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  • IAS officer vs State: Are religious rights being violated? 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Administration let down Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, says his lawyer January 15, 2015

    Tamil writer Perumal Murugan who was forced to drop his pen forever following protests by fringe Hindu outfits in Namakkal over his book 'Madhorubagan' was "totally let down" by the district administration, says his lawyer and the Special Public Prosecutor for the CBI in the Madurai Bench of the Madras...
  • Tamil writer Perumal Murugan quits writing after his book faced protests from Hindutva outfit January 14, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil writer Perumal Murugan announced that he will quit writing after his book 'Maadh-oru-bagan' faced protests from Hindutva outfits over several days. He appealed to the saffron outfits to leave him alone. The outfits had burnt copies of his book in Tiruchengode last month, alleging that it defamed the...
  • Chennai: RTI activist jailed for refusing to stand at hearing January 8, 2015

    Chennai: In a bizarre case, an RTI activist has been jailed for refusing to stand at a hearing. The RTI activist had asked for a chair so that he could sit in front of a 2-member bench hearing an appeal at the headquarters in Chennai. The victim, NGO Satta Panchayat...
  • Stamps to commemorate 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to release on Friday January 8, 2015

    Chennai: To commemorate the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India in 1915, the Department of Posts would release two stamps on Friday. An album of these stamps would be presented to Gandhi's former personal assistant Kalyanam during the event at the Philatelic Bureau on Anna Salai, a PIB release...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case: DMK leader seeks removal of SPP January 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: DMK General Secetary K Anbazhagan on Tuesday filed a petition before a special bench of the Karnataka High Court, seeking removal of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others, alleging he was "sailing" with the accused....
  • Left front holds dharna across Kerala, demands CM Chandy's resignation over bribe January 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has held a state wide dharna demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the Solar scam case and of Finance Minsiter K M Mani in the liquor bribe case. Biju Ramesh, the bar owner who raised allegation of giving brine to...
  • DMK treasurer MK Stalin denies any rumours of his resignation January 4, 2015

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son and party treasurer MK Stalin on Sunday strongly denied any rumours of his resignation from the party. Stalin's supporters want him to replace Karunanidhi as the party president. ...
  • MK Stalin strongly denies rumours of his resignation from DMK, blames media for speculation January 4, 2015

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son and party treasurer MK Stalin on Sunday strongly denied any rumours of his resignation from the party. Stalin's supporters want him to replace Karunanidhi as the party president. Blaming the media for speculation, the DMK treasurer said, "This news is speculation. Someone with vested interests...
  • Tamil Nadu: Low-intensity bomb found in Sivaganga January 2, 2015

    Madurai: Acting on a tip-off, Sivaganga town police of Madurai on Friday recovered a pipe bomb attached with battery and wire near a TASMAC (Liquor) shop in city's busy Tiruvalluvar Street. District Superintendent of Police Ashwin Mukund Kotnis said four special teams have been formed to nab the culprits who had...
  • Watch: Top stories in Tamil Nadu December 30, 2014

    CNN-IBN brings you the top headlines of metro cities in its new section 'In Your City'. ...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko hits out at Salman Khan, calls him a betrayer December 29, 2014

    Chennai: Hitting out at Bollywood actor Salman Khan for allegedly campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MDMK chief Vaiko today dubbed him as a 'betrayer.' "He is also a betrayer," Vaiko told reporters when asked about this. Earlier, reports had suggested that the Indian superstar, along with actor Jacqueline Fernandez, had...
  • Sun Network COO C Praveen arrested in a sexual harassment case December 26, 2014

    Chennai: A senior employee of a private television channel was arrested on Friday following a complaint of sexual harassment against him by a former woman staffer, police said. A team of Central crime branch police officials arrested C Praveen, Chief Operating officer of Sun TV Network, from his home. "We have booked...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother undergoes sterilisation reversal surgery after losing all children in 2004 tsunami December 26, 2014

    Nagapattinam: The 2004 Tsunami robbed many mothers in Nagapattinam of their children forcing them to reverse their sterilisation procedure. Thousands of children were killed in the 2004 tsunami disaster and the parents struggled to fill the void left by their missing children. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac travelled to Nagapattinam and met...
  • Tamil Nadu: No lessons learnt from 2004 Tsunami disaster, warning systems still non-functional December 26, 2014

    Chennai: More than 8000 people were killed in Tamil Nadu in the 2004 Tsunami disaster. The killer waves destroyed lives, left families broken and swept away people's hopes and dreams. Nearly 2000 people were killed in Akkaraipettai, a small fishing village in Nagapattinam. Ten years on many families continue to live...
  • 10 years on couple take care of children orphaned in 2004 Tsunami December 25, 2014

    At around 9am on 26th December 2004, thousands living along the coast in Tamil Nadu saw a mountain of water coming hurtling down towards them. It was a sight most had never seen. That day, the tsunami killed more than 8000 people living along Tamil Nadu's coastline. Villages, dotting the...
  • Lives changed for the better since the tsunami hit, say Velankanni residents December 25, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac spoke to a group of women living in Velankanni whose lives have changed for the better since the 2004 tsunami hit. ...
  • Coast Guard ship recovers ISRO's crew module from sea December 19, 2014

    Chennai: Few hours after ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III rocket from Sriharikota, which separated an unmanned crew module at an altitude of around 126 km, an Indian Coast Guard ship recovered the three-tonne weighing module, which had safely descended in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A...