Tamil Nadu

  • Elangovan welcomes Centre's decision to rollback circular on Hindi 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Chennai: DMK Leader Elangovan welcomed Centre's decision to roll back its decision to make Hindi necessary in colleges across the country. He, however, criticised Centre for imposing a particular language on educational institutions. "That is what we have been telling. It should be left to the institution and college to decide....
  • Tamil Nadu: Man beaten up for sexual assault of mentally ill woman dies 16 hours 53 minutes ago

    Virudhunagar: A 41-year old man who allegedly outraged the modesty of a mentally challenged woman died after he was beaten up by her family members, three of whom surrendered before a local court on Thursday, police said. Murugesan had outraged the modesty of the woman three days ago...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa told to appear in court on October 1 in tax case 19 hours 57 minutes ago

    Chennai: A court on Thursday asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to appear before it "without fail" on October 1 in income tax returns case. When the matter came up for hearing before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy, the defence counsel filed petitions seeking adjournment of...
  • Tax case: Chennai court summons CM Jayalalithaa on October 1 21 hours 22 minutes ago

    Chennai: The Egmore Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Thursday directed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her partner Sasikala to appear in the Income Tax (IT) case on October 1. The case is related to the non-filing of income tax returns by Jayalalithaa and Sasikala in their individual capacity for 1993-94. Complaints were...
  • Tamil Nadu: 3000 fishermen go on indefinite fast 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    Nagapattinam: Thousands of fishermen along with their family members from 63 fishing hamlets in the district on Thursday commenced an indefinite fast demanding the authorities to initiate immediate action for getting the release of 23 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy. The fishermen were arrested in separate incidents by the navy...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jaya opposes UGC's Hindi circular, says it's illegal Yesterday

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has strongly opposed the Universities Grants Commission (UGC)'s circular for compulsory Hindi in the colleges. In a statement she said "the UGC circular is unacceptable and illegal. The circular wouldn't apply for Tamil Nadu universities. Tamil Nadu universities under state government control...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother of ten dies of complications during delivery Yesterday

    Dindigul: A 35-year-old woman, mother of 10 children, died along with her still born 11th child following complications during advanced stage of pregnancy at the government hospital, a senior health official said on Wednesday. Chitra, wife of an auto-driver, was suffering from malnutrition and had been carrying on with her routine...
  • Madras HC seeks details on number of cases registered against teachers Yesterday

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Wednesday sought details from police on the number of cases registered against teachers on complaints of students committing suicide after being reprimanded/punished by teachers. Justice N Kirubakaran gave the direction while hearing a petition filed by John Kennedy, Principal...
  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints Yesterday

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the cyber crime cell of Tamil Nadu Police to submit to it by September 22 details of complaints received in the past one decade of offences like sharing objectionable photographs of women on the Internet. The details, including status of the complaints, should...
  • Tamil Nadu Governor greets Narendra Modi on his birthday 2 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on Wednesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. "I wish you a long, happy and healthy life in your distinguished service to the people and the nation," Rosaiah said in his greetings to Modi who turned 64. "You are our nation's pride,...
  • CM Jayalalithaa greets Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday 2 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday wishing him many years of good health to serve the country. "On the joyous occasion of your birthday, I would like to convey my felicitations to you and wish you many more happy...
  • Tamil Nadu: Headmaster arrested for sexually abusing 11-year-old girl 2 days ago

    Chennai: A headmaster of a school in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl. The Nanguneri all-women police registered a case against the headmaster Subramani based on a complaint filed by the victim's mother on Monday evening. The incident happened...
  • Jayalalithaa case: Curt defers verdict to September 27 2 days ago

    Bangalore: A special court on Tuesday deferred by a week to September 27 pronouncement of its verdict in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others. Also, the court will deliver its verdict at the makeshift location of Gandhi Bhavan near Parapanna Agrahara Central Prison in...
  • Tamil Nadu's growth up at 7.29 pc in 2013-14, says CM Jayalalithaa 3 days ago

    Coimbatore: Countering charges of various political parties linking poor governance to lower growth in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday asserted that Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) has increased to 7.29 per cent in 2013-14 from 3.39 per cent in 2012-13. Refuting the charges by the parties linking poor performance...
  • DA Case: Jayalalithaa seeks security cover to appear on judgment day 3 days ago

    Bangalore: A petition was filed Monday by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a special court seeking security cover for appearing before it in the wealth case filed against her and three others, on September 20 when the verdict would be pronounced. Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani...
  • Tamil Nadu: Petitioner fined for filing petitions repeatedly 4 days ago

    Madurai: The Madras High Court fined a person for filing habeas corpus petitions alleging illegal detention of his 27-year-old daughter who had married against his wishes. Dismissing the petition, the Madurai bench of the court comrpising Justice S Manikumar and Justice VS Ravi imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on M...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa charges BJP with double standards on fishermen issue 4 days ago

    Tuticorin: Charging BJP with adopting 'double-standards' on the fishermen issue, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said that voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state. Campaigning for her party's Tuticorin Mayor candidate for the September 18 bypolls, Jayalalithaa said besides her...
  • Tamil Nadu: 100 sovereigns of gold ornaments stolen from shop 5 days ago

    Coimbatore: At least 100 sovereigns of gold ornaments were looted from a jewellery shop at Sowripalayam area in the city on Saturday, police said. The miscreants gained entry by drilling a hole on the shutters of the shop on the first floor of a building, located in a busy area. Neighbours...
  • J&K floods: NDRF deploys 'boat hospitals', turns to relief operations 5 days ago

    Srinagar: After undertaking rescue operation in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now focusing on relief operations and had deployed 'boat hospitals' in water logged areas to provide health care facilities to the stranded people. "We have changed our role. For the last one week...
  • Fishermen's body found washed ashore off Sri Lankan coast 5 days ago

    Ramanathapuram: The body of one of thethree Tamil Nadu fishermen, who went missing after they put to sea on August 25, has been washed ashore in Velvattithurai coast off Sri Lanka, a senior functionary of a local Fishermen's Association on Saturday said. Quoting officials, President of Fishermen's Association T Sesuraja said...
  • Tamil Nadu: 130 litres of acid seized in raids 5 days ago

    Madurai: A day after two college girls suffered injuries in an acid attack at nearby Tirumangalam, officials raided several shops in the town and seized 130 litres of acid. The raids were conducted on the orders of District Collector L Subramaniam, who instructed officials to check whether acid dealers and retailers...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fake currency notes seized; one held 5 days ago

    Chennai: A 24-year-old man from West Bengalhas been arrested for alleged possession of fake Indian currency notes with a total face value of Rs 88,000, police said on Saturday. Partha Pathru was arrested on Friday when he tried to buy a pack of cigarettes, trying to exchange a Rs 1,000...
  • AITA removes Karti Chidambaram from Vice-President's post 5 days ago

    Bangalore: The internal politics in the All India Tennis Association (AITA) got messier as the parent body on Thrusday removed its Vice-President Karti Chidambaram citing conflict of interest while the aggrieved official has decided to move court to challenge his expulsion. The AITA held its AGM in the city and apart...
  • Madras HC direction to arrest Tamil Nadu Milk producers' union director September 10, 2014

    Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday directed police to register a case against the Director of Tamil Nadu Milk Producers Union Kani Kumar, and take appropriate action including arresting him in a cheating case. Justice N Kirubakaran, disposing of a petition...
  • Court summons Subramanian Swamy in defamation case filed by Tamil Nadu CM Jaya September 10, 2014

    Chennai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has been issued summons by a court in connection with the defamation case filed against him by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Swamy has been asked to appear in court on October 10. Jayalalithaa had filed a defamation case against Swamy as he...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMDK chief lashes out at AIADMK September 9, 2014

    Dindigul: DMDK chief and Leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly Vijayakanth on Tuesday hit out at the ruling party's 'atrocities' ahead of the local body polls in the state and demanded to know why it was being held if government felt no political party should contest. ...
  • 'Godman' Nithyananda says will shift from Bangalore to Tamil Nadu September 9, 2014

    Bangalore: The controversial 'godman' Nithyananda has announced that he is relocating to Tirvannamalai in Tamil Nadu from his headquarters at Bidadi in the outskirts of Bangalore. He told this to his followers on Tuesday morning during the Morning Prayer meet. His ashram is currently based in Bidadi in Ramanagara district...
  • Tamil Nadu: Brain dead person provides life to five September 7, 2014

    Coimbatore: A brain dead man from Karnataka on Sunday provided a new lease of life to five persons with his organs after a five-hour cadaver transplant surgery in a city hospital. Devendra of Alur (56) was hospitalised on September 5 after his two wheeler met with an accident. He did not...
  • Big FM's Big Chennaiite Awards honour unsung heroes of Chennai September 7, 2014

    Chennai: The city of Chennai celebrated its 375th birthday a few weeks ago, but the festivities have continued. As part of the celebrations, Big FM has created the Big Chennaiite awards to honour ordinary people who have made a difference to the city and the society. An exhaustive on-air campaign by...
  • Sri Lankan fishing boat apprehended near Chennai coast September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Five Sri Lankan fishermen along with their boat have been apprehended for fishing in Indian waters and 300 kg of tuna fish seized from them by the Indian Coast Guard off the Chennai coast. ICG ship Rajdhwaj and its fixed wing aircraft during routine patrol apprehended the Sri Lankan...