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  • Tamil Nadu: Rebel Congress leader GK Vasan revives Tamil Manila Congress 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    Trichy: Rebel Congress leader and former union minister GK Vasan on Friday evening revived his father's Tamil Manila Congress after quitting the Congress earlier in November. The rebel leader revived the party in the state 18 years after his father launched it in protest against the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha...
  • AIADMK organisational polls in 14 phases Yesterday

    Chennai: The polls for various organisational positions in the ruling AIADMK will be held in 14 phases, beginning next month and staggered over more than four months, party general secretary Jayalalithaa said. The polls that will begin on December 11,...
  • Bird flu: Tamil Nadu halts transportation of chicken from Kerala Yesterday

    Chennai: With the outbreak of avian flu in neighbouring Kerala, Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday announced a series of measures to prevent its spread in the state, including suspending transportation of chicken and destroying eggs meant for hatching. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who chaired a review meeting...
  • Modi calls for stronger ties with Lanka, ally MDMK celebrates LTTE chief's birth anniversary Yesterday

    Chennai: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for closer ties with SAARC countries including Sri Lanka, NDA's alliance partner and MDMK chief Vaiko led celebrations in Tamil Nadu for slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary. Over five years since the terrorist outfit LTTE's decimation in Sri Lanka,...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vaiko celebrates LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary 2 days ago

    Chennai: NDA ally, MDMK chief Vaiko and pro-Tamil outfits on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. While Vaiko celebrated the birth anniversary of Prabhakaran at a village in Tirupur District, Nam Tamilar Katchi chief and film director Seeman cut a cake. ...
  • MDMK Chief Vaiko attacks Modi for greeting Lankan President Rajapaksa 2 days ago

    Chennai: The MDMK chief Vaiko has condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the SAARC summit. In a statement he said "I am terribly pained at the attitude of my prime minister. It's atrocious to commend the racist president who has killed several Tamils. And...
  • Unfazed by the danger, fishermen continue to sail in troubled waters 4 days ago

    Sri Lanka has arrested and subsequently released hundreds of fishermen from Tamil Nadu for trespassing and illegally poaching in Lankan waters. While many have come under attack, some have even been allegedly killed in firing by the Sri Lankan Navy. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out what makes Rameswaram's fisherman venture...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam urges Modi to secure release of 14 fishermen held by Sri Lanka 4 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to ensure the release of 14 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday for trespassing into Lankan waters. He said it is unfortunate that incident has taken place after...
  • Tamil Nadu should understand concerns on rising water level: Kerala CM 4 days ago

    Chennai: With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam touching the contentious 142 foot mark, the Kerala government on Monday urged Tamil Nadu to "understand" its concerns over the dam's stability, while indicating that it had no problems sharing water with its neighbour. Chief Minister Oommen...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen tracking GPS to sail in waters along the India-Sri Lanka border 4 days ago

    Rameswaram: Sri Lanka's frequent detention and release of Indian fishermen and their boats has raised many a quuestions over the years. Presently, there are 38 fishemen from Tamil Nadu who are lodged in Sri Lankan jails as a result of crossing over the International Maritime Boundary Line between India and...
  • Coimbatore: Rs 1.70 crore of gold ornaments stolen from financial firm 4 days ago

    Coimbatore: Gold ornaments worth Rs 1.70 crore and Rs 5.6 lakh in cash were stolen from a city- based private financial firm dealing in gold loans, police said. A woman sweeper noticed the main doors of the firm at Kovaipudur area open and informed the security guard. He in turn...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 14 Indian fishermen 5 days ago

    Chennai: Just days after five Tamil fishermen were released from Sri Lankan prison, the island country's Navy arrested 14 Indian fishermen on Sunday for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters. 10 fishermen were arrested from Pudukkottai and four from Rameswaram. This comes days after the Sri Lankan government made the big gesture of...
  • Chennai: 200 people protest against attack on Physical Education teacher in Loyola school 6 days ago

    Chennai: More than 200 people including teachers staged a protest outside the Loyola Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam on Saturday after a Physical Education teacher was beaten up by a mob. The mob had claimed that the teacher attacked a student for speaking in Tamil. However, school authorities have...
  • Rameswaram: 5 fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome 6 days ago

    Chennai: Three years after five fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lanka and charged with allegedly smuggling drugs into the country, they atlast returned home. The five men from Rameswaram received a hero's welcome. Sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court in October, the...
  • Five fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome in Rameswaram 1 week ago

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have reached their hometown of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. They were given a heroes welcome by family and friends. ...
  • Subramanian Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth anniversary celebration in Tamil Nadu 1 week ago

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. "These celebrations are...
  • Grateful to PM Modi for his help in getting us back home: A released fisherman 1 week ago

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India. A fishermen said, "There have been huge efforts made, diplomatic and otherwise, to secure our release. We heard people have been on hunger fasts for 15 days. The diplomatic efforts from the two countries have...
  • 5 Indian fishermen set free by Sri Lanka arrive in Chennai 1 week ago

    Chennai: Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking but set free after President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned them, arrived on Friday. The fishermen from Rameswaram, who were released by Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday, arrived by an Air India flight at 1:05...
  • Five fishermen released by Sri Lankan government return to India November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India on Thursday. The five Indian fishermen were serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. They landed on Delhi airport from where they were taken to an undisclosed location. They are likely to...
  • Tamil fishermen released from Sri Lankan prison to reach home today November 20, 2014

    Chennai: The five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case will reach home on Thursday. The fishermen were released on Wednesday by Sri Lankan government. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the...
  • Organs of brain dead physically-challenged man donated in Coimbatore November 19, 2014

    Coimbatore: The family of a physically-challenged 38-year-old government official, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs providing a new lease of life to five persons. One kidney each was donated to KG Hospital and PSG Hospital, the liver was given to PSG Hospital and two eyes to...
  • Vaiko calls for a massive celebration of LTTE chief’s birthday November 19, 2014

    Chennai: The NDA ally and the MDMK Chief Vaiko in a statement called for a massive celebration in Tamil Nadu on the occasion of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birthday. Vaiko wants the people of Tamil Nadu to hold prayer meetings, offer prayers, burst crackers and distribute sweets. LTTE is...
  • Sri Lanka releases 5 Indian fishermen facing death sentence after President Rajapaksa grants pardon November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the fishermen to an...
  • 20 Sri Lankan refugees consume poison in Trichy refugee camp November 18, 2014

    Tiruchirappalli: Twenty Sri Lankan Tamil refugees on Tuesday consumed poison in Trichy refugee camp. They were on a hunger strike demanding relocation to another camp. They were immediately taken to the hospital and their condition is stable now. More details are awaited. ...
  • Tamil Nadu government to move SC over Karnataka's Mekedatu project: Panneerselvam November 18, 2014

    Chennai: Terming Mullaperiyar dam dispute with Kerala a "settled issue", Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it would approach the Supreme Court to seek stalling of Karnataka government's attempt to construct two dams near Mekedatu across the Cauvery river. Responding to DMK president M Karunanidhi demand for convening an Assembly session...
  • Tamil Nadu: BJP gets bomb threat November 17, 2014

    Chennai: An anonymous letter has threatened that "bombs will explode" at the Tamil Nadu headquarters of BJP "Kamalalayam" here and several other public places as well. "The letter says that ahead of the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his foreign tour, bombs will explode at our party headquarters...
  • Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan should not enter politics, says Elangovan November 17, 2014

    Erode (Tamil Nadu): A day after Tamil superstar Rajinikanth said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan requested both him and star actor Kamal Hassan not to take the plunge and "get caught in the grip of political...
  • Tamil Nadu government disqualifies Jayalalithaa from contesting polls for 10 years November 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has released a gazetted notification which officially declares AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa as disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years "Consequent upon the conviction of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Member of the Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified for being a Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly...
  • Jayalalithaa disqualified for 10 years: Tamil Nadu issues notification November 12, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa is disqualified from contesting elections for ten years, the Tamil Nadu government has said in a gazette notification. "Consequent upon the conviction of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Member of the Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified for being a Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the date...
  • Chennai: HC flays police; orders CBI probe into 'honour killing' case November 12, 2014

    Chennai: Lambasting the police, Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered a CBI probe into a case of suspected honour killing of a girl involved in inter-caste marriage. Justice V Ramasubramanian, who earlier directed Usilampatti Police not to proceed further in the case, today directed to hand over the case to...