Tamilnadu News

Captain Pisharody to take over command of INS Rajali

In a change of guard at INS Rajali at Arakkonam near here, Captain Vinod Kumar Pisharody will take over the reins of the premier naval air station of the Eastern Naval Command on Monday.

HC orders govt to give pension to freedom fighter's daughter

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has allowed a petition filed by the married daughter of a freedom fighter seeking family pension for her as her husband had deserted her and she was suffering from hypertension and schizophrenia.

Karti Chidambaram refutes charges of anti-Congress comments

Slapped with a showcause notice from the Tamil Nadu unit of Congress, Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday rejected its charge that he made remarks against the party and its high command.

Tamil Nadu sets up call centre for info on Swine flu

Days after a 53-year-old man died of H1N1 infection here, Tamil Nadu government on Saturday reviewed the situation and set up a round-the-clock call centre as it allayed fears saying there was no need to panic.

CPI to support CPIM candidate in Srirangam by-poll

 CPI in Tamil Nadu on Saturday said it would support the CPI-M candidate in the February 13 by-election to Srirangam assembly constituency.

Reject Shanta Kumar panel recommendations: Karunanidhi

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Centre to reject the recommendations of Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring of the Food Corporation of India, claiming they would lead to closure of the Public Distribution System (PDS).

TNCC slaps show cause notice on Karti Chidambaram

Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Friday issued a show cause notice to its leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, seeking explanation for some of his remarks against the party and veteran leader Kamaraj.

Assure Hindi won't be imposed, Karunanidhi urges PM Modi

DMK chief M Karuanidhi on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the promise made by his predecessors that Hindi won't be imposed on non-Hindi speaking people.

BJP names NDA candidate for Srirangam bypoll in Tamil Nadu

BJP on Friday entered the fray for the February 13 Assembly byelection to prestigious Srirangam seat, earlier held by AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, fielding a candidate on behalf of NDA, making it a multi-cornered contest.

BJP names NDA candidate for Srirangam bypoll

 BJP on Friday entered the fray for the February 13 Assembly byelection to prestigious Srirangam seat, earlier held by AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, fielding a candidate on behalf of NDA, making it a multi-cornered contest.

RSS condemns Dayanidhi Maran for dragging its name in CBI case

RSS on Friday hit back at DMK leader and former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran for "unnecessarily dragging" its name in connection with a CBI case, saying he was doing so to "conceal" the alleged scam committed by him and divert attention.

No political significance in Jaitely-Jaya meet: TN BJP

Breaking its silence on Union Minister Arun Jaitely's meeting with AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa that triggered a controversy, Tamil Nadu unit BJP on Friday said it was only to seek her party's support in Rajya Sabha for passage of crucial bills.

Four suffer burns as crew hurls acid bottle in panic

In a freak incident, four bus passengers suffered burn injuries when its crew in panic hurled a bottle of acid left in the luggage box after smoke emanated from it near here on Thursday, police said.

DMK govt put pressure on DVAC to implicate me in DA case: Jayalalithaa

The then DMK government had brought "pressure" on investigating officials to implicate her in the disproportionate assets case, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Thursday alleged before the Karnataka High Court special bench hearing her appeals challenging her conviction.

Air Chief inspects establishments near Chennai

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha , concluded his two-day inspection of the twin Air Force Establishments at the Avadi and Tambaram, near Chennai on Thursday.

Dharmapuri bus accident toll rises to 10

The toll in the Dharmapuri bus accident has gone up to ten with a 50-year-old woman succumbing to her injuries at the hospital here on Thursday, officials said.

Fasting DMDK MLA arrested; shifted to hospital

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam MLA, R Arulselvan, who is an on indefinite fast since Tuesday, was arrested on Thursday and admitted to the Government hospital here as his health condition worsened, police said.

NSCS team holds inquiry into attack on Dalits

A two-member team of the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) on Wednesday conducted an inquiry into the alleged attack on Dalits last week at Kuraiyur in the district that left one person dead and two others injured.

Vaiko-led MDMK not to contest Srirangam bypoll

Toeing NDA ally PMK's stand, Vaiko-led MDMK, an erstwhile partner of the alliance, today announced it would neither contest nor support any party in the February 13 by-election to Srirangam Assembly Constituency, vacated by AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a corruption case.

TN parties hail Sri Lanka's announcement on 13th Amendment

DMK and several other parties in Tamil Nadu Wednesday welcomed the announcement made by newly-elected Sri Lankan Government that it would implement India-backed 13th Amendment to the Constitution on devolution of power to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community in the island nation.

Tamizhisai meets Vijayakant, says NDA to contest in Srirangam

Amid reports of strain in ties, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamizhisai Soundararajan on Wednesday met DMDK founder Vijayakant and said the BJP-led NDA will contest the February 13 Srirangam bypoll and its candidate would be announced in next two days.

Dharmapuri mishap: TN govt announces solatium

Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a solatium of Rs three lakh to the next of kin of nine persons who died when a government bus fell into a gorge in Dharmapuri district.

Woman cop kills herself with pistol in TN

A 31-year-old woman constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting herself with a service pistol while on duty at a local police station around mid-night last night.

Three held for assaulting forest ranger in Rameshwaram

Three persons were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly assaulting a forest Ranger on duty at Mukundarayar Chattiram near here.

PMK not to contest Srirangam bypoll

 Taking a swipe at ruling AIADMK, NDA ally PMK today said it would neither contest nor support any other political party for the February 13 Srirangam Assembly bypoll.

Bus mishap in Tamil Nadu leaves seven people dead

A bus fell from a 100 foot gorge in the Hogenakkal region of the Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, leaving seven people dead, with a further 30 injured.

30 transgenders held in Tamil Nadu

Thirty transgenders were on Tuesday taken into custody for trying to stage a picketing near Erode Municipal Central Bus-stand, demanding removal of some scenes in the Tamil film 'I', which, they alleged, showed their community in bad light.

CPI(M) seeks clarification from Arun Jaitley on meeting Jayalalithaa

CPI(M) today joined the chorus of political parties criticising Union Minister Arun Jaitley's recent meeting with AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa and sought a clarification from the minister on the matter.

Elephant dies after falling into pit in TN

Erode: A 10-year-old male elephant died after it fell into a 50-foot pit in Burgur forest in the district, police said on Tuesday.

Elderly man arrested for sexually assaulting minor girl in TN

Erode: A 65-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl at Veerappanchatram village in the district, police said.