Tamil Nadu News

Presidential polls: AIADMK faction led by Panneerselvam supports Kovind
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 22 : The All India Anna Darvida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) faction led by O. Panneerselvam on Thursday announced that they will support National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind as the latter is best fit for the job. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan Navy arrests four Tamil Nadu fishermen
Neduntheevu [Sri Lanka], June 22 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested four Tamil Nadu fishermen for allegedly fishing in Sri Lanka's territorial waters. Read Full Story

AIADMK announces support for Kovind
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 21 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi K Palanisamy on Wednesday announced that the ruling All India Anna Darvida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) will support National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. Read Full Story

Koovathur issue: Stalin introduces 'no-confidence motion' in Tamil Nadu Assembly
Chennai , June. 21 : DMK working president MK Stalin introduced 'no-confidence motion' in the Tamil Nadu assembly today and raised the Koovathur issue. Read Full Story

Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore
New Delhi June 20, : Calcutta High Court Judge Justice (Retd.) C.S. Karnan, who is facing jail term in contempt of court case, was arrested by the Kolkata police in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Sasikala to discuss 'Kovind' with AIADMK MLAs: Dinakaran
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 20 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V. K. Sasikala will soon clear party's stand on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. Read Full Story

Cattle ban: Will take a call once verdict arrives, says TN CM
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) June 20 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said he would announce his stance on the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets, once a verdict is decided by the apex court. Read Full Story

Following failed discussions on cattle trade, DMK stages another walkout from Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 20 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday staged another walkout from the Tamil Nadu Assembly following their dissatisfaction over Chief Minister E. Palanisamy's "unacceptable" reply on the question of cattle trade regulations. Read Full Story

Puducherry medical scam: Kiran Bedi seeks CBI's aid
Puducherry June 19 : Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Monday sought the help of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe into the alleged Post Graduation (PG) medical admission scam in Puducherry. Read Full Story

Horse-trading Sting Op: TN Assembly Speaker rejects DMK's 'evidence' CD
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) June 19 : Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal on Monday ruled that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Compact Disc (CD) submitted to raise the issue of alleged horse-trading of some All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLA's, was only a TV channel's video footage with no evidential value. Read Full Story

Stalin dissatisfied over Palanisamy's reply on R K Nagar by-polls bribery case
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 19 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over Chief Minister E. Palanisamy's reply on the R K Nagar by-poll irregularities. Read Full Story

Stalin dissatisfied over Palanisamy's reply on R K Nagar by-polls bribery case
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 19 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over Chief Minister E. Palanisamy's reply on the R K Nagar by-poll irregularities. Read Full Story

RK Nagar by-polls bribery: EC directs FIR against Dinakaran, Palanisamy
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 18 : In a response to Right to Information (RTI) query, the Election Commission on Sunday directed an FIR against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders T.T.V. Dinakaran, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palanisamy, Vijayabhaskar, Sellur K. Raju, Thangamani, Sengotaiyan and Velumani in RK Nagar by-poll bribery case. Read Full Story

Stalin meets TN Governor, requests to dissolve Palaniswamy Govt.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 17 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) acting president M. K. Stalin on Saturday met Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao and asked him to dissolve the Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led government, which has been facing horse-trading allegations. Read Full Story

Let Centre adjudicate on Puducherry crisis, says Kiran Bedi
Puducherry , June 17 : Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Saturday said that Chief Minister V. Narayanswamy should go to "the Centre and let them adjudicate" on the distribution of powers between the two. Read Full Story

Puducherry crisis: Not an issue of suppression of power, clarifies CM Narayanswamy
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 17 : After the Puducherry Assembly passed a resolution aimed at limiting the powers of Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V. Narayanswamy clarified that this was not the issue of "suppression of power." Read Full Story

Cadre wants Amma's legacy to continue through me: Deepa Jayakumar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 17 : Soon after staking claim in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (AIADMK's) disputed 'two-leaves' symbol, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, while alleging T.T.V. Dinakaran of blackmailing her, said the grassroot cadre of the party is vouching for her to be the party General Secretary. Read Full Story

Request extra time to submit affidavit in EC: Deepa Jayakumar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 16 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Friday said that she has requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to grant more time to file the affidavit to claim the party's 'two-leaves' symbol, adding that she can submit more than two lakhs affidavits in her favour to support the same. Read Full Story

Puducherry passes resolution to clip wings of Kiran Bedi
Puducherry June 16 : Puducherry Assembly on Friday passed a resolution which is aimed at clipping the wings of Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. Read Full Story

Madras HC directs deemed Pondy universities to admit medical students
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 16 : The Madras High Court on Friday directed deemed universities of Pondicherry University to admit medical students under the government quota before June 19. Read Full Story

President poll: AIADMK to take stand in couple of days
New Delhi , June 16 : The AIADMK on Friday said that it would clear its stand on the upcoming Presidential Poll in couple of days. Read Full Story

DMK walks out of TN assembly, attacks Palanisamy's 'benami' AIADMK Govt.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 16: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday staged a walk out from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for the third consecutive day after discussions on the alleged sting operation of AIADMK MLAs accepting bribes, was not allowed to take place. Read Full Story

'Two-leaves' war: Opposition attacks Deepa Jayakumar for approaching EC
Bangalore/Chennai , June 16 : Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar approached the Election Commission on Thursday, staking claim in the party's 'two-leaves' symbol on grounds of being its 'original curator'. Read Full Story

Dinakaran meets aunt Sasikala in Bengaluru prison
Bengaluru (Karnataka), June 15 : AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, who is out on bail in a case of alleged bribery, on Thursday met his jailed aunt and party chief V. K. Sasikala here. Read Full Story

Varsity in TN to offer free education to transgenders
Tamil Nadu , June 15 : The Tamil Nadu Government has announced free education for the transgender community in all the colleges of state's Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. Read Full Story

'Cash for Vote' MLA sting: DMK, Congress stage walkout from TN Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 15 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M.K. Stalin raised the issue of the 'Cash for Vote' MLA sting in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday for the second consecutive day. Read Full Story

Stalin, other DMK leaders released
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 14 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin and other MLAs who were detained while protesting outside the Tamil Nadu Assembly today were later released. Read Full Story

AIADMK sting: Issues raised have come true now, says Kanimozhi
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 14 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi took a dig at the AIADMK in the wake of MLA's sting operation and said that her party had already raised the issue earlier but their assertion was downplayed. Read Full Story

TN Assembly passes GST Bill amidst DMK's ruckus
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 14 : The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill amid a ruckus created by the Opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party over a demand for a discussion on the alleged bribery case involving some All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs. Read Full Story

Stalin detained after ruckus over 'Cash for Vote' MLA sting
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 14 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M.K. Stalin and several other party leaders were detained after a ruckus was created over the MLAs sting operation in today's Tamil Nadu Assembly session. Read Full Story

Amidst DMK ruckus over MLAs sting operation, GST bill passed in TN Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 14 : The Tamil Nadu Assembly saw a huge showdown between the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) over the MLAs sting operation in today's session, which was earlier being expected to be crucial for paving the way for the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill on July 1. Read Full Story

'Purchased MLAs' row: Opposition tears into AIADMK, seeks justice
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 14 : In the wake of reports being circulated regarding All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs' support being purchased by the ruling government, the Opposition while claiming to know of this, lashed out at the former's poor governance, calling the present government a 'non-performing' one. Read Full Story

GST Bill to be introduced in TN Assembly today
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 14 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will be tabled in the State Assembly session today, paving the way for its rollout on July 1. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee arrives in Kanchipuram for day-long visit
Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu) June 13 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday arrived in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram for a day-long visit. Read Full Story

AIADMK's Saravanan pleads innocence, says he is being misinterpreted
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 13 : Madurai South MLA S. S. Saravanan who fell prey to the hands of a sting operation, on Tuesday said that false rumours are being circulated against him and that he is being misinterpreted. Read Full Story

AIADMK sting: OPS seeks clarification from MLA Saravanan
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 13 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday said he has sought an explanation from his loyalist MLA S.S. Saravanan from AIADMK's rival Sasikala faction. Read Full Story

MLAs' support to AIADMK indeed purchased, alleges DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 13 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday alleged that all the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs' support had indeed been purchased by the ruling government after reports emerged that the lawmakers were lured in by cash and gold to seek their support during Tamil Nadu Assembly's February trust vote. Read Full Story

Merger talks panel wasn't doing anything towards development: Panneerselvam
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 12 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday said the panel appointed for merger talks was not doing anything towards development and that's why the decision was taken to dissolve it. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam dissolves 7-member panel for holding merger talks
Chennai, June 12 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam has dissolved the seven member panel that he appointed for holding merger talks between two rival AIADMK groups, ending any hope of immediate unity within the party. Read Full Story

Deepa trying to take over Jayalalithaa's legacy: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 12 : Soon after reports surfaced of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar being prohibited from entering the former's Poes Garden residence, the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Monday claimed that the latter is trying to take over Amma's legacy, adding that this can be a contentious matter in the state's political front. Read Full Story

EPS-OPS merger committee dissolved
New Delhi , June 11 : The committee formed to initiate merger talks between the O. Panneerselvam and Edappadi K. Palanisamy factions of the AIADMK Party has been dissolved. Read Full Story

Deepak invited me to Poes Garden to kill me, alleges Jayalalithaa's niece
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 11 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Sunday alleged that her brother Deepak invited her to Poes Garden in order to kill her so that he can stake claim of Veda Nilayam, the residence of 'Amma'. Read Full Story

Deepa barred to enter aunt Jayalalitha's residence, accuses brother Deepak of cheating
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), June 11 : Niece of former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J. Jayalalitha Deepa Jayakumar on Sunday said that she was denied entry at the latter's Poes Garden residence. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Parents find daughter's-corpse-on-doorstep
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , June 10 : In a distressing development, parents of a 17-year-old girl were left crushed and speechless when they found their daughter's dead body on their doorstep. Read Full Story

I was deported because Malaysia considered me a 'security threat': Vaiko
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 10 : MDMK chief and ex-lawmaker Vaiko, who arrived here after not being allowed to enter Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to attend a marriage, claimed on Saturday that he was deported because he was considered a security threat by the Malaysian authorities due to his links with the LTTE. Read Full Story

In Coimbatore, bribe to get dead out of mortuary!
Salem/Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , June 10 : In Tamil Nadu, or specifically in Coimbatore, you now have to pay a bribe to take a dead body out of a hospital mortuary. Read Full Story

Denial of Vaiko's entry into Malaysia needs enquiry: BJP
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 10 : Expressing disappointment over Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko being denied entry into Malaysia yesterday, Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday said that the issue needed to be enquired thoroughly. Read Full Story

Chennai: BJP office receives bomb threat, parcel with gunpowder
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 9 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office here received a bomb threat from an unknown person on Friday. Read Full Story

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia for alleged LTTE links
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 9 : Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko was denied entry into Malaysia on Friday. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu farmers resume their protest
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 9 : In another raging farmer's agitation, farmers from Tamil Nadu, who have been demanding loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery management board to resolve their irrigation issues, resumed their protest in the national capital on Friday. Read Full Story

Magistrate's court frames FERA charges against Dhinakaran, case adjourned to June 22
Tamil Nadu (Chennai), June 8 : The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Egmore on Thursday framed charges against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (Amma) faction leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran in connection with a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case registered against him. Read Full Story

AIADMK wants to loot Tamil Nadu: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) June 8 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) on Thursday said that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is not interested in governing Tamil Nadu, but only wants to come into power in order to con the state. Read Full Story

AIADMK should call it quits: DMK amid reports of three-way faction
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 7 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) on Wednesday said the time was rife for the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Government to step down and let a fresh mandate take place after T.T.V. Dhinakaran remained non-committal to the idea of merger between the Edapadi K. Palaniswamy and O. Panneerselvam factions. Read Full Story

Coimbatore: Another beef fest organised against cattle ban
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , June 6 : The member of 'Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam' on Tuesday organised a beef festival to protest against Centre's ban on sale of cattle for slaughter. Read Full Story

Dinakaran discusses 'merger' with imprisoned Sasikala
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 5 : Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Monday said that he will just 'sit back and see' what the party led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is going to do in coming weeks, over the speculated merger with the faction led by former Chief Minsiter O. Panneerselvam. Read Full Story

Dinakaran meets aunt Sasikala in Bengaluru jail
Bengaluru (Karnataka) June 5 : Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran on Monday reached Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara jail to meet party leader and General Secretary V.K. Sasikala who was jailed in February in a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case. Read Full Story

Chennai: Rahul Gandhi meets Karunanidhi, praises the 'voice of Tamil Nadu'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 4 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo M. Karunanidhi here to greet him on his 94th birthday. Read Full Story

Rahul greets Karunanidhi on his 94th birthday
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 3 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday greeted Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo M. Karunanidhi on his 94th birthday. Read Full Story

Dinakaran lands in Chennai after bail, gets hero's welcome
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 3 : T.T.V. Dinakaran returned home in Adyar after being granted bail by a Delhi court in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case. Read Full Story

Regional cinema will be adversely affected by GST rate: Kamal Haasan
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 2 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has hit out at the Central Government for announcing 28% tax slab under the GST (Goods and Services Tax) for cinema. Read Full Story


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