TN school education minister ‘Ma Foi’ Pandiarajan joins OPS camp; Sasikala seeks appointment with governor

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam got a shot in the arm when school education minister ‘Ma Foi’ Pandiarajan, Namakkal MP PR Sundaram and Krishnagiri MP Ashok Kumar joined his camp. Pandiarajan is the first cabinet minister to join the OPS camp. Pandiarajan, Sundaram and Ashok Kumar met the chief minister at his residence and extended support to him. The leaders told reporters that several MLAs, who are staying at a resort near Mahabalipuram+ , want to leave the party general secretary V K Sasikala camp and join the…

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Tool-using crow: Rare bird joins clever animal elite

A bird so rare that it is now extinct in the wild has joined a clever animal elite – the Hawaiian crow naturally uses tools to reach food. The bird now joins just one other corvid – the New Caledonian crow – in this exclusive evolutionary niche. Dr Christian Rutz from St Andrews University described his realisation that the bird might be an undiscovered tool user as a “eureka moment”. He and his team published their findings in the journal Nature. “I’ve been studying New Caledonian crows for over 10…

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