Tamil Nadu News

  • In Sivaganga, BJP and AIADMK take on Chidambaram Jr (Election Special)

    By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu), April 18 : Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is no more the Congress candidate here, but his son Karti is. And both the BJP and the AIADMK are determined to worst him in the Lok Sabha battle. Of the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu, Sivaganga is attracting the most attention....

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  • NDA's economic policy to focus on job creation, says Modi

    Erode/Kanyakumari(Tamil Nadu), April 17 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday hit out at a Congress woman minister from the state for stalling infrastructural projects in Tamil Nadu, and promised an economic policy that would provide jobs to the youth....

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  • Jayalalithaa slams Narendra Modi

    Chennai, Apr 17 :; Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday attacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said her state is much more developed than Gujarat....

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  • Panel formed to probe into detention of student

    Puducherry, Apr 17 : A three member panel has been formed to probe into the alleged detention of a student by two professors and two security officials of the Pondicherry central university and forcefully obtaining a statement that he entered the women's hostel at odd hours....

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  • Teacher commits suicide on being humiliated by students

    Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, Apr 17 : In a shocking incident, a teacher of a private polytechnic institution was suspected to have committed suicide by hanging at his house, after he was allegedly humiliated and assaulted by a group of his students at Mookambigai Nagar, here today....

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  • Narendra Modi slams Sonia on fishermen issue

    Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, Apr 17 : The burning fishermen issue has taken a centrestage in the Lok Sabha election campaign trial, with BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today hitting back at his bête noire AICC chief Sonia Gandhi for 'spreading untruths that Congress is working for fishermen, while in reality fishermen were constantly troubled by the neighbouring countries.'...

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  • If elected to power, NDA will link Ganga-Cauvery: Modi

    Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, Apr 17 : BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and party's star campaigner Narendra Modi today said 'the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will link Ganga and Cauvery rivers if elected to power, to address the drinking water problems and irrigation requirements of Tamil Nadu.'...

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  • Trains in Tiruchi division punctual

    Tiruchirapalli, Apr 17 : The Tiruchirapalli division of the Southern Railway has maintained 91.1 per cent punctuality during the year 2013-14, as against the last year's achievement of 83.5 per cent, the best ever by the division, despite the increase in the number of trains operated, according to Divisional Railway Manager Manjula Rangarajan....

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  • Sadhana dedicates National Award to director Ram

    Chennai, April 17 : Sadhana, who won the National Film Award for her performance in Tamil drama "Thanga Meengal" as the best child artist, has dedicated it to director Ram. She says she would be indebted to him for giving her an opportunity....

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  • Vishal's 'Poojai' slated for Diwali release

    Chennai, April 17 : Vishal Krishna-starrer Tamil actioner "Poojai", which will go on floors Friday, is slated to release during Diwali. It will lock horns with Vijay-starrer "Kaththi", which is also releasing during the festive occasion....

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  • All decks cleared for smooth release of 'Thenaliraman'

    Chennai, April 17 : Telugu fringe groups that were against the release of Tamil period-comedy "Thenaliraman" have reached an amicable agreement with the film's makers. They have withdrawn their case against the film, which will now have a smooth release Friday worldwide....

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  • BJP led Front an alternative to AIADMK, DMK

    Salem, Apr 16 : Criticising the ruling AIADMK and the DMK again, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today said the BJP led NDa alliance in Tamil Nadu comprsing DMDK, MDMK, PMK and two other minor regional parties, has come up as a 'viable alternative' to the DMK and the AIADMK....

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  • Modi meets another super star Vijay befiore campaign in Kovai

    Coimbatore, Apr 16 : BJP Prime ministerial candidate met actor Vijay, another Tamil star of post Rajinikanth generation here today before continuing his campaigning in Tamil Nadu after the Chennai rally, for BJP led NDA candidates representing the five party Front for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu....

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  • People fed up with AIADMK, DMK: EVKS

    Tiruchirapalli, Apr 16 : Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister E V K S Elangovan today claimed the people of Tamil nadu were fed up with Dravidian parties, the DMK and the ruling AIADMK and this will reflect in the outcome of the April 24 Lok sabha elections....

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  • School van overturns, injuring 18 people

    Thanjavur, Apr 16 : Eighteen people including 15 students were injured when a school van in which they were travelling capsized into a road side field at Thuraiundarkottai village under Thnajvur Taluk police limits near here today....

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  • Modi meets Tamil movie hero Vijay

    Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), April 16 : After meeting Tamil superstar Rajinikanth at his Chennai residence recently, BJP leader Narendra Modi Wednesday met Vijay, another action hero of Tamil cinema....

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  • Linking rivers will solve water woes: Narendra Modi

    Salem (Tamil Nadu), April 16 : BJP leader Narendra Modi Wednesday said linking rivers will solve the water woes of states like Tamil Nadu and an NDA government, if voted to power, will achieve in 60 months what the Congress could not in 60 years....

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  • Will Dayanidhi emerge 'Dayavan' of Central Chennai seat again?

    By V Venkataramana Chennai, Apr 16 : Will it be a battle that goes down to the wires or a perceived anti-incumbency wave against sitting member Dayanidhi Maran (DMK) pull the rug from under his feet in Chennai Central constituency is the question foremost in the political observers ' minds....

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  • Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards

    New Delhi, April 16 : Tamil family drama "Thanga Meengal", Telugu drama "Na Bangaru Thalli", Kannada film "Prakruthi" and Malayalam drama "24 North Kaatham" were among the southern movies that pocketed 17 awards at the 61st National Awards here Wednesday....

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  • Talks between Pondy University VC-students fail

    Puducherry, Apr 15 : Talks between the students and Vice-Chancellor Chandra Krishnamurthy of Pondicherry Central University failed as she refused to give any assurance on taking any immediate action against Dean of College Development Council Prof S Hariharan and three others, against whom cases were registered by police on charges of assaulting and detaining a student and forcing him to give a statement that he entered the women's hostel at odd hours....

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  • Towheed Jamad party to extend support to Congress in TN

    Tiruchiapalli, Apr 15 : The Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamad party which pulled out from the ruling AIADMK fold a couple of days back, and decided to support the DMK led democratic progressive alliance (DPA) in 36 Lok Sabha Constituencies of Tamil Nadu has decided to extend their support to the Congress in the remaining three Lok Sabha seats in Tamilnadu....

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