Tamil Nadu News

Madras HC orders arrest of man claiming to be Jayalalithaa's son
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 27 : Justice R. Mahadevan of the Madras High Court today ordered the arrest of J. Krishnamoorthy, who has claimed to be former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and Telugu actor Shoban Babu's son. Read Full Story

Three women to travel from Coimbatore to London to pitch for women empowerment
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 27 : As a part of Rotary Literacy Mission Campaign, three women have started their journey from Coimbatore, covering a total of 24 countries and concluding at London. Read Full Story

PM Modi administration doesn't listen to him: DMK on RTI over demonetization
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 27 : After the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) refused to answer as to why the conversion of old currency was not allowed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday taunted the Central Government saying it didn't listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's orders and work differently. Read Full Story

Pranavananda Swami files complaint against Kamal Hassan over remarks on Mahabharata
Bengaluru (Karnataka) Mar. 26 : Pranavananda Swami from Basaveshwara Mutt on Sunday filed a police complaint against actor Kamal Hassan, alleging the latter of insulting Mahabharata. Read Full Story

Rajini cancels Lanka visit: True nature of 'Tamil Nadu' politicians revealed, says Namal Rajapaksa
New Delhi , Mar. 26 : After superstar Rajinikanth called off his proposed visit to Sri Lanka after facing opposition from Tamil fringe groups, Lankan politician Namal Rajapaksa, who happens to be the son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, has expressed his displeasure towards the entire development. Read Full Story

Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out in Tiruvallur district
Thiruvallur (Chennai) , Mar. 25 : A highly contagious viral disease of cattle and swine, Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) has affected Karani village on the outskirts of Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur district. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Congress requests State Election Commission to conduct local body polls before May
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 26 : As the State Election Commission (SEC) of Tamil Nadu is yet to announce the date of polls for the local body elections, the Congress Party on Sunday urged the former to conduct the polls before May. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth cancels his trip to Sri Lanka
Chennai, Mar 25 : Southern superstar Rajinikanth cancelled his trip to Sri Lanka where he was about to give away some homes for Tamils who were displaced, subjected to the requests of various Tamil parties, on Saturday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

AIADMK's Dinakaran campaigns for RK Nagar by-poll sporting election symbol 'hat'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.25 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary and a candidate of former general secretary V.K. Sasikala faction, TTV Dinakaran on Saturday campaigned for RK Nagar by-poll sporting their election symbol 'hat.' Read Full Story

BJP dubs Rajinikant 'coward' while Congress backs him
New Delhi , Mar.25 : Hitting out at Rajinikanth, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday dubbed the former as a 'coward' for cancelling his proposed visit to Sri Lanka while Congress backed the actor. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth cancels Lanka visit following opposition from pro-Tamil outfits
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.25, ANI: After facing opposition from Tamil fringe groups, superstar Rajinikanth has called off his proposed visit to Sri Lanka to inaugurate a housing scheme in Jaffna. Read Full Story

R.K. Nagar by-polls: EC orders transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Mar. 25 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S. George ahead of the R.K. Nagar by-polls. Read Full Story

BJP supports Rajinikanth's decision to visit Sri Lanka, says anti-national element should appreciate it
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Supporting superstar Rajinikanth's decision to take part in a charity event in Sri Lanka's Jaffna, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said rather than condemning this act, the anti- national elements should take part in this initiative. Read Full Story

Prakash Raj urges govt. to release drought relief package for TN farmers
New Delhi (Uttar Pradesh), Mar.24 : Expressing solidarity with the farmers of Tamil Nadu, Tamil actors Prakash Raj and Vishal on Friday urged the Centre to declare a drought relief package and loan waiver for peasants from the southern state. Read Full Story

Stalin confident of winning R.K. Nagar by-polls
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 23 : Expressing confidence of winning in the R.K. Nagar by polls, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Thursday said it had won earlier also when the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) symbol was frozen. Read Full Story

'Hat' symbol is temporary, 'two leaves' will come back to us: Thambidurai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 23 : After the Election Commission allotted 'hat' symbol to V.K. Sasikala faction, senior leader M. Thambidurai on Thursday said they will continue with their efforts to stake claim to the 'two leaves' symbol as this decision is temporary. Read Full Story

Rival 'Amma' teams to clash with 'Hat and 'Electric Pole' symbols for Jayalalithaa seat
Chennai, Mar 23 : The 'Hat' and the 'Electricity Pole' are gearing for what could be a close contest for Tamil Nadu's RK Nagar Assembly constituency, which goes for the bypoll on April 12, 2017. Read Full Story

DMK's no confidence motion against Speaker defeated by voice vote
Chennai [Tamil Nadu], Mar 23 : The no confidence motion moved by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) against Speaker P. Dhanapal got defeated by voice vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly today. Read Full Story

Madhusudhanan only qualified candidate to carry forward Amma's legacy: Pandiarajan
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 23 : Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan on Thursday said that All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) veteran E. Madhusudhanan is the only qualified candidate to carry forward late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's legacy. Read Full Story

R K Nagar bypoll: I support no one, Rajinikanth tweets
Chennai, Mar 23 : Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has preferred a role of a mute spectator in the upcoming R K Nagar bypoll. Read Full Story

Students of Chennais Amirta create record in employment history of hospitality sector
New Delhi , Mar 23 : Chennais Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management, a globally reputed name in imparting hospitality education, has broke its last year record with its 2,587 students getting job offers in one go. The students were selected for different positions in hospitality sector during the grand job fair 'Talent Track 2017' conducted recently (from 15th to 17th March) at its college premises at OMR. Around 180 star hotels and leading restaurants from various parts of the country partook in the fair. Read Full Story

DMK to move no confidence motion against speaker in TN assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 23 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will on Tuesday move a no-confidence notice against Speaker P Dhanapal. Read Full Story

DMK to move no confidence motion against speaker in TN assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 23 : Tamil Nadu Opposition party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday to move a no-confidence notice against Speaker P Dhanapal. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol frozen as Sasikala faction illegally usurped general secretary office: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 23 : Welcoming the Election Commission of India's (ECI) move to freeze the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) election symbol, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday said V.K. Sasikala's faction had tried to illegally usurp the office of party general secretary. Read Full Story

Will continue to raise voice to get back our symbol: Panneerselvam on EC's decision
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 23 : Expressing disappointment over the Election Commission of India (ECI) decision to freeze the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) election symbol, former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam said he would raise his voice legally to get back the symbol. Read Full Story

EC's decision on AIADMK symbol: Will get it back, says Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 23 : Soon after the Election Commission of India (ECI) decided to freeze the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) election symbol, party deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran asserted the decision would not affect them in the upcoming R.K. Nagar by-polls. Read Full Story

EC freezes AIADMK party symbol ahead of by-election
New Delhi, Mar 22 : The Election Commission has frozen the party symbol of AIADMK over the dispute between Sasikala and Paneerselvam camps ahead of by-election in late former CM J Jayalalitha's constituency, media reports on Wednesday. Read Full Story

EC freezes AIADMK's election symbol 'two leaves' ahead of by-polls
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 22 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to freeze the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) election symbol of 'two leaves', after representatives of former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam and former party general secretary V.K. Sasikala factions made their claims for it. Read Full Story

ABPS meeting concludes after making changes in the National team of RSS
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , March, 22 : With major changes in the National team, three-day National meet of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) the highest decision-making body of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangha (RSS) concluded here. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol: EC to hear Sasikala, OPS factions
New Delhi , Mar 22 : The Election Commission will on Wednesday hear O. Panneerselvam and Sasikala Natrajan's factions on the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party symbol issue. Read Full Story

RSS expresses concern on growing Jehadi activities in WB
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.21 : The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday expressed grave concern over the unabated rise in violence by Jehadi elements in West Bengal, encouraging the anti-national elements by the state government due to its Muslim vote bank politics and declining Hindu population in the state. Read Full Story

ABPS expressed grave concern on growing Jehadi activities in WB
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.21 : The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) on Tuesday expressed grave concern over the unabated rise in violence by Jehadi elements in West Bengal, encouraging the anti-national elements by the state government due to its Muslim vote bank politics and declining Hindu population in the state. Read Full Story

Chennai : Sand mining baron Sekhar Reddy arrested in connection with money laundering case
Chennai, Mar 21 : : The Enforcement Directorate arrested PWD contractor and sand mining baron Sekhar Reddy late on Monday after marathon questioning in connection with a money laundering case, reports said. Read Full Story

RK Nagar by-polls: AIADMK files PIL against Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mar 21: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Tuesday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court asking it to direct the Election Commission to not accept TTV Dinakaran's nomination as candidate for RK Nagar by-polls. Read Full Story

Rameswaram: Lankan Navy arrests 10 fishermen
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mar 21 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 10 Indian fishermen and seized one boat from Ramanathapuram, Rameswaram north of Delft Island in the sea area. Read Full Story

PIL against Kamal Haasan for alleged derogatory remarks on Hindus
Chennai , Mar.21 : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against actor Kamal Haasan for his alleged derogatory remarks on Hindus. Read Full Story

Illegal money exchange case: Chennai ED takes businessman Sekar Reddy into custody
New Delhi , Mar 21 : The Enforcement Directorate Chennai branch late last night asserted verified PWD contractor Sekar Reddy in an alleged illegal money exchange case. Read Full Story

Notice sent to S. P. Balasubrahmanyam for performing Ilayaraja's composition
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : Playback singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, who has been sent a legal notice by music maestro Ilayaraja for singing his compositions without his permission at an ongoing music tour, has termed the incident as 'unfortunate' and requested 'all friends, music lovers and especially all media persons, not to make I.Raja-SPB issue sensational.' Read Full Story

Chennai port under DRI radar to check counterfeit currency smuggling
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 20 : Raids are being conducted at the Chennai Port by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and customs to check counterfeit currency smuggling. Read Full Story

TN: CPI, VCK not to contest R.K. Nagar by-polls
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 19 : Communist Party of India (CPI) and Tamil Nadu's Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) on Sunday decided to not contest or support any party's candidate for R.K. Nagar by-polls. Read Full Story

Car racer Ashwin Sundar, wife charred to death after their BMW rams into tree
Pattinampakkam (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 18 : Popular car racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha were burned to death after their BMW hit a tree and burst into flames here. Read Full Story

Deepa Jayakumar's husband Madhavan quits her party, launches new outfit
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 18 : In a major setback to late former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, who launched a new party named 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai' on the eve of her aunt's 69th birth anniversary, the latter's husband K. Madhavan has announced he would quit the political outfit and start his own party. Read Full Story

Can't take action against TN Assembly incidents as Speaker was absent: Congress
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mar.18 : Commenting on the Assembly Disciplinary Committee giving notice to seven MLAs to reply over the recent incidents of unruly behavior exhibited in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, the state Congress has asserted that no action can be taken on the issue as the Speaker was not present in the Assembly during the ruckus. Read Full Story

HC asked Krishnamurthy to submit docs to prove he is Jayalalithaa's son
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 17 : The Madras High Court on Friday asked petitioner Krishnamurthy to submit documents to prove that he is late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's son. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Budget only titled 'tax-free', complete opposite in reality: BJP
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 17 : Following the 'tax-free' budget which was presented by Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D. Jayakumar in the state assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday slammed the state government for accepting such a bad budget. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Jayakumar presents tax-free budget
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Mar. 16 : Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D. Jayakumar on Thursday presented a tax-free budget in the state assembly which also marks the first budget of the Chief Minister E. Palaniswami headed AIADMK Government. Read Full Story

OPS stakes claim for AIADMK symbol, cries foul over Sasikala's appointment
New Delhi, Mar. 15: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam, who today met the officials of the Election Commission to stake claim for the AIADMK's two-leaves symbol, argued that V.K. Sasikala’s appointment as the party general secretary was null and void. Read Full Story

AIDMK, DMK express concerns over JNU Dalit scholar death
Chennai, Mar 14 : Political parties of Tamil Nadu like AIDMK and DMK expressed concerns over the suicide of a Dalit scholar in Jawaharlal Nehru University and urged the Centre for a CBI investigation. Read Full Story

Infosys Chennai celebrates its 20th year anniversary
Chennai Mar 14 : Infosys Chennai Development Center (DC) that started its operations in 1996 is celebrating two decades of learning, excellence and progress with great gusto. Read Full Story

Paneerselvam to meet CEC tomorrow with representation on recent developments in AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 14 : A eight-member delegation led by former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam will meet the Chief Election Commissioner tomorrow with a representation on the recent developments in AIADMK. Read Full Story

BJP failed to field Muslim candidates: Chidambaram on UP polls
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 14 : Delivering the first annual lecture of The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy here, former union finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday highlighted the lack of Muslim candidates to be the loophole in the Bharatiya Janata party's (BJP) election campaign. Read Full Story

DMK pioneered corruption in Tamil Nadu: BJP
New Delhi , Mar. 14: Taking a jibe at the DMK's 'corrupt' stature in Tamil Nadu, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tamilsai Soundrajan alleged that the party has pioneered corruption in the state, and cannot be viewed as an alternative to the AIADMK. Read Full Story

Being harassed by Sasikala, alleges Jayalalithaa's niece
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.13 : Late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Dipa Jayakumar has alleged that she is being threatened by AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala's faction ever since she decided to contest the by-polls from Tamil Nadu's R.K. Nagar constituency. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu fishermen to call off protest after talks with Nirmala Sitaraman
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 13 : The fishermen in Thankachimadom Rameswaram have decided to call off their protest after talks with Union Ministers Nirmala Seetharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan. Read Full Story

Sukma attack: TN CM announces Rs. 20 lakh ex-gratia to slain CRPF jawan's family
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 12 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami on Sunday announced Rs. 20 lakh solatium to the family of Central Reserve Police Fire (CRPF) jawan K. Shankar, who lost his life in Sukma maoist attack yesterday. Read Full Story

It's a wrap for Kajol-Dhanush starrer 'VIP2'!
New Delhi , Mar. 11 : Kajol has recently wrapped up the shoot for her upcoming Tamil film 'VIP 2,' alongside Dhanush. Read Full Story

Madras HC asks TN Govt. to handover video footage of trust vote to DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 10 : The Madras High Court on Friday asked the Tamil Nadu Government to handover the video footage of the trust vote conducted in the Assembly to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin. Read Full Story

Erratic power supply at Puducherry hospital causes death of three patients on dialysis
Puducherry , Mar. 10 : As the World Kidney Day was being observed across the globe on Thursday; a tragedy unfolded in the union territory of Puducherry, where three patients, including two women, who were undergoing Haemodialysis at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI), died because of erratic power supply. Read Full Story

By-poll in Amma's constituency on April 12
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 9 : The Election Commission of India on Thursday announced that the by-poll to RK Nagar assembly constituency will be held on April 12. Read Full Story

Power struggle within AIADMK linked to probe over Jayalalithaa's death: Congress
New Delhi , March 9 : With former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam sitting on a hunger strike demanding a probe into late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, the Congress Party on Thursday asserted that no one is actually concerned about the matter, adding that it is just a power struggle between the two fractions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Read Full Story


Next >>>