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Lakhs of devotees take dip in Mahamaham tank

Lakhs of devotees took a dip in the Mahamaham tank in Kumbakonam on Monday on the occasion of Mahamaham festival celebrated once in 12 years.

Kumbakonam school fire: Term of inquiry commission extended by six months

Madras High Court Friday extended by six months the term of the one man Commission of Inquiry appointed by it to probe the school fire in Kumbakonam in 2004, which killed 94 children.

Taapsee Pannu to don khaki in Selvaraghavan's 'Kaan'

Taapsee Pannu to don khaki in Selvaraghavan's 'Kaan'

 Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is basking in the blockbuster success of Tamil horror-comedy "Kanchana 2", is all set to don khaki for the first time in her career in upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Kaan".

Four killed, 10 injured in Tamil Nadu road mishap

Four persons were killed and ten others injured when a car and a van collided at Kuppampalayam near here early Monday morning, police said.

More rain expected in Tamil Nadu in next 24 hours: IMD

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed parts of Tamil Nadu, damaging trees and leaving low lying areas flooded even as more rains have been forecast, officials said on Saturday.

Buses off roads in Tamil Nadu for second day, strike intensifies

Commuters were hit hard for the as a number of state run buses remained off the roads across Tamil Nadu due to a strike by employees of government-run transport corporations pressing for various demands, including wage revision, for the second day on Monday.

"Take action against holders of black money in foreign banks"

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader G K Vasan on Wednesday demanded that the Centre take stern action against holders of black money in foreign banks.

Kumbakonam mishap: HC orders appearance of former TN Chief Secy

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered the then Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and School Education Secretary to appear before it on September 1 in a contempt petition regarding compensation to the families of 94 children who died in a fire accident in a school in Kumbakonam in 2004.

Tamil Nadu school fire: Parents disappointed with verdict

Parents of the 94 children killed in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy in Tamil Nadu expressed shock and disbelief at the acquittal of the 11 people in the case by a court in Thanjavur.

Recreating Ramanujan with just two of his photos

Armed with just two photographs of legendary mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, a Tamil biopic has recreated his life, right from his small town moorings in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu to Cambridge in England in a film slated for a July release.

Tamil Nadu cracker factory explosion kills nine people

At least nine people died and up to five suffered burns on Friday after a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.

Mahatma Gandhi`s statue found damaged

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a school in Sulamangalam village was found damaged on Sunday, police said.

Ambedkar statue found damaged in Tamil Nadu

Tension prevailed after an Ambedkar statue at Cholapuram village near here, was found damaged.

13 persons hospitalised with severe diarrhoea

Thirteen persons from a nearby village have been hospitalised over the past two days with severe diarrhoea, reportedly after drinking water from a tank.

Villagers wave black flags at Nityananda’s visit

Nityananda`s appointment as head of Saivite Mutt has triggered a controversy and many religious leaders and political outfits have protested the move.

Three die after consuming poison

Three persons, including two women died here after reportedly consuming poison, police said.