Tamilnadu News

Tamil Nadu Congress chief "thanks" Jayanthi for quitting

In a scathing attack on Jayanthi Natarajan, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President E V K S Elangovan on Friday "thanked" her for quitting the party and said it would "purify" Congress manifold as she did not "serve it."

Headmaster, two teachers suspended for sexual harassment in Tamil Nadu

The headmaster and two teachers of a government higher secondary school in the district have been suspended for allegedly sexually harassing some women teachers in the institution.

Ghar Wapsi in Tamil Nadu: Hindu outfit "reconverts" nine

 Amid raging controversy over "ghar wapsi", nine persons, including three couples, were reconverted to Hindu religion after being Christians for over a decade at a brief ceremony here today.

Jayanthi's letter to Sonia surprises Tamil Nadu Congress

The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress has been taken by surprise by the outpourings of former union environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan to party president Sonia Gandhi.

Barred from organising conversion, party threatens action

Accusing the Tamil Nadu government of preventing voluntary conversions to Hinduism, a political outfit - Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) - said Friday it would seek legal recourse.

'Committed to secularism; wouldn't remove the word,': Naidu

Observing that secularism was in the blood of Indian people, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said the government was "committed to secularism and it didn't think of removing it" from the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.

'Request to consider Srirangam for HRIDAY by Jayalalithaa'

 With two cities already in the list of 12 nationwide selected for the National Heritage city Development and Augmentation Yojana project, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has requested that Srirangam also be added to it.

PMK shocked over Centre's willingness for debate on Preamble

NDA constituent PMK on Thursday expressed shock over the Centre's willingness for a debate on the Preamble of the Constitution in the wake of a controversial advertisement.

None above party: Congress on Karti-Elangovan tussle

"No individual is above the party", Congress said Tuesday in the backdrop of remarks by certain party leaders, including Karti Chidambaram, praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Madras HC moved for relief to Dalits

 Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Government to file a counter affidavit within two weeks on relief and rehabilitation measures in Kolliruppu village in Cuddalore District where Dalits were allegedly attacked in November last year.

Tamil Nadu: Cinema house receives bomb threat

A cinema house here has received a letter threatening that bomb explosions would take place within its premises besides seven other movie halls on the day when the Ajit-starrer "Ennai Arinthal" is to be released, police said on Wednesday.

BJP candidate gets anticipatory bail in cheating case

 The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to BJP candidate for Srirangam assembly bypoll, M.Subramaniam, and three others against whom a cheating case had been filed in 2011.

TN CM asks Centre to defer meeting on repatriation of refugees

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday termed Centre's decision to hold an inter-ministerial meeting to discuss repatriation of Lankan Tamil refugees as "premature" and asked it to defer it, saying conditions in Sri Lanka's northeast were not conducive for them to return.

Tamil Nadu: Upset at forcible engagement, college student commits suicide

Upset over her forced engagement with a man, a college student allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room, police said.

Tamil daily Dinamalar gets threat letter, warned of 'Charlie Hebdo style' attack
Tamil daily Dinamalar gets threat letter, warned of 'Charlie Hebdo style' attack

Dinamalar, a Tamil newspaper, has reportedly received threat of an attack similar to the one by Islamist State militants on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

DMK alleges discrepancies in electoral rolls in Srirangam

DMK on Tuesday alleged that there were 9,000 'double entries' in the electoral rolls in bypoll-bound Srirangam constituency and asked the Election Commission to take action.

Only AICC can question me, Karti Chidambaram tells TNCC

Turning the tables on Tamil Nadu Congress committee president EVKS Elangovan, who slapped a showcause notice on him, Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday refused to give him an explanation and said only the All India Congress Committee's disciplinary committee was competent to seek it.

Lt Commander of Western Naval Command commits suicide

Upset after learning that marriage of the woman he loved has been fixed with another man, a 29-year-old Lt Commander of Western Naval Command, Goa, allegedly committed suicide in his house here on Tuesday.

Hindu Munnani welcomes TN govt directive to IAS officer

 Hindu Munnani (Hindu Front) on Tuesday welcomed the directive issued by Tamil Nadu government asking a controversial IAS officer to desist from carrying out "preaching and propagating" activities.

TN: Water release from Kelavarapalli dam on Wednesday for irrigation

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday ordered release of water from Kelavarapalli reservoir in Krishnagiri district for irrigation from tomorrow.

Congress not to contest Srirangam bypoll

Alleging that money power was being used by ruling AIADMK to ensure its victory, Congress on Monday announced it would neither contest nor support any party in the February 13 byelections to Srirangam assembly constituency.

Captain Pisharody takes over command of INS Rajali

Captain Vinod Kumar Pisharody on Monday took over the command of Indian Navy's air base INS Rajali at Arakkonam, some 100 km from here.

Jaya's portrait in govt tableaux in R-day parade slammed

The display of portrait of AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the tableaux during the Republic Day parade here has stirred up a controversy, with Congress demanding action against the state government by the Centre.

Congress not to contest, support any party in Srirangam

 Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Monday announced it would neither contest nor support any party in the February 13 bypoll for the Srirangam constituency, vacated by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

PMK asks TN to protect education rights of poor

PMK chief Ramadoss Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government to take a string of measures to reform school education which includes ensuring the protection of rights of poor children to education as guaranteed under the Right to Education Act.

Republic Day celebrated in TN

 Tamil Nadu celebrated the 66th Republic Day with patriotic fervour Monday with Governor K Rosaiah unfurling the national flag at the Marina beach here.

Captain Pisharody to take over command of INS Rajali

In a change of guard at INS Rajali at Arakkonam near here, Captain Vinod Kumar Pisharody will take over the reins of the premier naval air station of the Eastern Naval Command on Monday.

HC orders govt to give pension to freedom fighter's daughter

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has allowed a petition filed by the married daughter of a freedom fighter seeking family pension for her as her husband had deserted her and she was suffering from hypertension and schizophrenia.

Karti Chidambaram refutes charges of anti-Congress comments

Slapped with a showcause notice from the Tamil Nadu unit of Congress, Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday rejected its charge that he made remarks against the party and its high command.

Tamil Nadu sets up call centre for info on Swine flu

Days after a 53-year-old man died of H1N1 infection here, Tamil Nadu government on Saturday reviewed the situation and set up a round-the-clock call centre as it allayed fears saying there was no need to panic.