TAMILS

  • Family of Tamil Nadu engineer who committed suicide denied reports of threat from AIADMK Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam violated oath of office, alleges Karunanidhi 2 days ago

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday slammed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for his statement that the state's 2015-16 budget proposals were prepared under the directions of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and said such an act amounted to violating oath of office and secrecy. "The budget is a confidential document...
  • Suriya showers love on National Award winners 4 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Suriya, who was delighted with his fraternity bagging eight honours at the 62nd National Film Awards, congratulated and surprised the winners with bouquets. "Suriya sir sent each winner a bouquet of flowers. He personally met and congratulated them on their victory," a source close to the actor told...
  • 'Valiyavan' review: A half-annulled comedy and an unconvincing plot makes the film boring 4 days ago

    Film: Valiyavan Cast: Jai, Andrea Jeremiah, Bala Saravanan, Azhagam Perumal, Anupama Kumar Director: M. Saravanan 'Valiyavan'... oh boy, a dull drivel from the word go. You are watching a movie whose opening credits appear on a black screen, if you are instantly reminded of a Woody Allen movie, stop your imagination right there. Andrea,...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Karnataka thrash Tamil Nadu, Delhi lose to Haryana 4 days ago

    Karnataka bowlers produced a clinical show to bowl Tamil Nadu out for just 61 to set up an easy eight-wicket victory for their team in a South Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy on Friday. Seamer Ronit More produced a spell of 3-2-1-2 as he reduced Tamil...
  • Dhanush 'proud' of winning two National Awards for his production 'Kaaka Muttai' 1 week ago

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Dhanush is proud that his production venture 'Kaaka Muttai' has won best child artist and children movie award at the 62nd National Film Awards. The film's leading child artists -- J Vignesh and Ramesh -- bagged the honour for their poignant portrayal of inseparable siblings living in a...
  • Tamil Nadu threatens to call off talks if fishermen not released March 23, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday threatened to call off the bilateral talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday if 54 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested recently by the Navy of the island nation, were not released as assured by the Lankan government. An official release here...
  • Sri Lankan President hands back land seized from Tamils in ex-war zone March 23, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday took the first step towards handing back military-occupied land in the country's war-ravaged north with President Maithripala Sirisena returning 425 acres to its original Tamil owners. "Every measure will be taken to resolve issues faced by people irrespective of their race or religion under my rule,"...
  • Rajnath Singh asks CMs of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh to quickly solve terror cases March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to ensure expeditious probe of unresolved terror cases in their respective states, saying arrest of the guilty will be the "best recipe" to prevent similar attacks in future. In separate letters to O...
  • DMK backs Tamil Nadu farmers bandh against Karnataka dams across Cauvery March 23, 2015

    Chennai: The DMK has decided to support Tamil Nadu farmers' proposed bandh against Karnataka on March 28th. The farmers are opposing Karnataka's plan to build two dams across Cauvery at Mekedatu. The DMK chief M Karunanidhi has asked the ruling AIADMK to call for total bandh on March 28. He...
  • Woman dies after she gets caught in conveyor belt March 23, 2015

    Udhagamandalam (TN): A 36-Year-old woman worker in a tea factory was killed on Monday after she was caught in the conveyor belt at Mayfield in Nilakottai, police said. As the worker was putting tea leaves in the basket, her saree entangled with the belt, dragging her to the extreme end,...
  • 29 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy March 21, 2015

    Rameswaram (TN): Twenty-nine fishermen from Rameswaram were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday night while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. The fishermen, who went out to sea on Saturday morning, were fishing near Katchatheevu in five boats when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel took them into custody...
  • A bridge too far: Special report from Sri Lanka March 21, 2015

    In this special show from Sri Lanka, CNN-IBN's Foreign Affairs Editor Anchal Vohra brings all about from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka and its impact on both the countries. ...
  • Sadha makes comeback with Vadivelu's 'Eli' March 21, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Sadha, who was last seen in 2011 Tamil film 'Puli Vesham', is making a comeback of sorts to the industry with upcoming Tamil comedy 'Eli', starring comedian Vadivelu in the lead. "Sadha has been roped in to play an important role. I can't divulge more details, but she will...
  • Rajinikanth pays hefty amount to settle the losses incurred by 'Lingaa' distributors March 21, 2015

    Chennai: The 'Lingaa' issue with the distributors, who claimed heavy losses, seems to have finally resolved amicably after the intervention of superstar Rajinikanth, who agreed to pay a lump sum amount. "Rajini sir paid the amount to producer Rockline Venkatesh and requested him to settle the losses of the distributors. While...
  • Tamil Nadu: 2 men posing as policemen gangrape a woman March 17, 2015

    Chennai: A woman in Tamil Nadu was allegedly gangraped on Tuesday by two men who posed as policemen. The men took away the woman when she was with a male friend in a forest area. Police sources say that medical examination has been carried out. The incident was reported from the...
  • Two fishermen injured after Sri Lankan Navy attacks them with nylon ropes at sea March 17, 2015

    Chennai: Two Indian fishermen were injured as the Sri Lankan Navy attacked them with nylon ropes at sea near Katchatheevu early on Tuesday morning. According to sources, the fishermen are from Tamil Nadu's Rameswaran area. This attack came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka. During his meeting...
  • Excited to be teaming up with Vikram: Kajal Aggarwal March 16, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who has been teamed up with Vikram for the first time in a yet-untitled Tamil actioner, considers it an honour. She says she's excited to start working with him as she admires his work. "I'm super excited. I really admire Vikram's work and I'm looking forward to...
  • K.S. Ravi Kumar awaits Kiccha Sudeep's dates for his next project March 15, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker K.S. Ravi Kumar, who has confirmed that his next project will be with Kiccha Sudeep, says he is waiting for the actor to be relieved from all his projects to start his film. "If all goes well, the project will likely start in April. Sudeep is busy shooting for...
  • Tamil Nadu number one state on development parameters: Assocham March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu has been ranked as the best performing state on eight out of nine development parameters like economy, power, roads and health while Kerala secured the second slot, according to an Assocham study. Except for education, Tamil Nadu remained the best performing state in all other parameters. Kerala...
  • PM Modi visits Tamil dominated Jaffna, seeks respect for all citizens in Sri Lanka March 14, 2015

    Jaffna: Making a historic visit to a region once ravaged by strife, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for equitable development and respect for all citizens in Sri Lanka, seen as an oblique reference to Tamils who had suffered during the war between the LTTE and forces. Winding up his...
  • Suo moto case against suspended Tamil Nadu police officer for beating his daughter March 14, 2015

    The Karnataka Women's commission and Bengaluru police have filed a suo moto case of illegal detention and assault against Tamil Nadu police officer for beating his daughter on a busy street in Bengaluru. ...
  • PM Modi to visit Jaffna, likely to discuss refugee repatriation in India March 14, 2015

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will be travelling to Jaffna, the Tamil majority region in the country. His visit comes a day after he pushed for greater autonomy for the island's biggest minority. The two countries are likely to discuss a possible repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees in...
  • Indian PM visits Sri Lanka after 30 years, marks new beginning March 13, 2015

    Noting that security of India and Sri Lanka was "indivisible", Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly pitched for enhanced cooperation in key areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi seeks a life of peace and dignity for Tamils in Sri Lanka March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Breaking a 28-year-long hiatus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked on an important visit to Sri Lanka with the message that India favoured a life of equality, justice, peace and dignity for Tamils in its "new journey" of peace and reconciliation. The first prime minister to visit the island...
  • PM Modi seeks enhanced cooperation from Sri Lanka in counter-terrorism March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Noting that security of India and Sri Lanka was "indivisible", Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly pitched for enhanced cooperation in key areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism. In an address to Sri Lankan Parliament, Modi said the unity and integrity of Sri Lanka were paramount for India and that...
  • Highlights of Ranji Trophy 2014-15 season and stars of Karnataka March 13, 2015

    Hobart: Soon after Karnataka's defeat to Odisha in Bangalore in November 2012, R Vinay Kumar and J Arun Kumar, the captain and batting coach respectively, answered for the dismal show, and almost made a personal promise to their fans through a handful of scribes that they would do whatever it...
  • Karnataka rock the charts in Ranji Trophy triumph March 13, 2015

    Karnataka defended their Ranji Trophy title successfully with an innings-and-217-run win over Tamil Nadu in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday (March 12), making them the second-most successful team in the 81-year history of the competition. Mumbai, the 40-time champions, remain ahead of them, while Delhi,...