TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT

  • NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on wall collapse August 2, 2014

    Chennai: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government on the death of 11 persons in a godown wall collapse in neighbouring Tiruvallur last month. The notice was issued while taking cognizance of a complaint that a building's wall collapsed on July 5 at Upparapalayam...
  • Rs 1,000 every month for girls saved from child marriages July 15, 2014

    Chennai: In a bid to assist minor girls saved from child marriages, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a cash support of Rs 1,000 to each of them every month until they attain 18 years of age. Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi on Tuesday informed the Assembly that this financial...
  • Madras HC orders notice to Tamil Nadu officials on PIL on languages July 7, 2014

    Madurai: Madurai Bench of the Madras High court on Monday ordered issue of notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a PIL seeking to declare all the 22 languages found in Schedule VIII of the constitution as National and official languages of the Union of India. A...
  • Tamil Nadu government frames new guidelines for running women hostels June 26, 2014

    Chennai: Taking a strong view of the recent incident of rape of two minor girls, Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced new guidelines for running hostels to ensure safety and security for girl students, teenage girls and working women across the state. The new guidelines makes it mandatory for hostels...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa to launch 'Amma Salt' June 10, 2014

    Chennai: After lowcost canteens and drinking water, the Jayalalithaa Government in Tamil Nadu is launching "Amma Salt" on Wednesday. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will inaugurate the sale of the "Amma Salt", a product of Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation Limited (TNSC) under the State Industries Department, according to an advertisement released by...
  • What can a common man expect if PM's killers go free: Rahul Gandhi February 19, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he was sad over the Tamil Nadu governments decision to set free all the seven people convicted in the assassination of his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Congress Vice President, who was 21 when Rajiv was killed by a suicide bomber at an...
  • Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu government release fishermens' boats January 23, 2014

    Chennai: As part of mutual agreement between India and Sri Lanka ahead of next week meeting of fishermen's associations from both countries, Colombo has released 30 mechanised boats of Indian fishermen, Tamil Nadu government said on Wednesday. This includes a local court there on Wednesday ordering the release of...
  • After Unnao, Tamil Nadu government on 400 kg gold hunt October 24, 2013

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government is on gold hunt now. It is not digging for the yellow metal at any site. It has instead tendered out its intention to buy 400 kg of gold for around Rs 120 crore. Tamil Nadu's Social Welfare and Nutritious Meals Programme Directorate Wednesday issued a...
  • Tamil Nadu govt to feed kids nutritious nuggets September 21, 2013

    The Tamil Nadu government has decided to offer nutritional supplementation to malnourished children in schools, in addition to the mid-day meal programme, to improve their body mass index, an official said on Saturday. The scheme, to be introduced soon in Perambalur district, around 275 km from the state capital, will cover...
  • Defamation case against Vijayakant adjourned to Sept 20 September 13, 2013

    The hearing in the defamation case filed by the Tamil Nadu government against actor-turned- politician Vijayakant, in which he was to have appeared in a local court on Thursday, was adjourned to September 20. The case was posted to that date before the Second Additional Sessions Judge Vanangamudi as the presiding...
  • Tamil Nadu govt files defamation case against M Karunanidhi September 11, 2013

    Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday filed a defamation case against former Chief Minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi in a Sessions Court in Chennai. M L Jegan, City Public Prosecutor, filed it over a news item which appeared under the title 'Question and Answers' by Karunanidhi in the DMK mouthpiece 'Murasoli'...
  • NLC disinvestment: DoD asks TN to appoint officer for talks July 8, 2013

    Coimbatore: The Department of Disinvestment (DoD) has asked the Tamil Nadu government to appoint a senior officer to discuss its proposal for buying the Centre's five per cent stake in Neyveli Lignite Corporation with the finance ministry. SEBI has already given its consent to TN government's proposal for the stake...
  • Politics is everywhere, feels Muttiah Muralitharan March 27, 2013

    Muttiah Muralitharan says that he is not aware of the full situation of playing in Chennai as of yet and he needs all the decisions in writing. ...
  • Sri Lanka allow players to join IPL March 27, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board said on Wednesday that it would allow its players to take part in the IPL Twenty20 tournament in India next month after receiving assurances about their safety. The government in Colombo had threatened to prevent any of the 13 Sri Lankan players contracted to play...
  • Sri Lankan players' IPL 6 participation remains doubtful March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The participation of Sri Lankan players in the sixth season of the Indian Premier League remains doubtful, according to reports on Tuesday. It has been reported that the Tamil Nadu government has opposed the presence of Sri Lankan cricketers in the high profile league starting April 3. Chennai Super...
  • 'Filmmakers should avoid hurting public sentiments' February 1, 2013

    Chennai: Amid a raging controversy over Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', Tamil Nadu Government on February 1 said filmmakers should show "due respect" for sensitivities of people while making films like 'Dam 999' and warned it will "not spare anybody who tries to whipup communal passions." In his address to the Tamil...
  • Koodankulam row: Delegation to meet PM today October 7, 2011

    New Delhi: A delegation of both the Tamil Nadu Government and activists opposed to the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the issue on Friday. The delegation would submit separate memoranda to Singh, indicating the differences between the state government and the antinuclear activists spearheading...
  • Tamil Nadu govt says it in print: don't back LTTE August 21, 2009

    Chennai: Support continues in Tamil Nadu for the LTTE and the struggle for Tamil Eelam. Prompting the state government to take out newspaper ads warning of strict action against those supporting banned outfits. ...
  • TN to seek Centre's view on Vaiko issue April 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday told the state assembly that his government would seek the Centre's views on the Congress demand for the arrest of MDMK chief Vaiko for his 'proLTTE' remarks. Vaiko on Fridays remarked that his party would continue to support the LTTE and...
  • Only Rs 50 for A/C theatre in Chennai December 20, 2006

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government fixed the minimum and maximum rates for cinema tickets for airconditioned and nonairconditioned theatres in the state on Wednesday. An official release here said the Chief Minister M Karunaidhi, announced a minimum ticket rate of Rs 10 and maximum of Rs 50 for A/c theatres and Rs...
  • TN makes its medal winners richer December 17, 2006

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu government decided on Saturday to honour its Asian Games medal winners Krisnan Sasikaran (chess), Anju Bobby George (athletics) and Sourav Ghosal (squash) by announcing cash awards for the trio. According to a release on Saturday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi announced the awards totalling Rs 45...
  • TN tells neighbour all is fair in IT November 1, 2006

    Bangalore: The heat is on at Bangalore's IT dot in. Once again Tamil Nadu is dangling carrots before IT investors. This time its smaller cities are on offer. "These are cities of Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem and Tirunelveli. All these cities are basically corporations and they have a large pool of...
  • Wifebeater booked in Tamil Nadu October 28, 2006

    Chennai: An employee of the public sector Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board has become the first person to be arrested under the recently introduced Domestic Violence Act. Joseph, who is a peon with the TNWDB, was arrested late on Friday night after his wife, Benedict Mary, filed a formal complaint...