Tamilnadu News

TN urges PM to take up issue of release of fishermen, boats

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Saturday said the state government has been informed that Sri Lanka has agreed to free 66 fishermen in its custody but not their boats and asked the Centre to take up the issue with the island nation.

Barge sinks in sea: Seven workers rescued, engineer missing

An engineer was missing after a barge carrying 60 tonnes of essential commodities and diesel to a ship engaged in exploration activities off Nagapattinam coast sank in the sea, Coast Guard officials said.

Noted Tamil music composer likely to join BJP

Chennai: Popular Tamil music composer, Gangai Amaran, brother of music maestro Ilayaraja, is likely to join the BJP here tomorrow in the presence of party chief Amit Shah when he will address a public meeting for the first time here after taking over as party president.

Middle-aged woman with swine flu dies in private hospital in TN

Coimbatore: A 40-year-old woman, undergoing treatment for swine flu at a private hospital here, died Friday, officials said.

Karuna attacks TN Govt on Cauvery check-dam issue

Chennai: Flaying the AIADMK Government in Tamil Nadu over Karnataka's move to build a check dam across river Cauvery, DMK President M Karunanidhi today charged it with being 'unconcerned' about the issue.

Women federation demands 50 pc reservation in local governance

A federation of elected women representatives on Thursday pressed for a slew of demands, including 50 percent reservation in local governance, saying it would ensure equality.

Jayalalithaa newsmaker in Tamil Nadu, albeit for wrong reasons

Chennai: Conviction of Jayalalithaa in a graft case and her unseating from the chief minister's chair, twin blasts and a legal wrangle that stalled the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case were among major events that unfolded during 2014 in Tamil Nadu.

DA case: Supreme Court extends bail of Jayalalithaa by four months
DA case: Supreme Court extends bail of Jayalalithaa by four months

The Supreme Court on Thursday will resume hearing in the disproportionate assets case in which former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has been awarded four years jail term.

Madras HC restrains police from conducting raids in beauty parlours without any basis

The Madras High Court on Wednesday restrained police and Corporation authorities from conducting routine raids without any basis and interfering with the business carried on by beauty parlours, massage centres and spas in the city and its outskirts.

Man arrested for attack on wife, injuring children

 A 35-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly attacking his wife and inflicting injuries on his two children with a sharp weapon following a quarrel at a village in the district, police said.

DMK chief opposes move to scrap women self-help groups

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday expressed concern over Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's recent move to scrap the women's self help groups scheme.

Indefinite strike by Tamil Nadu fishermen

Local fishermen and their counterparts from nearby districts on Wednesday launched an indefinite strike demanding, among other things, release of fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy.

Third unit of Tuticorin plant taken up for maintenance work

Tuticorin: The third unit of the Tuticorin Thermal Power Station has been shut down for maintenance, officials Wednesday said.

Minor girl found dead; rape and murder suspected in TN

Vellore: An 11-year-old girl was found dead near here today and is suspected to have been murdered after being raped by unidentified persons, police said.

Tamil Nadu to release 30 Sri Lankan fishermen on Dec 22

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday said it would release 30 Sri Lankan fishermen and their 19 boats on December 22 so that they can celebrate Christmas with their families.

Conjoined twins from Tanzania separated in 11-hr surgery

Chennai: City-based Apollo Hospitals today announced the successful separation of a pair of conjoined twins from Tanzania in a surgery that took a marathon 11 hours and required the expertise of around 50 professionals.

18-month-old girl drowns in water filled bucket in TN

In a freak accident, an 18 month-old girl died at nearby Settipatty village after drowning in a water filled bucket.

TN estate workers on one-day fast; seek protection from wild animals

Seeking protection to their lives and belongings from frequent attacks by wild animals, nearly 2,000 estate workers went on a day long fast on Tuesday in Valparai and surrounding areas in the district, police said.

Water level in Mettur dam at 97 feet

The water level in the Mettur dam today stood at 97 feet against its full level of 120 feet.

Hacked website of Meenakshi Amman temple set right

The website of the famous Meenakshi Temple here, which was hacked, has been set right now, a temple official said on Monday.

Several persons expected to join BJP in Tamil Nadu on Dec 20

Talks are on with several persons, including politicians, to join the party in the presence of BJP chief Amit Shah during his December 20 visit to Tamil Nadu, party's state unit said.

DMDK chief demands CBI probe in Aavin case

DMDK president and leader of the opposition Vijayakanth on Monday demanded a CBI probe into the Aavin milk pilferage case.

Kalyana Sundaram appointed Animal Welfare Board Secy in TN

C Kalyana Sundaram has been appointed as Secretary of Animal Welfare Board of India by the Union government for a period of three years.

VHP to hold conference demanding liquor ban

Demanding total prohibition and removal of liquor shops in the state, the Vishwa Hindu on Monday said it would hold a conference at Hosur on January 25 2015.

Rein in Hindutva forces: Karunanidhi to PM

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rein in Hindutva outfits who are making a "mockery of communal harmony" and joined other parties in voicing apprehension that observing Good Governance Day on December 25 could hamper Christmas festivities.

Meenakshi Temple website hacked, probe on

The website of the famous Meenakshi Temple here has been hacked, police said.

PMK wants govt to take over erring engineering colleges

Expressing shock over the Centre's data that about 25 per cent of engineering colleges that had violated rules are in Tamil Nadu, PMK chief S Ramadoss on Sunday urged the state government to take over such erring institutions to provide quality education.

India, SL govts should solve fishermen's problems: SL MP

A Sri Lankan Tamil MP on Saturday appealed to the Indian and Lankan governments to hold talks and solve the problems of fishermen belonging to both countries.

TN CM urges PM to withdraw MoEF clearance on new dam

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the withdrawal of a clearance given by Ministry of Environment and Forests to Kerala Government for conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment for constructing a new Mullaperiyar dam.

Sexual exploitation of minor girls: Conduct identification parade by video conferencing, says HC

Madras High Court on Saturday directed the Superintendent of police, Puducherry, to conduct an identification parade through video conferencing to enable two minor girls identify personnel with whom they were suspected to have been forced to have a sexual relationship.