Chennai: The first gram sabha meetings of 2020 across Tamil Nadu and the first after a gap of three years on Sunday passed unanimous resolutions demanding the withdrawal of public exams to be conducted for the class 5 and 8.
Coimbatore: Former AIADMK member and spokesperson K C Palaniswamy was arrested in the early hours of Saturday (January 25) from his residence at RS Puram, Coimbatore, for allegedly misusing the party symbol, police said.
Based on a complaint filed by P Kandavel, president of Muthugoundenpudur village panchayat in Sulur panchayat union, Palanisamy was arrest...
Chennai: Ordering for a fresh election within three months, the Madras High Court on Friday (January 24), declared the elections held to the South Indian Artistes Association, apex body of actors, in June last year as null and void.
The court also said the Special Officer appointed by the government shall continue to discharge her duties till declaration...
Even as Tamil Nadu braces up for public exams for classes five and eight, which will be held in March-April for the first time this year, questions remain about the intentions behind the move and its impact on first-generation learners.
A statue of Dravidian ideologue Periyar EV Ramasamy was vandalised by unidentified miscreants in Kaliyapatti village of Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu on Friday (January 24).
Reports said, residents found the statue’s face and right hand in a damaged condition on Friday.
Police have begun investigation into the vandalism.
Condemning the vandal...
Chennai: The DMK-led opposition in Tamil Nadu on Friday (January 24) resolved to hold a “massive” signature campaign against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR), party chief MK Stalin said.
While the CAA should be withdrawn, no efforts should be taken to prepare the NRC whi...
New Delhi: It is inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgement on another, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said in a letter to European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli on Monday, ahead of the legislature’s debate on the resolutions moved by its lawmakers against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
New Delhi: With the situation worsening in novel coronavirus-hit China, the central government is planning to evacuate Indians from the affected regions, including Wuhan in the Hubei province. An aircraft is also being kept on stand-by for the evacuation and officials say this will become possible only after Chinese authorities approve it.
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday arrested the chairman and managing director of Dewan Housing Finance Ltd, Kapil Wadhawan, in connection with its money laundering probe against dead gangster Iqbal Mirchi and others.
Unable to find buyers when the government was willing to sell only 76% stake, it is now willing to sell the entire 100% stake hoping that it will find a suitor but that may still not be possible as the latest announcement comes with some stiff conditions.
New Delhi: The DMK moved the Supreme Court on Friday (January 24) seeking urgent hearing of its plea for disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs, who voted against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in a confidence motion in 2017.
Chennai: Illegal sale of liquor beyond the permissible hours in Tamil Nadu is prevalent with 44 per cent of the consumers preferring to drink in cars and vehicle-parking areas in Chennai, findings of a study that were released on Thursday noted.
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu): The three men with suspected links to the ISIS — who were arrested in Ramanathapuram district — were allegedly involved in spreading jihadi ideology and plotting to kill those opposed to Islamic beliefs, to spread fear among the public, police said.
Kochi: A gun allegedly used to kill a Tamil Nadu police officer early this month was recovered from a drainage near the KSRTC bus stand here by the Q branch team probing the case, police said here on Thursday (January 23).
The gun, reportedly made in Italy, was recovered in the presence of the arrested suspects — Abdul Shameem and Taufeeq — while they ...
Madurai: The Madras High Court Bench on Wednesday (January 22) directed the Tamil Nadu government to file a counter on a PIL seeking conduct of the consecration ceremony of the ancient Braghadeeswarar Temple, popularly known as the Big Temple, in Thanjavur, in Tamil language.
A bench of Justices M Duraiswamy and T Ravindran impleaded authorities, includi...
The Union government’s recent decision to exempt the conduct of public hearing ahead of hydrocarbon exploration has become as a shock to the farmers of Delta districts in Tamil Nadu.
The decision comes at a time when the districts reaped a rich harvest after 15 years.
As per rule, the companies are mandated to seek environment clearance by su...
In a major relief to Karti Chidambaram and his wife Srinidi, the Madras High Court on Tuesday (January 21) granted an interim stay till January 27, on the proceedings against the the duo in connection with a case of alleged income tax evasion, pending before a lower court.
Justice M Sundar, before whom the petition by Karti and his wife, seeking...
Chennai: The Tamil book ‘Vaan, Mann, Penn’ (Sky, Earth, and Woman) delves into the rich legacy of women like American biologist Rachel Carson, E. Janaki Ammal, who developed a hybrid variety of sugarcane, and the first wildlife photographer from India, Radhika Ramaswamy.
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu): The Indian Air Force commissioned a squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI at the Air Force Station here, the first such base in south India for the fighter jets, which are seen as a gamechanger in guarding the strategically important Indian Ocean Region.
Chennai: The bull taming sport of Jallikattu witnessed the participation of around 2,000 tamers during the three-day event in Madurai this year. While over 200 players and spectators were injured during these three days, as many as four deaths were reported during this time.
Chennai: Two accused arrested in connection with the murder of a policeman in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari district were on Friday booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Abdul Shameem, 32, and Thoufiq, 28, on January 14 were arrested at Udupi Railway Station on January 14.
Tamil Nadu and its harvest festival Pongal are deemed incomplete without Jallikattu, the rustic bull-taming sport. Not all those in Tamil Nadu take part in Jallikattu but it was, for a long time, ingrained in the lives of agricultural and warrior communities.
This could be the reason why the sport is more popular in the southern regions of Tamil...
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu sparked a fresh row, when his office tweeted a picture of revered Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar in saffron clothes and beads while paying homage to him on his birth anniversary on Thursday (January 16).
Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth’s comment on templating readers on the basis of what literature they read on Wednesday at the 50th-anniversary celebrations of Thuglak magazine in Chennai has created a furore online and offline.
The results of the recently concluded local body elections in Tamil Nadu has apparently soured the DMK-Congress alliance in the state.
The DMK camp has been happy of its performance in the polls, faring better than the ruling AIADMK. But party allies, except the CPI, seem to be upset.
The polls to rural bodies were conducted after a delay of ...