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13 Jan 2018


Gutkha scam: Secret letter to Jayalalithaa recovered from Sasikala's room

In a startling revelation, Income Tax Department told the Madras HC that a secret letter, regarding the multi-crore gutkha scam, sent to late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on 2 Sep'16 was found in Sasikala's room in Veda Nilayam at Poes Garden.

13 Jan 2018


As Chennai lights up for Bhogi festival, flight services disrupted

Flight operations in Chennai were suspended today for at least five hours due to thick smog and poor visibility. This was because Tamil Nadu began Pongal festivities with the Bhogi bonfire.

13 Jan 2018


Chandrayaan-2: Mission to land on Moon on schedule, says ISRO

India is going back to Moon soon as the launch of its next lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is on schedule, according to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

05 Jan 2018


Thousands of TN buses on strike over 0.13% wage hike

Over 1L employees of various state transport corporations launched sudden indefinite strikes across Tamil Nadu after day-long talks with the government over wage hikes failed.

05 Jan 2018

Sasikala Natarajan

All about Amma TV, Namathu Amma: AIADMK's new mouthpieces

Without any mouthpiece of its own, Tamil Nadu's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will soon launch a Tamil newspaper, Namathu Amma, and a television channel that is likely to be called Amma TV.

04 Jan 2018


After Rajinikanth meets Karunanidhi, Stalin targets his "spiritual politics"

Days after announcing his entry into politics, actor Rajinikanth met DMK supremo M Karunanidhi. Incidentally, the Rajinikanth-DMK bonhomie goes back to 1996-1998 when the Tamil superstar had supported the party for Assembly and LS elections.

01 Jan 2018


BJP: Rajinikanth will be part of NDA for 2019 elections!

In-fighting and lack of governance in AIADMK has hit BJP's TN plans. They were reportedly responsible for orchestrating the Panneerselvam-Palaniswami merger to gain inroads in TN.

31 Dec 2017


Rajinikanth finally confirms his own political party before assembly elections

Rajinikanth had promised to break the suspense over his political plans on New Year's eve, and he didn't disappoint.

26 Dec 2017


Will he, won't he? Rajinikanth's political-plans to be known soon

Rumors about Rajinikanth's entry into politics have made the rounds since long, but we'll finally have an answer on December 31, when the superstar himself makes a formal announcement.

25 Dec 2017

Sasikala Natarajan

AIADMK sacks six office-bearers for supporting Dhinakaran

After they were left red-faced by the RK bypoll results, AIADMK sacked six office-bearers for allegedly supporting rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran.

24 Dec 2017


RK Nagar bypoll: TTV Dhinakaran leads after second round

The counting for the symbolic RK Nagar assembly seat, which was earlier held by late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, is currently underway in Chennai.

20 Dec 2017

Sasikala Natarajan

First ever Jayalalithaa-in-hospital footage could impact crucial RK Nagar bypolls

A year after her death, a disqualified AIADMK MLA supporting Sasikala's faction has released the first-ever footage of Jayalalithaa in hospital, purportedly at the Apollo in Chennai.

20 Dec 2017


RK Nagar bypoll: Will this decide Jayalalithaa's successor?

Campaigning for the crucial bypoll in Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) constituency has ceased. Jayalalithaa's death in December'16 had necessitated the bypoll.

As SC hears case against Jallikattu, organizers plan IPL-style event

A year after Tamil Nadu witnessed violent protests over Jallikattu, the sport is all set to make a return, and how.

14 Dec 2017


Jisha rape-murder: Convict Ameer ul-Islam sentenced to death

Ameer ul-Islam, the convict in the Jisha rape-murder case of 2016, has been sentenced to death by a sessions court in Ernakulam, Kerala.

12 Dec 2017


Six get death sentence for brutal Tamil Nadu 'honor killing'

More than 1.5 years after murdering a Dalit youth in full public view, six persons in Tamil Nadu have been sentenced to death for the 'honor killing'.

12 Dec 2017


Jisha rape-murder: Kerala court finds sole accused guilty

On 12th December, a sessions court in Kerala has held the sole accused in the Jisha rape case guilty.

11 Dec 2017

Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu police seize 200kg of ganja in Rameswaram

In a major bust, police in Tamil Nadu have seized 200 kilos of ganja worth Rs. 1cr from a cart at Sundaramudayan near Rameswaram.

05 Dec 2017


Who will inherit Jayalalithaa's property?

A year has passed since AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa died. However, legal battles over who will inherit what have just begun.

01 Dec 2017


Cyclone Ockhi: At least 80 fishermen missing from Kerala, TN

At least 80 fishermen are missing since Cyclone Ockhi hit coastal TN and Kerala yesterday. Eight have been confirmed dead in these states.

30 Nov 2017


Cyclone alert for Lakshadweep, heavy rains likely in TN, Kerala

As a depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified, the IMD has issued a cyclone alert for Lakshadweep.

29 Nov 2017


Controversy after video of students cleaning school toilet goes viral

A government school in Tamil Nadu has created a furore after a video purportedly showing its students scrubbing the toilet floors went viral.

28 Nov 2017


Human rights violation of Tihar prisoners under Delhi HC scanner

Tihar jail is under scanner again, this time for grossly violating the fundamental, human and legal rights of its prisoners.

18 Nov 2017

Sasikala Natarajan

I-T department raids late Jayalalithaa's house

The Income Tax department conducted a raid at late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence despite protests by AIADMK members.

16 Nov 2017

Sasikala Natarajan

Jaya TV I-T raids: 28-year-old Vivek Jayaraman under scrutiny

Sasikala's 28-year-old nephew, Vivek Jayaraman is the youngest "big fish" that the I-T department is after.

14 Nov 2017


Chennai: Man sets girl on fire for rejecting his proposal

In a shocking incident, a man in Chennai set on fire a 22-year-old girl allegedly for refusing his advances.

02 Nov 2017

Arvind Kejriwal

Kamal Haasan: You can't say there is no Hindu terror

Actor Kamal Haasan, who plans on taking the political plunge, slammed Hindu terror, claiming it's not a new phenomenon.

27 Oct 2017


Madras HC refuses to ban Vijay's controversial 'Mersal'

The Madras HC has dismissed a petition seeking a ban on Vijay's controversial film 'Mersal', which made headlines over its "criticism" of the GST.

20 Oct 2017


BJP condemns Vijay's film Mersal for mocking GST, Digital India

Tamil Nadu BJP's state president Tamilisai Soundararajan has raised objections to some scenes in Vijay-starrer Mersal. She asked that these scenes, which mock Modi government's Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Digital India, be removed.

20 Oct 2017


Chennai multiplexes and moviegoers hit hard by double taxation

Cinema halls and moviegoers in Chennai couldn't have had it worse. With GST and the local entertainment tax, the tariff on movie tickets has risen to 53% in some cases.

19 Oct 2017

Kamal Haasan

Police complaint against Kamal Haasan for questioning govt-backed Nilavembu

A police complaint has been filed against Kamal Haasan for his comments on 'Nilavembu Kudineer', an anti-dengue drug that is being pushed by the Tamil Nadu government.

16 Oct 2017


Indian 12-year-old to get an international prize for spreading education

A 12-year-old kid in a nomadic community of Tamil Nadu has made India proud, but more importantly, has brought about a radical change: he brought education to 25 children like him.

06 Oct 2017


Sasikala granted five-day parole, to visit sick husband in Chennai

Sasikala, who has obtained a five-day parole to visit her sick 74-year-old husband in a Chennai hospital, will leave her Bengaluru prison today.

03 Oct 2017


RBI to print new Rs. 100 notes from April 2018

After redesigning the Rs. 500 notes, the Reserve Bank of India will soon introduce new Rs. 100 currency notes.

02 Oct 2017


Sasikala applies for 15-day parole to visit ailing husband

On 2nd October, Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala applied for a 15-day parole from Bengaluru's Parapana Agrahara prison to meet her critically ill husband, said her nephew and sidelined party leader TTV Dhinakaran.

30 Sep 2017


President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new Governors for five states

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and Meghalaya.

28 Sep 2017


Medical report: 'When admitted, Jayalalithaa was drowsy but could talk'

The first medical report filed on 22 September'16 in Chennai's Apollo Hospital reportedly says AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa was drowsy and had difficulty breathing but could speak, when she was brought in.

23 Sep 2017


We all lied about Jayalalithaa's health: TN forest Minister

Tamil Nadu Minister for Forests C. Sreenivasan apologized for "lying" to the people about the late CM J. Jayalalithaa's health when she was in the hospital.

22 Sep 2017


Kamal Haasan finally confirms political plans!

After widespread speculations about Kamal Haasan joining politics, the superstar has finally given a clear indication: if polls are held in Tamil Nadu within 100 days, he said, "I'll be there".

21 Sep 2017


Kejriwal to meet Kamal Haasan: A new alliance in making?

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal recently met superstar Kamal Haasan in Chennai.