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Jallikattu: Protest continues in Tamil Nadu, CM leaves for Delhi
Chennai, Jan 18 : Large number of people joined the peaceful protest at Marina Beach in Chennai where demonstration is going on for the past 24 hours to lifty the ban on banned bull-taming festival-Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam to meet PM Modi urging ordinance for revocation of Jallikattu ban
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday decided to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urge him to promulgate an ordinance to lift the ban on bull taming sport, Jallikattu. Read Full Story

Vijay, Surya support the protest against ban on Jallikattu
Chennai , Jan. 18 : Tollywood stars Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Surya have weighed in to the ongoing protest against the ban on Jallikattu. Read Full Story

Jallikattu row: Centre appeals to students, political parties to keep anti-social elements at bay
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 18 : Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan on Wednesday appealed to students and political parties to keep anti-social elements at bay while protesting over the issue of the banning of the traditional practice of Jallikattu. Read Full Story

Jallikattu: Demonstration continues at Marina beach
Chennai, Jan 18 : Large number of people have gathered at Chennai's Marina Beach to demonstrate and demand for permission to host the banned bull-taming festival-Jallikattu- in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Passive AIDMK must settle Jallikattu issue quickly. Blame game wont help, DMK
Chennai [ndia], Jan. 18 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday criticized both the Centre ON Demonetization and THE Tamil Nadu government's passive stance on THE Jallikattu ban. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu :Thousands of Jallikattu supporters stage protests for the second day at Marina beach
Chennai, Jan 18 : : Thousands of supporters of jallikattu continued to stage demonstration at Chennai's Marina beach for the second consecutive day on Wednesday demanding permission to host the banned bull-taming festival in Tamil Nadu, reports said. Read Full Story

People come out in large numbers to raise voice in support of Jallikattu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 18 : The ongoing tussle between Tamil Nadu state as a whole and the Supreme Court over the famous bull-taming sport Jallikattu escalated on Wednesday, with people thronging at Chennai's Marina Beach in support of the festival. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa's lookalike niece announces political debut
Chennai, Jan 17 : : In what could appear as an attempt to establish the second Avatar of J Jayalalithaa, her niece Deepa Jayakumar on Tuesday staked claim to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's political legacy, saying she plans to contest elections and "follow in her footsteps", NDTV reported. Read Full Story

Amma's niece Deepa Jayakumar announces political debut
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Jan. 17 : Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Tuesday said she has decided to follow in the former's footsteps and enter politics. Read Full Story

MGR's 100th birth anniversary: Hundreds gather to pay homage, TN declares holiday
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 17 : The entire Tamil Nadu is celebrating the hundredth birth anniversary of their former chief minister and founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) M.G. Ramachandran today as hundreds thronged his memorial at Marina Beach here. Read Full Story

We support Jallikattu but cannot impose any rule above law: TN BJP state president
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 16 : Defending the Bharatiya Janata Party over Jallikattu row, the BJP state president of Tamil Nadu unit, Tamilisai Soundarajan on Monday said that the party was in support of bull taming sport but have to bow down before court's verdict. Read Full Story

Swamy slams Jallikattu protest, says will challenge animal rights funding
New Delhi , Jan. 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday alleged that protest organised against Jallikattu has been inspired from abroad and he intends to take the case to CBI in terms of funding of the animal rights organisations. Read Full Story

Happy Thai Pongal to Tamils celebrating! wishes Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
New Delhi , Jan. 15 : Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who never fails to seize any opportunity o celebrate the many cultures, languages and beliefs that make our country such a wonderful place to live, has wished Tamilians in Canada and around the world a happy Thai Pongal on Sunday. Read Full Story

Jallikattu row: Locals in TN urge SC to pass verdict after proper analysis
New Delhi , Jan 15 : The people of Tamil Nadu of Sunday urged the Supreme Court to pass the judgement on bull-taming sport Jallikattu after a proper analysis. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth praises Cho Ramaswamy at 47th Thuglak anniversary event
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 15 : Superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday, while paying tribute to the late Cho Ramaswamy, noted journalist, political analyst and founder-editor of the Tamil magazine Thuglak, praised him and said Cho was a unique man and all politicians used to seek advice from him. Read Full Story

Jallikattu row: TN people urge SC to pass verdict on ban after 'proper analysis'
Madurai, Jan 14 : The people of Tamil Nadu of Sunday urged the Supreme Court to pass the judgement on Jallikattu, the traditional bull fight game of Tamil Nadu during Pongal festival, after a proper analysis, media reports said. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu :Police cane crowd protesting ban on Jallikattu, arrest several people in Madurai
Madurai, Jan 14 : : Police reportedly used baton to tackle a crowd protesting against the ban on Jallikattu, the traditional bull fight game of Tamil Nadu during Pongal festival in Madurai's Avaniapuram area on Saturday, reports said. Read Full Story

Innovator's Mission to ignite Abdul Kalam's vision
Chennai , Jan.14 : While Jallikattu seems to be the trending topic of discussion in Tamil Nadu at the moment, a silent revolution envisioned by youth icon and late Former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has quietly gained momentum. Ignite-India is a nation-wide innovation platform for student innovators and young entrepreneurs in high schools and colleges. Founded by International swimmer Agnishwar Jayaprakash in 2014, the organization has designed and hosted 96 Regional Innovation Conferences and 3 National Innovation Conferences across 36 cities in India where students competed to showcased their innovative creations. These innovations were judged based on the practicality, creativity and sustainability by technical experts from diverse fields. Read Full Story

Jallikattu row: Govt. has to crackdown on those against Constitution, says Swamy
New Delhi , Jan. 14 : Voicing its support over the ban on Jallikattu, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said the government has to crackdown on those who go against the Constitution of India. Read Full Story

156 rare Alexandrian parakeets seized in Chennai
Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), , Jan. 13 : Around 156 rare Alexandrian breed parakeets were seized in Chennai by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (Southern region) and Protection and Vigilance Squad. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu : DMK hit the street for statewide protest over Jallikattu
Chennai, Jan 13 : : A day after the Supreme Court refused to pass a judgment on Jallikattu before Pongal, Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (DMK), the main opposition in Tamil Nadu, called for a state-wide protest on Friday, reports said. Read Full Story

Cauvery row: SC dismisses plea seeking compensation from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu Govt. during violence
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the plea seeking compensation from both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Governments for the loss of property during the Cauvery water related dispute between both the states. Read Full Story

Will leave no stone unturned in opposing Jallikattu: PETA
New Delhi , Jan 13 : People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Friday asserted that they will leave no stone unturned in opposing the practice of Jallikattu. Read Full Story

Jallikattu ban: Opposition calls to respect SC decision
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : Following the state-wide agitation announced by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the opposition on Friday opined that the decision of the Supreme Court must be respected and one should not put pressure on the apex court. Read Full Story

Tata Power Renewable Energy commissions two projects in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Jan 12 : Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), a renewable energy company and Tata Power's wholly-owned subsidiary, on Thursday announced the commissioning of 36 MW wind capacity of a 100 MW wind farm (under construction) at Nimbagallu in Andhra Pradesh, and 49 MW solar plant at Kayathar, Tamil Nadu, under Welspun Renewable Energy Private Limited (WREPL). Read Full Story

Jallikattu: DMK announces state-wide agitation
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 12 : Hours after the Supreme Court turned down the Tamil Nadu Government's plea seeking its intervention to pass a judgment on Jallikattu before Saturday, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday announced a state-wide agitation over the ban on the bull-taming sport. Read Full Story

Not possible to deliver judgment on Jallikattu before Saturday: SC
New Delhi . Jan. 12 : In a major setback to the Tamil Nadu Government, the Supreme Court on Thursday turned down the plea seeking its intervention to pass a judgment on the bull-taming sport Jallikattu before Saturday. Read Full Story

Supreme Court refuses to consider plea on Jallikattu ban
New Delhi/Chennai, Jan 12 : With the Supreme Court of India saying on Thursday that it is not possible to give a verdict in the next couple of days about the holding of Jallikattu, the bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu, it is unlikely that the event will be observed this year, media reported. Read Full Story

Peps Industries launches 125th Great Sleep Store in Tamil Nadu
Kumbakonam, Jan 11 : Peps Industries, a spring mattress manufacturing company, marked the launch of its 125th exclusive showroom- Great Sleep Store at Kumbakonam. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu : AIADMK chief Sasikala writes to PM for passage to return of Jallikattu
Chennai Jan 11 : : AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act so that Jallikattu, the banned traditional bull fight sport of Tamil Nadu can be held during the Pongal this weekend. Read Full Story

Jallikattu row: Centre assures AIADMK of judiciary justice
New Delhi , Jan. 11 : With the chorus growing louder by the day for conducting the bull taming sport Jallikattu, the Centre today assured the visiting delegation of AIADMK leaders that the Supreme Court will do justice and give a decision that will allow the festival to be celebrated as per tradition. Read Full Story

Power Ministry signs '24x7 Power For All (PFA)' MoU with Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, Jan 10 : The Ministry of Power, Government of India signed the MoU for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) with Tamil Nadu in New Delhi, on Monday. Read Full Story

Pongal 'compulsory' holiday: Amma's good governance still continues, says AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 10 : In a major boost to the ruling All India Anna Dravida Kazhagam (AIADMK), the Centre on Tuesday finally caved in to their demands and declared Pongal festival as a compulsory holiday. Read Full Story

Jallikattu row: AIADMK delegation to meet PM Modi tomorrow
New Delhi , Jan. 10 : A delegation of AIADMK MPs will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday seeking permission to go ahead with Jallikattu during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam declares Tamil Nadu as drought-hit state
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan 10 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday declared the state as drought-hit. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu CM declares drought in state, announces sops for farmers
Chennai, Jan 10 : : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam on Tuesday declared the state drought-hit and announced measures worth Rs 510 crore to cope the water crisis, reports said. Read Full Story

Jallikattu: TN CM urges Centre to promulgate ordinance
New Delhi , Jan 9 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to promulgate an ordinance to resume the sport Jallikattu on Pongal this year. Read Full Story

Cauvery Water issue: Tamil Nadu seeks Rs.2,480 crore as compensation from Karnataka
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 9 : The Tamil Nadu government on Monday sought a compensation of Rs 2,480 crore from Karnataka for not releasing water to the state despite getting a Supreme Court directive to do so. Read Full Story

Amma's death: Apollo says, Ready to submit reports in sealed cover to Madras HC
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 9 : Days after the Madras High Court expressed doubt over the circumstances leading to the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Apollo Hospital in their argument stated that it will file a response petition in a sealed cover to the court. Read Full Story

Contestations against Jallikattu undermines its cultural importance: TN BJP
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 9 : Stating that any more contestations against the call for ban on Jallikattu will not be tolerated, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Animal Welfare Board of India of working at the behest of petro-dollar mafias and working to undermine the culture importance of the bull taming sport. Read Full Story

Direct MEA to take steps to secure release of 20 fishermen: Panneerselvam urges PM
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 8 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to take expeditious steps to secure the release of 20 fishermen and 118 fishing boats. Read Full Story

Protestors urge Centre to promulgate ordinance revoking ban on Jallikattu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 8 : The call for revocation of ban on Jallikattu intensified as the protestors took to the streets in Chennai on Sunday demanding that the ban on the bull taming sport be lifted at the earliest. Read Full Story

10 Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy in Tamil Nadu
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 8 : As many as 10 Indian fishermen were apprehended, along with two boats, by the Sri Lankan Navy at Palk Strait on Sunday morning. Read Full Story

Kiran Bedi says will quit as Puducherry LG next year
Puducherry , Jan. 8 : Amid brewing differences with the Congress-led government, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi has announced that she would demit office in May next year on completion of two years. Read Full Story

Capacity building for Tamil Nadu museums
Chennai , Jan.7 : A series of workshops was initiated in Chennai today, 6 January, to assist capacity building for museums in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Chennai: ED arrests criminal's brother in money laundering case
Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), , Jan. 6 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested D. Senthil, brother of criminal Sridhar Dhanapal, on January 4th in Chennai, under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in a case related to extortion and acquiring properties from crime proceeds. Read Full Story

Had no option but to cancel Puducherry CM's order on social media ban: LG Kiran Bedi
New Delhi , Jan. 6: Defending her decision to cancel the Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy's order to ban the use of social media for official communication, Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday said that she had no option but to declare the order null and void as it is against the Government of India's social media policy. Read Full Story

Sasikala, Panneerselvam urge PM to issue commemorative coin on MGR's birth centenary
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 6 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan on Friday have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to issue commemorative coin and special postal stamp on the birth centenary of former chief minister M.G. Ramachandran. Read Full Story

Madras HC dismisses PIL seeking Bharat Ratna for Amma
New Delhi , Jan. 6 : The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre to announce Bharat Ratna for late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis deal: Madras HC dismisses Karti Chidambaram's plea seeking quash of ED summons
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 5 : The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed former union minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's plea seeking to quash summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. Read Full Story

Puducherry Governor Bedi 'voids' CM's circular banning social media for official communication
Puducherry , Jan. 5 : Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday declared a circular issued by Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy banning the use of social media applications such as Facebook and WhatsApp for official communication as 'null and void', stating that such an order falls in contravention of guidelines and rules and policies. Read Full Story

Protesters urge Centre to promulgate ordinance revoking ban on Jallikattu
By Lomas Jha, New Delhi [India], Jan. 5 : The call for revocation of ban on Jaillkattu intensified just days ahead of the Pongal festival as a group of protesters in the national capital have launched a hunger strike asking the Centre to promulgate an ordinance so that the ancient sport is played again. Read Full Story

SC dismisses petition seeking CBI probe into Amma's death
New Delhi , Jan. 5 : The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the 'mysterious death' of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Supreme Court dismisses Sasikala Pushpa's plea for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death
New Delhi, Jan 5 : : The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions filed by rebel AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa and a youth organisation to order a CBI investigation into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, The Hindu reported. Read Full Story

Happy over Stalin's elevation; indifferences of Centre are biggest challenges: DMK
Chennai(Tamil Nadu) , Jan 5 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has expressed happiness over elevation of M.K. Stalin as the party's working president, while asserting that the indifferences of the Central government are biggest challenges that they have to face. Read Full Story

Kiran Bedi calls on Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Jan 4 : Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here on Wedneday and discussed with him wide range of issues pertaining to administration and new initiatives undertaken in Puducherry. Read Full Story

DMK appoints MK Stalin as working president
Chennai, Jan 4 : The DMK on Wednesday appointed party treasurer and opposition leader in the state assembly, MK Stalin, as its working president, reports said. Read Full Story

DMK passes resolution urging Centre to lift ban on Jallikattu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Dec. 4 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday passes a resolution urging the Centre to lift THE ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu. Read Full Story

DMK condoles Amma's demise
New Delhi , Dec. 4 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in its general council meeting on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

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