Tamil Nadu News

Tamil Nadu fishermen to call off protest after talks with Nirmala Sitaraman
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 13 : The fishermen in Thankachimadom Rameswaram have decided to call off their protest after talks with Union Ministers Nirmala Seetharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan. Read Full Story

Sukma attack: TN CM announces Rs. 20 lakh ex-gratia to slain CRPF jawan's family
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 12 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami on Sunday announced Rs. 20 lakh solatium to the family of Central Reserve Police Fire (CRPF) jawan K. Shankar, who lost his life in Sukma maoist attack yesterday. Read Full Story

It's a wrap for Kajol-Dhanush starrer 'VIP2'!
New Delhi , Mar. 11 : Kajol has recently wrapped up the shoot for her upcoming Tamil film 'VIP 2,' alongside Dhanush. Read Full Story

Madras HC asks TN Govt. to handover video footage of trust vote to DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 10 : The Madras High Court on Friday asked the Tamil Nadu Government to handover the video footage of the trust vote conducted in the Assembly to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin. Read Full Story

Erratic power supply at Puducherry hospital causes death of three patients on dialysis
Puducherry , Mar. 10 : As the World Kidney Day was being observed across the globe on Thursday; a tragedy unfolded in the union territory of Puducherry, where three patients, including two women, who were undergoing Haemodialysis at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI), died because of erratic power supply. Read Full Story

By-poll in Amma's constituency on April 12
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 9 : The Election Commission of India on Thursday announced that the by-poll to RK Nagar assembly constituency will be held on April 12. Read Full Story

Power struggle within AIADMK linked to probe over Jayalalithaa's death: Congress
New Delhi , March 9 : With former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam sitting on a hunger strike demanding a probe into late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, the Congress Party on Thursday asserted that no one is actually concerned about the matter, adding that it is just a power struggle between the two fractions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Read Full Story

Stalin dubs Indian fisherman's killing 'grave human rights violation'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 8 : Furious over the killing of an Indian fisherman by the Sri Lankan Navy, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Wednesday dubbed the episode as 'grave human rights violation'. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam sits on hunger strike, demands probe into Amma's death
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 8 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam is presently sitting on a hunger strike along with his followers at Chennai's Rajarathinam Stadium, demanding a probe into late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's death. Read Full Story

'Extremist elements' in TN blowing fishermen issue out of proportion: Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi , March 8 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday called on the Centre to take strong measures and collaborate with the Sri Lankan Government for allowing fishing in their region till the time the Indian side is re-populate with export quality sea-foods for the benefits of the fisherman. Read Full Story

TN CM writes to PM Modi, seeks intervention in fishermen issue
Chennai (Tamil Nadu)[ India] , Mar. 7 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the Centre's intervention in connection with the incident where a fisherman from Tamil Nadu was shot in the Sri Lankan waters, but, the island nation's navy denied any involvement in the incident. Read Full Story

All political parties have become family-owned: Karti Chidambaram
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 7 : In a veiled attack on the Congress, Former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram has said all political parties have become family-owned enterprises, making it difficult for aspiring politicians to fit in. Read Full Story

Govt. deeply concerned at killing of Indian fisherman: MEA
New Delhi . Mar. 7 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said the Government of India is deeply concerned at the killing of an Indian fisherman, adding that the Sri Lankan Navy has promised a full and thorough investigation in the matter. Read Full Story

Indian fisherman shot dead : Sri Lanka Government assures investigation
Chennai, Mar 7 : : Colombo has reportedly promised "full and thorough investigation" into the killing of a 22-year-old Indian fisherman by the Sri Lankan navy as the incident ignites anger in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Stalin urges Govt. to react strongly to killing of fisherman
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 7 : Condemning the killing of an Indian fisherman by the Sri Lankan Navy, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Tuesday urged the Central Government to react strongly and demanded it to hold embassy-level talks at once on the issue. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa didn't suffer trauma or underwent wrong medication: Apollo
Chennai, Mar 6 : The Tamil Nadu government on Monday released a statement citing Apollo Hospitals' treatment summaries that former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had neither suffered trauma nor had she been given any wrong medication for a long period prior to her admission to the hospital. Read Full Story

TN Govt. releases Jayalalithaa's medical report to put end to speculations
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 6 : With the intention of putting to rest all the speculations over former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's medical treatment and death, the Tamil Nadu Government on Monday made her medical records public. Read Full Story

AIIMS submits Jayalalithaa's medical report to TN Govt.
New Delhi , Mar. 6 : On request of Tamil Nadu Government, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday handed over former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's health record to the state's Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa graft case adjourned till summer vacation
New Delhi , Mar. 6 : The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the graft case involving former AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa graft case adjourned till summer vacation. Read Full Story

TN Health Minister accuses Panneerselvam of spreading false information about Amma's health
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 5 : Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar on Sunday accused former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam of spreading false information among the people regarding the health conditions of AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Dinakaran says will respond to EC by Monday
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Mar. 4 : Following the Election Commission's (EC) rejection of T. T. V. Dinakaran as on office bearer of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the letter said he will respond to the former by Monday. Read Full Story

EC's rejection shows Dinakaran's post holds no legal backing: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 04 : Hailing the decision of the Election Commission (EC) refusing TTV Dinakaran's response on V.K. Sasikala's elevation, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday said the organisation's rejection shows that Dinakaran's post does not have any legal backing. Read Full Story

EC rejects TTV Dinakaran's response on Sasikala's elevation
New Delhi , Mar. 04 : The Election Commission on Friday rejected the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (AIADMK) response on the elevation of V.K. Sasikala as party's general secretary, stating that TTV Dinakaran, who signed the letter, was not an office bearer of the party anymore. Read Full Story

SC disposes off petition seeking to prevent Sasikala from holding TN CM's post
New Delhi , Mar 3 : The Supreme Court on Friday disposed off a petition seeking to prevent V.K. Sasikala from holding the post of Tamil Nadu chief minister. Read Full Story

TN CM Palanisamy to chair his first cabinet meeting today
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 03 : Edappadi K. Palanisamy, who took oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister last month, will chair his maiden cabinet meeting at the State Secretariat in Chennai on Friday. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Lankan Navy apprehends eight Indian fishermen from Dhanuskodi
Dhanuskodi (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 2 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended as many as eight Indian fishermen and one fishing boat in south of Dhanuskodi. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Court dismisses plea against Coca Cola and Pepsi in river water supply case
Chennai, Mar 2 : Multinational beverage companies Coca-Cola and Pepsi will be able to lift water from Thamiravarani river in Tamil Nadu following the dismissal of two Public Interest Litigation cases by the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Madras HC dismisses two PILs on Pepsi-Coca Cola water issue
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.2 : The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed two Public Interest Litigations (PILs) filed against the supply of Thamirabarani river water to co-packers of Pepsi and Coca-Cola in Tirunelvelli. Read Full Story

Lankan Navy nabs 13 Indian fishermen near Delft Island
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 2 : The Sri Lankan Navy today captured 13 Indian fishermen along with two boats in the sea area north of Delft Island. Read Full Story

Rameshwaram: Fishermen to go on indefinite strike
Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 2 : Fishermen in Rameshwaram on Wednesday said that they would go on an indefinite strike against the government's 45-day fishing ban, from mid-April to May-end, during the fish breeding season. Read Full Story

Kamal Hasaan meets Queen of England at UK-India 2017
New Delhi , Mar. 1 : Actor Kamal Hasaan, who attended the reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace, recollected his 'Marudhanayagam' shooting days when she had visited his film's sets back in October 1997, during her brief stay in India. Read Full Story

TN Traders to impose boycott of Coke and Pepsi in the State
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , March 1 : Following relentless debates on health hazards of consuming Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks, Tamil Nadu traders union on Wednesday suggested a boycott on consumption of Coke and Pepsi in the state. Read Full Story

President of India to visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu from Mar 2 to 3
New Delhi, Feb 28 : President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu from Mar 2 to 3, officials said. Read Full Story

Madras HC issues notices to TN CM, Home Secy. over trust vote
Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), Feb. 27 : The Madras High Court on Monday issued notices to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.K. Palanisamy, the Speaker of Assembly, Assembly Secretary and the Home Secretary to file counter affidavit by March 10. Read Full Story

TN CM Palanisami to meet PM Modi today
New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami will on Monday meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. Read Full Story

Madras HC to hear DMK's plea challenging TN CM's floor test
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 27 : The Madras High Court will on Monday resume its hearing in regard to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham's (DMK) petition challenging Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami's floor test. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu: Nine dead after fishing boat capsizes
Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) Feb. 26 : In a shocking incident, at least nine tourists were killed after a fishing boat carrying tourist capsized in sea near Manapad area of Tuticorin today. Read Full Story

TN CM requests PM Modi to construct reservoir across Cauvery river at Mekedatu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 25 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday requesting him to construct a reservoir across Cauvery river at Mekedatu. Read Full Story

Centre approves workday extension under MGNREGA scheme in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 25 : The Central government has given permission to Tamil Nadu for increasing the number of workdays under MGNREGA from the existing 100 days to 150 days, according to media reports on Saturday. Read Full Story

TN: Present govt will fall soon, says Panneerselvam
Chennai, Feb 25 : Ousted from the AIADMK, rebel leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has predicted a topple for the present government in the coming months, reports said. Read Full Story

DMK backs Panneerselvam's demand of enquiry into Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 25 : Extending support to former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam and his demand to have judicial enquiry into the 'mysterious' death of late J. Jayalalithaa, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday said their working president M.K. Stalin also demanded the same since she was admitted to hospital. Read Full Story

Deepa's party will strengthen Panneerselvam against Sasikala: Aiyar
New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday termed late J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar's announcement to form a new party a tactical move to strengthen former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam's hand against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader Sasikala. Read Full Story

TN: Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar launches new political party
Chennai, Feb 24 : Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Friday embarked on a new journey and launched her political party. Read Full Story

TN CM Palaniswami meets PM Modi in Coimbatore
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Read Full Story

Yoga a passport to health insurance: PM Modi
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Emphasizing the significance of yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the entire world wants peace not only from wars but also from stress and it could only be gained by practicing yoga. Read Full Story

Deepa Jayakumar launches new party 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb.24: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Saturday launched a new party named 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai' on the eve of the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's 69th birth anniversary. Read Full Story

Coimbatore: PM Modi unveils 112-feet tall bust of Adiyogi Shiva
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled a 112-foot tall bust of Adiyogi Shiva at the Isha Foundation at the foothills of Velliangiri mountains here. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam maintains he is leader of 'true' AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said he is the true AIADMK leader and added that the MLAs who voted in favour of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during the February floor test don't represent the party in the state assembly. Read Full Story

Stalin submits memorandum on Tamil Nadu assembly fiasco to President
New Delhi , Feb.24: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President M.K Stalin met President Pranab Mukherjee today to seek a fresh trust vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly through a secret ballot voting procedure. Read Full Story

Crusade against one family will continue, will take back the party : O Paneeerselvam
Chennai, Feb 24 : O. Panneerselvam, the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who now heads the anti-Sasikala camp within the ruling AIADMK,on Friday said the 'crusade' against the dominance of one family will be on and the control over the party will be taken back. Read Full Story

Palaniswami says vested interest making issue out of Jayalalithaa's death
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday said there is no mystery behind former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, adding that vested interests were making an issue out of it for political gain. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary : AIADMK rival camps compete to celebrate
Chennai, Feb 24 : : In a battle for claiming Jayalalithaa's legacy the rival factions of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu embarked on feverish activities to celebrate the late Chief Minister's 69th birth anniversary, media reports said. Read Full Story

Remembering Amma: Tamil Nadu celebrates Jayalalithaa's 69th birthday
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Despite the current political turbulence in the state, there is no let-up in zeal and extravagance when it comes to celebrating the birthday of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Delhi: Stalin to meet Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today over TN power tussle
New Delhi , Feb. 24 : After meeting President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday, DMK working president M.K. Stalin will meet Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today in the national capital to discuss the current political turbulence in Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Assembly, ruckus : MK Stalin to meet President today
Chennai, Feb 23 : : DMK working president M K Stalin will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Thursday to make a presentation on behalf of his party on the incidents that took place in the Tamil Nadu assembly during the floor test on February 18, media reports said. Read Full Story

TTV Dinakaran takes charge as AIADMK's deputy general secretary
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb.23 : TTV Dhinakaran on Thursday took charge as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)'s deputy general secretary. Read Full Story

TN political row: Stalin to meet President Mukherjee today
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 23 : It seems like the political turmoil in Tamil Nadu is not going to end so soon as Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin will today leave for Delhi to meet President Pranab Mukherjee. Read Full Story

Sasikala will be awarded lifetime imprisonment, if probe takes place in Amma's death: Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 22 : In a veiled attack at All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader V.K. Sasikala, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K Stalin on Wednesday said if proper probe takes place in late J. Jayalalithaa's death case, then the former, who is serving a four-year jail term in connection with a 19-year old disproportionate assets case, will have to surrender to law. Read Full Story

DMK petition against Tamil Nadu Trust vote: High Court adjourns hearing, seeks video footage of Assembly bedlam
Chennai, Feb 22 : : The Madras high court on Wednesday adjourned till Monday the hearing on the opposition DMK's petition challenging Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswamy's trust vote and sought the video footage of the Assembly ruckus, reports said. Read Full Story

Madras HC seeks video proof of TN CM Palaniswami's trust vote
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 22 : The Madras High Court on Wednesday sought credible evidence to prove that the AIADMK MLAs were held captive in a resort in Kuvathoor and also the video evidence of the proceedings in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during Chief Minister's Edapadi Palaniswami's trust vote. Read Full Story


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