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  • DMK slams AIADMK, alleges ministers have become 'extortionists' 23 hours 52 minutes ago

    Chennai: In a scathing criticism of the ruling AIADMK regime on all fronts, DMK top leader M K Stalin on Saturday alleged that Ministers of Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's Cabinet had turned into "extortionists" and charged that Tamil Nadu was in the "Intensive Care Unit". In an open letter to Panneerselvam,...
  • Chennai: Petrol bomb hurled at Andhra Bank, no casualties 2 days ago

    Chennai: Unidentified motorcycle-borne men hurled a petrol bomb at an Andhra Bank branch in the early hours of Friday, police said. No one was injured in the incident. The men threw the petrol bomb and fled from the scene, police said. The incident is suspected to be linked with the gunning down...
  • 311 Tamil Nadu tourists stranded in Nepal, rescue efforts on 1 week ago

    Chennai: A total of 311 pilgrims and tourists from Tamil Nadu are stranded in quake hit Nepal and efforts have been taken to ensure their safe return, besides setting up help desks, the state government said on Sunday. "After the quake, Tamil Nadu government immediately took efforts to see if people...
  • First-hand account: Anna Isaac on a date with Chennai's playboy Sunder Ramu April 24, 2015

    Chennai: Photographer and actor Sunder Ramu's idea to date 365 women this year may be the talk of the town (nation?), but it was born with a simple agenda. I've known Sunder for about seven years now. We have common friends and while we have always hung out in a...
  • Chennai's own playboy Sunder Ramu to date 365 women in a year for a noble cause April 24, 2015

    Chennai: Move over Hugh Hefner. Chennai has its very own playboy who is going on 365 dates in 2015. But it's all for a good cause. Sunder Ramu from Chennai who is on a mission of 365 dates in the year is trying to raise funds for social causes. Sunder Ramu...
  • Tamil Nadu: 8 teachers held for 'forcing' Dalit students to clean toilets for months April 23, 2015

    Tirunelveli: Faced with a series of agitations, police on Wednesday arrested eight teachers for allegedly forcing Dalit students to clean toilets in a government-aided high school at a village in the district. Backed by some political outfits, local Dalits have been staging a series of agitations in the past weeks demanding...
  • Tamil Nadu: Permission for Coca Cola plant at Perundurai cancelled after protest by farmers, opposition April 21, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday cancelled permission for Coca Cola plant at Perundurai, Erode district after protest by farmers and opposition parties. Officials said that Coca Cola wanted to withdraw as the project was not feasible. Officials added that Coca Cola failed to start construction in six months. The State...
  • Fear-stricken villagers move Madras High Court for restoration of pooja April 17, 2015

    Chennai: Residents of a village have moved the Madras High Court seeking restoration of 'ancestral' method of conducting poojas at a local Kaali temple under government control as they fear attracting the wrath of the deity for deviating from the age-old practice. Petitioner NK Andavar, representing residents of Pariyur in Erode...
  • Ill-treatment at Coimbatore Central Jail, video shows prisoners without clothes April 17, 2015

    Coimbatore: In a shocking video of alleged ill-treatment in the Coimbatore Central Jail, prison authorities are torturing a few inmates. The video reportedly captured by a warden showed three prisoners without their clothes. The prisoners are also forced to eat their meals on the floor and made to stay awake...
  • Supreme Court Secretary General impleaded in plea for information on district judges April 16, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Thursday impleaded the Secretary General of the Supreme Court in a writ petition seeking information under the RTI Act on the appointment of 23 district judges in Tamil Nadu. Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice S Manikumar, admitting the petition filed by...
  • Chennai: ISIS threat letter surfaces, police launch probe April 16, 2015

    Chennai: Office of DGP and Chennai Press Club in Chennai have received a letter allegedly sent by terror outfit ISIS threatening to "shoot" at least ten RSS activists in state and carry out bomb blasts in the city next week, prompting police to launch a probe. The letter was received at...
  • Jayalalithaa's DA case classic example of wrong in criminal justice system: SC April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's DA case spanning for 15 years was "a classic illustration of what is wrong with our criminal justice delivery system," and "something drastic" has to be done to remedy it, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. "It is the criminal justice delivery system that comes...
  • Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case; Supreme Court gives split verdict on removal of Special Public Prosecutor April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a split verdict on a DMK leader's plea seeking removal of a public prosecutor from representing state in the Karnataka High Court which recently reserved verdict on an appeal of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. As a...
  • Spilt verdict by SC on plea to remove Jayalalithaa DA case prosecutor, matter referred to larger bench April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on plea seeking removal of special public prosecutor G Bhawani Singh in former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case before Karnataka High Court. Justice Madan B Lokur allowed the plea for removal of SPP but Justice R...
  • Cases of respiratory problems increasing in Chennai due to rising pollution levels April 15, 2015

    Chennai's air pollution levels appear to be moderate compared to cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru but health experts say that the number of people with respiratory problems has increased over the years. The Air Quality Index launched by Prime Minister shows that the sulphur dioxide levels in some parts...
  • Tamil group DK holds mangalsutra removal event, beef banquet April 14, 2015

    Chennai: Fringe Tamil group Dravida Kazhagam on Tuesday carried out a mangalsutra removal event along with a beef eating banquet in Chennai. The outfit's mangalsutra removal protest is being organised a month after a local private television channel Puthiya Thalaimurai was attacked for carrying out a promo on the relevance...
  • Chennai: DK to hold 'Beef banquet' to protest against ban on cow slaughter, beef-eating April 14, 2015

    Chennai: Holding that preserving the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, including freedom of expression, was its priority, the Madras High Court on Monday cleared the decks for controversial 'Mangalsutra removal and beef banquet' to be held on Tuesday by Dravidar Kazhagam. "I am only concerned about freedom of expression and Article...
  • Two girl students dead, one injured in a wall collapse at a Chennai school April 13, 2015

    Chennai: Two girl students were killed while another was injured in a wall collapse at a government-aided school on Monday, police said. The incident happened at the school at Adyar when the three girls were sitting near the wall and a portion caved in. Both victims were eighth standard students, police said,...
  • TN engineer suicide: SS Krishnamoorthy's close aide detained by CB-CID April 12, 2015

    Chennai: Sources say former Agricultural Minister SS Krishnamoorthy's close aide has been detained by the CB-CID for questioning in connection with the suicide of agricultural engineer Muthukumarasamy. Investigators say his questioning could unravel the chain of events leading to the engineer's death. Venkatesan was part of the group that allegedly demanded...
  • Tamil Nadu: Woman teacher reported missing with class 10 student April 12, 2015

    Tirunelveli: A private school woman teacher at Kadayalanallur had been reported missing along with her tenth standard student since March 31. Police, who registered a case on a complaint from the parents of the 15-year-old student, said initial investigation revealed that the duo had developed intimacy. The teacher was 23 years old...
  • Andhra Bank put out poster saying its employees are Tamils April 11, 2015

    Tirunelveli: In the wake of protests in Tamil Nadu against gunning down of 20 woodcutters by Andhra Pradesh police, officials of Andhra Bank branch found a way out to prevent angry outfits targeting their bank by pasting a poster saying all its employees are Tamils. They put out a poster which...
  • TN: With limited employment opportunities, Javadhu Hills tribals easy pick for sandalwood smugglers April 11, 2015

    Javadhu Hills (Tamil Nadu): With limited opportunities for work, tribals from Javadhu Hills in Tamil Nadu are forced to go to neighbouring states to make ends meet. But over the years the place has seen a number of its men either ending up in jails in Andhra Pradesh or killed...
  • Andhra Pradesh police faces tough questions from HC on killing of 20 wood cutters April 10, 2015

    Hyderabad/Chennai: As doubts cropped up over the gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu, the Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday faced tough questions from the Hyderabad High Court as to why a case of murder was not filed in the killings. In a related development, the Madras High Court refused...
  • MDMK's Vaiko protests against Chittoor encounter, calls it fake, taken into preventive custody April 10, 2015

    Vellore: MDMK chief Vaiko was taken into preventive custody on Friday for protesting against the Andhra Pradesh government over the encounter of alleged red sander smugglers inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district. Vaiko was leading a protest in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu demanding a probe and arrest of...
  • Families of Andhra Pradesh encounter victims refuse to cremate bodies, demand probe April 10, 2015

    Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu): Families of the alleged red sander smugglers who were gunned down by Andhra Pradesh Police in an encounter in Chittoor on April 7 are refusing to cremate the bodies. Rejecting the police's theory that the men were smugglers, the families say that they were killed in cold...
  • Hold 'proper probe' into killings, says Jayalalithaa April 9, 2015

    Chennai: Breaking her silence on the gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu, AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa on Thursday urged the Andhra Pradesh government to conduct a "proper probe" into the mass killings. Jayalalithaa said in a statement that pictures published by newspapers and the views expressed by activists gave...
  • Chittoor encounter: Families refuse to cremate bodies, seeks independent probe April 9, 2015

    Thiruvanamalai: There is no end to protests over the mysterious encounter and killing of 20 red sandalwood smugglers by Andhra Pradesh Police in Chittoor district of the state. Families of the two of the deceased placed their on the road in Tamil Nadu's Thiruvanamalai district demanding a credible independent probe...
  • Political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh over killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • Why Tamil Nadu government's decision to announce compensation to alleged 'smugglers' is wrong April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil passions are running high after 20 suspected red sandalwood smugglers were gunned down by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh police near Tirupati on Tuesday morning. According to Tamil Nadu government, 12 of the total 20 killed are from Tamil Nadu. A few hours after the alleged 'encounter' took place,...
  • Tamil Nadu government announces Rs 3 lakh compensation for 20 people killed in Chittoor encounter April 8, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has announced Rs 3 lakh compensation for families of 20 people killed in Chittoor encounter. Locals staged protest in Chittoor and Chennai over the killings of twenty wood smugglers. Several political parties in Tamil Nadu including the DMK, MDMK and the PMK condemned the encounter and...