Tamil Nadu News

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

Another TN Minister claims that he wasn't allowed to meet Jayalalithaa in hospital
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 27 : Tamil Nadu Handlooms and Textiles Minister O.S. Manian on Wednesday asserted that he was never allowed to meet late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa in the hospital. Read Full Story

AIADMK is intact, functioning well: Thambidurai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 27 : Senior AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai on Wednesday assured that the Tamil Nadu Government is functioning well and everything is fine in the party as well. Read Full Story

MDMK staged protest over Sinhalese objection to Vaiko's speech
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 27: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) party member on Wednesday staged protest outside Sri Lankan High Commissioner over Sinhalese objection to MDMK general secretary Vaiko's speech at a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meet. Read Full Story

Indian fishermen delegation leaves for Sri Lanka to retrieve captured boats
Rameswaram [Tamil Nadu],Sept 27 : A delegation of 53 fishermen, on Wednesday, along with seven boats left for Sri Lanka to retrieve the boats captured by the Sri Lankan Navy. Read Full Story

Wells Fargo and Habitat for Humanity India Build New Homes for the Flood Affected Families in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu
Chennai : Wells Fargo and Habitat for Humanity (HFH), India announced today that they have collaborated to build homes for families impacted in the 2015 Tamil Nadu floods. Read Full Story

Free spectacles for Neelangarai daily wage labourers
Neelangarai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept.26 : Daily wage labourers in Neelangarai today received free spectacles from M Subramaniam, MLA and former Mayor of Chennai, in the presence of V E Mathiazhagan, Secretary, East Shollinganallur DMK party, and India Vision Institute (IVI) CEO, Vinod Daniel. Read Full Story

NHRC calls for action taken report on cheek piercing of 20 kids in Tamil Nadu
New Delhi , Sept.26 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has given four weeks to the Tamil Nadu Government to act against erring police officials responsible for the forced piercing of cheeks of about 20 children last year. Read Full Story

Retd Justice A Arumughaswamy appointed to head probe of Jayalalithaa's death
Tamil Nadu , September 25 : Retired Madras High Court judge Justice A Arumugasamy on Monday was appointed to probe the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

DMK moves Madras HC seeking disqualification of Panneerselvam, 11 MLAs
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 25 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) approached the Madras High Court on Monday demanding disqualification of Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and his team of 11 MLAs for voting against Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami's government on February 18. Read Full Story

Saravana Stores The Crown Mall: A grand showroom launched at OMR
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 25 : OMR gets a new landmark with the launch of Saravana Stores the Crown Mall, a grand new showroom offering customers an inimitable shopping experience. The showroom was inaugurated by Saravana Stores Gold Palace - Textiles. Actress and Ambassador of the brand Oviya participated as chief guest in the showroom launch event. Y. P. Shiravan and P. Sujatha, Directors and Y. Pallakku Durai, MD, of Saravana Stores Gold Palace - Textiles, were present. Read Full Story

AIADMK will go to EC on Sept. 29 in connection with two leaves symbol case
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 25 : Expelled Deputy General Secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) TTV Dhinakaran on Monday said that the party will go to the Election Commission (EC) on September 29 in connection with the two leaves symbol case. Read Full Story

Sasikala has video of hospitalised Jayalalithaa: TTV Dhinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 25 : Expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran on Monday said that former party general secretary V K Sasikala has video of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa when she was admitted in hospital and will give the video to the probe committee. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Forest Minister says 'all ministers had lied about Jayalalithaa's health'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 23 : Tamil Nadu Forest Minister Dindigul Sreenivasan on Saturday revealed that all ministers of the state had lied to the people about hospitalisation and death of state's former Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa at Chennai's Apollo Hospital last year and revealed that only once a closest confidant of Jayalalithaa, VK Sasikala and her family had access to see Amma. Read Full Story

EC re-schedules hearing on AIADMK's two leaves case
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 22 : The Election Commission (EC) on Friday re-scheduled the hearing in connection with the merged faction of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party's claim over the two leaves symbol and name of the party. Read Full Story

Chennai: Kamal Haasan meets Arvind Kejriwal; hints at joining politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 21 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met veteran actor Kamal Haasan at his Chennai residence. Read Full Story

Kiran Bedi takes jibe at CBI case against Puducherry Govt officials
Puducherry (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 21 : After the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked government officials for alleged irregularities in admission to postgraduate medical courses, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi has hailed the move and said the probe agency demolished a historical complex of corruption. Read Full Story

Madras HC extends stay order on floor test in TN Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 20 : The Madras High Court on Wednesday extended stay order on floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly until further order. Read Full Story

TN Governor's actions are controlled by Centre: M. K. Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 19 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M. K. Stalin accused Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday stating that the latter's action is controlled by the Centre. Read Full Story

Dinakaran terms Tamil Nadu's ruling dispensation a
Trichy (Tamil Nadu) , September 19 : A day after Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified 18 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), expelled party deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran said state government led by the AIADMK is a betrayal government. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu political crisis: Dhinakaran claims of having 'sleeper cells' in EPS faction
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 18 : After Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal disqualified 18 MLAs from All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday, sidelined party deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran warned that he has 10 sleeper cells in the Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami (EPS) camp and that they will be alerted for the floor test. Read Full Story

Swamy slams TN assembly speaker for disqualifying 18 MLAs supporting Dinakaran
New Delhi , September 18 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday lashed out at the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, P. Dhanapal, for disqualifying 18 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs for supporting sidelined party leader T.T.V. Dinakaran and said he has committed an illegality by doing so. Read Full Story

AIADMK political drama: 18 MLAs backing Dinakaran disqualified by TN Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 18 : In what can be called a new twist to the political tale of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the 18 MLAs, who had been backing the sidelined party leader, T.T.V. Dinakaran, have been disqualified by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, P. Dhanapal. Read Full Story

Dinakaran asks for Palanisamy's resignation post Sasikala's expulsion from AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 17 : After the merged factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) expelled V.K. Sasikala from the party, sidelined party leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Sunday asked the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy to resign as well, because "whatever he is today, he is because of Chinamma [Sasikala]." Read Full Story

AIADMK crisis: TTV Dhinakaran hits back at 'corrupt' Palaniswami
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 16 : Continuing his battle of words with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran on Saturday stated that the former will soon be in prison for betraying the people of the state. Read Full Story

If Rajinikanth enter politics will collaborate with him: Kamal Hassan
New Delhi [India[, September 15 : After claiming that he would form his own political party, actor Kamal Hassan on Friday said that he would be willing to work with Rajinikanth if the superstar ever decides to enter politics. Read Full Story

Police seize 100 kg gated sea cucumbers from TN village, one arrested
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) , September 15 : The Special Branch Police seized 100 kg of gated sea cucumbers from the north sea shore of Ramanathapuram's Mandapam village on Friday morning. Read Full Story

AIADMK power struggle: Dinakaran faction move Madras HC, meets EC officials
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 14 : The cracks in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) seem to be ever-widening as now the T.T.V. Dinakaran faction has met the officials from the Elections Commission and have requested them to declare the recently-conducted general council meeting of the party null and void. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis: Karti writes to CBI, says it doesn't have jurisdiction to summon him
New Delhi , September 14 : Karti Chidambaram, the son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram, on Thursday wrote to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) stating that as per the notice issued on February 2, 2017, the investigation agency does not have any jurisdiction to issue a summon to him. Read Full Story

Fallacy to say that we are joining hands with Dinakaran: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 14 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday rubbished the speculations of sidelined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran joining hands with them and added that same interest doesn't mean joining hands together. Read Full Story

Chennai: DRI busts smuggling gang, seizes Rs 2.99 crore worth gold bars
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 13 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Chennai zonal unit on Wednesday seized gold bars, worth Rs 2.99 crore, which were illegally sneaked into the country from Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Will never go with DMK; they are our political enemy: Dinakaran clarifies
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), September 13 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) sidelined deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday said that he would never go with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), amid speculations that his faction would part ways from the merged factions of chief minister E. Palanisamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan court remands 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 12 : 12 Indian fishermen, who were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy from Delft Island were produced in Oorkavalthurai court on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Stalin moves court seeking floor test
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 12 : Tamil Nadu's leader of opposition M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said he moved the Madras High Court because Governor C Vidyasagar Rao did not take due cognizance of his request of conducting a floor test in state assembly. Read Full Story

AIADMK ministers fearing loss in forthcoming elections: Dinakaran
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 12 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday said that most of the ministers in the Tamil Nadu Cabinet are afraid of losing in the forthcoming elections and hence, are accusing him of conniving with the opposition party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Read Full Story

AIADMK passes resolution: Sasikala expelled, temporary general secy post stands forfeited
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 12 : The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), in its general council meeting on Tuesday, passed a resolution, according to which jailed party general secretary V.K. Sasikala stands expelled from the party and the post of the temporary general secretary forfeited. Read Full Story

Prepared to bring Tamil Nadu govt down if CM is not changed: Dinakaran
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 12 : Leader of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Sasikala faction, T.T.V Dinakaran on Monday said that the party faction is prepared to bring down the government of Tamil Nadu, if Chief Minister K Palaniswami is not changed. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan navy apprehends 12 TN fishermen
Rameswaram [Tamil Nadu], September 12 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Monday apprehended 12 Indian fishermen, along with three boats near the Delft Island. Read Full Story

Roving Surgical Bot: da Vinci Robot to Visit Trichy, Madurai
Madurai, Sep 11: In an effort to familiarise surgeons and hospital administrators in Trichy and Madurai with computer-assisted surgeries, the da Vinci surgical robot will drive into these cities on September 11 for a live demo. Read Full Story

Madras HC dismisses plea against AIADMK council meet
Chennai [Tamil Nadu], September 11 : The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a civil suit filed by Perambur MLA P. Vetrivel which sought orders to prohibit both factions of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) from conducting a joint general council meeting on Tuesday. Read Full Story

TN politics: Dinakaran faction's only request to Guv. Rao is removal of Palanisamy as CM
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 11 : C.R. Saraswathi of T.T.V. Dinakaran-V.K. Sasikala faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday said that the Tamil Nadu Governor, Vidyasagar Rao, should immediately give a decision on the fate of the chief ministership of the state. Read Full Story

Stalin meets TN Governor to demand strong front in Assembly
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 10 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin met Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday to stress the need for a strong front in the Assembly. Read Full Story

Stalin to meet TN Gov today with Congress delegation
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 10 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin will meet Tamil Nadu governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday, in the evening, to stress on the on the need for a trial of strength in the state assembly. Read Full Story

CBI files FIR against Jayanthi Natarajan for 'abuse of official position'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 9 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an F.I.R. against former Environment and Forest Minister Jayanthi Natarajan and raided her premises in Chennai. Read Full Story

DMK threatens to launch movement for removal of TN Govt.
Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) September 09 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has threatened to launch a mass movement for the removal of Tamil Nadu Government.' Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Nine killed as roof of bus stand shelter collapses
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , September 7 : At least, nine people got killed after the roof of a bus shelter collapsed in Coimbatore's Somanur district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Read Full Story

SC refuses to give urgent hearing to plea seeking judicial probe into Anitha's death
New Delhi , September 6 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give an urgent hearing to a plea filed by top court lawyer G.S. Mani, in connection with the death of a National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) student S. Anitha. Read Full Story

TN floor test: Madras HC adjourns hearing till Oct 3
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Sept 5 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction for the Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to seek a vote of confidence by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Read Full Story

'We are in majority,' claims unified AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), September 5 : 111 MLAs of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu today attended a legislators' meet convened by Chief Minister E. Palanisamy, amid calls for a floor test in the Assembly by the opposition parties. Read Full Story

Free spectacles distributed to 329 underprivileged girls at Avadi School
Avadi (Tamil Nadu) , Sept.4 : The India Vision Institute (IVI) today distributed 329 free spectacles to girls of the Government Girls Higher Secondary School at Kamaraj Nagar, Avadi. Read Full Story

FERA case: SC dismisses Dinakaran's appeal
New Delhi , September 4 : The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's appeal against the Madras High Court order to face trial in a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case. Read Full Story

Regreen Chennai Mini Marathon, an awareness program for reviving city's green cover
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept.4 : As part of its intense movement for reviving green cover of the city, ReGreen Chennai initiative saw a huge participation in its mini marathon program organised inside YMCA campus. Read Full Story

Stalin dubs Anitha's suicide 'murder', demands TN CM's resignation
Kulumur (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 2 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Saturday termed the suicide of Tamil Nadu girl Anitha a murder and demanded Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami's resignation. Read Full Story

Dhinakaran asks Centre to cancel NEET in Tamil Nadu post Anitha's suicide
Ariyalur (Tamil Nadu) , Sep 2 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran on Saturday asked the Centre to cancel National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

DMK not power hungry, will not come to power through back door: Stalin
Mumbai, Sep 2 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Saturday said that his party would never come to power in Tamil Nadu through the ack door as they are not power hungry. Read Full Story

Anitha's father laments her suicide, advocate condemns government
Kulmour (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 2 : Lamenting her death, Dalit State Board student Anitha's father spoke up about how she managed to study in difficult circumstances. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu CM announces compensation of Rs. 7 lakh to kin of Anitha
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 1 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday announced a compensation of Rs. 7 lakh to the family of Anitha, who committed suicide by hanging herself at her house after failing to get admission in medical college due to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) based on NEET marks. Read Full Story

Dalit girl who moved SC against NEET commits suicide
Ariyalur district (Tamil Nadu) , September 1 : A Dalit State Board student who moved the Supreme Court against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admission committed suicide here today. Read Full Story

Kamal Hassan hints at joining Left, says 'saffron' not his colour
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Sep. 1: Actor Kamal Hassan on Thursday hinted at joining the Left. Read Full Story

TN Assembly Speaker issues notice to 19 AIADMK, second after Aug 25
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , September 1 : The 19 MLAs of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), supporting sidelined deputy chief T.T.V. Dinakaran, were served a notice by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker for the second time, and were asked to explain their position by September 5. Read Full Story


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