Meenakshi Mahadevan

  • Delhi: Teenage girl who was abused by employer rescued 01-10-2013 03:14 PM

    A 15-year-old girl was rescued from Vasant Kunj in south Delhi by a joint team of an NGO and police. A 50-year-old woman, Vandana Dheer, has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. ...
  • Delhi: Police, NGO rescue battered domestic help, employer arrested 01-10-2013 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: A 50-year-old woman, Vandana Dheer, has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. The girl was rescued from Vasant Kunj in south Delhi by a joint team of an NGO and police. A case of assault, bonded labour and illegal confinement was lodged...
  • Amma canteens, Amma mineral water: Jaya's schemes a hit in Tamil Nadu 19-09-2013 10:15 AM

    Chennai: After the hugely successful Re 1 idlis and Rs 5 sambhar rice, there's something else on the menu offered by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Amma Mineral water has now been launched in the state at Rs 10 for one litre. Amma canteen, Jayalalithaa's very own food security bill...
  • Watch: AR Rahman talks about music in 'Kochadaiyaan' 09-09-2013 10:49 AM

    India's first photorealistic 3D film 'Kochadaiyaan' starring superstar Rajinikanth is all set for its release. Music composer AR Rahman and director Soundarya Rajnikanth share their experiences on the making of the film. ...
  • TN: Smoke billows from SpiceJet flight engine as it lands at Tuticorin 03-09-2013 10:05 AM

    Chennai: Smoke billowed from a SpiceJet flight engine on Tuesday as the plane landed at Tuticorin in Tuticorin. Fire tenders were called in to spray foam. All 72 passengers who were on board the flight were evacuated safely. SpiceJet has now cancelled its return flight to Chennai. The investigations are...
  • Tirupati returns to normal after being hit by anti-Telangana protests 02-09-2013 08:59 AM

    Tirupati: A month after the Telangana statehood was announced, the anti-statehood protests are still on. While this had earlier affected the temple town of Tirupati with a 10 to 15 per cent drop in the number of pilgrims, the situation is now improving with the devotees returning in thousands to...
  • Students who wish to study abroad bear the brunt of the falling rupee 28-08-2013 09:13 AM

    Chennai: The rupee reached a new low of 67 vs US dollar on Wednesday, witnessing its biggest fall in 18 years. Bearing the brunt of the falling rupee are students who wish to study abroad. "It's like choosing to work for two years in between has become a punishment for...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fire breaks out at the cracker factory in Sivakasi 22-08-2013 03:51 PM

    Sivakasi: A major fire broke out at a cracker factory in Sivakasi on Thursday after an explosion. The fire broke out during the lunch hours on Thursday. Some fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze brought under control. The cause of the fire is still unknown. No...
  • A dream has come true, says AR Rahman 13-08-2013 06:15 PM

    Double Oscar winner and ace music director AR Rahman open a music school in Chennai. ...
  • TN: 3monthold baby bursts into flames whenever he sweats 11-08-2013 08:54 AM

    Chennai: A three-month-boy bursts into flames whenever he sweats. The child has been suffering from a rare medical condition called Spontaneous Human Combustion. Doctors, however, said there was no cure for this rare condition and could be a result of his skin emitting combustible gases. Rahul first caught fire when...
  • Act against official who misbehaved with Tamil Nadu DGP: Jayalalithaa to PM 04-08-2013 12:01 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that state DGP K Ramanujam was 'rudely accosted and prevented' from approaching the PM's aircraft by an SPG official during his visit to the state and demanded appropriate action against those responsible for it. In a letter...
  • TN: Pedestrians continue to suffer as illegal parking, footpath shops encroach pavements 31-07-2013 09:01 PM

    Chennai: Broad pavements are a thing of the past in Chennai. Encroachments, illegal parking and petty footpath shops have ensured that if someone wants to take a walk, he will probably have to first head out on a vehicle to look for a walking space. Colonel Jason Peter has been...
  • Modi visa: No DMK MP signed the letter sent to US, says Karunanidhi 25-07-2013 01:46 PM

    Chennai: The controversy over the letter written by 65 MPs to US President Barack against a visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is refusing to die down. The DMK has now issued a statement saying none of its MPs signed any letter. In a statement DMK chief Karunanidhi also...
  • TN: BJP demands SIT probe into V Ramesh's murder 20-07-2013 11:22 PM

    Chennai: A day after BJP Tamil Nadu unit general secretary V Ramesh was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem, the party workers took to the streets on Saturday demanding a judicial probe into the murder. "BJP is shocked at brutal killing of Tamil Nadu General...
  • Delhi rains: Stuck on roads for hours, commuters share their woes 20-07-2013 10:43 PM

    Heavy rains lashed the national capital on Saturday, causing massive traffic jams due to waterlogging as vehicles had to negotiate flooded streets which exposed the civic bodies' lack of preparedness. Waterlogging was reported in several low-lying areas of the city while in some parts, rain water flooded the basements of...
  • TN: BJP state General Secretary hacked to death by unidentified assailants 20-07-2013 08:48 AM

    BJP Tamil Nadu unit General Secretary V Ramesh was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem on Friday night, police said. The 52-year-old Ramesh alias Auditor Ramesh was attacked with sharp-edged weapons and he died on the spot, they said. ...
  • Watch: Tamil Nadu government ensures hygiene in mid day meals 17-07-2013 03:56 PM

    The mid day meal scheme has been plagued with issues from hygiene to poisoning as being seen tragically in Bihar. But it has worked well in other instances. CNN-IBN goes to Tamil Nadu where the mid day meal scheme has been a big success with special facilities like a cooker...
  • Job security pinches automobile industry as Maruti, M&M layoff staff 16-07-2013 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: The other big fallout of the economic crisis is the fear of job loss - the Automobile industry is already feeling the pinch. India's largest car maker Maruti and Mahindra and Mahindra have laid-off contractual workers with sales down and inventory piling up. On July 9, Maruti sent...
  • TN: Caste politics continues over the death of 20yearold Dalit boy 06-07-2013 09:53 PM

    Ilavarasan, a 20-year-old Dalit youth whose inter-caste marriage to Divya Nagaraj triggered riots in November 2012, was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri on Thursday. The post-mortem report indicates death due to a head injury, while the police say it is a case of suicide. But Ilavarasan's family...
  • DMK turns to Congress seeking support for Kanimozhi's RS election 27-06-2013 10:05 AM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu politics has come a full circle with this. Just months after breaking away from the UPA, now it's the DMK's turn to knock on the Congress's door for help. It is asking for support for its only Rajya Sabha candidate - the DMK patriarch's daughter Kanimozhi....
  • Chennai: CBCID detains bookie Sanjay Bafna 27-05-2013 03:37 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu CBCID has detained yet another super bookie Sanjay Bafna, an important bookie actively involved in the Chennai betting syndicate. He had been absconding. Sources say the interrogation of another super bookie previously arrested in Chennai led to the detention of Bafna. Sources say Bafna's interrogation can...
  • IPL betting: Mumbai Police summons CSK CEO Gurunath Meiyappan 23-05-2013 03:57 PM

    Chennai: The Mumbai Police team on Thursday had to leave Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan's residence without questioning him as he was not in Chennai. They handed over the summons to those present at Meiyappan's residence. The police team was, in fact, made to wait outside Meiyappan's residence for...
  • Hate speech: Exunion health minister Ramadoss arrested 03-05-2013 09:13 AM

    Chennai: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss was arrested by Kancheepuram Police on Friday. A case of an alleged hate speech was filed against him in 2012. Ramadoss was arrested for offences including unlawful assembly, rioting and disobeying order promulgated by a public servant,...
  • Fire at Axis Bank in Avinashi near Coimbatore, 4 dead 25-04-2013 12:52 PM

    Coimbatore: A fire at Axis Bank in Avinashi near Coimbatore has left four people dead. All four dead were women employees of the bank. The bank was on the third floor and there was no emergency exit at the bank. The fire has been doused and the situation was brought...
  • Shamli attack: 2 arrested for throwing acid on 4 sisters 12-04-2013 02:56 PM

    Muzzafarnagar (Uttar Pradesh): The police have arrested Babar Akhtar, the brother-in-law of the Shamli acid attack victim, and his friend Javed Iqbal, in connection with the acid attack on four sisters in Uttar Pradesh. According to the police, the brother-in-law is the main accused. The police say the 23-year-old woman,...
  • DMK urges govt to push for amendments in UN resolution on Sri Lanka 16-03-2013 09:53 PM

    The DMK has said that unless the UPA supports the amended resolution by the US in the United Nations, it will withdraw its support from the government. ...
  • Chennai: MDMK, other groups protest against alleged atrocities on Tamils in Sri Lanka 04-03-2013 03:56 PM

    MDMK and other groups protested outside the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission against alleged atrocities on Tamils in Sri Lanka. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' releases in Tamil Nadu, Haasan says the pain was worth it 08-02-2013 06:16 PM

    Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam was finally released in Tamil Nadu across 600 theatres. ...