Tamilnadu News

TN: Cockroach found in milk packet

A cockroach found in Aavin milk packet triggered shock and surprise among the consumers in the city.

TN: Re 1 meal man

 What can Re one get you in these days of escalating costs? A full meal no less, at a mess run by a service-minded man here for attenders of poor patients at the government headquarters hospital here.

TN: Student returns money he stole from aged couple, after mom dies

A polytechnic student, who stole Rs 5 lakh from an aged couple, for the treatment of his ailing mother, returned Rs 4.5 lakh plus his motorcycle after his mother died at Periyar Nagar in this town on Wednesday.

Opposition parties stage walkout from Tamil Nadu Assembly for second day

Opposition parties including Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and CPI(M) staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for the second day on Wednesday over issues including Mekedatu dam, stir by Neyveli Lignite Corporation employees and the recent violence in Seshasamudram village in Villupuram district.

Satellite device for fishermen under consideration: Tamil Nadu govt​

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday said a proposal to provide Satellite-based Information Devices for fishermen who venture into deep seas for fishing was under its consideration.

Jayalalithaa announces memorial for actor Sivaji Ganesan

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced that a memorial will be built here honouring legendary actor late Sivaji Ganesan.

Karunanidhi's claims to have got CBI call over 2G tapes

 DMK chief M Karunanidhi's private secretary Shanmuganathan on Tuesday claimed he received a phone call from CBI to appear before it in connection with the audio tapes the agency is probing that purportedly has conversations linked to money trail of the 2G spectrum scam.

Madras HC acquits 7 life convicts in murder case

 Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday acquitted seven persons sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court in a murder case holding that the complaint of the primary witness had not been marked by police.

NHRC issues notice to TN govt over rescue of 52 bonded labourers

 The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government calling for a report within four weeks in connection with the rescue of 52 bonded labourers, mostly minors, from a bore-well firm in Chennai.

Rebel DMDK legislator praises Jayalalithaa as 'another Anna'

 A rebel DMDK legislator on Tuesday hailed Chief Minister Jayalalithaa as yet another "Anna", drawing loud thumping of desks by the ruling AIADMK members.

DMK stages walks out in TN Assembly

 DMK on Tuesday staged a walk out in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after its plea for speaking in the House after a statement by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on health sector projects was turned down by Speaker P Dhanapal.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa announces health schemes worth Rs 500 crore

Master health check-up plans, including a special one for women and Rs 120 crore allocation for Adyar Cancer Institute here, are among highlights of the Rs 500 crore worth of health schemes announced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Jayalalithaa challenges DMK, Karnataka govt pleas in DA case, files affidavit in SC
Jayalalithaa challenges DMK, Karnataka govt pleas in DA case, files affidavit in SC

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday filed an affidavit in Supreme Court against appeals challenging her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.

Jayalalithaa slams Elangovan but urges AIADMK workers to stop protests

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday appealed to party workers to end their state-wide protests against TNCC president E V K S Elangovan for his alleged derogatory remarks over her August 7 meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Congress asks Jayalalithaa to end agitation

Congress on Saturday asked Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to direct her party cadres to end the agitation against TNCC president E V K S Elangovan over his alleged remarks against her.

Hidden agenda behind CBI filing DA case: A Raja

 Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Saturday said there "seemed" a "hidden agenda and politics" behind CBI lodging a fresh disproportionate assets case against him.

Sacked from job, 70-year-old starves himself to death

Dejected over being sacked from his job for "negligence" in duty, a 70-year-old watchman allegedly starved himself to death in his house here, police said.

AIADMK seeks apology, stir on, TNCC chief says he was mistaken

AIADMK on WEdnesday sought an apology from Tamil Nadu Congress president EVKS Elangovan for his alleged remarks on the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa as protests by the ruling party men and BJP continued in the state.

`Jayalalithaa, PM Narendra Modi should make public their special friendship`
`Jayalalithaa, PM Narendra Modi should make public their special friendship`

Tamil Nadu Congress chief EVKS Elangovan has stirred a row by saying that CM Jayalalithaa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi “should make public their special friendship”.

AIADMK workers protest against TNCC chief, burn his effigies

Hundreds of AIADMK workers, led by MLAs, Tuesday staged demonstrations at various places in the city and burnt effigies of TNCC Chief EVKS Elangovan, protesting his alleged remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa recently.

Indian Army recruitment goes online

The "online application based" rally` of recruitment to the Indian Army for Tamil Nadu and the union territory would be held here from September 4 to 13.

Woman divorced on ground of adultery cannot claim maintenance: Madras HC

A woman divorced on the ground of adulterous conduct cannot claim maintenance from her ex-husband, the Madras High Court has ruled.

Jaya asks party workers to reach out to all 5.62-cr voters in Tamil Nadu

Sounding the poll bugle well ahead of next year's Assembly elections, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday told party workers to reach out to all the 5.62 crore voters in Tamil Nadu and announced the appointment of vote canvassers for the mammoth task.

Gold valued at Rs 36.41 lakh seized from 6 passengers in TN

About 1.40 kg of gold valued at Rs 36.41 lakh has been seized from six passengers who arrived here by different flights from Singapore and Malaysia, airport officials said.

PIL challenging appointment of State CIC dismissed

Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL challenging appointment of the state Chief Information Commissioner for reportedly violating a section of the RTI Act, which mandates that the Leader of the Opposition be consulted before it is done.

Legal action against those who attacked TASMAC outlet: Tamil Nadu govt

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it would take legal action against those who torched a state-run liquor outlet in the city, injuring an employee.

Girl run over by train near Mettupalayam

A 21-year-old girl student was run over by a train near Mettupalayam when she was attempting to cross the railway track, police said today.

Team inspects site for APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial

In line with the decision to set up a memorial for former president APJ Abdul Kalam, a team of officials from the Centre and state government have visited the place where he was laid to rest in this island town.

HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu CM on plea challenging appointment of CIC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on a petition challenging appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners.

Portion of false ceiling falls at airport in Chennai

A portion of the false ceiling near the domestic arrival area at the airport fell down today creating panic among the people, airport sources here said.