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Concern over agitating Tamil Nadu farmers expressed in RS

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Tuesday asked the government to talk to drought-hit farmers of Tamil Nadu to end their agitation for crop loan waiver.

RK Nagar bypolls: Parties use innovative ways to bribe voters in Tamil Nadu, says EC
RK Nagar bypolls: Parties use innovative ways to bribe voters in Tamil Nadu, says EC

Political parties and their top leaders used "innovative ways" to bribe voters in the RK Nagar Assembly constituency.

Tamil Nadu farmers strip outside PMO in protest

Some Tamil Nadu farmers, protesting at Jantar Mantar here for over three weeks demanding waiver of their loans, on Monday stripped outside the Prime Minister's Office after they were not allowed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

RK Nagar by-polls: DMK for dismissal of Palaniswami Govt

Following the cancellation of the by-polls in Chennai`s R.K. Nagar constituency, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday demanded the dismissal of Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led Tamil Nadu Government and immediate action against the culprits.

RK Nagar by-elections cancelled; Dinakaran says EC did not want him to win
RK Nagar by-elections cancelled; Dinakaran says EC did not want him to win

The by-elections in RK Nagar became necessary after the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who represented it for two terms.

EC may cancel bypoll to R K Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu

The Election Commission is likely to cancel the bypoll to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu following reports that money was used to influence voters.

Bizarre! Bus, car plunge into huge hole in Chennai as road caves in
Bizarre! Bus, car plunge into huge hole in Chennai as road caves in

The incident took place around 2 pm in Chennai's Anna Salai area when the street was bustling with people. 

Stop using 'Two Leaves' symbol: Election Commission orders AIADMK factions
Stop using 'Two Leaves' symbol: Election Commission orders AIADMK factions

The Election Commission officials said that 'Two Leaves' poll symbol has been frozen by it and hence no one had any claim over it.

Tamil Nadu: Youth rapes minor tribal girl in Udhagamandalam, arrested

A minor tribal girl in the district has been allegedly raped by a 21-year old labourer, who was arrested on Friday, police said.

Dinakaran rubbishes charges of money distribution to voters

If money distribution was allegedly happening, was it not a "fault" of the officials who did not prevent it? Dinakaran asked.

I-T raids on TN Health Minister, others yield Rs 4.5 crore
I-T raids on TN Health Minister, others yield Rs 4.5 crore

Income Tax Department officials on Friday recovered about Rs 4.5 crore from the residences of two persons close to Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar, said a senior official.

I-T raids against Tamil Nadu Health Minister, others; Vijayabasker says it`s 'harassment'
I-T raids against Tamil Nadu Health Minister, others; Vijayabasker says it`s 'harassment'

Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabasker is a prominent loyalist of AIADMK (Amma) faction's candidate TTV Dinakaran.

I-T raids against TN Health Minister C Vijayabaskar, others

Income Tax sleuths today launched simultaneous searches at premises of Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and at least one MLA in connection with a tax evasion probe.

IT raids Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijayabaskar's residence
IT raids Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijayabaskar's residence

Income Tax Department officials on Friday raided Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar's residence here and premises of his associates, official said.

OPS camp parades Jayalalithaa's dummy coffin to seek votes in RK Nagar bypoll
OPS camp parades Jayalalithaa's dummy coffin to seek votes in RK Nagar bypoll

The OPS camp had demanded a CBI probe into the circumstances of Amma's sudden demise.

RK Nagar bypoll: Sasikala faction says AIADMK poll symbol on website was 'unnoticed', to be removed

AIADMK's Sasikala faction on Thursday said the presence of Two Leaves symbol, frozen by the Election Commission ahead of the April 12 RK Nagar Assembly byelection, on its website was 'unnoticed' and would be removed.

Rules at stake in Bengaluru jail for Sasikala, AIADMK leader meets visitors 12 times a month when only allowed twice
Rules at stake in Bengaluru jail for Sasikala, AIADMK leader meets visitors 12 times a month when only allowed twice

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader VK Sasikala, who is serving a four-year jail term in central prison Parappana Agahara after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case, has met visitors 12 times in a month in blatant violation of rules.

Jayalalithaa won't be declared convict in DA case, says Supreme Court
Jayalalithaa won't be declared convict in DA case, says Supreme Court

According to the Karnataka Government, the Supreme Court`s verdict of abatement of the corruption case against J Jayalalithaa, the late Tamil Nadu chief minister, stands as a fault in the record.

Robbed of 'two leaves', the way forward for AIADMK: OPS+EKP - VKS?
Robbed of 'two leaves', the way forward for AIADMK: OPS+EKP - VKS?

Some ministers have claimed that "nothing happens in the government with Dinakaran's nod."

Justice Indira Banerjee sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras Madras High Court

Justice Indira Banerjee was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court here on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka repatriates 38 Indian fishermen

 Thirty-eight Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody were repatriated at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) on Tuesday, the Sri Lanka Navy media unit said in a statement.

AIADMK Sasikala faction frowns at 'Y' category security granted to Panneerselvam, calls it 'unnecessary'
AIADMK Sasikala faction frowns at 'Y' category security granted to Panneerselvam, calls it 'unnecessary'

AIADMK (Amma) on Tuesday said 'Y' category security cover granted by the Centre for former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam was unnecessary and "it showed that he is in the grip of saffronites."

Power generation stopped in Kudankulam unit-2 due to snag

The power generation in the second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was stopped temporarily on Tuesday following snag in the turbine of the unit.

Modi Govt 'neglecting' Tamil Nadu, farmers' interests; M K Stalin

Accusing the BJP-led Central Government of neglecting Tamil Nadu's interests, DMK working president M K Stalin on Tuesday alleged it had failed to turn its attention to the woes of farmers agitating in the national capital for over 20 days.

Waive loans of all drought affected farmers: Madras HC to Tamil Nadu govt
Waive loans of all drought affected farmers: Madras HC to Tamil Nadu govt

In a significant order, the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Tamil Nadu government to waive loans of all drought-hit farmers and restrained cooperative societies and banks from recovering their dues.

Kudankulam-II n-plant to restart generation on Friday

The second 1,000 MW atomic power unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) that suffered an outage on Monday due to a problem in its steam dump valve is expected to start operations on Friday, said a senior official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

18 Tamil Nadu fishermen released

 Eighteeen of 38 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy between March 21 and 26, were released by the island nation today and will be handed over to India this afternoon, officials said.

Sasikala can't use AIADMK's 'Two leaves' poll symbol on website, social media accounts: Election Commission
Sasikala can't use AIADMK's 'Two leaves' poll symbol on website, social media accounts: Election Commission

The Election Commission officials on Monday asked the Sasikala faction of AIADMK to stop using the "Two leaves" on its website and social media accounts.

Kerala woman protests in Delhi for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Her screams in broken English is ignored by many, as is her protest itself, but Pooja Nair believes her demand for a CBI probe into the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa would be met.

15 days judicial custody for MDMK leader Vaiko

A court on Monday sent MDMK leader Vaiko to 15 days judicial custody for speaking in favour of Sri Lanka's now vanquished Tamil Tigers.