TAMIL NADU

  • Supreme Court extends Jayalalithaa's bail till April 2015 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In major relief to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Thursday extended her bail by four months in the disproportionate assets case. The AIADMK chief will be out on bail till April 18, 2015. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu ordered that...
  • Tamil Nadu: Class X student arrested for alleged rape, murder of minor girl in Vellore 4 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...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 2, Day 4 4 days ago

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day. Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three wickets in...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Tamil Nadu get past Jammu & Kashmir at a canter on Day 3 5 days ago

    After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day of the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match. Chasing a mammoth 409 for a win in the four-day encounter...
  • Tamil Nadu: Unidentified men allegedly rape, murder minor girl student in Vellore 5 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. ...
  • A post office in Kerala which 'delivers' mails to God December 11, 2014

    Sabarimala (Kerala): It is a unique post office, and one of its main tasks is to deliver letters to God. Located near the famed Hindu temple at the Sabarimala hills, the post office may perhaps be the only one in the country which does not work round the year. It...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 1, Day 3 December 9, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Jammu and Kashmir opener Shubham Khajuria compiled his maiden first-class century before former champions Mumbai bounced back to dismiss the visitors for 254 in the first innings. Delhi's new ball bowlers Parvinder Awana and Sumit Narwal wielded their willows to great...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 1: Gautam saves Karnataka; Bengal on top on Day 1 December 7, 2014

    Chidambaram Gautam's 94-run knock was the highlight for Karnataka before Tamil Nadu bowled them out for 290 in their first innings on day one of their opening Ranji match on Sunday. Kaushik Gandhi was batting on 12 and giving him company was India discard Abhinav Mukund on 10 as Tamil...
  • Karnataka face arch-rivals Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy December 6, 2014

    Bengaluru: All eyes will be on Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey and Stuart Binny, the trio who are looking to make the final cut for the 2015 World Cup, as defending champions Karnakata begin their Ranji Trophy campaign against arch-rivals Tamil Nadu at Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. Fresh from their Vijay Hazare...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Actress Khushbu joins Congress, praises party on secularism November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Lying low for nearly six months after quitting the DMK, actress Khushbu on Wednesday joined the Congress after meeting party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. Speaking at the press conference at the party headquarters, she said, "Congress is the...
  • 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...
  • Five fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome in Rameswaram November 21, 2014

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have reached their hometown of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. They were given a heroes welcome by family and friends. ...
  • Grateful to PM Modi for his help in getting us back home: A released fisherman November 21, 2014

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India. A fishermen said, "There have been huge efforts made, diplomatic and otherwise, to secure our release. We heard people have been on hunger fasts for 15 days. The diplomatic efforts from the two countries have...
  • 5 Indian fishermen set free by Sri Lanka arrive in Chennai November 21, 2014

    Chennai: Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking but set free after President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned them, arrived on Friday. The fishermen from Rameswaram, who were released by Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday, arrived by an Air India flight at 1:05...
  • Five fishermen released by Sri Lankan government return to India November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India on Thursday. The five Indian fishermen were serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. They landed on Delhi airport from where they were taken to an undisclosed location. They are likely to...
  • Organs of brain dead physically-challenged man donated in Coimbatore November 19, 2014

    Coimbatore: The family of a physically-challenged 38-year-old government official, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs providing a new lease of life to five persons. One kidney each was donated to KG Hospital and PSG Hospital, the liver was given to PSG Hospital and two eyes to...
  • 20 Sri Lankan refugees consume poison in Trichy refugee camp November 18, 2014

    Tiruchirappalli: Twenty Sri Lankan Tamil refugees on Tuesday consumed poison in Trichy refugee camp. They were on a hunger strike demanding relocation to another camp. They were immediately taken to the hospital and their condition is stable now. More details are awaited. ...
  • Tamil Nadu government to move SC over Karnataka's Mekedatu project: Panneerselvam November 18, 2014

    Chennai: Terming Mullaperiyar dam dispute with Kerala a "settled issue", Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it would approach the Supreme Court to seek stalling of Karnataka government's attempt to construct two dams near Mekedatu across the Cauvery river. Responding to DMK president M Karunanidhi demand for convening an Assembly session...
  • Tamil Nadu: BJP gets bomb threat November 17, 2014

    Chennai: An anonymous letter has threatened that "bombs will explode" at the Tamil Nadu headquarters of BJP "Kamalalayam" here and several other public places as well. "The letter says that ahead of the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his foreign tour, bombs will explode at our party headquarters...
  • Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan should not enter politics, says Elangovan November 17, 2014

    Erode (Tamil Nadu): A day after Tamil superstar Rajinikanth said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan requested both him and star actor Kamal Hassan not to take the plunge and "get caught in the grip of political...
  • Tamil Nadu government disqualifies Jayalalithaa from contesting polls for 10 years November 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has released a gazetted notification which officially declares AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa as disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years "Consequent upon the conviction of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Member of the Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified for being a Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly...
  • Jayalalithaa disqualified for 10 years: Tamil Nadu issues notification November 12, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa is disqualified from contesting elections for ten years, the Tamil Nadu government has said in a gazette notification. "Consequent upon the conviction of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Member of the Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified for being a Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the date...
  • Madras HC asks Vellore Mayor to apologise for condemning Jayalalithaa's conviction November 11, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rapped the Vellore Mayor P Karthiyayini asking her to apologize for passing a resolution against judge John Michael D' Cunha who sentenced former CM Jayalalithaa to four years in jail. The High Court also asked the Mayor P Karthiyayini to issue a press...