Tamil Nadu News

No differences within faction, clarifies Panneerselvam
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 19 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday announced that there are no differences within the faction and the party will carry forward on the path of MGR and 'Amma'. Read Full Story

All demands must be fulfilled before any merger: AIADMK's OPS faction
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 19 : K.P. Munnuswamy of the OPS faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIAMDK) on Saturday said that all demands must be fulfilled before any talks of a merger with the OPS faction of the party take place. Read Full Story

TN fisheries dept. takes action against 22 mechanised boats
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 19 : The Tamil Nadu fisheries department on Saturday took action against 22 mechanised boats belonging to Rameswarm for using banned double nets for fishing activity. Read Full Story

'Mersal' becomes 1st Tamil film with special Twitter emoji
New Delhi , August 18 : Twitter has become an integral part of an overall film experience for movie fans in India and around the world. Read Full Story

SC directs Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23
New Delhi August 18 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for an interrogation on August 23, in connection with INX media Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance case. Read Full Story

BJP backs probe into Jayalalithaa's death
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday backed probe into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

BJP mocks TN Commission over Jayalalithaa's death
New Delhi , August 17 : Mocking the Tamil Nadu Commission for constituting probe on former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa death, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday stated that there should be prima facie or evidence, on basis of which, the probe can take place. Read Full Story

No point setting up inquiry commission on Jayalalithaa's death: Deepa Jayakumar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug 17 : Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Thursday asserted that there is no point setting up an inquiry commission to probe the death of the former and requested the Centre to constitute a CBI inquiry on the same. Read Full Story

Apollo Hospital welcomes TN CM move to probe Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug 17 : The Apollo Hospital of Tamil Nadu on Thursday backed state government's decision to set up a committee to inquire into death of former late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, saying that it is a good move. Read Full Story

TN CM orders judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 17 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami on Thursday ordered a judicial probe into the death of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

100 kg of sea cucumber seized in Rameswaram
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , August 17 : The Coastal Marine Police on Thursday seized a total of 100 kg of sea cucumber worth Rs. 5 lakh here. Read Full Story

AIADMK mouthpiece editor dismissed for his article on Centre, PM Modi
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 16 : The editor of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) newspaper Namadhu MGR, Marudhu Alaguraj, has been removed as he acted against the policies of the institution. Read Full Story

NEET Exams: TN students move to SC, seek start of counselling soon
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 16 : The medical students from Tamil Nadu moved to the Supreme Court seeking directive for the state government to start medical counselling soon. Read Full Story

FERA case against Dinakaran adjourned till August 28
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 16 : The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (Amma) faction leader T.T.V. Dinakaran in Chennai's Allikulam Court has been adjourned till August 28. Read Full Story

DMK president Karunanidhi admitted to hospital for endoscopic procedure
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 16 : Chennai's opposition party's, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), president M. Karunanidhi has been admitted to the Kauvery Hospital, on Wednesday for an endoscopic procedure, in Chennai. Read Full Story

AIADMK must follow path of MGR, Jayalalithaa and Sasikala's ideology: Dinakaran
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) , August 14 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Monday said that if party general secretary V. K. Sasikala wanted she could have been the general secretary of party the day Jayalalithaa died, and appealed to party cadres to take the party in the path of MGR, Jayalalithaa and Sasikala's ideology. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu gives Rs 20 lakh as compensation to kin of Sepoy Ilayaraja
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug 14 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Monday announced compensation of Rs 20 lakh to kin of Sepoy Ilayaraja who lost his life in Shopian encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Ministry of Culture organizes Sankalp Se Siddhi Programme in Coimbatore
Coimbatore, Aug 12: To take forward the initiative of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for a New India movement from 2017 - 2022, a Sankalp Se Siddhi (Attainment through Resolve) Programme was organized at Sri Ramalinga Sowdambigai College of Science and Commerce, Onappalayam, Coimbatore on 12 August, 2017. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma graced the occasion. Read Full Story

AIADMK merger issue: Apt word for Dinakaran is '420', says TN CM
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) , August 11 : Taking a dig at All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy on Friday said that the apt word for the former would be "420". Read Full Story

TN BJP supports AIADMK factions' merger
New Delhi , August 11 : Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday said that union of both factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) may produce a corruption-free government, as their division is affecting the overall functioning of the state. Read Full Story

Kajol urges fans to see 'VIP 2' in new Instagram video
New Delhi , August 11 : Kajol is all set to make a comeback in the Tamil film industry with 'VIP 2' after 1997's 'Minsara Kanavu' in which she shared screen space with Arvind Swamy and Prabhu Deva. Read Full Story

Installation of CCTV Cameras at Chennai and Madurai Airports
New Delhi, Aug 10: An additional requirement of 400 and 57 CCTV cameras respectively, has been assessed by Airports Authority of India (AAI) for Chennai and Madurai airports. 651 CCTV cameras are presently installed at Chennai airport in and 41at Madurai airport. Read Full Story

Merger of AIADMK factions just a speculation, says Swamy
New Delhi , Aug. 10 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday opined that the merger of the two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is only a speculation and that there is no substance in it. Read Full Story

OPS, EPS merger likely, Jayakumar expresses confidence
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 10 : Tamil Nadu minister D. Jayakumar on Thursday expressed confidence over the merger of the two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and said he hopes it happens soon. Read Full Story

12 Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , August 10 : As many as 12 Indian fishermen, along with two boats, were apprehended near Delft Island by the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday early morning. Read Full Story

Tamil, Gujarati online dictionaries launched by Oxford Dictionaries
New Delhi , Aug 9 : Tamil and Gujarati have joined Hindi to become the second and third Indian languages as part of Oxford Dictionaries' global languages initiative. Read Full Story

Lankan Navy's unwarranted action against Indian fishermen unacceptable: TN CM to PM Modi
New Delhi , Aug 09 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to address alarming increase in the number of attacks against Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen announce indefinite strike from today
Pudukottai [Tamil Nadu], Aug. 9 : In Tamil Nadu, fishermen in Pudukottai district announced indefinite strike from today urging immediate release of fishermen and their boats by Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Nine Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy
Pudukkottai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug 8 : Nine Indian fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy along with two boats from the Palk Strait area. Read Full Story

BJP's Poonam Mahajan meets Rajinikanth, fuels 'political entry' speculations
New Delhi , Aug 7 : Fuelling speculation of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's possible entry into politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha national president Poonam Mahajan visited his residence in Chennai on Sunday. Read Full Story

Congratulate Venkaiah Naidu on behalf of Chinamma: T.T.V Dinakaran
New Delhi Aug 5 : Hours after M. Venkaiah Naidu was elected as the 13th Vice President of India, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V Dinakaran and former chief minister O. Panneerselvam expressed their confidence and happiness over his win on Saturday. Read Full Story

Working towards AIADMK merger, good news soon: Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) August 4 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Friday assured that the party is working towards the merger faction, adding it could even take place before October 17. Read Full Story

Karti Chidambaram moves Madras HC asking if any lookout notice issued against him
New Delhi , Aug 4 : Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P. Chidambaram, on Friday moved to the Madras High Court asking if any look out notice is issued against him. Read Full Story

Will cooperate in investigation: TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug. 03 : After appearing before the Income Tax (I-T) wing here, Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar on Thursday said he extended full cooperation in the investigation and will continue to do so. Read Full Story

Madras HC serves notice on TN CM, 4 Ministers on AIADMK worker's PIL
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug 3 : The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court's on Thursday served a notice on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and four other Ministers in connection with a Public-Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) worker. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves construction of double railway line between Chennai- Kanyakumari
New Delhi , August 2 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Income Tax Dept. freezes TN Health Minister's assets
Pudukottai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug. 02 : State Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar's 100-acre land and a stone quarry have been frozen by the sub-registrar in Pudukottai district on Wednesday, following the order of the Income Tax (I-T) department. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin
New Delhi, August 2: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli
New Delhi, August 2: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Dhanush Kajol's 'VIP 2' to release on August 11
New Delhi , Aug 01 : Putting rumors to rest, lead actor Dhanush has finally revealed the release date of his highly anticipated upcoming movie Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 or VIP 2. Read Full Story

Modernisation of Small Airports in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, August 1: Development and Modernisation of airports is a continuous process which is undertaken by Airports Authority of India (AAI) from time to time depending upon traffic demand, availability of land and resources, grant of environmental clearance, NOC's from various regulatory authorities, etc. Read Full Story

FERA case: Dinakaran believes law will do justice with him
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug. 01 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, after appearing before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court here in the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case, said on Tuesday he believes he will get justice as he has strong belief in law. Read Full Story

Dinakaran appears before Chennai court in FERA case
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug. 01 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday appeared before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court here in the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case. Read Full Story

NEET 2017: Madras HC directs TN Govt. to immediately conduct medical admissions
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) , July 31 : In a massive relief for CBSE students, the Madras High Court on Monday upheld its single judge ruling that cancelled the government's order which allowed 85 percent reservation for state board students in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). Read Full Story

Arun Jaitley pays tribute at Jaya Memorial
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 30 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday visited Jaya Memorial in Chennai and paid tributes. Read Full Story

Ramya Pranjali Tanna signed by Suneet Vohra's BrickBat films in a 3-film deal for Tamil remake of Baghban
Mumbai, Maharasthra, July 29, 2017 : Director and producer Suneet Vohra today signed on Mumbai-based actress Ramya Pranjali Tanna in a three-film deal for his Tamil-Hindi remake of the original Ravi Chopra-directed Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Hema Malini starrer Baghban. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan addresses daughter Akshara regarding rumours of religion change
New Delhi , July 28 : Recently, there were reports that Akshara Haasan, younger daughter of Kamal Haasan, has changed her religion and converted to Buddhism. Read Full Story

TN: PM Modi flags off weekly express train at Rameswaram
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the weekly express train Shraddha Sethu Express in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram. Read Full Story

Narendra Modi inaugurated Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at Rameswaram
Chennai, July 27: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at Rameswaram. He unveiled a statue of Dr. Kalam, and offered floral tributes at Kalam Sthal. The Prime Minister also briefly interacted with the family members of Dr. Kalam. Read Full Story

Preliminary text of PM Modi's speech at the public meeting in Rameswaram
Chennai, July 27: Rameshwaram is the land which has shown the way to the spiritual life of the country as a light house for thousands of years. And in this century Rameshwaram will also be known for one more reason - for providing this country a diligent scientist, a motivational teacher, an intelligent thinker and a great President in the form of Abdul Kalam ji. Read Full Story

Sasikala jail perk row: DG Rao to initiate civil, criminal proceedings against DIG Roopa
New Delhi , July 27 : A day after a legal notice was served to former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa for defaming Director General (Prisons) G. Sathyanarayan Rao, the latter's lawyer on Thursday stated that they would initiate civil and criminal proceedings in this matter. Read Full Story

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is possible with just attitude, karma': Venkaiah Naidu
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) July 27 : National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Vice presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is Possible with Just Attitude and Karma'. Read Full Story

TN CM requests PM Modi to seek immediate release of detained Indian fishermen, boats
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate action for the release of 75 Indian fishermen and 149 boats in Sri Lanka's custody. Read Full Story

"Sacred" Rameswaram gave India one of its most famous sons: PM Modi
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Rameswaram has a vital place in the Indian history and added that this "sacred" land has given India one of its most famous sons Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Read Full Story

MK Stalin detained on his way to Salem
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President M.K Stalin on Thursday was detained on his way to Salem near Kaniyur Toll Plaza, as he was to take part in a protest. Read Full Story

PM Modi inaugurates Kalam Memorial in Tamil Nadu
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram here on Thursday. Read Full Story

PM to inaugurate Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial
New Delhi, July 26: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial at Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram, tomorrow (27.07.2017) at 11.30 AM. The Prime Minister will hoist the National flag at the memorial, designed and built by DRDO. Read Full Story

Madras HC -Vande Mataram row: Congress frowns over involvement of judiciary
New Delhi , July 26 : With the Madras High Court making singing of Vande- Matarm compulsory in schools across Tamil Nadu, the Congress on Wednesday said that the Judiciary should not involve itself in non-adjudicatory issues. Read Full Story

Vande Mataram row: BJP backs Madras HC ruling, refers it as 'good thought'
New Delhi , July 25 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday backed the ruling of the Madras High Court making Vande Mataram complusory to sing once in a week and said it is a good thought and people should not have any problem practising it. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol bribery case: Delhi court reserves order on bail plea of middleman
New Delhi , July 25 : The Tis Hazari Court here has reserved order on bail plea of the alleged middleman in All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) election symbol bribery case for July 29. Read Full Story


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