01 Nov 2020
Tamil Nadu: Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu, 72, dies due to COVID-19
Tamil Nadu's Minister for Agriculture, R Doraikkannu, passed away on Saturday after battling COVID-19. The 72-year-old leader breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai.
28 Aug 2019
TN government launches TV channel for students preparing for JEE
In a bid to promote and boost education among all, the Tamil Nadu government launched an exclusive educational television channel called Kalvi Tholaikkaatchi (Education TV).
19 Feb 2019
AIADMK and PMK join hands ahead of Lok Sabha polls
Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK announced a poll alliance with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) today and allotted seven Lok Sabha seats to it for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.
18 Dec 2018
Plastic manufacturers move Madras HC against government's plastic ban order
The Tamil Nadu Plastics Manufacturer's Association (TNPMA) moved the Madras High Court today seeking to quash a government order banning plastic, which would come into effect on January 1.
15 Dec 2018
Salem-Chennai Expressway plan has 89% takers, says K Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the land acquisition proceedings for the Salem-Chennai Expressway project was not opposed by as many as 89% of the people.
30 Nov 2018
Madras HC stays defamation case proceedings against DMK chief Stalin
The Madras High Court has stayed proceedings in a criminal defamation case against DMK president M K Stalin over certain remarks made by him against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in September.
18 Nov 2018
Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja death toll rises to 45
The toll in cyclone Gaja has touched 45, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday, appealing to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities.
16 Nov 2018
Cyclone 'Gaja' claims 11 lives in TN, says CM Palaniswami
Severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja', which crossed Tamil Nadu's coast early today, has claimed 11 lives, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.
15 Nov 2018
AIADMK launches TV channel 'News J' to take on rivals
The ruling AIADMK launched 'News J', a Tamil TV channel, to take on propaganda against it by its rivals.
31 Oct 2018
TN: Disqualified MLAs asked to vacate hostel rooms, pay rent
Post the disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators, their rooms at the MLA Hostel in Chennai have been sealed and the individuals asked to settle pending dues.
27 Oct 2018
Dreams of those who wanted to break AIADMK shattered: Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said the dreams of those who tried to break the AIADMK and come to power have been shattered following the Madras High Court verdict upholding the disqualification of 18 MLAs.
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.
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.
20 Aug 2018
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.
14 Jul 2018
TN opposes Higher Education Bill; says no to scrapping UGC
The Tamil Nadu government today strongly opposed the Center's draft Bill on setting up a Higher Education Commission and wanted the existing arrangement with the University Grants Commission at the helm to continue.
25 Jun 2018
SC to hear on plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea on June 27 filed by 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs seeking transfer of their case from the Madras High Court to the apex court after the split verdict by the High Court on June 14.
20 Jun 2018
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.
10 Jun 2018
Sasikala's estranged brother Dhivakaran launches 'Anna Dravidar Kazhagam' political party
The estranged brother of deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, V Dhivakaran, today launched his political party "Anna Dravidar Kazhagam", named after Dravidian veteran CN Annadurai in Tamil Nadu's Mannargudi.
05 Jun 2018
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.
03 Jun 2018
Woman held for making derogatory remarks against TN CM Palaniswami
A 24-year-old woman, Surya Devi, was arrested today for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan in a video posted on social networking sites, police said.
17 May 2018
Tamil Nadu: Government to offer UG engineering courses in Anna-University
Tamil Nadu government today introduced four undergraduate (UG) engineering courses in three zonal campuses of state-run Anna University.
07 May 2018
Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for Jaya memorial 'mandapam'
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today laid the foundation stone for a memorial "mandapam" of late J Jayalalithaa in Chennai abutting her burial site on the Marina beachfront.
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.'
10 Mar 2018
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.
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.
18 Aug 2017
TN CM Palaniswami orders judicial probe on Jayalalithaa's death
Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami has ordered a judicial probe on former CM and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's widely-speculated-about death.
04 Jul 2017
Mystery continues: After guard's murder, Jayalalithaa's estate accountant found dead
The chain of events following former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's death has become even more mysterious. Another person associated with her was found hanging, the second death in two months.