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14 Sep 2021


Tamil Nadu reports second NEET-related suicide in 2 days

Another student in Tamil Nadu reportedly ended her life on Monday night over the fear of failing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

13 Sep 2021


Following student's suicide, Tamil Nadu passes bill banning NEET

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a bill banning the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in the state.

09 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Election Commission declares bypolls to seven Rajya Sabha seats

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced dates for by-polls to seven Rajya Sabha seats that have fallen vacant due to various reasons like resignations, death, and end of the tenure of members.

08 Sep 2021


Maharashtra: Thane takes up special summary revision of electoral rolls

The Thane election office has chalked out a schedule for the summary revision of electoral rolls in all 18 assembly constituencies and the final list will be published by January 13, 2022, officials said on Wednesday.

01 Sep 2021


Tamil Nadu: Schools and colleges resume physical classes with SOPs

Offline teaching for Class IX to Class XII in Tamil Nadu resumed on Wednesday, with strict COVID-19 protocol in place, while physical classes in colleges also commenced in the state.

30 Aug 2021

Andhra Pradesh

Tamil Nadu woman arrested for torturing her 2-year-old son

The Tamil Nadu Police has arrested a 23-year-old woman for allegedly torturing her 2-year-old child, after several shocking videos of the abuse went viral on social media.

23 Aug 2021

J Jayalalithaa

'Pave way': Kangana Ranaut books theatrical slot for 'Thalaivii'

Riding on the theatrical release wave kickstarted by Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom, makers announced Kangana Ranaut-starrer Thalaivii's premiere date today.

23 Aug 2021

M K Stalin

TN: Multiplexes, theaters to welcome guests from August 27

Multiplexes and theaters in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu will start receiving film lovers from August 27, nearly four months after cinema halls were closed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tamil Nadu Theater and Multiplex Owners Association said on Monday.

03 Aug 2021


DU researchers discover new frog species in Western Ghats

A team of researchers from Delhi University has recently discovered a frog species from the Western Ghats and named it after former vice-chancellor Professor Deepak Pental, according to a statement.

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

West Bengal

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

Bomb Threat

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

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

MK Stalin

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

'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

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

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

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

Madras High Court

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

Uttar Pradesh

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.

'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

Ajith Kumar

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

MK Stalin

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

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

Kamal Haasan

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.

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