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'Atrangi Re': Sara, Dhanush to shoot in Bihar and Madurai

12 Feb 2020

'Atrangi Re': Sara, Dhanush to shoot in Bihar and Madurai

Bollywood director Aanand L Rai's next film, Atrangi Re, starring Sara Ali Khan, Tamil actor Dhanush, and Akshay Kumar, will be filmed in Bihar and Madurai.

L-G Kiran Bedi can't interfere in Puducherry government's activities: HC

30 Apr 2019

L-G Kiran Bedi can't interfere in Puducherry government's activities: HC

Handing over a major setback to Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Madras High Court on Tuesday said she can't act independently and neither can she interfere in day-to-day activities of the government.

Madurai: PM Modi lays foundation for AIIMS, amid Twitter war

27 Jan 2019

Madurai: PM Modi lays foundation for AIIMS, amid Twitter war

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for an AIIMS in Madurai, as hundreds of thousands of Tamil Nadu residents took to Twitter to voice their protest against PM Modi's arrival.

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

08 Jan 2019

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.

If readmitted to DMK, Alagiri willing to accept Stalin's leadership

30 Aug 2018

If readmitted to DMK, Alagiri willing to accept Stalin's leadership

Expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri has said he will accept Stalin as the leader if he is readmitted to the party.

After 13 police-firing deaths, TN orders Sterlite plant shut down

28 May 2018

After 13 police-firing deaths, TN orders Sterlite plant shut down

The Tamil Nadu (TN) government has permanent closure of the Sterlite plant in Tuticorin, after violent protests over environmental damage resulted in 13 deaths.

Long-sleeves cut, nose-pin removed: NEET aspirants undergo heavy-security checks

06 May 2018

Long-sleeves cut, nose-pin removed: NEET aspirants undergo heavy-security checks

Over 1.33 million students are appearing for National Entrance Eligibility Test [NEET] on Sunday.

Madurai: Prayer homes of Pentecostal Church attacked at 2 areas

14 Mar 2018

Madurai: Prayer homes of Pentecostal Church attacked at 2 areas

Prayer homes of the Pentecostal church were attacked at two places in Madurai, allegedly by members of the Hindu Munnani.

Policeman on duty at Jayalalithaa's memorial commits suicide

04 Mar 2018

Policeman on duty at Jayalalithaa's memorial commits suicide

A 28-year old policeman posted on duty at the memorial of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa here allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself today, police said.

News website faces threats over Madurai temple half-naked girls' story

27 Sep 2017

News website faces threats over Madurai temple half-naked girls' story

Coimbatore-based news website, Covai Post, published a story on the bizarre, "ancient" ritual performed in a temple in Madurai's Vellalur involving half-naked girls.

SC asks CBSE to declare NEET results by 26 June

13 Jun 2017

SC asks CBSE to declare NEET results by 26 June

The SC stayed the Madras HC order and directed the CBSE board to declare the NEET 2017 results by 26 June.

Tamil Nadu- Transport unions call off strike

17 May 2017

Tamil Nadu- Transport unions call off strike

After receiving assurance from the government that Rs. 1,250cr pending dues would be released to retired/serving employees of 8 transport corporations, transport unions in Tamil Nadu called off their strike on Tuesday.

Commuters in trouble as transport strike hits Tamil Nadu

15 May 2017

Commuters in trouble as transport strike hits Tamil Nadu

Commuters in Tamil Nadu faced harrowing times as transport unions in the state began an indefinite strike on 15th May.

Amma rests in "peace", thanks to TN Police's 24x7 security

08 Dec 2016

Amma rests in "peace", thanks to TN Police's 24x7 security

The anticipated "extreme reactions" that were expected to follow the announcement of Jayalalithaa's death did not happen.

UN to issue stamp to commemorate MS Subbulakshmi's birth centenary

12 Aug 2016

UN to issue stamp to commemorate MS Subbulakshmi's birth centenary

In a statement, India's Permanent Mission to the UN said that the UN Postal Administration will issue a stamp to honour the legacy of India's Carnatic music legend M.S. Subbulakshmi to mark her birth centenary, which falls on 16th September.