Tamilnadu News

Suspected movement of leopard triggers panic near university

The half eaten body of a calf, reportedly by a leopard in a human habitation near Bharathiar University here triggered panic among residents.

Five get life term for burning to death 19-year old boy

Five persons, including a couple, have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for burning to death a teenaged boy over an extra-marital affair in 2009.

Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise sentenced to 3 years RI

A CBI court here on Saturday sentenced a Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise to three years rigourous imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case under Prevention of Corruption Act.

Nine fishermen held for fishing despite ban in TN

Nine fishermen from Thootur near here were on Saturday arrested for fishing in the sea off this coast in violation of the annual 45-day breeding season ban in force, police said.

Jaya appeals to party cadres not to take extreme measures

AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa on Saturday expressed concern over the 'suicide' of a party functionary who was upset over the "obstacle" faced by her in view of the disproportionate assets case, and appealed to her supporters not to resort to such extreme measures.

Police man gets two years jail in bribery case in Tamil Nadu

A police sub inspector was on Saturday sentenced to two years jail by a special court for taking a bribe of Rs 2000 in 2003.

Fear-stricken villagers move HC for restoration of pooja

Residents of a village have moved the Madras High Court seeking restoration of 'ancestral' method of conducting poojas at a local Kaali temple under government control as they fear attracting the wrath of the deity for deviating from the age-old practice.

HC stays hearing in BJP leader's attack case in Nagercoil

Madras High Court on Friday stayed the hearing by a court in Nagercoil in the case relating to attack on BJP Tamil Nadu executive council member MR Gandhi in 2013.

Madras HC stays hearing in BJP leader's attack case in Nagercoil

The Madras High Court on Friday stayed the hearing by a court in Nagercoil in the case relating to attack on BJP Tamil Nadu executive council member MR Gandhi in 2013.

SC extends AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's bail till May 12 in DA case
SC extends AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's bail till May 12 in DA case

In a major relief to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail given to her till May 12 in connection with the disproportionate assets case.

Three kg gold bars worth Rs 1.5 crore seized

Gold bars, weighing three kgs, which were hidden beneath a seat of an Air India flight from Dubai, were seized on Friday, airport officials said.

DMK chief accuses AP police of "more wrongs" in firing issue

 DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday accused Andhra Pradesh police of committing more wrongs to hide those they had allegedly done by opening fire on April 7 in Chittoor district that killed 20 Tamil woodcutters.

Jayalalithaa DA case: Three-judge bench to commence hearing from April 21

The Supreme Court Thursday fixed April 21 for hearing by a three judge bench the issue of removal of a special public prosecutor in AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case before the Karnataka High Court.

Sri Lankan boat found abandoned off Thangachimadam

A Sri Lankan fibre glass boat was found abandoned off Thangachimadam near here on Thursday with locals claiming five unidentified persons disembarked from it.

Bail plea of ex-minister's aide rejected in Tamil Nadu official's suicide case

A local court Thursday rejected the bail application of a Chief Engineer in the Agriculture Department who was arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of department official S Muthukumarasamy.

Knife-wielding man abuses people near mosque, held

 A 32-year old knife-wielding man today caused a flutter by raising slogans against Muslims near a mosque here before being arrested, police said.

'ISIS' threat letter received by TN press club and police

The Chennai Press Club on Wednesday received an anonymous letter, ending with the acronym "ISIS", warning of killing 10 Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh (RSS) members and also carrying out serial bomb blasts here by April 24, a club official said.

Jayalalithaa case classic example of wrong in criminal justice system: SC
Jayalalithaa case classic example of wrong in criminal justice system: SC

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's DA case spanning for 15 years was "a classic illustration of what is wrong with our criminal justice delivery system," and "something drastic" has to be done to remedy it, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

Rain lashes Tamil Nadu, traffic hit in Chennai

Rain lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu today bringing relief to people from the sweltering summer, however, a senior Meteorological official said showers will gradually decline in northern coastal districts of the state.

Jayalalithaa's DA case: SC gives split verdict on removal of SPP
Jayalalithaa's DA case: SC gives split verdict on removal of SPP

Supreme Court today delivered a split verdict on a DMK leader's plea seeking removal of a public prosecutor from representing state in the Karnataka High Court which recently reserved verdict on an appeal of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case.

Illegal building of Congress councillor on govt land razed down

Municipal Authorities here on Wednesday razed down a building constructed illegally on a public site by a Congress councillor, after changing documents in her name by forgery.

FM Bishop inaugurates Australian Consulate in Chennai

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is in India on a four-day visit, inaugurated the new Australian Consulate here on Wednesday.

Rains lash many parts of Tamil Nadu

Rains lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, bringing respite from the sweltering summer.

Thaali removal programme: Scuffle between activists of DK, Shiv Sena

A minor scuffle broke out between activists of Dravidar Kazhagam and Shiv Sena here, with the latter opposing a thaali (mangal sutra) snapping programme of the DK.

Tamil New Year day celebrated

 People offered worship at various shrines on the occasion of the Tamil New Year on Tuesday.

Chittoor police firing: NCST team to visit to ascertain facts

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes will send a team, led its vice chairman, to Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh to "ascertain facts", where 20 people were killed in a police firing.

Jayalalithaa extends Vishu greetings

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday extended her 'Vishu' greetings.

Four killed, 15 injured in van-bus collision in Tamil Nadu

Four persons were killed and 15 injured when a van and bus collided about 50 km from here on Tuesday.

Dravidar Kazhagam holds 'thaali' removal function, Madras HC stays event

The controversial 'Mangalsutra (Thaali) removal function', organised by the Dravidar Kazhagam, was held early Tuesday morning before the Madras High Court ordered a stay on organising of the event.

Four killed, 15 injured in van-bus collision in TN

Four persons were killed and 15 injured when a van and bus collided about 50 km from here today.