Tamilnadu News

Jewellery shops in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry to remain shut on Thursday

Around 35,000 jewellery shops in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will down their shutters on Thursday in protest against the central government's stipulation to provide PAN card on purchases over Rs.200,000, said a senior official of All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF).

NCBC recommendation would promote special justice: Ramadoss

 PMK today supported the Central RPT Central panel's recommendation to provide 27 per cent reservation in private sector jobs for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and demanded additional quota to members of notified communities and ST.

Tamil Nadu man was not killed by meteorite, say NASA scientists
Tamil Nadu man was not killed by meteorite, say NASA scientists

Scientists at the US space agency NASA have discounted reports that an Indian bus driver in Tamil Nadu was killed by a meteorite, saying he was likely hit by a land based explosion.

Consider plea for Bharat Ratna to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Madras HC tells Centre
Consider plea for Bharat Ratna to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Madras HC tells Centre

The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Union Home Ministry to consider a plea seeking conferment of Bharat Ratna on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

TN youth who burnt Indian flag alleges police torture

25-year-old Dileepan Mahendran's life turned upside down ever since he, in a moment of anger against the 'system', burnt the Indian flag and posted the picture on social media.

Tiruvannamalai stampede: CM Jayalalithaa condoles death of 4; announces Rs 4L cash relief

 Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today condoled the death of four persons in a stampede in Tiruvannamalai yesterday and announced an overall cash relief of Rs four lakh.

Four of family killed in car-lorry collision in TN

A hosiery manufacturing unit owner and three members of his family were killed on the spot when their car collided with a lorry near Palladam in nearby Tirupur district early this morning, police said.

Nets of fishermen damaged by Sri Lankan naval personnel

Nets of 30 fishermen boats were damaged allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel near Katchathevu islet today and they were chased back till Indian territorial waters, a Fishermen Association official said here.

Women to operate two-wheeler ambulances in Tamil Nadu

During the first 10 minutes, medical assistance like immobilising the affected parts, resuscitation, providing oxygen, controlling bleeding increase the chances of an accident victim's survival.

Decision on poll alliance in Tamil Nadu in next 10 days, says BJP
Decision on poll alliance in Tamil Nadu in next 10 days, says BJP

BJP would hold talks with various parties on the issue of forming alliance for the coming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu and a decision in this regard would be taken in 10 days, senior party leader L Ganesan said in Madurai today.

Woman attempts self-immolation at collectorate in TN

A middle-aged woman today attempted self-immolation inside the District Collectorate premises here, alleging delay by Revenue Department in carrying out measurement of her plot, police said.

Bharat Sena activists burn Valentine's Day greeting cards in Tamil Nadu

A group of Bharat Sena activists on Monday tore and burnt Valentine's Day greeting cards in front of the District Collectorate, protesting against the day being observed as lovers day in what they termed in vulgar manner.

It's no sci-fi! Falling meteorite kills man in Tamil Nadu
It's no sci-fi! Falling meteorite kills man in Tamil Nadu

Kamraj was extremely unlucky to become a victim of a falling meteorite.

13 killed, 27 injured in bus-lorry collision in Tamil Nadu

Thirteen persons were killed and 27 injured in a collision between a government bus and a cement laden lorry at T Kallupatti, about 40 km from here on Saturday, police said.

One killed, three injured in mysterious explosion in Tamil Nadu

One person was killed and three others were injured when a mysterious heavy object fell close to the building complex of a private engineering college near here, causing an explosion.

Kanyakumari–Bangalore Express derails near Vellore, over 40 injured
Kanyakumari–Bangalore Express derails near Vellore, over 40 injured

More than 40 passengers of the Bengaluru-bound Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express were injured after its four coaches derailed in Vellore district, around 170 km from here, in the wee hours on Friday.

No scrapping of reservation, lies being spread: PM Narendra Modi
No scrapping of reservation, lies being spread: PM Narendra Modi

On Saturday, Gandhi had accused Modi and RSS of trying to crush the spirit of students by imposing "one idea from the top".

"Talk" of Alagiri's return to DMK a rumour: Stalin

Seeking to put to rest speculations that his brother and former Union Minister MK Alagiri could return to the DMK, party treasurer MK Stalin on Tuesday said the talk could be a rumour.

My govt committed to development of comprehensive social safety net for all workers: PM Modi

Prime Minister said on Tuesday that his government was committed to development of a generous social safety net for all workers.

PM Modi's rally in Coimbatore today to mark BJP's pre-poll campaign in Tamil Nadu
PM Modi's rally in Coimbatore today to mark BJP's pre-poll campaign in Tamil Nadu

With the assembly elections a few months away in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday address a public meeting here, being billed by the party as the launch of its poll campaign and "a turning point rally" in the history of the state politics.

Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi's help for release of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka
Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi's help for release of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi `s intervention to secure the release of nine Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy on January 30.

Train runs over teenager trying to taking selfie in Chennai

A teenager was struck and killed after he tried to take a photo of himself in front of an oncoming train, police said Monday, in the latest deadly accident involving selfies.

Selfie rage takes another life: Schoolboy mowed down by train in Chennai
Selfie rage takes another life: Schoolboy mowed down by train in Chennai

A teenaged boy was hit by a speeding train in Chennai on Sunday while he was trying to click himself on the railway track.

PM Modi's visit: Coimbatore to be brought under tight security cordon

Over 5,000 police personnel are on security duty across the city in connection with the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on February 2 to dedicate a Medical College attached to ESI and to address a party public meeting.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen
Sri Lankan Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen

Nine Indian fishermen and two boats were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy near Palk Strait in Tamil Nadu early morning today.

Triple suicide: Jayalalithaa transfers students to govt college

Days after three girl students of a private college killed themselves over alleged exorbitant fee demands, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday ordered transfer of the yoga and naturopathy students from that institution to a state-run college.

'BJP taking steps to form 'strong' alliance for Tamil Nadu polls; talks in progress'
'BJP taking steps to form 'strong' alliance for Tamil Nadu polls; talks in progress'

BJP is taking steps to form a "strong" alliance for the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and talks in this regard are in progress, two senior party leaders said on Friday.

Six persons gets life term for murder in Tamil Nadu

A court here has sentenced six persons, including two women, to life imprisonment in connection with the murder of a 55-year-old woman in 2014.

Tamil Nadu girl students' suicide: College principle held, HC orders fresh autopsy
Tamil Nadu girl students' suicide: College principle held, HC orders fresh autopsy

The police on Wednesday arrested the principle of SVS College of Naturopathy and Yoga Science in connection with the death of three female students.

Tamil Nadu celebrates Republic Day

Tamil Nadu celebrated the 67th Republic Day with patriotic fervour on Tuesday, with Governor K Rosaiah unfurling the tricolour at the Marina beach here.