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Cauvery issue: Tamil outfit warns of protests against IPL matches

Opposition to IPL matches to be held in Chennai intensified today with a pro-Tamil outfit agitating over Cauvery issue threatened to hold protests outside the game venue tomorrow.

Cauvery protests: Dhinakaran urges Chennai fans to boycott IPL matches

AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Friday appealed to cricket lovers to shun IPL matches scheduled to be held in Chennai to "strengthen the voice of farmers" seeking setting up of the Cauvery Management Board.

05 Apr 2018


TN fishermen injured in attack by Lankan navy personnel

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen from Nagapattinam district were injured in an attack by Sri Lankan navy personnel off the Vedaranyam coast, a Fisheries Department official said.

03 Apr 2018


KSRTC stalls Bengaluru-Coimbatore morning bus services

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has stalled the morning bus services in the sector connecting state capital Bengaluru with Coimbatore, after protests in Tamil Nadu (TN) started gaining steam.

02 Apr 2018


Cauvery Management Board: Over 200 DMK workers detained for protesting

Tamil Nadu Police today detained about 200 DMK workers in Chennai.

01 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Rights violation of death-row convicts: SC seeks 10 DGPs' response

The SC has sought a response from Director General of Police (Prisons) of 10 states on the issue of the alleged violation of human rights of prisoners awarded death sentence.

25 Mar 2018


Tamil Nadu's maiden UDAN flight takes off from Salem

Almost seven years later, flight services between Salem and Chennai were resumed on Sunday under the Centre's regional connectivity scheme 'UDAN.'

23 Mar 2018

West Bengal

SC asks 12 states why they have not appointed Lokayukta

The Supreme Court today asked the Chief Secretaries of 12 states to specify why they have not appointed a Lokayukta.

21 Mar 2018


Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at BJP district chief's house

Miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the residence of a BJP functionary in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu early on Wednesday but no one was injured, police said.

21 Mar 2018


Petrol bombs hurled at BJP leader's house in Coimbatore

Unnamed miscreants attacked BJP leader CR Nandakumar's house in Coimbatore (TN) early this morning, who poured fuel on his car and then hurled projectiles.

20 Mar 2018


Sasikala granted 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral

Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was on Tuesday granted a parole for 15 days by prison authorities to attend her husband's funeral who passed away earlier today.

20 Mar 2018

H Raja

Statue vandalism: Another Periyar statue damaged in Tamil Nadu

A statue of social reformer and Dravidian movement icon EV Ramasamy, popularly known as "Periyar", was found damaged in a village on Tuesday, the latest in a series of vandalism incidents.

18 Mar 2018


TN: Automobile spare parts worth lakhs gutted in godown fire

Automobile spare parts worth lakhs were gutted in a godown fire that broke out in a two-storey building in Tamil Nadu's Salem district on Sunday.

17 Mar 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Gadkari: Drinking water from sea soon at 5 paise/litre

Addressing the inaugural session of the Nadi Mahotsav at Bandrabhan, Madhya Pradesh, Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari said that India would soon get potable water from the sea at 5 paise per litre.

16 Mar 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai airport on high alert after bomb threat call

Officials at the Chennai International airport were put on high alert on Friday following a bomb threat call to an airline, hours before the arrival of the Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to the Tamil Nadu capital.

15 Mar 2018


Chennai has fastest fixed broadband download speed in India: Report

According to a report by global speed test service Ookla, Chennai has the fastest fixed broadband download speed in India at 32.67 Mbps.

14 Mar 2018


Madurai: Prayer homes of Pentecostal Church attacked at 2 areas

Prayer homes of the Pentecostal church were attacked at two places in Madurai, allegedly by members of the Hindu Munnani.

12 Mar 2018

Indian Air Force

Tamil Nadu: Atleast 9 killed in forest fire, many trapped

At least nine trekkers were killed when a forest fire broke out in the Kurangani hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu (TN) yesterday.

Water Resources Ministry's "Cauvery issue" meeting is "eye-wash": DMK's Stalin

Tamil Nadu's main opposition party DMK described as an "eye-wash" a meeting convened by Union Water Resources Ministry with stakeholder states on Cauvery issue yesterday.

Bengaluru: NHRC issues notice to jail authorities over convict's suicide

Taking suo motu cognizance of a convict's alleged suicide inside Bengaluru's Parapana Agrahara Central Prison last month, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to Karnataka IG (Prisons) seeking a detailed report on the incident within six weeks.

09 Mar 2018


Chennai: 23kg of smuggled gold seized, 4 arrested

The Chennai team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 23.1 kg of gold smuggled into India from Sri Lanka at Egmore Railway Station.

08 Mar 2018

Road Accidents

TN: Pregnant woman falls as cop kicks bike, dies

In a disturbing incident, a pregnant woman in Tiruchirappalli (TN) died after falling from a motorcycle when a police officer kicked the bike.

08 Mar 2018

Delhi Police

Statue vandalism wars: Security tightened around key statues in Delhi

In the wake of desecration of statues of communist icon Vladmir Lenin and Dravidian movement founder EV Ramasamy Periyar, Delhi Police has tightened security around key statues in the national capital as a precautionary measure.

07 Mar 2018


Kolkata: Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee's statue vandalized

A statue of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was vandalized on Wednesday by unidentified men in south Kolkata, police said.

05 Mar 2018


Tamil Nadu: College lecturer, father commit suicide

A private college lecturer and his father allegedly committed suicide in front of a Tamil Nadu college over its decision to postpone regularization of his service over a pending dispute with his newly married wife.

03 Mar 2018


Madurai: Criminals gunned down in encounter; SP denies "fake-encounter" charge

A day after two history-sheeters were shot dead in an "encounter" in Tamil Nadu's Madurai, a top police official rejected the charge that they were killed after being arrested.

02 Mar 2018

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan: His party doesn't believe in prohibition or freebies

When he launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" last week, superstar Kamal Haasan shied away from taking a stand on issues. However, now, Haasan has made his party's stance clear on two pertinent issues prevalent in Tamil Nadu: giving out freebies and alcohol prohibition.

01 Mar 2018


Tamil Nadu government unveils 24-hour helpline for students

Tamil Nadu Government today said a 24-hour helpline has been set up for the first time in the country that would provide information on education and offer guidance to students.

01 Mar 2018


India to witness intense summer, temperatures already at a high

Indians, brace for a particularly intense summer this time. Met officials have warned that temperatures in many places in the north, west and center can increase from the normal by over 1 degree Celsius.

26 Feb 2018


BSNL to roll out 4G services in 10 telecom circles

State owned telecom firm BSNL today signed a pact with Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia to roll out 4G services in 10 telecom circles covering Western and Southern regions in India.

25 Feb 2018


Of superstardom and controversies: Lesser-known facts about Sridevi

Bollywood superstar Sridevi, known for films like Chandni, Sadma, Mr. India and Himmatwala, unexpectedly passed away in Dubai late on Saturday.

24 Feb 2018


Chennai hospital now offers breast alteration surgeries for free

In a unique move, Tamil Nadu has become possibly the world's first state to offer free breast alteration surgeries for both men and women.

23 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to launch Amma Two-wheeler scheme in Chennai tomorrow

PM Modi will be visiting Chennai on Saturday to mark the inauguration of the AIADMK government's ambitious scheme of providing 50 per cent subsidy to working women to buy two-wheelers.

Rajinikanth's wife directed to repay debt worth Rs. 6.20 crore

In a major setback to Rajinikanth and his family, the Supreme Court's verdict in the 'Kochadaiiyaan' selling rights case has not come out in their favor.

16 Feb 2018


Cauvery-dispute: SC orders Karnataka to release 177.25tmcft water to TN

Delivering its judgement in the 125-year-old Cauvery dispute, the Supreme Court has ordered Karnataka to release 177.25tmcft of water to Tamil Nadu (TN) instead of 192tmcft.

12 Feb 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Haasan rules out alliance with Rajinikanth over his saffron politics

Speaking at Harvard University during the launch of his website, veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who is on the verge of officially entering electoral politics, ruled out tie-ups with Rajinikanth because the latter's politics has a "hue of saffron".

08 Feb 2018


As 'Internet Saathi' reaches TN, state bats for Google Center

Google has taken its 'Internet Saathi' program to Tamil Nadu (TN), aiming to cover 4,000 villages across six districts in Phase I.

27 Jan 2018


Karnataka CM launches mobile Indira canteens in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recently flagged off 24 mobile Indira Canteens. The canteens were launched to make the state hunger-free by serving food to the poor at subsidized rates.

13 Jan 2018


National-level boxer shot dead, body found in Greater Noida flat

In a shocking case of gruesome murder, a 27-year-old boxer was found lying in a pool of blood in his apartment in Greater Noida.