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  • Chennai: Fire breaks out at TN Secretariat on Monday September 22, 2014

    Chennai: A fire broke out at the Secretariat on Monday but it was immediately extinguished, officials said. The fire broke out following a suspected short circuit in the AC unit of the information department, fire and rescue department officials said, adding, there were no casualties nor any...
  • TN government urged to cover heart transplants in insurance May 9, 2014

    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 government...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise January 15, 2014

    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 January 11, 2014

    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 September 27, 2013

    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 Election...
  • TN: PMK's Ramadoss rejects Jayalalithaa's charge May 14, 2013

    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 proDalit 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? March 28, 2013

    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? ...
  • Suryanelli rape: Govt asked to probe assault of CPM MP February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday directed the government to probe the alleged "manhandling" of CPIM member TN Seema by Delhi Police during a protest demanding removal of Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien who is facing charges in the Suryanelli rape case. Taking a serious note of the...
  • TN: CBI raids residence of state dental council chief January 13, 2013

    Chennai: CBI on Sunday conducted a raid at the residence of a dentist here in connection with the case relating to alleged bribe taken by a dental council member for granting approval to a private dental college in Tamil Nadu to start a postgraduate course. The raid was conducted at the...
  • TN software engineer dies in mysterious circumstances January 1, 2013

    Bangalore: A software engineer hailing from Tamil Nadu, who had come here for New Year celebrations, died in a private hospital on January 1 after being admitted in a badly injured condition. The unidentified techie, who had come with eight other friends from Coimbatore to celebrate New Year, was taken...
  • TN: Man beaten to death for advising to drive safely November 14, 2012

    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 twowheeler on Tuesday night when three persons on a motorcycle and two...
  • TN train reaches Chennai, passengers recount horror July 30, 2012

    Hyderabad/Chennai: The illfated New DelhiChennai 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. A passenger...
  • TN Express mishap: Mukul Roy orders inquiry July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Monday ordered an inquiry into the Tamil Nadu Express fire mishap and announced an exgratia 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 payment...
  • Karuna asks Centre to protect TN fishermen June 24, 2012

    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 Straits...
  • SSLC 10th Tamil Nadu Board results: Girls outshine boys June 4, 2012

    Chennai: Girls came on top in the class ten examinations in the state with nearly 89 per cent of them passing the Tamil Nadu governmentconducted 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 much...
  • TN: 19,620 cops to be recruited soon April 25, 2012

    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 by...
  • 'Taxpayer has the right to know how his money is spent' March 28, 2012

    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 that...
  • Jaya writes to Andhra CM, seeks release of water March 25, 2012

    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 JanuaryApril. "As you are aware, a quantity of 4 tmcft of water is due from January to April...
  • TN bypolls: CPIM joins hands with DMDK February 24, 2012

    Nagapattinam: CPIM's Tamil Nadu unit on Friday said it would support the DMDK in the March 18 Assembly byelection 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, CPIM state secretary G Ramakrishnan...
  • TN bypolls: CPIM joins hands with DMDK February 24, 2012

    Nagapattinam: CPIM's Tamil Nadu unit on Friday said it would support the DMDK in the March 18 Assembly byelection 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, CPIM state secretary G Ramakrishnan...
  • TN: NHRC issues notice on killing of 5 'burglars' February 24, 2012

    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 media...
  • Ranji final: Rajasthan retain the trophy January 23, 2012

    Chennai: Rajasthan clinched their second Ranji Trophy title, having taken the firstinnings lead over hosts Tamil Nadu on day four, and with it capped one of the most amazing turnarounds for a team in the tournament's 77year history. They had all but sealed the result on Sunday, with only the...
  • Dam row: Swamy for outofcourt settlement January 23, 2012

    Kannur: Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has said that the state governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu should find an outofcourt settlement to the Mullaperiyar issue. Inaugurating the concluding meet of the state conference of ABVP here on Sunday, Subramanian Swamy said that the chief ministers of the both the states...
  • TN announces Development Scheme January 16, 2012

    Chennai: To improve basic infrastructure facilities in cities and urban areas in the state, Tamil Nadu government today decided to start a scheme at a cost of Rs 6,653 crore. Under the "Integrated Urban Development Scheme", basic infrastructure, including drinking water, sewage water removal, health, rain water drainage, roads and streets,...
  • Ranji QFs: Harshal Patel's eight stuns Karnataka January 2, 2012

    Bangalore: A superb bowling performance by Haryana's Harshal Patel gave the visitors the first day's honours over Karnataka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday, while significantly boosting their chances of making the Ranji Trophy semifinals. On a lively wicket affording the seamers good bounce, Patel, a 21yearold mediumpacer in...
  • 400 arrested following protests over dam issue December 27, 2011

    Coimbatore: Tamil actordirector and founderpresident of Naam Tamizhar Katchi (NTK), Seeman, was arrested on Monday along with 300 of his partymen at Walayar on the Tamil NaduKerala border for picketing the road demanding that the Centre immediately find a solution to the Mullaperiyar dam dispute. Seeman picketed the PalakkadCoimbatore highway alongwith...
  • No response from PM on CISF deployment: Jaya December 5, 2011

    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 'manmade catastrophic consequences' in view of protests. "I have written to the Prime Minister to provide CISF protection,...
  • ExCEC Seshan prepares his own Lokpal Bill August 26, 2011

    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 and...
  • MDMK not to contest; upset with AIADMK March 20, 2011

    Chennai: Upset over AIADMK's "adamant attitude and illtreatment", 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 Saturday...
  • TN Opposition evicted from assembly after ruckus January 7, 2011

    Chennai: Taking on the ruling DMK over the issue of corruption and price rise, AIADMKled 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...