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25 Sep 2018

Indian Penal Code

TN court acquits 9 Veerappan men in Rajkumar kidnap case

Eighteen years after late Kannada superstar Rajkumar was kidnapped by slain forest brigand Veerappan, his nine associates involved in the abduction were acquitted today by a Tamil Nadu court.

25 Sep 2018


Rajiv Gandhi's assassin's mother meets TN Governor, seeks son's release

The mother of AG Perarivalan, who's one of the seven assassins of Rajiv Gandhi, met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday to seek her son's release.

23 Sep 2018

Sri Lanka

TN: DMK to stage state-wide protests to 'condemn' AIADMK

Opposition party DMK in Tamil Nadu today announced it would stage state-wide protests to 'condemn' the ruling AIADMK for getting involved in corruption, and not focusing on public welfare.

23 Sep 2018


AIADMK MLA Karunas arrested over provocative remarks

AIADMK MLA S Karunas was arrested from his residence in Chennai today over some alleged provocative remarks he made at a recent public meeting.

22 Sep 2018


Wife stops talking, man goes berserk, sets afire car, building

Upset over his wife having stopped talking to him, a man allegedly got drunk and set afire a car, a building, and two-wheelers near Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, police said today.

21 Sep 2018


IndiGo bus carrying 50 passengers catches fire at Chennai airport

A bus belonging to IndiGo airline caught fire at the airport in Chennai, Tamil Nadu while ferrying passengers of a domestic inbound flight, according to airport officials.

16 Sep 2018


TN BJP leader calls police 'anti-Hindu' during Ganesh idol immersion

BJP National Secretary H Raja has waded into a controversy yet again, picking up a quarrel with police over an immersion procession of Lord Ganesh idols in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu.

TN: Lok Adalats settle over 70,000 cases on single day

National Lok Adalats held in Tamil Nadu disposed of over 40,000 pending and more than 30,000 pre-litigation cases on Saturday.

09 Sep 2018

Banwarilal Purohit

All colleges will have anti-ragging committees: TN Governor

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday chaired the ninth state-level monitoring committee meet to eradicate ragging in educational institutions and advised further strengthening of the mechanism.

08 Sep 2018


TN: College student climbs atop train, touches live wire, dies

A college student died of electrocution today after he climbed atop a train in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and touched the electric wire above it, police said.

08 Sep 2018


Three killed in explosion at cracker unit in TN

Three persons were killed and two others injured in an explosion at a fireworks unit in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu on Saturday, police said.

08 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Tamil Nadu: Yogendra Yadav detained, claims he was manhandled

Former Aam Aadmi Party leader and Swaraj Abhiyan chief, Yogendra Yadav was detained in Tamil Nadu today. He was to join the farmers' protest against the eight-lane Salem-Chennai Expressway.

06 Sep 2018


Brain-dead teen's liver transported from Tirunelveli to Coimbatore in 4hrs

The liver of a brain-dead teenage boy was transplanted to a needy patient in Coimbatore on Thursday, after the police created a green corridor for a distance of 350 km from Tirunelveli, enabling the organ to be transported within four hours.

SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal's order allowing Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in the state.

04 Sep 2018

Times of India

Student arrested, sent to judicial custody for raising anti-BJP slogans

In a rather shocking incident, a 28-year-old woman was arrested and sent to 15 days of judicial custody after she raised anti-BJP slogans on a Chennai-Thoothukudi flight which incidentally had Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on board.

Why hasn't Center thought of supplying GPS to fishermen: HC

The Madras High Court has directed the Center to file an affidavit explaining the steps taken by it to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing the international maritime boundary line and enter the Lankan waters.

29 Aug 2018


95% homes in South India have a TV: BARC India

The total TV penetration is highest in Southern India with 95% of homes in the five states owning a television set, a survey stated.

28 Aug 2018

MK Stalin

Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin elected DMK's 2nd ever President

An era had ended with the death of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, a new one has now begun with his son, MK Stalin, having taken up the mantle.

26 Aug 2018


Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Bay of Bengal in Chennai

The ashes of former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Bay of Bengal today, in the presence of top leaders of the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit.

26 Aug 2018


These quake-hit women in Maharashtra are setting new entrepreneurship goals

Women in Maharashtra's Latur and Osmanabad districts, which were hit by an earthquake 25 years ago, refused to be defeated by the catastrophe and took it as challenge to restore their houses and in turn became entrepreneurs.

25 Aug 2018


Tamil Nadu: Government lays foundation stone for Special Investment Region

The Tamil Nadu government today laid the foundation stone for developing a Special Investment Region (SIR) in Krishnagiri district, as part of its efforts to boost economic growth in northern parts of the state.

Sudden water-release from Tamil Nadu caused floods, Kerala tells SC

On Thursday, Kerala blamed Tamil Nadu's failure to control the release of water from the Mullaperiyar dam for the floods, which devastated the state, killing hundreds and ruining property worth thousands of crores.

23 Aug 2018


#TravelBytes: Top 5 places in India for history buffs

The Indian soil has witnessed countless dynasties come and go, innumerable wars, and many rulers- thus resulting in a plethora of historically and culturally significant townships, featuring historic ruins, monuments, temples, and more.

20 Aug 2018

Plastic Ban

Tamil Nadu hotels offer discounts to encourage customers shun plastic

To encourage customers to do away with plastic bags for carrying food parcels, hotels in Tamil Nadu have announced discounts to those who bring utensils.

20 Aug 2018


Kerala flood relief: Puducherry govt employees donate one day salary

The government employees in Puducherry, the Union Territory neighboring Tamil Nadu, have decided to contribute their one day salary to the Kerala flood relief fund.

19 Aug 2018


#KeralaFloods: TN devotees end Sabarimala pilgrimage in local Ayyappa temples

With heavy rains and floods making the famous hill shrine of Sabarimala in Kerala out of bounds, several Ayyappa devotees from Tamil Nadu chose to end their pilgrimage at local temples in Chennai and elsewhere in the state.

18 Aug 2018


TN: Nilgiris bride braves flooded river to rush for wedding

Undeterred by a flooded Moyar river, a 24-year old bride from a hilly hamlet on the slopes of the Nilgiris has undertaken a daunting ride on a coracle to reach the venue of her marriage.

Tamil Nadu: Commission probing Jayalalithaa's death summons three AIIMS doctors

The Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry, probing the death of former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's death, has summoned three AIIMS doctors, who examined her at Apollo Hospital (Chennai), to appear before it on August 23 and 24.

16 Aug 2018

South Indian Cinema

Biopic on Jayalalithaa to be launched on this date

The trend of biopics continues to be on the rise and next real-life personality to be immortalized on screen is former Tamil Nadu CM, J Jayalalithaa.

16 Aug 2018


Kerala hit by worst-ever flood, death toll rises to 72

Kerala is witnessing its worst-ever flood- 72 people have lost their lives, operations have been suspended at Kochi Airport till August 18, and trains cancelled on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil route.

15 Aug 2018


BJP dismisses charges of it trying to divide the DMK

The Tamil Nadu BJP today dismissed the charge that it was attempting to divide the DMK and said it had become a practice to blame the saffron party for any problem.

13 Aug 2018


Frenchman murdered by 'gay lover' in Tamil Nadu

The half-burnt body of a French tourist, wrapped in a gunny bag, was found in an irrigation channel in Avikkottai village of Thanjavur, TN police said today.

13 Aug 2018


Tamil Nadu: French tourist found murdered, one arrested

A 50-year-old French tourist was found murdered in Avikkottai village in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district, police said today.

13 Aug 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Kerala: Passports damaged in floods to be replaced for free

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday announced that passports damaged in floods in Kerala will be replaced free of cost by the government.

12 Aug 2018


After Karunanidhi's death, son Stalin rises to handle DMK's reins

As the only president of DMK, a towering leader of Tamil Nadu, and five-time Chief Minister of the state, M Karunanidhi, was laid to rest in Marina Beach, Chennai, last week, the responsibility of the party automatically fell on son MK Stalin's shoulders.

11 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

RaGa not given proper security during Chennai visit: TN Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi was not provided proper security when he was in Chennai to pay his last respects to DMK leader M Karunanidhi, the Tamil Nadu Congress unit alleged today demanding action against police officers responsible for the lapse.

11 Aug 2018


Madras HC reprimands CBSE for not issuing 'no homework' order

The Madras HC yesterday pulled up the CBSE for not issuing a circular to all affiliated schools to implement the court's recent order banning homework for students of Classes I and II.

09 Aug 2018

M Karunanidhi

Karunanidhi used films, command over Tamil to promote Dravidian ideology

M Karunanidhi used the medium of films and his command over Tamil language to reach out to people and promote the Dravidian ideology, according to two books related to the late DMK patriarch.

09 Aug 2018


How Google helped this Mumbai woman find her stolen smartphone

With quick thinking and some help from Google, a Mumbai woman managed to nab the man who had stolen her phone.

08 Aug 2018

M Karunanidhi

All you need to know about Karunanidhi's family

Kalaignar M Karunanidhi has left a legacy, and matching his charisma won't be easy for any of his six children.