Tamil Nadu News

TN: Protesters attempt to parcel sanitary napkins to PM, FM in protest over 12 percent GST
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , July 22 : A new form of protest was witnessed in Coimbatore, when members of the Revolutionary Youth Front attempted to parcel sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as a sign of agitation against the levying of 12 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on it. Read Full Story

Lankan Navy apprehends eight TN fishermen
New Delhi , July 22 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday apprehended eight Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island. Read Full Story

No one can lower status of constitutional authority: Kiran Bedi on Hitler poster
Puducherry , July 21 : Miffed with a poster that projected her as German dictator Adolf Hitler, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday said no one has the right to spoil the image of an officer. Read Full Story

Narayanasamy denies link with Kiran Bedi's 'Hitler' posters
Puducherry , July 21 : Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Friday denied any link with the posters that portrayed Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi as German dictator Adolf Hitler. Read Full Story

SC dismisses Dinakaran's plea challenging Madras HC order in FERA case
New Delhi , July 21 : The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the plea filed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran seeking relief and challenging the Madras High Court order against him in Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case. Read Full Story

Madras HC adjourns Karti Chidambaram plea seeking quashing of CBI case against him
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 21 : The Madras High Court on Friday adjourned former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's petition that sought quashing of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR against him till July 28. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan slams TN Govt. over dengue cases, asks to work or move aside
New Delhi , July 21 : Actor Kamal Haasan took a dig at the Tamil Nadu Government over the growing menace of Dengue in the state and asked them to act on the same or move aside if they can't. Read Full Story

Karti Chidambaram moves Madras HC, seeks quashing of CBI case against him
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 21 : Son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, has moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case against him. Read Full Story

Kajol's VIP 2 release delayed
New Delhi , July 20 : After the 2014 hit Vellai Illa Pattadhari (VIP), the much-awaited sequel's release, which has Kajol on board, would be delayed by one month. Read Full Story

DMK passes resolution on fulfilling demands of the protesting farmers
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 20 : In a secretary meeting of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), headed by DMK chief M.K. Stalin, the party decided to pass the resolution of fulfilling the demands of the protesting farmers, here on Thursday. Read Full Story

DMK says AIADMK should demand NEET exemption before extending support to NDA VP nominee
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 20 : While apprising of conducting a human chain protest all across Tamil Nadu against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Thursday demanded that if the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is tendering its support to the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Vice-Presidential nominee, then it should also demand exemption from the medical entrance exam from the Centre. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Mango farmers install Covestro's Green House solar dryers for additional revenues
Chennai, July 20: Covestro, one of the world's largest polymer companies, along with Vivunes an organisation based at Chennai focused on green energy, has successfully helped an entire community of 70 farmers in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri find additional source of revenue. Read Full Story

TN MLAs salary hike an illegal inducement by Palaniswami: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 20 : After Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a 100 per cent salary hike for Tamil Nadu MLAs, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday called it an illegal inducement which smacks of arbitrariness. Read Full Story

TN MLAs salary hike row: JD (U) appears divided
New Delhi , July 20 : Janata Dal (United) (JDU) leader Sharad Yadav has supported the hike in the salaries of Tamil Nadu MLAs from Rs 55,000 to Rs 1.05 lakh per month, saying the cost of living is high for political leaders as well. Read Full Story

Palainswami speaks out against Haasan's wish to join politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 19 : With actor Kamal Haasan writing an eleven-line riddle signaling his entry into politics, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K. Palaniswami has expressed his dissent at the thought of the former joining politics and has challenged him to face him. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu MLAs salary hiked to over Rs. 1 lakh per month
New Delhi , July 19 : The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday hiked the salary of its MLA from Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 1,05,000 per month. Read Full Story

Supporting Meira Kumar in solidarity with joint opposition: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 18 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday said that the party was strongly backing Presidential candidate Meira Kumar, Read Full Story

'VIP treatment' for imprisoned Sasikala: DMK demands probe
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 18 : Following the allegations by Director General (Prisons) Roopa that AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was bribing her way through in Read Full Story

Panneerselvam hopes issues plaguing TN be resolved after Presidential polls
New Delhi , July 17 : As the Presidential polls are underway, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam said that he hoped the issues plaguing Tamil Nadu be resolved after the Presidential polls. Read Full Story

Delhi court to hear AIADMK's 'two leaves' bribery case today
New Delhi , July 17 : A Delhi court on Monday will continue hearing the AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol bribery case. Read Full Story

Fireman who died trying to douse bakery fire to be given relief from state fund: TN CM
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 16 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy has announced that the fireman, who died while attempting to douse the flames at a Chennai bakery, will be given relief from the Chief Minister's fund and his kin will be provided with a government job. Read Full Story

DMK for probe on Sasikala's VIP treatment in prison
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), July 16 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday asserted that a thorough probe is necessary regarding the alleged VIP treatment being provided to former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V. Sasikala, who is currently lodged in Parappana Agrahara central prison, over a corruption case. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan tweets on Big Boss row
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) July 15 : Kamal Hassan on late Friday night took to Twitter to clear his stand on the row on Tamil version of Bigg Boss, which is under fire of a Hindu outfit for diminishing Tamil culture. Read Full Story

No clean chit to Dinakaran: Delhi Police
New Delhi , July 14 : Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police (crime branch) Praveer Ranjan on Friday said that All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (Amma) faction leader TTV Dinakaran is not provided clean chit in RK Nagar bypoll bribery case. Read Full Story

No need to humiliate Sasikala: Swamy over AIADMK leader's VIP treatment
New Delhi , July 14 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday came out in support of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala over getting preferences in jail, asserting that punishment of being put in jail on a conviction is itself sufficient and there is no need to humiliate her. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan names assault victim: NCW to send notice to actor
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 14 : National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam on Friday said that a suo moto action will be taken against Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan for revealing the name of the Malayalam actress in front of the media, who was abducted and sexually assaulted in February. Read Full Story

DMK, CPI pooh-pooh Sasikala's 'comfort' in jail
New Delhi , July 14 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) have pooh-poohed the reported 'comfort' that former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala is getting in jail and said this shows how money can buy comforts in jail. Read Full Story

Tamil 'Bigg Boss' row created as Kamal Haasan is involved: Prez of TN film producer council
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), July 13, 2017: South actor Vishal, the president of Tamil Nadu film producer council, today said that the first season of 'Bigg Boss' Tamil has landed in soup because of Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan's involvement. Read Full Story

Another feather in the cap of TN Govt.: Stalin on Sasikala prison row
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 13 : Taking a jibe at former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala over reports of bribing jail officials for special treatment in the jail, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Thursday said that it is another feather in the cap of the Tamil Nadu Government. Read Full Story

VIP treatment in jail for Sasikala: DIG Roopa remains defiant, bats for inquiry
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 13 : DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa, who has levelled allegations of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V. Sasikala getting VIP treatment in the Parappana Agrahara central prison, on Thursday remained defiant and said she has no issue with an inquiry taking place into it. Read Full Story

Allegations in letter baseless: DG (Prisons) on Sasikala getting VIP treatment in jail
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 13 : Director General (Prisons) H.N. Satyanarayana Rao on Thursday categorically denied all the allegations levelled by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa in a report regarding former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V. Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara central prison as well as other ongoing illegal activities there. Read Full Story

Senior official claims Sasikala paid bribe to get VIP treatment in jail
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 13 : Amid the speculations of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V. Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara central prison where she is lodged in a corruption case, a report by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa has asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials, including the Director General (Prisons) in order to avail special facilities. Read Full Story

Seven Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy
Tamil Nadu , July 13 : Seven Indian fishermen along with two boats were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy near Neduntheevu Island in the Palk Strait area on Thursday morning. Read Full Story

In this nation, 'Bigg Boss' is as important as cricket: Kamal Haasan
Chennai [Tamil Nadu] , July 12 : Veteran actor and recently turned 'Bigg Boss Tamil' host Kamal Haasan, who has been in the firing line of Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK), feels that the reality show is as important cricket for the nation. Read Full Story

HMK demands arrest of Kamal Hassan, ban on 'Bigg Boss Tamil'
New Delhi , July 12 : Looks like veteran actor Kamal Haasan is under fire. Read Full Story

TN Police seize 500 kg of endangered sea cucumber
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , July 11 : The Tamil Nadu Police on Tuesday seized 500 kilograms of endangered sea cucumber from Rameswaram-Pudu road forest area. Read Full Story

Cow slaughter ban: SC upholds Madras High Court's stay
New Delhi , July 11 : The Supreme Court, while hearing a matter on a cow slaughter ban, said that Madras High Court's stay on the government's notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets is operational. Read Full Story

SG Ranjeet Kumar to look into TN trust vote case
New Delhi , July 11 : While hearing the Tamil Nadu trust vote case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday appointed Solicitor General Ranjeet Kumar to look into the matter. Read Full Story

TN cow trade body moves SC against Centre's cattle sale order
New Delhi , July 10 : A Tamil Nadu-based cow trade organization going by the name of Maattu Vyapaarigal Matrum Tholilalargal Sangam moved the Supreme Court on Monday against the Centre's new cattle trade rules. Read Full Story

Coimbatore: Body of two-day-old kept outside Govt. hospital for six hours
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , July 10 : A two-day-old baby, died of dengue, was carelessly kept outside the mortuary gate for more than six hours at Coimbatore government hospital. Read Full Story

Nomination, oath of Puducherry MLAs as per law: Kiran Bedi
Puducherry July 08 : Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi on Saturday said that the three Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) were nominated and administered oath as per the law. Read Full Story

Kiran Bedi is against all canons of democracy: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 08 : After the Congress ministers and other leaders observed a day-long fast, demanding the ouster of Puducherry's Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday lashed out at the latter asserting that the appointment of the three members is unconstitutional and against all canons of democracy. Read Full Story

The Regreen Chennai- A movement for reviving green cover of the city inaugurated today
New Delhi , July 7 : THE REGREEN CHENNAI, an intense movement for reviving green cover of the city was inaugurated today (July 7, 2017). THE REGREEN CHENNAI is systematically planned initiative to strengthen and escalate the ongoing many efforts to enhance the green cover of Chennai, specifically in the background of green cover loss caused by cyclone Vardah. Read Full Story

Madras HC issues stay on investigating FERA case against Dinakaran
Chennai (India) , July 7 : Providing temporary relief to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (Amma) faction leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, the Madras High Court on Friday issued stay orders to the Chennai Metropolitan Magistrate court on investigating a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case registered against him. Read Full Story

Puducherry CM says Centre violating Constitution
New Delhi , July 6 : In the wake of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members being sworn in as MLAs by Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi, the Chief Minister of Puducherry V. Narayanaswamy has accused the Centre of violating the Constitution. Read Full Story

Nomination of BJP members as MLAs against cooperative federalism: Puducherry CM
New Delhi , July 6 : Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanswamy on Thursday said that the nomination of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members as MLAs by Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi is against principles of cooperative federalism. Read Full Story

I am agent of law, working according to that: Lt. Kiran Bedi
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 6 : After Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanswamy alleged that Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi was an "agent of the Bhartaiya Janata Party (BJP)", the latter said she is an agent of the law and is working according to that. Read Full Story

DMK asks Centre to roll back 30 percent entertainment tax
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), July 6 : Highlighting the Good and Services Tax (GST) impact on the entertainment industry, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday urged the Central Government to roll back 30 percent entertainment tax. Read Full Story

Unfortunate that Puducherry CM wasn't invited to oath ceremony of 3 MLAs: Congress
Mumbai [Maharashtra], Jul 6 : The Congress on Thursday said that it was unfortunate that Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi administered the oath of three MLAs without inviting Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and rued the fact that the protocol was not followed during the process. Read Full Story

Protest over 3 BJP members nomination at MLAs in Puducherry Assembly
Puducherry , July 5 : The ruling Congress party staged a strong protest in the Puducherry Legislative Assembly on Wednesday over three BJP members nominated as MLAs by Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi. The move upset the Congress Party. Read Full Story

We demand roll back of local body tax: Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association on 'double taxation'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jul 5 : Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners and Distributors Association president Abhirami Ramanathan today said that this double taxation is making things hard for the Kollywood industry, adding, they expect a good decision by this evening. Read Full Story

'Under pressure' Police not probing suicide by Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate worker: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), July 5 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday accused the state police of not investigating the matter of the suicide case of an employee of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Request TN govt to consider our plea: Rajinikanth on 'double taxation'
New Delhi , Jul 5 : Expressing his concern over the 'double taxation' on the Tamil Film Industry, thalaiva Rajinikanth requested the state government to consider the plea to abolish local body tax. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Minister K. A. Sengottaiyan to inaugurate Rajapalayam Kuwait Raja Marathon on July 9 at Rajapalayam
New Delhi , July 4: Rajapalayam Kuwait Raja Marathon -Tamil Nadu's biggest half-marathon for creating awareness on health is to be held at Rajapalayam on July 9. Read Full Story

Every state is doing best for their film industry except Tamil Nadu: Kamal Hassan on GST
New Delhi , July 4 : Good and Services Tax (GST) has received a mixed response from the people of India, since its implementation. Read Full Story

SC refuses early hearing in PMLA case against Karti Chidambaram
New Delhi , July 4, : The Supreme Court today refused to give an early hearing in the PMLA case filed by the Enforcement Directorate against former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidamabaram. Read Full Story

SC stays Madras HC order directing TN Govt to waive farmers' loans
New Delhi , July 3, : The Supreme Court on Monday put a stay on the Madras High Court order directing Tamil Nadu government to waive loans of all drought-hit farmers. Read Full Story

TN theatres to begin indefinite strike starting Monday opposing GST
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 2 : As many as 1,100 theatres will go on an indefinite strike, starting Monday, opposing the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) that has been levied starting July 1. Read Full Story

Meira Kumar meets DMK chief Karunanidhi to garner support
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) July 1 : Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Saturday met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai to garner support. Read Full Story

Kollywood urges Centre to put regional cinema in lowest slab
Chennai [Tamil Nadu], July 1 : The Tamil Nadu film fraternity, together with all the South Indian industries, have come together to send a collective representation to the Central Government, requesting them to put the regional cinema in the "least slab". Read Full Story


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