Tamilnadu News

PMK to bring prohibition if voted to power in assembly polls

A vocal supporter of prohibition, PMK has promised steps to do away with liquor consumption in the state if voted to power in the next year's Assembly elections.

PMK slams DMK over corruption, inter-state matters

In a scathing attack on the DMK over issues ranging from corruption to inter-state matters, PMK today asked if the former had any moral right to question the ruling AIADMK on these matters, as it charged both the Dravidian parties of leaving the state in a "mess."

Illegal banners removed following warning from TN social activist

Illegally erected banners and digital posters near a police station at busy Ukkadam area were brought down by police after social activist 'Traffic' Ramasamy threatened to do so himself and stage a picketing.

Gang decamps with over 370 gold sovereigns from bank in Tamil Nadu

A six-member gang struck at a cooperative bank here and decamped with 371 sovereigns of gold jewellery, police said on Sunday.

Don't let foreign fishing vessels swamp Indian EEZ, PM urged

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a series of steps so that the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is not swamped by foreign fishing vessels.

Arun Shourie's remarks were a dejected person's voice: TN BJP

Tamil Nadu BJP on Sunday hit out at former minister Arun Shourie for his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, party president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stating it was the voice of a dejected person.

TN opposes two Central govt decisions regarding fishing

 Tamil Nadu government on Sunday opposed two decisions of the Central government regarding fishing, saying these could in effect lead to "swamping" by foreign fishing vessels in India's Exclusive Economic Zone and also increase the regulatory burden on domestic fishing fleets.

PMK holds agitation supporting Net Neutrality

 NDA ally PMK today held a protest demonstration led by party's senior leader and former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, here, in support of net neutrality to ensure equal treatment to all internet traffic without discriminating against any person or entity.

TTD new board members sworn in at Lord Venkateswara temple

 Telugu Desam Party leader Chadalawada Krishnamurthy was sworn in today as Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which runs the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara, richest in the country, at nearby Tirumala.

Pvt hospitals, clinics on 24 hour strike in Tamil Nadu

Private hospitals and clinics in Tamil Nadu embarked on a 24-hour strike on Saturday starting 6 AM, demanding among others, protection to medical professionals and hospitals from attacks in the event of deaths of patients.

Rousing reception accorded to Tiruchi N Siva by transgenders

A rousing reception was given to DMK Rajya Sabha MP, Tiruchi N Siva, by a large group of transgenders here thanking him for piloting a private member's bill seeking to protect their rights, which was passed by the Upper House last month.

Red sanders seized in Tuticorin

 Red sanders worth about Rs eight crore had been seized following tip off that large quantity of red sanders had been stored in a place at Korampallam here, Police said today.

TN's objection to Mekedatu project politically motivated: CM

A Karnataka delegation has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across the river Cauvery is "politically motivated", Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Friday, as he stressed government's strong resolve to go ahead with the project.

Madras HC declines to interfere with norms for admission under RTE

Declining to interfere with norms fixed by the Kendriya Vidhayalaya Sangathan for admissions under Right To Education Act, the Madras High Court on Friday dismissed the plea of a parent, whose son was selected under lots but denied the seat because the distance between the school and his residence was more than five km.

Jayalalithaa opposes fuel price hike

Slamming the recent hike in prices of petrol and diesel, AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Friday demanded revision of the price fixation policy for petroleum products.

Tribal trampled to death in TN

) A 40-year-old tribal was trampled to death by an elephant in Bokapuram, about 30 from here, police said today.

Tamil Nadu political parties criticise fuel price hike

The Modi government's recent hike of fuel prices came in for sharp criticism from the political parties in Tamil Nadu, with DMK slamming the government for adopting "unequal approach" while ally PMK criticised the Centre for following "anti-people" policies.

Three idol-lifters held in Madurai

Three gangsters, part of a gang which had stolen precious and ancient Idols from Thiruvadanai temple in Ramanathapuram district recently, have been arrested, police today said.

Petrol bomb hurled at Andhra Bank, no casualties

Unidentified motorcycle-borne men on Friday hurled a petrol bomb at an Andhra Bank branch here, police said.

Madras HC lambasts officials for not settling arrears to pensioner

Lambasting officials of the Public Health and Preventive Medicine for not settling arrears to a retired employee for a long time, Madras High Court today directed that statutory interest be paid for the amount and also sought to know how these persons would feel if they are in that position after retirement when they need pension.

Chittoor Firing: SIT visits scene of incident

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Chittoor firing incident in which 20 persons died, on Thursday visited the spot, a day after it collected documents related to the April 7 incident from the Tirupati urban police.

Evolve strategy to solve fishermen issue: PMK

NDA ally, PMK, on Thursday asked the Centre to evolve a practical strategy to solve the contentious fishermen issue involving India and Sri Lanka and stressed that the row could be resolved only through dialogue.

False ceiling collapses at Chennai airport, none injured

In yet another incident of collapse, a portion of false ceiling came down crashing at the domestic airport here on Thursday, authorities said.

Governor, others extend May Day greetings

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa and DMK President M Karunanidhi today extended their May Day greetings.

Gang that sent refugees to Australia via Nepal busted in Tamil Nadu

 Four members of a gang, which allegedly sent some Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from the state to various countries including Australia via Nepal using fake passports to avoid detection, have been arrested.

Govt official's suicide: Nothing incriminating against me, says former TN minister

Former Tamil Nadu Minister Agri Krishnamurthy, arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of a government official, on Wednesday maintained before the Madras High court bench here that there was neither anything incriminating against him in the case nor anything to show he had abetted the death.

Police lathi-charge to disperse DYFI members in TN

Police on Wednesday resorted to lathi-charge to disperse Democratic Youth Federation of India activists who tried to take out a procession here without permission.

Double life term for rape and murder for two persons in TN

A local court on Wednesday sentenced two persons to double life imprisonment for raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl here four years ago.

DMK asks its MLAs,MPs to donate month's salary for relief fund

Extending a helping hand to the victims of quake-hit Nepal, DMK today asked its MLAs and MPs to donate their one month's salary towards the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

Reconsider move on changes in subvention scheme: TN to Centre

Tamil Nadu government Wednesday asked the Centre to reconsider proposed changes in the interest subvention scheme for crop loans for farmers, saying such proposals should be discussed with state Chief Ministers and their consent taken.