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.

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Conjoined twins from Tanzania separated in 11-hr surgery

Chennai: City-based Apollo Hospitals today announced the successful separation of a pair of conjoined twins from Tanzania in a surgery that took a marathon 11 hours and required the expertise of around 50 professionals.

Kalyana Sundaram appointed Animal Welfare Board Secy in TN

C Kalyana Sundaram has been appointed as Secretary of Animal Welfare Board of India by the Union government for a period of three years.

Nearly 100 ladies coaches to soon have CCTV cameras

With a view to strengthen security of women passengers in trains, Railways has decided to instal CCTV cameras in about 100 ladies coaches in a few selected trains, Lok Sabha was told on Monday.

Andhra Pradesh's legislator is dead

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator from Tirupati, M Venkatrmana, died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 67.

India behind suspension of Ajmal and Hafeez: Zaka Ashraf
India behind suspension of Ajmal and Hafeez: Zaka Ashraf

Former PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf on Saturday alleged that India conspired to get Pakistani off-spinners Saeed Ajmal and Muhammad Hafeez suspended and suggested that the two bowlers should not be sent to Chennai for bio-mechanics tests.

PM Modi's intervention sought for securing release of fishermen

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately secure the release of 24 Indian fishermen from the state, who were captured by Bangladeshi authorities recently.

Vaiko calls on EU, bats for referendum in Lanka

Chennai: MDMK General Secretary Vaiko Tuesday called on European Union Ambassador Joao Cravinho and other representatives of the EU member countries here and sought their support for the "need for a referendum" among Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Swamy says PMK should also quit NDA-alliance

Chennai: A day after MDMK walked out of the NDA alliance in Tamil Nadu, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Tuesday suggested that another partner, PMK, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government, should also leave the combine.

Sushma under fire from Opposition over Gita remarks

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday came under fire from the Opposition and ally PMK for her push to declare Bhagwad Gita as a national scripture with their leaders saying it was inappropriate and that all religions should be treated equally by Government.

Three TN fishermen repatriated by coast guard from Sri Lanka

Three fishermen from Tamil Nadu, whose boat drifted to Sri Lanka last month, were on Sunday repatriated by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

MDMK meet to discuss criticism by BJP leaders against party

Facing flak from a section of BJP including senior leader Subramanian Swamy for slamming the Narendra Modi government, NDA partner MDMK today said it would meet here on Monday to discuss the matter.

Babri Masjid demolition 22nd anniversary peaceful in Tamil Nadu

Police kept a strict vigil across Tamil Nadu on Saturday on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition, which passed off peacefully in the state, even as protests were held in different parts of the state by both Muslim and Hindu groups.

Chennai, Bengaluru join '100 Resilient Cities' network

Chennai and Bengaluru are among the 32 cities around the world that have been added to the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) network.

TN thanks Modi, Centre for getting fishermen released

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Assembly today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government for taking steps to secure the release of five fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka.

Babri masjid demolition anniversary: Security beefed up in Tamil Nadu

Ahead of the 22nd Babri Masjid demolition anniversary on Saturday, security has been beefed up across Tamil Nadu, police said.

Bank union chief held by CBI in IOB 'recruitment scam'

Chennai: The President of a trade union has been arrested by CBI in connection with an alleged recruitment scam in the Indian Overseas Bank.

Support raising Mullaperiyar dam to 152 ft: TN to Kerala

A day after the Supreme Court rejected Kerala's plea to review its May 7 verdict holding as safe the Mullaperiyar dam, Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the neighbouring state to extend support to raise it to 152 feet.

TN Assembly session begins tomorrow, sans Jaya's presence

Chennai: Amidst a host of issues likely to be raised by opposition parties, the short session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly begins here Thursday sans the presence of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who has been convicted in an illegal wealth case.