Articles about Tamil Nadu

Yediyurappa: We've every right to implement, start Mekedatu work

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.

Rajinikanth dissolves RMM; says 'no intention to get into politics'

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.

CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan

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.

Tamil Nadu best in handling COVID-19 second wave: Public survey

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.

Explosives recovered from private cement factory in Tamil Nadu

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.

Raghuram Rajan, Esther Duflo in Tamil Nadu's economic advisory council

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.

TN: Political commentator Kishore Swamy arrested for defaming Stalin, others

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.

Chennai teacher, accused of sexual misconduct by dozens, arrested

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.

'Bigg Boss Malayalam 3' flouts COVID-19 restrictions, set gets sealed

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.

Renowned Tamil writer K Rajanarayanan passes away at 98

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.

MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

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.

MK Stalin's CM oath-taking ceremony tomorrow; 34 cabinet ministers announced

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.

#OxygenCrisis: Thirteen die at TN Hospital; officials rubbish shortage claims

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.

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu imposes stricter curbs during May 6-20

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.

TMC retains West Bengal; DMK unseats AIADMK; Left wins Kerala

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.

Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop

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.

Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

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.

Election Commission moves Madras HC against 'murder charge' comment

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.

#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu

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.

Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu extend curbs as COVID-19 spikes

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.

Tamil Nadu allows Vedanta's Sterlite plant to generate oxygen

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.

'Why can't TN manufacture oxygen at Vedanta plant?' asks SC

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.

No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs

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.

TN Elections: Thala Ajith reacts sternly to fans clicking selfie

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.

20 crore people from 4 states, 1 UT vote 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.

Income Tax department searches premises of MK Stalin's son-in-law Sabareesan

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.

Election Commission prohibits A Raja from campaigning for 48 hours

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.

Tamil Nadu extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 30

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.

Strange noise, tremor-like scenes trigger panic in Tamil Nadu districts

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.

50L jobs, ration home delivery: BJP releases TN poll manifesto

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.

Haasan releases MNM manifesto, assures 'skill-based payment' to housewives

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.

BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal

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.

Kamal Haasan will contest TN polls from Coimbatore South

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.

TN election: DMK announces candidates; Stalin's son to make debut

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.

Tamil Nadu: Amit Shah launches BJP's campaign for Kanyakumari by-poll

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.

Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala quits politics before Tamil Nadu elections

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.

Tamil Nadu: FIR against Special DGP over sexual assault allegations

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.

Tamil Nadu Budget 2021: Rs. 19,420 crore allocated for healthcare

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.

OPS presents budget for Tamil Nadu, Opposition stages walk out

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.

Surge of coronavirus cases in Kerala: TN steps up vigil

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.