Tamil Nadu News

Congress backs 'Mersal'
New Delhi , Oct. 21 : Amid brewing controversy regarding the Tamil flick 'Mersal', the Congress Party on Saturday extended their support to the film and its cast by taking to Twitter. Read Full Story

No harm to AIADMK till PM Modi's supports: TN Minister
Periyakulam (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 21 : Tamil Nadu Minister for Dairy Development K. T. Rajendra Balaji on Saturday said no harm can come to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) as long Prime Minister Narendra Modi supports it. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Tamil Nadu fishermen
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) Oct 21 ANI: The Sri Lankan Navy apprehended four fishermen and seized one boat belonging to Thangachimadam, a central part of Rameswaram. Read Full Story

Kamal Hassan shows support to Mersal movie
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , October 21 : Actor Kamal Hassan on Friday showed support to the makers of Tamil film Mersal after the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Tamil Nadu chief demanded cuts in the film for showing Centre's schemes and Hindu religion in poor light. Read Full Story

7 Delhi policemen suspended for relaxing rules for 'middleman' Sukesh Chandrashekhar
New Delhi , Oct 20 : Seven Delhi Police personnel have been suspended for allegedly relaxing rules for 'middleman' Sukesh Chandrashekhar in connection with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) symbol bribery case. Read Full Story

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Perarivalan's mother urges TN CM to extend son's parole
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : The mother of A.G. Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Friday appealed to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to extend the parole of her son. Read Full Story

All involved in giving relaxation to AIADMK middleman won't be spared: Ahir
Chandrapur (Maharashtra) Oct 20 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Friday said all police officials involved in giving relaxation to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) middleman will not be spared. Read Full Story

BJP condemns 'misconceptions' about GST, demonetisation in 'Mersal'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan has condemned the 'misconceptions' about central government's schemes and Hindu religion projected in Tamil movie Mersal, and called for a removal of such representations. Read Full Story

Mrs Mathrubootham is here
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 20 : Mr Mathrubootham has been writing in the Hindu and he says it is all going viral. I was really scared that some mind disease or something it is. Then he said, ayyo paithiyam or what you are? Means mad or what. He says Hindu is publishing all letters he writes and people are loving it. So I read off the letters. Ayyo, people have too much time in this country listening to this old man and his chumma rantings about politics and my friends. Hindu has enough reading material in its pages for four people to read at same time, No? Why this letter by Mr M then? Read Full Story

Nagapattinam building collapse: CM Palaniswami announces compensation
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct 20 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Friday announced a compensation of Rs. 7.5 lakh for next of kin of the eight transport workers, who lost their lives in Nagapattinam building collapse. Read Full Story

Eight transport workers dead after roof collapse in Tamil Nadu
Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 20 : Eight transport workers died after roof of a Bus depot's rest room collapsed in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district on Friday. Read Full Story

Complaint filed against Kamal Hassan for his 'false' accusation on Siddha medicine
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 19 : A complaint has been filed with the Chennai police against actor Kamal Hassan for his alleged false comment about Nilavembu Kudineer, a herbal mixture to cure dengue. Read Full Story

Stalin criticises Vice-Prez Naidu TN politics comment
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct 17: Urging Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu to maintain the dignity of his office and be non-partisan on political matters, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) working president MK Stalin said on Tuesday that the former should not have made a statement in the support of the ruling AIADMK-led government in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Centre promises to make Tamil Nadu 'dengue free'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 15 : Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Sunday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy wherein he discussed about the ongoing dengue situation in the state. Read Full Story

This Coimbatore-based miniature artiste creates dengue mosquitoes out of firecrackers
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , October 15 : A Coimbatore-based miniature artiste, Raja, has created dengue mosquitoes out of firecrackers to create awareness among people about the dangers they pose. Read Full Story

New Guiness Record at IISF Chennai 2017
New Delhi : Day two of the India International Science Festival (IISF) in Anna University campus at Chennai saw the making of a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Biology Lesson. One thousand forty nine (1049) students participated in the record breaking session. Read Full Story

Central team of multi-disciplinary experts to investigate outbreak of febrile illness in Tamil Nadu
Chennai : Under the directions of Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi a central team of multi-disciplinary experts has been deputed to Tamil Nadu to investigate the outbreak of febrile illness (dengue) in the state. The team will provide technical assistance to the State in dengue case management and vector control. Read Full Story

Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates four-day India International Science Festival 2017 at Chennai
Chennai: Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has said that India is home to lakhs of grassroot innovators and it is important to empower them with modern entrepreneurial skills and assist them. Read Full Story

Stalin confident over RK Nagar by-election
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 13 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President M.K Stalin on Friday showed confidence over the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) by-election, stating that they will be ready to face the elections. Read Full Story

Centre's five-member team to review dengue outbreak in Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 13 : A five-member team of the Centre has been sent to review the outbreak of dengue cases in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Chennai: RK Nagar by-poll to be conducted before Dec 31, says EC
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 12 : The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday ordered Tamil Nadu government to conduct the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (R K Nagar) constituency by-poll before December 31. Read Full Story

Arrested Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy sent for police remand
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , October 12 : Five Indian fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy this morning, has been sent for police remand till October 25 by the Mannar Court. Read Full Story

Dog strangled and dragged: TN Police files complaint against VIT, municipality
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 12 : The Tamil Nadu Police on Thursday filed a complaint against Vellore Institute of Tech (VIT) and civic authorities after a video of a dog being strangled and dragged by two men went viral. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Dy. CM Panneerselvam dismisses reports of rift with CM Palanisamy
New Delhi , October 12 : Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam (OPS) on Thursday dismissed reports about differences arising between him and Chief Minister E. Palanisamy (EPS). Read Full Story

Five Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , October 12 : Five Indian fishermen, along with one mechanised boat, were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday, while they were fishing near the Delft Island. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 11 : Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam reaches Delhi on Wednesday, to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. Read Full Story

Swaraj assures help to Russian youth forced to beg in TN
New Delhi , Oct 11 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured help to a Russian youth after he was forced to beg for alms at the entrance of Sri Kumarakottam Temple in Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu after his ATM PIN had got locked. Read Full Story

TN Govt. more concerned about RK Nagar bribery case, Gutka scam than dengue menace: Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu),[New Delhi] Oct 10, : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Tuesday hit out at the Tamil Nadu government over the dengue menace. Read Full Story

Union Home Minister attends Passing Out Parade at CISF Regional Training Centre Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu
New Delhi : The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) needs to upgrade and technologically advance itself to face and counter any incident of cyber terrorism. Read Full Story

INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram requests SC to allow him travel abroad
New Delhi , October 09 : Former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court, seeking approval to travel abroad. Read Full Story

Palanisamy's govt hand in glove in granting parole to Sasikala: Jayalalithaa's niece
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 07 : Deepa Jayakumar, late Jayalalithaa's neice, on Saturday accused the Tamil Nadu government led by Edappadi Palanisamy for being hand in glove in the entire operation of granting five-day parole to V.K. Sasikala. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu government allows fair hike in Chennai multiplexes
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct.7 : Tamil Nadu Government on Saturday allowed multiplex owners in the state to increase the minimum price of the tickets by up to Rs 160 in Chennai and Rs 140 in other cities the state. Read Full Story

Sasikala instructed to desist from any political activity, says Dinakaran
Bangalore (Karnataka) , October 7 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, after receiving expelled AIADMK general secretary V. K. Sasikala from the jail on Friday, said that she has been directed to keep away from all political activities during the parole period. Read Full Story

Sasikala gets five-day parole; not allowed to stay at her residence
New Delhi , October 06 : Spending nearly eight months in a Bengaluru prison after being convicted in corruption charges, V. K. Sasikala on Friday was granted a five-day parole relief with conditions, to visit her ailing husband M. Natarajan in Chennai. Read Full Story

Sasikala granted five-day parole to visit ailing husband
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct. 6 : Sacked All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader V. K. Sasikala was on Friday granted five-day parole to visit her ailing husband M. Natarajan in Chennai. Read Full Story

Banwarilal Purohit sworn-in as Governor of Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 06 : Banwarilal Purohit was sworn in as the 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu at the Raj Bhawan in Chennai on Friday. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Indian fishermen from Pudukkottai
Paddukkottai (Tamil Nadu) , October 05 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended four Indian fishermen and seized a boat from the coast of Jegathapattinam in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai. Read Full Story

Case registered against Prakash Raj in Lucknow court over his remarks against PM Modi
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , October 4 : A case was registered against actor Prakash Raj on Wednesday in a Lucknow court on a complaint by a lawyer over his remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

Aircel Maxis case: Karti Chidambaram moves SC against CBI summons
New Delhi , October 4 : Former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the summons issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Aircel Maxis case. Read Full Story

Tax harassed TFPC threatens no movies from Oct.6
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct 4 : In a letter written to Tamil Nadu Government, Tamil Film Producers Council has threatened to not release any movie from October 6 if 10pc Local Body Entertainment Tax (LBET) is not removed. Read Full Story

Rajnikanth will take decision on entry in politics, says Latha Rajinikanth
New Delhi , October 3 : Rajinikanth will take his decision on joining politics, said the Actor's wife Latha Rajinikanth on Tuesday. Read Full Story

The Maestro, Ilaiyaraaja says yes to #digitalindia, #digitalmedia collaborates with Facebook and Arre, exclusively Mindshare joins hands as strategic partner
New Delhi , Oct 3 : Music unites. Music inspires. Ilaiyaraaja, Isaignani, as the master is called lovingly, has united and inspired generations with his spellbinding work across Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, English and many others. Read Full Story

Telephone exchange case: CBI court to frame charges against Maran brothers on Oct. 23
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 3 : A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday said it would hear and frame charges against the Maran brothers in connection with 'illegal' telephone exchange case on October 23. Read Full Story

Cinemas in Chennai go on strike to protest levy of LBET
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct 3 : The Producers Guild of India affirmed its unequivocal support to the decision of the multiplex cinema chains in Greater Chennai to discontinue screening of films as a mark of protest against imposition of Local Body Entertainment Tax (LBET) on cinema tickets. Read Full Story

Prakash Raj threatens to return National Awards
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct.2 : Actor Prakash Raj has threatened to return his five National Awards and condemned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Read Full Story

FIR filed against TTV Dinakaran for issuing pamphlets against TN, Centre
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 2 : An FIR has been registered against ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran and 35 others for issuing pamphlets against the Tamil Nadu Government and the Central Government in Salem district. Read Full Story

VK Sasikala applied for 15-day parole to visit her ailing husband: TTV Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , October 2 : Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran on Monday said that former party general secretary VK Sasikala, who is serving a four-year sentence for corruption in jail has applied for a 15-day parole to visit her ailing husband M.Natarajan. Read Full Story

His words impart strength we need right now: Kamal Haasan on Gandhi Jayanti
New Delhi , Oct. 2 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who is currently active in making solid political statements, feels that in today's time, all that people need to remember are Gandhi ji's words, which impart wisdom and strength. Read Full Story

If Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan fight together, can win Lok Sabha elections: Senior journalist
New Delhi , October 2 : A senior journalist on Monday said that if the two South superstars - Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan - fight together, there is a possibility of them doing reasonably well in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Read Full Story

Heavy rains in Chennai affect flight operations
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct 1 : Due to continuous rainfall in Chennai for the last few days, two flights were diverted to Hyderabad while ten were delayed on Sunday. Read Full Story

In politics, fame, money alone won't bring success: Rajinikanth
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) October 1 : Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said that merely fame and money are not enough to become successful in the politics. Read Full Story

Second set of Indian fishermen leave for Sri Lanka to retrieve captured boats
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , September 30 : A delegation of 32 fishermen on Saturday left for Sri Lanka's Mannar to retrieve the boats captured by their Navy. Read Full Story

DMK expresses discontent over appointment of Banwari Lal Purohit as Tamil Nadu governor
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 30 : Hours after President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Banwari Lal Purohit as Tamil Nadu governor; the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday expressed its dissatisfaction over the appointment, stating that governor would act according to the wishes of Bharatiya Janata Party. Read Full Story

TN Congress chief questions EPS, OPS' silence over Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), September 30 : The Tamil Nadu Congress on Saturday raised questions on the silence of Chief Minister K. Palanisamy, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Jayalalithaa's death in a Chennai hospital last year. Read Full Story

United EPS, OPS AIADMK faction confident of getting back 'two-leaves' symbol
New Delhi , September 29 : The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) delegation on Friday said they are 200 percent confident of bagging the 'Two Leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

AIADMK delegation to meet EC officials today
New Delhi , September 29 : The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) delegation to meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Friday and will submit documents regarding two-leaves symbol case. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol row: EC rejects Dinakaran's plea for time extension
New Delhi , September 28 : The Election Commission on Thursday rejected sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran's plea seeking 15 days additional grant to file affidavits in the party's wo leaves symbol case. Read Full Story

Madurai: In the name of rituals, bare-chested minor girls 'worshipped' like goddesses
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) , September 27 : In a bizarre and weird incident, several girls decked up like goddesses were made to participate bare-chested at a festival in Vellalur in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district. Read Full Story

Madurai incident: 'Secular' India does everything 'un-secular', say activists
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) , September 28 : India is a secular country, but we do everything which is un-secular, woman activists opine when asked about the recently-exposed incident, wherein several girls decked up like goddesses were made to participate bare-chested at a festival in Vellalur in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis case: CBI summons Karti Chidambaram
New Delhi , Sept. 27 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday summoned former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram to appear before it in connection of Aircel-Maxis case on October 4. Read Full Story

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