Tamilnadu News

Judicial custody of five Maoists extended to July 2

A district court here on Wednesday extended till July 2 the custody of five Maoists, including front ranking leaders Roopesh and his wife Shyna.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Tamil Nadu to take up cause of farmers

After taking up the cause of farmers in Punjab and Telangana, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit Tamil Nadu for a similar campaign, the party's state unit said on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu: Bike runs over pavement dwellers, 3 killed

Three pavement dwellers, including two elderly women, were killed on the spot and four others injured after a speeding motorcycle ran over them early Wednesday morning, police said.

DMK chief Karunanidhi turns 92​; party workers celebrate
DMK chief Karunanidhi turns 92​; party workers celebrate

Cutting of a 92 kilo cake and release of as many pigeons were among the highlights of the state-wide celebrations of the 92nd birthday of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi by party workers on Wednesday.

AP releases water from Kandaleru after Jaya takes up matter with Naidu

Andhra Pradesh has released 1,000 cusecs water from Kandaleru reservoir after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa took up the matter with her counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu, the state government said on Tuesday.

DMK flays re-promulgation of land ordinance

DMK on Tuesday criticised the Centre government for being 'adamant' by re-promulgating the land ordinance for an 'unprecedented' third time, saying it exposed the ruling BJP's 'double standards' on the issue.

CM Jayalalithaa urges Modi to secure the release of 14 fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 14 fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy and their three seized boats.

IIT-M convenes BoS meeting, APSC adamant on re-recognition

 IIT-Madras on Tuesday called an emergency meeting of its Board of Students to discuss the derecognition of student group Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC), which is insisting on rollback of the action and an apology.

Law College students boycott classes on IIT Madras row

 Students of Law College boycotted their classes for the second day on Tuesday protesting against the de-recognition of an IIT Madras students' body allegedly for being critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 15 Indian fishermen, seizes three boats

Sri Lankan Navy has captured 15 Indian fishermen and seized three boats for allegedly poaching on Sri Lankan waters, as per news reports on Tuesday.

Teams to monitor TN bypoll from where Jayalalithaa seeks re-election

Separate teams of flying squads, static and video surveillance squads have been formed to monitor election expenditure to the RK Nagar Assembly constituency bypoll on June 27, from where AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will contest.

TN opposition parties welcome decision to appeal against Jaya verdict

 Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu on Monday welcomed Karnataka government's decision to appeal against Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's acquittal in a wealth case, with DMK terming it as the "right" step by the ruling Congress.

Congress, PMK welcome Karnataka ​govt decision to appeal in Jaya case

Congress and PMK on Monday welcomed the Karnataka government's decision to appeal against acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a wealth case.

Tamil Nadu to ease out power cuts for industries from June 5

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday ordered easing of 'Restrictions and Controls' entailing substantial power cuts for High Tension electricity consumers from June 5.

MDMK to boycott June 27 bypoll to RK Nagar

After DMK and PMK, Vaiko-led MDMK on Monday announced boycotting the June 27 bypoll to Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency here, from where AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is contesting.

IITM row: DMK, VCK stage protests

DMK and Dalit outfit VCK on Monday staged protests against the derecognition of a students' body at IIT, Madras after a complaint that it was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Karnataka cabinet decides to challenge acquittal of Jayalalithaa
Karnataka cabinet decides to challenge acquittal of Jayalalithaa

Throwing up a fresh legal challenge to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Karnataka government on Monday decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against her acquittal by the state High Court in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case.

DMK protests outside IIT Madras against student group ban
DMK protests outside IIT Madras against student group ban

The students' wing of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday held a protest here over the alleged banning of a student group at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras for distributing controversial pamphlets.

Jayalalithaa constitutes 50 member-team for June 27 bypoll

 AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced a 50-member team, including all 28 of her ministers as election in-charge for the June 27 bypoll to Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency, from where she is contesting to return as an MLA.

Tamil Nadu seeks urgent steps by Centre to bring back fisherman's body

Tamil Nadu government on Sunday sought Centre's intervention in early transportation of the body of a fisherman from the state killed in Saudi Arabia and also take up the issue of monetary benefits due to his family.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa constitutes 50 member-team for June 27 bypoll
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa constitutes 50 member-team for June 27 bypoll

supremo Jayalalithaa today announced a 50-member team, including all 28 of her ministers as election in-charge for the June 27 bypoll to Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency, from where she is contesting to return as an MLA.

Ban row: NCSC sends notice to IIT Madras, DMK seeks PM Modi's "direct intervention"
Ban row: NCSC sends notice to IIT Madras, DMK seeks PM Modi's "direct intervention"

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has sent a notice to IIT Madras over the controversial ban of a students group whose members are mainly Dalits even as DMK Chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "direct intervention" for revocation of the order.

Karunanidhi slams "authoritarian" Smriti Irani for IIT-M unrest

Castigating Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani for "authoritarian" interference that allegedly led to de-recognition of a students' body at IIT Madras, DMK leader M Karunanidhi today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "direct intervention" for revocation of the order and to restore "peace" on the campus.

Land bill: PMK hits out at NDA govt

 BJP's southern ally PMK on Sunday hit out at the NDA government at the Centre for re-promulgating the land ordinance for the third time, saying it was an "insult" to Parliament and the move amounted to "not respecting" people's sentiments.

Indian fishermen killed by sea pirates in Saudi Arabia: Family

A 42-year old Indian fisherman from this district has been shot dead in an attack by pirates in Saudi Arabian sea, according to information received by his family on Saturday.

Decision to revoke ban on APSC lies with IIT Madras students' council: Irani

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said the decision to revoke the ban imposed by Indian institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle (APSC) lies with the students` council of the institution, and added that such a move cannot be taken on the basis of a `whim` of a political organisation.

Decision on appeal against Jayalalithaa acquittal as early as possible: Karnataka govt

Karnataka government would take a call "as early as possible" on "merits" on the issue of filing an appeal against acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, state Law Minister T B Jayachandra said Saturday.

Injustice against Tamils in Sri Lanka continues: DMK

 Expressing concern over a report on the Sri Lankan army's "continued occupation" of traditional Tamil homeland, DMK on Saturday said it showed that the scene has not changed despite a change of guard in the island republic.

Decision on contesting RK Nagar constituency on June 1: CPI

 CPI's Tamil Nadu unit on Saturday said it would take a decision on June 1 on whether to contest the June 27 bypoll to Radhakrishna Nagar constituency in Chennai, from where AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa is contesting following her return as Chief Minister.

Diego Garcia authorities free 23 fishermen from TN, Kerala

Twenty-three fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, who were arrested by Naval authorities at Diego Garcia on May 11 for illegally fishing in their territorial waters, have been released, a fisheries department official said on Saturday.