Madras High Court

Madras HC refuses to stay AIADMK General Body Meet to be held today; Meet to decide political fate of VK Sasikala among other issues

The AIADMK General Body meeting is to be held this morning in Chennai suburb- Vanagaram. It will be the first meeting after the merger of its two factions of the party led by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam. The political fate of the party General Secretary VK Sasikala in the party would be decided in the meeting. 

The legal hurdles against holding the event were removed with the Madras High Court in its late night hearing yesterday refusing to stay the proceedings. The plea was filed by a MLA of the party P Vetrivel who is said to be a loyalist of sidelined party leader and Sasikala's nephew T T V Dhinakaran.

New Cabinet Ministers

Several newly assigned ministers to assume charge on September 4

Several newly assigned ministers in yesterday's cabinet expansion of Union Council of Ministers will assumed charge in New Delhi today. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore who was given portfolio of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry will assume of as MoS (Independent charge). 

Newly appointed Alphons Kannanthanam will take charge of Tourism Ministry and Sudharshan Bhagat as Ministr of State for Tribal Affairs. Minister of Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State for Skill Development Anant Kumar Hegde will assume their charge. Petroleum Minister Pradhan has been given additional charge of Skill Development. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will also assume charge at New Delhi. Naqvi has been elevated to the Cabinet rank.

By Elections In Delhi And Goa

Polling being held today for by-elections to two Assembly seats in Goa and one each in Delhi and Andhra Pradesh

Polling is being held today for by-elections to two Assembly seats in Goa and one each in Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.In Goa, Panaji and Valpoi are the constituencies going to polls. Chief Minister and BJP candidate Manohar Parrikar is contesting for the Panaji seat. The polls have been necessitated following the resignation of BJP MLA Siddharth Kuncolienkar from Panaji and Congress MLA Vishwajeet Rane from Valpoi.

In the national capital, by-poll is being held for the Bawana Assembly constituency. The seat fell vacated after Aam Aadmi Party MLA Ved Prakash resigned to join the BJP. The Delhi Metro began its services earlier than usual in view of the poll.In Andhra Pradesh, polling is taking place for the Nandyal Assembly seat. The seat had fallen vacant due to the death of a sitting Telugu Desam Party MLA. The counting of votes will be held on the 28th of this month.

Narendra Modi To Cm Of States

PM Modi to meet CMs of BJP ruled states in New Delhi this evening

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah will meet Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of all BJP ruled states in New Delhi today to take stock of development and social welfare work being done. 

Sources said, besides Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers, a few Cabinet Ministers are also likely to attend the meeting. The discussions in the meeting are expected to revolve around implementation of the Centre's flagship schemes in the states and development works being done there.