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Honour killing of Dalit youth: Death penalty for six, including youth’s father-in-law

Honour killing of Dalit youth: Death penalty for six, including youth’s father-in-law

Six persons were sentenced to death by a local court in Tamil Nadu for honour killing of a Dalit youth, Sankar, in Tirupur district...
Cyclone Fishermen

Over 500 fishermen rescued as Cyclone ‘Ochki’ continues wreaking havoc

Death toll has risen to nine, cyclone may intensify further, say officials With the cyclone ‘Ochki’ already having created havoc in the coastal areas...
Cyclone Ockhi

Cyclone Ockhi continues to pummel Kerala, Lakshadweep, no estimate of missing persons

Amid signs that Cyclone Ockhi might intensify in next 24 hours, parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala hit by heavy rain, 200 fishermen stranded off...
MP, 6 other States, reject Centre’s proposal for centralized appointment of lower judiciary

MP, 6 other States, reject Centre’s proposal for centralized appointment of lower judiciary

Law ministry had proposed that Centre be given powers to appoint members of lower judiciary, district judges and their like, affidavit filed in Supreme...
College principal says Hadiya can’t meet husband, she claims “I am not free”

College principal says Hadiya can’t meet husband, she claims “I am not free”

Hadiya says the authorities at the college where she has been sent by the Supreme Court to finish her homeopathy studies have no clarity...
MUDDA

“Courts have the final call on what should be done”

Mudda panellists feel dialogue is the essence of democracy, but executive should not get ambitious and try to clip judiciary’s wings A day after Union...
RK-Nagar

By-election to Jayalalithaa’s RK Nagar assembly seat on Dec 21, counting on Dec 24

The RK Nagar seat had been vacant following the demise of former CM J Jayalalithaa, who died at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai last...
Won’t accept money from donors now, to form new party, says Kamal Haasan

Won’t accept money from donors now, to form new party, says Kamal Haasan

On the money he received from donors, Kamal Haasan said that he won’t accept any economic helps to launch a new party. Launching yet another...
it-raids-sasikala

IT officials recover cash, seize gold and diamond worth crores from AIADMK leader VK...

Sasikala’s nephew and rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre and Tamil Nadu government. Income Tax (I-T) Department officials reportedly recovered more...
Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Rebel AIADMK leader Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre, Tamil Nadu government behind the raids, sees plot to exile him from politics Troubles mounted for...
Kamal-Hassan

Kamal Haasan launches Maiyam Whistle mobile app, will tour TN before political debut

The Tamil icon says Maiyam Whistle will be a platform to reach out to people and will be used as a whistleblower tool to...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an event at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi. Photo credit: PIB

PM Modi lectures media on editorial freedom, maintaining credibility

At the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, Prime Minister says editorial freedom must be used wisely, in public interest At a time...
kamal_hassan-prakash-raj

Hindu terror remark: Prakash Raj hits out at BJP; Kamal Haasan faces defamation case

Prakash Raj questioned if instilling fear in the name of religion and morality is not terrorism, then what defines the term. Amid heated uproar from...
BJP likens Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed over actor’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark

BJP likens Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed over actor’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark

Haasan had said that “right wing cannot challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well”, BJP says comment...
Indian scientists at Pune’s NIV detect new strain of dengue virus

Indian scientists at Pune’s NIV detect new strain of dengue virus

~By Dr T V Venkateswaran Study by National Institute of Virology scientists shows that a dengue strain that originated in Singapore had emerged in Tamil...
Chennai

Six die as heavy rain continues to lash coastal Tamil Nadu for the second...

At least six people have died due to heavy showers and subsequent flooding in Chennai and other coastal districts of Tamil Nadu in the...
IPS probationary officer Safeer Karim and his wife Joicy N Zia. Photo credit: Facebook.

IPS officer arrested for cheating in UPSC exam, wife nabbed for helping him

Tamil Nadu cadre IPS probationary officer was caught while cheating during UPSC mains examination; he was appearing in the exam to get into the...
Mersal

Freedom of expression applies to films too: Madras HC on Mersal row

Madras high court dismissed a PIL that had sought revocation of censor certificate for the film that had mocked the Goods and Services Tax...
Rajinikanth’s advise to Kamal Haasan: Fame, money not enough to succeed in politics

Rajinikanth’s advise to Kamal Haasan: Fame, money not enough to succeed in politics

The gods of Tamil cinema shared the stage at a function in Chennai to inaugurate a memorial for iconic actor Sivaji Ganesan With Tamil actor...
Five states got new governers

Five states get new Governors, Admiral (retd) DK Joshi made Lt Governor of Andaman...

Madhya Pradesh and Telangana remain under additional charge of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh governors respectively President Ram Nath Kovind, on Saturday, appointed governors for five states...
Jayalalitha

Retired Madras HC judge Justice A Arumughaswamy to probe Jayalalithaa’s death

Judicial enquiry ordered days after Tamil Nadu’s forest minister hinted that AIADMK chief’s family and kin had a role in her death Days after Tamil...
TN minister reveals Sasikala’s influence in misleading people with Jayalalithaa’s health status

TN minister reveals Sasikala’s influence in misleading people with Jayalalithaa’s health status

Srinivasan begged pardon for misleading AIADMK supporters with false information on Jayalalitha’s health conditions during her last days in hospital. In a major turn of...
TN minister’s shocker: We all lied about Amma’s health, no one saw her in hospital

TN minister’s shocker: We all lied about Amma’s health, no one saw her in...

Exactly a year after Jayalalithaa was hospitalized before her death that came 75-days later, Tamil Nadu forest minister Dindigul Sreenivasan apologises to people for...
TTV Dhinakaran

Madras HC stays Tamil Nadu assembly floor test till Oct 4

Court says floor test will be conducted once it disposes off petition challenging disqualification of 18 TTV Dhinakaran camp MLAs In a decision that could...
18 Dhinakaran camp MLAs disqualified, Palaniswami govt safe for floor test

18 Dhinakaran camp MLAs disqualified, Palaniswami govt safe for floor test

Dhinakaran faction claims TN Assembly speaker’s decision on suspending MLAs “patently illegal”, will move Madras HC In a move that would help the embattled Edappadi...
Kamal Hassan declares he’s joining politics soon but saffron not his colour

Kamal Hassan declares he’s joining politics soon but saffron not his colour

Tamil superstar has often been in news for his strong political statements. In recent months he has been extremely vocal against alleged corruption of...
Sasikala

SC rejects Sasikala’s plea against conviction in DA case

The setback to the AIADMK general secretary comes at a time when her loyalists, led by nephew TTV Dhinakaran are trying to destabilise the...
AIADMK drama intensifies: Remove EPS as CM demand 22 MLAs of Dhinakaran camp, threaten to resign

AIADMK drama intensifies: Remove EPS as CM demand 22 MLAs of Dhinakaran camp, threaten...

Day after the rival AIADMK camps of chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and his now deputy, O Panneerselvam merged, the 22 MLAs of party’s third...
Palaniswami and Panneerselvam

After several false alarms EPS and OPS announce AIADMK merger, party chief Sasikala’s fate...

Once fighting for Jayalalithaa’s legacy, AIADMK (Amma) faction led by chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma camp of O Panneerselvam unite, likely...
OPS gives in, AIADMK factions likely to announce merger on Monday

OPS gives in, AIADMK factions likely to announce merger on Monday

The AIADMK factions led by Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam had almost worked out the merger planon Friday and...
Jayalalithaa

Probe ordered into Jayalalithaa’s death, EPS and OPS factions of AIADMK move closer

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edapaddi Palanisami accepts rival O Panneerselvam camp’s demand, commission headed by a retired judge will investigate the death former AIADMK...
FISHY TALES: Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Sergei Menyailo, the presidential envoy in Russia's Siberian federal district, Alexei Tsydenov, the acting head of Buryatia, and Leonid Mikhailik, the head of the Main Board on the Protection and Reproduction of Fish Stock and Fishery Control (Glavrybvod) local branch, release young omul into Lake Baikal at the Baikal Nature Reserve in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia, Reuters/UNI

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Madras High Court

Madras High Court makes singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, govt offices

Verdict came on a petition filed by an individual who failed a teacher recruitment exam because he didn’t know what language the national song...
DEUSTCHLAND DUTIES: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits a German Olympics training ground where she observes gymnasts in Kienbaum, Germany, Reuters/UNI

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Seabed Minerals

Huge deposit of precious minerals found in seas around Indian peninsula

Scientists from the Geological Survey of India have discovered millions of tonnes of precious minerals and metals deep under the waters surrounding the Indian...
D. Roopa

Sasikala effect; Police Officer Roopa transferred after red-flag

Whistle-blower alleged of VIP treatment to Sasikala in jail for 2 Cr bribe Karnataka Police officer D. Roopa, who had alleged AIADMK General Secretary V....
NCBC

Three States refuse to give nod to the new NCBC Bill

The proposed amendment will “deprive” the state from making provisions for socially and educationally Backward Classes, says the West Bengal government  West Bengal, Karnataka and...
women raped in TamilNadu

15-year-old girl gangraped in a bus in Tamil Nadu

Four people have been arrested for the crime A 15-year-old girl was gangraped in a bus near Salem in Tamil Nadu, the police said on...
Sasikala appeals against her conviction, says wasn’t a public servant

Sasikala appeals against her conviction, says wasn’t a public servant

The 61-year-old Sasikala was found guilty of plotting with late AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa to acquire a nearly Rs 60-crore fortune As her nephew TTV...
HONOURED GUESTS: A group of people from Tamil Nadu visit Parliament House on the last day of the Budget Session in New Delhi, UNI

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GOOD MORNING: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang receives a hongi, a traditional New Zealand Maori welcome, from Piri Sciascia during an official welcoming ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Reuters/UNI

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C Vidyasagar Rao (left) is set to administer the oath of office of the CM to E Palanisamy

Palanisamy called to Raj Bhavan

Wait for new TN CM ends at 4.30 pm The AIADMK’s new legislature party leader Edappadi K Palanisamy, who has been set up technically as...
Protestors at Marina Beach, Chennai, demanding that the ban on jallikattu be lifted. Photos: UNI

Jallikattu: Political rumblings on the Marina?

Making sense of mass protests against the ban on jallikattu SS Kumar The jallikattu protests animating Tamil Nadu over the last week are not really about...

'Tamil Nadu' - 43 News Results

Honour killing of Dalit youth: Death penalty for six, including youth’s father-in-law

Honour killing of Dalit youth: Death penalty for six, including youth’s father-in-law

Six persons were sentenced to death by a local court in Tamil Nadu for honour killing of a Dalit youth, Sankar, in Tirupur district...
Cyclone Fishermen

Over 500 fishermen rescued as Cyclone ‘Ochki’ continues wreaking havoc

Death toll has risen to nine, cyclone may intensify further, say officials With the cyclone ‘Ochki’ already having created havoc in the coastal areas...
Cyclone Ockhi

Cyclone Ockhi continues to pummel Kerala, Lakshadweep, no estimate of missing persons

Amid signs that Cyclone Ockhi might intensify in next 24 hours, parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala hit by heavy rain, 200 fishermen stranded off...
MP, 6 other States, reject Centre’s proposal for centralized appointment of lower judiciary

MP, 6 other States, reject Centre’s proposal for centralized appointment of lower judiciary

Law ministry had proposed that Centre be given powers to appoint members of lower judiciary, district judges and their like, affidavit filed in Supreme...
College principal says Hadiya can’t meet husband, she claims “I am not free”

College principal says Hadiya can’t meet husband, she claims “I am not free”

Hadiya says the authorities at the college where she has been sent by the Supreme Court to finish her homeopathy studies have no clarity...
MUDDA

“Courts have the final call on what should be done”

Mudda panellists feel dialogue is the essence of democracy, but executive should not get ambitious and try to clip judiciary’s wings A day after Union...
RK-Nagar

By-election to Jayalalithaa’s RK Nagar assembly seat on Dec 21, counting on Dec 24

The RK Nagar seat had been vacant following the demise of former CM J Jayalalithaa, who died at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai last...
Won’t accept money from donors now, to form new party, says Kamal Haasan

Won’t accept money from donors now, to form new party, says Kamal Haasan

On the money he received from donors, Kamal Haasan said that he won’t accept any economic helps to launch a new party. Launching yet another...
it-raids-sasikala

IT officials recover cash, seize gold and diamond worth crores from AIADMK leader VK...

Sasikala’s nephew and rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre and Tamil Nadu government. Income Tax (I-T) Department officials reportedly recovered more...
Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Rebel AIADMK leader Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre, Tamil Nadu government behind the raids, sees plot to exile him from politics Troubles mounted for...
Kamal-Hassan

Kamal Haasan launches Maiyam Whistle mobile app, will tour TN before political debut

The Tamil icon says Maiyam Whistle will be a platform to reach out to people and will be used as a whistleblower tool to...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an event at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi. Photo credit: PIB

PM Modi lectures media on editorial freedom, maintaining credibility

At the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, Prime Minister says editorial freedom must be used wisely, in public interest At a time...
kamal_hassan-prakash-raj

Hindu terror remark: Prakash Raj hits out at BJP; Kamal Haasan faces defamation case

Prakash Raj questioned if instilling fear in the name of religion and morality is not terrorism, then what defines the term. Amid heated uproar from...
BJP likens Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed over actor’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark

BJP likens Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed over actor’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark

Haasan had said that “right wing cannot challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well”, BJP says comment...
Indian scientists at Pune’s NIV detect new strain of dengue virus

Indian scientists at Pune’s NIV detect new strain of dengue virus

~By Dr T V Venkateswaran Study by National Institute of Virology scientists shows that a dengue strain that originated in Singapore had emerged in Tamil...
Chennai

Six die as heavy rain continues to lash coastal Tamil Nadu for the second...

At least six people have died due to heavy showers and subsequent flooding in Chennai and other coastal districts of Tamil Nadu in the...
IPS probationary officer Safeer Karim and his wife Joicy N Zia. Photo credit: Facebook.

IPS officer arrested for cheating in UPSC exam, wife nabbed for helping him

Tamil Nadu cadre IPS probationary officer was caught while cheating during UPSC mains examination; he was appearing in the exam to get into the...
Mersal

Freedom of expression applies to films too: Madras HC on Mersal row

Madras high court dismissed a PIL that had sought revocation of censor certificate for the film that had mocked the Goods and Services Tax...
Rajinikanth’s advise to Kamal Haasan: Fame, money not enough to succeed in politics

Rajinikanth’s advise to Kamal Haasan: Fame, money not enough to succeed in politics

The gods of Tamil cinema shared the stage at a function in Chennai to inaugurate a memorial for iconic actor Sivaji Ganesan With Tamil actor...
Five states got new governers

Five states get new Governors, Admiral (retd) DK Joshi made Lt Governor of Andaman...

Madhya Pradesh and Telangana remain under additional charge of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh governors respectively President Ram Nath Kovind, on Saturday, appointed governors for five states...
Jayalalitha

Retired Madras HC judge Justice A Arumughaswamy to probe Jayalalithaa’s death

Judicial enquiry ordered days after Tamil Nadu’s forest minister hinted that AIADMK chief’s family and kin had a role in her death Days after Tamil...
TN minister reveals Sasikala’s influence in misleading people with Jayalalithaa’s health status

TN minister reveals Sasikala’s influence in misleading people with Jayalalithaa’s health status

Srinivasan begged pardon for misleading AIADMK supporters with false information on Jayalalitha’s health conditions during her last days in hospital. In a major turn of...
TN minister’s shocker: We all lied about Amma’s health, no one saw her in hospital

TN minister’s shocker: We all lied about Amma’s health, no one saw her in...

Exactly a year after Jayalalithaa was hospitalized before her death that came 75-days later, Tamil Nadu forest minister Dindigul Sreenivasan apologises to people for...
TTV Dhinakaran

Madras HC stays Tamil Nadu assembly floor test till Oct 4

Court says floor test will be conducted once it disposes off petition challenging disqualification of 18 TTV Dhinakaran camp MLAs In a decision that could...
18 Dhinakaran camp MLAs disqualified, Palaniswami govt safe for floor test

18 Dhinakaran camp MLAs disqualified, Palaniswami govt safe for floor test

Dhinakaran faction claims TN Assembly speaker’s decision on suspending MLAs “patently illegal”, will move Madras HC In a move that would help the embattled Edappadi...
Kamal Hassan declares he’s joining politics soon but saffron not his colour

Kamal Hassan declares he’s joining politics soon but saffron not his colour

Tamil superstar has often been in news for his strong political statements. In recent months he has been extremely vocal against alleged corruption of...
Sasikala

SC rejects Sasikala’s plea against conviction in DA case

The setback to the AIADMK general secretary comes at a time when her loyalists, led by nephew TTV Dhinakaran are trying to destabilise the...
AIADMK drama intensifies: Remove EPS as CM demand 22 MLAs of Dhinakaran camp, threaten to resign

AIADMK drama intensifies: Remove EPS as CM demand 22 MLAs of Dhinakaran camp, threaten...

Day after the rival AIADMK camps of chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and his now deputy, O Panneerselvam merged, the 22 MLAs of party’s third...
Palaniswami and Panneerselvam

After several false alarms EPS and OPS announce AIADMK merger, party chief Sasikala’s fate...

Once fighting for Jayalalithaa’s legacy, AIADMK (Amma) faction led by chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma camp of O Panneerselvam unite, likely...
OPS gives in, AIADMK factions likely to announce merger on Monday

OPS gives in, AIADMK factions likely to announce merger on Monday

The AIADMK factions led by Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam had almost worked out the merger planon Friday and...
Jayalalithaa

Probe ordered into Jayalalithaa’s death, EPS and OPS factions of AIADMK move closer

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edapaddi Palanisami accepts rival O Panneerselvam camp’s demand, commission headed by a retired judge will investigate the death former AIADMK...
FISHY TALES: Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Sergei Menyailo, the presidential envoy in Russia's Siberian federal district, Alexei Tsydenov, the acting head of Buryatia, and Leonid Mikhailik, the head of the Main Board on the Protection and Reproduction of Fish Stock and Fishery Control (Glavrybvod) local branch, release young omul into Lake Baikal at the Baikal Nature Reserve in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia, Reuters/UNI

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Madras High Court

Madras High Court makes singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, govt offices

Verdict came on a petition filed by an individual who failed a teacher recruitment exam because he didn’t know what language the national song...
DEUSTCHLAND DUTIES: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits a German Olympics training ground where she observes gymnasts in Kienbaum, Germany, Reuters/UNI

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Seabed Minerals

Huge deposit of precious minerals found in seas around Indian peninsula

Scientists from the Geological Survey of India have discovered millions of tonnes of precious minerals and metals deep under the waters surrounding the Indian...
D. Roopa

Sasikala effect; Police Officer Roopa transferred after red-flag

Whistle-blower alleged of VIP treatment to Sasikala in jail for 2 Cr bribe Karnataka Police officer D. Roopa, who had alleged AIADMK General Secretary V....
NCBC

Three States refuse to give nod to the new NCBC Bill

The proposed amendment will “deprive” the state from making provisions for socially and educationally Backward Classes, says the West Bengal government  West Bengal, Karnataka and...
women raped in TamilNadu

15-year-old girl gangraped in a bus in Tamil Nadu

Four people have been arrested for the crime A 15-year-old girl was gangraped in a bus near Salem in Tamil Nadu, the police said on...
Sasikala appeals against her conviction, says wasn’t a public servant

Sasikala appeals against her conviction, says wasn’t a public servant

The 61-year-old Sasikala was found guilty of plotting with late AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa to acquire a nearly Rs 60-crore fortune As her nephew TTV...
HONOURED GUESTS: A group of people from Tamil Nadu visit Parliament House on the last day of the Budget Session in New Delhi, UNI

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GOOD MORNING: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang receives a hongi, a traditional New Zealand Maori welcome, from Piri Sciascia during an official welcoming ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Reuters/UNI

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C Vidyasagar Rao (left) is set to administer the oath of office of the CM to E Palanisamy

Palanisamy called to Raj Bhavan

Wait for new TN CM ends at 4.30 pm The AIADMK’s new legislature party leader Edappadi K Palanisamy, who has been set up technically as...
Protestors at Marina Beach, Chennai, demanding that the ban on jallikattu be lifted. Photos: UNI

Jallikattu: Political rumblings on the Marina?

Making sense of mass protests against the ban on jallikattu SS Kumar The jallikattu protests animating Tamil Nadu over the last week are not really about...

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