Tamil Nadu: News

02 Feb 2023

Madras High Court

Muslim women must approach family court for divorce: Madras HC

A Muslim woman is eligible to practice her right to dissolve a marriage through "Khula" (the process of divorce initiated by the wife) by only approaching a family court and not any private bodies like a Shariat council, said the Madras High Court.

Tamil Nadu receives unseasonal rainfall as schools, colleges declare holiday

Due to unseasonal rainfall in numerous parts of Tamil Nadu since Wednesday night, schools and colleges in Nagapattinam were forced to announce a holiday on Thursday.

27 Jan 2023

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

'Let's Get Married': Dhoni Entertainment announces title of debut film 

Dhoni Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the production venture by former Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi, unveiled the title and the cast of its first production on Friday.

22 Jan 2023


TN: 14-year-old gored to death by bull during Jallikattu event

A 14-year-old boy who came to Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri to watch the bull-taming sport—Jallikattu—died after a bull gored him.

15 Jan 2023


Tamil Nadu: Jallikattu begins in Madurai under Supreme Court guidelines 

The traditional bull-taming sport—Jallikattu—began in Avaniyapuram village of Tamil Nadu's Madurai on Sunday amid plans for large-scale celebrations in the state.

14 Jan 2023

Academy Awards

#NewsBytesExclusive: Oscars shortlist unexpected, says 'Elephant Whisperers' cinematographer Anand Bansal

Filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves's Netflix documentary The Elephant Whisperers has been shortlisted for the Oscars 2023. It is now eyeing a spot in the final nominations, which will be announced on January 24.

14 Jan 2023

Indian Penal Code

College student gang-raped in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram, five arrested

The Kancheepuram district police in Tamil Nadu arrested five people in connection with an alleged gang-rape of a 20-year-old college student on Friday.

14 Jan 2023


5 recipes that you cant's miss trying on Pongal

The harvest festival of Pongal is here, and it is celebrated with great pomp and show in the southern states of India: Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, etc.

13 Jan 2023


'Rice' in celebration this Pongal with these flavorsome recipes

Pongal, beginning this Sunday, is a harvest festival celebrated with much fervor down south in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu vs Tamizhgam: Governor Ravi's Pongal invite triggers controversy

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi sparked anger on Monday by using the word Tamizhgam for Tamil Nadu in his Pongal invitation cards.

10 Jan 2023

West Bengal

Bengal: Snake found in mid-day meal, 30 kids fall ill

At least 30 school children were hospitalized in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Monday after consuming food in which a snake was allegedly found, PTI reported, citing officials.

09 Jan 2023

MK Stalin

TN Governor Ravi walks out of Assembly amid DMK tiff

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi walked out of the State Assembly on Monday after Chief Minister MK Stalin moved a resolution to record only the former's original speech prepared by the state government.

04 Jan 2023


Chennai: Techie falls after hitting pothole, run over by truck

A 22-year-old software engineer was reportedly mowed down by a truck near Maduravoyal in Chennai on Tuesday at 7:20 am.

03 Jan 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 annual flower shows in India too gorgeous to miss

Make this new year beautiful for once and 'floral'.

02 Jan 2023

Road Accidents

Tamil Nadu, UP top in road accidents; 6-9 pm riskiest

The most number of accidents on National Highways in India in 2021 were reported from Tamil Nadu, followed by Uttar Pradesh, while the most number of fatalities from such accidents were reported from the latter.

30 Dec 2022

Tamil Cinema

Kovai Sarala's 'Sembi': Know all about Prabhu Solomon's Tamil directorial

Tamil movie Sembi starring Kovai Sarala in the lead role is set to hit the theaters after a long wait.

28 Dec 2022


COVID-19: China returnee mother-daughter duo test positive in Tamil Nadu 

A woman and her daughter (6), who recently returned from China, tested COVID-19 positive at Madhurai airport in Tamil Nadu, PTI reported on Wednesday citing officials.

Tamil Nadu: BJP functionary beaten up for exposing cannabis sale

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary was brutally thrashed by miscreants in Tamil Nadu's Chengalpattu after he reportedly exposed the rampant sale of ganja (cannabis) in the city.

12 Dec 2022


Cyclone Mandous: Unseasonal rains in Maharashtra, Mumbai sees poor AQI

Several areas in Maharashtra experienced unseasonal showers on Monday as the mercury dipped below the normal mark.

10 Dec 2022


Cyclone Mandous leaves roads waterlogged, uproots trees in Chennai

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday announced that the severe cyclonic storm "Mandous" has weakened into a deep depression over the northern coast of Tamil Nadu.

09 Dec 2022


Cyclone Mandous nears Tamil Nadu; Chennai airport cancels all flights

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that Tamil Nadu is expected to receive heavy rainfall with the arrival of the severe cyclonic storm "Mandous" at around Friday midnight.

08 Dec 2022


Cyclone Mandous: IMD issues heavy rain alert for TN, Andhra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) released an alert for the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry (Union Territory) on Thursday morning as the depression over the southeast and southwest of the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic story.

07 Dec 2022


Cyclone Mandous: NDRF, navy on alert in TN, Andhra, Puducherry

Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry (Union Territory), and Tamil Nadu are currently on high alert, with a cyclone picking up pace in the Bay of Bengal.

07 Dec 2022


5 period rituals in different Indian states

One of the turning points in a girl's life, menstruation not only brings in hormonal changes but is also a sign that the girl is now transitioning into a woman.

06 Dec 2022

Bay of Bengal

Cyclone threat looms over Tamil Nadu, IMD forecasts heavy rains

Tamil Nadu will likely witness a spell of heavy rainfall between Wednesday and Friday as the northeast monsoon's first cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal approaches the state.

04 Dec 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Tamil Nadu: Theft accused tied to tree, beaten to death

In a shocking incident, a man was beaten to death over alleged theft in Manigandam, Tamil Nadu.

03 Dec 2022


Tamil Nadu hospital suffers cyber attack; patient data sold online

Tamil Nadu-based multispeciality hospital—Sree Saran Medical Center (SSMC)—has been the latest target of a cyber attack in India, India Today reported.

Citizenship Amendment Act arbitrary, against Tamil race: DMK tells SC

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, is arbitrary for recognizing religious minorities from three countries only while excluding Muslims and completely ignoring Sri Lankan Tamils.

27 Nov 2022


Debt-ridden father kills 2-year-old daughter crying of hunger, attempts suicide

A shocking incident came to the fore in Bengaluru after a debt-ridden techie allegedly killed his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter before attempting suicide.

Tamil Nadu: Palaniswami seeks action against DMK government, backs governor

Tamil Nadu Assembly's Leader of the Opposition and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) interim general secretary, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has leveled serious corruption charges against the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

21 Nov 2022

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Jagadeesan registers highest-ever individual List A score, breaks these records

Tamil Nadu opener Narayan Jagadeesan shattered flurry of records in the Vijay Hazare Trophy fixture against Arunachal Pradesh.

19 Nov 2022

Narendra Modi

'130cr Indians have responsibility to protect Tamil culture': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday termed Kashi and Tamil Nadu as "timeless centers" of culture and civilization in India.

17 Nov 2022

Mob Attack

Tamil Nadu: Family, accused of looting temple, attacked; 10-year-old killed

A family of six was attacked by a mob in Killanur village of Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district, videos of which went viral on Monday.

13 Nov 2022

Rajiv Gandhi

Consider us as victims not killers: Rajiv assassin post release

One of the six convicts in the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, who was released on Saturday, said that the people of north India need to look at them as the "victims" instead of "killers" or "terrorists."

12 Nov 2022

Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu: 27 districts shut schools as heavy rains continue

At least 27 districts in Tamil Nadu have announced a holiday for schools and colleges on Saturday as heavy rains continue to lash the state.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC orders release of all 6 convicts

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered the early release of all six convicts serving life imprisonment in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

11 Nov 2022


Chennai: Heavy rains leave several localities waterlogged; schools, colleges shut

Heavy rainfall lashed Chennai overnight leaving parts of the city waterlogged on Friday, which prompted authorities to shut down schools and colleges in 14 districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Coimbatore car blast: NIA raids 40 locations across Tamil Nadu

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been carrying out raids at 40 locations across Tamil Nadu since Thursday morning.

10 Nov 2022


Ragging, sexual abuse: 7 students suspended in Vellore, probe ordered

Seven students of the prestigious Christian Medical College in Vellore city of Tamil Nadu have been suspended after juniors alleged that they were stripped half-naked, paraded, and asked to mimic sexual acts at the college.

DMK asks President to sack TN governor for fomenting hatred

The ruling alliance in Tamil Nadu led by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has written to President Draupadi Murmu asking her to sack the state's Governor RN Ravi.

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