMOTamilNadu)
File photo of Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(Twitter/@CMOTamilNadu)

Tamil Nadu CM begins his Delhi visit today, likely to meet PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:02 AM IST
Palaniswami's party AIADMK and BJP had formed an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and will fight the crucial assembly elections together.
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CM Palaniswami said agricultural and horticultural crops on 3,10,589.63 hectares were affected in Tamil Nadu due to the Nivar and Burevi cyclones witnessed during November-December last year.(Twitter/@CMOTamilNadu)
CM Palaniswami said agricultural and horticultural crops on 3,10,589.63 hectares were affected in Tamil Nadu due to the Nivar and Burevi cyclones witnessed during November-December last year.(Twitter/@CMOTamilNadu)

Palaniswami to meet PM Modi; Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Tamil Nadu

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:36 PM IST
  • This is Palaniswami’s first visit to Delhi after the AIADMK’s general council meeting earlier this month announced him as the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming elections.
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Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam had announced in November in the presence of union home minister Amith Shah that their alliance with the BJP will continue. (Photo @CMOTamilNadu)
Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam had announced in November in the presence of union home minister Amith Shah that their alliance with the BJP will continue. (Photo @CMOTamilNadu)

CM Palaniswami resumes poll campaign day after no to coalition govt

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Though the BJP, its national ally, hasn’t contradicted the AIADMK’s decision, it is yet to formally reciprocate on the continuing alliance and Palaniswami’s candidature.
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File photo: Tamil Nadu chief minister Palaniswami.(AP)
File photo: Tamil Nadu chief minister Palaniswami.(AP)

In veiled message to BJP, AIADMK asserts Palaniswami as CM candidate; dismisses power-sharing

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 11:47 PM IST
The BJP had partnered with the ruling AIADMK government for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and have recently made comments toying with the idea of a coalition government if the alliance wins the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
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Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(File photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(File photo)

Former high court judge to head panel to study caste-wise data in Tamil Nadu

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Only last week, CM E Palaniswami had announced that a panel will study the data and submit a report following his meting with PMK leader A Ramadoss whose party is demanding quota for the Vanniyar community in government jobs and education
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In September, the Uttar Pradesh government had revised the rates for Covid-19 tests conducted by private labs from Rs 2,500 to Rs 1,600.(HT PHOTO)
In September, the Uttar Pradesh government had revised the rates for Covid-19 tests conducted by private labs from Rs 2,500 to Rs 1,600.(HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Uttar Pradesh caps price of RT-PCR test by private labs at Rs 700 and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:45 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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People use plastic sheets to cover from heavy rains in Chennai as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast of the country on November 25, 2020.(AFP)
People use plastic sheets to cover from heavy rains in Chennai as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast of the country on November 25, 2020.(AFP)

Cyclone Nivar landfall near Puducherry after midnight, evacuation underway

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Both the AIADMK and DMK leaders and workers hit the ground in rescue work.
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Salem is considered a fortress of the ruling AIADMK. In the 2016 assembly polls; the party won 41 out of the 47 seats in the region’s Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Salem, Erode, Karur and Namakkal districts.(PTI)
Salem is considered a fortress of the ruling AIADMK. In the 2016 assembly polls; the party won 41 out of the 47 seats in the region’s Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Salem, Erode, Karur and Namakkal districts.(PTI)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Prestige battle for AIADMK at CM Palaniswami’s hometown Salem

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 01:50 PM IST
The Gounders, an intermediary caste of landowners and now entrepreneurs, classified as backward, comprise up to 40% of the population in these districts, and form the foundation of AIADMK’s loyal vote bank. Chief minister Palaniswami belongs to this caste group.
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Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

Sterlite plant can’t reopen, says Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 09:14 PM IST
Palaniswami refutes DMK leader MK Stalin’s charges that innocent people were booked by the police.
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