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EC cancels polls for two remaining Tamil Nadu Assembly seats - Know why

EC cancels polls for two remaining Tamil Nadu Assembly seats - Know why

In a first, the Election Commission on Saturday recommended cancelling polls to two Tamil Nadu Assembly seats - Aravakurichi and Thanjavur - following evidence of use of money to influence voters. 

Elections to Aravakurichi, Thanjavur postponed by 3 more weeks

Orginally scheduled to be held on May 16, polling to the two segments was deferred till May 23 due to charges of bribing of voters.

Disqualify candidates in money distribution row: BJP, CPI(M)

CPI(M) State Secretary G Ramakrishnan said despite efforts of the Election Commission, "unprecedented money distribution has happened".

Tamil Nadu Assembly elections: BJP national secretary, 2 state VPs in 1st list of poll nominees

Tamil Nadu Assembly elections: BJP national secretary, 2 state VPs in 1st list of poll nominees

BJP national secretary H Raja and two state vice presidents are among the 54 persons in the party's first list of candidates released for the May 16 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.

Farmer commits suicide in Tamil Nadu over non-payment of dues

Farmer commits suicide in Tamil Nadu over non-payment of dues

Seems, the tentacles of law choose to torment the downtrodden over the mighty. At a time when business tycoon Vijay Mallya, who owes nearly a billion dollars to banks, fled the country to evade the law of the land, a poor farmer in Tamil Nadu was compelled to end his life over non-payment of dues.

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.

Tamil Nadu fishermen to 'lay siege' to Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission on Feb 29

Fishermen from eight coastal districts in Tamil Nadu have decided to 'lay siege' to the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission at Chennai on February 29, demanding release of 29 fishermen from the state, lodged in prisons in the island nation.

SASTRA University holds workshop

The need for integrating functions of various government agencies besides importance of real time data collection and analysis has been highlighted at a workshop here.

Four of family killed in road mishap in Tamil Nadu

 Four persons of a family, including a four-year-old boy, were killed and 11 others injured on Thursday when the van in which they were travelling collided with a lorry near here, 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.

HC orders notices to state, central govts

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notices to the state and central governments on a PIL by a scientist alleging rare minerals worth at least Rs one lakh crore had been illegally mined in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu by private firms with the 'active connivance' of government officials.

Pro-Vasan Youth Congress functionaries expelled

Twelve functionaries of Tamil Nadu Pradesh Youth Congress, who are supporters of GK Vasan, have been expelled from the party as per the advice of All-India Youth Congress.

Over Rs 120 cr for basic amenities in Thanjavur, Dindigul

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Tuesday announced allocating over Rs 120 crore for basic amenities in Thanjavur and Dindigul Corporations.

Bandh observed in Thanjavur

Shops in many parts of this Cauvery delta area town remained closed Monday following a bandh call given by the Cauvery River Rights` Retrieval Committee demanding the constitution of Cauvery Management Board.

Two dental college students die as their car capsize in TN

Two students of a private dental college in Chennai were killed and seven others injured when their car capsized at Pudukudi near Thanjavur, police said.

Tamil Nadu announces solatium for victims of road mishap

The Tamil Nadu government announced an ex gratia of Rs one lakh each to the next of kin of victims killed in a road accident at Ariyalur on Friday.

New rail service between Chennai and Thanjavur from Sep 1

A new daily express rail service between Chennai Egmore and Thanjavur would be introduced from September 1, Southern Railway said on Tuesday.

Antony inaugurates Sukhoi airbase in Thanjavur

Strengthening India`s presence over the Indian Ocean, Defence Minister AK Antony Monday inaugurated the first fighter aircraft base here in southern India where the IAF is stationing its most lethal Su-30MKI combat aircraft.

PIL filed in HC on farmers` suicides in three Tamil Nadu districts

PIL in Madras High Court seeks to direct Collectors of Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur to file status report on reported farmer suicides and to issue 300 grams of rice per head to farmers.

TN: Newborn baby found abandoned on road

A newborn baby with umbilical
cord intact was found abandoned on the road near Thanjavur on Sunday.