Tamil Nadu News

Kamal Haasan wishes to reach out to fans through telephone
Chennai , May 26 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who is making his Television debut with the Tamil version of reality show 'Bigg Boss,' said, if possible, he wishes to reach out to his fans through telephone. Read Full Story

EC bribery case: Delhi court adjourns Dinakaran's bail plea
New Delhi , May 26 : A Delhi court on Friday adjourned till Monday the hearing of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran's bail plea in the Election Commission Bribery case. Read Full Story

TN hotels to shutdown on May 30 over GST rates
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , May 26 : As a mark of disagreement with the exorbitant tax rates under the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill to be rolled out on July 1, hotels and restaurants across Tamil Nadu will observe a one-day shutdown on May 30. Read Full Story

Post clashes, Rajinikanth advises fans, fanclub co-ordinator to act 'decently'
Chennai , May 25 : A clash between Rajinikanth fans and his fanclub chief led the superstar to issue a statement which advised his fans to "behave and act in a decent and proper manner." Read Full Story

Kaala Karikaalan: Rajinikanth is back as 'thalaivar164'
New Delhi , May 25 : Following the success of their movie 'Kabali,' superstar Rajinikanth and director Pa Ranjith are coming back together for a film titled 'Kaala Karikaalan'. Read Full Story

Palaniswamy meets PM, mum on tie up with BJP for local polls
New Delhi , May 24 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to seek Centre's intervention on the setting up of the Cauvery River Management Authority and seeking relief for farmers. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu CM invites PM Modi to unveil Jayalalithaa's portrait
Chennai , May 24 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inviting him to unveil a portrait of J Jayalalithaa in the state legislative assembly in July. Read Full Story

ED arrests B. Madan of Vendhar Movies over medical college admission fraud
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 24 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested B. Madan of Vendhar Movies on Wednesday under the provision of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) for cheating the public to the tune of Rs 91 crores in the guise of medical seats admissions in SRM Group of Institutions. Read Full Story

Case against Tamil actors Suriya, Sarathkumar, Sathyaraj after failing to appear in court
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 23 : A case has been registered against seven Tamil film actors including Suriya and Sathyaraj, as they failed to appear before the court in connection with a defamation case filed by an Ooty journalist for their alleged disparaging speech in 2009. Read Full Story

Chennai: Rajinikanth's fans carry out 'support' march
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 23 : Following the protest by Thamizhar Munetra Padai (TMP) against Rajinikanth's probable entry in politics, many supporters of the superstar took to the streets in Washermanpet to support him. Read Full Story

TMP protesting against Rajinikanth 'just to get noticed': TN BJP
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 22 : Slamming the Thamizhar Munetra Padai (TMP) leaders, who raised slogans against Rajinikanth, Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday asserted that this group had been doing such stunts and drama just to get noticed. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth should stick to acting, he has no idea about Constitution: Swamy
New Delhi , May 22 : Coming down heavily on Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's supposed entry into the political arena, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said the current situation of politics in Tamil Nadu does not demand 'uneducated' candidates. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol bribery: Special court rejects bail for 'middleman' Chandrashekhar
New Delhi , May 22 : A special court has refused to grant bail to Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the alleged middlemen in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) bribery case on Monday. Read Full Story

Tamil fringe group protests against 'Kannadiga' Rajnikanth's entry in politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 22 : The Tamilar Munnetra Padai, a pro-Tamil group protested against Tamil superstar Rajnikanth's possible entry into politics here today, stating that he was a Kannadiga. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis case: CBI files plea against Maran brothers
New Delhi , May. 22 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a plea in the Delhi High Court against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran in the Aircel Maxis case. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol case: Delhi court to pronounce order on Chandrashekhar's bail
New Delhi , May 22 : The Tis Hazari Court will on Monday pronounce its order on the bail plea of alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar with regard to the alleged bribery in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) symbol case. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu will soon perform, govern well under Panneerselvam: AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 21 : Minutes after former chief minister O. Panneerselvam tweeted about a tie-up with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the civic body polls that resulted into a furore, AIADMK MP V. Maitreyan on Sunday asserted that the state will soon perform well under O. Panneerselvam government. Read Full Story

Capable of being more than 'security guards': Ex-Servicemen Federation
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), May 21 : With an objective to serve the nation even after their retirement from the defence, the federation of ex - serviceman association in Tamil Nadu has come up with a campaign to highlight their skills and talents. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol case: Delhi court reserves order on 'middleman' Chandrashekhar's bail
New Delhi , May 20 : The Delhi Police on Saturday opposed the bail plea of Sukesh Chandrasekhar, the middleman in regard to the alleged bribery in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) symbol case, following which a Delhi Court reserved it order in the same. Read Full Story

AIADMK demands President, PM Modi's intervention over CBI probe into Amma's death
New Delhi : The AIADMK party has sought President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha and also requested a judicial probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Read Full Story

Panneerselvam demands 50 percent reservation for NEET students
New Delhi , May 20 : After the Madras High Court sought the stand of Union health secretary, among others, on a plea for cancellation of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses, former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday demanded 50 percent reservation quota to students who will be appearing for NEET this year. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam meets PM Modi to discuss drought issue
New Delhi , May 19 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to seek the Centre's assistance under the Avinashi-Athikadavu groundwater recharge scheme and also loan waiver for the debt-ridden farmers. Read Full Story

VCK party chief takes on TN Govt. over Vellore incident
Vellore (Tamil Nadu) , May 19 : Condemning the Vellore incident where women protesting against liquor shops were lathi-charged by the police, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi chief Thirumavalavan criticised the Tamil Nadu Government, citing that such kinds of incidents have become a common sight in the state. Read Full Story

OPS files affidavit with EC alleging money misuse during by-poll
New Delhi , May 19 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said that his faction has submitted an affidavit to the Election Commission, citing that huge amounts of money was used to buy votes at the time of by-polls in the state. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth unsuitable for Tamil Nadu politics: Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi , May 19 : With the buzz surrounding superstar Rajinikanth's possible entry into politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday downplayed the entire see-sawing development saying he is 'unsuitable' for becoming the chief minister of a large state like Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis case: Delhi HC issues notice to Dayanidhi Maran
New Delhi , May 19 : The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi and others on the plea filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against their discharge in the Aircel-Maxis case. Read Full Story

I am true-Tamilian: Rajinikanth on 'outsider' remark
New Delhi , May 19 : Finally the Rajini-darbar comes to an end, with the Thalaiva addressing the fans on the fourth day. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth bats for Stalin, hints major change in TN politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 19 : Continuing to maintain his see-sawing attitude towards the recent criticism over his remarks on joining politics, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Friday rhetorically said the people would see what happens when the 'ultimate war' comes. Read Full Story

Australian Border Force vessel visits Chennai
Chennai , May 18 : Australia's High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu welcomed the Australian Border Force's largest patrol vessel Ocean Shield in Chennai today. Read Full Story

Sasikala seeks questions in advance in FERA case, ED objects
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 18 : Former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala on Thursday filed a petition in the Egmore Court seeking questions be given to her prior to the hearing by the Enforcement Directorate in Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). Read Full Story

Rajinikanth evades questions on Sri Lankan Tamils
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 18 : Refraining from commenting on any issue related to Sri Lankan Tamils, superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday evaded question on Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day, which is observed by Sri Lankan Tamils. Read Full Story

CBI raids premises of three friends of Karti Chidambaram
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 17: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yesterday raided the premises of three friends of former union minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram and a chartered accountant in Chennai. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth interacts with fans on Day 3 of 'Janta Darbar'
New Delhi , May 17 : Last few days have been a treat for the Rajini fans as they got to meet and greet their favourite star, after a hiatus of eight years. Read Full Story

Chennai: IT raids TN Health Minister's residence
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 17 : The Income Tax Department on Wednesday conducted raids at state Health Minister C. Vijaya Bhaskar's residence in Pudukkottai here. Read Full Story

The drama is now over: Karti Chidambaram on CBI raids
Chennai , May. 17 : Former union minister P Chidambaram's son Karti, whose residence was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the grant of FIPB approval to INX media private Ltd, said here on Wednesday that the 'drama' was finally over. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Transport Union agrees to give up strike temporarily
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 16 : Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Union representatives on Tuesday agreed to give up their strike temporarily. Read Full Story

Karti rebuffs charges as 'bogus', says he'll stand vindicated
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 16 : After officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residence of former union minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in Chennai, the latter asserted that all charges on him are completely bogus and he will stand vindicated one day. Read Full Story

Amid raids, CBI takes Karti Chidambaram for questioning
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 16 : Maintaining the same stand as his father, former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti on Tuesday alleged the Centre of manufacturing raids to silence his voice. Read Full Story

TN: Officials grapple with alternates as transport strike continues
Tamil Nadu , May 16 : Most buses continue to stay off roads as the transport strike in Tamil Nadu continues for the second day. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth's entry in politics would change Tamil Nadu: BJP
New Delhi/Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 16 : A day after Tamil superstar Rajinikanth said that he might entertain the possibility of joining politics, parties have welcomed his statement saying it would change the equation of the state. Read Full Story

CBI raids: BJP trying to tarnish Chidambaram's reputation, says Congress
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 16 : Branding P. Chidambaram as an 'emerging leader', the Congress on Tuesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to tarnish the former union minister's reputation because he is voicing against the Narendra Modi-led Government. Read Full Story

CBI raids: Chidambaram loyalist Ramaswamy asserts BJP 'conspiracy'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 16 : Asserting that former union minister P. Chidambaram is being falsely targeted, Tamil Nadu Assembly Legislative leader K.R. Ramaswamy on Tuesday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of being responsible for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid at the former's residence. Read Full Story

Chennai: Chidambaram tears into Centre over CBI raids
Chennai , May. 16 : With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raiding the Chidambaram residence here today in connection with the FIPB approval in several cases, the senior Congress leader and former union minister lashed out at the Centre, accusing it of using national agencies to target his son. Read Full Story

Chennai: CBI raid at Chidambaram's residence
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 16 : Officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residence of former union minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in Chennai on Tuesday morning. Read Full Story

Bribery case: Dinakaran's custody extended till May 29
New Delhi , May 15 : A Delhi court on Monday extended the judicial custody of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran till May 29. Read Full Story

All the Rajini fans! After eight long years 'Thalaiva' holds special darbar
Chennai , May 15 : Fans of Thalaiva, Rajinikanth could not have asked for a better Monday morning. Read Full Story

My name being used for 'political gains': Rajinikanth
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 15 : Claiming it to be a 'political accident', iconic Tamil actor Rajinikanth who held a 'darbar' with his fans after a massive gap of eight years, admitted today that he committed a mistake by supporting a political alliance 21 years ago. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Transport workers begin indefinite strike
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 15 : Trade unions of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) have called for the suspension of bus services from today. Read Full Story

Bribery case: Dinakaran to be presented before Delhi court
New Delhi , May15 : Ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran and his aide Mallikarjuna will be produced before a Delhi court today after expiry of their judicial custody. Read Full Story

Transportation strike: TN Transport Minister assures smooth functioning of buses
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 14 : Amid the Tamil Nadu transport union's decision to go with the proposed indefinite strike, state Transport Minister M. R. Vijayabhaskar on Sunday asserted that there are a number of private buses available and hence the buses will operate normally. Read Full Story

Chennai: Transport staff to stick with their plan to hold strike
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 14 : As the transport unions and the government failed to reach a settlement over wage revision in Tamil Nadu, Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) secretary M. Shanmugam on Saturday said that they will go with the proposed indefinite strike in the state from May 15. Read Full Story

Underground section of Chennai Metro rail service inaugurated
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 14 : The first underground rail service of the Chennai Metro Rail between Thirumangalam and Nehru Park was inaugurated on Sunday by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy. Read Full Story

Coimbatore: 112 feet tall 'Adiyogi' Lord Shiva statue enters Guinness World Records
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , May 14 : The 112 feet tall 'Adiyogi' Lord Shiva steel statue situated in Coimbatore at the Isha Yoga Centre, has been declared the world's largest bust by the Guinness Books of World Records. Read Full Story

Don't portray my father as 'underworld don': Haji Mastan's son threatens Rajinikanth
New Delhi , May 13 : Tamil actor and superstar Rajinikanth has received a legal notice from Sundar Shaekhar, who claims to be the son of underworld don Haji Mastan Mirza. Read Full Story

DMK questions PM Modi's silence on fishermen issue during Colombo visit
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 13 : Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of 10,000 houses for Indian origin Tamils in Sri Lanka, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) on Saturday raised doubts on the steps initiated by the former to redress issues of Tamil fishermen in his two-day visit to Colombo. Read Full Story

Money laundering case: Madras HC grants bail to J. Sekhar Reddy
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 12 : The Madras High Court on Friday granted conditional bail to sand mining baron J. Sekhar Reddy and his associates in a money laundering case. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu beams with pride over its first intermediate pass transgender
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 12 : Tharika Banu became the first transgender in Tamil Nadu to clear class 12 exams. Read Full Story

PM Modi's Lanka visit must ensure Tamils are treated at par: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 12 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) on Thursday asked Prime Minster Narendra Modi, who is currently on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka, to ensure that the Indian-origin Tamils are treated at par with the Sinhalese of Sri Lanka and no disparities emerge between the two ethnic communities. Read Full Story

DMK "demands" PM Modi to talk on fisherman issue in Sri Lanka
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 11 : As Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs today to attend the International Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka as the chief guest, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has requested him to talk on fisherman issue during his visit. Read Full Story

Was 'little apprehensive' about speaking Tamil in 'VIP 2': Kajol on her Tamil comeback
New Delhi , May 10 : Bollywood actress Kajol, who is making her comeback in Tamil cinema after 20 years with the upcoming film 'VIP 2', revealed that she was a little apprehensive about speaking Tamil in the film. Read Full Story


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