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Robert Pious, Rajiv Gandhi's killer languishing in jail for 27 years, seeks mercy killing
Robert Pious, Rajiv Gandhi's killer languishing in jail for 27 years, seeks mercy killing

Robert Pious, convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, said he has lost purpose in life and wants euthanasia.

Horse-trading sting operation: Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker rejects DMK's 'evidence' CD
Horse-trading sting operation: Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker rejects DMK's 'evidence' CD

Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal on Monday ruled that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Compact Disc (CD) submitted to raise the issue of alleged horse-trading of some All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLA's, was only a TV channel's video footage with no evidential value.

EC orders FIR over 'bribing of voters' in RK Nagar bypoll
EC orders FIR over 'bribing of voters' in RK Nagar bypoll

The bypoll slated for April 12 was cancelled subsequently following allegations of large-scale distribution of money to voters, entailing raids by the tax authorities.

J Jayalalithaa 11th 'avatar' of Lord Vishnu, says AIADMK MLA Mariappan Kennedy
J Jayalalithaa 11th 'avatar' of Lord Vishnu, says AIADMK MLA Mariappan Kennedy

At a time when Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK is witnessing a bitter struggle for power between the O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palaniswami led camps, one of its MLAs today said that the late former general secretary, J Jayalalithaa, was actually an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Cash-for-vote MLA sting: DMK, Congress stage walkout from TN Assembly
Cash-for-vote MLA sting: DMK, Congress stage walkout from TN Assembly

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin raised the issue of the 'Cash for Vote' MLA sting in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday for the second consecutive day.

'Cash-for-vote' sting: MK Stalin, DMK MLAs evicted from TN Assembly after ruckus, detained
'Cash-for-vote' sting: MK Stalin, DMK MLAs evicted from TN Assembly after ruckus, detained

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin and several other MLAs of his party were evicted from Tamil Nadu assembly following a ruckus over an alleged 'cash for vote' sting operation on Wednesday.

ED attaches 50 kg gold of Tamil Nadu businessman Sekhar Reddy

The action has been taken under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA), the ED said.
 

Palaniswami camp asks OPS to reconsider decision on merger

Jayakumar, a senior leader of the AIADMK Amma faction, said their stand remained the same, which is to hold talks and merge the two groups.

Yechury meets attacked IIT-M scholar

Yechury, General Secretary of CPI(M), met research scholar R Sooraj at a private hospital where he is undergoing treatment, the party said in a release.

Chennai Silks Building in T. Nagar starts collapsing; fire continues for the second day
Chennai Silks Building in T. Nagar starts collapsing; fire continues for the second day

The Tamil Nadu Police has declared the area as unsafe and cordoned off the busy T. Nagar locality which in turn has affected the business of other organisations for a second day.

Infosys employee's naked body found in office near Chennai
Infosys employee's naked body found in office near Chennai

Ilayaraja Arunachalam hailed from Tiruvannamalai district.

Pro-Left student bodies protest attack on IIT-Madras student

Pro-Left student bodies today staged a protest outside the IIT Madras here condemning the attack on a PhD scholar for taking part in a beef fest in the campus opposing the Centre's ban on sale of cattle for slaughter.

Massive protests in Chennai over Centre's ban on cattle slaughter, attack on IIT-Madras student
Massive protests in Chennai over Centre's ban on cattle slaughter, attack on IIT-Madras student

Tamil Nadu's main opposition party DMK on Wednesday led a march to protest against the Centre's recent order banning the slaughter of cattle and their sale. 

Rahul Gandhi to attend Karunanidhi's birthday celebrations in Chennai
Rahul Gandhi to attend Karunanidhi's birthday celebrations in Chennai

Karunanidhi will celebrate his 94th birthday and 60th year as a legislator this Saturday.

Tamil Nadu CM inaugurates desilting work at Mettur dam

Palaniswami launched the work by removing silt, the first ever such exercise in the 83-year old history of the reservoir across the Cauvery river, using a spade.

Sidelined by BJP, 'bankable' Shatrughan Sinha offers to 'guide' Rajinikanth's foray into politics
Sidelined by BJP, 'bankable' Shatrughan Sinha offers to 'guide' Rajinikanth's foray into politics

Apparently sidelined in his own party, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha has now offered to help Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's foray into politics.

Tamil Nadu CM invites PM Narendra Modi for Jaya, MGR functions
Tamil Nadu CM invites PM Narendra Modi for Jaya, MGR functions

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and is understood to have discussed the political situation in the state in the wake of the split in the AIADMK following Jayalalithaa`s death.

Would welcome Rajinikanth if Tamil superstar decides to join BJP: Amit Shah
Would welcome Rajinikanth if Tamil superstar decides to join BJP: Amit Shah

Amid suspense over Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's future political move, BJP chief Amit Shah has said that his party's doors are open to all good persons who intend to join the saffron party.

After protests, now many Rajinikanth's fans carry out march in Chennai supporting his probable entry in politics
After protests, now many Rajinikanth's fans carry out march in Chennai supporting his probable entry in politics

Following the protest by Thamizhar Munetra Padai (TMP) against Rajinikanth's probable entry in politics, many supporters of the superstar took to the streets in Washermanpet to support him.

Pro Tamil actvists detained at Marina

The activists of pro-Tamil outfits such as 'May 17 Movement' and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) were detained, police said.

3rd NDA anniversary: Top BJP leaders to hold rallies from May 26

"The major achievements of the government will be highlighted during the rallies, in which top National and State level party leaders and union ministers will participate," she told reporters here.

Transport strike in Tamil Nadu withdrawn
Transport strike in Tamil Nadu withdrawn

The three-day transport strike in Tamil Nadu by 10 unions was withdrawn on Tuesday night following an agreement reached on various issues in talks between them and the government.

Drama is over now: Karti Chidambaram on CBI raids
Drama is over now: Karti Chidambaram on CBI raids

On Tuesday, the CBI had raided the residences of former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram.

Buses go off roads, TN blames unions for 'politicising' issue

The unions linked to opposition DMK and the Left parties resorted to the strike amid some reports of shattering of the window panes of buses and assaulting of a driver in Tiruchirappalli allegedly by employees favouring the strikes.

Adiyogi bust' declared world's largest by Guinness Book of World Records

The Guinness had made the announcement on its website.

Justice Karnan, sentenced to 6 months jail, vacates Chennai room, to visit Srikalahasti temple
Justice Karnan, sentenced to 6 months jail, vacates Chennai room, to visit Srikalahasti temple

Calcutta High Court Justice CS Karnan, sentenced to jail for six months by the Supreme Court, was not at the state guest house here where he checked in on Tuesday and is expected to go to the temple town of Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh, officials said.

Chennai apartment fire leaves four dead

Four persons, including two minors, were suffocated to death due to fumes in an apartment fire here on Monday, police said.

AIADMK bribery case: Delhi Hawala operator accused of transferring money to TTV Dhinakaran arrested
AIADMK bribery case: Delhi Hawala operator accused of transferring money to TTV Dhinakaran arrested

A hawala operator from old Delhi was arrested here on Friday in connection with TTV Dhinakaran's bribery case, police said.

AIADMK symbol row: TTV Dinakaran accepts meeting middleman, denies paying money
AIADMK symbol row: TTV Dinakaran accepts meeting middleman, denies paying money

Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran has finally accepted meeting the middleman in the AIADMK symbol case but denied paying him any money.

Security guard at Jayalalithaa's Kodnad estate found murdered; probe on, no arrest yet
Security guard at Jayalalithaa's Kodnad estate found murdered; probe on, no arrest yet

A security guard deployed at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's sprawling estate in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district has been found dead, said reports on Monday.