Pongal

Thirty-six injured in Jallikattu event at Avanipuram

Thirty-six people were injured, one of them seriously, in a Jallikattu event held at Avanipuram in the district amid high-security today in which more than 900 bulls were used, police said.

Feb 05, 2017, 17:09 PM IST
Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu CM thanks PM Narendra Modi for support

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu CM thanks PM Narendra Modi for support

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support to Jallikattu, an emotive issue which triggered mass protests across the state.

Jan 21, 2017, 19:36 PM IST
Jallikattu row: Centre clears Tamil Nadu government's ordinance

Jallikattu row: Centre clears Tamil Nadu government's ordinance

The Tamil Nadu Cabinet is expected to meet on Saturday morning to clear the ordinance and recommend it to the Governor Vidyasagar Rao for promulgation.

Jan 21, 2017, 00:18 AM IST

Kaanum Pongal celebrated with great enthusiasm in Tamil Nadu

 Kaanum Pongal, the last day of the Pongal festivities, in which people visit their near and dear ones, was celebrated in Tamil Nadu with great enthusiasm.

Jan 16, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Subramanian Swamy slams Jallikattu protest, says will take matter to CBI to challenge animal rights funding

Subramanian Swamy slams Jallikattu protest, says will take matter to CBI to challenge animal rights funding

The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday alleged that protest organised against Jallikattu has been inspired from abroad and he intends to take the case to CBI in terms of funding of the animal rights organisations.

Jan 16, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Jallikattu row: Pass judgement after proper analysis, Tamil Nadu locals urge Supreme Court

Jallikattu row: Pass judgement after proper analysis, Tamil Nadu locals urge Supreme Court

The citizens of southern state Tamil Nadu on Sunday urges the Supreme Court to pass the judgment on bull-taming sports Jallikattu after a proper analysis. 

Jan 15, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
Actress Trisha in Jallikattu row, says never opposed the sport

Actress Trisha in Jallikattu row, says never opposed the sport

Targeted by pro-Jallikattu groups for her association with animal rights group PETA which opposes the bull taming sport, actress Trisha today said she has never spoken against Jallikattu.

Jan 14, 2017, 15:50 PM IST
Jallikattu supporters taken into custody for allegedly trying to defy SC ban

Jallikattu supporters taken into custody for allegedly trying to defy SC ban

Several supporters of Jallikattu were on Saturday taken into preventive custody near here for allegedly trying to defy a ban on the traditional bull taming sport associated with Pongal festivities.

Jan 14, 2017, 14:28 PM IST
Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu wishes throng Twitter; look who said what!

Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu wishes throng Twitter; look who said what!

On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu—celebrities across the country took to Twitter and wished well for their fans. The country celebrates not one but three festivals hailing from respective states in full festive fervour.

Jan 14, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Jallikattu row: After Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth bats for bull taming sport

Jallikattu row: After Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth bats for bull taming sport

Days after south superstar Kamal Haasan openly batted for Jallikattu, Thalaiva Rajinikanth too has spoken in favour of the traditional bull taming sport. 

Jan 14, 2017, 10:23 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal; says this diversity is India's greatest strength

PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal; says this diversity is India's greatest strength

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished the nation on the festivals of Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan.

Jan 14, 2017, 08:59 AM IST

Jallikattu held again; stir on, activists want ban to stay

In yet another instance of defiance, jallikattu was organised on Friday in Madurai as protests continued for the fourth day today in Tamil Nadu with principal opposition DMK too hitting the streets on Pongal eve, seeking permission for conducting the bull taming sport.

Jan 13, 2017, 21:37 PM IST
Makar Sankranti 2017: Eat traditional delicacies to make festival more special

Makar Sankranti 2017: Eat traditional delicacies to make festival more special

Makar Sankranti, observed in different ways that vary with location, it is never complete without a feast including delicacies made with sesame and jaggery, halwa, pitha, and more.

Jan 12, 2017, 15:19 PM IST
Supreme Court rejects plea for judgement on Jallikattu before Pongal

Supreme Court rejects plea for judgement on Jallikattu before Pongal

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass order before Saturday on plea challenging Centre's notification allowing Jallikattu.

Jan 12, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Centre gives in to Sasikala's demand, decalres Pongal as compulsory holiday

Centre gives in to Sasikala's demand, decalres Pongal as compulsory holiday

Pongal was among the 12 holidays that the Centre considered as optional.

Jan 10, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM O Paneerselvam wants Jallikattu back, writes to PM Narendra Modi seeking ordinance

Tamil Nadu CM O Paneerselvam wants Jallikattu back, writes to PM Narendra Modi seeking ordinance

Panneerselvam told Modi that bulls meant for Jallikattu are reared exclusively for the event and are embraced by able-bodied youth during the sport.

Jan 09, 2017, 14:54 PM IST
Dhanush rejects association with PETA, gives his support to Jallikattu

Dhanush rejects association with PETA, gives his support to Jallikattu

Popular actor Dhanush on Saturday said he endorses the ancient bull taming sport Jallikattu.

Jan 16, 2016, 14:56 PM IST
Hand me massive win in Tamil Nadu polls, Jayalalithaa tells partymen

Hand me massive win in Tamil Nadu polls, Jayalalithaa tells partymen

Exuding confidence about retaining power in the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK General Secretary and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today asked partymen to hand her an unprecedented victory by starting preparations right away.

Jan 16, 2016, 14:06 PM IST

Pongal celebrated; Jallikatu ban plays spoilsport

Folk arts, including village dances like Karakattam, marked the occasion, with people taking part with gay abandon. 

Jan 15, 2016, 20:07 PM IST

Sri Lanka releases 55 Indian fishermen for Pongal

The Sri Lankan government on Friday said it has released 55 Indian fishermen from its custody in view of Tamil harvest festival Pongal.

Jan 15, 2016, 19:17 PM IST