Tamilnadu News

Vaiko seeks total prohibition in Tamil Nadu

With the demand for total prohibition in Tamil Nadu gaining momentum, MDMK today organised a marathon run for students to create awareness among the public on the ills of liquor.

TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

A group of fishermen of this island were today chased away by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while fishing in the Palk Strait, officials said.

Crib deaths: TN Govt ramps up neonatal ICU infrastructure

Facing flak for the death of 13 babies, authorities have strengthened the infrastructure at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Government Medical College Hospital here.

CPI charges BJP with politicising the fishermen issue

CPI on Saturday charged the BJP with politicising the release of five fishermen of Tamil Nadu who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court on drug trafficking charges.

Cauvery delta farmers protest against Karna's Mekedatu project

 Thousands of farmers and cadres of various political parties in Cauvery delta areas today held agitations against Karnataka government's plan to implement Mekedatu project by constructing two dams across the river Cauvery.

Madras HC quashes summons issued by magistrate court against DIG

The Madras High Court on Saturday quashed summons issued by a judicial magistrate in Kanyakumari district to Deputy Inspector General of Police Y John Nicholson on a private criminal complaint.

Karunanidhi doesn't attend House proceedings: Tamil Nadu CM

Hitting back at Karunanidhi for pressing to convene the Assembly session, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief did not have the standing to make such a demand, as he hardly attended proceedings of the House.

Medha Patkar demands total prohibition in Tamil Nadu

Observing that liquor was the root cause for social evils and heinous crimes, social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday urged Tamil Nadu government to implement its total prohibition in the state.

Five more arrested for alleged assault on teacher in Chennai school, 25 held so far

Several people staged a protest against the alleged assault of a teacher by a mob which claimed that he had thrashed a student in the city's prestigious school, as per news report on Saturday.

Murder convict granted 10 days leave for his marriage

 A 35-year old murder convict, serving a life-term and in prison for the past 15 years, will be getting married on November 23 with the Madras High Court granting him ten days leave.

After protests, 20 held for alleged assault on teacher in Tamil Nadu

Twenty persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a school teacher here who had reportedly beaten up a student, police said on Friday.

Subramanian Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth anniversary celebration in TN

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

After protests, 20 held for alleged assault on teacher in TN

Chennai: Twenty persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a school teacher here who had reportedly beaten up a student, police said today.

Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth ann celebration in TN

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Heavy rains lash in Tirunelveli, Tuticorin districts

Tirunelveli: Heavy rains lashed Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts since last night leading to floods in the low lying areas.

Five Indian fishermen reach home, parties spar over taking credit
Five Indian fishermen reach home, parties spar over taking credit

Chennai: Five Indian fishermen, who were spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and released on Wednesday, reached their hometown in Rameswaram on Friday to reunite with their families after three years.

We have the right to build dam on Cauvery: Karnataka

Karnataka government on Thursday said it has the right to construct a dam on the Cauvery river without violating the order of Cauvery River Water Tribunal.

Centre approves Chennai monorail project

The central government has accorded "in-principle" approval to the first phase of the Chennai monorail project, an official release said here Thursday.

Centre calls meeting to resolve Mullaperiyar issue

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati has called a meeting of water resources ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to discuss the issue of rising water level in the Mullaperiyar dam.

Not convening assembly regretful: Karunanidhi

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi Thursday regretted that the Tamil Nadu government had not convened the state Assembly to discuss various important issues.

Centre gives the nod for Chennai Monorail project

Union Urban Development Ministry has accorded 'in-principle approval' to the Tamil Nadu Government for taking up the Rs 3,267 crore Chennai Monorail project.

Four flights cancelled in Chennai

Chennai: Four flights, three SpiceJet and an Air India, to various domestic destinations from here were cancelled Thursday due to shortage of aircraft, airport sources said.

Five Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka return home
Five Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka return home

Chennai: The five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, and released by the Sri Lankan court yesterday, will reach home on Thursday.

Celebrate Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary: Vaiko

 MDMK leader Vaiko Wednesday called for grand celebrations Nov 26 to mark the 60th birth anniversary of the slain Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

MDMK to celebrate 60th birth anniversary of Prabhakaran

Chennai: MDMK founder Vaiko Wednesday called for grand celebrations of the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE founder V Prabakaran on November 26.

BJP demands white paper on death of 11 infants in Tamil Nadu

BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday demanded a 'white paper' on the deaths of 11 infants at Dharmapuri Government Medical College Hospital and the resignation of the Health Minister.

Brothers held for raping 13-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu

Two teenaged brothers have been arrested here for allegedly raping a girl, police on Wednesday said.

Infants responding to treatment: Tamil Nadu hospital dean

The four infants admitted to the Neonatal ICU of Dharmapuri Government Medical College Hospital, which is in the eye of a storm over the death of 11 babies, are responding to treatment, a top official said on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu delegation demands release of 5 fishermen on death row in Lanka

Amid uncertainty over the release of five Indian fishermen facing death sentence in Sri Lanka, a delegation of fishermen from Tamil Nadu on Monday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought Centre's intervention for their "immediate release".

Tamil Nadu CM says infants' deaths due to natural causes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Tuesday stoutly defended the doctors and healthcare facilities at its Dharmapuri Medical College hospital and asserted that the death of 11 infants was due to "natural" causes and not on account of medical negligence.