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  • Family members of Tamil Nadu Agri engineer who committed suicide flee their house under political pressure 11 hours 44 minutes ago

    Chennai: The family of Tamil Nadu agriculture department engineer Muthukumarasamy who committed suicide last month allegedly under political pressure has fled from their house in Tirunelveli. APCV Shanmugam, Relative of Saraswathi, the wife of the engineer and congress leader said the family was facing threats from AIADMK functionaries and...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 killed, 18 injured as under construction building collapses in Tiruvarur Yesterday

    Tiruvarur: Five persons were killed and 18 injured when an under construction staff quarters of the Central University collapsed, police said. The toll could increase as several of the injured were in a serious condition, they said. Police and fire service personnel were searching whether more persons were trapped in the debris....
  • AIADMK leaders seek divine intervention for Jayalalaithaa's return as Tamil Nadu CM Yesterday

    Coimbatore: Seeking divine intervention for AIADMK supremo Jayalalaithaa's return as Chief Minister, a two hour "Maha Gaja Pooja Yaga" was performed by party leaders and workers. As part of the rituals, five elephants, brought from Palakkad in Kerala, were made to stand in front of the Yaga venue in Ganapathi...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam violated oath of office, alleges Karunanidhi Yesterday

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday slammed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for his statement that the state's 2015-16 budget proposals were prepared under the directions of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and said such an act amounted to violating oath of office and secrecy. "The budget is a confidential document...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC acquits man who 'criticised' wife for being dark Yesterday

    Madurai: A man cannot be convicted on charges of instigating his wife to commit suicide just because he criticised her for being dark, ruled the Madras High Court on Sunday. Justice M Sathyanarayanan of Madurai, allowing a petition filed by Paramasivam against a lower court order, said "criticising the wife...
  • PIL seeks labs in Tamil Nadu for testing for viral diseases 5 days ago

    Madurai: Citing problems faced by people in testing blood for viral diseases such as H1N1 as these were done only in Pune or New Delhi, a PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench in Madurai seeking setting up of the required laboratory in four major cities of...
  • Tamil Nadu threatens to call off talks if fishermen not released 1 week ago

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday threatened to call off the bilateral talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday if 54 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested recently by the Navy of the island nation, were not released as assured by the Lankan government. An official release here...
  • DMK backs Tamil Nadu farmers bandh against Karnataka dams across Cauvery 1 week ago

    Chennai: The DMK has decided to support Tamil Nadu farmers' proposed bandh against Karnataka on March 28th. The farmers are opposing Karnataka's plan to build two dams across Cauvery at Mekedatu. The DMK chief M Karunanidhi has asked the ruling AIADMK to call for total bandh on March 28. He...
  • Woman dies after she gets caught in conveyor belt 1 week ago

    Udhagamandalam (TN): A 36-Year-old woman worker in a tea factory was killed on Monday after she was caught in the conveyor belt at Mayfield in Nilakottai, police said. As the worker was putting tea leaves in the basket, her saree entangled with the belt, dragging her to the extreme end,...
  • 29 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy March 21, 2015

    Rameswaram (TN): Twenty-nine fishermen from Rameswaram were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday night while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. The fishermen, who went out to sea on Saturday morning, were fishing near Katchatheevu in five boats when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel took them into custody...
  • Centre is run by RSS: Teesta Setalvad March 21, 2015

    Chennai: Accusing the BJP government at the Centre as one being "run" by RSS, social activist Teesta Setalvad on Saturday alleged that issues like "Sanskritisation" were part of a process to change India into a Hindu state. "I believe the government at the Centre is run by RSS. It is an...
  • M Karunanidhi leads protest against land acquisition bill in Chennai March 20, 2015

    Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi, former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and former MP TKS Elangovan led a protest in Chennai against the Centre's land acquisition bill on Friday. DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan and senior leader Durai Murugan led the protests outside the Collectorates at Chennai and Vellore...
  • Complaint in Chennai court against former Supreme Court judge Katju for remarks on Mahatma Gandhi March 18, 2015

    Chennai: A complaint was filed on Wednesday in a court in Chennai by a Gandhian outfit, seeking launch of criminal proceedings against former Supreme Court Judge Markandeya Katju for allegedly defaming Mahatma Gandhi by his recent controversial remarks. The complaint under CrPc, which was filed in the Tenth Metropolitan Magistrate's court,...
  • Tamil Nadu: 2 men posing as policemen gangrape a woman March 17, 2015

    Chennai: A woman in Tamil Nadu was allegedly gangraped on Tuesday by two men who posed as policemen. The men took away the woman when she was with a male friend in a forest area. Police sources say that medical examination has been carried out. The incident was reported from the...
  • Two fishermen injured after Sri Lankan Navy attacks them with nylon ropes at sea March 17, 2015

    Chennai: Two Indian fishermen were injured as the Sri Lankan Navy attacked them with nylon ropes at sea near Katchatheevu early on Tuesday morning. According to sources, the fishermen are from Tamil Nadu's Rameswaran area. This attack came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka. During his meeting...
  • Jayalalithaa rejects Karunanidhi's charge of double standard on land bill March 15, 2015

    Chennai: Rejecting the 'double standard' charge levelled by arch rival and DMK President M Karunanidhi, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday asserted her party supported the land acquisition bill as it vests more power in states in matters such as granting exemptions unlike the previous version. Seeking to turn the tables against...
  • Tamil Nadu number one state on development parameters: Assocham March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu has been ranked as the best performing state on eight out of nine development parameters like economy, power, roads and health while Kerala secured the second slot, according to an Assocham study. Except for education, Tamil Nadu remained the best performing state in all other parameters. Kerala...
  • Suo moto case against suspended Tamil Nadu police officer for beating his daughter March 14, 2015

    The Karnataka Women's commission and Bengaluru police have filed a suo moto case of illegal detention and assault against Tamil Nadu police officer for beating his daughter on a busy street in Bengaluru. ...
  • Tamil Nadu fixes March 15 as date to end manual scavenging March 12, 2015

    Chennai: In keeping with provisions of a Central Act, manual scavenging will not be allowed in Tamil Nadu from March 15. "The Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby notifies the 15th day of March, 2015 as the date from which no person, local authority or any agency shall, engage or employ,...
  • Hindu Ilaignar Sena worker claims responsibility for attack on Tamil news channel Puthiya Thalaimurai's office March 12, 2015

    Chennai: A worker of the Hindu Ilaignar Sena, a fringe outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack on Tamil news channel Puthiya Thalaimurai's office in Chennai on Thursday. He has surrenederd before a local court in Madurai. Meanwhile, journalists in the city also protested against the attack. Four unidentified men came...
  • 4 unidentified men attack Tamil new channel Puthiya Thalaimurai's office March 12, 2015

    Chennai: A Tamil news channel Puthiya Thalaimurai's office was attacked early Thursday morning in Chennai. Four unidentified men came in on a bike and hurled two country made bombs at the office. No injuries have been reported so far. The incident has been caught on CCTV. Recently, the office was...
  • Jayalalithaa directs AIADMK to give Rs 5 lakh to indigent Congress leader March 10, 2015

    Chennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Tuesday directed her party functionaries to open a fixed deposit account for Rs 5 lakh in the name of a nonagenarian Congress leader of Tamil Nadu living in indigent circumstances. "AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa has directed remittance of Rs 5 lakh as fixed deposit in the...
  • National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is ready to help government block porn sites March 7, 2015

    Tamil Nadu: The National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is ready with the 'schematics' that would help government block all porn websites which are mainly responsible for crimes against women, Dr S Amarprasad Reddy, Additional Director General, NCSSS, on Saturday said. There were three crore porn websites and recently the Supreme...
  • Judicial activism cannot enroach on democracy's other limbs: Chennai High Court March 6, 2015

    Chennai: Judicial activism cannot encroach on other limbs of democracy, the Madras High Court on Friday observed during the hearing of a petition seeking to restrain the Centre from forwarding to the President a list of nine names recommended by the high court collegium for appointment as judges. "It (judicial activism)...
  • Tamil Nadu number one state in electoral corruption: Amit Shah March 5, 2015

    Coimbatore: Alleging that Tamil Nadu is the number one state in electoral corruption, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday asked party workers to be alert and make efforts to check money flow during elections. "Tamil Nadu is the number one state in the country where money plays a bigger role...
  • One Indian fisherman injured in attack by Sri Lankan Navy near Katchatheevu island March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday attacked Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu, injuring one fisherman and damaging a boat. In November 2014, the Sri Lankan Navy had arrested 14 Indian fishermen for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters. Ten fishermen were arrested from Pudukkottai and four from Rameswaram. That came just a few...
  • Hindu group reconverts 10 people, says won't stop untill Christians and Muslims stop conversion February 27, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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...