Tamilnadu News

HC notice to Law Ministry on PIL on bequeathing of property

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Law and Company Affairs Ministry to file within four weeks a counter affidavit on a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of an act related to bequeathing of property.

Court gives 5-year jail to Sri Lankan for working for ISIS

A special court in Chennai on Friday sentenced a Sri Lankan national Sakir Hussain, who was working on behalf of Pakistan's spy agency ISI, to five years in jail for conspiring to carry out terror strikes at the US and Israeli consulates in South India.

GK Vasan revives Tamil Maanila Congress, mounts scathing attack on Congress
GK Vasan revives Tamil Maanila Congress, mounts scathing attack on Congress

Former Union minister GK Vasan on Friday formally launched his new political party Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar), billing it as a departure from the traditional high command culture followed in his erstwhile Congress and flaying its style of functioning.

Madras HC posts PIL on high security registration plate to Dec 17

The Madras High Court on Friday expressed surprise at the lack of endeavour to take up the matter related to implementation of high security registration plates (HSRP) for motor vehicles under an amended rule despite the directions of Supreme Court.

Teenaged student stabbed to death in Tamil Nadu school

A Class VIII student was allegedly stabbed to death by his estranged friend in a class room of a government school in the district on Friday, triggering tension among the students and public.

Student stabbed to death in Tamil Nadu school

A Class VIII student was allegedly stabbed to death by his estranged friend in a class room of a government school in the district on Friday, triggering tension among the students and public.

Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM seeking more UDAAN centres for state

 Voicing concern at the less number of contact class centres under CBSE's "UDAAN" scheme in the state, Tamil Nadu government urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the number of centres as the region has a substantial girl student population in the science stream.

GK Vasan to launch new regional party on Friday

Former Union Minister G K Vasan, who parted ways with Congress, is all set to formally launch his new political party here on Thursday, jumping into the political spectrum of Tamil Nadu dominated by Dravidian behemoths - ruling AIADMK and DMK.

ISI spy Zahir Hussain pleads guilty to terror charges in NIA court

Alleged ISI operative Mohammed Zahir Hussain on Thursday pleaded guilty in an NIA court here to the charges against him including waging war against India by conspiring to carry out terror acts at the behest of his handlers in Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

AIADMK, DMK members clash over praise of Jaya in council meet

Ruling AIADMK and DMK members came to blows in the city Corporation council meeting here on Thursday after the opposition questioned remarks hailing former chief minister Jayalalithaa.

PMK welcomes steps for curbing smoking

NDA ally PMK, which has been campaigning against liquor and tobacco use, on Thursday welcomed the Centre's proposed steps to curb smoking, but expressed doubts over success since their implementation lay with the state governments.

I-T raids at Madurai hospital

Income Tax officials conducted raids in the premises of Meenakshi Mission Hospital in Madurai and the residence and offices of its founder.

'Appropriate action if DMK legislators violate members' rights'

Ahead of the start of the Assembly session on December 4, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday said DMK legislators would invite 'appropriate action' if they infringed the rights of other members and besmirched the dignity of the House.

AIADMK organisational polls in 14 phases

The polls for various organisational positions in the ruling AIADMK will be held in 14 phases, beginning next month and staggered over more than four months, party general secretary Jayalalithaa said here on Thursday.

Kudankulam N-plant likely to resume supply early December

The first unit of the Russian built Kudankulam nuclear plant, which stopped operations late last month after a malfunction in the unit's turbine, is expected to resume power generation by the first week of December, the government said Wednesday.

Bypoll in Jayalalithaa's constituency likely in January

The Election Commission on Wednesday indicated it could announce by January the by-election schedule for Srirangam Assembly constituency, lying vacant following the disqualification of sitting member and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after her conviction in an assets case.

Actress Kushboo joins Congress party, says 'I finally feel I'm home'

Lying low for nearly six months after quitting the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, actress Kushboo Sundar on Wednesday joined the Congress. 

Centre urged to complete Madukkarai-Walayar Highway

Tamil Nadu BJP General Secretary, GKS Selvakumar on Wednesday demanded the intervention of the Centre for early completion on Madukkarai-Walayar Highway, works of which were started five years ago and left half way.

Sessions court orders issue of summons to Ramadoss

A sessions court here Wednesday ordered issue of summons to PMK founder S Ramadoss in connection with a defamation case filed against him by Tamil Nadu government.

Sessions court orders issue of summons to Ramadoss

A sessions court here Wednesday ordered issue of summons to PMK founder S Ramadoss in connection with a defamation case filed against him by Tamil Nadu government.

Kudankulam likely to resume power generation in December

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), whose unit 1 was shut down due to some issues in turbine functioning in September, is expected to resume power generation by the first week of December, the government said on Wednesday.

GK Vasan introduces party flag

Two days ahead of the formal launch of his party at Tiruchirapalli, former Union Minister G K Vasan, who broke away from Congress, on Wednesday introduced flag of the party here.

Vaiko celebrates Prabhakaran's 60th birthday, slams PM Modi for greeting Rajapaksa
Vaiko celebrates Prabhakaran's 60th birthday, slams PM Modi for greeting Rajapaksa

Chennai: Despite criticism from several quarters, MDMK founder Vaiko and hundreds of his supporters on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE founder V Prabakaran.

Karunanidhi urges PM Modi to get Women's Reservation Bill passed

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed in Parliament and asked all political parties to first get the legislation adopted and then work for getting sub-quota for the Backward Classes.

Madras HC bench orders notice on PIL for murder victims' compensation

A PIL seeking compensation from the Government for those killed by hirelings was filed in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court here on Monday.

IN parties to hold 'road, rail roko' on Nov 29 on dam issue

Nagapattinam: Participants at a meeting convened by the DMK party in the district today have decided to hold road and rail blockades in Nagapattinam district on November 29 to protest against Karnataka Government's proposal to build two dams at Mekedattu across river Cauvery.

Pannerselvam writes to PM on fishermen in Sri Lanka jails

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the External Affairs Ministry to secure the release of 38 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails.

Tamil Nadu should understand concerns on rising water level: Kerala CM

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam touching the contentious 142 foot mark, the Kerala government Monday urged Tamil Nadu to "understand" its concerns over the dam's stability, while indicating that it had no problems sharing water with its neighbour.

TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

A group of fishermen of this island were on Sunday chased away by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while fishing in the Palk Strait, officials said.

Vaiko seeks total prohibition in Tamil Nadu

With the demand for total prohibition in Tamil Nadu gaining momentum, MDMK today organised a marathon run for students to create awareness among the public on the ills of liquor.