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BJP leader rejects Natarajan's charge of dismissing AIADMK govt

Rejecting the charge of AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasiskala's husband M Natarajan that sections in the BJP were trying to "destabilise" the Tamil Nadu government, senior BJP leader L Ganesan today said the Centre wants "smooth relationship" with the state.

Embarrassment for MK Stalin, Alanganallu residents say don't politicise Jalllikattu
Embarrassment for MK Stalin, Alanganallu residents say don't politicise Jalllikattu

In Jallikattu, a bull vaulter is expected to hang on to the bull's hump for a stipulated distance or hold on to the hump for a minimum of three jumps made by the bull.

Deepa Jayakumar –  J Jayalalithaa's niece, Sasikala's challenger
Deepa Jayakumar – J Jayalalithaa's niece, Sasikala's challenger

42-year-old Deepa Jayakumar, who has an international degree in journalism, is the daughter of Jayalalithaa's only brother late Jayakumar.

MGR's 100th birth anniversary: Hundreds gather to pay homage at Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu declares holiday

The entire Tamil Nadu is celebrating the hundredth birth anniversary of their former chief minister and founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) M.G. Ramachandran on Tuesday as hundreds thronged his memorial at Marina Beach here.

Jallikattu: Massive protest held across Tamil Nadu, over 200 people detained in Alanganallur
Jallikattu: Massive protest held across Tamil Nadu, over 200 people detained in Alanganallur

Hundreds of people in Tamil Nadu took to the streets on Tuesday against the arrest of those who protested in favour of Jallikattu.

Jallikattu row: 'Anti-national' PETA working against Tamil culture, should be banned, says DMK leader MK Stalin

MK Stalin on Monday dubbed animal rights advocacy group PETA as "anti-national".

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.

Don't let rivals exploit crisis after Jayalalithaa's death: Sasikala to party men

 AIADMK chief V K Sasikala today asked her party men to ensure "enemies" did not exploit the "crisis" created by the "sudden" demise of her predecessor, the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, and said she had taken over the party's reigns on their "affectionate order".

Massive protest in favour of Jallikattu in Madurai
Massive protest in favour of Jallikattu in Madurai

Thousands of people on Monday took to the streets in Madurai's Alanganallur town in Tamil Nadu protesting a ban against Jallikattu, the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.

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.

Protestors defy Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu, hold event in Madurai; many detained
Protestors defy Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu, hold event in Madurai; many detained

Amid protests against the Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu, the Tamil Nadu Police on Sunday detained several people at various places in some southern districts for attempting to organise the bull taming sport.

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. 

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam condoles death of former state Governor Surjit Singh Barnala

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday condoled the death of former state Governor Surjit Singh Barnala.

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.

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.

Protests intensify across Tamil Nadu against Jallikattu ban
Protests intensify across Tamil Nadu against Jallikattu ban

The Centre has supported Jallikkatu and said that it could ensure that bulls are not tortured or subjected to alcohol before the sport.

Madras HC dismisses PIL for nationalisation of Jayalalithaa's assets

The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to nationalise the immovable and movable properties of late Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, saying these were self-earned by her and the court could not interfere.

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.

Jallikattu will happen in Tamil Nadu this year, we won't step back: CM Paneerselvam
Jallikattu will happen in Tamil Nadu this year, we won't step back: CM Paneerselvam

The Chief Minister said that he will ensure that the ancient bull-taming sports is held in Tamil Nadu this year.

 

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.

Memorial service for Jayalalithaa held in US

Jayalalithaa died on December 5 after suffering from a cardiac arrest. 

Madras HC poses three questions over PILs seeking probe into Jaya's death
Madras HC poses three questions over PILs seeking probe into Jaya's death

A bench comprising Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice M Sundar raised these questions when one of the three PILs seeking a judicial inquiry into the circumstances leading to her death came up for hearing.

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.

New twist in Jayalalithaa's death case: Madras HC tells Tamil Nadu to file reply on petition seeking probe
New twist in Jayalalithaa's death case: Madras HC tells Tamil Nadu to file reply on petition seeking probe

The first bench of the Madras High Court was hearing a petition filed by an AIADMK member seeking a judicial probe into the mysterious death of Amma

Cauvery water row: Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 2,480cr compensation from Karnataka for not releasing wate
Cauvery water row: Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 2,480cr compensation from Karnataka for not releasing wate

The Tamil Nadu government sought a compensation of Rs 2,480 crore from Karnataka.

Release seven convicts in Rajiv case, MDMK founder Vaiko appeals TN CM O Paneerselvam

MDMK founder Vaiko today appealed to Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on the occasion of the birth centenary of former Chief Minister, late MG Ramachandran, citing precedents in the past.

Stalin urges Tamil Nadu govt to implement drought relief measures

Expressing concern over deaths of farmers in the backdrop of monsoon failure in Tamil Nadu, DMK Working President M K Stalin today urged the state government to implement relief measures on 'war-footing' and take steps to prevent further fatalities of ryots.

Another 10 Tamil Nadu fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan navy, boats seized
Another 10 Tamil Nadu fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan navy, boats seized

The Sri Lankan Navy personnel apprehended as many as ten Tamil Nadu fishermen along with their boats at Palk Strait in the wee hours on Sunday. 

Tamil Nadu govt seeks Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh

The water level in Chennai's reservoirs was very low, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam in his letter to his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu said.