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Insurance companies approve Rs 928 Cr compensation to farmers
Insurance companies approve Rs 928 Cr compensation to farmers

A total of Rs 928 crore have been approved by three insurance companies as compensation under crop insurance scheme for farmers in Tamil Nadu for 2016-17 fiscal, agricultural minister R Duraikannu has said.

Five more fishermen from Tamil Nadu arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The arrested persons were taken to the Kangesanthurai port.

Madras HC issues notice to CBSE on detention of class XI students of KV school
Madras HC issues notice to CBSE on detention of class XI students of KV school

The Madras High Court has issued notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the management of a school here on a petition alleging that several standard IX students had been detained and compelled to repeat the class.

Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at AIADMK councillor's house in Dindigul

Unidentified persons hurled a petrol bomb at the house of a former AIADMK councillor here in the wee hours on Saturday, police said.

Medical admission based on NEET, quota for Tamil Nadu students: Minister

Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on Saturday announced in the Assembly that 85 per cent of medical seats under the state quota would be earmarked for students who had pursued higher secondary education under the state board and the admission would be based on NEET marks.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu

At least eight fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy from Tamil Nadu`s Nagapattinam in the late hours of Friday for allegedly entering into Sri Lankan territorial waters.

AIADMK allies seek DMK support for parole to Rajiv Gandhi case convict

On June 21, Robert Payas, a Sri Lankan national and one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, had petitioned the state government seeking mercy killing.

 

Tamil Nadu Assembly spares seven DMK MLAs of action as speaker intervenes

The government, represented by Leader of the House K A Sengottaiyan, moved a motion that the Assembly accepted the recommendations, which also included freezing of the legislators' salary and other perks during the six month suspension period.

AIADMK Amma faction to support NDA presidential nominee: T T V Dhinakaran

The AIADMK has a total of 49 MPs, including 37 in Lok Sabha, while its strength in the Tamil Nadu Assembly is 135.

 

55 students taken ill after noon meal in Erode govt school

The school authorities rushed the boys to Sivagiri Government Hospital, from where they were referred to Government Headquarters Hospital here.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 21 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry for illegal fishing
Sri Lankan Navy arrests 21 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry for illegal fishing

The fishermen were taken to Kangesanthurai port in the island nation along with their boats, Rameswaram Fishermen Association president P Sesuraja said.
 

Sri Lanka navy arrests four Indian fishermen

Four fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters early today, police said.

Presidential elections: AIADMK to support NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind

Chief Minister K Palaniswami had yesterday announced the faction's support to Kovind, who has since resigned as Governor of Bihar.

AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) to support NDA presidential nominee

The decision was taken at a consultative meeting chaired by Pannerselvam with senior colleagues this morning, sources in the camp said.

AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) to support NDA presidential nominee

The decision was taken at a consultative meeting chaired by Pannerselvam with senior colleagues this morning, sources in the camp said.

Presidential polls: Ruling AIADMK announces support to NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind
Presidential polls: Ruling AIADMK announces support to NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind

Tamil Nadu's AIADMK has extended its support to NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind with state Chief Minister Edapaddi Palaniswami saying he will support his candidature. 

Charges framed against VK Sasikala in FERA violations case

An Economic Offences Court here on Wednesday framed charges against AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala, who is now lodged in jail in Bengaluru, in connection with a FERA violation case.

DMK, Congress walk out of Tamil Nadu assembly

Tamil Nadu`s main opposition DMK and allies Congress and IUML on Wednesday walked out of the state assembly to protest Speaker P. Dhanapal`s decision not to read out the Governor`s letter on a DMK representation over a media sting.

Police knew about CS Karnan's hiding place in Coimbatore for three days
Police knew about CS Karnan's hiding place in Coimbatore for three days

Three police teams from Kolkata were camping in Coimbatore for the past three days and traced former Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan on the basis of his mobile phone calls.

Cattle ban: Will take a call once verdict arrives, says Tamil Nadu K Palaniswami

Palaniswami informed the Assembly that the orders would be followed, and declined to accept the opposition`s demand to pass a resolution against the new rules.

CPI-M making irresponsible statements without proof: Vanathi Srinivasan

On June 17, some unidentified persons had hurled a petrol bomb at the CPI(M) office in Coimbatore, drawing strong condemnation from opposition parties in the state.
 

Horse-trading sting operation: Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker rejects DMK's 'evidence' CD
Horse-trading sting operation: Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker rejects DMK's 'evidence' CD

Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal on Monday ruled that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Compact Disc (CD) submitted to raise the issue of alleged horse-trading of some All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLA's, was only a TV channel's video footage with no evidential value.

'Bribing' of voters in R K Nagar: Case registered, says CM K Palaniswami
'Bribing' of voters in R K Nagar: Case registered, says CM K Palaniswami

A case has been registered by the police in connection with the alleged bribing of voters of R K Nagar constituency, where a bypoll slated for April 12 was rescinded by the Election Commission over use of money power, the state assembly was informed on Monday.

600 kg of sea cucumber confiscated in Tamil Nadu, one held

Sea cucumbers, which play an important role in maintaining the marine ecological system, have been classified as endangered species and their harvest banned under the Wildlife Protection Act.

EC orders FIR over 'bribing of voters' in RK Nagar bypoll
EC orders FIR over 'bribing of voters' in RK Nagar bypoll

The bypoll slated for April 12 was cancelled subsequently following allegations of large-scale distribution of money to voters, entailing raids by the tax authorities.

RK Nagar by-polls bribery: Election Commission directs FIR against TTV Dinakaran, CM Palanisamy
RK Nagar by-polls bribery: Election Commission directs FIR against TTV Dinakaran, CM Palanisamy

In a response to Right to Information (RTI) query, the Election Commission on Sunday directed an FIR against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders T.T.V. Dinakaran, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palanisamy, Vijayabhaskar, Sellur K. Raju, Thangamani, Sengotaiyan and Velumani in RK Nagar by-poll bribery case.

Sri Lankan navy arrests five Tamil Nadu fishermen, captures boat
Sri Lankan navy arrests five Tamil Nadu fishermen, captures boat

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested and their boat impounded by the Sri Lankan navy on Sunday for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters.

CM K Palaniswami to host AIADMK's Iftaar function on 21 June
CM K Palaniswami to host AIADMK's Iftaar function on 21 June

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami will host the AIADMK's annual Iftaar function here on June 21, the party said on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu: CPI (M) office attacked in Coimbatore, petrol bomb hurdled
Tamil Nadu: CPI (M) office attacked in Coimbatore, petrol bomb hurdled

Unidentified miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at CPI(M) office in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu in the wee hours on Saturday. 

Tamil Nadu: Protest with severed heads of cattle creates flutter

Two activists of a pro-Tamil fringe outfit on Friday caused a flutter when they came holding severed heads of cattle to a protest against the Centre's notification banning sale of cattle in animal markets for slaughter.