Tamilnadu News

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.

CPI to support CPIM candidate in Srirangam by-poll

 CPI in Tamil Nadu on Saturday said it would support the CPI-M candidate in the February 13 by-election to Srirangam assembly constituency.

Reject Shanta Kumar panel recommendations: Karunanidhi

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Centre to reject the recommendations of Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring of the Food Corporation of India, claiming they would lead to closure of the Public Distribution System (PDS).

TNCC slaps show cause notice on Karti Chidambaram

Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Friday issued a show cause notice to its leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, seeking explanation for some of his remarks against the party and veteran leader Kamaraj.

Assure Hindi won't be imposed, Karunanidhi urges PM Modi

DMK chief M Karuanidhi on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the promise made by his predecessors that Hindi won't be imposed on non-Hindi speaking people.

BJP names NDA candidate for Srirangam bypoll in Tamil Nadu

BJP on Friday entered the fray for the February 13 Assembly byelection to prestigious Srirangam seat, earlier held by AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, fielding a candidate on behalf of NDA, making it a multi-cornered contest.

BJP names NDA candidate for Srirangam bypoll

 BJP on Friday entered the fray for the February 13 Assembly byelection to prestigious Srirangam seat, earlier held by AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, fielding a candidate on behalf of NDA, making it a multi-cornered contest.

RSS condemns Dayanidhi Maran for dragging its name in CBI case

RSS on Friday hit back at DMK leader and former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran for "unnecessarily dragging" its name in connection with a CBI case, saying he was doing so to "conceal" the alleged scam committed by him and divert attention.

No political significance in Jaitely-Jaya meet: TN BJP

Breaking its silence on Union Minister Arun Jaitely's meeting with AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa that triggered a controversy, Tamil Nadu unit BJP on Friday said it was only to seek her party's support in Rajya Sabha for passage of crucial bills.

Four suffer burns as crew hurls acid bottle in panic

In a freak incident, four bus passengers suffered burn injuries when its crew in panic hurled a bottle of acid left in the luggage box after smoke emanated from it near here on Thursday, police said.

DMK govt put pressure on DVAC to implicate me in DA case: Jayalalithaa

The then DMK government had brought "pressure" on investigating officials to implicate her in the disproportionate assets case, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Thursday alleged before the Karnataka High Court special bench hearing her appeals challenging her conviction.

Air Chief inspects establishments near Chennai

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha , concluded his two-day inspection of the twin Air Force Establishments at the Avadi and Tambaram, near Chennai on Thursday.

Dharmapuri bus accident toll rises to 10

The toll in the Dharmapuri bus accident has gone up to ten with a 50-year-old woman succumbing to her injuries at the hospital here on Thursday, officials said.

Fasting DMDK MLA arrested; shifted to hospital

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam MLA, R Arulselvan, who is an on indefinite fast since Tuesday, was arrested on Thursday and admitted to the Government hospital here as his health condition worsened, police said.

NSCS team holds inquiry into attack on Dalits

A two-member team of the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) on Wednesday conducted an inquiry into the alleged attack on Dalits last week at Kuraiyur in the district that left one person dead and two others injured.

Vaiko-led MDMK not to contest Srirangam bypoll

Toeing NDA ally PMK's stand, Vaiko-led MDMK, an erstwhile partner of the alliance, today announced it would neither contest nor support any party in the February 13 by-election to Srirangam Assembly Constituency, vacated by AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a corruption case.

TN parties hail Sri Lanka's announcement on 13th Amendment

DMK and several other parties in Tamil Nadu Wednesday welcomed the announcement made by newly-elected Sri Lankan Government that it would implement India-backed 13th Amendment to the Constitution on devolution of power to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community in the island nation.

Tamizhisai meets Vijayakant, says NDA to contest in Srirangam

Amid reports of strain in ties, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamizhisai Soundararajan on Wednesday met DMDK founder Vijayakant and said the BJP-led NDA will contest the February 13 Srirangam bypoll and its candidate would be announced in next two days.