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  • TN government urged to cover heart transplants in insurance 09-05-2014 04:52 PM

    Chennai: A representation has been made to the Tamil Nadu government to cover heart transplant surgeries in its Chief Minister's Insurance Scheme to benefit the common man, a top doctor said on Friday. Dr KR Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital, said a representation has been made to the...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise 15-01-2014 12:44 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The main opposition CPI (M) has began a fast in about 1,400 centres across Kerala protesting against the price hike of LPG and other essential commodities. Near general hospital in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, it was TN Seema MP who held the fast. The party has not given a...
  • Jaya directs release of Lankan fishermen in TN prison 11-01-2014 11:28 PM

    Chennai: Seeking to create a favourable atmosphere for the proposed meeting of fishermen associations of India and Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today directed the release of Lankan fishermen lodged in prison in the state and sought that their Indian counterparts jailed in that country also be...
  • SC should have consulted political parties over negative vote: Yechury 27-09-2013 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: While most political parties have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that directs the Election Commission to hold a 'none of the above option', voices of dissent have also come up. CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said, "This should have been discussed with the political parties. Neither SC nor the...
  • TN: PMK's Ramadoss rejects Jayalalithaa's charge 14-05-2013 11:35 AM

    Chennai: Rejecting Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's charge that his party was behind the violence in various parts of the state, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday alleged that pro-Dalit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi was behind the incidents. "The Chief Minister's charge blaming PMK is far from truth," he...
  • 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. ...
  • TN: Man beaten to death for advising to drive safely 14-11-2012 10:17 AM

    Salem: A man was allegedly beaten to death at Attur in the district by five persons who were irked over his advising them to drive safely, police said on Wednesday. The police said the man was driving his two-wheeler on Tuesday night when three persons on a motorcycle and two...
  • Will Arvind Kejriwal succeed where TN Seshan failed?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the early 1990s, when TN Seshan as Chief Election Commissioner was the flavour of the season, a packed Rotary Club meeting in South Mumbai...

  • TN train reaches Chennai, passengers recount horror 30-07-2012 01:50 PM

    Hyderabad/Chennai: The ill-fated New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express reached Chennai Central station, minus the gutted bogie in which 35 passengers were burnt alive early on Monday morning. The distraught passengers of the train were in a hurry to reach their homes and were reluctant to speak to the media persons....
  • TN Express mishap: Mukul Roy orders inquiry 30-07-2012 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Monday ordered an inquiry into the Tamil Nadu Express fire mishap and announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs five lakh each for the next of the kin of those killed in the incident that left nearly 30 people dead. He also announced a...
  • Karuna asks Centre to protect TN fishermen 24-06-2012 06:31 PM

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday demanded that the Centre take steps to safeguard Tamil Nadu fishermen in the wake of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa reportedly hinting that those caught fishing in Katchatheevu could face up to 20 years in jail. Katchatheevu is an islet in the Palk...
  • SSLC 10th Tamil Nadu Board results: Girls outshine boys 04-06-2012 02:28 PM

    Chennai: Girls came on top in the class ten examinations in the state with nearly 89 per cent of them passing the Tamil Nadu government-conducted exams, the results for which were announced on Monday. This was the first set of exams held under the uniform education syllabus, which had generated...
  • TN: 19,620 cops to be recruited soon 25-04-2012 08:31 AM

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced that 19,620 new police personnel would be recruited in the next four years, to be posted in the 1,498 police stations functioning in Tamil Nadu. Replying to the discussion on the demands for grants for the police department, the CM said that...
  • 'Taxpayer has the right to know how his money is spent' 28-03-2012 10:27 PM

    Mumbai: The Government auditor CAG on Wednesday sought more powers for the constitutional body and said the common man has all the right to know how his tax money is being spent. "The legislature votes the Budget. The Budget is passed on to the executive, which implements it and expends...
  • Jaya writes to Andhra CM, seeks release of water 25-03-2012 12:17 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to her Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Kiran Kumar Reddy seeking release of four tmcft of water from Kandaleru reservoir due for the months of January-April. "As you are aware, a quantity of 4 tmcft of water is due from January to...
  • TN by-polls: CPI-M joins hands with DMDK 24-02-2012 11:31 PM

    Nagapattinam: CPI-M's Tamil Nadu unit on Friday said it would support the DMDK in the March 18 Assembly by-election to the Sankarankoil constituency. The party had decided to support the DMDK since the AIADMK government has not measured up to the expectations of the people, CPI-M state secretary G Ramakrishnan...
  • TN by-polls: CPI-M joins hands with DMDK 24-02-2012 11:31 PM

    Nagapattinam: CPI-M's Tamil Nadu unit on Friday said it would support the DMDK in the March 18 Assembly by-election to the Sankarankoil constituency. The party had decided to support the DMDK since the AIADMK government has not measured up to the expectations of the people, CPI-M state secretary G Ramakrishnan...
  • TN: NHRC issues notice on killing of 5 'burglars' 24-02-2012 01:45 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to Director General of Tamil Nadu Police and Chennai District Magistrate asking them to investigate the death of five suspected burglars in a police encounter. The direction came after the commission received a complaint on the basis of...
  • 400 arrested following protests over dam issue 27-12-2011 08:59 AM

    Coimbatore: Tamil actor-director and founder-president of Naam Tamizhar Katchi (NTK), Seeman, was arrested on Monday along with 300 of his partymen at Walayar on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border for picketing the road demanding that the Centre immediately find a solution to the Mullaperiyar dam dispute. Seeman picketed the Palakkad-Coimbatore highway...
  • No response from PM on CISF deployment: Jaya 05-12-2011 03:30 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday said the Centre was yet to respond to her request for deployment of CISF personnel at the Mullaperiyar dam site in Kerala to avert any 'man-made catastrophic consequences' in view of protests. "I have written to the Prime Minister to provide CISF...
  • Ex-CEC Seshan prepares his own Lokpal Bill 26-08-2011 05:33 PM

    New Delhi: Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan has submitted a draft of the Lokpal Bill and Lokayukta to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He said that if the Government and Team Anna agree on his proposed draft than it can implemented soon. "I have send a draft bill on Lokpal...
  • MDMK not to contest; upset with AIADMK 20-03-2011 10:58 AM

    Chennai: Upset over AIADMK's "adamant attitude and ill-treatment", MDMK on Sunday quit the electoral battle for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls even as the AIADMK's new found ally DMDK is negotiating hard with its senior partner on identification of 41 seats allotted to it. Last minute efforts by AIADMK late...
  • TN Opposition evicted from assembly after ruckus 07-01-2011 02:08 PM

    Chennai: Taking on the ruling DMK over the issue of corruption and price rise, AIADMK-led Opposition on Friday disrupted the Governor's customary address to the Tamil Nadu Assembly, resulting in their mass eviction. Dressed in black, members of AIADMK, CPI(M), CPI and MDMK raised slogans against the DMK government over...