Tamilnadu News

Bypoll in Jayalalithaa's constituency likely in January

The Election Commission on Wednesday indicated it could announce by January the by-election schedule for Srirangam Assembly constituency, lying vacant following the disqualification of sitting member and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after her conviction in an assets case.

Actress Kushboo joins Congress party, says 'I finally feel I'm home'

Lying low for nearly six months after quitting the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, actress Kushboo Sundar on Wednesday joined the Congress. 

Centre urged to complete Madukkarai-Walayar Highway

Tamil Nadu BJP General Secretary, GKS Selvakumar on Wednesday demanded the intervention of the Centre for early completion on Madukkarai-Walayar Highway, works of which were started five years ago and left half way.

Sessions court orders issue of summons to Ramadoss

A sessions court here Wednesday ordered issue of summons to PMK founder S Ramadoss in connection with a defamation case filed against him by Tamil Nadu government.

Sessions court orders issue of summons to Ramadoss

A sessions court here Wednesday ordered issue of summons to PMK founder S Ramadoss in connection with a defamation case filed against him by Tamil Nadu government.

Kudankulam likely to resume power generation in December

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), whose unit 1 was shut down due to some issues in turbine functioning in September, is expected to resume power generation by the first week of December, the government said on Wednesday.

GK Vasan introduces party flag

Two days ahead of the formal launch of his party at Tiruchirapalli, former Union Minister G K Vasan, who broke away from Congress, on Wednesday introduced flag of the party here.

Vaiko celebrates Prabhakaran's 60th birthday, slams PM Modi for greeting Rajapaksa
Vaiko celebrates Prabhakaran's 60th birthday, slams PM Modi for greeting Rajapaksa

Chennai: Despite criticism from several quarters, MDMK founder Vaiko and hundreds of his supporters on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE founder V Prabakaran.

Karunanidhi urges PM Modi to get Women's Reservation Bill passed

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed in Parliament and asked all political parties to first get the legislation adopted and then work for getting sub-quota for the Backward Classes.

Madras HC bench orders notice on PIL for murder victims' compensation

A PIL seeking compensation from the Government for those killed by hirelings was filed in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court here on Monday.

IN parties to hold 'road, rail roko' on Nov 29 on dam issue

Nagapattinam: Participants at a meeting convened by the DMK party in the district today have decided to hold road and rail blockades in Nagapattinam district on November 29 to protest against Karnataka Government's proposal to build two dams at Mekedattu across river Cauvery.

Pannerselvam writes to PM on fishermen in Sri Lanka jails

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the External Affairs Ministry to secure the release of 38 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails.

Tamil Nadu should understand concerns on rising water level: Kerala CM

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam touching the contentious 142 foot mark, the Kerala government Monday urged Tamil Nadu to "understand" its concerns over the dam's stability, while indicating that it had no problems sharing water with its neighbour.

TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

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

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.