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Story of courage! Chennai man risks life to save a woman from being raped
Story of courage! Chennai man risks life to save a woman from being raped

Model and photographer Vasanth Paul is a real-life hero.

AN-32 search still on, ISRO satellite imagery sought

The Indian Navy, which has pressed a flotilla of vessels, including a submarine, to locate a missing an Indian Air Force transport aircraft, on Sunday said it has sought the satellite imagery of the area from ISRO.

No trace of missing IAF AN-32 plane as yet; Defence Minister undertakes aerial survey
No trace of missing IAF AN-32 plane as yet; Defence Minister undertakes aerial survey

The plane was 280 kilometres east of Chennai when it fell off the radar.

Tamil Nadu CM thanks Rawat for taking steps to install poet's statue
Tamil Nadu CM thanks Rawat for taking steps to install poet's statue

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on friday thanked her Uttarakhand counterpart Harish Rawat for taking steps to install the statue of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar in his state, calling it a "positive action."

Flood warning issued in areas near Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu

The South West Monsoon has brought in heavy rain in catchment areas of Cauvery river.

Kudankulam unit 2 physical start-up process begun: Sources

The physical start-up of the second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu that went critical last week has been conducted successfully, a source at the plant said on Thursday.

Sri Lankan navy personnel chases TN fishermen off Katchatheevu islet, cut fishing nets

Fishing nets of six boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly cut by Sri Lankan naval personnel, who also chased away more than 400 fishermen off Katchatheevu islet.

Prostitute remark: Jayalalithaa​ comes out in Mayawati's support

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday came out in support of BSP supremo Mayawati, who was at the receiving end of derogatory remarks by a BJP leader, saying his choice of words brought 'disgrace' to his party and demanded his expulsion.

Poet's statue lying abandoned causing outrage: Jayalalithaa to Narendra Modi

 Chief Minister Jayalalithaa sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for installation of a statue of Tamil saint poet Tiruvalluvar in Haridwar.

Jayalalithaa asks PM Modi to resolve Thiruvalluvar statue issue
Jayalalithaa asks PM Modi to resolve Thiruvalluvar statue issue

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urgently take up with the Uttarakhand government the issue of installation of a statue of Tamil sage poet Thiruvalluvar in Haridwar.

Madras HC disposes of Nalini's petition for pre-mature release

Madras High Court Wednesday declined to entertain a plea by Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini Sriharan seeking pre-mature release, saying it cannot grant her request in view of pendency of a related matter before the Supreme Court.

Elephant calf electrocuted in Erode district

"A four-year-old elephant calf was electrocuted after it came into contact with an electrified fence in a farm in Burugur forest area here", police said today.

Broad consensus has emerged over GST, says Venkaiah Naidu

 Claiming a "broad consensus" on the long pending GST Bill, Union Minister M Venkiah Naidu on Sunday said the Centre was "very serious" about its passage in the monsoon session of parliament, but virtually rejected Congress' demand for a tax rate cap terming it "not feasible and advisable".

Infosys techie's father sobs, asks her killer - `Why did you do this to my daughter Swathi?`
Infosys techie's father sobs, asks her killer - `Why did you do this to my daughter Swathi?`

Swathi was waiting at the Nungambakkam railway station to board a suburban train when P Ramkumar hacked her to death on June 24.

IT raids former Tamil Nadu minister's residence, offices

According to officials, the raid was conducted at several places in Chennai.

Second unit of Kudankulam nuclear plant starts fission

This is the second 1,000 MW pressurised water reactor to go critical in the country. The first unit at Kudankulam went critical in July 2013.

Kudankulam-II n-plant will go critical on Sunday

The first 1,000 MW unit of Kudankulam atomic power project, which is located in Tirunelvelli district, is already functional.

Act against Sri Lanka, Jayalalithaa tells PM Modi
Act against Sri Lanka, Jayalalithaa tells PM Modi

Jayalalithaa said: "India must take strong diplomatic offensive to uphold the rights and interests of Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu."

Three labourers killed in Madurai quarry mishap

The labourers were engaged in digging operations when the sand suddenly caved in .

Sri Lankan PM hopeful of resolving fishing issue with India

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Thursday expressed hope that the fishermen issue with India would be resolved as talks were going on at different levels, even as more than 40 Indian fishermen have been arrested by Lankan Navy this month.

Medical students who threw dog from a Chennai building granted bail
Medical students who threw dog from a Chennai building granted bail

The two students of Madha Medical College near here involved in throwing a dog from the roof top of a multi-story building were arrested and let out on bail on Wednesday, police said.

Two MBBS students, who threw dog off terrace and filmed incident, suspended by college
Two MBBS students, who threw dog off terrace and filmed incident, suspended by college

A private medical college here suspended two of its students on Wednesday after they were earlier in the day arrested and subsequently released on bail for throwing a dog from a terrace.

Suspected ISIS terrorist's family members taken into custody in Tamil Nadu

Central Intelligence agencies and Tamil Nadu police have taken into custody the wife and some family members of a suspected ISIS terrorist who was arrested in West Bengal, police said.

Madras HC drops criminal charges against Tamil writer Perumal Murugan
Madras HC drops criminal charges against Tamil writer Perumal Murugan

The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a criminal case against influential Tamil author Perumal Murugan for allegedly offending religious sentiments in his book, 'Madhorubagan'.

'Bhadra', Chennai dog thrown from rooftop, being treated for fracture; suspects held, granted bail
'Bhadra', Chennai dog thrown from rooftop, being treated for fracture; suspects held, granted bail

The dog, which is now being addressed by animal lovers as 'Bhadra', has been brought to  Madras Veterinary College in Vepery for medical treatment.

Chennai dog thrown from rooftop found alive - Love wins, hate bites the dust!
Chennai dog thrown from rooftop found alive - Love wins, hate bites the dust!

This news will surely bring smile on the faces of people who were praying for well-being of the Chennai dog who was thrown from rooftop by an MBBS student.

Infosys techie's killer does U-turn, says 'I am innocent, being framed as I belong to low caste'
Infosys techie's killer does U-turn, says 'I am innocent, being framed as I belong to low caste'

P. Ramkumar, the suspected killer of Infosys engineer S. Swathi, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in the sensational murder case and told police that he is being framed in the case. 

Aircel-Maxis scam: Enforcement Directorate summons Karti Chidambaram
Aircel-Maxis scam: Enforcement Directorate summons Karti Chidambaram

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier said the investigation into the alleged Aircel-Maxis scam was at a "critical stage".

Infosys techie had verbally abused me; wanted to become a film star, confesses killer
Infosys techie had verbally abused me; wanted to become a film star, confesses killer

P. Ramkumar told police that he was verbally abused about his physical appearance by S. Swathi that enraged him the most.