Tamil Nadu News

Farmers demand will soon be answered says M.K. Stalin shutdown in TN
Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 25 : Hours after M.K. Stalin called for a one-day shutdown in Tamil Nadu for the drought-hit farmers, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) working president has asserted that the shutdown was a huge success. Read Full Story

Sukma attack: WB, TN announce ex-gratia to victims' families
Kolkata/Chennai/Raipur (West Bengal/Tamil Nadu/Chhattisgarh) , Apr 25 : The governments of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu have in the wake of the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district announced Rs. five lakh and Rs. 20 lakh ex-gratia to the families of the victims. Read Full Story

Businessman Suraj Shantakumar appointed Kazakhstan's Honorary Consul
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , April 25 : The Government of Kazakhstan has appointed well-known businessman and chairman of Kirtilals Suraj Shantakumar as its Honorary Consul for the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol: Chandrashekhar's police custody extended
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 25 : Hours after All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran accepted that he met Sukesh Chandrashekhar in his bribery dealing with the Election Commission of India (ECI), a Delhi Court on Tuesday extended the alleged middleman's police custody till April 28. Read Full Story

Madras HC orders govt. not to open liquor shops for three months
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 25 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the Tamil Nadu Government to not open any Tasmac liquor shops for the next three months after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) plea on government's attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court's order. Read Full Story

TN shutdown: DMK's Stalin detained amid protests
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , April 25 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin, along with his senior party colleagues, was detained in Thiruvarur when he tried to block traffic during the one-day shutdown in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Dinakaran accepts meeting Chandrashekhar, but not paying him money
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , April 25 : After three days of continuous grilling, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has finally accepted that he met Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the man alleged to be the middleman in his bribery dealing with the Election Commission of India (ECI). Read Full Story

Stalin cleverly playing 'anti-Hindi' game in Tamil Nadu: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed Dravida Munnetra Kazhaghan (DMK) leader M.K. Stalin for accusing the Centre of imposing Hindi on citizens, saying that the latter is cleverly playing an 'anti-Hindi' game in Tamil Nadu politics to be relevant. Read Full Story

No relief for Dinakaran as interrogation enters Day 4
New Delhi , Apr 25 : After an eight-hour long grilling of the ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Crime Branch office of the Delhi Police on Monday, his interrogation over the case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol will continue today. Read Full Story

'Power hungry' AIADMK least bothered with governance: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), April 25 : Slamming the state government for not focusing on serious issues like water scarcity in Tamil Nadu, the DMK party on Tuesday asserted that the AIADMK government's sole purpose is to remain in power. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu observes bandh today in support of drought-hit farmers
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 25 : The opposition parties led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhaghan (DMK) on Tuesday will be observing a state-wide shutdown in support of drought-hit farmers. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol case: Middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar to be produced in court today
New Delhi , April 25 : The police custody of Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the man alleged to be T.T.V Dinkaran's middleman ends on Tuesday, as he will be produced in the Tis Hazari court in the case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

Two leaves' symbol: Dinakaran's questioning continues for third day
New Delhi , Apr 24 : After a marathon 10-hour grilling on Sunday, the interrogation of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran continued today by the Crime Branch office of Delhi Police here, where he will be probed in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

Security guard at late Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate killed
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 24 : A security guard at late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate was killed on late Sunday night by unidentified men. Read Full Story

Two leaves' symbol case: Dinakaran grilling enters Day 3
New Delhi , Apr. 24 : After a marathon 10-hour grilling on Sunday, the interrogation of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran will continue today by the Crime Branch office of Delhi Police here, where he will be probed in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

TN farmers suspend protest till May 25 after CM's assurance
New Delhi , Apr 23 : The Tamil Nadu farmers who had been protesting over drought relief funds and waiver of farmers' loans on Sunday suspended their protest till May 25 after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswamy's assurance. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu farmers' plight and their protests - A Timeline
New Delhi , Apr 23 : The Tamil Nadu farmers, who have been protesting in the capital for the past 40 days and demanding loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery management board to resolve their irrigation issues, today hinted at withdrawing their agitation. Read Full Story

TN farmers issue must be taken up at state level: Centre
Chennai , Apr 23 : Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the issue regarding the ongoing agitation of Tamil Nadu farmers seeking loan waiver concerns the state, adding the matter should, therefore, be taken up by the state government. Read Full Story

Two leaves' symbol case: Dinakaran reaches Crime Branch for questioning
New Delhi , Apr 23 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) ousted leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has reached the Crime Branch office of Delhi Police where he will be questioned in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

Govt hits back at DMK, says no question of forcing Hindi on anybody
Chennai , Apr 23 : Downplaying Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president and treasurer M.K. Stalin's claim that the Centre is imposing Hindi on the non-Hindi residents of the country, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there is no question of forcing Hindi on anybody, adding this matter is being unnecessary politicized for ulterior gains. Read Full Story

Palaniswami promises protesting TN farmers to speak to PM Modi
New Delhi , Apr 23 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday urged the farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar for the last 39 days to call off their protest and said that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submit a memorandum highlighting their plight. Read Full Story

BJP should stop dreaming about capturing Tamil Nadu: AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 23 : Validating Tamil Nadu's Dravidian roots, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) asserted that Tamil Nadu would be governed only by Dravidian parties owing to decades of governance by the latter. Read Full Story

Dinakaran grilled for seven hours, interrogation to continue tomorrow
New Delhi , Apr 22 : Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Saturday appeared before the crime branch of the Delhi Police in connection with a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two leaves' symbol and was interrogated for around seven hours. Read Full Story

Protesting TN farmers drink urine at Delhi's Jantar Mantar
New Delhi , April 22 : Tamil Nadu farmers stage a protest at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar for drought relief, drank their own urine on Saturday in another desperate bid to draw the government's attention to their plight. Read Full Story

Stalin tears into PM Modi over 'Hindi imposition'
New Delhi , Apr 22 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party leader M. K. Stalin on Saturday lashed at the Narendra Modi-led central government for its 'Hindi imposition', accusing them of violating the Constitution and rights of non-Hindi speaking citizens. Read Full Story

Delhi Police starts questioning Dinakaran
New Delhi , Apr 22 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) ousted leader T.T.V. Dinakaran was on Saturday given a set of questions by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police with a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

Dinakaran leaves for Delhi to face questions over bribery charges
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr. 22 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Saturday will leave for Delhi to appear before the police in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the 'two-leaves' symbol for his faction. Read Full Story

DMK alleges Palanisamy of 'misuse' of Secretariat
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 22 : In what was termed as an 'ugly' play out of politics among the two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the opposing Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lashed out at Chief Minister E. Palanisamy accusing him of misusing his power for 'personal and political interest'. Read Full Story

AIADMK power struggle: OPS team to hold negotiations with EPS camp
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 22 : The O. Panneerselvam faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has announced that a team, headed by K.P. Munusamy, would hold negotiations with the faction belonging to Chief Minister E. Palanisamy camp. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan summoned over Mahabharata remark
Valliyoor (Tamil Nadu) Apr 21 : Actor Kamal Haasan has been summoned by a court here over his alleged controversial statement on Mahabharat. Read Full Story

OPS, EPS camps to hold merger talks soon
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Apr 21 : The AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction on Friday announced the setting up of a committee to oversee merger talks between the camps headed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam. Read Full Story

I'm Tamilian first, says Sathyaraj post 'Baahubali 2' row
New Delhi , April 21 : After pro-Kannada organisations threatened to stall 'Baahubali 2' in Karnataka, veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj has apologised over his remarks on the Cauvery water dispute while categorically stating that he would continue to support these issues as he is a Tamilian first and then an actor. Read Full Story

AIADMK merger on cards: CM Palaniswami forms committee
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 21 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday formed a seven-member committee for holding merger talks with the rival O. Panneerselvam faction. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol: Sasikala, OPS factions asked to submit documents till June 16
New Delhi , Apr 21 : The Election Commission on Friday granted time to both the Sasikala and O. Panneerselvam factions till June 16 to submit more documents and details in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party symbol matter. Read Full Story

Madras HC quashes maintenance case against Dhanush
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , April 21 : The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Friday quashed the maintenance case filed against actor Dhanush by a couple from Melur, Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Coimbatore: Students make largest paper cup mosaic of Abdul Kalam
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 21 : In a bid to create a new Guinness world record, the students of Camford International School, Coimbatore attempted to design the world's largest disposable paper cup mosaic creating an image of late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Read Full Story

EPS responds to OPS demands, asks to withdraw symbol complaint
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 20 : Responding to former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam-led AIADMK faction's demands for merger, the E. Palaniswami-led faction on Thursday said that the former should first take its complaint regarding symbol issue back. Read Full Story

No merger until Sasikala, Dinakaran resign from AIADMK: OPS faction
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr. 20 : The O. Panneerselvam-led group on Thursday categorically stated that the merger between the two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) would not be possible until an affidavit stating the removal of V. K. Sasikala and his nephew T.T.V Dinakaran from the party is submitted to the Election Commission. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu, Gujarat CMs say no to 'Laal Batti'
New Delhi Apr 20 : Following the Centre's decision to ban the use of red beacons on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including central and state ministers, chief ministers of various states have removed the red beacons from their cars. Read Full Story

AIADMK's Sasikala Pushpa shows solidarity with PM Modi over NCBC bill
New Delhi , Apr 20 : All Anna India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader Sasikala Pushpa has shown solidarity with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the bill that aims at giving constitutional status to National Commission For Backward Classes (NCBC) and seeks to benefit all OBC communities, including among Muslims. Read Full Story

Delhi Police team reaches Chennai, serves notice to Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 20 : A team of the Delhi Police Crime Branch reached Chennai on late Wednesday night to serve a notice to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran for joining the probe in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the 'two-leaves' symbol for his faction. Read Full Story

AIADMK rules out change in CM, Palaniswami to stay
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 19 : Denying speculations suggesting that O. Panneerselvam would be made the Chief Minister, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Wednesday said there is no question of change as the 124 MLAs voted in favour of incumbent E. Palaniswami. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol row: Delhi Police probe reaches Chennai
New Delhi , Apr 19 : A team of the Delhi Police Crime Branch will be reaching Chennai on Wednesday with a notice to join an investigation related to ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran's 'two leaves' symbol case. Read Full Story

1996 FERA case: Dinakaran appears before court, next hearing on May 10
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 19 : Complying with the court order to appear in the next hearing, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran today appeared before the Economic Offences Court in the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case registered against him. Read Full Story

Post AIADMK ouster, Dinakaran thanks supporters, cadres
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 19 : After being ousted from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to all his party office bearers and cadres for their full fledged support. Read Full Story

Stalin demands emergency assembly session over TN farmers' issue
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Apr 19 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Wednesday demanded the Tamil Nadu Speaker to convene an emergency assembly session to discuss the farmers' loan waiver issue. Read Full Story

Post AIADMK ouster, Dinakaran thanks supporters, cadres
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 19 : After being ousted from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to all his party office bearers and cadres for their full fledged support. Read Full Story

Stalin demands emergency assembly session over TN farmers' issue
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Apr 19 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Wednesday demanded the Tamil Nadu Speaker to convene an emergency assembly session to discuss the farmers' loan waiver issue. Read Full Story

Our fight for justice has its first victory: Panneerselvam
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 19 : Declaring that the ouster of TTV Dinakaran and Sasikala Natarajan from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was their first victory, former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday said that talks of the merger will now begin. Read Full Story

AIADMK committee says will run party, not Sasikala
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Apr 19 : Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D. Jayakumar and other AIADMK leaders and politicos on Wednesday have confirmed that former general secretary V.K. Sasikala and her newphew T.T.V. Dinakaran will no longer interfere in party affairs. Read Full Story

AIADMK mocking every authority: DMK
New Delhi , Apr 19 : With the political fiasco in Tamil Nadu getting murkier by the day, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday hit out at the ruling All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) saying that its leaders are making a mockery of every authority that exists. Read Full Story

Delhi Police issues look out notice against Dinakaran
New Delhi , Apr 19 : The Delhi Police have issued a look out notice against ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran and the immigration department has been informed about the same. Read Full Story

Dinakaran calls meeting of MLAs post ouster from AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 19 : After ouster from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday called for a meeting of MLAs and District Secretaries at party headquarter in Royapettah this afternoon at 3 p.m. Read Full Story

One family should not hold sway over party affairs: BJP on AIADMK
New Delhi , Apr. 19 : As the merger of two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (AIADMK) hit a roadblock after former chief minister O. Panneerslevam demanded the ouster of V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V Dinakaran from the party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday opined that 'one family' should not hold sway over the affairs as the continuance of such functioning would hinder the democratic process of the party. Read Full Story

Wider cracks appear in AIADMK over Sasikala, Dinakaran's ouster
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr. 19 : Hours after All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and state Finance Minister D. Jayakumar announced that V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran were decided to be 'delinked' from the party, several MLAs and Dinakaran supporters rallied behind him and denounced the former's statement. Read Full Story

AIADMK coup: Relief for OPS as Sasikala, Dinakaran shown the door
Chennai , Apr. 18 : Hours after former chief minister O. Panneerselvam put forth certain conditions for the merger of the two factions, the AIADMK on Tuesday announced the ouster of V.K. Sasikala and her family from the party in what can be seen as yet another tectonic shift emerging from Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Mixed opinion in TN as OPS sets condition for merger
New Delhi/Chennai Apr 18 : Amid speculations that the two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) may merge, the politicos in Tamil Nadu voiced mixed opinion with some stating the conditions put forth by former chief minister O. Panneerselvam to the V.K. Sasikala camp was extremely shocking while others stating the demand is not something new. Read Full Story

Focus on development, say Oppn as AIADMK mulls merger
New Delhi Apr 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on Wednesday pooh-poohed the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) over its internal clashes and said this factionalism has been taking a toll on the development of Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Dinakaran bribery row: FIR holds Sukesh Chandrasekhar as another conspirator
New Delhi Apr 18 : A day after All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary TTV Dinakaran was booked for charges of bribery, the FIR filed by the Delhi Police states that the arrested man Sukesh Chandrasekhar conspired with Sasikala Natarajan's nephew to obtain a favourable order from the Election Commission on the symbol row. Read Full Story

No discussion over Dinakaran or Sasikala took place: TN Minister
Chennai [Tamil Nadu], April 18 : Tamil Nadu Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan on Tuesday said that issue pertaining to TTV Dinakaran's arrest was not raised by either factions of the AIADMK at the meeting which took place at Dinakaran's residence. Read Full Story


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