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  • Hindu group reconverts 10 people, says won't stop untill Christians and Muslims stop conversion Yesterday

    Chennai: A fringe Hindu outfit in Chennai claims to have reconverted ten people from Christianity and Islam to Hinduism. The Bharat Hindu Munnani claims they have reconverted at least 50 people in the recent past back to their religion. They say they were brainwashed and converted to other religions....
  • Coimbatore: Girl enacts fake abduction to get sympathy of lover 3 days ago

    Coimbatore: A 16-year-old girl enacted a drama claiming that a four-member gang had kidnapped her, tonsured her head and dumped her in a bush to get sympathy of her lover who was not in touch with her now, police said. The truth came out when police questioned her on Tuesday. Passersby, who...
  • Five advocates debarred from practice in Chennai 4 days ago

    Chennai: Five advocates allegedly involved in the murder of another lawyer at a local court have been debarred from practising in courts or having any other lawyer appear on their behalf until completion of disciplinary proceedings against them. The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry issued the orders on...
  • Jayalalithaa's supporter nails his arms, legs to a cross, urges her to come back to power 5 days ago

    Chennai: In a horrific stunt by a former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's supporter in Chennai, his aides nailed his arms and legs to a cross. Shihan Hussaini, a well known Karate expert in the city had a strange way of urging Jayalalithaa to come back to power. Following...
  • P Chidambaram locks horns with TNCC chief Elangovan 1 week ago

    Chennai: After weeks of bickering between Karti Chidambaram and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan, former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday directly challenged the TNCC chief by seeking the intervention of AICC over expulsion of six of his supporters. The challenge, the first after Elangovan took over as State...
  • As PM Modi pushes for renewable energy, Chennai engineering students invent eco-friendly scooter February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for renewable energy, four engineering students in Chennai have invented a solar-powered scooter. The idea behind the eco-friendly scooter is to reduce people's dependence on fossil fuels. Sharath Rajan, student at SA Engineering College, said, "Nowadays many of us are using petrol...
  • Tamil Nadu says refugees return only after Sri Lankan Tamil's rehabilitation February 17, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday urged the Centre that the voluntary repatriation of displaced Tamil refugees could be "countenanced" after putting in place proper rehabilitation measures in Sri Lanka. "The government is of the view that voluntary repatriation can be countenanced only after proper rehabilitation of internally displaced Sri Lankan...
  • O Panneerselvam shifts to CM seat in Tamil Nadu Assembly February 17, 2015

    Chennai: After facing criticisms from opposition parties which called him "benami chief minister", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday occupied the first chair designated for the post in the state Assembly. On the opening day of the Assembly session, Panneerselvam occupied the two-seater bench in the House, but chose...
  • Coimbatore to ink MoU with city in Germany February 16, 2015

    Coimbatore: Coimbatore would become the tenth city in the world to ink an MoU with Esslingen Am Necakr city in Germany to strengthen ties in different fields, a top official saidon Monday. Jurgen Zieger, Mayor of Esslingen am Neckar, said they had already signed MoUs with nine major cities across the...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly session begins tomorrow February 16, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly session will begin in Chennai on Tuesday amid jubilation among the ruling AIADMK members over the party's impressive win in the bypoll to the Srirangam Assembly seat. AIADMK nominee S Valarmathi trounced her DMK rival N Anand in the by-election held to fill up the vacancy...
  • Bypoll elections in Tamil Nadu, voting begins in Srirangam constituency February 13, 2015

    Tiruchirapalli: Polling commenced on Friday in Srirangam Assembly constituency which is facing by-election to fill up the vacancy caused by disqualification of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case. Though the poll scenario presents a multi-corner contest, the battle of the ballot will be between AIADMK's...
  • Establishment of Lokayukta under consideration of government: Tamil Nadu February 10, 2015

    Madurai: Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday told the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court that establishment of Lokayukta in the state was under its consideration. A committee had been formed for the purpose and it was examining the concerned issues including drafting of...
  • Activist Sunitha Krishnan's car attacked after she shamed rapists by posting their videos online February 6, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hours after she shamed rapists by posting their video online, activist Sunitha Krishnan's car was attacked by unidentified men in Hyderabad on Thursday. The men attacked her car with stones and broke its rear window. "Yesterday I started a campaign against these rapists requesting all the people to trace...
  • Madras High Court bans beauty contests in schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu February 6, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court banned beauty contests and peagents in schools and colleges across Tamil Nadu on Friday. Following the orders, students across Tamil Nadu will no longer be allowed to walk the ramp or flaunt their beauty and fashion sense. An interim order said a circular must be issued...
  • Delhi polls making headlines in Chennai, residents excited February 5, 2015

    Delhi polls are making headlines far away in Chennai. "The fight between Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi is very interesting," said a resident. ...
  • Two-year-old Russian boy gets an Indian heart February 2, 2015

    Chennai: A two-year-old boy's death in Bengaluru has saved the life of another boy from Russia. The recipient of a donor heart two-year-old baby Gleb from Moscow has become the youngest heart transplant patient in India providing a ray of hope to hundreds of other children suffering from heart failure....
  • Poster war aggravates in Tamil Nadu between supporters of Elangovan, P Chidambaram February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A poster war has broken out in Tamil Nadu between the supporters of state Congress chief EVKS Elangovan and former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram. Posters attacking Elangovan have come up in parts of Chennai, Erode, Trichy and Sivaganga. Another set of posters in support of Elangovan came up...
  • IAS officer vs State: Are religious rights being violated? January 28, 2015

    Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him not to preach Christianity. ...
  • IAS officer threatens to move court after Tamil Nadu bans him from holding religious meets January 28, 2015

    Chennai: Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him not to preach Christianity. Pulling up the IAS officer, the Tamil Nadu government has said that he was...
  • 'Yesterday Charlie Hebdo, tomorrow Dinamalar', reads a threat letter for the Tamil newspaper January 28, 2015

    Chennai: Weeks after 14 people died in an attack at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris, a threat letter for a similar attack has been received in Tamil Nadu. The letter has been received by reputed Tamil newspaper Dinamalar which reads, "Yesterday Charlie Hebdo, tomorrow Dinamalar." The letter mentions...
  • TNCC slaps show cause notice on Karti Chidambaram January 23, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Friday issued a show cause notice to its leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, seeking an explanation for some of his remarks against the party and veteran leader Kamaraj. "A show cause notice has been served to Karti...
  • DMK government put pressure on DVAC to implicate me in DA case: Jayalalithaa January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: The then DMK government had brought "pressure" on investigating officials to implicate her in the disproportionate assets case, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Thursday alleged before the Karnataka High Court special bench hearing her appeals challenging her conviction. The quickness with which the Department of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC)...
  • CBI trying to fix me, says former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran January 22, 2015

    Dayanidhi Maran alleged that he was being framed in the case to please an Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideologue. "We have co-operated absolutely with the CBI. Am willing to prove my innocence in the case in the court," he said. ...
  • CBI fixing me in illegal telephone exchange case to please an RSS ideologue, alleges Maran January 22, 2015

    Chennai: Following the arrest of his aides by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the illegal telephone exchange case, former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Thursday met DMK chief M Karunanidhi. Maran alleged that he was being framed in the case to please an Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideologue. "I...
  • Tamizhisai meets Vijayakant, says NDA to contest in Srirangam January 21, 2015

    Chennai: Amid reports of strain in ties, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamizhisai Soundararajan met DMDK founder Vijayakant and said the BJP-led NDA will contest the February 13 Srirangam bypoll and its candidate would be announced in next two days. Talking to reporters outside the DMDK office here, Soundararajan said she...
  • Tamil Nadu: 7 dead, 30 injured in bus accident in Dharmapuri district January 20, 2015

    Dharmapuri: At least Seven people were killed and 30 were injured in a bus accident in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district. The incident occurred on Monday afternoon. The bus fell into a 100-feet gorge near Hogenakkal in Dharmapuri district. More information awaited. ...
  • Madras HC asks Perumal Murugan to explain his changed stance January 20, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday said that it will issue a notice to writer Perumal Murugan so that he could narrate the sequence of events following which he changed his stance. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Kaul and justice Sundaresh expressed large concern in extra judicial groups...
  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi slams Arun Jaitley meeting Jayalalithaa January 19, 2015

    Chennai: DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's meeting with the AIADMK chief and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday. In a statement he said "Is it proper for a Union minister to meet a convicted person? I am reminded of the saying "cat is out...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls on Jayalalithaa January 18, 2015

    Chennai: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday met AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence in the first high profile visit after the former chief minister was let on bail in a disproportionate wealth case. An AIADMK release said Jayalalithaa received Jaitley "warmly. It was a courtesy call...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...