TAMIL

  • Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE Yesterday

    Colombo: Tamil National Alliance has no allegiance to the LTTE as it is not in favour of terrorism, a senior leader of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said, rebutting allegations in this regard. "We do not have any allegiance to the LTTE nor are we committed to their ideology. We...
  • Normal life hit by Karnataka bandh over Cauvery issue 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Normal life in the country's IT capital and several parts of Karnataka was crippled on Saturday as a 12-hour statewide bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits to protest Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across the river Cauvery, began. Bus, auto and taxi services were badly hit in...
  • SC extends Jayalalithaa's bail in disproportionate assets case 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail granted to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa till the disposal of her appeal before the Karnataka High Court in disproportionate assets case in which she has been sentenced to four years in jail. The apex court also allowed the...
  • Jayalalithaa's DA case classic example of wrong in criminal justice system: SC 5 days ago

    New Delhi: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's DA case spanning for 15 years was "a classic illustration of what is wrong with our criminal justice delivery system," and "something drastic" has to be done to remedy it, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. "It is the criminal justice delivery system that comes...
  • Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case; Supreme Court gives split verdict on removal of Special Public Prosecutor 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a split verdict on a DMK leader's plea seeking removal of a public prosecutor from representing state in the Karnataka High Court which recently reserved verdict on an appeal of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. As a...
  • Tamil group DK holds mangalsutra removal event, beef banquet 6 days ago

    Chennai: Fringe Tamil group Dravida Kazhagam on Tuesday carried out a mangalsutra removal event along with a beef eating banquet in Chennai. The outfit's mangalsutra removal protest is being organised a month after a local private television channel Puthiya Thalaimurai was attacked for carrying out a promo on the relevance...
  • Tamil Nadu: Woman teacher reported missing with class 10 student April 12, 2015

    Tirunelveli: A private school woman teacher at Kadayalanallur had been reported missing along with her tenth standard student since March 31. Police, who registered a case on a complaint from the parents of the 15-year-old student, said initial investigation revealed that the duo had developed intimacy. The teacher was 23 years old...
  • TN: With limited employment opportunities, Javadhu Hills tribals easy pick for sandalwood smugglers April 11, 2015

    Javadhu Hills (Tamil Nadu): With limited opportunities for work, tribals from Javadhu Hills in Tamil Nadu are forced to go to neighbouring states to make ends meet. But over the years the place has seen a number of its men either ending up in jails in Andhra Pradesh or killed...
  • Andhra Pradesh police faces tough questions from HC on killing of 20 wood cutters April 10, 2015

    Hyderabad/Chennai: As doubts cropped up over the gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu, the Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday faced tough questions from the Hyderabad High Court as to why a case of murder was not filed in the killings. In a related development, the Madras High Court refused...
  • Families of Andhra Pradesh encounter victims refuse to cremate bodies, demand probe April 10, 2015

    Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu): Families of the alleged red sander smugglers who were gunned down by Andhra Pradesh Police in an encounter in Chittoor on April 7 are refusing to cremate the bodies. Rejecting the police's theory that the men were smugglers, the families say that they were killed in cold...
  • Chittoor encounter: Families refuse to cremate bodies, seeks independent probe April 9, 2015

    Thiruvanamalai: There is no end to protests over the mysterious encounter and killing of 20 red sandalwood smugglers by Andhra Pradesh Police in Chittoor district of the state. Families of the two of the deceased placed their on the road in Tamil Nadu's Thiruvanamalai district demanding a credible independent probe...
  • AP civil liberties panel claims a survivor says Chittoor encounter was staged April 9, 2015

    Hyderabad/ Chennai: In a new twist in the Chittoor encounter, in which 20 alleged smugglers were killed, the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) claims that a survivor of the encounter has surfaced in Thiruvanamalai district of Tamil Nadu. The man was reportedly on the same bus as the other...
  • Was Andhra Pradesh shooting cold-blooded murder? April 8, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government Parakala Prabhakar said that 200 smugglers armed with sickles and axes surrounded policemen. Andhra Police on Wednesday shot dead 20 people, mainly from Tamil Nadu, in an Andhra Pradesh forest for allegedly smuggling precious red sanders wood, igniting charges of mass...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 8, 2015

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  • News 360: Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 wood smugglers, Tamil Nadu pays compensation April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • Political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh over killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • Why Tamil Nadu government's decision to announce compensation to alleged 'smugglers' is wrong April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil passions are running high after 20 suspected red sandalwood smugglers were gunned down by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh police near Tirupati on Tuesday morning. According to Tamil Nadu government, 12 of the total 20 killed are from Tamil Nadu. A few hours after the alleged 'encounter' took place,...
  • Tamil Nadu government announces Rs 3 lakh compensation for 20 people killed in Chittoor encounter April 8, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has announced Rs 3 lakh compensation for families of 20 people killed in Chittoor encounter. Locals staged protest in Chittoor and Chennai over the killings of twenty wood smugglers. Several political parties in Tamil Nadu including the DMK, MDMK and the PMK condemned the encounter and...
  • Anger in Tamil Nadu after killing of 20 wood smugglers in Andhra Pradesh April 8, 2015

    Hyderabad/Chennai: Police shot dead 20 people, mainly from Tamil Nadu, in an Andhra Pradesh forest for allegedly smuggling precious red sanders wood, igniting charges of mass murder in Tamil Nadu. The government and political parties in Tamil Nadu reacted angrily as it emerged that 12 of the dead were from Tiruvannamalai...
  • 12 Tamils out of 20 smugglers killed in encounter with Andhra Police, parties demand probe April 7, 2015

    Chennai: A political battle has ensued after a successful operation by the Andhra Pradesh Police in which 20 red sander smugglers were killed in an encounter inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district of the state. Tamil parties have condemned the Andhra Pradesh Police move after it was revealed that...
  • Former TN minister arrested, opposition demands CBI investigation in engineer's suicide case April 5, 2015

    Tamil Nadu's former agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and a chief engineer Senthil were arrested on Sunday, more than a month after engineer S Muthukumarasamy committed suicide allegedly under political pressure over departmental appointments. ...
  • Former TN minister, chief engineer sent to 15 days judicial custody in engineer's suicide case April 5, 2015

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and chief engineer Senthil have been sent to 15 days judicial custody on Sunday in connection with the suicide of engineer S Muthukumarasamy. The duo has been charged with abetment of suicide and criminal conspiracy. An engineer with the agriculture department, Muthukumarasamy committed...
  • Will wait for the CB-CID probe report, says TN engineer Muthukumarasamy's son April 5, 2015

    Former Tamil Nadu agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and chief engineer Senthil have been arrested in connection with the suicide of engineer S Muthukumarasamy. The engineer's son said, "The accused used to often call my father up. We will wait and watch how the CB-CID probe pans out. We are not...
  • Former TN minister, chief engineer arrested in connection with engineer's suicide April 5, 2015

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and chief engineer Senthil have been arrested in connection with the suicide of an engineer. S Muthukumarasamy was allegedly being pressured by superiors for key appointments. Krishnamoorthy's staff has been accused of demanding bribes from S Muthukumarasamy over postings. The minister was...
  • 'Nannbenda' review: With a shoddy plot, the film falls short from the word go April 3, 2015

    Film: Nannbenda Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayanthara, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Sherin, Pooja Ramachandran. Director: Jagadish Every ten minutes or so, the actors themselves laugh pathetically on-screen. Maybe that's sarcasm turned upside down. They are going to laugh at us and we, innocent people, sitting on the other side of the screen have no option but...
  • Tamil Nadu: 9 dead in SUV-milk van collision in Dindigul district April 3, 2015

    Dindigul (TN): Nine people were killed and one was seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a milk van in the wee hours on Friday. The sport utility vehicle carrying them was proceeding towards Karur when the mishap occurred at Sempatti, 18 kms from Dindigul, police said. The...
  • Tamil Nadu: AAP seeks CBI probe on engineer's suicide over bribery April 2, 2015

    Chennai: After the suicide of Tamil Nadu engineer S Muthukumarasamy sparked a political firestorm for the ruling AIADMK government, the state unit of the Aam Aadmi Party has joined the clamour demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe. The party will submit a petition to the Governor demanding a CBI...
  • Family of Tamil Nadu engineer who committed suicide denied reports of threat from AIADMK March 31, 2015

    Chennai: Family members of Tamil Nadu agriculture department engineer Muthukumarasamy who committed suicide, have denied reports that they received any threat from the ruling AIADMK. "The chief engineer approached me for a job offer. We are not happy with the CB-CID probe," son of the engineer Sethuraman said. The engineer committed...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 killed, 18 injured as under construction building collapses in Tiruvarur March 29, 2015

    Tiruvarur: Five persons were killed and 18 injured when an under construction staff quarters of the Central University collapsed, police said. The toll could increase as several of the injured were in a serious condition, they said. Police and fire service personnel were searching whether more persons were trapped in the debris....
  • AIADMK leaders seek divine intervention for Jayalalaithaa's return as Tamil Nadu CM March 29, 2015

    Coimbatore: Seeking divine intervention for AIADMK supremo Jayalalaithaa's return as Chief Minister, a two hour "Maha Gaja Pooja Yaga" was performed by party leaders and workers. As part of the rituals, five elephants, brought from Palakkad in Kerala, were made to stand in front of the Yaga venue in Ganapathi...