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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Government keen to improve quality of education: Minister

The two-day international conference on ‘Role of Higher Education in National/International Development’ got under way at the Sri Krishna Arts and Science College here on Saturday. The Association of Indian College Principals and Sri Krishna Arts and Science College are holding the 18th edition of the conference. State Higher Education Minister K.P. Anbalagan, who inaugurated the conference, said that the State’s gross enrolment ratio at 44.8 per cent was higher than the nation’s 23.6. The State’s ratio in enrolment of girls in higher education too was higher than the national…

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Sushil Kumar thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for asking media to highlight struggles of India’s athletes

New Delhi: Days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked media to highlight the issues faced by India’s athletes, legendary wrestler Sushil Kumar expressed his views and thanked him for doing so. Speaking exclusively to CNN News 18 on Friday, Modi shared his thoughts on a series of issues. Towards the end of the interview, Modi said that instead of wasting its time chasing politicians, media should highlight the daily struggles of India’s sportspersons. Speaking to the channel, Modi said, “You should select 30 athletes who went to Rio from…

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Kalikho Pul, Ex-Arunachal Chief Minister, Found Dead, Left Note In Diary

  HIGHLIGHTS Congress rebel Kalikho Pul was found hanging in his home today In February, he became chief minister with the backing of the BJP Last month, the Supreme Court said his appointment was illegal GUWAHATI: Weeks after he was ordered by the Supreme Court to step down as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Kalikho Pul was found hanging this morning, in the official residence he had yet to vacate. He was 47. Mr Pul left a diary, which is being examined by the police. Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who took…

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BJP Picks Vijay Rupani As Gujarat Chief Minister, Nitin Patel His Deputy

  HIGHLIGHTS Vijay Rupani is close to both BJP president Amit Shah and PM Modi Nitin Patel was widely expected to be chosen as the next chief minister Anandiben Patel quit as Gujarat Chief Minister on Monday citing age AHMEDABAD: BJP’s state chief Vijay Rupani will be the next chief minister of Gujarat. Senior minister Nitin Patel, widely tipped for the post, will have to settle for deputy. Mr Rupani, a Jain leader, is close to both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, whose influence is seen in…

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As Monster Jams Freeze Gurgaon, Minister Gadkari Dials Highways Chief

  HIGHLIGHTS Gurgaon police asks people from Delhi to stay away to avoid jams Delhi-Gurgaon highway, other nearby roads blocked due to water-logging Schools in city have been advised to close down GURGAON: As heavy rain left corporate hub Gurgaon struggling with monster jams for 12 hours, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari ordered the national highways chief to send a team of officials to clear traffic and report to him. For hours on Thursday evening and today, cars were stranded or crawling on miles of highway. The Gurgaon police advised people…

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