Tamilnadu News

Jayalalithaa announces slew of schemes aimed at rural development

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Thursday made a slew of announcements aimed at ensuring rural development, including in the areas of infrastructure, all running into several crores of rupees.

Caught on camera: TN lady officer playing 'Candy Crush' during farmers' grievance meet
Caught on camera: TN lady officer playing 'Candy Crush' during farmers' grievance meet

It was a meeting held to ponder on how to address and alleviate farmers' grievances but she was apparently more concerned about how deftly she could crush those colourful candies flashing on her smartphone.

Normal life not affected by strike in Tamil Nadu

Normal life was not affected in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday due to the nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions and supported by several labour unions in different sectors.

TN govt allots Rs 1,080 Cr for distribution of free laptops

 Tamil Nadu Government has allocated Rs 1,080 crore for distribution of laptops this fiscal under the free laptop scheme, one of the flagship schemes of ruling AIADMK, school education Minister K C Veeramani said today.

Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of 16 TN fishermen
Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of 16 TN fishermen

Hours after Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 16 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for their release along with their boats.

'Translation of Tamil classic Tirukkural into Mandarin over'

 Tamil Nadu government today said the translation of Tamil classic 'Tirukkural', which was penned by saint-poet Tiruvalluvar, into Mandarin has been completed.

'Provide jobs to sons of soil in Central govt establishments'

About 50 activists of various political parties and organisations were arrested here on Tuesday when they tried to stage a 'rail roko', demanding employment to Tamils in Central government offices in the state.

Lankan Navy arrests 16 TN fishermen

 Sixteen fishermen from Jagadhapattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line this morning, Fisheries Department officials said here.

Coaltion govt chances bright in Tamil Nadu: Elangovan

Madurai, Aug 31 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Congress unit chief E V K S Elangovan today said the prospects were bright for a coalition government after the near year's assembly elections.

Coracle: TN CM orders action against those responsible

 Condoling the coracle mishap in Hogenakkal in which six members of a family were drowned, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ordered police and district administration to take legal action against those responsible for the tragedy.

Ahead of 2016 Tamil Nadu polls DMK leader Stalin launches app to connect with voters

Ahead of next year's assembly polls, DMK treasurer MK Stalin on Sunday launched a mobile application to connect better with young tech-savy voters and also sought their inputs to develop Tamil Nadu.

Police on the look out for two persons who inflicted knife injuries on bus

Police are on the look out for two persons, who escaped after inflicting knife injuries on the crew of a private bus last night in the city.

TN: Cockroach found in milk packet

A cockroach found in Aavin milk packet triggered shock and surprise among the consumers in the city.

TN: Re 1 meal man

 What can Re one get you in these days of escalating costs? A full meal no less, at a mess run by a service-minded man here for attenders of poor patients at the government headquarters hospital here.

TN: Student returns money he stole from aged couple, after mom dies

A polytechnic student, who stole Rs 5 lakh from an aged couple, for the treatment of his ailing mother, returned Rs 4.5 lakh plus his motorcycle after his mother died at Periyar Nagar in this town on Wednesday.

Opposition parties stage walkout from Tamil Nadu Assembly for second day

Opposition parties including Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and CPI(M) staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for the second day on Wednesday over issues including Mekedatu dam, stir by Neyveli Lignite Corporation employees and the recent violence in Seshasamudram village in Villupuram district.

Satellite device for fishermen under consideration: Tamil Nadu govt​

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday said a proposal to provide Satellite-based Information Devices for fishermen who venture into deep seas for fishing was under its consideration.

Jayalalithaa announces memorial for actor Sivaji Ganesan

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced that a memorial will be built here honouring legendary actor late Sivaji Ganesan.

Karunanidhi's claims to have got CBI call over 2G tapes

 DMK chief M Karunanidhi's private secretary Shanmuganathan on Tuesday claimed he received a phone call from CBI to appear before it in connection with the audio tapes the agency is probing that purportedly has conversations linked to money trail of the 2G spectrum scam.

Madras HC acquits 7 life convicts in murder case

 Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday acquitted seven persons sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court in a murder case holding that the complaint of the primary witness had not been marked by police.

NHRC issues notice to TN govt over rescue of 52 bonded labourers

 The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government calling for a report within four weeks in connection with the rescue of 52 bonded labourers, mostly minors, from a bore-well firm in Chennai.

Rebel DMDK legislator praises Jayalalithaa as 'another Anna'

 A rebel DMDK legislator on Tuesday hailed Chief Minister Jayalalithaa as yet another "Anna", drawing loud thumping of desks by the ruling AIADMK members.

DMK stages walks out in TN Assembly

 DMK on Tuesday staged a walk out in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after its plea for speaking in the House after a statement by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on health sector projects was turned down by Speaker P Dhanapal.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa announces health schemes worth Rs 500 crore

Master health check-up plans, including a special one for women and Rs 120 crore allocation for Adyar Cancer Institute here, are among highlights of the Rs 500 crore worth of health schemes announced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Jayalalithaa challenges DMK, Karnataka govt pleas in DA case, files affidavit in SC
Jayalalithaa challenges DMK, Karnataka govt pleas in DA case, files affidavit in SC

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday filed an affidavit in Supreme Court against appeals challenging her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.

Jayalalithaa slams Elangovan but urges AIADMK workers to stop protests

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday appealed to party workers to end their state-wide protests against TNCC president E V K S Elangovan for his alleged derogatory remarks over her August 7 meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Congress asks Jayalalithaa to end agitation

Congress on Saturday asked Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to direct her party cadres to end the agitation against TNCC president E V K S Elangovan over his alleged remarks against her.

Hidden agenda behind CBI filing DA case: A Raja

 Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Saturday said there "seemed" a "hidden agenda and politics" behind CBI lodging a fresh disproportionate assets case against him.

Sacked from job, 70-year-old starves himself to death

Dejected over being sacked from his job for "negligence" in duty, a 70-year-old watchman allegedly starved himself to death in his house here, police said.

AIADMK seeks apology, stir on, TNCC chief says he was mistaken

AIADMK on WEdnesday sought an apology from Tamil Nadu Congress president EVKS Elangovan for his alleged remarks on the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa as protests by the ruling party men and BJP continued in the state.