• LS pollscape: Tricky alliances in TN, upbeat Jaya, isolated Congress February 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's prime ministerial ambitions received a major boost with the CPI and the CPI-M courting her over the last couple of days. While the Times of India says that the CPI has already decided on even the seat sharing, CPI-M's Prakash Karat said that...
  • Watch: Alagiri's posters plastered all over Madurai January 30, 2014

    After DMK chief Karunanidhi's elder son Alagiri was expelled from the party, an assortment of Alagiri posters has been put up in Madurai on his birthday. The pictures show Alagiri in various avatars. ...
  • Rift within DMK, 3 MPs take part in Alagiri's birthday celebrations January 30, 2014

    Chennai: Unfazed about his suspension from DMK and severe criticism by the party high command, MK Alagiri's supporters are holding celebrations for the leader in Madurai. Making the rift in the DMK evident, three party MPs were seen as a part of the suspended leader's birthday celebrations. Giant posters, with...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Questions on lapses galore, MHA takes cognisance January 27, 2014

    Chennai: A day after a tourist boat capsized off the Andaman coast leaving 21 people dead, the scale of the tragedy is becoming apparent. Preliminary reports suggest the boat which had a capacity of 25-30 passengers was overloaded with almost 48 people on it. The passengers have claimed they were...
  • AAP effect: DMDK to fight on anti-corruption plank January 14, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vijayakant-led DMDK has announced that its focus for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be anti-corruption. The party also announced plans for its meet on February 2 where the anti-corruption plank will be fleshed out and the party will declare its alliance with other political parties. Asked whether...
  • German woman alleges molestation in Chennai-bound Mangalore Express January 14, 2014

    Chennai: In yet another case of crime against foreign nationals, a German woman has alleged that she was molested in the Chennai-bound Mangalore Express. The Railway Police has filed an FIR in the case and sent the woman for medical examination. The accused has been identified and traced down to...
  • Nation celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Two major harvest festivals, Makar Sankranti and Pongal are being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. While it is known as Makar Sankranti in northern regions of India, down South, the festival is celebrated by the name Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the...
  • 200 Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lankan jails, families seek help January 13, 2014

    Rameshwaram: More than 200 Indian fishermen are being held in Sri Lankan jails, for straying into Sri Lankan water. Even as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has promised to have them released by January 20, their families have accused political leaders of ignoring their fate. A day in the life...
  • DMK tussle: Alagiri meets Karunanidhi after he was warned January 11, 2014

    Chennai: Former Union Minister and DMK leader MK Alagiri on Saturday met party chief and his father M Karunanidhi at the latter's Gopalapuram residence. Before meeting, Alagiri had indicated that he was going to wish his father for Pongal. After a brief meeting Alagiri came out and told the media...
  • TN fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody ask why they're being ignored January 10, 2014

    Rameshwaram: A day in the life of a fisherman in Rameshwaram starts a little after midnight. He kisses his children as they sleep, wishes his wife farewell and sets out on his boat at 1 am. The women as is tradition, say a little prayer, hoping the gods save their...
  • DMK chief Karunanidhi acts against son Alagiri, suspends his supporters January 9, 2014

    Chennai: The divide in DMK's first family seems to be deepening with party chief Karunanidhi suspending five supporters of his son Alagiri from the party. This move comes 2 days after Karunanidhi issued a veiled warning to Alagiri for speaking out against party heir apparent and younger brother MK Stalin....
  • Chennai: 15-year-old accused of theft shot at by policeman, critical January 8, 2014

    Chennai: A 15-year-old suffered serious injuries after he was shot at in the neck by a policeman during questioning. The boy, Thameem Ansari, was being questioned at a Chennai police station for a theft when the service revolved belonging to an inspector went off. Senior officers disclosed that the careless...
  • Jayalalithaa slams Centre over LPG price hike January 2, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said people should be given good news on a New Year day instead the Centre has burdened them with another price hike. Jaya slammed the Centre saying that the middle class is already reeling under inflation and it can't pay more...
  • Puducherry: 2 groups gangrape 21-year-old twice, 10 arrested December 27, 2013

    Karaikal: The Karaikal Police in Puducherry has arrested 10 people for the alleged gangrape of a 21-year-old girl on Christmas eve. The girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped not once but twice by two different groups on Christmas eve. The girl had accompanied a female friend to Karaikal to meet...
  • TN Police arrests Editor of Captain TV on sexual harassment charges December 22, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Police on Sunday arrested an Editor of Chennai based TV company - Captain TV on charges of sexual harassment. The arrest was made after a former employee alleged that she was sexual harassed by the accused. The company, Captain Media is however saying that the charges are...