TAMIL NADU

  • Five fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome in Rameswaram 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: PM Modi intervenes to save fishermen November 10, 2014

    Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs may be transferred to India to serve out their sentence. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Raja-paksa over the telephone on Sunday. ...
  • Doing everything possible to bring back 5 fishermen from Sri Lanka: MEA November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday said it has accorded "very high priority" to bring back five Indian fishermen on death row from Sri Lanka and every possible avenue is being explored to ensure their safe return. Terming it as a "delicate" matter, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the government...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Manish Pandey hits ton as Karnataka win November 10, 2014

    Secunderabad: Manish Pandey smashed a quickfire unbeaten century before pacer Abhimanyu Mithun scalped four wickets to guide Karnataka to a comfortable 104- run win over Tamil Nadu in a South Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Monday. Coming on to bat a No. 4, Pandey scored an...
  • Five Tamil fishermen serving death sentence in Sri Lanka to be transferred to Indian jail November 10, 2014

    Chennai: In a big relief to the families of five Tamil fishermen who were awarded death penalty by a Sri Lankan court, the island nation has decided to transfer all the five convicts to Indian jail, according to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. The breakthrough happened after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped...
  • Tamil Nadu: Another Congressman to launch party November 9, 2014

    Chennai: A former Congress legislator will launch a political party, "Dravida Makkal Congress" on Sunday. A Congress MLA (Tiruvottiyur) between 1984-88, "Kuralarasu" K Jayabarathi confirmed that he will be launching the party along with "several other party members and functionaries," on Sunday. The 68-year old former MLA was previously a...
  • Tamil Nadu releases Rs 20 lakh to defend five fishermen November 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it has sent Rs 20 lakh to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka towards legal expenses to secure the release of five fishermen sentenced to death by a Lankan court. The sum has been released on the orders of Chief Minister O....
  • Tamil Nadu Congress says GK Vasan out of trust running assets November 7, 2014

    Chennai: Former Union Minister GK Vasan is out of a trust that runs party properties, including State headquarters Satyamurthy Bhavan which was under Tamil Maanila Congress's control during 1996-2002, a senior Congress leader said. When Vasan's father GK Moopanar founded Tamil Maanila Congress in 1996 after...
  • Sonia Gandhi asks Tamil Nadu Congress to shun groupism November 6, 2014

    Chennai: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday asked her party's faction-ridden Tamil Nadu unit to shun groupism and strive for strengthening the organization at the grassroots level. During an hour-long meeting the TNCC delegation led by PCC President E V K S Elangovan had with Ms. Gandhi and vice president Rahul...
  • Those who don't believe in Congress's ideology can leave the party: Digvijaya to Chidambaram's son November 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Soon after former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti criticised the party high command for lack of autonomy, senior leader Digvijaya Singh lashed out at him suggesting that he should leave the party if he was not happy with it. Without naming Karti, he said, "We are...
  • Karti Chidambaram criticises Congress high command, says Tamil Nadu unit requires autonomy November 5, 2014

    Chennai: Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti on Wednesday criticised the party's high command and the way party was being run. He is another prominent Tamil Nadu Congress leader who has raised a finger on the party's functioning and said the state unit in Tamil Nadu...
  • INS Sudarshini sail to mark 50-years of Indo-Singapore bilateral ties November 5, 2014

    Chennai: Indian Navy's sailing ship INS Sudarshini is set to sail from Kochi to Singapore next month to mark the golden jubilee of bilateral ties between India and the island state in South-East Asia. "To mark the completion of 50 years of diplomatic ties between India and Singapore,...
  • Nitin Gadkari assures steps to bring back five fishermen from Sri Lanka November 4, 2014

    Rameswaram: The families of five fishermen, who were awarded capital punishment by a Sri Lankan court last month on drug-trafficking charges, on Tuesday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought immediate steps by India to bring them back home. Gadkari assured them government would take necessary legal steps and take...
  • Indian envoy in Sri Lanka assures 'unstinted support' to fishermen November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka on Tuesday met the five Indian fishermen, who have been sentenced to death by a court here for alleged drug trafficking, and assured them of "unstinted support" by the government to secure their early release and repatriation. Indian envoy Yash Sinha, who visited...
  • Vaiko protests death penalty to Tamil fishermen, blames NDA government November 4, 2014

    Chennai: Workers of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam led by general secretary Vaiko held massive protests in Chennai on Tuesday against the death sentence awarded to five Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan court. Vaiko, who is an ally of the BJP, also lashed out at the central government for inviting...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka will be freed, assures Panneerselvam November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday assured the families of five fishermen who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court that they will be freed through appropriate measures. The family members of P Emerson, R Wilson, P Augustus, J Langlet and K Prasath of Rameswaram called...
  • Congress expels Vasan for making inappropriate comments against party November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Congress on Monday expeled rebel leader GK Vasan, who has announced his decision to quit the party and revive Tamil Manila Congress, for making inappropriate comments against party. Vasan broke away from the Congress to relaunch the party his father GK Moopanar had founed 18 years ago. "It is not the...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vasan deals body blow to 'sinking ship' Congress, quits in disgust November 3, 2014

    Chennai: The most pleasing face of the Congress from Tamil Nadu has quit the party in disgust. G K Vasan, former union minister and the son of Congress stalwart G K Moopanar has announced in Chennai that he is no longer with the Congress. In a hurriedly convened press meet...
  • GK Vasan quits Congress, to relaunch Tamil Manila Congress November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Former union minister GK Vasan on Monday to quit the Congress party and will relaunch his father GK Moopanar's outfit Tamil Manila Congress. Addressing a press conference, Vasan told his supporters that a new path will be set. "There should be no factions. On the path of Kamaraj and Moopnar...