TAMILS

  • Tamil group DK holds mangalsutra removal event, beef banquet April 14, 2015

    Chennai: Fringe Tamil group Dravida Kazhagam on Tuesday carried out a mangalsutra removal event along with a beef eating banquet in Chennai. The outfit's mangalsutra removal protest is being organised a month after a local private television channel Puthiya Thalaimurai was attacked for carrying out a promo on the relevance...
  • Was Andhra Pradesh shooting cold-blooded murder? April 8, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government Parakala Prabhakar said that 200 smugglers armed with sickles and axes surrounded policemen. Andhra Police on Wednesday shot dead 20 people, mainly from Tamil Nadu, in an Andhra Pradesh forest for allegedly smuggling precious red sanders wood, igniting charges of mass...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 8, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob. ...
  • News 360: Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 wood smugglers, Tamil Nadu pays compensation April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • Political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh over killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • Former TN minister arrested, opposition demands CBI investigation in engineer's suicide case April 5, 2015

    Tamil Nadu's former agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and a chief engineer Senthil were arrested on Sunday, more than a month after engineer S Muthukumarasamy committed suicide allegedly under political pressure over departmental appointments. ...
  • Will wait for the CB-CID probe report, says TN engineer Muthukumarasamy's son April 5, 2015

    Former Tamil Nadu agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and chief engineer Senthil have been arrested in connection with the suicide of engineer S Muthukumarasamy. The engineer's son said, "The accused used to often call my father up. We will wait and watch how the CB-CID probe pans out. We are not...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera says Tamils have no reason to live in fear February 18, 2015

    Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera says that Lankan Tamils have no reason to live in fear and the government is committed to giving the Tamil dominated provinces more powers. But this needs to be discussed with the majority community the Sinhalas, Samaraweera told CNN-IBN. ...
  • Exclusive: Our government not in denial over war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils, says Mangala Samaraweera February 17, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Foreign Affairs Editor Anchal Vohra, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, "Unlike the previous government, we are not in denial over war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils. We will create an independent mechanism to probe all charges." ...
  • IAS officer vs State: Are religious rights being violated? January 28, 2015

    Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him not to preach Christianity. ...
  • Caste politics only spreads hatred, says Tamil author Meena Kandasamy January 23, 2015

    Tamil poet, author and activist Meena Kandasamy speaks to CNN-IBN about the controversy involving Author Perumal Murugan at the Jaipur Literature Festival. ...
  • Oscar winner AR Rahman composes music for 'I' January 14, 2015

    Oscar and Grammy award winner AR Rahman teams up with Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar for his film 'I' which releases in South Indian cinemas on Wednesday. ...
  • Sri Lankan poll results: A new chapter in Indo-Sri Lanka relations? January 9, 2015

    Sri Lankan voters on Friday ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power, ending a 10-year rule that was marked by allegations of family rule, corruption and authoritarianism and chose his one-time minister Maithripala Sirisena in his place. ...
  • Watch: Top stories in Tamil Nadu December 30, 2014

    CNN-IBN brings you the top headlines of metro cities in its new section 'In Your City'. ...
  • Watch: Rajinikanth's journey from bus conductor to megastar December 13, 2014

    On Friday megastar Rajinikanth celebrated his 64th birthday along with his much awaited release 'Lingaa'. Rajinikanth fans thronged movie theatres, PVRs to watch the superstar's latest release. This video celebrates his journey from being a bus conductor to megastar. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 28, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Delhi schools can now set their own Nursery admission guidelines November 28, 2014

    In a huge relief for prive schools in Delhi, the High Court has allowed them to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions quashing the guidelines of city government with respect to the general category seats. ...
  • Unfazed by the danger, fishermen continue to sail in troubled waters November 24, 2014

    Sri Lanka has arrested and subsequently released hundreds of fishermen from Tamil Nadu for trespassing and illegally poaching in Lankan waters. While many have come under attack, some have even been allegedly killed in firing by the Sri Lankan Navy. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out what makes Rameswaram's fisherman venture...
  • Five fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome in Rameswaram November 21, 2014

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have reached their hometown of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. They were given a heroes welcome by family and friends. ...
  • Grateful to PM Modi for his help in getting us back home: A released fisherman November 21, 2014

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India. A fishermen said, "There have been huge efforts made, diplomatic and otherwise, to secure our release. We heard people have been on hunger fasts for 15 days. The diplomatic efforts from the two countries have...
  • Tamil Nadu: PM Modi intervenes to save fishermen November 10, 2014

    Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs may be transferred to India to serve out their sentence. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Raja-paksa over the telephone on Sunday. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 31, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 31, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 4th school rape in a month in Bangalore raises questions on security October 31, 2014

    Sexual assault in schools of Bangalore and Hyderabad reported. Teacher has been arrested for raping a six-year-old in Bangalore. This is the third such case in a month. The Karnataka Home Minister tells CNN-IBN that a circular has been sent across to all the schools and action will soon be...
  • Tamil Nadu government not fighting for the fishermen, says DMK leader TKS Elangovan October 30, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, DMK leader TKS Elangovan said that the Indian government should have taken immediate action. "The Tamil Nadu government is not fighting for these fishermen. The Tamil nadu government is not bothered about these fishermen," said Elangovan. ...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa gets bail; will the relief be shortlived? October 17, 2014

    After 21 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has finally been granted bail in the disproportionate assets case. Her sentence has been suspended, as is that of her co-convicts. The court told her to ensure no violence by her party cadres. ...