Tamilnadu News

PMK slams PM Modi govt for adopting ordinance route

BJP's Tamil Nadu ally PMK on Thursday flayed the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for adopting the ordinance route for increasing FDI cap in insurance sector, and charged that in the name of reforms NDA government was aiding big foreign and domestic firms.

Karunanidhi flays Rajapaksa for following 'double standards'

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday said Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was following "double standards" in announcing a judicial inquiry into the allegations of war crimes.

Christmas celebrated with fervour in Tamil Nadu

Christmas was celebrated with usual gaiety and fervour in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

DMK chief hails decision to confer Bharat Ratna on Vajpayee

 DMK President M Karunanidhi today welcomed the Centre's decision to confer Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee and demanded that the honour also be conferred on Dravidian veteran E V Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, and former Chief Minister Annadurai.

Coast Guard ship repatriates 66 Indian, 30 Lankan fishermen

A day after they were released from Sri Lankan jails, 66 Indian fishermen were on Tuesday repatriated by a Coast Guard ship.

Tamil Nadu seeks withdrawal of Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Terming Centre's proposed 'Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014,' as "skewed", Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday sought its withdrawal and urged that it be discussed with Chief Ministers.

Secular forces should join hands against BJP: TN Congress

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee Tuesday said "democratic and secular forces," of the state should join hands against BJP.

'Did not bless Napoleon when he told me of plans to join BJP'

Former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri today denied the reported statement of actor Napoleon that he had blessed him when he informed him about his proposal to join the BJP.

PMK slams pro-Hindu outfits on reconversion issue

Slamming pro-Hindu outfits on the reconversion issue, NDA constituent PMK on Monday said that people had given BJP a handsome mandate to work towards the country's economic development and "not to make India a Hindu nation".

Alert sounded at all check posts on TN-Kerala border

An alert has been sounded at all check posts in Nilgiris district following the suspected Maoist attacks in Palakkad and Wayanad districts of Kerala, bordering the state, early on Monday, police said.

11.14 lakh new family cards issued in TN in three years

A total of 11.14 lakh new family ration cards have been issued to people since June 2011, while 3.38 lakh fake cards were identified and cancelled across Tamil Nadu, state Food Minister R Kamaraj said here on Monday.

Tamil Nadu: Water from three reservoirs to be released from tomorrow

The Tamil Nadu government has ordered release of water from Bhavanisagar, Krishnagiri and Parur reservoirs from Tuesday for irrigation in Erode and Krishnagiri districts.

Two engineering college students drown in Cauvery river near check dam

Two engineering college students drowned while taking a bath in a channel near a check dam across Cauvery river at Jedar Palayam here on Sunday, police said.

Worker from Kolkata beaten to death in TN, another seriously injured

A man from Kolkata who was working with a goldsmith was beaten to death and another worker was seriously injured in their room here reportedly by their friend, who is at large, in the early hours of today.

Chennai's link to development of River Ganga

Chennai has a 160-year-old link to the development of the mighty 2,500 km long Ganga river.

BJP to lead alliance in Tamil Nadu in 2016

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make a serious bid to take power in Tamil Nadu by leading an alliance in the 2016 assembly elections, its president Amit Shah said Sunday.

Former union minister Napoleon quits DMK; joins BJP

DMK leader and former union minister D Napoleon joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah here on Sunday.

TN urges PM to take up issue of release of fishermen, boats

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Saturday said the state government has been informed that Sri Lanka has agreed to free 66 fishermen in its custody but not their boats and asked the Centre to take up the issue with the island nation.

Barge sinks in sea: Seven workers rescued, engineer missing

An engineer was missing after a barge carrying 60 tonnes of essential commodities and diesel to a ship engaged in exploration activities off Nagapattinam coast sank in the sea, Coast Guard officials said.

Noted Tamil music composer likely to join BJP

Chennai: Popular Tamil music composer, Gangai Amaran, brother of music maestro Ilayaraja, is likely to join the BJP here tomorrow in the presence of party chief Amit Shah when he will address a public meeting for the first time here after taking over as party president.

Middle-aged woman with swine flu dies in private hospital in TN

Coimbatore: A 40-year-old woman, undergoing treatment for swine flu at a private hospital here, died Friday, officials said.

Karuna attacks TN Govt on Cauvery check-dam issue

Chennai: Flaying the AIADMK Government in Tamil Nadu over Karnataka's move to build a check dam across river Cauvery, DMK President M Karunanidhi today charged it with being 'unconcerned' about the issue.

Women federation demands 50 pc reservation in local governance

A federation of elected women representatives on Thursday pressed for a slew of demands, including 50 percent reservation in local governance, saying it would ensure equality.

Jayalalithaa newsmaker in Tamil Nadu, albeit for wrong reasons

Chennai: Conviction of Jayalalithaa in a graft case and her unseating from the chief minister's chair, twin blasts and a legal wrangle that stalled the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case were among major events that unfolded during 2014 in Tamil Nadu.

DA case: Supreme Court extends bail of Jayalalithaa by four months
DA case: Supreme Court extends bail of Jayalalithaa by four months

The Supreme Court on Thursday will resume hearing in the disproportionate assets case in which former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has been awarded four years jail term.

Madras HC restrains police from conducting raids in beauty parlours without any basis

The Madras High Court on Wednesday restrained police and Corporation authorities from conducting routine raids without any basis and interfering with the business carried on by beauty parlours, massage centres and spas in the city and its outskirts.

Man arrested for attack on wife, injuring children

 A 35-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly attacking his wife and inflicting injuries on his two children with a sharp weapon following a quarrel at a village in the district, police said.

DMK chief opposes move to scrap women self-help groups

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday expressed concern over Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's recent move to scrap the women's self help groups scheme.

Indefinite strike by Tamil Nadu fishermen

Local fishermen and their counterparts from nearby districts on Wednesday launched an indefinite strike demanding, among other things, release of fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy.