Tamil Nadu News

Tamil Nadu: Govt. doctors' strike over PG admissions continues
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , May 6 : The government doctors in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Saturday entered the 17th day of their strike through which they are demanding 50 percent reservations for them in admission to post-graduate medical courses in the state. Read Full Story

Madras HC grants Kamal Haasan interim stay on personal appearance
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 4 : The Madurai Branch of the Madras High Court on Thursday granted an interim stay on the personal appearance of actor Kamal Haasan in connection with a case against him for allegedly hurting Hindu religious sentiments. Read Full Story

TN: KSPCB issues notice for closure of pollution-causing industries
Karnataka (Tamil Nadu) , May 4 : A notice was issued by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) regarding issuance of directions of closure of certain industries, slaughterhouses and a few industries located in the state. Read Full Story

Coimbatore DCP blames misogynistic cinema for violence against women
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , May 4: Blaming misogynistic cinema for rising violence against women in Indian society, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and order) Coimbatore, S. Lakshmi, on Thursday appealed to filmmakers to stop promoting violence in their films. Read Full Story

Sasikala files review petition in SC against her conviction
New Delhi , May 3 : Former All India Anna Dravida Munneta Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala has filed a review petition against her conviction in the Supreme Court. Read Full Story

IT summons TN Health Minister's wife
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 3 : The Income Tax (IT) department on Wednesday issued summons to Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar's wife. Read Full Story

SC raps TN Govt. on K Kamraj land cheating case
New Delhi , May 3 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday rapped the Tamil Nadu Government for not initiating a probe against state food minister K. Kamraj, who is an accused in a Rs 30 lakh land cheating case. Read Full Story

SC asks TN Govt. to file report on farmers' suicide
New Delhi , May 3 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu Government to file a report on steps being taken to create awareness about Minimum Support Price (MSP) of all foodgrains. Read Full Story

Palanisamy writes to PM Modi seeking release of fishermen, boats
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 2 : In the wake of the long-standing tussle regarding the fishermen taken into custody by the Sri Lankan authority, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking assistance on the matter. Read Full Story

Dinakaran booked by ED under PMLA
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 2 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran. Read Full Story

Dinakaran, aide Mallikarjuna sent to judicial custody till May 15
New Delhi , May 1 : Ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Monday was sent to judicial custody till May 15. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth salutes 'god's child' Rajamouli for 'Baahubali 2'
New Delhi , May 1 : SS Rajamouli's magnum opus 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' has been impressing everyone with its content including superstar Rajinikanth, so much so that he called the movie India's cinema pride. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: 1000th birth anniversary of Sri Ramanujacharya observed
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 1 : Various functions are being organized in Srirangam and Kanchipuram to culminate the 1000th birth anniversary of Vaishnavite saint Sri Ramanuja, the Acharya who gave the Navagranthas to the world. Read Full Story

Kodanad estate murder case: Four accused produced before magistrate
Thrissur (Kerala) , April 30 : Another four accused of the Kodanad estate murder case, who were arrested in Kerala's Thrissur district, were produced before the Coonoor Judicial Magistrate. Read Full Story

Stalin accuses BJP Govt. of "bias" towards Panneerselvam-led faction
New Delhi , April 30 : DMK working president M.K. Stalin today accused the Central government of harboring 'bias' towards the other faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. Read Full Story

EC bribery case: Dinakaran brought back to Delhi
New Delhi , April 29 : Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has been brought back to Delhi by the Delhi Crime Branch for further questioning in connection with the Election Commission bribery case. Read Full Story

EC bribery case: Dinakaran brought back to Delhi
New Delhi , April 29 : Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has been brought back to Delhi by the Delhi Crime Branch for further questioning in connection with the Election Commission bribery case. Read Full Story

Congress demands probe of accidents of Kodanad estate murder case accused
Salem (Tamil Nadu), Apr 29 : The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress Party on Saturday demanded a high-level probe of two road accidents involving two persons who were accused in a murder case committed on former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalaitha's Kodanad estate. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa Kodanad estate murder: Prime suspect killed, another injured in accident
Salem (Tamil Nadu), April 29 : The former driver of late chief minister Jayalalithaa and also the prime suspect of Kodanad estate murder case, C. Kanagaraj was killed on Friday in a road accident in Attur near Salem district in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Can't link Dinakaran's bribery case with EC: Swamy
New Delhi , Apr 29 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday asserted that if India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran's is involved in the bribery then it must be investigated and the law must take its course. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu industry captains made aware of tourism opportunities in Kazakhstan
Chennai [Tamil Nadu], April 28 : In Chennai this week, representatives of 15 companies based in Tamil Nadu were given an overview of the tourism opportunities available in Kazakhstan. Read Full Story

Kazakhstan opens consulate in Chennai
Chennai , Apr.28 : This week the Government of Kazakhstan opened its consulate in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The consular district will include the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala and will be headed by well-known businessman and Chairman of Kirtilals Mr. Suraj Shantakumar. Read Full Story

No farmer committed suicide over drought: TN Govt. to SC
New Delhi , Apr. 28 : In a development bound to anger the protesting Tamil farmers in the national capital, the Tamil Nadu Government on Friday conveyed to the Supreme Court that drought is not the reason for farmer suicides in the state. Read Full Story

'Baahubali: The Conclusion' yet to release in Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 28 : Fans in Tamil Nadu have to wait a little longer to watch the most anticipated movie of the year, 'Baahubali: The Conclusion', as the financial settlement between distributors of the film and producers is yet to be settled. Read Full Story

Dinakaran bribery case: Delhi Police arrests Hawala operator Naresh
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , April 28 : The Delhi Police on Friday arrested Hawala operator Naresh Jain in connection with the T.T.V. Dinakaran bribery case. Read Full Story

Kazakh envoy calls on Tamil Nadu CM
Chennai , April 27 : Kazakhstan's Ambassador to India Bulat Sarsenbayev called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.Palaniswami and discussed potential cooperation between Kazakhstan and Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Kazakh envoy interacts with Coimbatore varsity faculty, students
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 26 : The potential for expanding cooperation between universities in Kazakhstan and India, especially in key subject areas such as IT, management, agriculture and others, is huge said Kazakhstan's Ambassador to India Bulat Sarsenbayev on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Bribery case: Delhi Police Crime Branch to visit Chennai tomorrow
New Delhi , Apr 26 : The Delhi Police Crime Branch team will visit Chennai tomorrow in connection with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 'two leaves' symbol bribery case, sources said. Read Full Story

Sasikala Pushpa says drama going on in Tamil Nadu
New Delhi/ Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 26 : Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa has dubbed the removal of V K Sasikala's posters from AIADMK headquarters and talks of merger between the two factions of party as a 'drama'. Read Full Story

Dinakaran granted five-day police custody in bribery case
New Delhi Apr 26 : A Delhi Court on Wednesday granted five-day police custody to ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V Dinakaran in the party symbol alleged bribery case. Read Full Story

Bribery case: Dinakaran moves bail application
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday moved a bail application in a Delhi Court. Read Full Story

Removal of Sasikala posters brings AIADMK rival factions closer
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Apr 26 : The removal of jailed VK Sasikala's posters at the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) headquarters here has brought the rival factions of the party a bit closer for a merger. Read Full Story

Post arrest, medical test administered to Dinakaran, Mallikarjuna
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Following the standard procedure post an arrest, ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran and his aide Mallikarjuna were taken for a medical test here Wednesday late night. Read Full Story

Dinakaran's arrest a step towards cleansing of TN politics: BJP
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 26 : Hailing the arrest of ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Delhi Police in a bribery case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the development is a major step towards cleansing the politics in Tamil Nadu and making it corrupt-free. Read Full Story

AIADMK bribery case: Dinakaran arrested, to be produced before court today
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, who was arrested by the Delhi Police on Tuesday midnight in a bribery case, will be produced before the court today. Read Full Story

AIADMK bribery case: After 4-day marathon grilling, Dinakaran arrested
New Delhi , Apr. 26 : Dramatic developments unfolded on Tuesday midnight, as after four days of marathon grilling, the Delhi Police finally arrested ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran in the case involving the bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

Farmers demand will soon be answered says M.K. Stalin shutdown in TN
Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 25 : Hours after M.K. Stalin called for a one-day shutdown in Tamil Nadu for the drought-hit farmers, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) working president has asserted that the shutdown was a huge success. Read Full Story

Sukma attack: WB, TN announce ex-gratia to victims' families
Kolkata/Chennai/Raipur (West Bengal/Tamil Nadu/Chhattisgarh) , Apr 25 : The governments of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu have in the wake of the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district announced Rs. five lakh and Rs. 20 lakh ex-gratia to the families of the victims. Read Full Story

Businessman Suraj Shantakumar appointed Kazakhstan's Honorary Consul
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , April 25 : The Government of Kazakhstan has appointed well-known businessman and chairman of Kirtilals Suraj Shantakumar as its Honorary Consul for the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol: Chandrashekhar's police custody extended
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 25 : Hours after All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran accepted that he met Sukesh Chandrashekhar in his bribery dealing with the Election Commission of India (ECI), a Delhi Court on Tuesday extended the alleged middleman's police custody till April 28. Read Full Story

Madras HC orders govt. not to open liquor shops for three months
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 25 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the Tamil Nadu Government to not open any Tasmac liquor shops for the next three months after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) plea on government's attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court's order. Read Full Story

TN shutdown: DMK's Stalin detained amid protests
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , April 25 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin, along with his senior party colleagues, was detained in Thiruvarur when he tried to block traffic during the one-day shutdown in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Dinakaran accepts meeting Chandrashekhar, but not paying him money
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , April 25 : After three days of continuous grilling, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has finally accepted that he met Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the man alleged to be the middleman in his bribery dealing with the Election Commission of India (ECI). Read Full Story

Stalin cleverly playing 'anti-Hindi' game in Tamil Nadu: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed Dravida Munnetra Kazhaghan (DMK) leader M.K. Stalin for accusing the Centre of imposing Hindi on citizens, saying that the latter is cleverly playing an 'anti-Hindi' game in Tamil Nadu politics to be relevant. Read Full Story

No relief for Dinakaran as interrogation enters Day 4
New Delhi , Apr 25 : After an eight-hour long grilling of the ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Crime Branch office of the Delhi Police on Monday, his interrogation over the case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol will continue today. Read Full Story

'Power hungry' AIADMK least bothered with governance: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), April 25 : Slamming the state government for not focusing on serious issues like water scarcity in Tamil Nadu, the DMK party on Tuesday asserted that the AIADMK government's sole purpose is to remain in power. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu observes bandh today in support of drought-hit farmers
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 25 : The opposition parties led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhaghan (DMK) on Tuesday will be observing a state-wide shutdown in support of drought-hit farmers. Read Full Story

AIADMK symbol case: Middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar to be produced in court today
New Delhi , April 25 : The police custody of Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the man alleged to be T.T.V Dinkaran's middleman ends on Tuesday, as he will be produced in the Tis Hazari court in the case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

Two leaves' symbol: Dinakaran's questioning continues for third day
New Delhi , Apr 24 : After a marathon 10-hour grilling on Sunday, the interrogation of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran continued today by the Crime Branch office of Delhi Police here, where he will be probed in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

Security guard at late Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate killed
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 24 : A security guard at late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate was killed on late Sunday night by unidentified men. Read Full Story

Two leaves' symbol case: Dinakaran grilling enters Day 3
New Delhi , Apr. 24 : After a marathon 10-hour grilling on Sunday, the interrogation of ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran will continue today by the Crime Branch office of Delhi Police here, where he will be probed in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

TN farmers suspend protest till May 25 after CM's assurance
New Delhi , Apr 23 : The Tamil Nadu farmers who had been protesting over drought relief funds and waiver of farmers' loans on Sunday suspended their protest till May 25 after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswamy's assurance. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu farmers' plight and their protests - A Timeline
New Delhi , Apr 23 : The Tamil Nadu farmers, who have been protesting in the capital for the past 40 days and demanding loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery management board to resolve their irrigation issues, today hinted at withdrawing their agitation. Read Full Story

TN farmers issue must be taken up at state level: Centre
Chennai , Apr 23 : Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the issue regarding the ongoing agitation of Tamil Nadu farmers seeking loan waiver concerns the state, adding the matter should, therefore, be taken up by the state government. Read Full Story

Two leaves' symbol case: Dinakaran reaches Crime Branch for questioning
New Delhi , Apr 23 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) ousted leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has reached the Crime Branch office of Delhi Police where he will be questioned in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. Read Full Story

Govt hits back at DMK, says no question of forcing Hindi on anybody
Chennai , Apr 23 : Downplaying Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president and treasurer M.K. Stalin's claim that the Centre is imposing Hindi on the non-Hindi residents of the country, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there is no question of forcing Hindi on anybody, adding this matter is being unnecessary politicized for ulterior gains. Read Full Story

Palaniswami promises protesting TN farmers to speak to PM Modi
New Delhi , Apr 23 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday urged the farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar for the last 39 days to call off their protest and said that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submit a memorandum highlighting their plight. Read Full Story

BJP should stop dreaming about capturing Tamil Nadu: AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 23 : Validating Tamil Nadu's Dravidian roots, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) asserted that Tamil Nadu would be governed only by Dravidian parties owing to decades of governance by the latter. Read Full Story

Dinakaran grilled for seven hours, interrogation to continue tomorrow
New Delhi , Apr 22 : Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Saturday appeared before the crime branch of the Delhi Police in connection with a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two leaves' symbol and was interrogated for around seven hours. Read Full Story

Protesting TN farmers drink urine at Delhi's Jantar Mantar
New Delhi , April 22 : Tamil Nadu farmers stage a protest at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar for drought relief, drank their own urine on Saturday in another desperate bid to draw the government's attention to their plight. Read Full Story


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