Tamil Nadu

  • 'Dhoti' storm in Chennai: Should there be a dress code in clubs? 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Hindi first: Are Netas playing politics of language? June 20, 2014

    Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified its stand that stating that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. CNN-IBN takes calls...
  • Chennai: Police, commuters hold up traffic to save a life June 18, 2014

    It's not a story you read about everyday, in Chennai, Police and doctors coming together to save someone's life, they cleared up traffic to transport a heart in less than 14 minutes over a distance of 12 kms helping in saving the life of a 21 year old. ...
  • Tamil parties oppose invitation to Rajapaksa for Modi's swearing-in May 24, 2014

    Political parties in Tamil Nadu are up in arms over Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa being invited for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Monday. After BJP ally MDMK leader Vaiko opposed Rajapaksa's presence, another ally PMK also joined in and party founder Ramadoss urged Modi to review his...
  • Modi should respect Tamil sentiment, avoid invite to Lanka: DMK May 22, 2014

    DMK leader TKS Elangovan said, "He (Narendra Modi) could have avoided when he is becoming the PM. He has the wishes and blessings of the people of India. He should have respected Indian sentiments." ...
  • DMK leader MK Stalin does a u-turn, withdraws resignation May 18, 2014

    The political drama continued in Tamil Nadu as DMK treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin withdrew his resignation hours after he offered to quit. Owning responsibility to the party's rout in the state Stalin resigned but withdrew after Karunanidhi intervened. ...
  • Post-poll survey: TRS leading in Telangana, AIADMK is a big gainer in TN May 14, 2014

    According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti post-poll survey based on all the nine phases of voting, TRS is a big gainer in Telangana with 8-12 seats and Congress is getting 3-5 seats, while BJP-TDP alliance is getting 2-4 seats out of 17 seats. On the other side, J Jayalalithaa led AIADMK is leading...
  • Jaya refuses to comment on post-poll alliance, says waiting for result May 14, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa refused to comment on the post-poll alliance and said she was eagerly waiting for the result. Jayalalithaa said, "I am waiting eagerly for results which will be declared on May 16. Nothing more I can say at this juncture. I cannot...
  • News 360: Congress moves EC against Modi for for violation of model code April 24, 2014

    Congress demanded registration of FIR against Narendra Modi dubbing as a "flagrant violation" of the model code telecast of his roadshow and his filing of nomination in Varanasi in 117 constituencies going to polls on Thursday. ...
  • Watch: Jayalalithaa, Kamal Haasan, Kanimozhi vote in Tamil Nadu April 24, 2014

    39 seats in Tamil Nadu are voting in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 24. Even though Tamil Nadu is witnessing a multi-corner contest, the main fight is between chief minister J Jayalalithaa led AIADMK and M Karunanidhi-MK Stalin led DMK. ...
  • Elections Yatra: Will 2G scam haunt the DMK in Chennai Central? April 21, 2014

    With three days left for polling in the state of Tamil Nadu, CNN-IBN's Election Yatra tarvels to the Chennai Central Parliamentary constituency, a DMK stronghold. Former Union Textiles Minister and two-time MP Dayanidhi Maran is seeking re-election from here once again. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out if the 2G spectrum...
  • Kings & Queens: Will Jayalalithaa be the kingmaker in 2014 LS polls? April 12, 2014

    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 April 1, 2014

    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 March 21, 2014

    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 March 21, 2014

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

    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 March 5, 2014

    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 March 4, 2014

    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 February 26, 2014

    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 February 24, 2014

    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 February 21, 2014

    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 February 19, 2014

    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 January 30, 2014

    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 September 2, 2013

    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 July 31, 2013

    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 July 23, 2013

    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 July 17, 2013

    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? July 9, 2013

    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 last...
  • TN: Caste politics continues over the death of 20-year-old Dalit boy July 6, 2013

    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...