Tamil Nadu News

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

TN: Wild elephant goes on rampage, kills four
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , June 2 : Four people including a 12-year old girl and two women were killed in when a wild elephant went on a rampage in a residential area of Coimbatore's Vellalore on Friday. Read Full Story

EC bribery case: Dinakaran, Mallikarjun granted bail
New Delhi , June 1 : A Delhi Court on Thursday grants bail to T.T.V. Dinakaran and his aide Mallikarjun over allegedly bribing the Election Commission officials for the party's two leaves symbol. Read Full Story

Silks Building complaints: TN minister blames court cases for delay in taking actions
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 1 : Tamil Nadu minister Udumalai Radhakrishnan on Thursday said court cases are drawbacks in delay of taking actions in T. Nagar building (Silks building) complaints. Read Full Story

Miniature artist designs golden nib to honour DMK's Karunanidhi
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , June 1 : Coimbatore's miniature artist Raja has designed a miniature golden nib with a diamond tip in order to honour Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Karunanidhi on his 94th birthday which will be celebrated on June 3. Read Full Story

IIT-Madras students hold protest against Centre's ban on cattle sale
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 1 : The students at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-Madras) on Thursday staged protest against the Central Government's notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter. Read Full Story

Chennai's Silks Building starts collapsing as fire rages on
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 1 : Chennai's Silks Building has started collapsing after the fire fighters found it hard to douse the flames for more than 24 hours. Heavy plumes of smoke have engulfed the area. Read Full Story

Protestors challenge 'cow rakshaks' by openly eating beef
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) May 31 : The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Wednesday witnessed protests against the attack on an institution's research scholar who participated in the beef fest on the campus on Sunday. A group of protestors challenged cow rakshaks (vigilantes) by openly eating beef during the protest. Read Full Story

EC bribery case: Order on Dinakaran's bail plea deferred till tomorrow
New Delhi , May 31 : A Delhi Court on Wednesday deferred till tomorrow the order on the bail plea of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran in the Election Commission bribery case. Read Full Story

DMK jumps on 'beef ban protest' bandwagon
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) May 31 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday jumped on the beef ban protest bandwagon in the state. Read Full Story

EC bribery case: Delhi Court likely to decide on Dinakaran's bail
New Delhi , May 31 : A Delhi Court today is expected to decide on the bail plea of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran, in the Election Commission bribery case. Read Full Story

'Beef fest': Nine booked for attacking IIT Madras scholar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 31 : Nine students have been charged for allegedly beating up a PhD scholar from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Madras, for organising a 'Beef Fest' in the campus. Read Full Story

'Beef Fest' was organised to raise awareness, says injured scholar's friend
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 30 : After a Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Madras PhD scholar was allegedly beaten up on Tuesday by right-wing students for organising 'Beef Fest' in the campus, one of his friends Azhar said that it was reported as beef party, but the event was to have normal discussion on Centre's ruling on cattle slaughtering within the institute and to raise awareness. Read Full Story

Madras HC grants four week stay on cattle slaughter notification
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), , May 30 : The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court granted a four week stay on the Central Government's notification on cattle slaughter. Read Full Story

PM Modi wishes Puducherry CM Narayanasamy on 70th birthday
New Delhi , May 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave birthday greetings to Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on his 70th birthday and prayed for his long and healthy life. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi to attend Karunanidhi's birthday celebrations in Chennai
New Delhi , May 30 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will attend the birthday celebrations of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo M. Karunanidhi in Chennai on June 3rd. Read Full Story

'Grown-up' Karti can speak for himself: Swamy taunts Chidambaram
New Delhi , May 30 : A day after former finance minister P. Chidambaram strongly spoke in defence of his son Karti Chidambaram, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy slammed the former, saying that Karti, being a married person with a family, is grown up enough to speak for himself. Read Full Story

Chidambaram clarifies over FIPB charges, defends Karti
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 29 : Speaking strongly over the controversy surrounding his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with a money laundering case, former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that his son had never met any officer connected with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), adding that the course of law will expose the mischief makers. Read Full Story

'Cattle ban' akin to fascism: Organisers of IIT-Madras beef fest
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) May 29 : The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras students, who organised a beef-festival to oppose the Centre's indirect ban on beef, say they wanted to protest as the Narendra Modi government's move is akin to fascism. Read Full Story

Cattle ban: DMK to protest against Centre in Chennai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 29 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working President M K Stalin will lead a protest against the Centre and the state government on May 31, over the cattle slaughter ban. Read Full Story

EC bribery case: Dinakaran's judicial custody extended till June 12
New Delhi , May 29 : A Delhi court on Friday extended the judicial custody of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran till June 12, in the Election Commission bribery case. Read Full Story

Cattle ban outrage: After Kerala, 'beef fest' organised in IIT Madras
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 29 : A group of students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras conducted a beef festival, showing their agitation against the Center recent order against selling cattle thus imposing an indirect beef ban. Read Full Story

Chennai: Three burnt to death inside a car
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 28 : Three people, including a woman, were burnt to death inside a car in Chennai's Mahabalipuram yesterday. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan wishes to reach out to fans through telephone
Chennai , May 26 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who is making his Television debut with the Tamil version of reality show 'Bigg Boss,' said, if possible, he wishes to reach out to his fans through telephone. Read Full Story

EC bribery case: Delhi court adjourns Dinakaran's bail plea
New Delhi , May 26 : A Delhi court on Friday adjourned till Monday the hearing of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran's bail plea in the Election Commission Bribery case. Read Full Story

TN hotels to shutdown on May 30 over GST rates
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , May 26 : As a mark of disagreement with the exorbitant tax rates under the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill to be rolled out on July 1, hotels and restaurants across Tamil Nadu will observe a one-day shutdown on May 30. Read Full Story

Post clashes, Rajinikanth advises fans, fanclub co-ordinator to act 'decently'
Chennai , May 25 : A clash between Rajinikanth fans and his fanclub chief led the superstar to issue a statement which advised his fans to "behave and act in a decent and proper manner." Read Full Story

Kaala Karikaalan: Rajinikanth is back as 'thalaivar164'
New Delhi , May 25 : Following the success of their movie 'Kabali,' superstar Rajinikanth and director Pa Ranjith are coming back together for a film titled 'Kaala Karikaalan'. Read Full Story

Palaniswamy meets PM, mum on tie up with BJP for local polls
New Delhi , May 24 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to seek Centre's intervention on the setting up of the Cauvery River Management Authority and seeking relief for farmers. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu CM invites PM Modi to unveil Jayalalithaa's portrait
Chennai , May 24 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inviting him to unveil a portrait of J Jayalalithaa in the state legislative assembly in July. Read Full Story

ED arrests B. Madan of Vendhar Movies over medical college admission fraud
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 24 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested B. Madan of Vendhar Movies on Wednesday under the provision of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) for cheating the public to the tune of Rs 91 crores in the guise of medical seats admissions in SRM Group of Institutions. Read Full Story

Case against Tamil actors Suriya, Sarathkumar, Sathyaraj after failing to appear in court
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 23 : A case has been registered against seven Tamil film actors including Suriya and Sathyaraj, as they failed to appear before the court in connection with a defamation case filed by an Ooty journalist for their alleged disparaging speech in 2009. Read Full Story

Chennai: Rajinikanth's fans carry out 'support' march
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 23 : Following the protest by Thamizhar Munetra Padai (TMP) against Rajinikanth's probable entry in politics, many supporters of the superstar took to the streets in Washermanpet to support him. Read Full Story

TMP protesting against Rajinikanth 'just to get noticed': TN BJP
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 22 : Slamming the Thamizhar Munetra Padai (TMP) leaders, who raised slogans against Rajinikanth, Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday asserted that this group had been doing such stunts and drama just to get noticed. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth should stick to acting, he has no idea about Constitution: Swamy
New Delhi , May 22 : Coming down heavily on Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's supposed entry into the political arena, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said the current situation of politics in Tamil Nadu does not demand 'uneducated' candidates. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol bribery: Special court rejects bail for 'middleman' Chandrashekhar
New Delhi , May 22 : A special court has refused to grant bail to Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the alleged middlemen in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) bribery case on Monday. Read Full Story

Tamil fringe group protests against 'Kannadiga' Rajnikanth's entry in politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 22 : The Tamilar Munnetra Padai, a pro-Tamil group protested against Tamil superstar Rajnikanth's possible entry into politics here today, stating that he was a Kannadiga. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis case: CBI files plea against Maran brothers
New Delhi , May. 22 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a plea in the Delhi High Court against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran in the Aircel Maxis case. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol case: Delhi court to pronounce order on Chandrashekhar's bail
New Delhi , May 22 : The Tis Hazari Court will on Monday pronounce its order on the bail plea of alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar with regard to the alleged bribery in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) symbol case. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu will soon perform, govern well under Panneerselvam: AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 21 : Minutes after former chief minister O. Panneerselvam tweeted about a tie-up with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the civic body polls that resulted into a furore, AIADMK MP V. Maitreyan on Sunday asserted that the state will soon perform well under O. Panneerselvam government. Read Full Story

Capable of being more than 'security guards': Ex-Servicemen Federation
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), May 21 : With an objective to serve the nation even after their retirement from the defence, the federation of ex - serviceman association in Tamil Nadu has come up with a campaign to highlight their skills and talents. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol case: Delhi court reserves order on 'middleman' Chandrashekhar's bail
New Delhi , May 20 : The Delhi Police on Saturday opposed the bail plea of Sukesh Chandrasekhar, the middleman in regard to the alleged bribery in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) symbol case, following which a Delhi Court reserved it order in the same. Read Full Story

AIADMK demands President, PM Modi's intervention over CBI probe into Amma's death
New Delhi : The AIADMK party has sought President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha and also requested a judicial probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Read Full Story

Panneerselvam demands 50 percent reservation for NEET students
New Delhi , May 20 : After the Madras High Court sought the stand of Union health secretary, among others, on a plea for cancellation of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses, former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday demanded 50 percent reservation quota to students who will be appearing for NEET this year. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam meets PM Modi to discuss drought issue
New Delhi , May 19 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to seek the Centre's assistance under the Avinashi-Athikadavu groundwater recharge scheme and also loan waiver for the debt-ridden farmers. Read Full Story

VCK party chief takes on TN Govt. over Vellore incident
Vellore (Tamil Nadu) , May 19 : Condemning the Vellore incident where women protesting against liquor shops were lathi-charged by the police, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi chief Thirumavalavan criticised the Tamil Nadu Government, citing that such kinds of incidents have become a common sight in the state. Read Full Story

OPS files affidavit with EC alleging money misuse during by-poll
New Delhi , May 19 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said that his faction has submitted an affidavit to the Election Commission, citing that huge amounts of money was used to buy votes at the time of by-polls in the state. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth unsuitable for Tamil Nadu politics: Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi , May 19 : With the buzz surrounding superstar Rajinikanth's possible entry into politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday downplayed the entire see-sawing development saying he is 'unsuitable' for becoming the chief minister of a large state like Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis case: Delhi HC issues notice to Dayanidhi Maran
New Delhi , May 19 : The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi and others on the plea filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against their discharge in the Aircel-Maxis case. Read Full Story

I am true-Tamilian: Rajinikanth on 'outsider' remark
New Delhi , May 19 : Finally the Rajini-darbar comes to an end, with the Thalaiva addressing the fans on the fourth day. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth bats for Stalin, hints major change in TN politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 19 : Continuing to maintain his see-sawing attitude towards the recent criticism over his remarks on joining politics, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Friday rhetorically said the people would see what happens when the 'ultimate war' comes. Read Full Story

Australian Border Force vessel visits Chennai
Chennai , May 18 : Australia's High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu welcomed the Australian Border Force's largest patrol vessel Ocean Shield in Chennai today. Read Full Story

Sasikala seeks questions in advance in FERA case, ED objects
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 18 : Former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala on Thursday filed a petition in the Egmore Court seeking questions be given to her prior to the hearing by the Enforcement Directorate in Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). Read Full Story

Rajinikanth evades questions on Sri Lankan Tamils
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 18 : Refraining from commenting on any issue related to Sri Lankan Tamils, superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday evaded question on Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day, which is observed by Sri Lankan Tamils. Read Full Story

CBI raids premises of three friends of Karti Chidambaram
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 17: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yesterday raided the premises of three friends of former union minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram and a chartered accountant in Chennai. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth interacts with fans on Day 3 of 'Janta Darbar'
New Delhi , May 17 : Last few days have been a treat for the Rajini fans as they got to meet and greet their favourite star, after a hiatus of eight years. Read Full Story

Chennai: IT raids TN Health Minister's residence
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 17 : The Income Tax Department on Wednesday conducted raids at state Health Minister C. Vijaya Bhaskar's residence in Pudukkottai here. Read Full Story

The drama is now over: Karti Chidambaram on CBI raids
Chennai , May. 17 : Former union minister P Chidambaram's son Karti, whose residence was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the grant of FIPB approval to INX media private Ltd, said here on Wednesday that the 'drama' was finally over. Read Full Story


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