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  • Coast Guard ship recovers ISRO's crew module from sea Yesterday

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: Class X student arrested for alleged rape, murder of minor girl in Vellore 3 days ago

    Chennai: The police have arrested a class 10th student in the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. The accused was hiding in Hosur town of Krishnagiri district and is being bought to Vellore for further investigations. The motive of the crime is not...
  • Chennai is relatively safer, says resident 3 days ago

    Chennai students tell CNN-IBN how safe Chennai is. "Chennai is relatively safer. Harassment incidents not reported often," says a resident. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Unidentified men allegedly rape, murder minor girl student in Vellore 4 days ago

    Chennai: Unidentified men allegedly rape and murder a minor girl student in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. The class VI student's body was found with her hands and legs tied in a mango orchard. She went missing since Monday after school hours. Police investigation is underway. ...
  • Chennai safer than other cities, says a resident 4 days ago

    A student from Chennai felt that the city was relatively safer as compared to other cities. She said, "But there are incidents of sexual abuse that may not make it to the media because Chennai is a conservative city and women may not not want to report it. But it...
  • Chennai: Men stare, stalk undercover reporter in jeans in broad daylight 5 days ago

    In a small experiment, an undercover reporter takes to the Ranganathan street, one of the busiest markets in Chennai, to do a status check of women's safety on the roads. "It is 11 in the morning and most shops have just opened. I am wearing a long top and jeans....
  • Rajinikanth keeps everyone guessing even political parties woo him December 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has seen several of its leading heroes and heroines take the plunge into politics. Parties across the political spectrum have been trying to woo superstar Rajinikanth for several years. But Rajinikanth has kept everyone, especially his fans guessing on whether he will take the plunge into politics....
  • 'Hardcore' Rajinikanth fans await 'Lingaa' December 12, 2014

    Actor Rajinikanth is known to have a wide fan base. Many of them have come to Chennai from various parts of the world to watch his latest movie 'Lingaa'. "I am a hardcore Rajinikanth fan," said one admirer. ...
  • Delhi rape: Chennai authorities start cab drivers' verification December 12, 2014

    After the Delhi rape case, Chennai Police have also begun a verification process of taxi operators and have asked cab companies to maintain a database of drivers and to conduct background checks. ...
  • Chennai cab operators told to do background check on all drivers December 11, 2014

    Chennai police have also begun a verification process of taxi operators and have asked cab companies to maintain a database of drivers and to conduct background checks. ...
  • PMK calls for shock treatment to Lankan government for arresting 43 Tamil fishermen December 10, 2014

    Chennai: Despite strong protests from India, the Sri Lankan Navy continues to arrest Tamil fishermen from India who stray into international waters or Sri Lankan waters. In yet another incident, 43 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Pondicherry were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday. The ruling...
  • Vacation time for 98 elephants in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Jumbos belonging to various temples, mutts and forest department in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will go on annual vacation on December 11-January 27, the Tamil Nadu government said on Tuesday. The 98 elephants, out of which 43 belong to temples/mutts and Nagore Dargah in Tamil Nadu and two to Puducherry...
  • MDMK passes resolution to quit NDA, claims BJP acting against Tamils December 8, 2014

    Chennai: Six months after joining hands to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the MDMK has passed a resolution at a meeting of the district secretaries to quit the NDA alliance. MDMK claimed that during the alliance formation, all the BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted that...
  • I-T department accepts Jayalalithaa's plea to pay charges instead of prosecution December 1, 2014

    Chennai: In a big relief for former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala, the Income tax department has accepted their plea for compounding alleged offences in filing returns in their individual capacity for the assessment year 1993-94. The Income tax department has informed a court in Chennai...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen, Javadekar calls for permanent solution November 29, 2014

    Madurai: Four more Indian fishermen from a village in Nagapattinam district were on Saturday arrested by Sri Lankan Navy after they strayed into Lankan waters. Fisheries department officials said that the fishermen from Pushpavanam village, who were reported missing after they ventured out for fishing on Friday, had strayed into Lankan...
  • From entrepreneurs to classical dancers, Audi-Ritz Icon Awards given to people from different fields November 29, 2014

    Chennai: The sixth edition of the Audi-Ritz Icon Awards for 2014 felicitated people from different fields -- entrepreneurs to classical dancers. The ceremony was held in Chennai and the winners included noted film director Venkat Prabhu. Prabhu said, "I am really honored. I actually flew all the way from Tuticorin...
  • Tamil Nadu: Rebel Congress leader GK Vasan revives Tamil Manila Congress November 28, 2014

    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 November 27, 2014

    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 November 26, 2014

    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 November 26, 2014

    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 November 26, 2014

    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 November 26, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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...