Tamil Nadu News

Madras HC extends stay order on floor test in TN Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 20 : The Madras High Court on Wednesday extended stay order on floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly until further order. Read Full Story

TN Governor's actions are controlled by Centre: M. K. Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 19 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M. K. Stalin accused Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday stating that the latter's action is controlled by the Centre. Read Full Story

Dinakaran terms Tamil Nadu's ruling dispensation a
Trichy (Tamil Nadu) , September 19 : A day after Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified 18 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), expelled party deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran said state government led by the AIADMK is a betrayal government. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu political crisis: Dhinakaran claims of having 'sleeper cells' in EPS faction
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 18 : After Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal disqualified 18 MLAs from All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday, sidelined party deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran warned that he has 10 sleeper cells in the Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami (EPS) camp and that they will be alerted for the floor test. Read Full Story

Swamy slams TN assembly speaker for disqualifying 18 MLAs supporting Dinakaran
New Delhi , September 18 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday lashed out at the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, P. Dhanapal, for disqualifying 18 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs for supporting sidelined party leader T.T.V. Dinakaran and said he has committed an illegality by doing so. Read Full Story

AIADMK political drama: 18 MLAs backing Dinakaran disqualified by TN Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 18 : In what can be called a new twist to the political tale of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the 18 MLAs, who had been backing the sidelined party leader, T.T.V. Dinakaran, have been disqualified by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, P. Dhanapal. Read Full Story

Dinakaran asks for Palanisamy's resignation post Sasikala's expulsion from AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 17 : After the merged factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) expelled V.K. Sasikala from the party, sidelined party leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Sunday asked the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy to resign as well, because "whatever he is today, he is because of Chinamma [Sasikala]." Read Full Story

AIADMK crisis: TTV Dhinakaran hits back at 'corrupt' Palaniswami
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 16 : Continuing his battle of words with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran on Saturday stated that the former will soon be in prison for betraying the people of the state. Read Full Story

If Rajinikanth enter politics will collaborate with him: Kamal Hassan
New Delhi [India[, September 15 : After claiming that he would form his own political party, actor Kamal Hassan on Friday said that he would be willing to work with Rajinikanth if the superstar ever decides to enter politics. Read Full Story

Police seize 100 kg gated sea cucumbers from TN village, one arrested
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) , September 15 : The Special Branch Police seized 100 kg of gated sea cucumbers from the north sea shore of Ramanathapuram's Mandapam village on Friday morning. Read Full Story

AIADMK power struggle: Dinakaran faction move Madras HC, meets EC officials
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 14 : The cracks in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) seem to be ever-widening as now the T.T.V. Dinakaran faction has met the officials from the Elections Commission and have requested them to declare the recently-conducted general council meeting of the party null and void. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis: Karti writes to CBI, says it doesn't have jurisdiction to summon him
New Delhi , September 14 : Karti Chidambaram, the son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram, on Thursday wrote to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) stating that as per the notice issued on February 2, 2017, the investigation agency does not have any jurisdiction to issue a summon to him. Read Full Story

Fallacy to say that we are joining hands with Dinakaran: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 14 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday rubbished the speculations of sidelined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran joining hands with them and added that same interest doesn't mean joining hands together. Read Full Story

Chennai: DRI busts smuggling gang, seizes Rs 2.99 crore worth gold bars
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 13 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Chennai zonal unit on Wednesday seized gold bars, worth Rs 2.99 crore, which were illegally sneaked into the country from Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Will never go with DMK; they are our political enemy: Dinakaran clarifies
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), September 13 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) sidelined deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday said that he would never go with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), amid speculations that his faction would part ways from the merged factions of chief minister E. Palanisamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan court remands 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 12 : 12 Indian fishermen, who were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy from Delft Island were produced in Oorkavalthurai court on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Stalin moves court seeking floor test
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 12 : Tamil Nadu's leader of opposition M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said he moved the Madras High Court because Governor C Vidyasagar Rao did not take due cognizance of his request of conducting a floor test in state assembly. Read Full Story

AIADMK ministers fearing loss in forthcoming elections: Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 12 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday said that most of the ministers in the Tamil Nadu Cabinet are afraid of losing in the forthcoming elections and hence, are accusing him of conniving with the opposition party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Read Full Story

AIADMK passes resolution: Sasikala expelled, temporary general secy post stands forfeited
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 12 : The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), in its general council meeting on Tuesday, passed a resolution, according to which jailed party general secretary V.K. Sasikala stands expelled from the party and the post of the temporary general secretary forfeited. Read Full Story

Prepared to bring Tamil Nadu govt down if CM is not changed: Dinakaran
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 12 : Leader of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Sasikala faction, T.T.V Dinakaran on Monday said that the party faction is prepared to bring down the government of Tamil Nadu, if Chief Minister K Palaniswami is not changed. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan navy apprehends 12 TN fishermen
Rameswaram [Tamil Nadu], September 12 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Monday apprehended 12 Indian fishermen, along with three boats near the Delft Island. Read Full Story

Roving Surgical Bot: da Vinci Robot to Visit Trichy, Madurai
Madurai, Sep 11: In an effort to familiarise surgeons and hospital administrators in Trichy and Madurai with computer-assisted surgeries, the da Vinci surgical robot will drive into these cities on September 11 for a live demo. Read Full Story

Madras HC dismisses plea against AIADMK council meet
Chennai [Tamil Nadu], September 11 : The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a civil suit filed by Perambur MLA P. Vetrivel which sought orders to prohibit both factions of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) from conducting a joint general council meeting on Tuesday. Read Full Story

TN politics: Dinakaran faction's only request to Guv. Rao is removal of Palanisamy as CM
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 11 : C.R. Saraswathi of T.T.V. Dinakaran-V.K. Sasikala faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday said that the Tamil Nadu Governor, Vidyasagar Rao, should immediately give a decision on the fate of the chief ministership of the state. Read Full Story

Stalin meets TN Governor to demand strong front in Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 10 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin met Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday to stress the need for a strong front in the Assembly. Read Full Story

Stalin to meet TN Gov today with Congress delegation
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 10 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin will meet Tamil Nadu governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday, in the evening, to stress on the on the need for a trial of strength in the state assembly. Read Full Story

CBI files FIR against Jayanthi Natarajan for 'abuse of official position'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 9 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an F.I.R. against former Environment and Forest Minister Jayanthi Natarajan and raided her premises in Chennai. Read Full Story

DMK threatens to launch movement for removal of TN Govt.
Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) September 09 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has threatened to launch a mass movement for the removal of Tamil Nadu Government.' Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Nine killed as roof of bus stand shelter collapses
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , September 7 : At least, nine people got killed after the roof of a bus shelter collapsed in Coimbatore's Somanur district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Read Full Story

SC refuses to give urgent hearing to plea seeking judicial probe into Anitha's death
New Delhi , September 6 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give an urgent hearing to a plea filed by top court lawyer G.S. Mani, in connection with the death of a National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) student S. Anitha. Read Full Story

TN floor test: Madras HC adjourns hearing till Oct 3
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Sept 5 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction for the Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to seek a vote of confidence by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Read Full Story

'We are in majority,' claims unified AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), September 5 : 111 MLAs of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu today attended a legislators' meet convened by Chief Minister E. Palanisamy, amid calls for a floor test in the Assembly by the opposition parties. Read Full Story

Free spectacles distributed to 329 underprivileged girls at Avadi School
Avadi (Tamil Nadu) , Sept.4 : The India Vision Institute (IVI) today distributed 329 free spectacles to girls of the Government Girls Higher Secondary School at Kamaraj Nagar, Avadi. Read Full Story

FERA case: SC dismisses Dinakaran's appeal
New Delhi , September 4 : The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's appeal against the Madras High Court order to face trial in a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case. Read Full Story

Regreen Chennai Mini Marathon, an awareness program for reviving city's green cover
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept.4 : As part of its intense movement for reviving green cover of the city, ReGreen Chennai initiative saw a huge participation in its mini marathon program organised inside YMCA campus. Read Full Story

Stalin dubs Anitha's suicide 'murder', demands TN CM's resignation
Kulumur (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 2 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Saturday termed the suicide of Tamil Nadu girl Anitha a murder and demanded Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami's resignation. Read Full Story

Dhinakaran asks Centre to cancel NEET in Tamil Nadu post Anitha's suicide
Ariyalur (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 2 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran on Saturday asked the Centre to cancel National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

DMK not power hungry, will not come to power through back door: Stalin
Mumbai, Sep 2 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Saturday said that his party would never come to power in Tamil Nadu through the ack door as they are not power hungry. Read Full Story

Anitha's father laments her suicide, advocate condemns government
Kulmour (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 2 : Lamenting her death, Dalit State Board student Anitha's father spoke up about how she managed to study in difficult circumstances. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu CM announces compensation of Rs. 7 lakh to kin of Anitha
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 1 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday announced a compensation of Rs. 7 lakh to the family of Anitha, who committed suicide by hanging herself at her house after failing to get admission in medical college due to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) based on NEET marks. Read Full Story

Dalit girl who moved SC against NEET commits suicide
Ariyalur district (Tamil Nadu) , September 1 : A Dalit State Board student who moved the Supreme Court against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admission committed suicide here today. Read Full Story

Kamal Hassan hints at joining Left, says 'saffron' not his colour
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Sep. 1: Actor Kamal Hassan on Thursday hinted at joining the Left. Read Full Story

TN Assembly Speaker issues notice to 19 AIADMK, second after Aug 25
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 1 : The 19 MLAs of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), supporting sidelined deputy chief T.T.V. Dinakaran, were served a notice by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker for the second time, and were asked to explain their position by September 5. Read Full Story

Blue Whale Game suspected behind Pondicherry University student's suicide
Pondicherry , September 1 : The Blue Whale Game is suspected of being the reason behind the suicide of an MBA student of the Pondicherry University, who hung himself from a tree near the university's hostel. Read Full Story

DMK-led delegation meets President Kovind regarding TN politics
New Delhi , August 31 : A delegation of opposition parties including the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the Congress, the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) met President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, demanding a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends eight TN fishermen
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 31 : The Sri Lankan Navy apprehended as many as eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, along with two boats, near the Delft Island. Read Full Story

DMK to meet President tomorrow as Guv. Rao refuses to intervene in AIADMK politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 30 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Wednesday said that Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao has failed to discharge his duties and stated this as the reason for planning to meet President Ram Nath Kovind tomorrow. Read Full Story

Decisions made by Dinakaran stand illegal, says AIADMK after crucial meeting
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 28 : The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday passed four resolutions, according to which the decisions made by party deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran would have no legal impact as his appointment was announced null on August 10. Read Full Story

Will seek President's intervention if Assembly isn't convened: Dinakaran's faction
Puducherry , August 28 : Ahead of the crucial meeting of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), wherein it's expected that the merged factions (EPS and OPS) of the party will decide on the fate of jailed party general secretary V.K. Sasikala and T.T.V. Dinakaran, the latter's faction has said that it would seek the President's intervention in case a proper session of the Assembly isn't convened. Read Full Story

TN political drama: Crucial AIADMK meeting to be held today
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 28 : A decisive meeting of the merged factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) will be held today to decide on the fate of jailed party general secretary V.K. Sasikala. Read Full Story

Stalin, TTV Dhinakaran will form govt. in Tamil Nadu: Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi , August 27 : Rajya Sabha member and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy believes that Stalin's Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and sidelined deputy chief T. T. V. Dhinakaran will form coalition government in the next few days, as the EPS-OPS faction of AIADMK has lost its majority. Read Full Story

AIADMK's Nainar Nagendran and 14 others join BJP
New Delhi , August 26 : At least 15 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders from Tamil Nadu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Those trying to evict Sasikala will be taught lesson: Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) August 26 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Saturday said that all those MLAs supporting him will teach a lesson to those who want to evict party's General Secretary V.K. Sasikala. Read Full Story

Cong worker climbs up tower to protest against parole granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassin
Kovilpatti (Tamil Nadu) , August 26 : A Congress party worker, on Friday, climbed atop a mobile tower here, with a tri-coloured flag and a photo of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and raised slogan against the parole granted to the assassin of the latter, AG Perarivalan, Read Full Story

DMK urges TN Guv to direct Palaniswami to prove majority
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) August 25 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday urged Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao to immediately direct Chief Minister E. Palaniswami to prove majority in the Assembly. Read Full Story

Perarivalan granted parole: Mother expresses happiness, gratitude to Jayalalithaa
Jolarpettai (Tamil Nadu) , August 25 : Elated to see her son after a 27-year-long wait, Arputham Ammal, the mother of A.G. Perarivalan, the convict in the assassination case of former prime minister Lt. Rajiv Gandhi case, on Friday expressed gratitude to the people who supported her to get her son released. Read Full Story

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict released on parole
Vellore (Tamli Nadu) , Aug 25 : AG Perarivalan, one of the convict in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was on Thursday released from Vellore jail after being granted parole. Read Full Story

DMK hails parole granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug 25 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday welcomed the parole granted to A. G. Perarivalan, one of the convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, and said it would be great relief to him and his family. Read Full Story

TN Speaker issues notices to 19 pro-Dinakaran MLAs
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 24 : Tamil Nadu Speaker P. Dhanapal on Thursday issued notices to 19 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs supporting sidelined deputy chief T. T. V. Dhinakaran, seeking a clarification on a plea for their disqualification. Read Full Story

Stalin welcomes parole, appeals for permanent release of convict Perarivalan
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , August 24 : DMK working president M. K. Stalin on Thursday welcomed the parole being granted to convict in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, A. G. Perarivalan, appealing the State Government to extend the parole. Read Full Story


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