10 die as effluent treatment tank bursts in Tamil Nadu

Ten labourers drowned to death in sludge Saturday when an effluent treatment tank burst in Tamil Nadu`s Ranipet town, officials said.

Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress, accuses Rahul Gandhi

Jayanthi Natarajan quit the Congress on Friday, after a letter written by her to party president Sonia Gandhi on November 5, 2014 was published in the media.

'Committed to secularism; wouldn't remove the word,': Naidu

Observing that secularism was in the blood of Indian people, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said the government was "committed to secularism and it didn't think of removing it" from the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.

Govt under fire for debate talk on Shiv Sena's Preamble demand

The NDA government on Thursday came under attack from ally PMK over its willingness for a debate on whether the words "socialist and secular" should be in the Preamble to the Constitution after a demand by key ally Shiv Sena's for its removal that was dubbed as "worrying".

Tamil Nadu: Cinema house receives bomb threat

A cinema house here has received a letter threatening that bomb explosions would take place within its premises besides seven other movie halls on the day when the Ajit-starrer "Ennai Arinthal" is to be released, police said on Wednesday.

Andhra Pradesh: Bus catches fire, 35 passengers have narrow escape

Passengers of a private bus in Andhra Pradesh had a narrow escape when their vehicle caught fire in Prakasam district early Wednesday, police said.

DMK alleges discrepancies in electoral rolls in Srirangam

DMK on Tuesday alleged that there were 9,000 'double entries' in the electoral rolls in bypoll-bound Srirangam constituency and asked the Election Commission to take action.

Captain Pisharody takes over command of INS Rajali

Captain Vinod Kumar Pisharody on Monday took over the command of Indian Navy's air base INS Rajali at Arakkonam, some 100 km from here.

Jaya's portrait in govt tableaux in R-day parade slammed

The display of portrait of AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the tableaux during the Republic Day parade here has stirred up a controversy, with Congress demanding action against the state government by the Centre.

PMK asks TN to protect education rights of poor

PMK chief Ramadoss Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government to take a string of measures to reform school education which includes ensuring the protection of rights of poor children to education as guaranteed under the Right to Education Act.

Karti Chidambaram refutes charges of anti-Congress comments

Slapped with a showcause notice from the Tamil Nadu unit of Congress, Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday rejected its charge that he made remarks against the party and its high command.

Tamil Nadu sets up call centre for info on Swine flu

Days after a 53-year-old man died of H1N1 infection here, Tamil Nadu government on Saturday reviewed the situation and set up a round-the-clock call centre as it allayed fears saying there was no need to panic.

Reject Shanta Kumar panel recommendations: Karunanidhi

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Centre to reject the recommendations of Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring of the Food Corporation of India, claiming they would lead to closure of the Public Distribution System (PDS).

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.

Assure Hindi won't be imposed, Karunanidhi urges PM Modi

DMK chief M Karuanidhi on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the promise made by his predecessors that Hindi won't be imposed on non-Hindi speaking people.

Air Chief inspects establishments near Chennai

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha , concluded his two-day inspection of the twin Air Force Establishments at the Avadi and Tambaram, near Chennai on Thursday.

PMK slams NDA govt for hike in excise duty on petrol

Chennai: PMK on Thursday criticised the NDA government for levying "record" excise duty on petrol making it "dearer than jet fuel" and wondered if it was indeed worried about the welfare of poor.

Tamil Nadu parties slam Jaitley-Jayalalithaa meeting

Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu Monday criticised the meeting between Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa.

TN parties cry foul over Jaitley's meeting with Jayalalithaa

Chennai: A day after Union Minister Arun Jaitley met AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, political parties in Tamil Nadu, including DMK and NDA ally PMK, today questioned its propriety at a time when her appeal against her conviction in an assets case is pending in the Karnataka High Court.

Excise duty hike aimed at benefitting pvt companies: Karunanidhi

Alleging that the Centre's announcement to increase the excise duty on petrol and diesel was aimed at benefitting private oil marketing companies, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Saturday asked the government to scrutinise its decision and rollback the hike.