Tamilnadu News

Six monitoring panel members held in Ranipet tannery deaths

 Six monitoring committee members of a company that operated a common effluent treatment plant in an industrial estate in Ranipet have been arrested in connection with the January 31 death of ten tannery workers, who drowned in sludge from the plant following a wall breach.

Madras HC sets aside order awarding compensation to medical student

 Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday set aside the order of a Single Judge directing Tamil Nadu Health Secretary and two others to pay a compensation of Rs.One lakh and Rs.25,000 towards litigation cost for depriving a medical student a PG seat due to their "callousness and lethargic attitude".

TN govt stand sought on act on people's right to services

 Noting that an elected government is naturally responsible to the people and is required to provide time-bound service to the masses, the Madras High Court has sought to know from Tamil Nadu government whether it intended to enact a special legislation on people's right to services.

Madras HC impleads Highways Research Station in PIL on roads

 The Madras High Court on Thursday impleaded the Director of Highways Research Station here as the third respondent in the suo motu PIL on the city corporation's decision to drop concrete road proposal.

DA case: HC asks SPP to re-assess three properties of Jayalalithaa

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh to reassess the value of three buildings in Tamil Nadu as it accepted defense counsel's submissions that DMK-government led probe had deliberately over-valued these properties of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

Tamil Nadu fishermen abducted by Lankan counterparts, released

Armed Sri Lankan fishermen abducted seven of their counterparts from Tamil Nadu early on Thursday off Kodiakarai allegedly for ransom but released them by evening, police here said.

Child Marriage Prevention Act secular in nature: HC

The Madras High court bench here on Thursday ruled that Child Marriage Prevention Act was secular in nature and Muslims could not rely on their personal law to claim the right to give minor girls in marriage even at the age of 15 presuming that the girl had attained puberty.

DMK skips naming Stalin as CM candidate at party meet

DMK chief Karunanidhi on Thursday referred to his son and party treasurer Stalin as "the future" but the party's executive committee meet here refrained from naming the latter as chief ministerial candidate for next year's Assembly polls.

Apology tendered to media persons for 'bungling' by BJP unit

BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Thursday apologised to the media who were kept waiting and not allowed to cover the party meeting with BJP president Amit Shah here.

Armed Lankan fishermen fishermen abduct 7, demand ransom

Armed Sri Lankan fishermen abducted seven of their counterparts from Tamil Nadu early Thursday off Kodiakarai and demanded a ransom from their relatives to release them, a top official said.

Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister removed from key party post

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Thursday removed Agriculture Minister 'Agri' SS Krishnamoorthy from a key party post, replacing him with a cabinet colleague.

Good response to hartal against Coca Cola plant in Erode

The one day hartal called by all political parties, barring AIADMK, in protest against the proposed Coca Cola plant at Perundurai evoked good response with most shops and business establishments remaining closed in the town and Chennimalai.

Seychelles releases 19 Indian fishermen

Nineteen Indian fishermen who had spent more than a month in custody in Seychelles reached home on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu number one state in electoral corruption: Amit Shah
Tamil Nadu number one state in electoral corruption: Amit Shah

Alleging that Tamil Nadu is the number one state in electoral corruption, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday asked party workers to be alert and make efforts to check money flow during elections.

Classical language status to Oriya, Malayalam challenged in Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notices to the Centre and governments of Odisha and Kerala on a PIL challenging the grant of classical language status to Oriya and Malayalam languages.

Animal board directed to conduct random checks in goshalas

 Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to conduct random checks in the 'goshalas' run by temples and mutts in Tamil Nadu to shelter cows donated by devotees.

Temple locked following dispute over entry of Dalits in Tamil Nadu

Prohibitory orders were on Tuesday clamped in 21 villages in the district and a temple locked by revenue officials apprehending trouble after Adi Dravidar community people were allegedly barred from attending its consecration slated tomorrow by caste Hindus.

Man given life term for murdering wife in TN

A local court here has awarded life sentence to 32-year-old man for murdering his wife in 2013.

Indian jailed for 16 years in Singapore for killing compatriot

An Indian construction worker was on Monday jailed for 16 years and ordered by a Singapore court to be caned 12 strokes for killing his fellow compatriot in 2012.

Woman dies of swine flu in TN

A 39-year-old woman died of swine flu at government hospital here, hospital sources said Monday.

Lufthansa flight grounded due to snag at Chennai airport

A Frankfurt bound Lufthansa flight with 180 passengers on board was grounded here today due to a technical snag, airport authorities said on Monday.

INO will cause major environmental damages in Theni: Medha Patkar

Noted social activist Medha Patkar today joined hands with MDMK leader Vaiko to oppose the proposed neutrino observatory project in Theni district, claiming that it would cause large-scale environmental damages.

AIADMK to counter DMK with youth resurgence rallies

In a bid to counter arch rival DMK which is harping on youth mantra, ruling AIADMK on Sunday said that it would hold massive youth resurgence rallies across Tamil Nadu on March 7.

Tamil Nadu Oppn parties, NDA ally PMK flay fuel price hike

Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu including DMK and CPI(M) and NDA ally PMK have condemned the hike in prices of petrol and diesel and demanded a roll back of prices.

AIADMK says budget short of expectations, DMK guarded

 Ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday said the Union Budget has fallen short of expectations though it welcomed some initiatives while its arch-rival DMK chose a guarded response saying implementation of several proposed schemes has to be watched.

Three students forced to hold burning camphor for truth test

Three class six girl students of an Adidravidar Residential School suffered burns in their palms after they were allegedly forced by a group of seniors to hold a burning camphor for truth test after Rs 150 went missing.

Panchayat president hacked to death in Tamil Nadu

President of a panchayat, who was attacked by a gang allegedly for removing the encroachment on a pathway, succumbed to injuries at a private hospial on Saturday, police said.

HC wants Tribunal to explain question of jurisdiction

 Madras High Court today directed the National Green Tribunal to explain on the issue of its jurisdiction to entertain an application against the Rs.2300 crore Kayatharu 400 KV transmission line from Kayatharu to Ottiyambakkam in Kancheepuram undertaken by TANTRANSCO.

TN CM asks Centre to ensure release of 29 arrested fishermen

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today asked the Centre to take urgent steps for release of 29 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, besides releasing a financial package of Rs 1,520 crore for improving the socio-economic status of the state's fishermen.

Kundankulam N-plant to start ''hot run'' test Saturday

India`s atomic power plant operator, NPCIL Friday said it would Saturday commence testing of steam flow path and steam relief devices or "hot run" at its second unit in Kudankulam.