• Delhi: Teenage girl who was abused by employer rescued October 1, 2013

    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 October 1, 2013

    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 September 19, 2013

    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' September 9, 2013

    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 September 3, 2013

    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 September 2, 2013

    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 August 28, 2013

    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 August 22, 2013

    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 August 13, 2013

    Double Oscar winner and ace music director AR Rahman open a music school in Chennai. ...
  • TN: 3-month-old baby bursts into flames whenever he sweats August 11, 2013

    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's DGP: Jayalalithaa to PM August 4, 2013

    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...
  • Modi visa: No DMK MP signed the letter sent to US, says Karunanidhi July 25, 2013

    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 July 20, 2013

    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 July 20, 2013

    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 July 20, 2013

    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. ...