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TN This Week: Amul’s Sprawl ‘Threatens’ Aavin’s Milk Cooperatives

Sruti MD |
NewsClick brings you a round-up of the happening in the past week in Tamil Nadu.
TN This Week

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The principal opposition party AIADMK, led by party chief Palaniswami, took out a rally in Chennai on Monday against the DMK regime over issues such as the recent hooch tragedy, demanding appropriate action.

The Salem police filed an investigation report in a Judicial Magistrate Court on Friday over a complaint against AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami for allegedly furnishing false information in an affidavit filed during the last Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, who is on a visit to Japan, on Friday appealed to investors in Japan to diversify their engagement with Tamil Nadu by investing in the industrial infrastructure development cum research and development sectors.

Six memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed between Tamil Nadu government agencies and various organisations in Singapore in the presence of Chief Minister Stalin.

Tamil Nadu Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW-CID) on Friday arrested eight more persons who were holding key positions in the Aarudhra Gold Trading Pvt Ltd.

After Thanjavur City Corporation refused permission for the flower vendors to do business, they staged a protest and demanded that the civic administration allow them to sell flowers along the roads on Tuesday.

NewsClick brings you a round-up of the happening in the past week in Tamil Nadu.


The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on Monday filed a chargesheet against former higher education minister KP Anbalagan and his family members in connection with a disproportionate assets case registered for allegedly amassing illicit wealth to the tune of Rs 11.32 crore on January 19, 2022.

A chargesheet against former health minister C Vijayabaskar and his wife Ramya was filed on Monday before the Court of Special Judge/Chief Judicial Magistrate Pudukottal under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. It refers to the case of allegedly amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 27.22 crore, registered on October 17, 2021.


Income Tax officials faced a hostile reaction from alleged supporters of Tamil Nadu Minister for Electricity, Excise and Prohibition V Senthilbalaji on Friday, when they reached the premises of his brother V Ashok Kumar’s house and his acquaintances in Karur district to conduct searches. Some officials were allegedly manhandled and a vehicle was vandalised.

Around 40 premises linked to Balaji and his brother Ashok are under inspection.

Cases were filed under five sections against DMK cadres for obstructing an officer from performing his duty and damaging property.


Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers Union aka Aavin is losing its monopoly in daily milk procurement with Gujarat’s Amul already establishing a plant in Chittoor in AP and milk procured in Vellore district being routed there, informed sources said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking his directions to stop Amul from procuring milk from the milk shed of state cooperative, Aavin, with immediate effect.


Seven teams of CITU padayatra, campaigning against the anti-worker policies and heading towards Trichy, were welcomed by various trade unions and mass organisations across Tamil Nadu. Read more

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