Tamil Language

  • Jaya urges SC to allow use of Tamil as official language in HC April 7, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged the Centre and Supreme Court to reconsider their stand against authorising Tamil as official language in Madras High Court and said administration of justice needs to be taken closer to the people. A recent communication from the Centre had indicated that...
  • Give your baby a Tamil name, win a gold ring June 4, 2009

    Chennai: Anything for the Tamil cause seems to be the latest mantra of the Chennai Corporation as it announced golden rings for all those who give Tamil names to their newborns. And what better day than Chief Minister Karunanidhi's birthday. The news came as a pleasant surprise to many like...
  • Tamil in TN courts? It's Prez's call June 20, 2007

    Chennai: It was a move that promised to take the politics of language to the corridors of justice. In January, the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution making Tamil an official language at the Madras High Court. But when the resolution went for the President’s approval, Dr A P J Kalam...
  • TN CM bent on taking Tamil to court June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister H R Bharadwaj has promised Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi that Tamil Nadu's request for a Presidential review of its demand for use of Tamil in the Madras High Court will be accelerated. The Law Minister's assurance follows a letter by Karunanidhi to the...
  • Centre says no to Tamil, DMK irked June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre has disagreed with the Tamil Nadu Government's proposal to use Tamil in Madras High Court. Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi have dubbed this as ‘discriminatory’. Karunanidhi said the move has been 'discriminatory" and urged Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to seek President Kalam’s consent to...