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SC sets aside NGT order; Sterlite plant to remain closed

In a big win for the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court, on Monday, refused to allow the re-opening of Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi.

17 Feb 2019


Superstar-turned-politician Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha elections

Superstar Rajinikanth, who took the plunge into politics last year, clarified on Sunday he would not contest the upcoming general elections.

15 Feb 2019

Blue Whale Challenge

Tamil Nadu might ban TikTok as it 'degrades' Tamil culture

The world may be perfectly lip-syncing to tunes on TikTok, but the Tamil Nadu government isn't impressed.

14 Feb 2019


Tamil actress Yashika reportedly committed suicide: Details here

Valentine's Day, the day of love, turned fatal for Tamil actress Yashika who, reportedly, committed suicide at her Chennai residence.

14 Feb 2019


TN forest officials go scuba-diving to remove waste from sea

Waste generation in large waterbodies, which fatally affects sea animals, is a matter of concern in India.

09 Feb 2019


Rajinikanth's daughter's wedding ceremonies begin: Details here

Megastar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya is all set to tie the knot with businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi on February 11.

08 Feb 2019

J Jayalalithaa

TN: College named after Abdul Kalam to be set up

Honoring late A P J Abdul Kalam, the Tamil Nadu government today announced that it would set up a new arts and science college named after the former President in his native town of Rameswaram.

08 Feb 2019


Income tax raid: Officials find cash, gold, diamonds in graveyard

On Friday, Income Tax officials who had been searching retail giants Saravana Stores and realty firms Lotus Group and GSquare premises in Chennai and Coimbatore for more than a week came across a massive find.

07 Feb 2019


Rajinikanth's daughter to get married on February 11: Details here

Megastar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya is all set to tie the knot with actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi this month.

06 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

TN: Hundreds of engineers, MBAs apply for 14 sweeping jobs

In what can only be called a travesty, people with professional degrees are competing to bag jobs as sweepers and sanitary workers in the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretariat.

01 Feb 2019


#SochKeShareKaro: Mumbai Police teaches what not to share on WhatsApp

The official Twitter handle of Mumbai Police has never failed to impress us with their witty and humorous civic lessons.

01 Feb 2019


11-year-old moves Bombay-HC seeking PUBG ban, says 'game promotes violence'

The PUBG fever has gripped the entire nation and is keeping gamers, especially youngsters, hooked, so much so that their studies are also getting affected adversely.

30 Jan 2019


#CareerBytes: 5 famous institutes for IAS coaching in Chennai

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest exams and but with the right preparation, one can crack it.

29 Jan 2019


Tamil Nadu: I-T department raids 74 places for alleged tax-evasion

The Income Tax Department today launched searches at 74 places in Tamil Nadu in connection with a tax evasion probe against some real estate groups and a retail store chain in the state, officials said.

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.

Sterlite employees to fast unto death if plant isn't re-opened

Permanent employees of the Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, have announced that they will all fast unto death from Monday if the government does not issue an order to re-open the plant.

SC doesn't hold 10% EWS quota, but will examine validity

On Friday, the Supreme Court said it will examine the validity of the 10% quota law for the economically weaker sections.

24 Jan 2019


Gujarat bans PUBG in schools 'due to adverse-effects on studies'

PUBG has taken the country by storm, but instances like a fitness trainer losing mental balance after playing the game has dealt a blow to its reputation.

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

Just days after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organizing secretary RS Bharathi filed a writ petition challenging the recently-approved 10% economically weak section (EWS) quota for the general category, the Madras High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Center about the same.

19 Jan 2019

Sri Lanka

TN: Body of fisherman, who drowned off Sri Lanka, cremated

The body of a 61-year-old Tamil Nadu fisherman, who drowned in the sea after his boat capsized off Neduntheevu while being chased by Sri Lankan Navy, was brought in to Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) from Lanka and cremated yesterday.

10 Jan 2019

Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu government cracks whip against fishermen using banned nets

The Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department with the help of the Indian Coast Guard today seized around 80 banned fishing nets from fishermen in Rameswaram.

08 Jan 2019


Meet Apsara Reddy, first transgender appointed Mahila Congress's National General-Secretary

In a first, the Indian National Congress has appointed transgender journalist and activist, Apsara Reddy, as the National General Secretary of its women's wing, the All India Mahila Congress (AIMC).

05 Jan 2019


College student kidnapped for ransom, found dead in Tamil Nadu

A 19-year-old engineering college student, who was allegedly kidnapped for a ransom of Rs. 5 lakh, was found dead near Thirubhuvanam in Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu) yesterday.

02 Jan 2019

MK Stalin

Opposition interrupts first TN Assembly session of year, stages walkout

The DMK and its allies the Congress and a lone IUML member today boycotted the customary address of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the opening day of the first Assembly session of the year by staging a walkout.

27 Dec 2018


Soon, Apple may start assembly of high-end iPhones in India

In a fresh development, Reuters has reported that Apple may soon expand its assembly line and start the production of top-of-the-line iPhones in India.

22 Dec 2018


#SterliteViolence: Fleeing protesters were killed by shots to head, chest

In an exclusive report, Reuters has shed more light on the death of 13 people who were part of the anti-Sterlite protests that rocked Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu in May.

22 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

Speculations put to rest: Kamal Haasan's party will contest 2019-elections

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Saturday put all rumors to rest as he announced his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He made the announcement while speaking to reporters in Chennai.

19 Dec 2018


Jayalalithaa's Apollo hospital bill includes Rs. 1.17 cr for food/beverages

Apollo Hospital, where AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was hospitalized, submitted the hospital bill to Justice Arumughasamy Commission on Tuesday which shows dues to the tune of Rs. 44 lakh are still unsettled.

19 Dec 2018


Madras HC restrains parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides

The Madras High Court today restrained political parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides across Tamil Nadu till further orders.

18 Dec 2018

Madras High Court

Plastic manufacturers move Madras HC against government's plastic ban order

The Tamil Nadu Plastics Manufacturer's Association (TNPMA) moved the Madras High Court today seeking to quash a government order banning plastic, which would come into effect on January 1.

RS adjourned for the day after ruckus over Rafale, Cauvery

The proceedings in Rajya Sabha were disrupted for the fifth consecutive day today over the Rafale jet deal and Cauvery issues, leading to adjournment of the House for the day.

17 Dec 2018

ITC Limited

TN woman held for Rs. 43 crore fake GST invoices

A woman director of three companies has been arrested and remanded to judicial custody for alleged receipt and issuance of fake GST invoices, without any actual transaction and availing Rs. 43 crore Input Tax Credit (ITC), a senior official said today.

17 Dec 2018

Sonia Gandhi

Opposition shows strength at DMK-event, Stalin endorses RaGa as PM

On Sunday, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi went to Tamil Nadu to unveil the statue of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi and the gathering turned into a show of strength of mahagathbandhan or grand alliance with Stalin endorsing Rahul Gandhi's name as PM candidate.

Vedanta welcomes NGT order; says workers will get back livelihood

Mining company Vedanta Ltd yesterday welcomed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order to resume operations at the company's facility in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu and said those affected by the plant's closure will get back their source of livelihood.

16 Dec 2018


Fear grips Tamil Nadu village after 45-skulls found in graveyard

Villagers in Vakkanampatti village of Tamil Nadu's Vellore district are living in fear after 45 human skulls were found dumped in the courtyard, HT reports.

15 Dec 2018


Salem-Chennai Expressway plan has 89% takers, says K Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the land acquisition proceedings for the Salem-Chennai Expressway project was not opposed by as many as 89% of the people.

NGT clears way for reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

The Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi has come a step closer to reopening.

13 Dec 2018


VIT bans students from playing PUBG in hostels

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has taken the online gaming scene in India by storm and has gotten teens and youngsters hooked to it.

04 Dec 2018


TN: Heavy rains may lash coastal districts in 48 hours

Heavy rains are likely to lash parts of coastal districts of Tamil Nadu in the next two days, following a trough of low over the Bay of Bengal, the regional weather office said today.

01 Dec 2018

P Chidambaram

Chidambaram pokes fun at BJP for celebrating GDP data

Congress leader P Chidambaram poked fun at the BJP today over the GDP growth data, saying it did not warrant any jubilation by the ruling party.