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Kundankulam N-plant to start ''hot run'' test Saturday

India`s atomic power plant operator, NPCIL Friday said it would Saturday commence testing of steam flow path and steam relief devices or "hot run" at its second unit in Kudankulam.

PIL seeks CCTVs in Tamil Nadu schools, HC asks govt to look into it

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider within two months a representation seeking installation of CCTV cameras in schools as a means to check growing campus violence and sexual abuse.

SC defers hearing plea for removal of PP in Jaya's DA case

The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred to March 09 the hearing on the plea by DMK leader K Anbazhagan seeking stay on proceedings before the Karnataka High Court on an appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa against her conviction in a assets case.

86 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

As many as 86 Indian fishermen have been arrested and their 10 fishing boats seized by the Sri Lanka Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, naval officials said on Friday.

Four arrested for raping minor girl

Four persons have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl near Melur in the district, police said.

RSS chief's comment on Mother Teresa uncivilised: DMK

Hitting out at RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat for his controversial comment on Mother Teresa, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Thursday said it was an uncivilised comment against a noble person.

Consult states on buying cheaper power, Jayalalithaa urges Prabhu

Alarmed at Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu`s proposal to buy power through bidding, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa Thursday said proposal to buy cheap power should be in consultation with state governments and power utilities.

NDA ally PMK slams Railway budget, AIADMK welcomes

Reflecting its uneasy ties with BJP, NDA ally PMK on Thursday described the Railway Budget as "a big disappointment" with no reduction in passenger fare while AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa welcomed it saying the common man has been spared from fare hike.

Tamil Nadu priest warned he will be killed if he returns to Afghanistan

Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who had been in captivity for over eight months in Afghanistan, on Thursday said he was released with a warning that he would be killed if he returned to the trouble-torn country.

DMK moves Supreme Court seeking stay of DA case against J Jayalalithaa

DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan on Thursday moved Supreme Court seeking stay of disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa questioning impartiality of public prosecutor in the matter.

Tamil Nadu: Girl enacts fake abduction to get sympathy of lover

A 16-year-old girl enacted a drama claiming that a four-member gang had kidnapped her, tonsured her head and dumped her in a bush allegedly to get sympathy of her lover who was not in touch with her now, police said.

Man arrested for attempting to sexually assault minor girl in TN

A 58-year-old man has been arrested on the charges of attempted sexual assault on a twelve-year-old girl in Tirupur district here, police said today.

Karunanidhi condoles death of Mayandibharathi

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday condoled the death of freedom fighter and veteran CPI(M) leader I Mayandibharathi (98).

Madras HC directs DVAC to upload its crime manual on its website

The Madras High Court bench here has directed the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption to upload its crime manual on its website within six weeks, rejecting DVAC's contention that it was a privileged document and could not be made public.

Jayalalithaa thanks PM for birthday greetings

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for remembering her birthday and greeting her.

Jayalalithaa DA case: HC puts searching questions to SPP

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday questioned Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh on several alleged irregularities raised by former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa's counsel B Kumar in the disproportionate assets case against her.

Madras HC rejects plea against Brahmin judge hearing PIL questioning collegium list

Madras High Court has rejected a demand by a lawyers' body that its PIL against the list of nine names recommended by the court collegium for appointment as judges be not heard by a bench headed by a Brahmin judge.

PM Narendra Modi extends birthday wishes to Jayalalithaa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his wishes to former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on her birthday.

Krishnagiri rape victim will get justice, assures Tamil Nadu CM

The guilty in the alleged rape of a 16-year-old hearing and speech impaired girl at Dharmapuri would be brought to book and further action would be taken on the directions of the court, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said here on Monday.

Jayalalithaa supporter nails himself to cross demanding her return as Tamil Nadu CM
Jayalalithaa supporter nails himself to cross demanding her return as Tamil Nadu CM

It's astounding as to the lengths that a supporter can go to in order to prove his allegiance to a politician. The proof of it was on display in Tamil Nadu where a supporter of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, Shihan Hussaini's aides nailed him to a wooden cross with 'Amma' written across his shirt.

Lanka Navy damages boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen

 Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday allegedly damaged 10 boats of fishermen from here after pelting bottles and stones on them at the highly sensitive area near their coast in Talaimannar.

AIADMK demands continuation of free rice scheme

Opposition AIADMK on Sunday lambasted the AINRC government for causing 'chaos and confusion' in the working of the free rice scheme, envisaging supply of 10 kg rice to every family in Puducherry and Karaikal regions.

FCRI students withdraw fast in TN, agitation continues

Students of Forest College and Research Institute at nearby Mettupalayam have withdrawn their indefinite fast but are continuing their sit-in dharna inside the campus, demanding implemenation of their two-point demand on increased job reservation in the forest department.

11-yr-old boy drowns in swimming pool at theme park in Chennai

A trip by school students to a theme park at nearby Sripermubudur ended on a tragic note after a 11-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool there, police said on Sunday.

1.50 cr worth of gold seized from two passengers in Chennai

Gold worth Rs 1.5 crore was seized today by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence from two persons who arrived at the international airport here from Dubai, airport officials said.

Lankan Navy chase away Tamil Nadu fishermen

 Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly threatened and chased away Tamil Nadu fishermen when they were fishing near Katchatheevu this morning, a local representative of the Fishermen's Association claimed.

Nuclear energy necessary for Tamil Nadu: Vasan

Pitching for use of nuclear power in Tamil Nadu, Tamil Maanila Congress president GK Vasan on Saturday said both the Central and state governments should explain its benefits to the people and ensure it does not affect the common man.

India's multilingualism an asset, says Smriti Irani

Hailing India's 'multilingualism', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said it was an 'asset' and 'heritage' and that this plurality must be appreciated.

CPI(M) seeks CBI probe into Puducherry child prostitution racket

Welcoming the dismissal of eight police personnel allegedly involved in a child prostitution racket, CPI(M) on Friday urged the union territory government to seek a CBI probe.

Tamil Nadu moves SC seeking CISF deployment for Mullaperiyar dam

The Supreme Court on Friday sought Centre's response on a plea by Tamil Nadu government seeking deployment of CISF for protection of Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala.