Tamilnadu News

More rain expected in Tamil Nadu in next 24 hours: IMD

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed parts of Tamil Nadu, damaging trees and leaving low lying areas flooded even as more rains have been forecast, officials said on Saturday.

Hand over probe into MBBS student's death to CBI: HC

Madras High Court has directed Puducherry police to immediately hand over to CBI the probe into the death of a fourth year MBBS girl student in 2012 while pulling up CB-CID for lapses in the investigation.

Tremors felt in Chennai as earthquake hits Nepal

Tremors were felt in some parts of Chennai city and the neighbouring union territory of Puducherry.

Madras HC upholds order against extraction of ground water

Observing that water is elixir for life and its over exploitation would lead to contamination, Madras High Court has ruled government could stop extraction of ground water for commercial purposes.

HC upholds quashing of TNPCB Member-Secretary's appointment

The Madras High Court on Friday upheld a single Judge's order quashing the appointment of K Karthikeyan as Member-Secretary of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on grounds that he faced vigilance and departmental proceedings.

Vaiko alleges administrative paralysis in Tamil Nadu

Charging that governance in Tamil Nadu remained paralysed and even temple consecration functions were held up, MDMK leader Vaiko on Friday stressed the need for an effective administration in the state.

GK Vasan elected chief of Tamil Maanila Congress

Former Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan was on Friday formally elected as the chief of Tamil Maanila Congress at the party's first general council meeting here.

We will urge Karnataka, TN to talk on Mekedatu: BJP Gen Secy

Efforts would be made by the Centreto convince Karnataka and Tamil Nadu governments to engage in a consultation process over the Mekedatu dam issue, a senior central BJP leader said here on Friday.

NDA ally PMK slams proposed road transport and safety bill

Slamming NDA government's proposed Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 as a "black legislation" favouring corporates, BJP's Tamil Nadu ally PMK on Friday extended its support to the one-day strike called for by trade unions against it on April 30, 2015.

Portion of false ceiling caves in at Chennai airport

In the third such incident this month, a portion of false ceiling came down crashing at the airport here on Friday, but no one was injured.

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashes Salem

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed Salem bringing down the temperature while trees were uprooted in Erode district, officials said today.

Witnesses question encounter theory in Chittoor killing

Three witnesses in the killing of 20 men in Seshachalam forests in Andhra Pradesh have come out in the open questioning the encounter theory of the police.

Madras HC directs civic, power bodies to pay compensation to woman

Madras High Court today directed Madurai City Corporation and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to pay a compensation of Rs 4.92 lakh to a woman, whose husband was electrocuted in 2011 when he tried to tie his cows to an electric pole.

Octogenarian arrested for attacking cow in Chennai

 A 85-year-old person was arrested and later let off on bail for allegedly attacking a cow with a sharp-edged weapon at suburban Guduvanchery, police said today.

NDA constituent PMK continues attack against Centre

 Continuing its attack on the Centre over farmers' issues, NDA constituent PMK today asked how it could be a farmer's welfare government when the rise in interest rate of farm loans was more than the increase in procurement price of crops.

Chola period stone sculpture unearthed near Trichy

 A stone sculpture of Ayyanar dating back to 11th or 12th century was unearthed at Sevanthi Lingapuram village near Musiri in the district.

Rs 19.5 lakh salary for IIM Trichy student

Over 100 students of 2013-15 batch of the PG programme at IIM-Trichy have been placed at leading corporates in the campus placement held recently.

Eight teachers held for 'forcing' Dalit students to clean toilets

Faced with a series of agitations, police on Wednesday arrested eight teachers for allegedly forcing Dalit students to clean toilets in a government-aided high school at a village in the district.

Madras HC directs CBI to probe offences committed by 'LLB degree students'

 The Madras High Court today directed the CBI Joint Director to probe the inter-state offences committed by 14 'LLB Degree students' hailing from Madurai, who had enrolled themselves in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh's private law colleges and file a report.

Two persons rob nun of Rs 1.40 lakh in TN

Two persons on Wednesday robbed a nun of Rs 1.40 lakh, which she had withdrawn from a local bank, after distracting her, police said.

Ex-TN minister SS Krishnamurthy's bail plea dismissed

A local court on Wednesday dismissed the bail application of former Agriculture Minister "Agri" SS Krishnamurthy, arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of a department official.

Bus marshal scheme introduced in TN

Claimed to be the first of its kind initiative in Tamil Nadu, the administration has launched a 'bus marshal scheme', whereby closed circuit TV cameras will be installed in private buses to prevent anti-social elements go by them and murder political and caste leaders.

Flood alert issued in six TN villages

 The district administration on Wednesday issued a flood alert to six villages downstream of the Gunderipallam reservoir following heavy rains in the catchment areas.

Two teams of fishermen leave for Lanka to bring back freed boats

Two teams of fishermen left here today for Sri Lanka to bring back 18 boats, released on the orders of a court in the island nation, after getting them repaired there, a top fisheries department official said.

Jayalalithaa supports continuance of Bhawani Singh as SPP in DA case

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday supported in the Supreme Court the continuance of Bhawani Singh as special public prosecutor (SPP) before Karnataka High Court during the hearing of her plea against conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

Stalin slams BJP, AIADMK over Land Bill

DMK leader MK Stalin on Tuesday slammed the NDA government at the Centre for re-promulgating the land ordinance with the help of anti-farmer parties like AIADMK and asked whether it was in a hurry to push through amendments to 'payback' the corporates who funded BJP's election campaign.

PM Modi, Telangana CM wish Chandrababu Naidu on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and other leaders on Monday extended their greetings to Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on his 65th birthday.

DMK lends support to agitating govt teachers

Extending support to agitating teachers of government run schools who have been pressing for a charter of demands, including upward pay revision, DMK leader M K Stalin on Monday urged the state government to hold talks with them and address their grievances.

Absolutely no truck with AIADMK: TN BJP chief

A year ahead of Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, state BJP president on Monday asserted that her party will not forge an alliance with the ruling AIADMK for the polls.

Ancient idols stolen from temple in TN

Six ancient bronze idols and a silver spear at Sri Rathineswarar Temple at Thiruvadanai were found stolen early this morning, police said.