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Nine fishermen held for fishing despite ban in TN

Nine fishermen from Thootur near here were on Saturday arrested for fishing in the sea off this coast in violation of the annual 45-day breeding season ban in force, police said.

Jaya appeals to party cadres not to take extreme measures

AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa on Saturday expressed concern over the 'suicide' of a party functionary who was upset over the "obstacle" faced by her in view of the disproportionate assets case, and appealed to her supporters not to resort to such extreme measures.

TN Guv, Jaya greet people on eve of Tamil New Year

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Monday extended their greetings to people on the eve of the Tamil New Year.

Tsunami-hit school becomes Tamil Nadu's first smart school

A Panchayat Union Middle School at Keechankuppam village in Nagapattinam district, which was ravaged by the tsunami on December 26,2004, has become Tamil Nadu's first government school to get a 'smart class' with internet facility.

Tamil Nadu govt issues new guidelines to deal with child sexual abuse

The Tamil Nadu government has issued fresh guidelines under POCSO Act with an aim to ensure that victims of child sexual abuse are not subjected to secondary victimisation during trial and strengthen evidence against the abusers.

Elephant found dead in Tamil Nadu

A 23-year-old male elephant was on Sunday found dead near Valparai taluk of the district, under the Anamalai Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu, raising number of such deaths to four in past couple of months.

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.

HC orders govt to give pension to freedom fighter's daughter

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has allowed a petition filed by the married daughter of a freedom fighter seeking family pension for her as her husband had deserted her and she was suffering from hypertension and schizophrenia.

11.14 lakh new family cards issued in TN in three years

A total of 11.14 lakh new family ration cards have been issued to people since June 2011, while 3.38 lakh fake cards were identified and cancelled across Tamil Nadu, state Food Minister R Kamaraj said here on Monday.

TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

A group of fishermen of this island were today chased away by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while fishing in the Palk Strait, officials said.

Denied nod for procession march in TN, RSS moves HC

Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) has moved the Madras High Court seeking a direction to permit its annual foundation day procession in seven cities/towns in Tamil Nadu on November 9 after authorities denied the same.

TN Oppn senses opportunity to shore up prospects post-Jaya conviction

With a vacuum created in Tamil Nadu's political scene following the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case, opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls.

From starlet to CM, Jayalalithaa's rollercoaster life

From a hesitant teen starlet to becoming the protege of AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran aka MGR and a three-time Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa Jayaraam has traversed a long path of highs and lows in her four-decade- long political career, the latest being her conviction in an 18-year-old graft case on Saturday.

Jaya assets case, back to how it all began

It was a complaint by Subramanian Swamy in a court here in 1996 that led to a probe against Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers Jayalalithaa in what later came to be known as the "Disproportionate assets case" in which she was convicted by a Bangalore court on Saturday.

BJP mayoral candidate in TN sustains minor injury

BJP mayoral candidate R Nandakumar sustained minor injuries on his hand after he was allegedly attacked by AIADMK workers at Sowripalayam here following altercation between them on distribution of money to the voters for tomorrow's polls, police said.

Man held for forcing women into flesh trade in Chennai

A 38-year-old man was on Sunday arrested here for allegedly forcing women into prostitution after promising them jobs in his massage parlour.

AAP members stage silent protest in TN

Aam Aadmi Party members on Wednesday staged a silent protest at Marina beach here, condemning reports that senior police officials have been assigned to monitor crime reporters.

Jaya sacks Minister Moorthy, comeback for Ramanaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday sacked Milk and Dairy Development Minister V Moorthy and appointed B V Ramanaa in his place.

Two more convicts seek acquittal in Kumbakonam School fire tragedy case

Two more officials of the Education Department, who were convicted in the 2004 Kumbakonam School fire tragedy that claimed 94 lives, filed petitions seeking suspension of sentence and bail at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court here on Tuesday.