Articles about Tamil Nadu
13 Jul 2021
Yediyurappa: We've every right to implement, start Mekedatu work
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday once again asserted that the state has got every right to implement the Mekedatu project across river Cauvery and will start the work, despite objections from neighboring Tamil Nadu.
12 Jul 2021
Rajinikanth dissolves RMM; says 'no intention to get into politics'
Ending speculation about his entry into politics, superstar Rajinikanth on Monday dissolved the Rajini Makkal Mandram, which was viewed as a precursor for his political party.
07 Jul 2021
CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has directed officials to prepare the action plan for the Mekedatu project at the earliest, which is vital for the state, said the state's Home, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
30 Jun 2021
Tamil Nadu best in handling COVID-19 second wave: Public survey
As the government continued to roll back COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in February-March this year, ignoring calls by experts, India was hit by a devastating second wave of the viral outbreak.
23 Jun 2021
Explosives recovered from private cement factory in Tamil Nadu
A pair of pipe bombs were found planted in the premises of a private cement factory at Sankar Nagar near Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday night. The police said that the bombs were quite powerful and would be defused.
22 Jun 2021
Raghuram Rajan, Esther Duflo in Tamil Nadu's economic advisory council
The Tamil Nadu government is planning to form an economic advisory council with Nobel laureate Esther Duflo and former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan.
14 Jun 2021
TN: Political commentator Kishore Swamy arrested for defaming Stalin, others
The Chennai Police on Monday arrested political commentator Kishore K Swamy for allegedly sharing defamatory posts about the recently-elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and former CMs CN Annadurai and M Karunanidhi. All three are from the DMK.
25 May 2021
Chennai teacher, accused of sexual misconduct by dozens, arrested
G Rajagopalan, 59, a commerce teacher at a top school in Chennai, has been arrested after being accused of sexually harassing over a dozen girl students.
20 May 2021
'Bigg Boss Malayalam 3' flouts COVID-19 restrictions, set gets sealed
Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 3 has been temporarily suspended after sets of the show got sealed by the Tamil Nadu Police and health department yesterday.
18 May 2021
Renowned Tamil writer K Rajanarayanan passes away at 98
Renowned Tamil writer, novelist, and the recipient of Sahitya Akademi award K Rajanarayanan, popularly known as Ki Ra died in Puducherry on Monday, family sources said.
07 May 2021
MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin today took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time.
06 May 2021
MK Stalin's CM oath-taking ceremony tomorrow; 34 cabinet ministers announced
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin on Thursday released a list of 34 ministers who will be part of his cabinet.
05 May 2021
#OxygenCrisis: Thirteen die at TN Hospital; officials rubbish shortage claims
As many as 13 people died at a Government Hospital near Chennai in a span of 24 hours, with their relatives alleging oxygen shortage, a charge stoutly denied by officials on Wednesday.
04 May 2021
Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu imposes stricter curbs during May 6-20
The Tamil Nadu government has announced fresh restrictions from 4 am on May 6 to 4 am on May 20 in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
02 May 2021
TMC retains West Bengal; DMK unseats AIADMK; Left wins Kerala
The counting of votes for the Assembly elections of four states and one Union Territory is currently underway and the figures from West Bengal have dominated headlines.
02 May 2021
Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop
The Election Commission on Sunday asked the Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that no victory celebrations take place.
02 May 2021
Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT
This morning, the counting of votes began for Assembly elections that were recently held in West Bengal, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.
30 Apr 2021
Election Commission moves Madras HC against 'murder charge' comment
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking directions to the press to not report on oral observations made during court proceedings.
29 Apr 2021
#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu
With the completion of the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal election on Thursday, Assembly polls in five states/union territories have concluded.
29 Apr 2021
Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu extend curbs as COVID-19 spikes
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the weekend lockdown in the state till Tuesday mornings.
26 Apr 2021
Tamil Nadu allows Vedanta's Sterlite plant to generate oxygen
The Tamil Nadu government on Monday allowed the Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi to temporarily reopen to generate oxygen.
23 Apr 2021
'Why can't TN manufacture oxygen at Vedanta plant?' asks SC
The Supreme Court Friday asked the Tamil Nadu government to clarify its stand on whether it is willing to take over the Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi to manufacture oxygen.
09 Apr 2021
No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs
No FIR has been registered in connection against the four men who were caught carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in Tamil Nadu's Velachery on Tuesday, IANS reported.
06 Apr 2021
TN Elections: Thala Ajith reacts sternly to fans clicking selfie
Ajith Kumar, fondly called Thala Ajith, was one of the first celebrities to vote for the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly election today.
06 Apr 2021
20 crore people from 4 states, 1 UT vote today
More than 20 crore people from four states and one Union Territory - West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry - are today voting to elect candidates for 475 Assembly seats, in what can be seen as the biggest election day in the country since the 2019 Indian general elections.
02 Apr 2021
Income Tax department searches premises of MK Stalin's son-in-law Sabareesan
The Income Tax department on Friday led raids at at least four premises of Sabareesan, the son-in-law of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin.
01 Apr 2021
Election Commission prohibits A Raja from campaigning for 48 hours
The Election Commission of India on Thursday debarred Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A Raja from campaigning for the next 48 hours.
01 Apr 2021
Tamil Nadu extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 30
The Tamil Nadu government extended the COVID-19 lockdown till April 30 with existing relaxations and restrictions, and will effectively implement the test-track-treat protocol to contain the spread, according to an order issued by Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan.
27 Mar 2021
Strange noise, tremor-like scenes trigger panic in Tamil Nadu districts
An eerie noise coupled with tremor-like scenes created a flutter in most parts of Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur, and Karaikal districts on Saturday.
22 Mar 2021
50L jobs, ration home delivery: BJP releases TN poll manifesto
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its manifesto for the 2021 Tamil Nadu election.
19 Mar 2021
Haasan releases MNM manifesto, assures 'skill-based payment' to housewives
Makkal Needhi Maiam chief and actor Kamal Haasan unveiled his party's manifesto in Coimbatore on Friday and promised income for housewives by honing their skills.
14 Mar 2021
BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced its candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal.
12 Mar 2021
Kamal Haasan will contest TN polls from Coimbatore South
Veteran film actor Kamal Haasan, founder of the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party hustling to create a fresh alternative in Tamil Nadu politics, is set to make his electoral debut from the Coimbatore South constituency in the 2021 state Assembly elections.
12 Mar 2021
TN election: DMK announces candidates; Stalin's son to make debut
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday released a list of 173 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. The list retains most sitting legislators of the party.
07 Mar 2021
Tamil Nadu: Amit Shah launches BJP's campaign for Kanyakumari by-poll
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched his party's campaign for the Lok Sabha by-poll in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.
03 Mar 2021
Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala quits politics before Tamil Nadu elections
VK Sasikala, the expelled chief of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu, announced her retirement from public life and politics on Wednesday.
01 Mar 2021
Tamil Nadu: FIR against Special DGP over sexual assault allegations
The Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) of the Tamil Nadu Police on Sunday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against former Special Director General of Police Rajesh Das over allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by a woman IPS officer.
23 Feb 2021
Tamil Nadu Budget 2021: Rs. 19,420 crore allocated for healthcare
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presented the state's interim budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 in Chennai today.
23 Feb 2021
OPS presents budget for Tamil Nadu, Opposition stages walk out
On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presented the interim budget for 2021-22, even as the Opposition staged a walk-out since it was denied permission to speak ahead of the session.
22 Feb 2021
Surge of coronavirus cases in Kerala: TN steps up vigil
With neighboring Kerala and four other states witnessing a surge in daily coronavirus cases, the Tamil Nadu Government on Monday said surveillance in districts bordering Kerala has been intensified and it has been made mandatory for all returnees by flight to compulsorily undergo RT-PCR test.