A month after clearing the implementation of 10.5 per cent reservation for the Vanniyar community in admissions and government jobs, Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday announced construction of a memorial in Villupuram for those killed in police firing during an agitation to demand separate quota for the community in 1987. In his statement, Stalin said it was a promise he made during the Vikravandi by-election of 2019. The government will be spending Rs 4 crore for the memorial construction.
The Tamil Nadu government has proposed a plan to develop a business and entertainment centre commercial complex on a 25-acre land at Foreshore Estate in Pattinampakkam, Chennai, Housing and Urban Development Minister S Muthusamy said on Wednesday. Muthusamy said the complex would become a landmark in the city, similar to how the LIC building had its own identity. “Previously, the LIC building was the identity of Chennai. It used to be shown in films and was a tourist attraction. We are planning to make this complex the new identity of Chennai,” he said.
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