Tamilnadu News

Economic data pointer to rural India's appalling status: PMK

 NDA ally PMK Chief Ramadoss on Saturday said socio-economic census revealed appalling living conditions of rural India and urged action to address "inequality and underdevelopment."

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa takes oath as MLA
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa takes oath as MLA

Days after securing a thumping victory in the RK Nagar bypoll here, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Saturday took oath as MLA.

Vaiko demands protection for Mullaperiyar Dam

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko on Saturday called for protection to be accorded to the Mullaperiyar Dam on the Periyar River, claiming that the Kerala government wants to destroy it.

Sangh Parivar giving communal angle to Ambur violence: MMK

Manitha Neya Makkal Katchi (MMK) President MH Jawahirullah, MLA, on Friday alleged that a few organisations were trying to give a communal colour to the recent violence in Ambur in Vellore District recently.

DMK demands convening of Tamil Nadu Assembly session

DMK treasurer MK Stalin on Friday urged the Tamil Nadu government to convene the assembly session and table the Demands for Grants to various departments.

TN bus terminals to have rooms for lactating mothers: Jaya

In an initiative aimed at helping lactating mothers who travel, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ordered setting up of separate rooms in bus terminals across the state to help them feed their babies in privacy.

Coimbatore-Mettupalayam electric train service commences

The long awaited electric train service between Coimbatore and Mettupalayam commenced operations today.

Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan fishermen, Rs 6 cr worth nets damaged

About 30 to 40 fishermen were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth Rs 6 crore and threw the catch into the sea, a fisheries department official said.

War of words between DMK, AIADMK over Metro Rail continues

The war of words between arch-rivals DMK and AIADMK over Metro Rail continued on Friday with the former asking Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to clarify when her government had taken a decision about the project.

Sri Lankan court extends remand of 14 fishermen till July 17

A court in Sri Lanka today extended till July 17 the remand of 14 fishermen arrested on June 2 by the island nation's naval personnel on charges of illegal fishing.

CPI alleges malpractice in TN bypolls; demands EC enquiry

 Alleging "large-scale booth capturing" and "rigging" by the J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK during the recent bye-election to R K Nagar Assembly segment in Chennai, CPI today demanded that Election Commission conduct an enquiry into the matter "without further delay".

Tamil Nadu govt should clarify on Jayalalithaa's health issue: Karunanidhi

DMK president Karunanidhi on Thursday said the Tamil Nadu government should formally provide the details related to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's illness as the people would be interested in knowing it.

Maoists allege torture by police while questioning

 Maoists, who were arrested two months ago from the city outskirts, on Thursday alleged that they were being tortured by Kerala police while in their custody and wanted to confess certain things, by threatening of dire consequences.

DMK leader Stalin accuses TN Chief Electoral Officer of bias

DMK treasurer M K Stalin on Thursday accused Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer of being biased in favour of ruling AIADMK in the June 27 bypoll in R K Nagar, from where Chief Minister Jayalalithaa won by a huge margin.

MK Stalin denies slapping man onboard Chennai Metro, Jayalalithaa condemns incident
MK Stalin denies slapping man onboard Chennai Metro, Jayalalithaa condemns incident

In an incident that is bound to draw a lot of criticism, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) treasurer MK Stalin was on Wednesday caught slapping a man onboard the newly-launched Chennai Metro Rail services.

Six arrested for murder of Dalit engineer in Tamil Nadu

Six persons were arrested here on Thursday in connection with the death of a Dalit engineer, whose body was found on the railway track near Pallipallayam in the district on June 27, police said.

AIADMK hosts Iftar party, Jaya indisposed, could not attend

 AIADMK on Wednesday hosted an Iftar party here in which several prominent Muslims participated though its supremo Jayalalithaa was forced to skip the event as she fell unwell.

Stalin, Vijayakant take ride in newly launched Metro Rail in Chennai

The Metro Rail fever seems to have caught up with politicians, with DMK Treasurer M K Stalin and DMDK founder Vijayakant taking a ride in the newly launched services here today.

Stalin, Vijayakant take ride in Metro Rail

The Metro Rail fever seems to have caught up with politicians, with DMK Treasurer MK Stalin and DMDK founder Vijayakant taking a ride in the newly launched services here on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu fishermen go on indefinite fast

About 250 fishermen began an indefinite fast in front of the bus stand here on Wednesday, demanding the release of 14 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy since June 2, and also their boats.

DMK dubs RK Nagar bypoll a "farce"; CPI seeks probe

DMK on Tuesday termed as a "farce", the RK Nagar bypoll, from where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa won by a huge margin, while CPI demanded a probe into the conduct of byelection here and appropriate action by the Election Commission.

TN: Two engineering students killed, another seriously injured in accident

Two engineering students were killed on the spot and another seriously injured when the motorcycle they were riding rammed a Government bus here, police said

Erode woman sentenced to life imprisonment for killing son

A 45-year-old woman was sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court at Gopichettipalayam in the district for killing her son for marrying a girl from another caste in 2014.

Jayalalithaa thanks voters for victory

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday thanked voters for electing her to the Tamil Nadu assembly from the Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency here.

Tamil Nadu minister lashes out at BJP state unit

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday hit out at BJP's state unit for its remarks that Central ministers were not invited for the Metro Rail launch, saying that Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu was invited at the behest of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa but he could not make it due to an overseas visit.

Leopard attacks farmer

A leopard attacked a farmer knocking him off his motorcycle but recoiled in pain and took to its heels after coming in contact with the hot silencer exhaust pipe, forest officials said on Tuesday.

Jayalalithaa wins big in RK Nagar by-poll, defeats CPI's Mahendran by over 1.5 lakh votes
Jayalalithaa wins big in RK Nagar by-poll, defeats CPI's Mahendran by over 1.5 lakh votes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa trounced her nearest rival and CPI candidate C Mahendran with a huge margin of over 1.5 lakh votes as the results for Radha Krishnan Nagar assembly seat by-election was declared on Tuesday.

Madras HC refuses to lift stay on admissions to Dr Ambedkar Law University

The Madras High Court bench here on Monday refused to lift the stay on admissions to law courses in Dr Ambedkar Law University, the nodal agency for admissions to such courses in Tamil Nadu and its affiliated law colleges.

Interim injunction against NLC unions going on strike

The Madras High Court on Monday granted an interim injunction against various unions of Neyveli Lignite Corporation restraining them from disrupting mining and generation activities of NLC.

Young woman steers Chennai's first Metro train

Steered by a young woman, the first train of the Chennai Metro Rail chugged off from Alandur Station here on Monday after being flagged off by chief minister J Jayalalithaa.