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10 Jul 2018


NEET: Tamil students to get 196 extra-marks, fresh result-list soon

The Madras HC has come down heavily on the CBSE, ordering it to award 196 additional marks who took the NEET in Tamil.

09 Jul 2018


99-year-old retired-teacher molests 10-year-old-girl. Let's hang our heads in shame!

In what is sure to make you angry and compel you to ask questions about where society is headed, a 99-year-old retired headmaster of a government school was arrested for molesting a 10-year-old girl in Chennai.

08 Jul 2018


Modi-govt needs to shed 'obsession' with economic-growth: Economist Jean Dreze

The Narendra Modi government needs to shed its "obsession" with economic growth and take a broader view of what development is about, argues noted economist Jean Dreze.

04 Jul 2018

Madras High Court

'Why can't police be given a day's off?' asks Madras-HC

Madras High Court said the Tamil Nadu government should consider giving policemen a day's holiday in a week like every government servant is entitled to so that they too can spend time with their families.

29 Jun 2018


Gujarat's Dahod tops NITI's Delta rankings on 'aspirational districts'

Gujarat's Dahod district topped the first Delta ranking released today by NITI Aayog that captures incremental improvements of aspirational districts on health, education and other development parameters.

28 Jun 2018

Baba Ramdev

After Ramdev, Jaggi Vasudev supports Sterlite plant

In a rather strange development, spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev has voiced his support for Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. He said 'lynching large businesses is economic suicide'.

24 Jun 2018


Dreamt of title looking-at pictures of Miss-India winners: Meenakshi Chaudhary

Miss India first runner-up Meenakshi Chaudhary said she has been eyeing the title ever since she was a child and that all former beauty pageant winners inspired her to realize her dream.

23 Jun 2018


Actor Mansoor Ali Khan begins fast in prison against govt-project

Tamil film actor Mansoor Ali Khan, lodged in the central jail in Salem, today began a fast to protest against the multi-crore Chennai-Salem greenfield highway project, police said.

23 Jun 2018

Aadhaar Card

Madras-HC makes Aadhaar card compulsory for MBBS counselling in TN

The Madras HC today made it clear that Aadhaar card and its photocopy are compulsory during counseling to medical admissions in Tamil Nadu.

22 Jun 2018


Madras-HC angry at govt over solar fences in reserve forest

Madras HC reprimanded PWD and Forest department for allowing encroachers to put up solar-fences in the reserved forest and water-spread area in Tamil Nadu's Erode and Coimbatore districts and directed the forest department to take immediate steps to remove them.

21 Jun 2018

Lok Sabha

Discussed TN's political situation: Kamal Haasan after meeting Sonia Gandhi

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan today met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu.

20 Jun 2018

Madras High Court

Vedanta: Sulphuric acid leak in Thoothukudi is severe

In a petition to the Madras High Court, Vedanta Ltd. has said that a sulphuric acid leak at its Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi, which was initially reported as minor, is severe and could have potentially disastrous consequences for people, as well as the environment.

20 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

New AIIMS will come up near Madurai: TN CM Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the much-anticipated All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) facility will be set up at Thoppur near Madurai at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,500cr.

20 Jun 2018

Miss India

Meet Anukreethy Vas, winner of Femina Miss India 2018

The winner of 55th Femina Miss India World 2018 is Anukreethy Vas, a student from Tamil Nadu.

20 Jun 2018


Tamil Nadu girl Anukreethy Vas crowned Femina Miss India 2018

Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old college student from Tamil Nadu, has been crowned "fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018" in an extravagant ceremony held in Mumbai, hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana.

18 Jun 2018


What's 'ion-channel' called in Tamil? This group comes to help

A group of Tamil Nadu-based science enthusiasts, mostly researchers and communicators, have come together for a special purpose: they want to make science an easily-understandable subject.

18 Jun 2018


Two TN tourists drown while clicking selfies near Goa beaches

Two tourists from Tamil Nadu drowned in separate incidents while clicking selfies in the Arabian Sea near beaches in Goa.

16 Jun 2018

Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Perarivalan's mother seeks son's mercy killing

AG Perarivalan has been languishing in prison for the last 27 years for his alleged involvement in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination.

16 Jun 2018


Humanity just died: One-year-old girl raped and killed in Pune

A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a one-year-old girl before killing her in Loni Kalbhor area near Pune, police said yesterday.

16 Jun 2018


You could soon see your Royal Enfield getting built!

Are you interested in seeing how your Royal Enfield gets built? Well, this desire of yours may soon become a reality.

Fighting child sexual abuse: NCERT books may teach genital identification

In a bid to impart sex knowledge to kids and help them report incidents of abuse, the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) may include sections on genital identification, in the textbooks.

12 Jun 2018

Madras High Court

6 held for violence in Tuticorin anti-Sterlite-protests detained under NSA

The six people arrested on May 22 for their alleged involvement in the violence during anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin (TN) last month were yesterday detained under the National Security Act (NSA), police said.

Perarivalan, arrested for buying 9V battery 27-years-ago, still awaits justice

Today marks the 27th year of Perarivalan's wasted life, one he spent in Tamil Nadu jail for his alleged involvement in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

10 Jun 2018


Tamil Nadu: Six wagons of goods train derail; trains delayed

Six wagons of an empty goods train derailed in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district today, resulting in delays of some passenger trains.

10 Jun 2018


TN: Fishermen struggling in sea for over 2 hours rescued

Four fishermen struggling to stay afloat in rough seas for over two hours after their boat capsized off Kodiakarai coast in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam were rescued by other fishermen and brought ashore.

08 Jun 2018


Amidst tension, Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' opens partially in Karnataka

Amidst tight police presence yesterday, dozens of theaters and six multiplexes in Bengaluru finally screened Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's latest multilingual film 'Kaala'.

07 Jun 2018


TN: After Anitha, Prateebha, another girl ends life over NEET-failure

Deeply upset over her failure to clear the NEET examination, another girl allegedly committed suicide in Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu.

07 Jun 2018


Chennai: Man attempts to take lightning's photo on phone, dies

A 43-year-old man identified as HM Ramesh died, on Wednesday, after being struck by lightning as he attempted to click photographs of sparks in the sky on his mobile phone.

07 Jun 2018


IIT-Madras team's solar-powered system can convert plastic into fuel

Scientists from IIT Madras have developed a solar-powered system to convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel that can substitute diesel used in generators, furnaces, and engines.

07 Jun 2018


Karnataka loses 2,410 medical seats after MCI inspection

Lending a massive blow to Karnataka, the MCI has denied renewal sanctions to eight medical colleges in the state.

06 Jun 2018


Suicide over NEET failure sets TN politics on fire, again

Tamil Nadu (TN) is witnessing yet another turmoil. After the Cauvery protests and Sterlite violence, it's NEET that has set the state's politics on fire.

05 Jun 2018


Daughter of agricultural-laborer ends life after failing to clear NEET

A 19-year-old daughter of an agricultural laborer allegedly committed suicide in Senji town of Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district as she was unable to clear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in her second attempt, the police said.

05 Jun 2018

Plastic Ban

Tamil Nadu announces ban on plastic items, effective from 2019

On "International Environment Day", the Tamil Nadu Government announced a ban on the use of plastic items, including non-biodegradable bags, from January 2019 to "gift a plastic-free" state to future generations.

TN Govt announces release of 67 lifers; DMK welcomes move

To commemorate the birth centenary of former Tamil Nadu CM, MG Ramachandran, the state government today announced the premature release of 67 life convicts who have completed 10 years of imprisonment on February 25.

04 Jun 2018


Monsoon showers to hit Maharashtra, Goa; possible flooding in Kerala

Monsoon is likely to hit Maharashtra and Goa in the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

04 Jun 2018


Film Federation urges SIFCC to release Rajnikanth's 'Kaala' in Karnataka

Film Federation of India has urged the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) to uplift the ban on the release of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming movie "Kaala" in Karnataka.

03 Jun 2018


Facebook to launch digital literacy program for Indian women

Social networking giant, Facebook has announced a partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW), wherein they'll launch a digital literacy program for women in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).

03 Jun 2018


Actress Sangeetha, allegedly involved in prostitution, arrested from Chennai resort

Popular Tamil actress Sangeetha has been arrested from a Chennai resort for her alleged involvement in a prostitution ring.

03 Jun 2018

United Nations (UN)

Tuticorin: UN experts condemn police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters

A team of United Nations experts has condemned police firing on agitators during the anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin on May 22.