Tamil Nadu

NIA conducts searches at 25 locations in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka in ISIS-related cases

It is alleged that the duo killed Wilson as an act of revenge after the police had arrested C. Khaja Moideen, an ISIS operative in Delhi early this year.

Feb 24, 2020, 13:01 PM IST

Jalikattu event kills 1, injures 15 in Coimbatore

The Supreme Court in 2014 had banned Jallikattu after a plea was filed by the Animal Welfare Board of India and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). But the state government insisted that the bull-taming sport was a crucial part of its culture and identity.

Feb 24, 2020, 11:39 AM IST

Rajinikanth can end Dravidian politics in Tamil Nadu, says BJP leader S Ve Shekar

According to Shekar those opposing Rajnikanth's entry into 'Tamil Nadu politics will bow down to him ones he takes the plunge.

Feb 21, 2020, 20:35 PM IST

19 dead, several injured as bus collides with lorry in Tamil Nadu

At least 19 people, including five women, were killed on Thursday (February 20) when a Kerala state government bus collided with a container lorry near Avanashi town in Tamil Nadu.

Feb 20, 2020, 08:25 AM IST

Over 100 anti-CAA, NRC protesters detained after scuffle in Chennai

The demonstrators, who had gathered in large numbers, were raising slogans against CAA and NRC during the protest.

Feb 15, 2020, 07:28 AM IST

Tamil Nadu government cancels public exams for 5th and 8th class students

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday (February 4) announced its decision to scrap the September 2019 Government order that was meant to introduce Public exams for State board students of classes 5th and 8th, starting March-April 2020. After examining the requests received and feedback received from the stakeholders, it has been decided to scrap the earlier Government order and the existing system of exams will prevail, read a statement released by School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan.

Feb 04, 2020, 16:00 PM IST

DMK's Stalin joins hand with Prashant Kishor for 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly poll

DMK chief Stalin posted a tweet saying that many young people of Tamil Nadu are joining the DMK under I-PAC's banner to help the party win 2021 Assembly poll and restore the state to its former glory.

Feb 02, 2020, 19:05 PM IST

8 arrested in Chennai for hurling petrol bombs at Thuglak editor Gurumurthy’s home

The attackers had arrived in front of Gurumurthy’s residence at around 3am on Sunday, but were forced to flee after hurling two bottles into the premises, as a guard dog had alerted the cops guarding the residence

Jan 27, 2020, 20:20 PM IST

Madras High Court dismisses plea against Rajinikanth over Periyar remark

Justice P Rajamanickam was hearing a petition by the secretary of Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam, a fringe outfit, seeking direction to the police to file a case against the actor. State Public Prosecutor A Natarajan submitted the petitioner had approached the court without seeking the alternative remedy available to them.

Jan 24, 2020, 14:22 PM IST

Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Chengalpattu; police begins probe

The police is investigating the matter and further details are awaited. 

Jan 24, 2020, 13:20 PM IST

Won't apologise for comments on Periyar, I read only news reports: Rajinikanth

Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Tuesday (January 21) asserted that he will not apologise for his comments on iconic social reformer E V Ramasamy Periyar despite the protests by Dravidian outfits.

Jan 21, 2020, 12:12 PM IST

DNA Analysis of 'BrahMos-Sukhoi duo' deployed in South India

With the right to protect the skies and oceans, the Sukhoi-30 MKI today moved to its new home in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. Multi-role Sukhoi 30-MKI fighter aircraft equipped with BrahMos missile, joining the newly revived 222 Tiger Shark Squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Jan 20, 2020, 22:56 PM IST

Jallikattu held in Tamil Nadu's Madurai; over 700 bulls participate

More than 2,000 police personnel have been deployed for security, said the newsagency. 

Jan 17, 2020, 10:04 AM IST

Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu's bull-taming sport, begins in Madurai after authorities review arrangements

Ahead of the start of the Jalikattu event, district collector, along with a local minister, examined the arrangements

Jan 15, 2020, 09:55 AM IST

Tamil Nadu: 10 injured in a pile-up on Chennai-Bengaluru Highway

A thick layer of smoke engulfed the city following the burning of old articles on the occasion of the Bhogi festival, leading to low visibility in the region.

Jan 14, 2020, 18:27 PM IST

Four get life term for sexually assaulting a woman in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur

The court also sent an autorickshaw driver Gurumurthy to rigorous imprisonment for seven years in the same case.

Jan 13, 2020, 17:31 PM IST

Jallikattu returns to Madurai with stricter norms, competitions to be held from Jan 15-31

Around 2,000 bulls are likely to take part in various Jallikattu events all across Tamil Nadu during the Pongal festival. 

Jan 11, 2020, 08:05 AM IST

Former Tamil Nadu Speaker PH Pandian dead

Pandian, a lawyer by profession, had served as the Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 1985 to 1989.

Jan 04, 2020, 11:52 AM IST

4 flights diverted, 10 delayed due to poor visibility at Chennai airport

According to authorities, Air Australia flight B738 from Re-Union island (Saint-Denis) to Chennai was diverted to Trichy. 

Jan 04, 2020, 10:02 AM IST

Tamil Nadu Local Body Election: DMK grabs early lead for posts of district councillor, union councillor

The counting of votes for local body polls in Tamil Nadu started at 8 AM on Thursday (January 2) amid tight security and it is expected that the trends will emerge soon. The security has been heightened up at the 315 counting centres across the state.

Jan 02, 2020, 10:54 AM IST