TAMIL NADU

  • Tamil Nadu: 7 dead, 30 injured in bus accident in Dharmapuri district January 20, 2015

    Dharmapuri: At least Seven people were killed and 30 were injured in a bus accident in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district. The incident occurred on Monday afternoon. The bus fell into a 100-feet gorge near Hogenakkal in Dharmapuri district. More information awaited. ...
  • Madras HC asks Perumal Murugan to explain his changed stance January 20, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday said that it will issue a notice to writer Perumal Murugan so that he could narrate the sequence of events following which he changed his stance. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Kaul and justice Sundaresh expressed large concern in extra judicial groups...
  • Sivakarthikeyan to start shooting for 'Rajini Murugan' in the interiors of Tamil Nadu; will shoot non-stop for 40 days January 20, 2015

    Chennai: The team of actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil comedy "Rajini Murugan" will start shooting in the interiors of Tamil Nadu in places such as Madurai and Trichy starting Wednesday for around 40 days. "We've already completed about 50 percent of the film. The rest should be completed in our next schedule in...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls on Jayalalithaa January 18, 2015

    Chennai: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday met AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence in the first high profile visit after the former chief minister was let on bail in a disproportionate wealth case. An AIADMK release said Jayalalithaa received Jaitley "warmly. It was a courtesy call...
  • Fit-again Wasim Jaffer included in Mumbai squad against Tamil Nadu January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer, out of action from Mumbai's Ranji Trophy cricket campaign after suffering a finger injury in their season opener against J&K, has regained his fitness will play against Tamil Nadu in their group league match against Chennai from January 21-24. The squad led by Suryakumar Yadav has...
  • Administration let down Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, says his lawyer January 15, 2015

    Tamil writer Perumal Murugan who was forced to drop his pen forever following protests by fringe Hindu outfits in Namakkal over his book 'Madhorubagan' was "totally let down" by the district administration, says his lawyer and the Special Public Prosecutor for the CBI in the Madurai Bench of the Madras...
  • EC announces dates for by-elections in WB, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and AP January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the dates for by-elections to fill vacancies in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The by-elections will take place on February 13 and the counting of votes will take...
  • Tamil Nadu captain injured in Ranji match against Bengal January 6, 2015

    Kolkata: Tamil Nadu captain Ramaswamy Prasanna was reportedly injured on the second day of their Ranji Trophy encounter against Bengal at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Prasanna was batting on 50 when he got injured while attempting a run, ramming into Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda. It is believed he was already injured...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC notice to Chief Secretary, Home Secretary on PIL seeking direction to government to probe murders January 5, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to officials, including the Chief Secretary and the Home Secretary on a petition seeking a direction to government to probe the murder of 12 Scheduled Caste persons in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts in 2013 and 2014 by appointing a Special Investigation...
  • Tamil Nadu: Low-intensity bomb found in Sivaganga January 2, 2015

    Madurai: Acting on a tip-off, Sivaganga town police of Madurai on Friday recovered a pipe bomb attached with battery and wire near a TASMAC (Liquor) shop in city's busy Tiruvalluvar Street. District Superintendent of Police Ashwin Mukund Kotnis said four special teams have been formed to nab the culprits who had...
  • Film fraternity urges Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of late filmmaker K Balachander December 31, 2014

    Chennai: The members of the Tamil Nadu Film Directors Union (TANTIS) have urged Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who passed away here last week. "Balachander sir deserves to be remembered for many generations. We were moved to see how many people showed...
  • Watch: Top stories in Tamil Nadu December 30, 2014

    CNN-IBN brings you the top headlines of metro cities in its new section 'In Your City'. ...
  • Sun Network COO C Praveen arrested in a sexual harassment case December 26, 2014

    Chennai: A senior employee of a private television channel was arrested on Friday following a complaint of sexual harassment against him by a former woman staffer, police said. A team of Central crime branch police officials arrested C Praveen, Chief Operating officer of Sun TV Network, from his home. "We have booked...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother undergoes sterilisation reversal surgery after losing all children in 2004 tsunami December 26, 2014

    Nagapattinam: The 2004 Tsunami robbed many mothers in Nagapattinam of their children forcing them to reverse their sterilisation procedure. Thousands of children were killed in the 2004 tsunami disaster and the parents struggled to fill the void left by their missing children. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac travelled to Nagapattinam and met...
  • Tamil Nadu: No lessons learnt from 2004 Tsunami disaster, warning systems still non-functional December 26, 2014

    Chennai: More than 8000 people were killed in Tamil Nadu in the 2004 Tsunami disaster. The killer waves destroyed lives, left families broken and swept away people's hopes and dreams. Nearly 2000 people were killed in Akkaraipettai, a small fishing village in Nagapattinam. Ten years on many families continue to live...
  • Supreme Court extends Jayalalithaa's bail till April 2015 December 18, 2014

    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 December 17, 2014

    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 December 17, 2014

    (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 December 16, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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...