Vellore district to be trifurcated: TN CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced the trifurcation of Vellore district and creating two new districts – Ranipet and Tirupattur.

He made the announcement after unfurling the national flag to mark the 73rd Independence Day from the ramparts of the Fort St.George. the seat of power in the state.

Besides Vellore”s trifurcation, he also announced an increase in the family pension of the freedom fighters to Rs 8,000 from Rs 7,500.

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