TAMIL NADU

  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu leave Maharashtra with a mountain to climb in semis 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Tamil Nadu's lower order prolonged Maharashtra's agony and ran them ragged with a display of great resilience to lift the team to an imposing first-innings total of 546 in the Ranji Trophy semifinal on Friday (February 27). That it took them 226.4 overs over two-and-a-half days to achieve it didn't...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Semi-finals, Day 3 12 hours 5 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February 26),...
  • Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Dinesh Karthik takes Tamil Nadu ahead in semis Yesterday

    Over the last few seasons, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has gained the reputation of being a seamer-friendly surface, at least as far as domestic cricket is concerned. Not under-prepared, not overly green, yet enough to keep the faster men interested. The start time - 30 minutes earlier than in...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semi-finals, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: After being dismissed for a paltry 202 in their first innings, Karnataka hit back strongly with skipper and seamer Vinay Kumar taking six wickets to bundle out Mumbai for 44 in just 15.3 overs on the first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu in control against Maharashtra in semis 2 days ago

    Maharashtra, an unheralded outfit seeking a repeat of last year, against Tamil Nadu, a side packed with players of varying international experience, promised an intriguing contest on a lively Eden Gardens deck. Before play started, it seemed like Tamil Nadu had it in them to negate Maharashtra's bowling threat - the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semis 2 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An exciting battle is on cards when a resurgent Mumbai lock horns with defending champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-final match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sworn enemies on the cricket field, both captains Aditya Tare and R Vinay Kumar, will...
  • Five advocates debarred from practice in Chennai 2 days ago

    Chennai: Five advocates allegedly involved in the murder of another lawyer at a local court have been debarred from practising in courts or having any other lawyer appear on their behalf until completion of disciplinary proceedings against them. The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry issued the orders on...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: A contest between Maharashtra's pace and Tamil Nadu's experience 3 days ago

    Not too long ago, Kolkata's Eden Gardens - iconic and magnificent, old world, yet charming - was said to be India's answer to The G. Greats of the game have reminisced about the lull that accompanied an Indian wicket and the spontaneous roar that resonated across the stands after the dismissal...
  • Jayalalithaa's supporter nails his arms, legs to a cross, urges her to come back to power 4 days ago

    Chennai: In a horrific stunt by a former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's supporter in Chennai, his aides nailed his arms and legs to a cross. Shihan Hussaini, a well known Karate expert in the city had a strange way of urging Jayalalithaa to come back to power. Following...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-finals 1 week ago

    (Scroll down for score updates) With Maharashtra already in the semi-finals, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai look for outright wins to secure the other three spots. Catch the Day 4 action with live updates below. ...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karthik, Shankar virtually ensure Tamil Nadu a semi-final berth February 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Dinesh Karthik (64) and Vijay Shankar (82) hit half-centuries to ward off a scare caused by an inspired spell by S S Bandiwar (3 for 31), to virtually ensure a semi-final berth for Tamil Nadu on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Vidarbha on Thursday. Tamil...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Quarter-Finals, Day 4 February 19, 2015

    (Scroll down for live score updates) With Maharashtra already in the semi-finals, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai look for outright wins to secure the other three spots. Catch the Day 4 action with live updates below. ...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-final: Aswin Crist helps Tamil Nadu take upper hand on Day 3 February 18, 2015

    Jaipur: Fine bowling by medium-pacer A Aswin Crist (3 for 47) helped Tamil Nadu take an upper hand by reducing Vidarbha to 206 for six on the third day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match on Wednesday. In reply to Tamil Nadu's first innings total of 403, Vidarbha were struggling when...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-Finals, Day 3 February 18, 2015

    For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page Mumbai look to gain upper hand against Delhi, Mahrashtra-Andhra QF in the balance, Karnataka look to dominate Assam, Vidarbha look to put up a fight against Tamil Nadu on day three. ...
  • Ranji Trophy: Shankar hits ton as Tamil Nadu post 403 vs Vidarbha February 17, 2015

    Jaipur: A patient ton by Vijay Shankar and a half-century by Baba Indrajith (97) helped Tamil Nadu post 403 on the second day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal cricket match against Vidarbha here on Tuesday. In reply to Tamil Nadu's first innings total, Vidarbha played out the remaining five overs of...
  • Tamil Nadu says refugees return only after Sri Lankan Tamil's rehabilitation February 17, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday urged the Centre that the voluntary repatriation of displaced Tamil refugees could be "countenanced" after putting in place proper rehabilitation measures in Sri Lanka. "The government is of the view that voluntary repatriation can be countenanced only after proper rehabilitation of internally displaced Sri Lankan...
  • O Panneerselvam shifts to CM seat in Tamil Nadu Assembly February 17, 2015

    Chennai: After facing criticisms from opposition parties which called him "benami chief minister", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday occupied the first chair designated for the post in the state Assembly. On the opening day of the Assembly session, Panneerselvam occupied the two-seater bench in the House, but chose...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Scores: Quarter-finals, Day 2 February 17, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Sumit Narwal, Parvinder Awana, Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia and Manan Sharma picked up at least a wicket to dismiss Mumbai for 156 in 81 overs. In reply, Delhi reached 20 for the loss of Chand, with Gambhir unbeaten...
  • Coimbatore to ink MoU with city in Germany February 16, 2015

    Coimbatore: Coimbatore would become the tenth city in the world to ink an MoU with Esslingen Am Necakr city in Germany to strengthen ties in different fields, a top official saidon Monday. Jurgen Zieger, Mayor of Esslingen am Neckar, said they had already signed MoUs with nine major cities across the...
  • 100 more deaths in 3 days, swine flu toll jumps to 585 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The death toll from swine flu in 2015 has soared to 585 with 100 more casualties reported across the country in three days since February 12, prompting the Centre to order additional stocks of medicines and diagnostic kits. While the total number of swine flu deaths had stood at...
  • Ranji Trophy: Half centuries by Murali Vijay, Vijay Shankar propel Tamil Nadu February 16, 2015

    Jaipur: Fine half centuries by India Test opener Murali Vijay (96) and Vijay Shankar (90 n.o.) enabled Tamil Nadu reach 234 for four at the close on the first day in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Vidarbha at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium on Monday. A 140-run partnership for the...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly session begins tomorrow February 16, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly session will begin in Chennai on Tuesday amid jubilation among the ruling AIADMK members over the party's impressive win in the bypoll to the Srirangam Assembly seat. AIADMK nominee S Valarmathi trounced her DMK rival N Anand in the by-election held to fill up the vacancy...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, quarter-finals February 16, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Defending champions Karnataka will take on Assam while Delhi will clash with Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, starting from February 16. In the other quarter-finals, Vidarbha have been drawn against Tamil Nadu while Andhra Pradesh are set to...
  • Bypoll elections in Tamil Nadu, voting begins in Srirangam constituency February 13, 2015

    Tiruchirapalli: Polling commenced on Friday in Srirangam Assembly constituency which is facing by-election to fill up the vacancy caused by disqualification of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case. Though the poll scenario presents a multi-corner contest, the battle of the ballot will be between AIADMK's...
  • Congress should learn from Aam Aadmi Party: Karti Chidambaram February 12, 2015

    Chennai: Continuing his tirade against the Congress, Karti Chidambaram has yet again lashed out at the party and asked them to take lessons from the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi. In a series of tweets, Karthi said no one is invincible and that state politics needs a credible leader and an...
  • Establishment of Lokayukta under consideration of government: Tamil Nadu February 10, 2015

    Madurai: Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday told the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court that establishment of Lokayukta in the state was under its consideration. A committee had been formed for the purpose and it was examining the concerned issues including drafting of...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group A, Day 4: Mumbai, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu qualify for quarters, Baroda knocked out February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Forty-time champions Mumbai sneaked into the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament by virtue of their first innings lead in their last Group A league match against holders Karnataka, which ended in a draw here on Monday. Going into the final day of the four-day game after taking a...
  • Madras High Court bans beauty contests in schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu February 6, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court banned beauty contests and peagents in schools and colleges across Tamil Nadu on Friday. Following the orders, students across Tamil Nadu will no longer be allowed to walk the ramp or flaunt their beauty and fashion sense. An interim order said a circular must be issued...
  • Poster war aggravates in Tamil Nadu between supporters of Elangovan, P Chidambaram February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A poster war has broken out in Tamil Nadu between the supporters of state Congress chief EVKS Elangovan and former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram. Posters attacking Elangovan have come up in parts of Chennai, Erode, Trichy and Sivaganga. Another set of posters in support of Elangovan came up...
  • IAS officer vs State: Are religious rights being violated? January 28, 2015

    Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him not to preach Christianity. ...