Tamil Nadu News Digest (Feb 10)

Chennai,Feb10(tamilnaducentral): Reports say that Tamil Nadu Assembly elections could be scheduled on May 14 and counting of votes planned on May 18.

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh for the families of four Army jawans who were killed recently in the massive landslide at Siachen.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is scheduled to meet with DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi  in the city on February 12 to discuss and firm up poll alliance ahead of the Assembly elections.

In the triple suicide case of three girls of SVS College of Yoga and Naturopathy at Kallakurichi, hearing is to happen on the bail plea of college chairman Vasuki and three others today. Following the shut-down of the college, students are to attend  counselling at Government  Siddha Medical College at Arumbakkam today.

4 lakh Tamil Nadu government staff  have embarked on an  indefinite strike pressing for 20 demands, from today.

Jewellers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will observe a one-day strike tomorrow, in protest against  the Centre’s mandatory  PAN ruling for every purchase of Rs 2 lakh and above.

Strongly objecting to New Delhi’s move to introduce a single national-level examination for medical courses, J Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying  that any form of common entrance test  would only favour the urban elite and rural students cannot compete with them.

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