Tamil Nadu

  • Kings & Queens: Will Jayalalithaa be the kingmaker in 2014 LS polls? 11-04-2014 11:24 PM

    In this episode of Kings and Queens, CNN-IBN discusses Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and whether she would be the kingmaker in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on South India 01-04-2014 10:43 AM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Time for DMK, AIADMK to go, says new BJP ally PMK 21-03-2014 11:40 AM

    PMK joined the BJP-led NDA on Thursday. Party leader Anbumani Ramadoss told CNN-IBN that the tie-up with the NDA will provide a new political alternative in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • My father not retiring from politics: Chidambaram's son Karti 21-03-2014 11:24 AM

    Karti will fight the Lok Sabha elections from Sivaganga, his father Chidambaram's constituency. ...
  • TN: CISF personnel kills Neyveli worker, tension grips township 18-03-2014 09:56 AM

    Tension gripped the Neyveli township in Tamil Nadu on Monday after a CISF constable open fired killing a contract worker of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation. According to the police, the victim, 36-year-old Raja, wanted to enter a mine without a valid pass. An altercation broke out with the CISF constable...
  • Power of 49: 2 doctors work tirelessly for healthcare in Sittilingi 05-03-2014 09:07 AM

    Power of 49 is a 'Jaago re' initiative in association with Network 18, encouraging women to vote this election. The campaign brings you the story of two doctors who have worked tirelessly to set up the Tribal Health Initiative in Tamil Nadu's Sittilingi valley that had the highest infant mortality...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh 04-03-2014 12:48 PM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • TCS employee murder case: Two arrested, hunt on for accomplices 26-02-2014 09:07 AM

    Two weeks after a 24-year-old TCS employee was found dead, the Tamil Nadu Crime Branch has arrested two people saying that they have confessed to sexual assault and robbery. The hunt is on for their accomplices. Watch the video for more. ...
  • TN to counter Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins 24-02-2014 02:37 PM

    Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. ...
  • There should be no compromise with terrorism: Tharoor on Rajiv killers 21-02-2014 10:52 AM

    Union Minister Shashi Tharoor speaks on the Prime Minister coming out strongly against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers calling it an attack on the soul of India. ...
  • Centre should immediately approve release of Rajiv Gandhi killers: DMK 19-02-2014 01:53 PM

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has decided to release all 7 people convicted in the killing of the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Centre has been given a 3-day deadline to ratify the decision. ...
  • TN: On Alagiri's birthday, posters show him in Karunanidhi's garb 30-01-2014 01:10 PM

    And it is not just his estranged father that Alagiri has been compared to in posters. Alagiri's pictures have been morphed to show him as Periyar, Fidel Castro and even Subhash Chandra Bose. ...
  • Monsoon tracker: Severe rainfall expected across North Eastern States 02-09-2013 12:28 PM

    The Met Department has predicted severe rainfall in parts of North Eastern States on Monday. Fairly widespread rainfall is also predicted in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattigarh, North Eastern States, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and parts of Maharashtra. ...
  • Saving the Western Ghats: the Tamil Nadu special 31-07-2013 05:42 PM

    Discovering various interesting facets of the Western Ghats in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Election tracker: Jayalalitha leads in TN, Cong in Karnataka, Andhra divided 23-07-2013 11:50 PM

    Tamil Nadu voters are behind the government of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa and rate it better than the previous M Karunanidhi regime. ...
  • Watch: Tamil Nadu government ensures hygiene in mid day meals 17-07-2013 03:56 PM

    The mid day meal scheme has been plagued with issues from hygiene to poisoning as being seen tragically in Bihar. But it has worked well in other instances. CNN-IBN goes to Tamil Nadu where the mid day meal scheme has been a big success with special facilities like a cooker...
  • FTP: Is there still a great deal of social and family resistance to inter-caste marriages? 08-07-2013 11:08 PM

    The Jayalaithaa government in Tamil Nadu has ordered a probe into the death of dalit youth Ilavarasan who earlier this month allegedly committed suicide after conflicts over his marriage to a non Dalit girl. Ilavarasan, whose marriage to Divya triggered anti-Dalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November...
  • TN: Caste politics continues over the death of 20-year-old Dalit boy 06-07-2013 09:53 PM

    Ilavarasan, a 20-year-old Dalit youth whose inter-caste marriage to Divya Nagaraj triggered riots in November 2012, was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri on Thursday. The post-mortem report indicates death due to a head injury, while the police say it is a case of suicide. But Ilavarasan's family...
  • Kanimozhi meets Sonia in Delhi to thank her for support in RS polls 29-06-2013 02:28 PM

    DMK MP Kanimozhi met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday to thank her for supporting her in the Rajya Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu. The Congress support had set off speculations that it was cosying up to former ally DMK. ...
  • Jaya says there may be a 'friendlier' govt at Centre in 2014 12-06-2013 09:00 PM

    AIADMK chief J Jayalaithaa on Wednesday added to the growing Third front clamour and said, "If the present government doesn't release the funds for the cancer institute this year, then I assure that there will be a friendlier government next year that will get the work done." ...
  • Mumbai Crime Branch reaches Chennai hotelier;s residence again 28-05-2013 11:36 PM

    The Tamil Nadu police has denied the Mumbai Police's claim that Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal is untraceable saying it has issued a summon to him to appear on May 30. This even as the Mumbai Police says it is yet to summon Vikram Agarwal for questioning over his links to...
  • IPL scandal: Chennai hotelier's whereabouts unknown as residence found empty 28-05-2013 05:36 PM

    CNN-IBN's Meenakshi Mahadevan reports from outside hotelier Vikram Aggarwal's residence. Aggarwal is likely to be summoned by the Mumbai and the Chennai Police for questioning in the IPL betting case. ...
  • Welcome resolution passed by TN Assembly on SL: Actor Sarathkumar 02-04-2013 11:22 PM

    Members of the Tamil film industry are on a one-day token fast in protest against the alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government and Army. ...
  • Stopping SL cricketers from playing in Chennai is unfortunate 02-04-2013 12:55 PM

    IBN18 editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks on the controversial issue regarding the IPL 6 participation of Sri Lankan players in Chennai. ...
  • Marines row: Italian government has been fair, says Salman Khurshid 29-03-2013 10:40 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said, "I think the Italian government has been very sensible. It took time to be persuaded. I have no problem to say that they have done a good job." ...
  • The Last Word: Is Tamil nationalism spiraling out of control? 28-03-2013 09:54 PM

    A Tamil Nadu assembly resolution calls for the government to stop regarding Sri Lanka as a friendly state, impose economic sanctions and ask the UN to pass a resolution demanding a referendum on eelam. Is this a sign of Tamil nationalism spiraling out of control and threatening India's interests? ...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 27-03-2013 11:59 PM

    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution asking the Centre to stop treating Sri Lanka as a friendly country. ...
  • Politics ruining cricketing ties: Ranatunga 27-03-2013 11:50 PM

    Talking to CNN-IBN's Editor-in-Chief, Rajdeep Sardesai, Ranatunga said, "It is a sad day for cricket in general. I personally feel South Indian politicians are drying to make their vote base for the upcoming elections. I think they should not drag sports into their political agenda. It's unfortunate that one area...
  • News 360: TN Assembly passes resolution demanding referendum on Eelam 27-03-2013 10:06 PM

    With emotions running high in Tamil Nadu over the Sri Lanka issue, the state Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution asking the Centre to stop treating Sri Lanka as a friendly country. It also calls for a referendum on a separate Eelam among Tamils in Sri Lanka and Lankan Tamils...