Tamil Nadu

  • Sri Lanka apologises to PM Modi, Jaya over derogatory article on its defence site 5 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After facing fierce opposition, the Sri Lankan government has been forced to withdraw the controversial pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from its defence website. The Sri Lankan Defence Ministry has tendered an unqualified apology to both PM Modi and Jaya...
  • Jaya asks Modi to put an end to monthly increase in fuel price 23 hours 24 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put a "full stop" to the monthly increase in diesel price by oil marketing companies introduced during the previous UPA regime. Seeking rollback of Thursday's increase in diesel price by 56 paise per litre, Jayalalithaa...
  • 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: 10 including Principal convicted, 11 acquitted 2 days ago

    Chennai: Ten people have been convicted and 11 acquitted in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy. The school owner, Head Mistress and Principal are among those who have been convicted. The school founder has been given 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 47 lakh has been slapped....
  • FDI in Defence sector would be serious threat to security: CPI 3 days ago

    Coimbatore: Allowing FDI in Defence sector would be a serious threat to India's security, CPI Tamil Nadu Secretary, D Pandian said on Tuesday. FDI can be allowed in the manufacturing sector, by which there would be more production and employment opportunities, but in the defence sector, it would prove to be...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal 3 days ago

    Chennai: Fifty fishermen were arrested from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, towns in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. Reportedly, seven boats have been seized as well. The fishermen have frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented....
  • CM Jayalalithaa requests Centre to enhance Haj quota to Tamil Nadu 6 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested the Centre to enhance the Haj quota for Tamil Nadu this year as the state has received a huge number of applications from pilgrims and many were left disappointed. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said the Tamil...
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka July 23, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...
  • Tamil Nadu's opposition to Sanskrit as old as free India July 23, 2014

    Chennai: A circular of the Central Board of Secondary Education to schools under it aimed at promoting Sanskrit and the political row it sparked in Tamil Nadu is nothing new as the State had opposed both Sanskrit and Hindi as early as in 1949 even in the Constituent Assembly. ...
  • VHP leader slams opposition to 'Sanskrit Week' July 21, 2014

    Kancheepuram: Senior VHP leader S Vedantham on Monday decried the opposition from political parties in Tamil Nadu to 'Sanskrit Week' celebrations proposed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in its schools across the country next month. "It is cheap politics that is behind the opposition to an ancient Indian...
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The denial of entry to a High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member who wanted central intervention to ensure that "such ridiculous colonial practices" are done away with. Mullappally Ramachandran, MP from Kerala, said it...
  • Tamil Nadu firm on compulsory Tamil for school students July 17, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday indicated there would be no change in Tamil being a compulsory language in the syllabus for all school students from Class I to X as mandated by a law. During a debate on grant for School Education in the Assembly, MMK member...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Kerela, Tamil Nadu July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu July 18-19, Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Thursday. "On July 18, Mukherjee will attend the first convocation of the Central University of Kerala at Kasaragod. On the same day, he will inaugurate the platinum jubilee celebrations of the College of Engineering,...
  • 'Dhoti' storm in Chennai: Should there be a dress code in clubs? July 16, 2014

    Days after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association barred a sitting Madras High Court judge and two senior advocates from entering the club wearing dhotis, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has issued a strong warning to the club. Calling it sartorial despotism, Jayalalithaa said that the government intends to pass a law...
  • Dhoti code: Jayalalithaa's stand gets support from political parties July 16, 2014

    Chennai: Days after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association barred a sitting Madras High Court judge and two senior advocates from entering the club wearing dhotis, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has issued a strong warning to the club. Calling it sartorial despotism, Jayalalithaa said that the government intends to pass a...
  • Politicians welcome Jayalalithaa's statement on dhoti code July 16, 2014

    The Tamil Nadu government took note of the row over a Madras High Court Judge and two advocates being refused entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has said that she will not hesitate to cancel licences of the clubs who indulge in...
  • Dhoti code: Jaya warns clubs, says will cancel licences if such acts continue July 16, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has stepped in after the row over a Madras High Court Judge and two advocates being refused entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has said that she will not hesitate to cancel licences of the clubs who...
  • Rs 1,000 every month for girls saved from child marriages July 15, 2014

    Chennai: In a bid to assist minor girls saved from child marriages, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a cash support of Rs 1,000 to each of them every month until they attain 18 years of age. Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi on Tuesday informed the Assembly that this financial...
  • Cauvery Tribunal asks Tamil Nadu to approach SC July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal on Tuesday expressed its inability to entertain Tamil Nadu's plea seeking clarification on the final award passed by it 2007 regarding allocation of quantum of water to the States and asked it to approach the Supreme Court for appropriate directions. An application was...
  • Dhoti-clad judge denied entry in club, issue raised in TN Assembly July 14, 2014

    Chennai: A new controversy is brewing in Tamil Nadu over dress codes after a Madras High Court judge and an advocate were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, instead of trousers. The political parties took up the issue in the state Assembly on Monday. Senior...
  • No dhoti, pyjama, slippers; elite clubs keep British legacy alive, people express outrage July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, DMK chief M Karunanidhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav can't enter most of the clubs across India. The reason is what they wear is not an appropriate dress for the most of the elite clubs in the country. Fortunately, these...
  • Madras HC judge denied entry into TNCA Club for wearing dhoti, DMK objects July 14, 2014

    Chennai: After a Madras High Court judge was denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing a dhoti, DMK chief Karunanidhi has spoken out condemning the incident. He said, "Wearing dhotis is Tamil culture and a ban on dhotis is condemnable. If there's a compulsion that a...
  • TN: Congress decries denial of entry to dhoti-wearing judge at club July 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Sunday said it was "regrettable" that a High Court Judge was denied entry into a club for wearing dhoti, the state's traditional attire. "It is not important who went there wearing dhoti, but a rule barring the entry into a club (for...
  • Tamil Nadu, Gujarat favourites for starting a business: Survey July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have emerged as the most preferred destinations for those looking to start a business as these states offer the best incentives and most conducive investment policies, a survey has found. The survey is the first-ever nationwide poll of micro, small and medium industries which...
  • AIADMK functionary hacked to death July 12, 2014

    Madurai: An AIADMK functionary was hacked to death near the Law College on Friday night, allegedly to avenge the murder of a youth during a clash a few months back, police said on Saturday. Jeyapandi was on way to his house at Karumbalai when a...
  • Jaya writes to PM, seeks greater kerosene allocation for Tamil Nadu July 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to the Prime Minister demanding a greater kerosene allocation to her state. The AIADMK chief has also sought a reversal of the allocation made by the revious UPA regime- asking for a total of over 65,000 kilo litres of kerosene per month....
  • Chennai building collapse: DMK protests, demands CBI probe July 12, 2014

    Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a protest rally on Saturday demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Chennai building collapse. Sixty-one people were killed after an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai last month. While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has accused the builders of the accident and promised...
  • 37 Tamil fishermen set free by Sri Lankan court July 11, 2014

    Rameswaram (TN): Thirty-seven fishermen from the island, arrested in two batches by Sri Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchateevu recently, were on Friday ordered to be released by a court in the neighbouring country. Mannar court magistrate Aanandhi Kanagarathinam ordered the release of the fishermen, Pamban Fishermen Association president U Arulanandam...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly pay tribute to Gopinath Munde July 10, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu state Assembly on Thursday paid homage to late BJP leader Gopinath Munde and some former MLAs who passed away during the inter-session period. Speaker P Dhanapal moved the resolution condoling the demise of Munde, former members of this house G Bhuvaraghan, A Malarmannan, R Umanath, R M...
  • Madras HC orders notice to Tamil Nadu officials on PIL on languages July 7, 2014

    Madurai: Madurai Bench of the Madras High court on Monday ordered issue of notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a PIL seeking to declare all the 22 languages found in Schedule VIII of the constitution as National and official languages of the Union of India. A...