Tamil Nadu News

Lankan Navy's unwarranted action against Indian fishermen unacceptable: TN CM to PM Modi
New Delhi , Aug 09 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to address alarming increase in the number of attacks against Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen announce indefinite strike from today
Pudukottai [Tamil Nadu], Aug. 9 : In Tamil Nadu, fishermen in Pudukottai district announced indefinite strike from today urging immediate release of fishermen and their boats by Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Nine Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy
Pudukkottai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug 8 : Nine Indian fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy along with two boats from the Palk Strait area. Read Full Story

BJP's Poonam Mahajan meets Rajinikanth, fuels 'political entry' speculations
New Delhi , Aug 7 : Fuelling speculation of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's possible entry into politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha national president Poonam Mahajan visited his residence in Chennai on Sunday. Read Full Story

Congratulate Venkaiah Naidu on behalf of Chinamma: T.T.V Dinakaran
New Delhi Aug 5 : Hours after M. Venkaiah Naidu was elected as the 13th Vice President of India, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V Dinakaran and former chief minister O. Panneerselvam expressed their confidence and happiness over his win on Saturday. Read Full Story

Working towards AIADMK merger, good news soon: Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) August 4 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Friday assured that the party is working towards the merger faction, adding it could even take place before October 17. Read Full Story

Karti Chidambaram moves Madras HC asking if any lookout notice issued against him
New Delhi , Aug 4 : Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P. Chidambaram, on Friday moved to the Madras High Court asking if any look out notice is issued against him. Read Full Story

Will cooperate in investigation: TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug. 03 : After appearing before the Income Tax (I-T) wing here, Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar on Thursday said he extended full cooperation in the investigation and will continue to do so. Read Full Story

Madras HC serves notice on TN CM, 4 Ministers on AIADMK worker's PIL
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug 3 : The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court's on Thursday served a notice on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and four other Ministers in connection with a Public-Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) worker. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves construction of double railway line between Chennai- Kanyakumari
New Delhi , August 2 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Income Tax Dept. freezes TN Health Minister's assets
Pudukottai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug. 02 : State Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar's 100-acre land and a stone quarry have been frozen by the sub-registrar in Pudukottai district on Wednesday, following the order of the Income Tax (I-T) department. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin
New Delhi, August 2: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli
New Delhi, August 2: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Dhanush Kajol's 'VIP 2' to release on August 11
New Delhi , Aug 01 : Putting rumors to rest, lead actor Dhanush has finally revealed the release date of his highly anticipated upcoming movie Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 or VIP 2. Read Full Story

Modernisation of Small Airports in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, August 1: Development and Modernisation of airports is a continuous process which is undertaken by Airports Authority of India (AAI) from time to time depending upon traffic demand, availability of land and resources, grant of environmental clearance, NOC's from various regulatory authorities, etc. Read Full Story

FERA case: Dinakaran believes law will do justice with him
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug. 01 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, after appearing before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court here in the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case, said on Tuesday he believes he will get justice as he has strong belief in law. Read Full Story

Dinakaran appears before Chennai court in FERA case
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Aug. 01 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday appeared before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court here in the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case. Read Full Story

NEET 2017: Madras HC directs TN Govt. to immediately conduct medical admissions
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) , July 31 : In a massive relief for CBSE students, the Madras High Court on Monday upheld its single judge ruling that cancelled the government's order which allowed 85 percent reservation for state board students in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). Read Full Story

Arun Jaitley pays tribute at Jaya Memorial
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 30 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday visited Jaya Memorial in Chennai and paid tributes. Read Full Story

Ramya Pranjali Tanna signed by Suneet Vohra's BrickBat films in a 3-film deal for Tamil remake of Baghban
Mumbai, Maharasthra, July 29, 2017 : Director and producer Suneet Vohra today signed on Mumbai-based actress Ramya Pranjali Tanna in a three-film deal for his Tamil-Hindi remake of the original Ravi Chopra-directed Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Hema Malini starrer Baghban. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan addresses daughter Akshara regarding rumours of religion change
New Delhi , July 28 : Recently, there were reports that Akshara Haasan, younger daughter of Kamal Haasan, has changed her religion and converted to Buddhism. Read Full Story

TN: PM Modi flags off weekly express train at Rameswaram
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the weekly express train Shraddha Sethu Express in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram. Read Full Story

Narendra Modi inaugurated Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at Rameswaram
Chennai, July 27: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at Rameswaram. He unveiled a statue of Dr. Kalam, and offered floral tributes at Kalam Sthal. The Prime Minister also briefly interacted with the family members of Dr. Kalam. Read Full Story

Preliminary text of PM Modi's speech at the public meeting in Rameswaram
Chennai, July 27: Rameshwaram is the land which has shown the way to the spiritual life of the country as a light house for thousands of years. And in this century Rameshwaram will also be known for one more reason - for providing this country a diligent scientist, a motivational teacher, an intelligent thinker and a great President in the form of Abdul Kalam ji. Read Full Story

Sasikala jail perk row: DG Rao to initiate civil, criminal proceedings against DIG Roopa
New Delhi , July 27 : A day after a legal notice was served to former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa for defaming Director General (Prisons) G. Sathyanarayan Rao, the latter's lawyer on Thursday stated that they would initiate civil and criminal proceedings in this matter. Read Full Story

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is possible with just attitude, karma': Venkaiah Naidu
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) July 27 : National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Vice presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is Possible with Just Attitude and Karma'. Read Full Story

TN CM requests PM Modi to seek immediate release of detained Indian fishermen, boats
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate action for the release of 75 Indian fishermen and 149 boats in Sri Lanka's custody. Read Full Story

"Sacred" Rameswaram gave India one of its most famous sons: PM Modi
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Rameswaram has a vital place in the Indian history and added that this "sacred" land has given India one of its most famous sons Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Read Full Story

MK Stalin detained on his way to Salem
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President M.K Stalin on Thursday was detained on his way to Salem near Kaniyur Toll Plaza, as he was to take part in a protest. Read Full Story

PM Modi inaugurates Kalam Memorial in Tamil Nadu
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram here on Thursday. Read Full Story

PM to inaugurate Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial
New Delhi, July 26: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial at Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram, tomorrow (27.07.2017) at 11.30 AM. The Prime Minister will hoist the National flag at the memorial, designed and built by DRDO. Read Full Story

Madras HC -Vande Mataram row: Congress frowns over involvement of judiciary
New Delhi , July 26 : With the Madras High Court making singing of Vande- Matarm compulsory in schools across Tamil Nadu, the Congress on Wednesday said that the Judiciary should not involve itself in non-adjudicatory issues. Read Full Story

Vande Mataram row: BJP backs Madras HC ruling, refers it as 'good thought'
New Delhi , July 25 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday backed the ruling of the Madras High Court making Vande Mataram complusory to sing once in a week and said it is a good thought and people should not have any problem practising it. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol bribery case: Delhi court reserves order on bail plea of middleman
New Delhi , July 25 : The Tis Hazari Court here has reserved order on bail plea of the alleged middleman in All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) election symbol bribery case for July 29. Read Full Story

Forcing to sing National Song will not create feeling of patriotism: Congress
New Delhi , July 25 : The Congress on Tuesday objected the Madras High Court's ruling, which makes singing of the Vande Mataram compulsory and said such acts would not create the feeling of love and patriotism among the people for the country. Read Full Story

Vande Mataram must be sung in schools, offices: Madras HC
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) July 25 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that 'Vande Mataram' must be sung schools, educational institutes and government offices. Read Full Story

Confirmed! Dhanush lied to Kajol about 'VIP 2'
By Shailja Shukla, New Delhi , July 24 : Kajol, who is all set to woo her fans, is coming back with Tamil film 'VIP 2' after a gap of 20 years. Read Full Story

Centre not giving NEET exemption to deprive backward people of benefits: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 25 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday said the Centre was reluctant in giving exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as they want to deprive the backward class of availing benefits. Read Full Story

Vice Prez polls: AIADMK Panneerselvam faction extends support to Naidu
New Delhi , July 24 (AN): E. Panneerselvam led faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday extended its support to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Vice Presidential Candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol bribe case: Delhi HC seeks Tihar Jail's reply on custodial violence
New Delhi July 24 : The Delhi High Court on Monday sought reply from Tihar Jail on a plea of middleman S. Chandershekhar accused in connection with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) symbol bribe case, alleging he was strip-searched by the officials. Read Full Story

TN: Illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka nabbed with Pak currency
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) , July 23 : An illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka has been arrested by Erwadi Police from Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district. Read Full Story

Puducherry: Counselling for MBBS through CENTAC conducted today
Puducherry , July 22 : The counselling for admission to MBBS through the government-run Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) was conducted on Saturday. Read Full Story

TN: Protesters attempt to parcel sanitary napkins to PM, FM in protest over 12 percent GST
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , July 22 : A new form of protest was witnessed in Coimbatore, when members of the Revolutionary Youth Front attempted to parcel sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as a sign of agitation against the levying of 12 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on it. Read Full Story

Lankan Navy apprehends eight TN fishermen
New Delhi , July 22 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday apprehended eight Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island. Read Full Story

No one can lower status of constitutional authority: Kiran Bedi on Hitler poster
Puducherry , July 21 : Miffed with a poster that projected her as German dictator Adolf Hitler, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday said no one has the right to spoil the image of an officer. Read Full Story

Narayanasamy denies link with Kiran Bedi's 'Hitler' posters
Puducherry , July 21 : Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Friday denied any link with the posters that portrayed Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi as German dictator Adolf Hitler. Read Full Story

SC dismisses Dinakaran's plea challenging Madras HC order in FERA case
New Delhi , July 21 : The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the plea filed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran seeking relief and challenging the Madras High Court order against him in Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case. Read Full Story

Madras HC adjourns Karti Chidambaram plea seeking quashing of CBI case against him
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 21 : The Madras High Court on Friday adjourned former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's petition that sought quashing of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR against him till July 28. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan slams TN Govt. over dengue cases, asks to work or move aside
New Delhi , July 21 : Actor Kamal Haasan took a dig at the Tamil Nadu Government over the growing menace of Dengue in the state and asked them to act on the same or move aside if they can't. Read Full Story

Karti Chidambaram moves Madras HC, seeks quashing of CBI case against him
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 21 : Son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, has moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case against him. Read Full Story

Kajol's VIP 2 release delayed
New Delhi , July 20 : After the 2014 hit Vellai Illa Pattadhari (VIP), the much-awaited sequel's release, which has Kajol on board, would be delayed by one month. Read Full Story

DMK passes resolution on fulfilling demands of the protesting farmers
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 20 : In a secretary meeting of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), headed by DMK chief M.K. Stalin, the party decided to pass the resolution of fulfilling the demands of the protesting farmers, here on Thursday. Read Full Story

DMK says AIADMK should demand NEET exemption before extending support to NDA VP nominee
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 20 : While apprising of conducting a human chain protest all across Tamil Nadu against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Thursday demanded that if the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is tendering its support to the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Vice-Presidential nominee, then it should also demand exemption from the medical entrance exam from the Centre. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Mango farmers install Covestro's Green House solar dryers for additional revenues
Chennai, July 20: Covestro, one of the world's largest polymer companies, along with Vivunes an organisation based at Chennai focused on green energy, has successfully helped an entire community of 70 farmers in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri find additional source of revenue. Read Full Story

TN MLAs salary hike an illegal inducement by Palaniswami: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 20 : After Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a 100 per cent salary hike for Tamil Nadu MLAs, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday called it an illegal inducement which smacks of arbitrariness. Read Full Story

TN MLAs salary hike row: JD (U) appears divided
New Delhi , July 20 : Janata Dal (United) (JDU) leader Sharad Yadav has supported the hike in the salaries of Tamil Nadu MLAs from Rs 55,000 to Rs 1.05 lakh per month, saying the cost of living is high for political leaders as well. Read Full Story

Palainswami speaks out against Haasan's wish to join politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 19 : With actor Kamal Haasan writing an eleven-line riddle signaling his entry into politics, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K. Palaniswami has expressed his dissent at the thought of the former joining politics and has challenged him to face him. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu MLAs salary hiked to over Rs. 1 lakh per month
New Delhi , July 19 : The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday hiked the salary of its MLA from Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 1,05,000 per month. Read Full Story

Supporting Meira Kumar in solidarity with joint opposition: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 18 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday said that the party was strongly backing Presidential candidate Meira Kumar, Read Full Story

'VIP treatment' for imprisoned Sasikala: DMK demands probe
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 18 : Following the allegations by Director General (Prisons) Roopa that AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was bribing her way through in Read Full Story


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