Tamil Nadu

EVKS Elangovan appointed Tamil Nadu Congress chief

Former Union Minister EVKS Elangovan, who was on Saturday appointed as president of the faction-riddled Tamil Nadu Congress unit, said that he will meet all senior leaders, including G K Vasan and outgoing chief BS Gnanadesikan, in an apparent move to ensure unity.

Arrest warrant against AIADMK MLA, others cancelled

 AIADMK MLA Thangatamizhselvam and 45 others today appeared before the Andipatti Judicial Magistrate court in Theni district, after the Magistrate issued arrest warrant against them in connection with a clash between two groups of AIADMK workers during the party union president elections in 2006.

Tamil Nadu seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of fishermen in Saudi

Drawing Centre's attention to the "pathetic plight" of 22 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in Saudi Arabia, the state government on Friday sought its intervention in ensuring their well being and also their return home.

Swamy urges PM Modi to bring back Ind fishermen on Lanka death row

 BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in brining back five Indian fishermen who were were awarded death penalty by a Sri Lankan court for alleged drug trafficking.

Chidambaram launches trust to promote budding Tamil writers

 Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday announced the launch of a trust aimed at encouraging young budding writers in Tamil, asserting that it was his personal initiative and nothing political.

Indian fishermen awarded death in SL: Karunanidhi wants Centre to act

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi on Friday urged the Centre to act in connection with a Sri Lankan court verdict awarding death penalty to five Indian fishermen for alleged drug trafficking.

HC asks CBCID to probe case relating to missing newborn

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the CB-CID to investigate into the abduction of a new born child more than a year ago from the Government Rajaji Hospital here and trace it.

TN Congress chief Gnanadesikan quits

 Tamil Nadu Congress president BS Gnanadesikan Thursday resigned to enable the leadership reconstitute a new state unit.

Violence rocks Rameswaram as fishermen protest against verdict

Sporadic violence broke out in and around this island as a large number of people staged protest against a Sri Lankan court verdict awarding death sentence to five fishermen from here.

Sri Lankan court awards death penalty to five Indian fishermen
Sri Lankan court awards death penalty to five Indian fishermen

In an unpleasant development which will further strain India's bilateral ties with Sri Lanka, a court in the Island nation Thursday awarded death penalty to five fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly smuggling drugs.

Karunanidhi-led DMK trying to woo former allies, form mega alliance
Karunanidhi-led DMK trying to woo former allies, form mega alliance

M Karunanidhi-led DMK, which was decimated in the last assembly polls, is trying to make maximum advantage of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's conviction in the disproportionate assets case by wooing its former allies ahead of the 2016 polls.

Stalin- Vaiko meeting was to win over sentimental people: Atul Anjan

Expressing his dismay over parties patching up for political convenience, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan on Thursday claimed that the meeting between DMK leader MK Stalin and MDMK founder Vaiko was simply an exercise to win over sentimental people.

SC stays proceedings on defamation cases against Subramanian Swamy

The Supreme Court Thursday suspended defamation proceedings in five cases initiated by the Tamil Nadu government against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for making critical observations against former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Madras HC asks Chief Secretary, DGP to submit report on Human Rights Organisations

 The Madras High Court bench here on Wednesday sought to know from the government about organisations which were functioning under the banner "human rights" despite National human rights Commission's notification that the organisations which bears the name Human Rights should remove the same.

Fish sale centre in prison inaugurated in Madurai

 In first of its kind in Tamil Nadu, a fish sale centre was inaugurated at the Central Prison here by DIG, Prisons(Madurai Zone) Mohammed Hanifa.

Tamil Nadu seeks more centres under Udaan scheme

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the number of contact class centres in the state for girl students under the Udaan scheme.

Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM on 'design flaws' in CBSE's UDAAN scheme

Expressing displeasure over lack of adequate contact class centres under CBSE's "UDAAN" scheme in the state, Tamil Nadu government Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "have these design flaws" examined and increase the number of centres.

Man drowns trying to rescue wife in Erode

A 30-year old man drowned while attempting to rescue his wife who slipped and fell into a canal in the district, police said.

Farmer, wife electrocuted in TN

In a rain-related tragedy, a middle-aged couple were electrocuted while removing clothes drying on a wire tied to a street lamp post at a village near here Wednesday.

Milk price hike an "unavoidable" bitter pill: AIADMK

Chennai: Defending the decision to increase the price of milk by Rs 10 a litre, which has stirred a political storm in Tamil Nadu, ruling AIADMK today described the move as "unavoidable" and a bitter pill which will protect 23 lakh dairy farmers.

TN fishermen observe fast in SL prison demanding their release

Twenty-four fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating International Maritime Boundary Line and lodged in a prison in Jaffna, are on a fast since yesterday demanding their release.

Kudankulam turbine to run with parts from another unit

Work on restarting the first atomic power unit's turbine at Kudankulam has commenced by using the components taken from the second unit's turbine, said sources.

30 killed in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu: CM

Various rain-related incidents in the state after the onset of the northeast monsoon has left 30 persons dead, the Tamil Nadu government said Tuesday as it assured people that it was prepared to tackle any kind of situation arising out of the heavy downpour.

'Imposition' of Hindi: BJP Tamil Nadu unit takes up issue with Centre

The BJP's state unit on Monday took up with Centre the issue of alleged imposition of Hindi through commercial broadcast in state-run All India Radio (AIR).

Sandeep Saxena named new TN Chief Electoral Officer

Senior IAS officer Sandeep Saxena has been named the new Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu.

Flood alert issued in Tamil Nadu

Following heavy rains due to the north east monsoons, a flood alert has been issued in the low lying areas of Tamil Nadu.

'Karunanidhi will be at helm of affairs when DMK is in power'

Brushing aside demands from within his supporters for his nomination as Chief Ministerial candidate, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin has said his father would be at the helm of affairs if DMK comes to power the next time.

Karuna urges govt to expedite rain related relief works

 DMK president M Karunanidhi today urged the Tamil Nadu government to expedite rain-related relief works in the state, including announcing compensation for farmers whose crops have been affected due to heavy downpour following the northeast monsoon.

Hopes for release of Tamil Nadu fishermen detained in Iran brighten

Hopes for the release of four fishermen from this coastal town and one from Kerala detained in Iran have brightened with the intervention of Indian embassy officials and support of the fishing firm that employed them.

'Shutting down Unit-1 of Kudankulam N-plant proves it will not benefit TN'

 Anti-nuclear activist S P Udhayakumar today said shutting down of the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project due to a problem had proved right his view that KNPP would not benefit Tamil Nadu.