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The fishermen of Thoothoor
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Cyclone has hit them at a time when the fishing community is battling other odds

Rahul Gandhi visits Cyclone Ochki-hit Tamil Nadu, says will push for ministry for fishermen
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Rahul, who was welcomed by hundreds of residents of neighbouring fishing hamlets, promised that the Congress would raise the issue of setting up a separate fisheries ministry in Delhi.

Fortnight after Cyclone Ockhi, a stoic wait for the missing — ‘until Christmas’
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The updated report on Wednesday said 376 people remain missing from Thoothoor zone, near Kanyakumari.

Cyclone Ockhi: ‘Missing people are catching fish, will return’
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami visits Ockhi-hit villages, promises Rs 20 lakh relief

Election Commission seizes 500 pressure cookers from R K Nagar
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

According to a senior EC official, they seized 500 pressure cookers from a lorry. “The invoice with the consignment was dubious. We are investigating the origin of the vehicle now,” said the official.

Tamil Nadu: Debt-ridden businessman kills four of family before suicide bid
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The police have lodged a murder case against Damodharan.

Tamil Nadu honour killing: Death for 6 who killed Dalit for marrying higher caste woman
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Victim’s wife says she will continue fight if convicts move higher courts.

Hadiya meets husband at Salem college
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

This was the couple’s first meeting after their marriage was challenged and later annulled. “They met her around 2 pm. They spent about 45 minutes with her in a room under CCTV surveillance,” said a college official

Mumbai: Rape and murder accused flees police custody
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Daswant was out on bail since September for his alleged role in the rape and murder of a child in Chennai in February.

Suspect in mother’s murder too: Chennai rape and murder accused arrested in Mumbai
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Daswant (23), a mechanical engineer, was held near a Mumbai race course club on Wednesday.

Out of poll fray, actor Vishal tweets to PM Narendra Modi: Totally unfair
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The bypoll to RK Nagar constituency, on December 21, is necessitated by Jayalalithaa’s death.

Tamil actor Vishal to contest RK Nagar bypoll
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Vishal, who heads the powerful Tamil actors’ union Nadigar Sangam, will face E Madhusudhanan of the ruling faction of AIADMK, rebel AIADMK candidate T T V Dinakaran and DMK’s M Maruthuganesh, among others in the fray.

Hadiya complains, gets to speak with her husband Shefin Jahan
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Hours after Hadiya said she wanted freedom to meet her husband and she was “still not free”, the principal of the Sivaraj Homeopathic Medical College said she had spoken to her husband over phone.

Hadiya back in Salem college hostel, principal says she is still Akhila for us
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

All batchmates of Hadiya, who joined the BHMS course in 2010, including her two Muslim friends who inspired her to convert, completed their courses in 2016.

I have won battle to get back wife, says Shefin Jahan; College says Hadiya is welcome
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Hadiya's husband said he wanted to meet his wife at the earliest. He said he saw her in the court room on Monday after several months, but “I could not even smile at her as the courtroom was crowded”.

RK Nagar bypoll: Tussle over candidate could cloud AIADMK’s prospects
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

A celebration organised by the AIADMK’s ruling faction in Madurai on Saturday — to celebrate the party symbol victory — was attended by Palaniswami but not Panneerselvam and his close aides.

Tamil Nadu school girls suicide: ‘We were shivering and crying as teachers shouted at us, called us names’
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

The 11 girls were allegedly threatened with dismissal from school unless they brought their parents along the next day. On Friday, four of them killed themselves by jumping into a well in the village, about a kilometre away from the school.

RK Nagar bypoll on December 21: TTV Dinakaran says ready to contest, DMK cries foul
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

The RK Nagar bypoll was to be held in April, but it was cancelled on allegations of corruption and charges of bribing voters.

Scolded for poor marks, four schoolgirls commit suicide in Tamil Nadu
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Police said all the four bodies have been recovered from the well.

Over 50 FIRs, 11 teachers suspended for protests against Madras HC judge
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Official sources said the government teachers apologised before the Madras HC on Wednesday.

AIADMK symbol verdict: Why it is a victory for EPS, not OPS, and turbulence ahead for Sasikala
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

AIADMK symbol row: The verdict is a setback to VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran, and will make deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) and his close aides insecure.

Named in actor’s suicide note, TN film financier faces arrest
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Kumar was found hanging in his apartment in Chennai on Tuesday night. Kumar had reportedly taken a loan from Chezhiyan on steep interest rates for his production house, and was struggling to pay back

After I-T searches, differences within ruling AIADMK faction, Sasikala family
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

As the merger of the Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and O Panneerselvam (OPS) factions completed three months, Maitreyan’s Facebook post asked whether “the hearts too are merged?”

Housewife held for trolling Madras High Court judge on Facebook
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Maha Laxmi was arrested and remanded in Vellore Central prison on Tuesday, Vellore SP P Pakalavan said. “She criticised the judge by name and posted the same on social media,” he added.

Gadgets, papers on benami assets seized from Poes Garden, says I-T official
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Without revealing details of the seized documents, a senior Income Tax Department official said a few electronic storage devices, including tablets, desktop computers and at least six pen drives, were among those seized.

Completing six months incarceration, Justice Karnan to publish his controversial orders against SC judges as a book
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Justice Karnan is expected to come out on December 10, when his conviction ends. It was on May 9, the Supreme Court awarded him six months imprisonment.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Tamil Nadu govt opposes Nalini’s six-month parole plea
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Nalini was granted parole for 24 hours in March 2016 to visit her Chennai home following her father’s death.

Judge who handed death to Rajiv Gandhi killers writes to Sonia: Show magnanimity
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Justice Thomas said there were “serious flaws” in the CBI’s investigation in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

BJP using Governor Banwarilal Purohit to interfere in Tamil Nadu: Stalin, Dinakaran
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The Centre is trying to rule the state through the Governor as the AIADMK government here is weak,” Stalin said in a statement.

I-T was doing its job: Sasikala nephew plays down searches
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Vivek Jayaraman disagreed when asked about a political motive behind the I-T searches. His cousin T T V Dinakaran had, however, accused the BJP of using the I-T department against the V K Sasikala family.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit draws fire for meet with district officials
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

T N Hariharan and about a dozen senior officials, inviting criticism from several opposition parties in the state.

DMK leaders dismiss idea of alliance with BJP: Stalin will never agree
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

A top party leader, who is a close aide of DMK working president M K Stalin, said such a move at this stage would be suicidal for the DMK.

Income Tax department claims Rs 1,430 cr seizures in raids on Sasikala kin, other premises
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Sources in I-T Department said hundreds of incriminating documents were seized, besides Rs 7 crore cash and jewellery worth approximately Rs 5 crore.

I-T searches in dozen places linked to AIADMK leader V K Sasikala
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The department searched at least a dozen locations, including AIADMK mouthpiece Jaya TV’s offices, and the office of Namadhu MGR.

I-T crackdown on Sasikala kin’s premises, searched Jaya TV’s present and former offices
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Addressing the media later, Dinakaran accused the Centre of targeting his family. “It is obvious that the Centre has a political motive,” he said, accusing it of trying to end Sasikala’s political career.

Kamal Haasan doesn’t launch party on b’day, says already in politics
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Haasan said his immediate plan is to meet people and travel across Tamil Nadu with a focus on studying and learning from farmers about their problems.