Tamilnadu News

CPI-M stages fast for CBI probe into agriculture official's death

CPI-M workers on Tuesday staged a fast here demanding a CBI probe into the recent suicide of a Tamil Nadu agriculture department official allegedly due to pressure from his higher ups.

CPI-M stages fast for CBI probe into official's death

CPI-M workers on Tuesday staged a fast here demanding a CBI probe into the recent suicide of a Tamil Nadu agriculture department official allegedly due to pressure from his higher ups.

Six DMDK MLAs suspended for 10 days in the next session

Amidst opposition walkout, six DMDK MLAs were on Tuesday suspended for 10 days in the next session of Tamil Nadu Assembly and stripped off their entitlements for their alleged involvement in the ruckus in the House last month.

Vaiko expresses displeasure over presence of police official at press meet

MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Monday expressed displeasure over the presence of a police official from the intelligence department at his press meet here, following which the cop made a hasty retreat.

Vijayakanth hits out at AIADMK regime over suspension row

Over a month after DMDK MLAs were suspended following a ruckus in the Assembly in which a portion of the Speaker's podium was damaged, party chief Vijayakanth on Monday said the ruling party had only "insulted the people" by suspending the legislators.

MDMK seeks PM's intervention on Mekeddatu issue

MDMK on Monday said it is the responsibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevent Karnataka from constructing a dam across the Cauvery at Mekeddatu, which would adversely affect the interests of Tamil Nadu farmers.

Tamil Nadu CM assures action in Vellore road mishap case

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday assured the state assembly that followup action would be taken in a recent road accident case in Vellore District in which one was killed and another injured on the basis of an ongoing probe.

AIADMK leaders seek divine intervention for Jayalalithaa's return as CM

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 here.

Five killed, 18 injured in building collapse in Tamil Nadu

Five persons were killed and 18 injured when an under construction staff quarters of the Central University collapsed here on Sunday, police said.

Madras HC acquits man who 'criticised' wife for being dark

A man cannot be convicted on charges of instigating his wife to commit suicide just because he criticised her for being dark, ruled the Madras High Court here on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu observes bandh on Cauvery row, Karnataka dubs it "political"

 The day-long bandh called in Tamil Nadu on Saturday to protest Karnataka's move to build a reservoir at Mekeddatu across Cauvery evoked a mixed response with normal life being partially affected as the neighbouring state termed the stir as "politically motivated".

All-party MPs team from TN meets PM over Karna's move to build dam on Cauvery

 Pressing the Centre to direct Karnataka government against going ahead with the construction of a dam across Cauvery river, an all-party MPs delegation from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his "immediate" intervention in the issue.

Tamil Nadu's objection to Mekedatu dam political: Siddaramaiah

Terming Tamil Nadu's objection to the proposed Mekedatu dam project across Cauvery river as politically motivated, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Saturday said the state government knows how to face the issue "legally and through other means".

Tamil Nadu farmers protest over Cauvery dam issue

A shutdown called by various farmer's organisations in Tamil Nadu on Saturday to protest against Karnataka's decision to build a dam across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu is underway peacefully without any untoward incident.

Rail, road rokos, protests mark Tamil Nadu farmers' bandh

The day-long state-wide bandh in Tamil Nadu, called by farmers and backed by opposition parties and trade unions, protesting Karnataka's move to build a new dam across Cauvery in Mekedatu on Saturday evoked good response in the delta region of the state but life remained largely unaffected in Tamil Nadu.

Coast Guard Director General on two day visit to TN

On his maiden visit to Tamil Nadu after assuming charge, Coast Guard Director General Vice Admiral H C S Bisht was given a traditional welcome by Coast Guard personnel here.

AIADMK, DMK spar over Cauvery issue in TN Assembly

Arch rivals AIADMK and DMK on Friday sparred in the Tamil Nadu assembly over the Cauvery dispute with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam asking the latter why it did not get the final award of a tribunal notified despite being in power in the state and in Centre then.

Mekedatu dam row: DMK to boycott Assembly session on Saturday

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) treasurer MK Stalin on Friday said that his party would boycott the assembly session on Saturday in support of the farmers' protest over the construction of a dam across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu.

Mekedatu dam row: TN Assembly adopts resolution seeking Centre's intervention

A day ahead of opposition-backed farmers bandh over Mekedatu row, Tamil Nadu Assembly on Friday adopted a unanimous resolution urging Centre to rein in Karnataka from going ahead with its plan to build the dam across inter-state river Cauvery.

Former coop society secretary arrested on charge of swindling in TN

A former secretary of an agricultural cooperative society in the district has been arrested by the Economic Offences wing police for allegedly swindling Rs 67.89 lakh.

Farmer killed by elephant in TN

A 55-year old farmer was trampled to death by an elephant in a forest area in Burgur in the district, police said Friday.

Jayalalithaa DA case: SC takes note of Karnataka's stand on SPP

 The Supreme Court on Thursday chided Karnataka for allowing a special public prosecutor, appointed to conduct trial in the assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, to represent it also in the High Court during appeal proceedings.

Jaya's DA case: SC takes note of Karnataka's stand on SPP

The Supreme Court today chided Karnataka for allowing a special public prosecutor, appointed to conduct trial in the assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, to represent it also in the High Court during appeal proceedings.

Farmers meet Tamil Nadu CM seeking support for bandh

 Having rallied most of the opposition parties to back its March 28 bandh call protesting Karnataka's move to build a check dam across Cauvery, farmers' bodies in Tamil Nadu on Thursday met Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and sought the AIADMK Government's support for the shutdown.

Councillor found murdered in Tamil Nadu

An independent town panchayat councillor was on Thursday found murdered hours after an alleged drunken brawl with a fellow councillor, triggering tension in Vannanvilai near here.

Congress in Tamil Nadu flays party govt in Karnataka over check dam

Congress' Tamil Nadu unit on Thursday condemned the party-led government in Karnataka over its decision to construct a check dam across river Cauvery at Mekedatu, saying it was going ahead 'unilaterally' without Central clearance.

Taluk office assistant held on graft charge

An assistant in a Taluk supply office here has been arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 6,000 for provision of ration card to two brothers, police said on Thursday.

Released fishermen arrive Rameswaram

All the Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were recently arrested by Sri Lankan Navy, reached here on Wednesday night after a court in the island nation ordered their release, Fisheries Department sources said.

Cabinet gives 'in principle' nod to concept of Sagarmala proj

 The government today gave 'in principle' nod to Sagarmala project, which is aimed at port-led development in coastal states.

Temple priest sentenced to ten years in prison

 A 50-year-old temple priest was convicted and sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a local court which found him guilty of kidnapping and murdering a six-year-old girl.