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Coke, Pepsi Goes Off The Shelves In Tamil Nadu In Favour Of Locals Drinks

Coke, Pepsi Goes Off The Shelves In Tamil Nadu In Favour Of Locals Drinks

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It was announced during the Jallikattu protests which brought thousands of Tamil youths to the Marina beach, and now it has been put into practice. Starting on Wednesday soft drink brands owned by Coca Cola and Pepsi has gone off the shelves in shops across Tamil Nadu. According to reports some twenty lakhs small and large traders across the state have said no to the multinational companies, while they will continue to be available in some supermarkets. In January, the traders body had taken the decision to boycott the soft drinks and instead support local products. The move was in protest to what they alleged as the undue exploitation of the groundwater by companies even while local farmers struggle to find water to irrigate their crops. According to industry data PepsiCo and C...
Sasikala meets legislators at resort, except Thambidurai all MPs to join OPS camp

Sasikala meets legislators at resort, except Thambidurai all MPs to join OPS camp

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The Tamil Nadu political crisis is turning into a pot boiler. Sasikala Natrajan held a meeting with the AIADMK MLAs at the resort before the leaving the venue. Earlier as Sasikala made her entry into the Golden Bay resort, several AIADMK MLAs chanted slogans in her favour. Reports suggest that a new legislature party leader may be appointed. The same would be informed to the Governor. The frontrunners to the post according to sources are K S Sengottaiyan and Edapady Palanisamy. However, Sengottiyan has denied any change in leadership. He told the media at the resort that Sasikala will be the CM. Meanwhile security has been tightened around Raj Bhavan as police feel there would be protests and dharnas. Sasikala has already written to the Governor stating that even after seven days...
O Panneerselvam sworn in as new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, retains Jaya Cabinet

O Panneerselvam sworn in as new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, retains Jaya Cabinet

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Following the demise of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at a simple function held at Raj Bhavan in the wee hours of Tuesday. Along with him 31 Cabinet Ministers were also sworn in. Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office and oath of secrecy to the Council of Ministers. For Panneerselvam, it is the third term as Chief Minister. Earlier, he held the office in 2001 and 2014. After he assumed the office, the rest of the Ministers took the oath together and the swearing in ceremony was over within 10 minutes. Earlier in the day, Panneerselvam was elected as the leader of AIADMK legislature party at a meeting held at party headquarters here. The meeting lasted for 45 minutes. From there, all MLAs straigh...
State wails as Amma left

State wails as Amma left

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75 days after being admitted to Apollo Hospital following complaints of dehydration and breathlessness, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa breathed her last at 11.30 pm on Monday, leaving thousands of her supporters and fans grief-stricken Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for the past 75 days after coming down with a serious ailment, died at 11.30 pm on Monday. Jaya was rushed to the hospital in Chennai late on September 22, where she was undergoing treatment for fever, dehydration and underlying co-morbidities, attended to by the top doctors in the country and abroad. Under their constant monitoring, she was on the road to progress before suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday night that pushed her beyond any chance of recove...