Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh reportedly said that he is not sure whether Ravichandran Ashwin has been rested or dropped from the ODI team. "I am not sure if R Ashwin has been rested or dropped. We have seen reports that Ashwin has been rested but at the same time in his rest period he is going to England to play county cricket. So I don't know what kind of rest it is going to be”, said Harbhajan.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 10:43 PM #Ashwin #Harbhajan Singh
Dhinakaran faction MLAs said that they will be meeting TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday to discuss about the AIADMK merger and other issues. The MLAs spoke to the media after sitting on meditation in former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s memorial.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 10:01 PM #TTVDhinakaran #AIADMKmerger
After sitting on meditation in former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s memorial, Dhinakaran faction MLAs said that the AIADMK Interim General Secretary Sasikala cannot be removed from the party and the allegations of removing her are just an eyewash. The MLAs further said that the General Secretary of the party is the only person with the power to add or remove a person in the party.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 9:36 PM #Sasikala #AIADMK #Merger
Ousted AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran has tweeted that he will meet the media persons on August 23 since his doctor has advised him to take rest due to fever and sore throat.
To media friends...as I have sore throat and fever, doctor has advised me rest. Will meet you all on Aug 23rd.— TTV Dhinakaran (@TTVDhinakaran) August 21, 2017
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 21, 2017 8:50 PM #TTVDhinakaran #AIADMK #Merger #TNPolitics
TN Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the BJP is protecting and ruling the country with such excellence and doesn’t need to direct other parties. Tamilisai’s statement comes as a reply to the speculations that BJP is controlling the AIADMK government. Earlier, DMK leader MK Stalin said that the AIADMK leaders from the two factions are functioning on the orders from Delhi.
இலவுகாக்கும் கிளிகளுக்கு ஓர்செய்தி,நாடு காக்கும்பாஜக பிறர்வியக்கும்ஆட்சி செய்கிறதே அன்றி,பிறகட்சியை இயக்கும் ஆட்சி செய்யவில்லை,அவசியமுமில்லை— Tamilisai Soundrajan (@drtamilisaibjp) August 21, 2017
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 8:48 PM #BJP #AIADMKmerger
According to reports, 18 AIADMK legislators, belonging to TTV Dhinakaran’s faction have been sitting on a meditation in former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s memorial. Reports say they have planned to sit on meditation for 30 minutes. Reports also suggest that the MLAs came to Jayalalithaa’s memorial in the Marina beach after discussions with Dhinakaran.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 21, 2017 8:39 PM #AIADMKMerger #TNPolitics #TTVDhinakaran
DMK working president M K Stalin on Monday reportedly launched a scathing attack on AIADMK over the merger saying the two factions have merged for their lust for designations and positions in the party and rule. Stalin reportedly said, “It’s not ‘Dharmayudham’, it is called lust for designation”. The Opposition leader also reportedly said the leaders from the two factions are functioning on the orders from Delhi.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 21, 2017 7:58 PM #TNPolitics #AIADMK #Merger #MKStalin
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos now holds the joint-record for most red cards in La Liga history after receiving his 18th in Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. The 31-year-old Spanish defender shares the record with former Barcelona and Sevilla defender Pablo Alfaro and former Real Zaragoza defender Xavi Aguado.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 7:49 PM #LaLiga #RealMadrid #SergioRamos
Fans held up the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus in Dambulla on Sunday evening for about 30 minutes after their team's nine-wicket loss to India in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Around 50 fans shouted slogans and booed the players forcing security personnel to step in. Notably, Sri Lanka also lost the Test series 3-0 to India.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 7:49 PM #INDvsSL #SriLanka
According to reports, AIADMK legislators supporting TTV Dhinakaran are headed to Jayalalithaa’s Memorial in Marina beach. While the factions, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, have joined hands and announced the merger, Dhinakaran faction’s reaction is keenly watched. It’s now unclear whether the 18 legislators will withdraw support to the Edappadi K Palaniswami’s government.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 21, 2017 7:45 PM #TNPolitics #AIADMK #Merger
Fast food chain McDonald's reportedly terminated the franchise agreement for 169 outlets in North and East India run by Connaught Plaza Restaurants (CPRL). The decision comes weeks after 43 outlets run by CPRL in Delhi were shut down due to non-renewal of eating house licences by local authorities. As part of the termination, CPRL is ceased to use McDonalds's name, system, trademark, designs and its associated intellectual property, among others within 15 days of the termination notice.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 7:04 PM #McDonald's #India
Tamil Nadu Teacher's organization and Government Employees organization announced that there would be a statewide strike on August 22 demanding a hike and revision in salary on par with the seventh pay commission. Reportedly they also demand changes in pay structure with special allowance and consolidated pay. On August 5, over one lakh protesters converged on Wallajah road as a part of a pre-planned action.
By Saradha | Aug 21, 2017 5:42 PM #seventh pay commission #salary hike and revise
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to Twitter to wish O Panneerselvam on becoming Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister. He also said Centre assures all possible support to CM Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam for the growth of the state.
I congratulate Thiru O Panneerselvam & others who took oath today. I hope Tamil Nadu scales newer heights of progress in the years to come.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 21, 2017
Centre assures all possible support to CM Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami & Dy CM Thiru O Panneerselvam for the growth of TN. @OfficeOfOPS— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 21, 2017
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 21, 2017 5:41 PM #AIADMKMerger #TNPolitics
PMK leader Ramadoss has ridiculed the announcement of the merger of two factions, led by CM Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, by sarcastically saying Tamil Nadu will have a great future following the merger. Ramadoss, in his tweet, also sarcastically said that NEET medical exam will be cancelled, Cauvery Management Board will be formed, and the dead farmers will come alive since the factions have announced merger.
அதிமுக அணிகள் இணைந்ததால் நீட் தேர்வு ரத்தாகும். காவிரி மேலாண்மை வாரியம் அமைக்கப்படும். கூவம் மணக்கும் என்று நம்பலாம்!— Dr S RAMADOSS (@drramadoss) August 21, 2017
அதிமுக அணிகள் இணைப்பு. இனி தமிழகத்தில் தேனாறும், பாலாறும் ஓடும். காவிரி கரைபுரளும், இறந்த உழவர்கள் உயிர் பிழைப்பார்கள். வாழ்க ஜனநாயகம்!— Dr S RAMADOSS (@drramadoss) August 21, 2017
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 21, 2017 5:33 PM #TNPolitics #AIADMKMerger
OPS is becoming the Deputy Chief Minister while Edappadi K Palaniswami will continue to stay as Chief Minister. O. Paneerselvam will handle the finance portfolio, and his supporters Mafoi Panidarajan and Semmalai will also be inducted into the cabinet. The only priority of the party now is to get back the symbol of "two-leaves" which had been frozen by Election Commission regarding fraud.
By Saradha | Aug 21, 2017 5:26 PM #AIADMK merger #EPS #OPS
TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami will be holding a cabinet meeting today, in which the ministers, including the newly sworn-in ministers, are expected to meet at 6:00 PM in the secretariat This will be the first official meeting after the factions merger.
By Aishwarya | Aug 21, 2017 5:24 PM #Edappadi K Palaniswami # #secretariat
After the merger of OPS and EPS factions, OPS has sworn in as the Deputy CM, according to media reports. He took oath in Raj Bhavan, Guindy in front of TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao. Former TN Education Minister Mafoi Pandiarajan also took oath as the Minister of Tamil Language, culture, and archaeology. Reportedly the removal of V.K.Sasikala as the party's general secretary would be announced after a general council meeting.
By Saradha | Aug 21, 2017 4:53 PM #OPS #EPS #Merger
While the merger between two factions has been announced, and OPS is all set to swear in as the Deputy CM, the only pending announcement is VK Sasikala’s expulsion. With Vaidhyalingam’s unofficial announcement about the expulsion of VK Sasikala, the former CM O Paneerselvam has tweeted saying that his feeling of being heavy hearted would be over. An official announcement on the same will be made after a general council meeting. Here’s what OPS tweeted after the decision.
என் மனதில் இருந்த பாரம் இன்றோடு அகன்றுவிட்டது.#AIADMKMerger— O Panneerselvam (@OfficeOfOPS) August 21, 2017
By Aishwarya | Aug 21, 2017 4:27 PM #OPS #O Paneerselvam #Sasikala
After the most awaited merger announcement, TN Chief Minister and the former CM O Paneerselvam have reportedly paid respect to the late CM J Jayalalithaa in her memorial at Marina. The two leaders shook hands and promised to work together without any trouble. O Paneerselvam is expected to swear in as the state’s deputy Chief Minister at 4:30 PM on Monday. An announcement about the expulsion of VK Sasikala will be made after a general council meeting, according to media reports.
By Aishwarya | Aug 21, 2017 4:06 PM #Edappadi K Palaniswami #o paneerselvam #AIADMK #AIADMK
After the announcement of the most awaited merger, Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami reportedly said that he would work with the former CM to get back ‘irattai ilai’ and the party will stay united wholeheartedly to fulfil the wishes of the late CM J Jayalalithaa, according to reports. He also allegedly said that the factions’ reunion is a tight slap on the faces of people who tried to dissolve the party. The former Chief Minister O Paneerselvam will be taking charge as the Deputy Chief Minister, and he will also resume as Finance Minister. The swearing in ceremony will be held at the Raj Bhavan at 4:30 PM, on Monday.