Sunday, October 14, 2012

PMK to go it alone in Lok Sabha polls


PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss.
Refuting allegations that reservation of a Rajya Sabha seat for him was always a prerequisite while the Pattali Makkal Katchi finalised electoral alliances, former Union minister Anbumani Ramadoss said here on Friday that he was prepared to enter the fray in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

He also made it clear that the party would contest the polls alone, as switching of alliance between one Dravidian party and the other in 15 years had severely affected its credibility.

“We have realised it is a mistake, and it has led to our losing the confidence of people. So, we are going alone to win back their confidence. This will help us lead a front in the 2016 Assembly elections,” Dr. Anbumani told The Hindu.

Juvenile Justice Boards exist in all districts, TN informs court


The State government has issued orders for constituting District Child Protection Societies, under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme, in the 32 districts of the State with a post of assistant-cum-data entry operator and data analyst sanctioned among other posts for each facility, the Madras High Court has been informed.
In its counter to a writ petition filed by the Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation, Director of Social Defence, AN. Raj Saravanakumar, said that in all the 32 districts, Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) and Child Welfare Committees had started functioning.

CM promises to get Cauvery water for Karaikal


Chief Minister N. Rangasamy said that he had impressed upon the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to ensure the release of Puducherry’s share of Cauvery water to Karaikal region.
Speaking to The Hindu here on Saturday he said his government was on right course to get it share. He explained the requirement of water for the farmers of Karaikal region to start samba cultivation when he met her at New Delhi recently. But the problem was that several part of Delta region in Tamil Nadu were yet to receive Cauvery water. The farmers of the region were also keeping their fingers crossed due to the non arrival of water.

Chief Minister launches several projects


House site pattas for 221 acres in Sholinganallur near here, worth Rs. 1,577 crore, have been distributed to 5,229 beneficiaries.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa formally launched the distribution of pattas on Friday. The extent of land came under the Natham land tax scheme. It was on completion of survey work in seven villages of the Sholinganallur taluk in Kancheepuram district that the distribution had been made, according to an official release.
The Chief Minister also kick-started several other projects, worth around Rs. 24 crore, and laid the foundation stone, through video-conferencing, for Rs.103.4-crore integrated complex in Tirupur.