Tamil Nadu News

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

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
BrahMos-armed Sukhoi Su-30MKI gets water salute at Thanjavur Air Force Station as IAF inducts 222 Tigersharks Squadron

BrahMos-armed Sukhoi Su-30MKI gets water salute at Thanjavur Air Force Station as IAF inducts 222 Tigersharks Squadron

The airbase is located in Tamil Nadu and the Su-30MKIs with their 1,500 kilometres combat radius and the air-launched BrahMos which have a range of 400 km will ensure the IAF is able to patrol the

Jan 20, 2020, 14:03 PM IST
Sahyog-Kaijin Indo-Japan Coast Guard exercise to improve interoperability begins

Sahyog-Kaijin Indo-Japan Coast Guard exercise to improve interoperability begins

Japanese Coast Guard Vessel Echigo was accorded a formal welcome at the Chennai Port on Monday, as it arrived for a 5-day goodwill visit, which also includes the exercise.

Jan 17, 2020, 19:17 PM IST
Jallikattu held in Tamil Nadu's Madurai; over 700 bulls participate

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

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

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

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

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
Tamil writer Nellai Kannan, arrested for objectionable speech against PM Modi, granted bail

Tamil writer Nellai Kannan, arrested for objectionable speech against PM Modi, granted bail

Kannan was arrested on January 1 after an FIR was registered against him for his controversial speech against PM Modi.

Jan 10, 2020, 19:03 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Police busts Jehadi terror module, arrests 8 culprits

Tamil Nadu Police busts Jehadi terror module, arrests 8 culprits

The Intelligence wing of Tamil Nadu Police got the information that few fundamentalist elements were making preparations to wage a Jihad (Fight against the enemies of Islam) at various places in the

Jan 09, 2020, 11:20 AM IST
DMK legislators, MK Stalin walk out of Tamil Nadu Assembly over Citizenship law

DMK legislators, MK Stalin walk out of Tamil Nadu Assembly over Citizenship law

DMK legislators on Tuesday staged a walkout of Tamil Nadu Assembly over the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) as Speaker did not allow M K Stalin to raise the issue in the house. The DMK chief earlier

Jan 07, 2020, 13:37 PM IST
Former Tamil Nadu Speaker PH Pandian dead

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

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 rural local body polls; DMK alliance wins majority seats

Tamil Nadu rural local body polls; DMK alliance wins majority seats

 DMK President M.K.Stalin said the polls have proved that the power of people can overcome any kind of atrocity.

Jan 03, 2020, 23:27 PM IST
Tamil writer Nellai Kannan arrested for hate speech against PM Modi, Amit Shah

Tamil writer Nellai Kannan arrested for hate speech against PM Modi, Amit Shah

Kannan has been booked under Sections 504, 505(1) and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code

Jan 02, 2020, 06:48 AM IST
Tamil Nadu local body polls: Voting for second phase ends peacefully

Tamil Nadu local body polls: Voting for second phase ends peacefully

People boycotted the polls in a couple of villages protesting against delimitation, lack of roads and other issues, said an ANI report.

Dec 30, 2019, 18:43 PM IST
Tamil Nadu: Voting underway for second phase of local body polls in Madurai

Tamil Nadu: Voting underway for second phase of local body polls in Madurai

Out of 1,093 polling stations, 220 are set up in Thiruparankundram, 110 in Usilampatti, 154 in Chellambatti, 155 in Sedapatti, 169 in Thirumangalam, 148 in T Kalupatti and 137 in Kallikkudi Panchayat

Dec 30, 2019, 11:15 AM IST
Local body election: Voting underway at 939 polling stations in Tamil Nadu's Madurai

Local body election: Voting underway at 939 polling stations in Tamil Nadu's Madurai

The voting today is taking place for 1,356 posts in Melur, Kottampatti, Madurai East, Madurai West, Alanganallur and Vadipatti.

Dec 27, 2019, 11:40 AM IST
Tamil Nadu-based farmer builds NaMo temple in Trichy

Tamil Nadu-based farmer builds NaMo temple in Trichy

The temple dedicated to Prime Minister has been constructed by Shankar, a 50-year-old farmer who has been an admirer of the leader, since his days as Gujarat Chief Minister. 

Dec 26, 2019, 20:13 PM IST
Kamal Haasan's party extends support to DMK's anti-Citizenship Act rally

Kamal Haasan's party extends support to DMK's anti-Citizenship Act rally

The DMK`s rally has the support of its allies including Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) among other parties. 

Dec 21, 2019, 18:36 PM IST